Julie Hoyle - 2010
The book you are about to read is a dramatic and true account of a radical spiritual awakening that came crashing into my life in early 1989. The source of that awakening was an extraordinary Indian Yogi, known as Nityananda. Appearing silently and robed only in a white loin-cloth, he changed my life forever with just one touch. For a young, western, Catholic woman, completely unaware of even being a ‘spiritual seeker,’ this event was so firmly rooted outside the spectrum of my life-experiences, it had the imprint of a miracle, yet it also felt completely natural.
In this narrative I share details of this powerful and unexpected event and my attempts to assimilate a tumultuous expansion of consciousness. Including descriptions of life in the Bahamas, India and the Ukraine, I offer a searingly honest narrative, detailing the challenges of confronting the dark aspects of the psyche as well as the light.
From the richness of that journey, I also offer time-honored yet accessible self-inquiry methods, which can be utilized by anyone who seeks to transform fear and move into more abundant and expansive states of awareness, even while actively engaged in the demands of a busy working life.