you read this book, I would like to share with you some of the events in my
life that led up to the writing of the ‘The Spiritual Matrix’. I believe
these events reveal the spiritual guiding force in my life that is within all
our lives, and can, when we acknowledge it, fill us with such wonder and awe
and provides us with our day to day strength and joy.
Prior to writing this book, I had been on a spiritual quest for years
without ever really knowing it. As a boy I wondered, like everyone else, about
what happens when we die, and because this question was largely un-answered, I
have been yearning for answers to my spiritual question ever since. And even
though by my twenties I had read a number of spiritual books for some reason I
still had not found the answers I was looking for.
this time I should have been happy, as I owned a house, had a loving wife and
family and had embarked on a career in civil engineering. But for some reason
I wasn’t happy and I often complained about my job, complained to my friends
about my wife being overweight and I tended to see the negative in a
lot of things and only seemed to desire the things I didn’t have. I felt
like something was missing or lacking. Ironically, my wife obviously felt the
same way, because one day she decided to leave me. This event was a turning
point in my life and a blessing in disguise, as it gave me the impetus that I
needed to find myself, although I didn’t feel that way about it at the time.
after the divorce, the house was sold and I was single again. I was fortunate
enough to meet some amazing people who helped me through these hard times and
made me realise how unhappy I had been. For the first time in years I felt
free and enjoyed life with my new friends. But the new happiness and freedom I
experienced was mixed with occasional sadness and loneliness, as I wasn’t
adapting well to being on my own again.
compensate for this, and the feeling of needing to be loved, I embarked on a
string of relationships that didn’t work out. To make myself happier I
bought a sports bike and a fast car. But within twelve months I had a
near-fatal accident on the bike and was left with thousands of pounds of debt
after losing money when I sold the car. I also took on a job miles away from
my friends, and ended up living pretty much in isolation. Then one day, I had
a flash of inspiration and decided that I would go travelling. I told my boss
I needed time off and within a few weeks I was away.
As part of my travels, I spent four months on a beautiful island in
returning to the
was around this time that I met Joy, a
this time I began meditating. Spending so much time with nature, it just
seemed like the natural thing to do. I meditated with the sunrise and with the
sunset. This was a big step spiritually and I benefited in so many ways from
it. I began to make more sense of my life, to discern the loving guidance
behind all my life events and also to feel grateful for where I was now as a
person. Even in those early days I felt I was being looked after by someone or
something that I sensed was with me when I meditated.
our travels, Joy and I were fortunate enough to meet a very reliable
say that this meeting with the clairvoyant left a lasting impression on me is
an understatement. I wanted to know more about how anyone could have spiritual
insight like that and I felt compelled to continue to focus my attention on
learning everything I could about personal and spiritual development.
continued my daily meditations and also studied more. During this time I was
also fortunate to have a great teacher in my father, who started sharing all
the spiritual knowledge he had accumulated over the years with me. I am so
very grateful for this and will always be in his debt.
this time, I decided to stay in
first words that appeared on the screen were ‘The World is an Illusion’.
Quite quickly, I had written four pages of material as if from nowhere. It
just poured out.
read the pages to a trusted friend and his response was, “That’s good
stuff, mate. You should write a book you know.”
it hit me. I realised that the one thing that had bothered me during my quest
for spiritual knowledge was that there did not seem to be a book that was a
guide to everything spiritual and explained it all in layman’s terms. Maybe
I could write this kind of book myself, if I tried hard enough?
I began questioning my father and other spiritual people about the nature of
existence and the path to enlightenment. I meditated. I read more, and after
some time I started to write down ideas that came to me and I realised that
this hidden knowledge seemed to flow out effortlessly. Before I knew it, I had
written about twenty thousand words.
time passed, my attention moved away from learning purely for myself to the
notion of how wonderful it could be if just one other person found my words
inspirational and life-changing. So I started writing this book, which has
evolved as my own knowledge and understanding has itself evolved. I realise
now that it is a natural progression in life to want to share with others what
you consider to be profound spiritual teachings that have had a powerful
effect on your own life.
me, other than setting down some guidelines for people to follow, the writing
of this book has been my primary way of achieving this. I have to point out
here that I am not qualified spiritually in any way. I am neither priest nor
clairvoyant. I do not consider myself a master; I have no special powers. But
I do know that, looking back through my life I can see that a loving, wise,
powerful force has been guiding me to where I am today. I see how all
opposites are in fact together and part of the one underlying force that
drives the universe.
see God in everything and feel so in awe about the creation we call the
universe. I see how all events, whether we call them good or bad, give us
opportunities to grow towards the light. I hope that the fact that I consider
myself just an ordinary person but feel this awe, respect and love for life,
will be encouraging.
the beauty of it all. You don’t have to be special, you just have to ask for
help and God will answer, because he loves us all.
and foremost, I hope that this book aids your spiritual journey. I also hope
that, by reading this book, you will feel better informed about the real world
we live in and that you will be able to use this knowledge to achieve greater
peace, and understanding about why you are here and what your individual purpose
in life may be. If only one other person benefits from reading it, then I feel
it will have been worthwhile. Consider this book as your personal guide. A guide
to what the world is really all about, and in particular, a guide to your
spiritual development through the practical application of knowledge.
spiritually aware is a slow process, and this book is intended to be one small
step on the many rungs of the ladder, as I don’t profess to have captured all
of life’s answers within these pages. However, this book is intended to be
thought provoking and take you through the many steps which I feel are important
to tread on the path towards spiritual enlightenment. These steps include
understanding, awareness, and self-mastery, generating love for all beings,
meditation and healing, to name a few.
believe that, once your curiosity is awakened regarding the spiritual path, the
only thing that will stand in your way is you. It is true that the spiritual
path can be very challenging with all sorts of obstacles to overcome, including
conquering ourselves, our fears and desires. But it is important to remember the
journey is one to be loved, and the reward for the soul recognised as
unparalleled. I guarantee that if you keep on trying to follow the path to
enlightenment and live by inner truths, all you truly need and desire will come
to you. One day, you will wake up and see the wonder of who you are and the
wonder in all things. This world and the myriad of life forms and cultures it
embraces will suddenly appear to you in a different light. You will no longer be
fearful but will have a new-found respect and love for all things and feel
blessed to be able to take part in this wonderful play called life.
spiritual path I speak of is one that we all must follow at some point in our
spiritual journey. Whether we choose to do it now or later is our own decision.
But one could say that humanity as a whole is being lovingly guided towards the
process of re-discovering its spiritual side that we have been out of touch with
for centuries. This is evident in the growing interest in spiritual matters of
people all over the world, and also in the progress being made by organisations
and individuals in helping others to realise the love, light and power within
too, by reading this book and wanting to change your life to a more positive,
spiritual one, will contribute towards the progress of all, the unlocking of
your own potential and the manifestation of the spirit within.
I hope you enjoy the book and good luck on your spiritual journey!
I hope you enjoy the book and good luck on your spiritual journey!
story of creation has been written in many different forms and has fascinated
the human mind since we first appeared on the earth. There are many variations
of the story. I’m sure that some may be more accurate than others, although,
essentially they all try to convey the same message, which is that of a
mysterious, loving, wonderful creator, in whom we should be in total awe.
Some would say the truth is that,
even the world’s greatest scientists do not fully understand the subject of
creation and that any talk about it is only conjecture. So why talk about it? I
believe we should talk about it because, even if we cannot fully grasp the full
reality of how creation came about, we can at least try to comprehend the
symbolism behind the many stories about it thus, begin to understand a little
about our place in the universe. Then, knowing our place, we can see how we are
to step forward and evolve.
the story that follows, I have attempted to provide my own interpretation of the
story of creation. My intention is for it to be symbolic to help you to gain a
sense of the deeper, hidden meaning behind the reason for the existence of the
universe and our place in it. For the sake of the narrative, I have used the
word God to represent our creator. Ultimately, our creator is, He
that nothing can be said about, and therefore words to describe God are
pretty meaningless and come down to semantics.
In the beginning, God was like an
amazing energy a thought form with unlimited power in an infinite world of
watery darkness. God had within himself infinite love, power and wisdom. But
since all of God’s existence was purely spiritual, there was a longing within
him to manifest physically in order to understand his own existence and express
his qualities. To satisfy this longing, God brought about an act of creation
which resulted in the universe coming into existence. This act was one of
supreme sacrifice, since it involved a division of God’s love, wisdom and
consciousness. Instead of him, being in his present state of one, cohesive,
infinite being as a whole, he would become many separate parts.
Essentially, the parts would be less
conscious, less powerful and less all-knowing. God knew that, the separate parts
would need to be in darkness for a time if they were to eventually see the light
within themselves. But in his wisdom and understanding, God knew that these
individual units would rise in consciousness and came back to him, richer for
the raw experience of life. Together they would become one conscious being
again, the sum of his parts being greater than before.
So, in an act of pure love and supreme
sacrifice, God decided to create. First, he focused his thoughts on the infinite
watery darkness of his being. He imagined withdrawing all his energy from one
part to create a vacuum. Then he spoke. And it was done.
From within this vacuum he said, “Let
there be darkness,” and there was darkness.
Then he said, “Let there be a light
aside from the darkness,” and so there was a light filled with his love.
Finally, God said, “Let there be
matter,” and so in an amazing blast of thought energy, he issued forth a large
part of his very being and created the universe as we know it, with time, space
and all the various planes of existence.
was a part of, and conscious of, everything he made. He was the father and
mother, the giver and receiver, the body, mind and spirit of all creation. He
was everywhere and everything, the manifest and un-manifest, the changing and
the changeless. In one of God’s most divine acts, he made the souls of
humanity in his own image with the potential power of thought, love and wisdom
and the ability to be one with all things. Within each soul was born, a desire
to perfect the union of spirit with matter and through love enable God to
manifest himself in them.
So the souls incarnated to earth and in
doing so blended harmoniously with all of God’s creatures. They breathed the
air, swam in the sea, felt the warmth of the sun’s rays and experienced life
first-hand. But, so immersed in their physical bodies, were some of these early
souls, they limited their consciousness and began to forget their heritage.
These souls became absorbed in thoughts, emotions and actions and some could no
longer remember their connection to God
Through their actions, they also began
to accumulate karma and, in accordance with God’s laws, needed to reincarnate
repeatedly to balance the good and bad deeds they had performed. In this sense,
having to reincarnate and feel separate from God, these souls descended into
darkness. But God, with his infinite love, took pity on these souls and in
different periods of time and cultures, lit the fire of divine love, knowledge
and wisdom within some of their hearts and minds.
He created these heavenly beings to
lift the veil of illusion of separated-ness from the eyes of humans. These
beings were to help humans remember the reason for their existence; to perfect
the manifestation and union of spirit in matter. This union did not mean that
the spirit should be absorbed in matter or necessarily transcend it. Rather, it
was to enable the spirit to play its small part in helping God to manifest,
understand and express himself.
The veil of illusion lifted through the
messages from God and his heavenly beings. One by one, the souls of humanity
descended into the depths of their own hells as they tried to break free from
their suffering before ascending to the heights of heaven until they were one
with God once more.
now, we come full circle to the present day, where humanity is at a pivotal
period in its evolution. Each of us has a choice as to whether we attempt to
tread the right path in life and ascend the steps that lead to the light or
whether we wish to continue in darkness. Since God is all things, darkness and
light are but two aspects of him. Be sure though, that for us, one path leads to
an experience of unfolding awareness and love and the other to self-centred,
arrogant, materialistic behaviour. One path may lead to spiritualising the earth
and a union of all its creatures, the other to death and destruction. One may
lead to salvation and one-ness with God, the other to separated-ness. One path
is hard but worthwhile; the other is easy but will only lead to continual
So, we can either acknowledge the
divine love, power and wisdom that we all have within us or we can continue to
live in a world of illusion.
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