Q: Suzan, have you found that your academic studies have helped or hindered your spiritual journey?
I have found that my psychological understanding of others and myself has greatly assisted me in grounding my spirituality in my everyday world.
Q: How is that?
I had been on my spiritual path for about ten years when I found I could go no further. I had seemed to “top out”. It was as if I could not raise the ceiling any more without working on the foundation. My guidance then led me to begin my studies in psychology, which included many years of psychotherapy. It was through my personal therapy that I was able to release some of my childhood pain so that my emotions could come into balance. I learned to honor my inner child and started the long process of learning to love myself. Also, I realized that I had to integrate my spiritual experiences into my physical life or I would get “spiritual indigestion.”
Q: How did you first begin this integration process?
My educational experience and my counseling calmed the storms of emotion so that Reason could communicate with Spirit. When my life was in emotional turmoil, which was far too often, I could still communicate with the higher worlds, but I could not ground the messages in my everyday life. When I was in pain, I wanted to run away to a better place, and my inner worlds became a place to run to and hide. Once I learned to live with my personal history and to manage my life, I had more peace and I did not need to run away. Instead, I could bring my higher guidance into my physical world to lead me in my everyday challenges. Gradually, I was led from fear and confusion to love and peace.
Q: Do you feel now that you always live in love and peace?
Oh no, but now I have the skills to recover when I slip into fear and confusion. However, I think that it is important to stress that all of us who have volunteered to become Lightworkers will have many initiations. These initiations are necessary to clear any fear from our aura so that we can center our consciousness on love. It is through clearing our own aura and the aura of the earth that we can assist in clearing the planet.
Q: It doesn’t sound like these initiations are much fun.
No, they are definitely not fun. However, we have volunteered to enter into the long processes of remembering our true heritage. What we need to accomplish in the next few years could not be done with the knowledge of just one lifetime. Therefore, we must release our life-long belief in pain and limitation so that we can access our other third and fourth dimensional realities. Once we heal “enough” of our present reality so that our higher vision is restored, our other realities clamor to the surface of our consciousness to be healed, as well. Then we can recover the wisdom that lies hidden within the pain.
Q: You say that we have volunteered? I don’t think many people can remember doing that.
Yes, most people don’t remember, especially at first, because we volunteered before we took on our current life. However, as we begin to awaken to our true Multidimensional SELF, we begin to remember life “in between” death and birth, other third dimensional lives, and lives upon the higher dimensions.
Q: It seems that you have been avoiding the term “past life”. Is that correct?
Yes, I have avoided that term because all of our “past lives” are actually occurring at the same moment in different time-space quadrants. We can gain awareness of these lives by entering into fourth or fifth dimensional consciousness. From fourth dimensional consciousness, we can actually relive these lives and experience the fears and loves of them. From fifth dimensional consciousness, we have more objectivity and we can intercede to act as a “higher self” to these realities.
Q: Can you tell us more about fourth and fifth dimensional consciousness?
The fourth dimension is the plane of reality one octave above the third dimensional, physical world. The fourth dimension, called the Astral Plane by many, is the realm of dreams, imagination, psychic ability, intuition, and creativity. The gateway to the fourth dimension is opened through our unconscious minds. Shaman, medicine men and women, true spiritual leaders, and artists have been accessing the powers of the fourth dimension and using them in the third dimension since the beginning of history. The fifth dimension is one octave above the fourth. It is a dimension beyond polarity, separation, limitation and time or space. The fifth dimension is a spiritual plane and our bodies there are made of Light. Some have called it the Soul Plane. It is the conscious awareness of these higher dimensions from our third dimensional reality that defines fourth and fifth dimensional consciousness.
Q: Is that what you mean by integrating the higher dimensions?
Yes, once we can be consciously aware of the higher dimensions while in our mundane, third dimensional, conscious state, we can begin to bring that awareness into our everyday life. However, first we must do our homework. The higher dimensions are only open to us if we are willing to put aside our “time” in pursuit of their gifts. Exploration of the fourth dimension is not always an enjoyable experience, because the fourth dimension holds the sum total of all of our emotions and thoughts from all of our third and fourth dimensional experiences. Much as the murky water in a pond stays at the bottom and the clear, fresh water floats on the top; our unpleasant and painful memories lie on the floor of the fourth dimension—just beyond our third dimensional awareness. In order to cross the threshold into the higher worlds, and we must be willing to face our history and clear a path through our accumulated pain and confusion. Then we can gain conscious access to our multidimensional heritage.
Q: You said that many have achieved fourth dimensional consciousness?
Yes, however I’m not sure that “achieved” is the correct word. It is my belief that rather than achieve a higher consciousness we actually remember it. This higher consciousness already exists, but we have been cut off from it by the forgetfulness that overtakes us when we enter the third dimension. The leaders who realized their fourth dimensional consciousness in the past underwent initiations of purification and awareness so that their powers and knowledge would not be misused. Unfortunately, many have accessed this power without undergoing initiations and have tapped into the dark side of themselves and others with disastrous consequences.
Q: Is your book, Becoming ONE, People and Planet a form of initiation to assist the reader in clearing his or her passage into higher awareness?
Yes. This book offers an in-depth exploration of personal and planetary awareness along with meditations and exercises to expand our consciousness, activate our latent potentials and become ONE with our own Multidimensional SELF, others and our planet. Becoming ONE also chronicles my own process of awakening. It is the sum/total of what I have learned on my journey, plus the added research and contemplation that was needed to tie the book together.
When I began writing this book, I thought that I would quickly and easily summarize what I had written on my website. However, the same flow of the ONE that initiated the idea of writing the book had a much greater purpose, and writing the book turned out to be another initiation for awakening, which is usually what happens when we answer our inner calling. Our expanded Soul/SELF calls us to answer its request, and in doing so, we must face whatever barrier we have placed in our life that has blocked us thus far. Hence, when we look into the face of our Soul, we see all that has stood in our way of BEING our Soul. By confronting our inner darkness we can forgive it, move through it and step into a greater, higher-frequency of light. This process of increasing our vibration is infinite. Thus, it has no end to our light, as well as no end to the darkness that we can clear for ourselves and for our planet.
Q: What is your ultimate wish for this book?
My ultimate wish for the book is that it helps readers come into a conscious communication with their Multidimensional SELF and integrate it into their physical body and daily life. Once each of us has integrated our Soul/SELF into our daily life, we can contribute to a growing collective consciousness that is creating a new reality. I believe that each of us holds a personal puzzle piece, our Personal Divine Ideal, which we will combine with the planetary puzzle, Planetary Divine Ideal, to create our New Earth.
Our Divine Ideal is the "ideal" person we chose to express, as well as the purpose we chose to fulfill, before we entered this incarnation. In other words, our Divine Ideal is our reason for incarnation. We all knew before entering this life experience that we were entering a special time, an era of great planetary transformation. From our pre-birth perspective in the ONE, we could understand exactly how we could best contribute to this transformation. Of course, too soon after our incarnation, we forgot our great SELF from when we made this choice. Therefore, we need to convert our self back into our SELF before we can completely fulfill our Ideal.
Becoming ONE describes through research, prose, poetry, storytelling and meditations how we can improve our life by connecting with our Multidimensional Soul/SELF and integrate it into our mundane consciousness and third dimensional self. Furthermore, through integrating our Soul/SELF into our personal and planetary body, we expand our consciousness from Individual Consciousness to Collective Consciousness to Planetary Consciousness to Solar Consciousness to Galactic Consciousness and eventually into Cosmic Consciousness. Through our process of awakening our consciousness becomes too expansive to be limited by our earth vessel, or even our Galaxy. As we return to our true SELF, we come back to being the great inter-dimensional traveler that we have ALWAYS been.
Q: Who do you see using this book, and how do you see them using it?
I believe each reader will find what they are seeking in this book—whether that is scientific facts, a deeper connection with their Soul/SELF and/or intimacy and unity with Gaia's Earth and all her inhabitants.
Q: Was there a significant moment or time that motivated you to embark on your spiritual journey?
Yes. I was born in 1946, the first of the Baby Boomers I was raised with the indoctrination of the Fifties and obediently found a “good man to take care of me,” bought a home with a picket fence, and had my two children. I was a “good woman”. Then one day, I was 28. I had it all, or did I? I was a wife and I was a mother, but I wasn’t ME. By 1974 a “good woman” had a career. Well, I wasn’t sure if I was “good” or not, but I knew that I was miserable—very miserable. All of the secrets from my childhood were locked away along with my innocence and ability to feel joy.
My emotions were a hurricane of repressed fear, sadness, and anger. My thoughts were confused and obsessive. My relationship with my husband of that time was awful, and my relationship with myself was non-existent. I had to find ME or I could not go on! Then, I met Mrs. Reed. Mrs. Reed was 84 years old and lived in a fairy filled home in the hills above my house. She held my hand while I took my first “conscious” step onto my spiritual path. I remembered then that as a child I was connected to the higher worlds. However, that connection was severed when I became a teenager and believed that being like other people was much more important than being like my Self.
Q: How has your spiritual process helped you in your work as a psychotherapist and in relationships with your family, husband, children, and friends? Do you use this with your clients?
This “process” is the core of who I am. If I do not take time to connect with my spiritual self, I lose ME. If I lose me, all of my relationships break down, both personal and professional.
Q: Can you expand on the concept of blending the psychological and spiritual aspects of life?
To me, blending of the psychological and spiritual means to “walk your talk.” This blending demands a conscious commitment to creating a reality that is true to the person I want to be. This calls for me to first know who I am now (psychological), and second, to be in connection with the Multidimensional SELF (spiritual) with whom I am becoming ONE. In order to blend the psychological and the spiritual, I believe that we must take complete responsibility for the life that we are living and surrender to our Soul/SELF to understand the lessons that life offers us. Responsibility does not mean blame. When we blame ourselves for what went wrong, we only create guilt and shame. However, if we take responsibility for what is happening in our life, we can embrace the power to guide us to a resolution. I feel that sometimes our Soul places us in a difficult situation as an “initiation” to force us to connect with our multidimensional consciousness.
Q: What do you think is unique about this book?
I believe this book is unique because it pulls together many different disciplines, as well as forms of expression. In Becoming ONE, People and Planet I discuss ecology, psychology, science, metaphysics and spirituality. This information is expressed in a manor that is meant to activate and combine the reader's brain into "whole brain thinking." Whole brain thinking is activated when we simultaneously process, logical sequential left-brain information and holistic, creative right-brain information. To achieve this end, this book encompasses the various styles of expression such as scientific and ecological research with art, poetry, meditation and storytelling. I have read many books and have never experienced this combination of presentation of information. Further, I offer audio CD meditations to accompany many of the written mediations in the book. These meditations are available for sale, or for free on my website at www.multidimensions.com or at www.myspace.com/multidimensions.
Q:Are there any other books that you have written?
The first book I ever wrote was Thirty Veils of Illusion. This book is a novel, as well as a meditation book in which the main character is having a dream wherein a different veil of illusion is removed every night for thirty nights. The main character is “conscious” in her fourth dimensional sleep state but cannot remember her “unconscious” third dimensional world. This book also arose from a personal mediation process. While I was studying with Mrs. Reed, the Ascended Masters with whom we were studying offered a special inner temple to aid humanity in freeing itself from the illusions of everyday life. I felt a call within myself to experience this privilege. Each night for thirty consecutive nights, I asked to be taken to this inner temple to have one more veil removed. The following morning I sat down with pen and paper and asked to be assisted in remembering the previous evening’s experience. Fifteen years later, with much editing and novelizing, the mediation became a book.
I have also written a spiritual novel called Visions from Venus, An Interdimensional Love Story, which is the story of one Soul's decent into the third dimension and the consequent separation from her Divine Complement. The story begins during the time of the fall of Atlantis, a time much like today, and continues as Shature, the main character, travels the dimensions in search of her Complement. Following Visions from Venus, I published Reconstructing Reality, which is book two of Visions from Venus. In Reconstructing Realty, Shature continues her quest for completion from the perspective of the fourth dimension. As she visits her many alternate realities on Earth, she moves through many life initiations to clear her darkness, heal her pain and connect with her Divine Complement. I have had a clear recollection of my alternate realities for my entire life. Through writing these two books I was able to clear much of the darkness and pain in this life by clearing my "past lives."
I have written poetry since I was a child, and many of my more recent poems are combined in Seven Steps to Soul, A Poetic Journey of Spiritual Awakening which is actually seven books put into one format. Each book addresses a specific “initiation” allowing us to clear our psyches enough to create an avenue of conscious communication with our Soul. My poems were pulled together in this fashion during the long death process of my mother, perhaps as an expression of my process of moving through the phases of life from childhood (a life begins and soon forgets), emotions (healing the pain), thoughts (learning to think from within), relationships (learning to love ourselves, others and the planet), creativity (becoming a vessel of light), imagination (the joining of world) and freedom (living in surrender). Seven Steps is written to facilitate the process of morning meditations and journaling, which was the process through which it was written.
I have also written two illustrated short stories. A Child's Adventure in Faerie was the first short story I channeled. This story expresses the plight of a small child who runs away to Faerie to find the love and communication missing in her home. What Did You Learn?, another illustrated short story, brings to light the secrets of creation in a symbolic and imagistic format.
Q: Are you working on a new book now?
I have two or three books that are in various stages of development. For example, I have a part three to the Visions from Venus series called Return to SELF, a part two for Becoming ONE called Possible Realities and a book about expanded perceptions and communication called The Silent Language.