Wake Up: Spiritual Enlightenment Uncloaked is an amazingly inspirational book. I read it and then re-read it, and now find myself dipping into it regularly. The book talks directly to you, presenting what are often complicated spiritual concepts in a simple, clear way.
What sets this book apart is the energy that runs through it. It’s unusual because it isn’t the author’s voice speaking to you. Helen Jane Rose wrote the book through a form of automatic writing, and you actually experience the channelled energy as you read the words. It’s a powerful read with a strong message, urging us to remember who we really are, to trust our intuition, break free from control and have faith to courageously pursue our purpose for being here.
The quotations used throughout the book add to the central themes and act as powerful reminders. It’s a comforting and inspiring read that will appeal to new seekers and also those who are familiar with spiritual thought.
Here Helen Jane Rose answers Ernesta’s questions:
Ernesta: Wake Up: Spiritual Enlightenment Uncloaked is a very unusual book, how did you come to write it?
Helen: In my early 30’s, I had a bit of a breakdown. I was living a life that on the outside looked pretty perfect (having moved from the UK to the live in the Caribbean) but I was really unhappy in myself and my life. A friend at the time suggested I go to see a counselor, which I did. The counselor suggested that I try inner child healing, which I’d never heard of before. After our first session I followed his instructions, asking a question with my right hand and answering with my left. What happened next was life changing for me. My pen started moving so quickly without me knowing what I was writing. Although it was messy I could just about read what I had written. When I read it back I was in shock. It definitely wasn’t from my hurt inner child. It was deep profound wisdom about the spiritual path, awakening to my true self and so much about the world that I’d never ever thought about before.
Ernesta: Did you keep writing after that?
Helen: Yes I did, every day and kept it a secret. I started to receive guidance as to how to get out of the situation I was in. It was practical and profound all at the same time and totally mad because I never ever knew what I was going to write and always read it back in amazement!
Ernesta: Did you come up with the idea for the book?
Helen: No I didn’t. I hadn’t even thought about writing a book. It happened without me realizing it to be honest. When I read back what I had written one day I realized that the writing style had changed and the information wasn’t for me personally but for other people, and that’s when a book started to be formed. I had no idea when it would finish and didn’t understand hardly any of it when I read it back. It was way beyond my beliefs and perception at the time.
Ernesta: How long did it take for the book to be written?
Helen: I would try and write at the same time each day but then it became sporadic. Often quite late at night I’d feel the urge to sit and write when the house was quiet. I still find it incredible and so peaceful that beyond my little mind a book was brought into form that I consciously couldn’t have planned, because I didn’t understand it! I think it was written over about 6 months. But it took me years before I could honestly say that I understood what was written. In fact I was told, through writing, that I wouldn’t be ready to get the book out until I had understood and experienced its teachings! It’s taken me a long time to get there, that I can tell you.
Ernesta: It’s so unusual for an author to write a book that they then learn from themselves. What’s been the best piece of advice from the book for you personally?
Helen: Wake Up helped me to realize the control I had subjected myself to in my personal life and also from the world at large – it’s been a big issue for me throughout my life but I honestly only realized the extent of it after reading the book. It woke me up to first realizing this truth and then to take action to stop it. To have finally broken the chains and healed those wounded parts of me feels like a miracle!
Ernesta: What advice would you give to someone who’s interested in trying this type of writing for themselves?
Helen: First of all, make it a priority and start to do it every day. You won’t think you’re doing it right at first but with practice and with clear intention you will be. You must make time each day if you want to succeed and reap the benefits. We tend to spend too much time doing things that we don’t really want to do but feel we should, at the expense of putting time into what we really want to do – that make us genuinely happy. I can remember feeling guilty about the amount of time I was spending writing but it’s what I loved to do so it was crazy that I was having that inner battle for so long.
Get a pen or pencil and a pad. Ideally buy a special pad just for your writing. You’ll be amazed when you read back and see how you get better and better. Make sure you find somewhere quiet where you won’t be disturbed and switch your phone off. It’s really important that it’s totally quiet without any distractions. Set your intention to first connect with your soul and intentionally forget about everything else in your mind – worries, what to do’s. Intend to literally get out of your mind.
Ask your soul a question with your right hand and then swap the pen into your left hand. You may not be able to clearly read what you are writing but it will help to open your channel to higher wisdom and guidance. It’s so important to write the first thing that comes to you. Don’t wait – just write the first thing and don’t judge it. It will feel like you’re making it up – but when you read it back you’ll realize you weren’t.
Helen Jane Rose is the also the author of To Fear, With Love. To read her blog or find out about her one-to-one sessions, please visit www.soulconsiousbeing.com.
For more writings by Ernesta Marku visit discoveredmindpower.com.
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries, Chakra Secrets, Balance Your Chakras-Balance Your Life and The Chakra Energy Diet