Have You Had a Mystical Experience with Spirit?

Common Sentience is a first-of-its-kind book series that celebrates the mystical experiences we have as spiritual beings. Our series is unique in that every book is anchored by a Featured Author who is a renowned thought leader on the book’s topic. These wisdom teachers are sharing both their personal stories and deep knowledge in chapters throughout the books and they are inviting you to join them!

We’ve all had them . . . those mystical glimpses into the consciousness beyond our five senses. In a sacred moment, a flash of truth or taste of grace moves through us. Our world expands and we begin to see our place in it as “spiritual beings having a spiritual experience.”

Through the myriad ways that Spirit shows up in our lives—through guides, animals, angels, nature, meditation or through our ancestral connections, to name a few—we gain direct insight. Something is revealed, illumined, felt. We go back to our daily lives, yet something essential has changed.

Transcendent experiences like these are becoming so increasingly common that it makes sense to finally claim and honor the next level of consciousness we’re expanding into as our birthright. Sharing our intimate encounters with this greater reality through the power of storytelling, the Common Sentience series has the potential to open hearts, affirm our innate essence, and transform our world.

Share your true, compelling personal story of a direction interaction you have had with Spirit. We are currently accepting submissions for consideration for the books listed below through June 30, 2021. Submit your story today. If it is accepted, there is no cost to be in the book.

Book Topics and Featured Authors

ANCESTORS

Divine Remembrances of Lineage, Relations and Sacred Sites

The full scope of our ancestral legacy extends far beyond blood relations. Our family of origin links us back to motherlands; we “inherit” these territories and all sentient forms of life in these locales. The consciousness of ancestors is interwoven through the web of time and space. In the present, it includes our parents, grandparents and others who have formed who we are.

Do you have a story to tell in which a living or deceased relative passed down great wisdom or traditions in a mystical way? Have you done ancestral work to resolve family patterns which led you to reestablish a spiritual connection with someone in your lineage? Perhaps you’ve visited a foreign land, felt its welcome and remembered who you truly are. Or a significant figure from your ancestry showed in your dreams or energy work to help you heal past, present or future family karma.

These stories are worth retelling so others can be inspired and open to the possibility of Divine remembrances in their own lives.

We invite you to submit your story for possible inclusion in ANCESTORS: Divine Remembrances of Lineage, Relations and Sacred Sites with Mindahi Bastida.

Mindahi Bastida is a caretaker of the philosophy and traditions of the Otomi-Toltec peoples, an Otomi-Toltec Ritual Ceremony Officer, Director of the Original Nations Program of the Fountain, and a UNESCO consultant on sacred sites and biocultural issues.

ANGELS

Personal Encounters with Divine Beings of Light

Mostly everyone knows about angels. We may have been taught about, prayed to or seen images of them, or been soothed by the idea of heavenly protection . . . and THEN there are those stunning moments in which we have direct, intimate encounters with these Divine beings of light. We receive wisdom and support from these servants of God’s love; it lifts and carries us forward in our soul mission without usurping our free will.

Do you have a story to tell in which you were pulled from the brink of calamity, misfortune, or even death by unseen hands? An angel in human form miraculously swooped in to aid you in some way? Or a vision in plain sight or your third eye of an Archangel or other celestial being brought insight on an important matter?

These stories are important to share so others can open to the possibility of their own encounters with beloved Divine beings of light.

We invite you to submit your story for possible inclusion in ANGELS: Personal Encounters with Divine Beings of Light with Tricia McCannon.

Tricia McCannon is an American mystic, Sacred U instructor, and bestselling author of four books, including her latest, The Angelic Origins of the Soul: Discovering Your Divine Purpose.

ANIMALS

Personal Tales of Encounters with Spirit Animals and Totems

Nearly everyone has marveled at animals in nature or developed a deep bond with an animal companion . . . and THEN there are those startling moments in which these sentient beings show up for us as spirit helpers in animal form. They innately share their medicine and it guides, protects or heals us in a profound way.

Do you have a story to tell in which a wolf, dolphin or dragonfly crossed your path or appeared in a dream, and taught you something essential? Or images of a specific spirit animal repeatedly appeared as an ally to guard or guide you in some way? Perhaps you have discovered a certain power animal that has established a relationship with you during a portion of your life and reflects attributes that you possess. Or you’ve asked Great Spirit to reveal a solution to a challenge you’re facing and the perfect spirit animal showed up that surprised and delighted you with their response.

These shamanic encounters reestablish our connection to the animal world and the world of Spirit, affirming that they truly are our brothers and sisters. These personal tales are worth retelling so others can be inspired.

We invite you to submit your story for possible inclusion in ANIMALS: Personal Tales of Encounters with Spirit Animals and Totems with Dr. Steven Farmer.

Dr. Steven Farmer is a bestselling author, licensed psychotherapist and somatic therapist, shamanic healer, ordained minister, Sacred U instructor, and former college professor.

GUIDES

Mystical Connections to Soul Guides and Divine Teachers

Nearly everyone can say that our relationships with family, friends and acquaintances teach us about ourselves . . . and THEN there are those remarkable moments in which Divine beings in human form speak directly to us as soul guides. We interact with these guides and receive their direction, knowing that they are reflecting our truest essence and that their purpose is ultimately for our highest good.

Do you have a story to tell in which a soul guide showed up and infused you with undaunted courage? Repeatedly called your attention to something important? Or allowed you to expand into your higher self by giving you an archetype or ideal in which to aspire?

These types of profound connections mirror our soul’s nature back to us. They are stories worth retelling so others can be inspired and open to the possibility of connection with these Divine teachers in their own lives.

We invite you to submit your story for possible inclusion in GUIDES: Mystical Connections to Soul Guides and Divine Teachers with Marilyn Alauria.

Marilyn Alauria is a well-known psychic medium, founder of Soul Finder Academy and Membership for Your Soul, Sacred U instructor, and host of the popular podcast “Who Can It Be Now?”

MEDITATION

Intimate Experiences with the Divine through Contemplative Practices

On some level, everyone meditates. We’re naturally wired to embrace private mindful or prayerful moments in which we review our lives “out there” in an inward way . . . and THEN there are those indelible meditation moments where a doorway opens into the mystical. We release the mind and drop into union with Source. Pure love bathes our soul. This intimate presence with the God of our understanding moves us into maturity, resolution, peace.

Do you have a story to tell in which your meditation took you to a deeper or more expansive state? What higher knowing did it activate in you? What came forth that awed or inspired you? Was it a vision, voice, or message of insight? How did your awareness expand?

These priceless experiences are moments worth sharing with others who are seeking a connection to the Divine.

We invite you to submit your story for possible inclusion in MEDITATION: Intimate Experiences with the Divine through Contemplative Practices with Sister Dr. Jenna.

Sister Dr. Jenna is an acclaimed, trusted spiritual mentor, Founder and Director of the Brahma Kumaris Meditation Museums, and host of the America Meditating Radio Show.

NATURE

Divine Experiences with Trees, Plants, Stones and Landscapes

Many have experienced the beauty of a sunrise, a peaceful walk in the forest, or the rejuvenating vibe of waves crashing on the beach . . . and THEN there are those unforgettable moments in which nature speaks to us directly through trees, plants, rock, crystals or landscapes. Our being interacts with the beings within nature, and we receive its wisdom—truly a Divine experience.

Do you have a story to tell in which the trees instructed you to “uproot or stay firmly planted”, the clouds imparted a clear answer to a dilemma, or a rock formation revealed to you your life mission?

These types of profound experiences connect us back to our own essential nature. They are stories worth retelling so others can be inspired and open to the possibility of Divine experiences in their own lives.

We invite you to submit your story for possible inclusion in NATURE: Divine Experiences with Trees, Plants, Stones and Landscapes with Ana Maria Vasquez.

Ana Maria Vasquez is a well-known Multi-Sensory Animal and Nature Intuitive, founder of Intention Training, master teacher, and Sacred U instructor.

Be a Part of the Common Sentience Book Series

What makes the Common Sentience book series unique and even sacred is the greater community being created around it. We’re excited for you to be a part of it.

  • Every book is anchored by a Featured Author who is a renowned thought leader on the book’s topic.
  • Each of these wisdom teachers is sharing both their personal stories and deep knowledge in chapters throughout the book.
  • Their informed take on the topics elevates the conversation and sparks us to reimagine how phenomena like channeling, miracles or ascended masters are perceived and understood.
  • Each Featured Author invites you to submit your story and join the conversation. In this way, we are all sharing our stories together, thereby reinforcing a sense of trust and camaraderie around our mystical experiences.
  • The circle widens even more as our contributing writers—those whose stories are selected for inclusion in the books—share these collections of stories with their friends, families, networks and communities.
  • Pairing our contributing writers with wisdom teachers elevates the profile of everyone involved and offers limitless opportunities to promote the books, as well.
  • We see this project prototype as a quadruple win: For the reading public, for our contributing writers, for our wisdom teachers, and for the conscious evolution of humanity.

Are you feeling the call to write your direct encounter(s) with Spirit, share it with others and join the global conversation with renowned thought leaders in the field of consciousness and spirituality?

Questions please email stories@sacredstories.com