About the “It’s About You!” Trilogy
It’s About You! is a trilogy of books subtitled:
- Know Your Self,
- Free Your Self, and
- Live Your Purpose.
The primary aim of the trilogy is to awaken the reader to their own unique path of intent. That is, to make the reader consciously aware of the subconscious “spiritual” impulses that steer one’s experiences in life. Such awareness brings clarity on the purpose of one’s current lifetime and why one’s Essence self presents us with certain challenges along the way. Our Essence self has a number of learning goals (hopefully not too many) for this lifetime, all of which contribute to the overall growth, expansion and evolution of our personal being.
This broader knowledge on the nature of our “Self” equips us with the means to consciously manage those key areas within our lives—health, relationships, occupation and abundance—and begin living a more joyful existence.
Book I: It’s About You! Know Your Self
This first book in the trilogy integrates some of the most profound teachings from science, metaphysics, psychology, philosophy and spirituality into an experiential workbook.
Know Your Self presents a radical restructuring of what we regard to be our “Self.”
According to Transpersonal Psychology’s most highly regarded metaphysical source (the Seth Material, channeled by Jane Roberts), the total You of who you are is a highly complex, many layered, multifaceted, multidimensional construct. Know Your Self attempts to simplify and clarify this complex structure for the reader.
Essentially, we need to realize that there are two fundamental overlapping dimensions in which our Self exists and operates – a nonphysical, ‘spiritual’ plane and the physical plane of our shared reality.
The nonphysical plane is where the aspects of our “spiritual self” (Essence and “inner self” – soul if you prefer) reside and it is our spiritual self that attempts to guide and orchestrate our actions while we are focused in the physical world.
In the physical plane, we have a physical self (an “ego-self,” personality, and “conscious-mind” – dedicated to maintaining our existence in physicality) that has first say in directing our actions. It is our ego-self that tends to “interfere” with our wiser inner self’s orchestrations. Know Your Self explores these psychological elements and the interfering factors (thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and emotions) that our ego-self can struggle with.
*Why do I need to know about my Self?
Primarily, because you are in the physical plane for a reason. You would not be here otherwise!
Your life has a purpose. Know Your Self explains what is meant by this and begins the process of discovering what that purpose is.
Why do I need to know my purpose in life?
Staying on your path of intent and purpose will bring you the greatest value fulfillment and joy from life.
How do I stay on my path of intent and purpose?
Your inner self (or soul) is your constant companion on this path to contentment and self-realization. Know Your Self describes the “inner senses” used by your inner self to fashion and draw to you experiences that conform to your intent and purpose.
Your inner self also uses an array of feelings and emotions to keep your physical self aware of when you are on or off your path of intent. Understanding the messages behind your feelings and emotions is key to staying on your path. ( See below.)
Know Your Self investigates the “rules” (The Natural Principles) to which your inner self adheres as it attempts to show your physical self the way forward for you.
Know Your Self, and the books that follow, affords you the opportunity to sort out your life – or at least an area of concern or two within it, like attracting abundance or developing intimate relationships.
Know Your Self presents the universal ground rules, the Natural Principles (for conscious creation), that we all need to follow as we go about sorting out our lives without harming those of others. ( See below.)
Why should I bother?
You don’t have to bother. You have the free will to do whatever you like.
The problem is that we are used to following what our ego-selves “want” from life. And if you are experiencing challenges with health, relationships, occupation or abundance, then what your ego-self thinks you should want is not actually in alignment with what your inner self knows to be of greater benefit to you. Your inner self knows what is “desirable” for you, which may not be something your ego-self wants.
Challenges in one or more areas are a reminder to you from your inner self that you need to do something about your ego-self’s beliefs. Your inner self knows far more about your preferences in life than your ego-self will ever know.
Why does my inner self want me to sort myself out?
Because, by sorting your physical self out, you set off a chain of beneficial reactions that go beyond just your Self.
Your actions in the “now” of your current physical life will echo through the entirety of your Self, affecting the equilibrium of your Essence self and all the other lifetimes it contains.
Your “tonal frequency” (the vibrational core of your being) will change and reverberate through to other Essences in the non-physical plane of existence, and this will have an impact upon the very expansion and learning of God/All That Is/Consciousness Itself.
A separate booklet that explores the messages contained within our feelings and emotions, entitled Feelings Explained: Emotions Tamed, is now available on Amazon. Click here to PURCHASE.
A separate booklet that explores the Natural Principles and their importance to humanity’s future way of being, entitled How to be in Divine Love: 10½ Principles That Will Make You A Happy, Purposeful Person, is available now on Amazon. Click here to PURCHASE.
Book II: Free Your Self
The second book in the trilogy, focuses on practical methods and techniques we can use to address and heal our physical selves.
Physical challenges arise because our ego-self relentlessly pursues what it is given to think we want from life – invariably the current ideas, notions, and beliefs supplied by the society we live in.
If you are experiencing challenges with health, relationships, occupation or abundance, then what your ego-self thinks you should want is not actually in alignment with what your inner self knows to be of greater benefit to you. Your inner self always knows what is actually of most benefit to you in the moment – even if that is for you to experience an undesirable challenge!
Negative issues and challenges are always a reminder to your ego-self from your inner self that you need to do something about your current set of beliefs.
Regularly examining and adjusting our beliefs, particularly those that hold enough energy to be our “truths,” is at the center of any sustained improvement to our fulfillment in life.
Free Your Self presents a wide variety of therapeutic approaches from Eastern traditions and Western know-how designed to address the psychological aspects of our physical selves, the emotional “layer” of our selves, the subtle energy flow systems of our selves, and the physical chemistry of our selves.
Sorting your Self out can only be done on a holistic level for the greatest beneficial effect. As we are all unique individuals, some methods work well for some, not so well for others. We each need to investigate what works for our selves, and Free Your Self encourages you do this with an open mind.
Your inner self knows that simply attempting to balance the chemistry of your body through pharmaceuticals will rarely sort you out permanently – particularly if the ailment is psychological in nature. Thankfully, there are now a flourishing number of alternative and complementary approaches available. Free Your Self will provide you with some ideas and practices for you to investigate.
Practices range from the various “energy balancing” techniques of Eastern traditions, through a field of therapy that brings the East and West together (Energy Psychology), to the latest understandings in psychology and psychotherapy.
Free Your Self continues to explore the breadth of your Self. It investigates the use of dreams in this exploration, and how you can use your “dream-time” to examine the key factors behind challenges you might be facing in the waking world. Meditation and hypnosis are presented as other methods for exploring your Self.
It is possible to view your “Other Lives” (contained within your Essence) through guided meditation (commonly referred to as Past Life Regression) for example.
Free Your Self presents a radically new model of “perception” – the key “psychological collective” that dictates what you will manifest as an experience in the physical plane.
It will delve into the subject of death – or as I prefer to call it “transition” – the process by which we leave our dalliance with the physical plane and return our personality to the non-physical planes of existence.
We take a look at the difference between “wants” and “desires” and how you can sort these out in the confusion of creating that which most benefits you in this lifetime.
And we examine a little-known aspect of your psychological make-up, referred to by only a few metaphysical guides, as your “orientation.” This is a “way in which you view the world” – a consistent way by which you go about creating the reality of your experiences.
It is a fascinating addition to your overall perception of the physical realm, and once understood will contribute greatly to the way in which you manage your relationships with others.
Some tasters then of what’s in store for Book II in the trilogy.
Free Your Self is in writing, with publication intended for 2023.
Book III: Live Your Purpose
The final book in the trilogy will continue with the process of applying what you are learning about your Self to the conscious creation of your reality.
It’s a book that looks into the possibilities for you as an individual and for humanity as a whole. We will investigate where our collective “shift in consciousness” is taking us, and how best an individual can influence this evolutionary episode in the human story.
How long will it all take to be living in a more compassionate, cooperative, and peaceful world?
Live Your Purpose will attempt to answer this question by investigating “natural time,” the “spacious present,” and the concept of multiple probable realities running in parallel to the consensus reality!
In contrast to the apocalyptic thoughts and beliefs many currently entertain when viewing the state of our world at the moment – and yes, it does need sorting out! – I will present an optimistic and exciting train of thought for the future of our species as we transition to a more expansive level of consciousness – a new way of being.
The way in which we “be” in the future, is the responsibility of each individual examining and attending to the way they are personally being.
As the metaphysical character Seth poignantly reminds us:
This material should not make you feel unimportant or insignificant. The framework is so woven that each particle is dependent upon every other. The strength of one adds strength to all. The weakness of one weakens the whole. The energy of one recreates the whole. The striving of one increases the potentiality of everything that is, and this places great responsibility upon every consciousness.
… Rising to challenges is a basis for existence in every aspect of existence. It is the developer of all abilities and at the risk of being trite, it is the responsibility of even the most minute particle of consciousness to use its own abilities, and all of its abilities to the utmost. Upon the degree to which this is done rests the power and coherence of everything that is.
(Seth, channeled by Jane Roberts, from Roberts J. The Early Sessions: Book 1 of The Seth Material. Manhasset, NY: New Awareness Network Inc.: 1997 pp. 229/230.)
In praise of It’s About You!
In this critical time for humanity, where our physical world is in deep trouble, each of us needs to know who we really are from a non-physical perspective to understand how we are all co-creating our future.
Chris Johnson is a true scholar of our consciousness in all its aspects of knowing, being and action. The wealth of information he brings together from a remarkable number of sources and perspectives, along with its superb organization, makes this volume an unsurpassed resource for understanding yourself and others as we play out this and many more lives as co-creators in a conscious cosmos.
(Elisabet Sahtouris, PhD – evolution biologist and futurist, author of EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution.)
As the late American mythologist and scholar Joseph Campbell might say, we’re all on a “Hero’s Journey” with a two-fold goal to achieve.
Firstly, to sort out our individual lives in order to experience greater joy and fulfillment, and secondly, to help others do the same so that our collective reality becomes a shared joyful, fun-filled experience as a consequence.
In gratitude and appreciation of you.
Chris W.E. Johnson