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Interview with Jonathan Parker, Author of "The Soul Solution"

by New World Library

Jonathan Parker is the author of The Soul Solution. He is a spiritual counselor with more than 30 years of experience teaching energy healing and enlightenment. The founder of Quantum Quests International, Inc., he is the creator of one of the largest libraries of personal growth audio recordings with over 10 million copies sold worldwide He lives in Oak View, CA. Visit him online at http://www.JonathanParker.org.

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What would you say are three important things about your book?

The Soul Solution emphasizes: (1) The reader's own spiritual journey into healing, personal transformation, and enlightenment. (2) Deep spiritual wisdom and self-guided practices that are designed to bring about inner transformations in order to create more love, fulfillment, and harmony. (3) Spiritual teachings and meditations that help open the spiritual heart to the soul’s deep love. This process bridges the broad gap between searching for spiritual awakening and actually attaining it.

If you could only say one thing to someone about your book, what would it be?

There are basic questions about life that many have wondered about such as who we are, where we came from, and where we might be going. Through the self-guided meditative processes in The Soul Solution readers can discover they are more than their body or their mind, and that their soul is the key to self-discovery and enlightened consciousness.

What do you think the soul is?

What I call the soul some others call the higher self, the true self, the authentic self, or the divine self. Your soul is the non-physical core essence of who you are. It lies beneath most of the personality characteristics people think they are.

Although a lot of people believe they have a soul do you think everyone does?

Of the thousands I have explored the subject with through my sessions with them, I have never met a person who didn't have a soul.

How does a person go about finding their soul?

You start with the intention to discover and connect with it. The soul has a quiet, peaceful presence. When the connection is made some people describe a mild vibration in their body, or a ringing in their ears, or a warm feeling, or a tingling sensation, or simply a deep sense of peace. Like any skill, it just takes practice.

Does your view of the soul differ from the view of religion?

The book doesn't really go into theories or doctrines about the soul. The whole emphasis of this book is to guide the reader to have his or her own spiritual journey into healing, personal transformation, and awakening.

What exactly is the solution the soul offers?

Leonardo da Vinci said, “Do you know that our soul is composed of harmony.” Notebooks (1451-1519). By utilizing a connection with the soul, the soul solution helps the reader identify and clear the underlying spiritual or energetic causes behind what is not working well in a person's life in the areas of health, relationships, finances, and anything negatively affecting happiness and fulfillment.

How Does The Soul Solution Work?

The Soul Solution is a method of connecting with the soul and integrating its qualities and awareness into everyday life. The soul solution makes use of a 3 step process.

Step one is discovering the components that make up the struggle, suffering, problem, or lack.

Step two is to acknowledge the problem is not emanating from your soul and therefore can be released. This is called disidentifying from the issue.

Step three is to integrate the soul's presence and qualities into the issue and your reactions to it. You do this through holding the intention for that to take place in a meditative state, and the book has many self-guided meditations to help with this.

In your book you talk about the mirror universe. What do you mean by that?

This is another way of saying you reap what you sow. This is the nature of how life works. We have reflected back to us what we project through our thoughts, beliefs, and feelings.

You have a lot to say about the ego in your book. What part does the ego play in hindering people from tapping into their potential and living a life of their dreams?

The ego, as the word is used in a spiritual context, refers to an aspect of a person that operates primarily through the mind and fives senses and separately from the soul. The ego is a survival mechanism mostly driven by insecurities and fear which give rise to a plethora of mental and emotional issues. The ego is what causes a people to feel anger, guilt, fear, depression, futility, abandonment, and everything else negative, as well as to feel like they are stuck with less than they hoped their life would be.

How does the ego create so many problems?

The ego creates personality traits and identities by drawing conclusions and forming beliefs based on the past. These identities are so strong that people believe the identities are who they are and cause a person to be afraid, anxious, angry, moody, needing more power or control, feeling stuck, wanting more, being opinionated, rude, critical, doubting, hating life, and much more. When a person integrates the soul, the ego drives disappear and all the beauty and goodness of the soul emerges.

How do we deal with the ego and all the problems it creates?

Most people experience conditions repeating in their lives many times, but by utilizing what I call the "soul solution" the soul replaces the ego and over time the ego traits dissolve.

Can you talk a little more about how the soul can eliminate the ego?

The soul is what is left when the ego is gone, and is sometimes called the True Self because it is really who we are. It is an individualized expression of the divine spirit that pervades all existence and it embraces the highest qualities of love and beauty we admire. The ego operating system can be replaced by the soul operating system by integrating it more and more into every day life.

Your book talks about healing with the soul. What kind of healing does the soul do?

As we allow the love and presence of the soul to emerge and integrate into everyday life, we find that problems, struggles, and discomforts dissolve whether they be physical, emotional, or mental in nature.

Your book is also about enlightenment. How does the soul relate to that?

There is a direct relationship because the soul is in what we would call an enlightened state already. Enlightenment occurs when a person feels spiritually aware and connected with the Creator and all love and beauty. It is just that people have so many distractions through the mind and emotions that most are not connected with it.

Why did you write this book?

When I was a young I remember wondering to myself who is this person inside this body? The simple answer I was given by my parents and teachers was that we are all soul's created by God living in human bodies. I thought to myself, if I am a soul I'd sure like to know more about what the qualities of the soul are. As an adult I decided to make it a priority in my meditation practice to discover all I could about what the soul is. After doing many thousands of one-on-one sessions with people and seeing the remarkable transformations that took place I wondered if I could convey the process in written form and began working on writing down what I came to understand about the soul and how to utilize its many gifts.

How did you discover what you did about the soul?

My background that led to my soul discoveries came about from doing many thousands of meditative and energy-healing sessions with people. My discovery of the soul and what its contribution can be to the clearing and healing process came out of these explorations.

Do you have any anecdotes about the book’s history or your work on it?

Years ago I was leading a week-long meditative retreat at Mt. Shasta in Northern California and one evening while meditating I put out the question, "What do I need to know to help people with the types of healings I've read about happening in the Bible?" So while holding that question in the back of my mind I just sat back and closed my eyes when I saw a very bright light shining on me. I thought someone had come in the room and turned a light on, but that was not the case. I could see the light with my eyes closed or open coming from above the room. As I looked at the light it had the appearance of coming from a tear or rip in the fabric of space. I remember thinking of it like huge hands had pulled space open and let the light come through. In addition, I saw a number of angels on either side of the opening and the light was shinning on me like a searchlight. I remember realizing that something amazing was happening but I did not recognize the full significance of it at that time.

The next day one of the participants at the retreat was having a personally challenging difficulty and asked me if I could help her with it, so I took her aside and worked with her. At the end of the session she said that the energy around me seemed to be stronger than she had experienced before. It was then that I thought it might have had something to do with the meditative experience I had the night before. I found my intention was sufficient to cause the inner soul light of a person to brighten and bring about awakening and healing experiences.

The Soul Solution

August 20, 2011 • Spirtuality/Personal Growth • 240 pages

Trade pback & ebook • Price: $14.95 • ISBN 978-1-932073-52-2

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