Reviewed by Christian Sia
Reviewer’s Rating: 5/5
“This book will change the way you look at yourself, at life, and at the universe around you.”
Awakening in the 21st Century: Surviving a Spiritually Dormant Society by Grace Sara is a book that will shock many readers — positively — and it is a marvel to think that a work of such depth is written by a seventeen-year old writer. In the introduction the author states: “This book aims to teach you one of the fundamental spiritual truths: the psychic and the spiritual are one and the same,” and the author kept that promise in a satisfactory manner. Most of us are unaware of the wealth we carry within us, a wealth of energy and resources that can remain forever untapped when we fail to step beyond our comfort zone. Grace Sara offers an irresistible invitation to readers to reach out and connect more intimately with the power of consciousness that is within their reach by practicing awareness and committing to the journey toward spiritual awakening and self-growth. The style is evocative, laced with powerful texts and insightful thoughts that will “wake” readers up, at times brutally.
It is funny that this author reminds me of Anthony de Mello and his classic book, Awareness, in which he states that most people are born asleep and spend their whole life sleeping, and that they also die in their sleep. In Awakening in the 21st Century: Surviving a Spiritually Dormant Society, Grace Sara proposes a path that will awaken readers and fire them up with the desire to make a difference, to live a fulfilling life, and to connect with their psychic powers. I fell in love with the author’s ideas, which are reminiscent of Eastern Spirituality, and the spiritual approach to life that she proposes will take many readers by surprise. This is a book for everyone who is lulled to sleep by the glitz of the world because beneath all we see, there is still much to see. This book will change the way you look at yourself, at life, and at the universe around you.
“Her depth of mysticism is rarely found in her age group, and to express it so easily … a gift.”
– Dr. John Cosby,
author of Mind in Ayurveda and Yoga Psychology
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan
Reviewer’s Rating: 4/5
“It’s easy to understand what the author is trying to convey, and also easy to incorporate and practice the advice to ensure a fulfilling and enriching life.”
Awakening in the 21st Century: Surviving a Spiritually Dormant Society by Grace Sara is an insightful book teaching readers that fundamental truths, psychic and spiritual, both demand that seekers unlock their mental awareness to rise to spiritual awareness. The author writes about meditation, chakras, psychic abilities, astral projection, and many more areas related to spirituality that will encourage the seeker to progress towards self improvement and spiritual awakening. The stories shared give readers strength to face the world and live without fear. The author keeps the book simple so that it can be comprehended by anyone and, for those with an open mind, this book will definitely be helpful.
I found the author’s words profound. The book encourages seekers to look into themselves and make necessary changes that will make them aware of truth and true reality. It’s easy to understand what the author is trying to convey, and also easy to incorporate and practice the advice to ensure a fulfilling and enriching life. The chapter on chakras is very informative and the author shows readers how to keep these energy centers in good shape so that natural changes can be handled with ease. The book is a good tool to grow spiritually and psychically, and helps the seeker on their journey to fullness. The book also tells readers that they are not alone on this journey; everyone around them is also evolving all the time.
“This book will help you discover a hidden door within you, a door that leads to success,
more love, and meaningful relationships with others and with yourself. “
– Romuald Dzemo,
author and motivational speaker
Reviewed by Hilary Hawkes
Reviewer’s Rating: 5/5
“I really loved the inclusion of poetry and the stories that show the reader the relationship between our lives here on earth and the spiritual realm and purposes behind those lives. I felt the author turned what can be a difficult to grasp subject into a very accessible and meaningful teaching.”
Grace Sara’s Awakening in The 21st Century is an inspirational and thoughtful book aimed at those seeking self-knowledge and spiritual awakening and enlightenment. The book begins with an explanation of what psychic and spiritual mean. Sixteen chapters then examine, explore and suggest ways in which the individual can develop their true Self and begin to mature spiritually. Topics covered include being conscious, awareness, what meditation is and how to meditate, devotion, the chakras and healing energy levels, spiritual versus human love, dreams and astral projection, and the characteristics of a spiritual or peaceful warrior. Poems and metaphorical stories further convey meanings and teachings.
Awakening in The 21st Century is a delightful, positive and encouraging introduction to the subject of spiritual awakening. Grace Sara includes all the important areas of interest to the individual seeker of self-knowledge and the understanding of life and its purpose. Written with clarity, it is a carefully plotted book that moves from explanation of terms such as the Ego, the Mind, Self etc, to some basic teachings that help explain the experiences and growth that can occur in the individual. Grace Sara’s teachings fit with theories and accepted understandings on spiritual experience and growth. I really loved the inclusion of poetry and the stories that show the reader the relationship between our lives here on earth and the spiritual realm and purposes behind those lives. I felt the author turned what can be a difficult to grasp subject into a very accessible and meaningful teaching, with doable ideas based on compassion and love for the Self. Written by a young author who shows maturity and understanding, this is a book that will help the seeker of spiritual enlightenment to achieve a deeper level of understanding, and begin to take the first steps towards self-discovery and connection with their true Self and life’s energy.