My name is: Patrick Paul Garlinger.
My book is called: Seeds of Light: Channeled Transmissions on the Christ Consciousness
The publication date is: March 24, 2017.
I was inspired to write it when: A month into a kundalini awakening, where spiritual energy traveled from the base of my spine through each of the chakras to the top of my head, I heard a very powerful yet familiar voice say, “We are going to write, and we are going to write quickly.” Days later, I began to channel this book, which was finished in a little over two months.
It's about: the nature of human consciousness and how we relate to time. Our fear of death keeps us feeling insecure in the present. The future becomes our constant obsession, and we never inhabit the present moment. Enlightenment—or the Christ Consciousness—reflects the fact that our normal view of time is illusory. Once we let go of our concern for our existence in the future, we can allow ourselves to be resurrected as something new in the present moment, unbound by the past.
My hope is that readers will: learn how the human mind constructs reality and, in turn, experience their own awakening. The book includes a series of interweaving chapters, the order of which is not linear. This was a deliberate effort to awaken the reader by bypassing the logical mind.
My next book might be: Bending Time—the next installment in this series. Where Seeds of Light is about the true nature of the self, Bending Time is about how we relate to others. To change the world, we often try to persuade, change and control the people around us to get them to conform to our vision of the world. Bending Time asks us to relate to others and to create change differently.
The title of my autobiography would be: The Power of How.
This is an inside joke with a friend of mine and a play on the title of Eckhart Tolle’s deservedly famous work, The Power of Now. Most people think they’re imperfect now and that, by “working on” themselves, they will someday be their true selves. Sometimes the focus on how to be better can become a trap, miring people in a kind of process of perpetual deferral. It communicates the idea that they can only be the people they want to be in the future. People need to let go of the belief that their present conditions need to change for them to be their true selves.
If I were a character from fiction, I’d be: Santiago, the protagonist of Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist. He has a deep relationship to the universe, which is constantly leading him towards his destiny. When he surrenders to the path and allows it to lead him, instead of trying to chart the course, he reaches his destination. Years ago, a well-known intuitive said to me, “The path has chosen you. You are a student of the path.” That's how I live my life now.