We thought you might enjoy reading an interview by Manda McLeod, who holds the position as Sales and Marketing Manager at The Gaia Network. She asked Kirk several questions about the discovery of Alana, and our book, "The Seven Sacred Steps."
Manda: I am delighted to have the pleasure and the privilege to connect with Kirk, co-author of The Seven Sacred Steps. Kirk, can you explain please what Alana energy is?
Kirk: Alana is essentially the same energy or vibration that dwells within the hearts of all humanity. This collective heart energy has found a way to communicate to us directly, through Sandy. When we receive an answer from Alana, the response is a mirror of the intention behind the presented question. So, you could say that Alana is the energy of our heart's mirrored back to us.
Manda: When and how did Alana come into your lives, and what impact did this energy have on both you and Sandy, and those around you?
Kirk: We first came in contact with Alana in 1992 during a session with Sandy. I had a private practice as a Hypnosis and NLP Practitioner at the time and Sandy was a well-established intuitive. We saw an opportunity to share each other's work, and felt that collaborating could be beneficial for both of us. This particular day was Sandy's turn to have a session with me. We were doing some exploring of Sandy's inner states and her inner resources. We did what we then referred to as a "laddering process". We connected to Sandy's subconscious mind, then "laddered up" to her higher self, then continued on to other various wise energies. This process eventually led us to the collective energy of Heart, who asked to be called Alana (because of the three sacred, and heart-activating "ah" sounds). The tones in the word Alana create a response from the heart center, kind of like an intention to feel one's heart. The session was really quite amazing.
The impact was astounding and marvelous. I knew that I had come into contact with something very special. I could hardly wait until the next session. Through time I was actually trained directly by Spirit in how to teach a person to connect more deeply with their all-knowing inner resources. Sandy's ability to communicate the information became easier and easier. It is like Alana trained both of us, and in turn we began doing sessions with others and eventually workshops. Sandy has an incredible ability to move into a deep trance state easily, and still be able to convey universal information. Collectively humanity had the intention to know their hearts, and that actually brought Alana forward.
Manda: Having now read your book, The Seven Sacred Steps, I understand that it was transcribed from some sort of workshop that you facilitated. How often do you hold these workshops and where are they held?
Kirk: During the last five years we have focused on writing and distributing our teachings through the Internet, mostly on http://askAlana.com. We want to share Alana's teachings on a more global basis because we feel what she offers is so important in these times. Because of this, we have only shared a few workshops recently. We would love to do more workshops on Kauai and other parts of the world in the future.
Manda: Throughout the book I noticed that Alana has a great sense of humor. This was enlightening and elicited a sense of joy. In this day and age of corporate ladder climbing and technological advancement, do you think that we are missing the point as to why we are here, and do you think we take ourselves far too seriously?
Kirk: Too serious? Let me take some time to really think about that one! Yes, it is so important to embrace humor and laughter. Often Alana uses humor to lighten the group when she calibrates that the energy is too dense or heavy. She feels that when we are lighter, our learning actually accelerates along with our ability to more easily connect with our inner resources.
Manda: The Truths unveiled in your book are both complex and yet so very simple. I guess it is a matter of perception. For instance, in the Seventh Sacred Step, 'All is Illusion and All is Real', Alana talks about our physical existence merely being a projection of our thought process, and it is through our physical senses that we perceive our reality, yet we have the power, through our thought process, to change our world, or the way in which we see/experience it. This really lays emphasis on the fact that we are totally responsible for our 'lot in life', does it not?
Kirk: We certainly are responsible for our perceptions and actions and how we choose to respond to our world. Yes, the most most powerful truths are the most simple truths. The first sacred step is Love Yourself. The second is Respect Others. The third is We Are One. A person could practice those steps--in action, not just thought--their entire lives.
Manda: The common thread that seems to run through all religions, theologies and esoteric teachings is, that of Love. The angles taken, may be different. Some say we need to learn to love unconditionally, others say we are in fact Love energy itself. However we interpret it, Love is the binding force within our Universe. Is it only through the heart center that we may access this Love energy?
Kirk: We have found that when a person connects with their heart center it actually acts as an expressway (highway, freeway) that connects them to deeper inner resources. These resources ultimately lead to love. Whatever means a person has to lead them to love, most likely won't bypass the heart. You could say that the heart is the way. Heart is information. Heart is light. Heart is love.
Manda: Finally, do you have any other words of wisdom or gems of enlightenment with which to share with our readers?
Kirk: I think I would like to answer that question by referring to something Alana once said: "Love is a vibration that exist within each of us, and it is the bond that connects us. Love is our greatest resource and it is stored with heart." Yes, another simple truth. But fully embracing and practicing these "basics" in our everyday lives is a path of mastery.
Manda: Thanks Kirk. There was probably a hundred and one other things we could have covered, but may have to leave that for a future edition. Of course, if any of our readers have any further queries or wish to order your book they can click on the links below to find out more, and how!
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