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“Kirk and Sandy have woven a tapestry of great beauty and practicality into their book.”
When I was asked to write the foreword for “The Seven Sacred Steps,” … Sacred Steps,” I felt honored and immediately agreed. At the time, I was very busy with several projects of my own and spare time was a commodity I just didn’t have. But if you knew the authors as I did, you would understand why I hastened to accept the invitation to write this special foreword.
The authors, Sandy and Kirk, enter into the hearts of their readers, invoking compassion, understanding, love, peace, and joy. Any one of those qualities alone would be enough to fill one’s cup to overflowing, but Kirk and Sandy bring an added dimension to their book, a dimension that is often missing in books that deal with spirituality. This most important quality is actually twofold: a combination of practicality and simplicity.
“The Seven Sacred Steps,” as its subtitle says, is indeed “A Practical Guide to Peace and Freedom.” Unlike the incomprehensible riddles found in many of today’s volumes, it leads you, step by step, in a most simple manner to truths that are not always self-evident. And through it all, there is an all-encompassing aura of joy and peace—a feeling of all that’s good.
It has always been my contention, that to be of use, information must be practical. After all, it was my old friend Sun Bear, the Native American Medicine Man, who said, “If your medicine doesn’t grow corn, what good is it?” Kirk and Sandy have woven a tapestry of great beauty and practicality into their book. Their medicine “grows corn.”
But do not be deceived by its simplicity. Some of the most profound truths are simple. The authors lead you step-by-step through the principles of life in such an easygoing manner that you’ll find yourself caught up in the energy and joy of the process.
In many ways, the book is interactive. There are questions and answers, exercises, dialogue—all designed to bring you helpful information and enhance your growth. There are gems of wisdom, ancient teachings, helpful suggestions, and brilliant commentaries.
Take, for example, the chapter called “All is Illusion, and All is Real.” For me, it was so interesting that I read it twice. Ancient teachers have all touched on this topic and it’s one of my favorites. But I will not give away any information here. You just have to read it for yourself.
And there are other chapters just as magical. The entire book is magical. You will want to keep “The Seven Sacred Steps” as a reference and you will want to read and reread it often. It will help you change disaster into triumph, lack into plenty, and sorrow into joy. It will help make your life a glorious adventure, as really it should be.
Thank you, Kirk, thank you, Sandy and Alana, for sharing such wondrous thoughts with us. We, your readers, are grateful and can only hope that you choose to share more of Alana’s wisdom with us in another volume soon. I am looking forward to it.
John Harricharan, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
—Award-winning author of the best-seller, “When You Can Walk on Water, Take the Boat.”
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