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Narrated by Marie T. Russell and Will T. Wilkinson

Advancing the Human Experiment: 
Life is a journey through heaven and hell.

The terms “heaven” and “hell” have come to mean the place you want to be and the place you don’t want to be. But every good story, including our human journey, includes both. The hero is typically forced to leave his familiar life and plunge into the underworld where he is challenged to confront the dark aspects of himself, to learn and grow, and finally defeat the villain (who symbolizes the worst of himself) to emerge in act three with the elixir to heal his kingdom.

There would be no story of interest without the tension between “good and evil.” But some of us have looped for decades on what’s known as the “spiritual bypass.” It was 21 years for me, enjoying an amazing international spiritual community that celebrated “divine light” but was conspicuously silent on valuing “earthly dark.”

Are you afraid of the dark?

Many spiritually-minded folks  (my hand up) tend to avoid...

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Read by Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com and the Activation was narrated by Will Wilkinson.

Music By Caffeine Creek Band, Pixabay

About the Author

Will WilkinsonWill Wilkinson co-founded the Thriving Leadership Academy in Ashland, Oregon. He has authored, co-authored, ghost-written, and contributed to over 30 books, designed and delivered personal improvement programs in seven countries, hosted a variety of inspirational television series, and is now developing a new spiritual practice for advanced students of life.

He founded The Noon Club, a free member alliance that focuses intentional prayer every day at noon to uplift human consciousness.

For more information, visit willtwilkinson.com

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