Note: This book is the pre-publication version - an 8 1/2 X 11 spiral bound manuscript, with a plain gray cover.
A lifelong resource for discovering and developing the key relationships that are essential to your experience of higher purpose and success in life. Relationships & Higher Purpose offers a new and unique understanding, perspective and experience of your relationship with yourself, with others, with the world and with God.
RELATIONSHIPS AND HIGHER PURPOSE is the seminal teaching on establishing, maintaining and completing relationships for the purpose of living the life you know you must live.
(See also the 3-cd companion set to the book Relationships and Higher Purpose, available from the publisher here.)
PART ONE: RELATIONSHIPS & HIGHER PURPOSE
Chapter 5: Your Relationship with Your Spiritual Family
Chapter 6: Your Relationship with Knowledge
Chapter 7: Your Relationship with the Unknown
Chapter 8: The Problem of Evil & the Forces of Dissonance
Chapter 9: Stages of Development
PART TWO: PRACTICAL QUESTIONS
Chapter 12: Establishing Relationships
Chapter 13: Maintaining Relationships
Chapter 14: Completing Relationships
Chapter 15: Conclusion
Chapter 1 - Your Most Primary Relationship
“In life, God is usually the last relationship that is ever seriously considered. When real meaning, purpose and value are not self-evident, people assign value to their relationships based upon their own immediate needs, preferences and understanding. This is how the substitutes for real meaning, purpose and value become established. This makes it very difficult for most people to have any comprehension of the true meaning, purpose and value of their own relationships. For without the truth, there can only be the substitutes for the truth. Real spiritual growth is concerned with outgrowing or setting aside the substitutes for truth so that the truth itself may be approached, comprehended, accepted and embraced.”
Chapter 10 - Marriage
“There are many marriages being made and broken every day in the world. There are contracts and agreements. There are attempts at devotion and dedication. Yet unless Knowledge is your foundation, unless you have arrived at that point where true marriage is a necessity and not merely an option, unless you have been prepared for being in a relationship at this level, your marriage will only be an attempt. This is true even if you value marriage for the right reasons. This is why you must be prepared.”
Chapter 11 - Your Purpose and Spiritual Calling
“Some people imagine that having a spiritual calling will establish them as a spiritual prince or princess, a prophet or a leader of great renown, a person of great psychic powers or a spiritual master. This is almost never the case. That is why there are no masters living in the world. Give up mastery. Give up these illusions. You will find that your true marriage, true purpose and true calling in life will be very simple. They will be geared towards who you really are and what you can really do. And you will be happy that what will be asked of you is what you will naturally want to provide, for you possess it already.”
Chapter 13 - Maintaining Relationships
“What do you do when you do not agree about money? Here the problem is not with money; it is with values. It is a compatibility problem. Money is a means of expressing things; it is also a means for getting things done. Here you will need to look at what you want to express and what you want to achieve. Money is the means; it is not the problem. The problem is not being in alignment with what you want to express and with what you want to accomplish. Here money can express confusion as well as the truth of your internal design. You must discern which is which within the context of your relationship and allow yourself to receive feedback from others to help you...”
Posted by Amina on 19th Dec 2016
I have read couple chapters form this book which are available online and was eager to order the rest and read. I live in Russia and all the books i have ordered arrived promptly and fast. It was so nice to receive a message in Russian from the community.
I am truly influenced and amazed by the whole message by Marchall Vian Summers and have no words to express my gratitude for everyone involved in delivering this message to the public. No message or book has ever touched me like this one and looking forward to the new upcoming books.Amina
Posted by Jen on 30th Aug 2013
I know life is all about relationships--our relationship with God, ourselves, others, and our environment. This book keeps revealing wonderful ways to constructively look at the reality of life. Highly recommended if you are looking to be a serious student of Knowledge.
Posted by Unknown on 4th May 2013
This book was sent directly to the winner of my facebook lotto, which awarded a copy of R&HP to the first person to post a comment on a quotation posted from the book. The winner was a friend from my college days in Seattle, Rosie.