In a recent interview, the author recognizes how her personal journey has changed her life. As a Spiritual Educator she now shares her wisdom with the world.

Q. Where does personal growth begin?
A. Personal growth begins with the discovery of the Christ within. This is our higher Self, created by God. Before this awakening we live from the lower self, or ego, created by the world.

Q. Do you mean that we have two selves? Please explain.
A. The lower self or ego is a false sense of who we are formed by the lies of the world. From the time we are born we may be told that we are ugly or stupid. Belief in these lies creates the ego, the lower self or false self. The higher Self or the Christ is our true self created by God. Because God is perfect, God creates only perfect beings. God is Love, so we are created out of Love. God is Divine, so what is created by God is also divine.

Q. Can you give an example of how we can tell the difference between these two selves?
A. Yes. Let's start with the ego. We are in love, but we are afraid the person we love will leave us. We become angry and frustrated. We may yell or use physical force to keep that person near. This only serves to drive them away. The mantra of the ego is "Seek but do not find." We unconsciously sabotage the desires of our hearts. On the other hand, when we truly love from our higher Self, we are naturally kind and compassionate. This draws the person nearer to us. Hence the mantra of the higher Christ Self, "Seek and you shall find."

Q. It sounds like the lower self or ego is fearful. Can you explain this?
A. Yes. There are really only two emotions: love and fear. The ego lives in fear from which we experience all the negative emotions such as anger, dread, frustration, hatred and so on. The true Self, or Christ is by its very nature loving. It sees everything through the eyes of love and so experiences love, joy, peace, etc.

Q. How do you know these things?
A. I lived the first 44 years of my life from the ego, that is, unconscious of the Christ within. This is a life of great emotional suffering. When I finally had suffered enough I turned to God with the questions: Who am I? Where did I come from? God answered me with a beautiful vision. I saw in my minds eye the heart of Christ. It was bleeding. As the blood flowed to the bottom of the heart it formed a beautiful rose. I heard the words, "You are My Rose. You came from My Heart." This was the beginning of my true personal growth. I have been on this path now for many years and therefore I can now help others to find their true Selves.

Q. How do you help others?
A. God has called me to be a writer. Many years ago, at the beginning of my personal journey, I awoke with a cramp in my hand and the words in my mind, "Pick up your pen and write." I argued, "It's three in the morning and I have nothing to write." The cramp got tighter and the words got louder, "Pick up your pen and write!" When I finally obeyed and put pen to paper, out came a beautiful poem that expressed the desire of my heart.
I'm Ready for Me

Let me be free, free to be me.
Please open the door to love forevermore.

I must find a way to do and to say
All that's within. Please let me begin

To blossom and grow. Inside there's a glow.
My spirit is bright and so I shall write

And hope that the words will fly as the birds
Lifting me high so I can see why

I've come to this earth. You've given me birth.
I've suffered and grown. Though I feel times alone,

I know You are near. I'm ready to hear
My reason to be. I'm ready for me!

Author's Bio: 

Abraham Rose, Spiritual Educator, Speaker, Author, Poet, and Pianist is a woman of faith whose life miraculously demonstrates the spiritual principles she shares with her readers and listeners. Her inspirational words have power to transform lives. Just a few words from Abraham Rose have been known to turn lives around and put people on a higher path.
Her life is a testament to the power of Divine Love. She has overcome many trials and tribulations, enabling her to help others by providing hope and encouragement not only from theory, but from real life experience. Abraham Rose makes spirituality practical for every day use. Co-founder of His Rose, Inc., a World-wide Spiritual Ministry of Love, Truth and Beauty, she is stepping out and helping others to make their spiritual connection and begin living miraculous lives.
She tells of her very personal spiritual journey in her recently released book, "Secrets of a Survivor: Coming Out Smellin' Like a Rose," which is available on her website, Her email address is