Interviewed by God

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From the outside, my life may have seemed perfectly ordinary, but from a very young age I experienced phenomena that took me out of the ordinary and dumped me smack dab in the middle of what could only be called extraordinary. I’ve received messages from spirit animals, I’ve felt tremendous bliss when the kundalini energy that lies dormant in most people awakened in me, and I’ve experienced dimensional shifts in my awareness that have allowed me to witness what only a few have seen.

I’ve come to believe these events are manifestations of spiritual awakening – my conscious connection with “All That Is” – God, the source of everything. With each strange occurrence, my connection to this source became stronger and more alive. All this I have done without the benefit of a particular spiritual teacher – this personal expansion has come about through my believing in, allowing and listening to my inner guidance. It has brought me to a level of peace and joy that I didn’t know was possible, and I’m convinced that this is attainable for every human being on this planet.

How I Came to Write this Book

This book is an account of my journey and the lessons I’ve learned. It is meant to be a mirror for the reader to reflect their own experiences back to them, and a gentle guide for those who are at the precipice of an extraordinary adventure, and are either scared to jump or who hunger for answers and understanding. At first I struggled and searched for help because the writing of this book was arduous, but then the answer came – I would be interviewed by God. After that, the story of my journey flowed out effortlessly onto the page as I was prompted by the questions in this book. As a young child I could actually feel the emotions of everyone in my environment.

I didn’t understand that at the time and so felt separate and alone. Nor did the adults around me know how to help me, and this and other oddities led my parents to seek psychological help for me, where I was told repeatedly that what I was experiencing was all in my imagination and I would grow out of it. Instead of these gifts flourishing, these qualities were sublimated and lay dormant in me until I was an adult. When I had my first adult experience of kundalini rising I felt bliss for the first time and a oneness with God that touched me deep in my soul, but then this fleeting experience spun me into a depression. Try as I might, I couldn’t reproduce that ecstatic state, but I never forgot it and a deep longing to return to it stayed with me.

As I continued exploring, I met my life partner, Neill, and we began creating and giving seminars combining Nonviolent Communication and other transformative life skills. For a time this fulfilled my passion for serving humanity and helping to create a better world. As I practiced these tools myself they began to free me from old conditioning and gradually my old beliefs and patterns were revealed and began to drop away. Eventually this new openness and releasing of judgment allowed me to relax enough to reestablish my true nature of peace and joy. Bringing my elderly, critically ill mother to live with us then changed everything and sent me into a tailspin, cracking open the last vestiges of hidden insecurities and resentments.

The Process of Awakening

During our two and half years together, we eventually healed our past wounds, and this deepened my spiritual awareness. My mother lived well past the original prognosis and died peacefully at home with us. Now, in mourning and yet with unprecedented freedom, my awakening intensified. I was visited by totem animals, took ritualistic baths, and visited shamans and healers. I experienced ecstatic states and received messages, which led me to worry that I might be going crazy. My ego mind began to battle against my higher mind – a battle we must all eventually encounter.

A small voice within guided me, but was it real? With doubt as my constant companion I continued to follow my inner promptings. This led me to higher levels of truth about my connection to myself, the world and reality as we know it. I felt safe and completely loved for the first time in my life, and the underlying fear that had been there for as long as I can remember began to drop away. Now every event and circumstance served as a topic for my lessons from God: how to use my intuition, unhealthy habits, addictions, conflicts, fear, money, tithing, making comparisons, the ego, the mind, and karma.

A trip to swim with dolphins in Bimini gave new revelations, major fears to conquer and a key life lesson: “relax and receive.” As the connection with God became stronger I began to have visions about new directions for not only my life, but also how to help change how we use and perceive money on this planet. And then, with a surprising twist, I uncovered the long-forgotten spiritual doorway. This doorway had been hidden from me, as it is hidden from most of us, discounted and covered with shame. As I opened this door to the world of endless possibilities I began my journey home – back home to myself.

About the Author

Beth Banning is a best-selling author, inspirational speaker, and spiritual catalyst who lives in California with her husband, their cat, and their six pound poodle. She was born in New York City and from a very young age could sense the feelings of people around her, felt kundalini energy running through her body, and experienced other unusual events that she didn’t understand. The well-meaning adults in her life told her she was depressed and that these experiences were just her imagination.

Growing up in this cloud of ignorance and disbelief these gifts were buried and unable to flourish and so she was left confused and lonely. As a young adult she recognized the same sense of confusion and loneliness in others and became passionate about helping people better understand themselves and those around them.

Later in life she took this passion into her work with her husband Neill and co-founded Focused Attention, Inc. She has written numerous books, co-created the Pathway to Personal Freedom, and the Art of Conscious Connection Seminar Series. After many years of integrating this consciousness shifting work into her own life and teaching it to others, she experienced a profound reconnection with God that turned her life upside down. This radically changed the way she perceives the world and functions in it.

Beth now lives her life guided by her inner source of divine wisdom. She is committed to helping others discover this for themselves and fully experience the essence of who they truly are.

Interviewed by GodThis book is written in a format in which the author is “Interviewed by God,” the book is meant to be a mirror for the reader to reflect their own experiences back to them, and a gentle guide for those who are at the precipice of an extraordinary adventure and are either scared to jump or who hunger for answers and understanding.

Letting go and allowing for the natural rhythm of life is the surest
path towards all the joy we’re looking for.

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