Rather than a didactic guide to reincarnation and to achieving harmony with the soul and creation, Becoming Soul leads by example, depicting Asina’s journey from child to grandmother, parallel to her soul’s journey, on this go-round through life, from “silence” to “hope” to “loss” and at last to Heaven. Aiding Asina is the literal Goddess, a “being of light” with the “essence of roses” who tells Asina, as she’s being born, “You’re not finished.” From there, El Alma tracks Asina’s ordinary but extraordinary life, a child who feeds the chickens and goes to school and mass wrapped “in the comfort of her Goddess.” Asina eventually chooses marriage and motherhood over the convent, a choice she doubts until Mary herself manifests and reveals her approval.
Such moments typify the brief narrative. Asina, as human as any of us, faces uncertainty and loss, but she’s urged through the seventh steps by a dazzling assortment of messages and revelations—and her own firm belief. Within the story, Asina inspires generations to believe in and persevere in their own paths through the seven steps, and to love, accept, and be resilient and courageous. El Alma has crafted the book to do the same, joining the human and the sacred in a warm, inviting text, ideal for Christian readers open to fresh spiritual ideas.
Takeaway: A welcoming account of a reincarnated soul’s sacred journey.
Great for fans of: Elizabeth Clare Prophet’s Reincarnation: The Missing Link In Christianity, Pieter J. Elsen’s When Souls Awaken.
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