Michael J. Sandel is a professor at Harvard Law School who has delved into the moral ambiguities of political philosophy by asking the not just hard, but impossible questions which we face every day.   I was struck by something he said in one of his lectures because it is just as true of the Akashics and working with your soul book as it is of political philosophy:

“It works by taking what we know from familiar, unquestioned settings and making it strange….[It] estranges us from the familiar, not by supplying new information but by inviting and provoking a new way of seeing.  But, and here’s the risk, once the familiar turns strange, it’s never quite the same again. Self knowledge is like lost innocence.  However unsettling you find it, it can never be unthought or unknown.  What makes this enterprise difficult but also riveting is that [it] is a story and you don’t know where the story will lead but what you do know is that the story is about you.”

This warning label.  “Turn back now, here be your true self…”