I have lived my life with a sense of quest. I have studied a ton of spiritual paths and tried everything under the sun to get realized! I found my soul mate and kicked back for a while. Then Spirit took us on a wild journey that is so detailed I plan to one day slap it in a book. During our journey we gave away; sold, or threw away every material possession we had except our truck Big Red, our clothes and our handmade jewelry we sold. We traveled the beaches of Florida in search of self-actualization and we dropped off the grid. Very long story, but we landed in jail. Our charges that landed us in jail were dropped; but, I wanted to sit beside my girl in holding and got in trouble resisting the guards trying to get back to her. I landed more charges. I had never been to jail in my life and it flipped me out. I felt so stupid. I got probation and learned some major lessons.
Going to jail was part of journey. Going to jail I lost control.
After jail we lost Big Red and were thrust into another life lesson, Homelessness. We were homeless for two months. Either she really loves me, or I really got game. Yet, we discovered that going to jail and being homeless was the greatest spiritual lesson of our life. I wouldn't trade it for anything. It taught me to have compassion for the homeless; the plight of the criminal; major humility while standing in the soup kitchen line, and given the opportunity to start back from nothing but two back packs and the clothes on our back. We lost everything.
Nothing is a beautiful place. Once you reach it life stares at you limitless.
During jail I rediscovered the Bible again. I read it without interference from my religious traditions and upbringing. I was all alone in a jail cell. I read the entire New Testament, King David's Psalms, Proverbs, most of the Historic Books and the Book of of Jeremiah. The book of Jeremiah is a Prophetic Oracle concerning the Children of Israel being taken into captivity by King Nebuchadnezzar of the Babylonian Empire. The book opened up many metaphysical truths and show me why Spirit had led me to jail and a state of captivity.
The first doorway I discovered was:
"And seek peace of the city where I caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the Lord for it; for in it's peace you will have peace."
The second doorway I discovered was:
"For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29: 11
I didn't have a Journal in jail and I had to trade my cakes at chow for paper. The spirit taught me many lessons in jail. I discovered the 7 Secrets to the Kingdom that transformed my life and set me on a fresh path. I wrote a book called The Prodigal Diaries and I jotted down the nature of my quest. The spirit led me into captivity to show me my future and the truths I needed to fulfill my destiny. Here it is: