Reflections of My Higher Self. When Joseph Danna sat to write what was intended to be a 500-word short-story assignment, he was overcome by what appeared to be a spiritual odyssey flowing through his head. To his amazement, his short-story developed into a striking 60,000-word drama depicting the importance of us aspiring to live from our core unity, rather than react negatively to our conditioned differences.
In Reflections of My Higher Self, the roots of human identity are examined and shown as either based in the truth about us as universal beings, or in what is false. The writing explains how the trajectory of our perception, especially of others, begins with how we see ourselves. But the crux of the story reveals that our sense of identity, as a species, is often maligned due to an unconscious error, which manifests as chaos in the world. The only remedy for this error is the truth, which when demonstrated in the microcosm of the main character, Salvatore DiSanti, and his troubled past while growing up in Gloucester, Massachusetts, escalates to magnificent displays of his innocence.
With windows to his past used as a backdrop to the main purpose of his new narrative, Reflections of My Higher Self, Joseph Danna’s sensational depiction of the crossroads of psychology with spirituality, is educational, as it ascends the heights of metaphor in a journey through alternate realities. The presentation is not only read, but felt, as it describes all life as of One Essence. It expounds upon how, beneath every conflict, we are facets of a Greater Whole with a larger purpose. Once referred to as “The Shack on steroids”, Joe says the world will eventually grasp the implications of the Universal Principles laid out in Reflections of My Higher Self, and that when it does, it will be the most profound step of humanity; however long it takes.
Joseph Danna has been an Initiate of “The Rosicrucian Order, AMORC” since 1976. His study of mysticism led him to become a long-time student of “A Course in Miracles” and the Hermetic Philosophy of “The Kybalion”. In 1997, Joe was introduced to Mindfulness Meditation in Santa Cruz, Ca. when he met Buddhist Monk and author, Dr. Robert Stahl. He claims knowing the basics of spirituality is not difficult, but simple, and that amid the chaos of the world such simple truths can bring great change and peace of mind. Joe is also a practicing Neuromuscular Bodyworker and runs a muscular wellness clinic in New Hampshire.