The phrase “holy encounter” comes from A Course in Miracles. To practice the holy encounter means to regard every encounter with another person as holy: as God meeting God, Christ meeting Christ, Buddha meeting Buddha, Eternal Self meeting Eternal Self.

To look at every person you meet as God, Christ, Buddha, and/or the Eternal Self means to look beyond physical appearance to the Spiritual essence of every person you meet.

In truth, the world we see is a mirror of our own thinking. We cannot see in another what we cannot see in ourselves. By seeing God in everyone we meet, we are reminding ourselves that God lives in us as well, which inevitably will help us realize God for ourselves. So by learning to see God in others, we are learning to see God in ourselves!

The Integrated Ascended Master makes a very conscious effort, every moment of his life, to remind himself that God lives in each and everyone of us, which makes every encounter a special encounter – holy and divine!

Author's Bio: 

Dr Joshua David Stone was one of the most influential Spiritual teachers, leaders and forerunners of our time. He had a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology and was a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor in California, USA.

He served as Official Spokesperson for the Planetary Ascension Movement and made his mark in the Consciousness Community as a prolific writer, authoring the 15-volume Easy to Read Encyclopedia of the Spiritual Path, published in several languages, as well as eight major Ascended Master Training Courses and several comprehensive Training Programs ranging from channeling, the psychology of astrology, the Book of Life of God, to his legendary 2,000 page Counseling Manual, and much, much more.

Today, the I AM University is the one and only Integrated Ascended Master Training Facility in this world. It stands firmly on the foundation of a comprehensive and ever-expanding curriculum which Dr Stone dedicated his life creating.

In 2005, Dr Joshua David Stone passed over to the Spirit world where he continues to Spiritually support the expansion of the I AM University the continuation of which he entrusted into the hands of Gloria Excelsias, his long-term personal assistant and protégé.

Dr Stone is one of the most widely read authors in the New Age Movement and known as the world’s most trusted source for integrated Spiritual development.