Hi there, my name is Dr. Michael Sharp. I am a Sociologist, a “mystic,” a husband, a father, and a teacher. I was raised Catholic but gave up religion and spirituality at an early age (age 8), primarily because of all the (emotional, psychological, and physical) violence and hypocrisy that I saw around me and which I, incorrectly, associated with the Christian rubric of existence. From then on I floated between a materialist atheism totally hostile to all forms of spiritual belief, to a laid back agnosticism where I remained open to empirical convincing, but persistently doubtful about the possibility all the same. Floating in between these two poles I casually searched here and there, reading this book on Buddhism, that book of Theosophy, or this other book on Hinduism, not really believing in any one thing, but wondering deep down if all the “talk” didn’t point to deeper realities all the same.
As you can see, I did have my doubts.
I didn’t agree with the violence and hypocrisy, and couldn’t see how these could ever be associated with any authentic spirituality, but there was this nagging little push coming from deep inside that had me wondering if there wasn’t more to reality than meets the blindfolded materialist eye after all.
And then, “it” happened. One day back in 2002 I had a series of powerful mystical experience that totally undermined the materialist foundations of my world and sent me plummeting down the proverbial rabbit hole, from whence I have never really returned. From that point on my life changed. I didn’t give up my job, move to a mountaintop, a don some flowing robes, but I did shift my research and writing interests as “information” (and lots of it) began to flow. I started off the whole process by writing a new creation story, a new story of Genesis. I called this story The Song of Creation and it was shocking in a couple of ways. One, it was shocking because it was a poem, and an epic one at that. Prior to sitting down and writing this I had never written a single line of poetry in my life. Not even a koan! But now here I was spewing an entire book of it. In my mind there was no precedent for this, and no rational explanation either, especially since I’d never written a poem before. One day I was right-brain dead, with not a creative bone in my body, and the next day I couldn’t stop the flow.
Now if the shock of suddenly writing poetry wasn’t enough, there was a second shocker as well. To me writing this new story of creation was shocking because I (unconsciously at first, but later with intent and purpose) took upon myself the authority and the power to write a revised story of creation. This revised creation story, this new “song of creation, was different than previous stories. This new story talked about our origin, our purpose, and our divine “mission” in life, but without all the “errors” that I thought existed in traditional stories. It was a shocker mostly because the story was devoid of the punishment, and damnation of most other creation stories. Most of you reading this will agree I am sure, most other creation stories you see have some element of judgment and punishment in them. In Western traditions there is the notion of “sin,” judgment, and damnation (i.e. punishment). In the East there is the notion of bad karma, judgment, and rebirth (i.e. punishment). And the punishment itself is always some for of violence, whether that be eternal damnation, rebirth into poverty (or some other “hard” life circumstance), struggle, strife, and woe. These notions even penetrate into esoteric (i.e. secret) traditions as well, but it’s all the same thing anyway – justification for violence and abuse. If you are a “bad” boy or girl, even the universe agrees, you need to be punished.
Different flavors, same cool aid.
But not in my creation story.
My creation story was different.
My creation story didn’t have a place for punishment, damnation, pain, suffering, strife, or woe. In my story that sort of thing just didn’t fit at all. Instead I spoke about collective purpose and divine mission. And I even went farther than that. Not only did I drop all justification for punishment and abuse, but I also dropped all intimation of hierarchy and exclusion. Traditional creation stories like to “exclude” things. Traditional creation stories exclude sinners from reward, or lower castes from recognition, or “the masses” from entrance into the temple. Traditional stories reward only the “worthy” or the “chosen” or the “evolved.” Traditional creation stories lift some up (sometimes to ridiculous levels of power and wealth) at the expense of others. But once again mine didn’t. My creation story didn’t have any space for any of what I eventually came to call “old energy” nonsense. In my creation story we all issue from the same source, all have the same powers of creation, and all exist at the same “level” of existence. In my creation story there isn’t any space for presumed superiority of any kind. In my creation story we are all part of the same family of spirit, all working on same divine mission, and all contributing to the same lofty goal — ascension of the Body.
Shocking (maybe even paralyzing to some), I know, but it didn’t stop there. The pressure was intense and the information was copious and so, following the Song of Creation I wrote more poems, mostly spiritual poems, and lots of them. I also started to write books. I wrote the critically acclaimed Book of Life: Ascension and the Divine World Order, Dossier of the Ascension, The Book of Light: The Nature of God, the Structure of Consciousness, and the Universe Within You, and others. Initially I thought I’d write just a couple books but then, a couple of years ago, I started to realize that I wasn’t going to write just a book or two or even twelve. A couple of years ago I started to realize I was going to write an entirely new system of spirituality, a system that would do away with all “old energy” nonsense and replace it with empowering new energy concepts, ideas, and techniques that would guarantee rapid spiritual progress forward. A couple of years ago I realized that to do this I’d have to do more than just write books. I realized that to complete this system I’d also have to write curriculum and glossaries, do audio and eventually video, and provide a whole host of entry points into the materials to ensure an uplifting, enlightening, and globally transformative out come to it all.
In other words, and in short, I’d have to devote my life to it.
And so that is what I have done.
Two years ago I made the conscious decision to devote my life to creating a new system of spirituality, a new “religion” if you like, that does away with all old energy nonsense and replaces it with empowering new energy concepts, ideas, and techniques that guarantee rapid spiritual progress forward. I call this system the Lightning Path and it is your fast path back to the power, light, and divinity that lies buried beneath the muck and mire of ten thousand years of the suffering, abuse, and violence of this planet Earth we have incarnated on.
There, I said it.
Now I know at this point doubts, questions, and maybe even some bubbling derision is percolating in your brain.
Who is this guy Michael Sharp and what gives him the gumption to make such a grandiose claim?
Is this a joke?
Does this replace all other spiritual systems?
Why do we need another spiritual system anyway?
What makes him think he can do a good job after all?
Now these are great questions and if you are asking these at this point that is great. To be honest though trying to answer these questions here is a waste of your time and my effort. The proof is in the pudding as they say so at this point you have a choice. You can either go on your merry way and forget you ever came across this web page, or you can spend more time here and try to see what (if anything) is so special about this Lightning Path. If you decide to go, that’s fine and I wish you all the best on your journey home. On the other hand if, your interest is piqued, if you are anxious about life, or if you are looking for something more than dull materialism, then you can read what others have to say, read some of the available resources, and decide for yourself. To get you started there are three free eBooks on the Lightning Path homepage, numerous parables, poems which you can sample on this site, and even an introductory booklet on the Lightning Path which you can download (simply click the book image to the right). This booklet is the preferred entry point. It will give you an important overview of the Lightning Path system, what it is about, and the principles upon it is based on. If, after reading through the booklet (or the other materials) you find that this path resonates for you, then your next step is to hop on over to the Lightning Path home page, pick up the LP Core study package, and begin your journey home. I have complete confidence in the path I have created and I am sure that if you spend even a little bit of time here you experience major improvements in understanding, health (at all levels), and empowerment. Spend a little time on the Lightning Path and you will experience enlightenment, empowerment, and transformation or, as I like to say, awakening, activation, and ascension.
I am Michael Sharp
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