Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee is the founder of the Golden Sufi Center and the author of many books including Working With Oneness and Light of Oneness. In this work, the author challenges us to give up our enslavement to worldly powers and our subservience to consumerism. He quotes a Pueblo Indian who, in talking to Carl Jung, characterized the white man in the following way: "Their eyes have a staring expression: they are always seeking something. What are they seeking? The whites always want something; they are always uneasy and restless." This constant urge to consume damages the planet, as we are seeing in the present era.

Real power, according to Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, has nothing to do with bombs that shock and awe or shiny new cars — it comes instead from the Divine source of all life and the grace that makes our lives possible. The call of our time is to shift our consciousness to the inner world of Spirit and to take up our calling to serve others. Divine energy flows to us in an endless stream through meditation, fighting the forces of forgetfulness, listening to our dreams, and paying heed to our conscience.

Vaughan-Lee writes: "Spiritual life is a means to bring the light of the soul into the world. Spiritual practices give us access to our light and the teaching of the path help us live it in our daily life." Now is the time for us to tap into the resources of mystical consciousness, feminine knowing and nurturing, and the language of love. We are guardians of the planet, writes the author, and our task is to bring healing and transformation into our daily lives.