We are closest to the Spirit at the beginning of our life, just entering incarnation from the Spirit, and at the end of our life, as we prepare to return to the Spirit. Along the way, encounters of an otherworldly kind happen to many people; by sharing them, we can find similarities among us and trust that these events are real and not imagined. In Pony Ride to an Awakening, author Hedin E. Daubenspeck described spiritual episodes from early childhood, adolescence, early adulthood, maturity, retirement unto renunciation, and then consciousness beyond death. He presents some of his psychic experience and a few stories of his friends and family in the hope that they serve as a guide for those seeking spiritual awareness. We come from the Spirit and will return to the Spirit. There is nothing to fear from our teachers and ancestors in communicating with the Spirit to give us guidance, answer, wisdom, and vision in this often difficult earthly life experience. As we unfold our development going forward with open eyes and mind, we find that the truth unfolds and becomes more refined, like a lotus flower. Building on personal narratives, this guide to spiritual awareness considers psychic experiences, intuition in daily life, and the mystical inner journey that can lead to self-realization.