MSIA, the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, offers an approach to living that focuses on how to incorporate spirituality into your everyday life, not as a theory, but as a practical reality. We call it 'practical spirituality.' MSIA provides a variety of workable keys and techniques to assist people, regardless of their background, in their quest for greater understanding of who they are and their relationship with God.
One of the basic concepts of MSIA is that each person walks his or her own path home to God. However, there are techniques and signposts that can assist all of us to make our journey easier, simpler, and certainly more filled with happiness and joy.
MSIA teaches Soul Transcendence, which is becoming aware of oneself as a Soul and, more than that, as one with God. Students in MSIA work with the Mystical Traveler, a spiritual consciousness that exists throughout all levels of God's creation. It resides within each one of us and is a guide into the higher levels of Spirit, the greater reality of God. The Traveler can assist a person in clearing karma (balancing past actions), and its work is done inwardly, on the spiritual levels.
Legally recognized as a church, MSIA has no formal membership, dues, rules, or regulations. The real 'movement of spiritual inner awareness' takes place within each person, and the organization exists only to support people in expanding their awareness of the Soul and God. MSIA is nondenominational, and study in MSIA is often compatible with other religious faiths. Students in MSIA read the MSIA Soul Awareness Discourses as their basic study. Those who are interested in furthering their spiritual awareness can apply for initiation after at least two years of study. For those who know that service is important in their lives, there is an MSIA Ministry.
John-Roger is the founder and Spiritual Advisor of MSIA, and he was the Mystical Traveler from December 1963 through 1988. There has always been a person who has held or 'anchored' the Traveler Consciousness on the planet at a particular time, and in 1963 John-Roger received this spiritual mantle. Since that time, he has traveled all over the world, lecturing, teaching, and assisting people who want to create a life of greater health, happiness, peace, and prosperity and a greater awakening to the divine Spirit within them. His humor, loving, and practical wisdom have benefited thousands and lightened many a heart.
In 1988, the mantle of Mystical Traveler passed to John Morton, who is the Spiritual Director of MSIA. John has studied with John-Roger since 1975 and worked with John-Roger since 1978. John's life is dedicated to peace and to assisting people in discovering God within themselves and in everything. The Mystical Traveler Consciousness is a wayshower into the higher, spiritual levels. Its work is to awaken, within those who choose, each person's awareness of Spirit and their own divine nature. In MSIA, we call this Soul Transcendence, and John-Roger and John Morton have dedicated their lives to this spiritual work.
Like most new religious movements, MSIA has a relatively short history. However, the concepts and teachings of MSIA are very ancient. Exploring the MSIA web site will give you a good idea of what MSIA is and the many things it has to offer you.
There are three additional resources that you may also find useful to learn more about MSIA -- Questions and Answers About Spirit, the U.S. Army Chaplain's Handbook entry about MSIA, and MSIA's Frequently Asked Questions.
This web site offers many ways to explore just what MSIA has to offer. If you get a good feeling or sense from what you read, perhaps you may want to check further. If something intrigues you, see what is there to discover. You can participate--to whatever degree and to whatever level you want.
If you're new to MSIA, we suggest you start with the links in the I'm New To MSIA section, using the menu on the left, to learn more about the teachings. Or you may just prefer to browse around our site.
MSIA supports people into a deeper awareness of who we are as spiritual beings and a tangible experience of our relationship with God. There are many ways to accomplish this, and in MSIA we respect any approach that encourages people on their path home to God. We don't claim to have the only way, but we do have a way that is assisting thousands of people to do this while experiencing greater health, wealth, happiness, abundance, and joy.
God bless you.