Like a salmon leaving the ocean and swimming upriver, we are on a journey in which we must learn how to fly, at least for brief intervals. As we navigate the rapids in life, we grow stronger and more skillful. If we don't make it up the waterfall though, we swim in circles where cynics stagnate. Joy and clarity are ahead if we continue to progress. While every person's journey is unique, it is also universal. Any path that involves honesty and integrity leads to the same destination. How you get there doesn't matter, although your experiences do make for an interesting story. What are the phases of the journey as we progress in consciousness? What do the transition points involve? Here is a map for the human experience. Maps offer clear distinctions for discussing where we've been, where we are, and where we're going. Maps help us navigate common challenges and avoid potential traps. Are you approaching the Waterfall of Being? What does spiritual mastery involve? This book is a fish ladder for the spiritual journey.