What is The Higher Path?

The Two Wolves

There is an old Cherokee story that goes like this: One evening, and old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith. The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf wins?" The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed".

The Higher Path seeks to help people to become aware of the two wolves within. By learning to recognize these "wolves", we can tip the scales and starve out the "evil" wolf, enabling ourselves to enjoy a more fulfilling and satisfying life.

Why The Two Wolves?

  • Identify Ego
  • Become Aware
  • Gain Control
  • Become Happier
  • Overcome Roadblocks
  • Enjoy your Life

My Technique

My technique is simple. Learn to recognize ego, or false self, and become aware that this is not who you are. This empowers your deeper self to take over. The ego loves to pretend it is who we are. It is a small part of our learned reactions, but our deeper authentic self is actually who we are.

My Goal

My goal is simply to help people to become the best version of themselves they can be, without a whole lot of work. Learning to recognize the ego will break its power over you.

My strengths

I have lots to offer, yet realize that each person's journey is their own. All I claim to be capable of is to guide individuals to a better way of living, along the Higher Path.

III Level




REIKI I have successfully completed three levels of Reiki under the guidance of a Reiki Master.

ORDAINED I was ordained as a minister after extensively studying the Bible many years ago.

ENERGY WORK Before knowing about Reiki, I was helping others by using their Life Force Energy to heal.

INTUITIVE HEALER Sometimes I will just know what to do for a person, feeling guidance from a deeper source.

About John Lister

John has spent several decades in exploring what he calls 'life force energy'. This is the magical energy that each of us are made of. It is found in people, in animals, trees, even rocks. Some locations of the earth contain more of this energy, such as the location of Stonehenge and many other notable structures. It seems that our ancestors knew a lot more about this than people of our present day.

John's main focus is on the human, improving life while here on earth, and maximizing our purpose and therefore our satisfaction with our own life.
Thomas Ross

John Lister is the author of the series 'The Higher Path' appearing in some publications.

John Lister

Frequently Asked Questions

Before contacting me, please look through these Frequently Asked Questions to see if your inquiry has already been addressed.

The short answer: No. The reason is simple. I have to earn a living and my days are filled with various business activities. I have a personal life after work hours, and that time is also too filled to allow me to discuss individual problems via phone or in person. I offer all that most people need to know on this website.

Yes, but I charge a fee for this service. Reaching third level of Reiki costs about a thousand dollars, and many many hours of study and practice time. If you are willing to pay something for my services, please fill in the contact form and I will get back to you.

There are many books written that are in line with what I teach. Thousands of lives have been improved as a result of this way of become aware of oneself. I am simply pointing people in the right direction in order to become self-aware. I am not simply some self-proclaimed guru, making things up. These are time tested techniques that do help people.

Jesus taught about the 'fruit of the spirit' and the 'sins of the flesh' and how they are at odds with one another. This is the exact teaching of the 'Two Wolves'. Many other religions also teach the same lesson, but with their own dieties sharing the wisdom. What I teach is in harmony with the holy writings that almost all religions are based on.


These articles were originally written for a magazine. I have presented them here in the order in which they appeared. I intend one day to expand on each article and compile the information in the form of a book.

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