"An indispensable step to Self-Realization is to bring one's Soul forward to assist our whole being to open to Spirit, for Soul transformation brings about a much needed Mastery to life.
Soul Mastery is not about a rigid controlling of life but a complete devotion to life. It entails coming to knowledge and power so as to make effective changes to the processes and dynamics of our life.
For if one is not aware of the conditioned patterns of our surface personality then these patterns dictate our life and the quality of our life, but as soon as one becomes aware and empowered then there can be true transformation and transcendence.
As we gain in Soul Mastery we come to an enjoyment of ourselves and life that is not prone to the up's & down's of pleasure & pain, but an enjoyment that is an expression of the joy that we all are." ~ Mani
Here is an audio of Mani in conversation giving a brief outline of the stages of Soul Mastery.