About Barbara


Long Bio

Dr. Barbara Sherry Rose was born and raised in Bayside, New York. Since early childhood she was drawn to highly spiritual books. She lived in Lugano, Switzerland, and traveled most of the world while attending Franklin College. She was an honor student at the American University in Washington D.C. School of International Service. She then became an entrepreneur in the publishing industry as President of The Pennsylvania Yellow Pages. While carrying her first child, she sold her company for 1.6 million dollars to be a stay-at-home mom. In 1991 she divorced her husband while her two children were still in diapers.

As a stay-at-home single mom, Barbara pursued a career in film and television acting. She became a member of Screen Actors Guild (SAG), American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), while appearing in numerous CBS prime time television Sit-Com’s, feature films, and plays at Playhouse West. Barbara created the first Mentor/Mentee Mixer, and was Director of Submissions for the PSA (Public Service Announcement Committee) while on the Board of Directors with Women in Film in Los Angeles. She was also a Wish Grantor for The Starlight Foundation in Los Angeles, granting a final wish for a girl who later died of Leukemia.

While living in Los Angeles, Barbara also became more deeply drawn to spiritual study. She studied under Aeton, at the Kabbalah Center in Los Angeles, and read between five to six books per week covering a wide spectrum of spiritual paths.
In 1994 Barbara consulted with a highly respected psychic medium, Bill Burns, who told her that she would be bringing through information from her higher self (God), via her writings and public speaking engagements, to raise the spiritual consciousness of people on Earth. At that time, Barbara did not know what a “higher self” was, and although she believed in God, she could not fathom that she would receive direct communication. She simply could not relate to what she was told. Barbara began to “bring through” information from God in 1994 in her writings, and in speech, bringing through information to friends, although she had no intention at that time to make that her life’s work.

In 1996, Barbara was hit with a brutal and unwarranted child custody litigation suit after seeking the original amount of child support stipulated in her divorce papers. Without the funds for proper legal representation, Barbara unjustly lost primary custody of her two small children, she was given visitation rights. She felt as if she had lost her soul, and nearly took her own life over the injustice.

During Barbara’s darkest moments, while trying to understand “why” this injustice happened to her, she decided to “test” her abilities to receive Divine information by writing letters to God asking for answers. She received volumes of information, answers, and was told she would do much to raise the spiritual consciousness of people on Earth.

Barbara’s entire life and reality fell apart after losing everything on the outside. She felt a deep inner shift from ego into Soul. Determined to expose injustice within society Barbara decided to forgo a career as an actress. She felt a deep calling in her soul to be of service and help humanity rise from within.

In 1998 Barbara was determined to rise from her devastation and help parents who were being railroaded in unwarranted child custody cases. She founded and was Chair of the Child Custody Committee with National Organization for Women. As a result of national meetings, Barbara was receiving calls every day from other mothers who went through the same scenario as Barbara did. Barbara was working with legislation drafting bills and founded American People for Family Justice Child Legislation. She counseled hundreds of parents from all over the United States via telephone completely free of charge. 99% were mothers. She was helping them when they had nowhere else to turn. Fueled with determination to make a difference, Barbara went back to college to become a Broadcast Journalist. She wanted to have a voice to help inspire all people who were downtrodden and railroaded. While an Honor Student at Florida International University School of Journalism and Mass Communication her email address was BornToInspire(at) not knowing at the time that her life’s work and direction was about to bloom into an entirely new area to make a difference for humanity.

In 1998 she became a legally ordained Minister with Universal Life Church, feeling a deep spiritual calling within, while she then continued her education and began her formal studies in Metaphysics/Higher Consciousness towards her BS, MS and PhD in March 1998 with American Institute of Holistic Theology.

In 1999 she was also an honor student at Florida Atlantic University with a double major in Political Science specializing in Middle East Studies, and Mass Communication. It was in the summer of 2000 that Barbara went to Israel and interviewed Christian refugees that fled from genocide and persecution in Southern Lebanon. Barbara brought her interviews and accounts against human rights to CNN.

Barbara wanted to further expose injustice for the voiceless masses that were railroaded. She was then accepted to the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University. With a 3.8 GPA, Barbara was inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society in Journalism and Mass Communication. She was approved to begin an internship with CNN. She worked behind the scenes volunteering her time with CNN Miami Bureau during the 2000 Presidential election re-count debacle. She brought breaking news which was exposed on air by Greta Van Susteren. During this time, Barbara learned that she could not voice her opinion as a broadcast journalist; she could only report the news, period. AOL then acquired CNN and temporarily suspended the internship program in all bureaus to re-structure the news organization.

By this time, Barbara had been doing writings beginning with the words: “Dear God” every single day for over two years. She received advance written information which all came to pass. Barbara awoke one morning with a pinched-nerve in her neck, unable to move. She did a writing, and was told: “It was time” to write her first book: Individual Power. Barbara was then guided to write her next book: If God Was Like Man.

Barbara was faced with a critical life changing decision: to either be a broadcast journalist, or to follow the truth in her heart and speak out to help humanity. Barbara was petrified to expose that she received information from God in her writings. She went through a deep transformation to follow the truth in her heart, and realized that she did not have to be a broadcast journalist to make a difference for humanity. Barbara discovered her true passion – to Inspire people.

In 2001 she launched her Website and decided to devote the remainder of her life’s work to inspiring people and uplifting humanity via her books, public speaking engagements, spiritual intensives, articles and seminars. She has thousands of subscribers spanning 191 countries.

Barbara founded International Institute of Higher Self Communication. A global, non-denominational spiritual service helping people across the globe dedicated to uplifting the spiritual consciousness of humanity. Barbara’s commitment to teaching people how to receive answers directly from God (as you personally understand Him/her to be) to authentically empower humanity is having a vastly positive rippling effect globally.

She founded – Higher Self Communication Yahoo Group as a free spiritual service to bring free support to people around the world. Suicides of several people were prevented as a result of this pure, loving and extremely positive group.
People’s positive experiences as a result of this work fuels Barbara’s passion and commitment to making this available to the masses around the world.

Barbara is the founder of Global Life Transformation Foundation that she merged with International Institute of Higher Self Communication.

In April 2005, Barbara released Stop Being the String Along: A Relationship Guide to Being THE ONE in June 2005; Barbara’s groundbreaking relationship became an Amazon # 1 Relationship Bestseller.
Barbara’s articles and book excerpts are widely published internationally uplifting people’s lives in the areas of personal and life transformation, relationships, and spiritual awakening.

Barbara has a wide and well rounded traditional educational background. However, she felt the incorporation of Higher Self Communication, the study and integration of humanity’s God-Nature into people’s personal transformation and spiritual evolution was missing. On September 30, 2005 she completed her BS, MS, and PhD in Higher Consciousness – Metaphysics from American Institute of Holistic Theology, and received her Doctorate degree. Barbara created the term six-senseitis – where people are under-functioning using just their five senses. This is listed in Merriam Webster’s On Line Dictionary.

On January 10, 2006, Barbara released her book Know Yourself: A Woman’s Guide to Wholeness, Radiance & Supreme Confidence On February 9, 2006 it became an Amazon # 1 personal transformation bestseller.
On August 1, 2006 she released If God Hears Me, I Want an Answer! This became an Amazon Religion & Spirituality Bestseller. Her commitment to authentically empower the masses by receiving direct answers from God (as you personally understand Him/her to be) based on the countless lives that have been positively transformed as a result of her work in this area, is her heartfelt mission to continue to spread this information globally.

Dr. Barbara Rose follows the pure guidance from God and teaches humanity globally how to receive the same guidance, answers, clarification and direction in order to be authentically empowered as well as to consciously become one with God, and live life as their pure God-Self for each moment that a person is alive.
Barbara’s devotion to helping the masses authentically and purely empower themselves resulted in her decision to make her bestselling book If God Hears Me, I Want an Answer! available completely FREE of charge in e-book format. This book has been downloaded by tens of thousands of people in 191 countries. After several thousand downloads within the first three days, The Rose Group stopped tracking downloads due to server overload. Barbara does all she can to be of the most positive service to humanity.

She is the bestselling author of twenty five books including If God Hears Me, I Want an Answer!, Stop Being the String Along: A Relationship Guide to Being THE ONE, Individual Power Know Yourself

She is one of today’s most loved and respected spiritual teachers, and a world renowned Life Transformation Specialist s

Her highly acclaimed spiritual work is widely sought after and published internationally transforming the lives of millions across the globe.
Barbara lives her life with the vow to do only that which she would want done to her. She honors all people from all paths and cultures. Her greatest love is making a difference live either via phone or in person speaking events.

People from all backgrounds and walks of life have taken spiritual intensives with Dr. Barbara Rose. She has successfully provided her services to people with such diverse backgrounds as doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers, Department Heads of University’s, NASA scientists, bankers, rock stars, entertainment – feature film and television talent, nurses, school teachers, ministers, stay-at-home parents, authors, government, spiritual teachers, Fortune 100 top Executives.

Her intensives have been given to people from many countries around the world besides the United States including; Canada, France, Taiwan, India, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Israel, Lebanon, Switzerland, England, New Zealand, Holland, Hungary, Mexico, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Germany, Norway, Ireland, Oman, Scotland, Russian Federation, The Netherlands, and many others.

During her sessions the words and guidance flows through her form God which has led to the most positive and pure transformation for countless people globally.

Bearing special significance in Barbara’s heart when she was inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society in Journalism and Mass Communication, (March 31, 2001) is from a passage from KTA newsletter – Special Issue For New Initiates, copied verbatim, with the core message in red type below. “You have earned your membership by your exemplary scholarship. You are a member of Kappa Tau Alpha for life. No annual dues are expected. In all likelihood, this is the last contact you’ll have with the national office…”
In your induction into Kappa Tau Alpha you have pledged your allegiance to the highest ideals of journalism and communication. It was Socrates, the mentor of Plato, who insisted on the marriage of knowledge to ethics. To him we are indebted for this great conception which comes to us as a shining maxim: “The unexamined life is not worth living.”
“To my mind the Socratic ideal of ‘the examined life’ synthesizes the cardinal precepts of professional journalistic practice. You have today pledged your allegiance to worthy utterance- utterance marked by the truthfulness, fairness, and artistry. To honor these standards in your own professional life – whether in reportage or commentary or advertising – will make each of you an exemplar of ‘the examined life.’ The greatest adventure in life is, after all, the adventure of the human intellect and the human spirit. You are to be congratulated on having proved your worthiness in this great adventure. You are, as it were, the crème de la crème of your own student population.
And your induction into Kappa Tau Alpha writes yet another chapter in your instructors’ steadfast faith in the great Socratic ideal of ‘the examined life.’
“We are all of us proud of your individual achievement. You are exemplars of an honorable breed of men and women – a fraternity whose business it is, through the spoken and printed word, to make truth prevail in the world in which it moves and has its being. You are in the larger sense therefore exemplars of the great Socratic ideal of ‘the examined life.’
“We salute you and wish you Godspeed.”
– Ralph T. Eubanks, professor emeritus.
On March 31, 2001 Barbara was inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha (KTA) Honor Society
Kappa Tau Alpha is a college honor society that recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship in journalism and mass communications. Membership must be earned by excellence in academic work at one of the 91 colleges and universities that have chapters. Selection for membership is a mark of highest distinction and honor.
Membership is by invitation only, and is based solely on character and excellence in academic work. Students with a compiled GPA that ranks them in the top 10 percent of their class are invited, provided they meet other stringent requirements including a minimum GPA of 3.5 and 9 credit hours of upper division work in professional journalism and mass communication courses.
Source: FIU School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Barbara launched Wholesale for Humanity pricing her books and live recorded seminars at 40% off list price.

Barbara is now (2013) preparing a world speaking tour giving keynotes and weekend intensive workshops which brings her the most joy when she sees the difference this work makes for each person who experiences life changing results.

By Barbara Rose, PhD| Bestselling Author 33 Books| Higher Self Relationship & Life Transformation Expert| SAG-AFTRA

Bestselling Author of 33 Books| Global Higher Self Relationship & Life Transformation Expert| Public Speaker| Actor SAG-AFTRA

2 replies on “About Barbara”

Thank you dear Deborah. I feel humbled and grateful that my work, and working harder now that I am well again (from 2 1/2 yrs of bleeding and a broken spine) I’m happily back to work full steam. YOU are a very kind, kindred soul – keep being who you are, you truly make a difference!


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