Recovery from active addiction is a lifelong journey that can take many paths. By aligning yoga philosophy and poses with each of the Twelve Steps, Kyczy Hawk presents a physical and spiritual guide that complements and augments any twelve-step practice. Readers will investigate how they think, feel, and believe by using a new vocabulary to process traditional recovery principles.
A look at the spiritual, emotional, and philosophical implications of end-of-life care by an elegant and literary writer who is a hospital chaplain.
As a hospital chaplain, Amy Wright Glenn has been present with those suffering from suicide, trauma, disease, and unforeseen accidents and has been witness to the intense grief and powerful insights that so often accompany loss. She weaves together memoir, philosophical inquiry, and cutting-edge research on death/dying to chronicle how we, as individuals and as a culture, handle everything from grief to mortality.
This book is a collection of guidance and explanations to various misunderstood subjects that humans deal with on a daily basis. These include relationships, wealth, health of body and mind, and global issues. Spirit has addressed this confusion and offered viable answers, giving us comfort and hope in the process.
At fifty-two, in the wake of her husband's death, Lori Morrison found herself living alone on the edge of a volcanic crater lake in a lush jungle of El Salvador, mourning and feeling an intense desire to make sense of her loss. This powerful book tells the inspiring true story of how Morrison's mind cracked open so that she began to see, hear, and feel the subtle energy of other dimensions of reality, including that of a mysterious past as an ancient Mayan priest. Despite the wonder of these new perceptions, her turbulent awakening pushed Lori into a spiritual crisis. She landed in a locked psychiatric ward where the doctors had no insight on her experience.
Everywhere people are asking, I believe miracles are possible, but how do I attract them and live a life of Heaven on Earth every day?
This evolutionary book is the much-needed answer.
Author Sylvia Vowless' life hasn't always been wonderful and miracle-filled. Since her humble beginnings she's overcome many obstacles, fears, and limiting beliefs to make her dreams a reality. Through years of study and testing, she has learned to create a super-charged life, and in this guidebook she shares life-changing principles and powerful techniques to help you do the same.
The Miracle Effect offers a goldmine of innovative spiritual tools and bullet-proof strategies to take control of your life and make miracles a habit, opening up previously unknown realms of breath-taking possibilities for you. Referencing Ancient Wisdom with current scientific insights, as well as A Course in Miracles and writer Dr Wayne Dyer's philosophy, it offers practical instruction and encouraging true stories of everyday experiences to empower you to live your latent divine potential.
Sammy is an 80 year old billionaire, who finds himself at the peak of his success built on a mountain of sacrifices. He decides to participate in a life he missed to live. Eleven months in a year he leaves behind his identity and money and allows his curiosity and his willingness to experience anything—death even, to take him on life changing adventures and experiences across the world. Loaded with wisdom, surprise, humor and an eagerness to embrace life, The Wise Man Said is a collection of twelve such adventures of Sammy, where his journey becomes his greatest achievement—a life well lived.
The Author, Priya Kumar, is an Internationally Acclaimed Motivational Speaker. No matter who we are, where we are and what our circumstance, when purpose, confidence and self-determination becomes our guiding force, we live to our truest honor—this has been the driving force behind Priya’s endeavors in speaking and in writing.
This is not your Nana's praybook. Have you given up on prayer? Does it feel like God ignores you? Have you stopped believing in God? Could it be that you aren't broken, you have just been using the wrong tools or the right tools ineffectively?
Brandon Kneefel breaks down myths about what prayer is and explains how to do it most effectively. "Defining Moments" is all about standing in the light of the Spirit when it matters most, offering prayers around relationships and work, to dealing with finances or grief.
Brandon Kneefel is a Certified Spiritual Counselor and Practitioner with Inspire Spiritual Communities who draws upon his experiences from homelessness and addiction, to coming out and even his time on reality TV to offer tools and examples on how to use the words of prayer to redirect your life.
Prayer is practical when you know that thoughts inform your feelings and feelings inform your actions, and prayer alters those root thoughts. Brandon believes that we have inside of us all we need to realize our dreams and to live beautiful, loving and powerful lives. The sun can come out at any time, the light can burst forth and your reality can be altered dramatically, all you have to do is turn inward and open your eyes to the truth of who you are.
The Shared Lives are the Ladino (Jewish) community that resides world wide that share their faith outwardly Christian/Catholic and privately in their home--Jewish. The Twin Sun represents the original Sun that appeared in our universe that imploded and gave life to our Sun and Milky Way. This original Sun was the Semano-heaven for the original star that was cryptically hidden that provided the impetus for these writings. Garcia writes a "fascinating overview of the Ladino community -- Jewish people that have had to hide their religious identity (The Great Veil of Concealment)-- and fit in with a heavily Catholic society in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico."
This heartwarming story conveys an enlightening vision of hope for all who seek a better world and search for true purpose and meaning in life. Rose, our eighty-three year old Alaska Native received a lifelong mission from the vision of a village elder when she was just a child. As foretold by the village elder, she was later gifted with a profound spiritual truth. She has endeavored her entire lifetime to convey this truth to others, but feels unsuccessful. Meeting Grayson finally gives Rose the opportunity to fulfill her mission. Consequently, Grayson is transformed and finds a true home for his longing heart, as this road trip takes us from Alaska to Oregon, from search to fulfillment, and from remoteness--home. Travel with Rose and Grayson, and treat yourself to a new and refreshing perspective of spirituality and religion as it has never been told before.
Steven E. Ellis comes to this writing as a life-long student of spirituality and comparative religion. He was born in Oregon where he resides with his wife and practices his profession as a Chiropractic Physician. He is the author of forty-five study-guides and two booklets on the Baha'i Faith.
"Brilliant photographs ... a talented writer ... her descriptions are lyrical and evocative." -- Kirkus Reviews
"As multi-faceted and luminous as the photos it contains, this book is an important historical and spiritual journey told seamlessly." -- The BookLife Prize
In 1971, at age 20, Visakha had just published her first book and was beginning her ascent to fame and fortune through a career in photojournalism. She dreamed of bringing the people of the world closer by sharing their common kinship and values through her photographic essays. Then, at the invitation of her college boyfriend, John Griesser, who was working on his MFA thesis in India, Visakha traveled east, where she first learned about bhakti yoga - the yoga of devotion - from a simple Indian sage. The bhakti tradition seemed irrelevant to Visakha, and she rejected it.
Five Years, Eleven Months and a Lifetime of Unexpected Love is Visakha's deeply personal account of the emotional upheaval caused by her doubting her own cherished convictions, by her discovery that the alarmingly unreasonable - bhakti - could gradually become alarmingly reasonable. Visakha portrays her own and others' experiences in India, Europe, and the United States as they grapple with knowledge and a culture that is at once utterly foreign yet also resonant with their hearts. And she reflects on the profound, life-altering questions that we all sometimes ask.
Written by a fellow seeker who maintains a healthy dose of skepticism, this is the heartwarming, funny, colorful, bizarre, surprising, informative, and upending true story that will help questioner-skeptics see life from another perspective, one likely different from their own. In Five Years, Eleven Months, Visakha beautifully weaves together her personal losses and gains with an age-old tradition that enfolds her, creating a moving narrative for anyone who has ever asked, "Why?"
The Calling is a spiritual adventure. It is an encounter with the truth, the wisdom and the force that is innate to us all. At the brink of a divorce and personal breakdown, Arjun took a trip into the heart of the Himalayas, on the insistence of a sadhu, who predicted that the journey up to Hemkund Sahib would align him to his purpose and change his life forever. At every turn the mountains holds secrets and tests that urge Arjun to evolve into the person he had denied to be - himself. Pretenses, falsities, confusions and untruths fall apart as Arjun is forced to confront the mess he had created in his life. What started off as an opportunity to escape reality, turned out to be an opportunity to escape from the dwindling spiral of self-created misery. Filled with spiritual insights and sprinkled with light humor, this story will help you find your calling, your voice and who knows, even your true self.
What a gift book! This new book will inspire, bring hope and uplift all who open its pages. Prose written over years guided by prayer and quiet reflection by author Jody Bennett Reichel. With illustrations by artist Lucy McTier, this anticipated new book is a feast for the eyes as well as the soul.
In 2001, Peter and Linda were ready to start a vacation when Peter herniated two discs in his spine and was flat on his back for three months. The pain of the injury was crippling and overwhelming. Quieting down seemed more nurturing than acting up. Peter's years spent as a Quaker learning to listen and ponder in silent worship came to his aid. He prayed and, at one point, distinctly felt the remarkable hand of God.
He had read the Bible before, but now turned to Psalms and the Gospels with which he felt the healing reverberations. While Peter was healing, he began a ritual of prayer. First he’d recite The Lord’s Prayer and the Prayer of Jabez. Then, he said his own prayers, expressing his needs and wants. In order to remember all the requests, Peter began creating the Alphabet Prayer, such as: "Compassionate God, Calm Me and Comfort Me and Forgiving Father, Feed Me with Faith and Favor."
He eventually mentioned The Alphabet Prayer to his wife, an author. Linda replied, “Honey, I think you have a book!” Linda suggested they add to it further by drawing on the many names and attributes of God. They then asked a calligrapher to illustrate it. Linda and Peter are both Christians, but they tested the book with Christians, Jews, and Muslims, all of whom found it resonated emotionally and intellectually with them. Even an agnostic was surprised by how much he liked it, and found it clever and wise!
In The Art of Healthy Living, author Homayoun Sadeghi, MD, draws from his personal experience and practice as a physician to highlight the delicate, interconnected nature of the mind and the body. He describes how the mind plays an intimate role in balancing and maintaining the body, and that understanding this relationship is essential to achieving a strong, fit, and healthy body.
People of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and insight from Dr. Sadeghi’s knowledge and unique perspective about health, happiness, and inner vitality. In this thought-provoking book, he cracks open a world of wisdom that lays the foundation for a healthy and vibrant life.
In chapters like “The Virtual Nature of the Universe,” “The Riddle of Disease and Illness,” and “The Age Old Secrets of Healthy Living,” this compelling book inspires a culture of health and vitality based on reliance on instinct, intuition and inner guidance. This book encourages the reader to look inward to rediscover and reestablish the wisdom that lies within.
Dr. Sadeghi explains how health takes effort, and that this effort starts from the inside out. He describes how a consistent source of harmony, energy, and vitality must by necessity take root from the inside out.