Author: Robert Holden, PhD
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Release Date: 2014-04-28
A Course in Miracles is a modern psycho-spiritual text that has inspired teachers like Marianne Williamson, Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer, Jerry Jampolsky, Sondra Ray, and Gabrielle Bernstein. With more than two million copies in print, in over thirty languages, individual students and study groups study it daily around the world. Robert Holden has studied the daily lessons offered in A Course in Miracles for twenty years. In Holy Shift!, Robert has selected 365 of his favorite passages from A Course in Miracles to serve as daily meditations throughout the year. Students who are already familiar with the Course will enjoy this portable edition of miracles, and those new to the Course will appreciate the friendly and accessible introduction. Holy Shiftwill help everyone to practice the universal tenets of this profound teaching and to experience a year of miracles.
Lauren Lane Powell's journey through stage 3 uterine cancer and four surgeries. Her inner guidance advised her to, "Do it differently." She reached out to her family, friends, and facebook community for advice and support and applied her faith-based Unity principles to reframe her illness, including calling cancer, cAnswer. This touching journey teaches a different way to approach a life-threatening illness, and draws a heart-warming portrait of Lauren and her extended family.
Author: Robert Holden, Ph.D.
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Two caterpillars were crawling along a tree branch one day when a butterfly flew overhead. One caterpillar said to the other, "You will never get me up in one of those things." Shift Happens! is about personal alchemy and inner transformation. Some people "go" through life; and other people "grow" through life. Shift Happens! celebrates your unlimited potential to grow, blossom, and evolve-in spite of everything. It is a book of hope. The term personal alchemy describes the ability to take a piece of dirt, roll it around a few times, and fashion it into a pearl. This is what an oyster does. Personal alchemy is what your grandmother called turning lemons into lemonade. It is what old wizards described as turning straw into gold. Shift Happens! is about staying open all hours for miracles. Success, love, and happiness are only ever one thought away at most. One new perception, one fresh thought, one act of surrender, one change of heart, one leap of faith, can change your life forever.
How could a God of total love and eternal vision create billions of people throughout time, knowing most would be forever denied salvation because they did not embrace one specific faith pathway? Might such consciousness be blasphemy? Yet that has been the historic teaching of the Christian church in its various denominations and remains the belief of fundamentalists. Dissension within the ranks of Christendom is greater than at any other time. Members the world over have walked away from practice of the faith because they cannot reconcile the message of Jesus to the dogma and politics of church, or because they cannot trust the inconsistencies and conflicts of the Scriptures. Untold numbers, skeptical and doubting, remain perfunctorily obedient for fear of eternal damnation. Others have been tragically marginalized, ostracized, or even excommunicated from congregations and denominations that draw their charter from the Lord of Love, non-judgment, and forgiveness. A lifelong Christian whose consciousness no longer identifies with organized religion, Rev. Batson now enjoys a new and more profound relationship with Jesus, who remains the Lord of his life. His testimony offers comfort, affirmation and hope to many. To others, he is a heretic. He hopes, however, that this book will offer all readers a shift in perspective. “He who has an eye, let him see. He who has an ear, let him hear.” —Jesus “I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” —Galileo Galilei (1564–1642)
By day, Monica Holy’s life looks like millions of others. She paints, jogs, talks to friends, and worries about her children. Monica’s nightlife is a different story. Since birth, she has entered extraordinary worlds of consciousness through the portal of lucid dreams. While there, she conducts souls to the other side and to the light, teaches, guides, and heals. She enters those non-ordinary realities not just to explore them, but to work on behalf of the human community. In Fringe Dweller on the Nightshift, she eloquently recounts her psychic and spiritual work with the troubled dead, the newly dead or those about to die – especially children – to provide emergency relief. She also brings back messages from the world beyond this one, by offering each and every one of us inspiration and ideas for honoring our feelings and connecting to the divine expression of all that is. Ultimately, we will all see The Grid (chapter 10): the invisible reality beyond our five senses that underlies all physical form as we know it. Fringe Dweller on the Nightshift combines cosmic adventure with down-to-earth practical information – part art, part memoir, part philosophy, part guidance, this book is a work of the heart.
Author: Gene Logsdon
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date: 2010-08-30
Genre: Technology & Engineering
In his insightful new book, Holy Shit: Managing Manure to Save Mankind, contrary farmer Gene Logsdon provides the inside story of manure-our greatest, yet most misunderstood, natural resource. He begins by lamenting a modern society that not only throws away both animal and human manure-worth billions of dollars in fertilizer value-but that spends a staggering amount of money to do so. This wastefulness makes even less sense as the supply of mined or chemically synthesized fertilizers dwindles and their cost skyrockets. In fact, he argues, if we do not learn how to turn our manures into fertilizer to keep food production in line with increasing population, our civilization, like so many that went before it, will inevitably decline. With his trademark humor, his years of experience writing about both farming and waste management, and his uncanny eye for the small but important details, Logsdon artfully describes how to manage farm manure, pet manure and human manure to make fertilizer and humus. He covers the field, so to speak, discussing topics like: How to select the right pitchfork for the job and use it correctly How to operate a small manure spreader How to build a barn manure pack with farm animal manure How to compost cat and dog waste How to recycle toilet water for irrigation purposes, and How to get rid ourselves of our irrational paranoia about feces and urine. Gene Logsdon does not mince words. This fresh, fascinating and entertaining look at an earthy, but absolutely crucial subject, is a small gem and is destined to become a classic of our agricultural literature.
Author: Sera Beak
Publisher: Sounds True
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
When one person dares to speak her truth, it challenges us all to live our own. With Red Hot and Holy, Sera Beak offers a provocative and intimate view of what it means to get up close and personal with the divine in modern times. With a rare combination of audacious wit, scholarly acumen, and tender vulnerability—vibrantly mixed with red wine, rock songs, tattoos, and erotic encounters—Sera candidly chronicles the highs and lows of her mystical journey. From the innocence of her childhood crush on God; through a whirlwind of torrid liaisons and bitter break-ups with Christianity, Buddhism, Sufism, Hinduism, and the New Age; and finally into committed monogamy with her own Red Hot and Holy Goddess, Sera shares transformative insights, encouraging us all to trust our unique path and ignite our own spiritual love affair. Sera Beak's luscious writing and renegade spiritual wisdom that slices through religious and new age dogma made her debut book The Red Book a breakout success. With Red Hot and Holy she offers a far more personal book—an illuminating, hilarious, and above all utterly honest portrait of the heart-opening process of mystical realization. This hot and holy book invites you to embrace your soul, unleash your true Self, and burn, baby, burn with divine love. Excerpt As a child, I was madly in love with God. Gaga for God. In grade school, I used to write “I (heart) God” at the top of all my homework assignments and in the margins of the notes I passed to my girlfriends about which boys we thought were cute. Next to The Little Princess, a children’s bible was kept on my bedside table for nightly reading. Miracles? Prophetic dreams? Angels? Healing the sick? Sign me up for those gigs! And every Thursday I believed J.C. dropped by my bedroom so I could ask him personal questions and tell him which sister was annoying me the most. I was magnetized to rosaries, prayers, and pyramids the way other kids were to doughnuts, MTV and the Cabbage Patch Kids, and every time I saw a religious figure (priest, nun, Buddhist monk, Hare Krishna) out in public, it would take an enormous amount of willpower not to stalk them. When Career Days at school would come around, my questionnaire would look a little something like this: Favorite subject? God Favorite hobby? God What do you want to be when you grow up? God (Okay, there was a brief time when I was six years old when the answer to that last question was “an albino.” I thought albinism would make me glow in the dark.) When I was a child, God was not a belief of a magical Santa Claus type. He was as real as my heart. I felt Him (inside me). I recognized Him (everywhere). I knew Him (personally). We hung out together, and I never wanted our rendezvous to stop. I only wanted us to draw closer. I assumed I was experiencing what many Catholics refer to as “the call” to be a priest, so I matter-of-factly informed my parish priests and Sunday school teachers of my future vocation. They laughed, patted my head, and told me I couldn’t have heard the call to be a priest because I had a vagina. Okay, they didn’t say that last part, but believe me, it was implied. They did tell me that only men were allowed to be priests because Jesus only had male disciples (to which Mary Magdalene juts out her left hip and slaps her round cheek with The Gospel of Mary Magdalene). But, of course, I could always be a nun.
Author: Jennifer Powers
Publisher: Blooming Twig Books
Release Date: 2011-11-11
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
How can one little f change your life? Highly sought after coach, speaker and author Jennifer Powers answers this question and many others in Oh shift! How to change your life with one little letter. Powers, a self-described & self-reflection whore, challenges readers to create a more joyful life by using the shifting process outlined in Oh shift! How to change your life with one little letter. Drawing on her New Jersey upbringing, Powers couples a provocative approach with fearless humor and wit to provide readers with the inspiration to become true shift heads.Powers shares both personal vignettes and client success stories to drive the Oh, shift! message home and to showcase the benefits of shifting in today's world. Chapters aptly titled to fit the Oh, shift! message include: Shift or get off the pot, Why take a shift?, Shift happens, The f'n shift, Let's shoot the shift, Scared shiftless and many more.
Author: Robert M. Schwartz, Ph.D.
Release Date: 2012-01-31
Genre: Health & Fitness
?Imagine achieving your ideal weight and not regaining! ?Imagine growing spiritually while transforming your body! ?Imagine connecting with God each time you eat! ?Imagine Holy Eating making this process joyful! ????????????? Imagine achieving your optimal weight and not regaining. Imagine growing spiritually while transforming your body. Imagine connecting with God each time you eat. In Holy Eating: The Spiritual Secret to Eternal Weight Loss, author Dr. Robert M. Schwartz offers a powerful guide for transforming both your physical and spiritual selves. He presents practical strategies, applying wisdom from the Bible and spiritual practices from the Kabbalah to the universal struggle for weight loss. Holy Eating captures a simple, but unique message: God cares about how you eat and wants you to be holy, healthy, and trim. This guide will help you understand and internalize the concept of holy eating so it comes alive with spiritual force. Schwartz leads you through practical steps toward experiencing the ultimate pleasures of holy eating with its benefits of reduced shame and improved fitness, beauty, and health. Holy Eating is a “God-help book” because it relies less on self-focused motivation than on drawing strength and guidance from God. In the battle against obesity, personal power alone is not strong enough for most people to achieve lasting victory, but spiritual inspiration and practices can yield lifelong weight transformation. Praise for Healthy Eating “Holy Eating is a unique approach that involves an overall shift towards a more spiritual life. Taken seriously, this method can yield not only sustained weight control, but also a happier and more purposeful life.”—Rabbi Abraham Twerski, MD, Author of more than sixty books on spirituality and self-improvement
Rollins has already established himself as a major voice and an astute, generative force within the emergence Christianity. The Orthodox Heretic is his most accessible and engaging work to date." - Phyllis Tickle In this bold new book Peter Rollins presents a vision of faith that has little regard for the institutions of Christendom. His uncompromising critique of religion, while often unsettline, is infused with a deep and abiding love for what it means to genuinely follow Christ. Pete Rollins writes with clarity and compelling conviction." - Frank Schaeffer "I remember driving around Belfast with Pete, sitting in the front seat listening to him tell these parables that he'd written-thinking, 'Everybody needs to hear these.' And now you can." -Rob Bell, author of Jesus Wants to Save Christians
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Author: Brian P. Hall
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2006-08-01
How do your values influence your leadership style? -Have you clearly defined your own values? -Does your leadership style reflect your values? -How is your organization's development influenced by its values, by your values? 'Values Shift' will guide you to an understanding of how Òvalues are basically a quality information system that when understood tell about what drives human beings and organizations . . . 'Values Shift' will help you clarify your values, those of your organization, and to use this information to lead organizational development and change and to fulfill your organization's mission.
Author: Eric H F Law
Publisher: Chalice Press
Release Date: 2013-03-31
Called a "must read for Christians paralyzed in survival mode," Holy Currencies teaches you how your ministry can become sustainable, grow, and thrive. Money is not the only currency your ministry needs. Author Eric H. F. Law shows us how the six blessings of time and place, gracious leadership, relationship, truth, wellness, and money flow through successful missional ministries. And they can flow through your ministry too! Learn how to use these gifts to rejuvenate, recirculate, regenerate, and expand your ministry through Law's insightful stories, instruction, processes, exercises, and activities. Tools in the book help evaluate how your church uses each gift and enables church members to measure and value the six blessings. Holy Currencies will push you to think beyond your church's current boundaries and create rich, sustainable missional ministries.
Author: Sara Ritchey
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release Date: 2014-04-01
A magnificent proliferation of new Christ-centered devotional practices—including affective meditation, imitative suffering, crusade, Eucharistic cults and miracles, passion drama, and liturgical performance—reveals profound changes in the Western Christian temperament of the twelfth century and beyond. This change has often been attributed by scholars to an increasing emphasis on God’s embodiment in the incarnation and crucifixion of Christ. In Holy Matter, Sara Ritchey offers a fresh narrative explaining theological and devotional change by journeying beyond the human body to ask how religious men and women understood the effects of God’s incarnation on the natural, material world. She finds a remarkable willingness on the part of medieval Christians to embrace the material world—its trees, flowers, vines, its worms and wolves—as a locus for divine encounter. Early signs that perceptions of the material world were shifting can be seen in reformed communities of religious women in the twelfth-century Rhineland. Here Ritchey finds that, in response to the constraints of gendered regulations and spiritual ideals, women created new identities as virgins who, like the mother of Christ, impelled the world’s re-creation—their notion of the world’s re-creation held that God created the world a second time when Christ was born. In this second act of creation God was seen to be present in the physical world, thus making matter holy. Ritchey then traces the diffusion of this new religious doctrine beyond the Rhineland, showing the profound impact it had on both women and men in professed religious life, especially Franciscans in Italy and Carthusians in England. Drawing on a wide range of sources including art, liturgy, prayer, poetry, meditative guides, and treatises of spiritual instruction, Holy Matter reveals an important transformation in late medieval devotional practice, a shift from metaphor to material, from gazing on images of a God made visible in the splendor of natural beauty to looking at the natural world itself, and finding there God’s presence and promise of salvation.
Author: Gabriella Lazaridis
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2016-11-10
Genre: Political Science
During the European elections of 2014, one of the main issues raised by the media was the electoral performance of so called ‘populist parties’. The electorate confirmed its deep dissatisfaction with mainstream political parties, voting for far right parties in parliamentary elections in Northern Europe (Austria, Denmark, Sweden), Eastern Europe (Hungary, where the deeply anti-Semitic Jobbik party gained votes) and in France (where the French National Front won about a quarter of the vote), while in the Southern European countries, battered by austerity policies, it was the radical right and left in Greece (Golden Dawn and Syriza) and the radical left in Spain (Podemos) that obtained excellent scores. This book examines the growing trend towards far and extreme right populism that has emerged prominently in Northern (Finland), Western (Austria, Denmark, France, the UK), Southern (Greece, Italy) and Central/Eastern Europe (Slovenia, Bulgaria) since the 1990s. Providing a critical understanding of current European trends and analysing the complex phenomena covered by the notion of populism, this book will be of interest to students and scholars researching right-wing politics, as well as European politics more generally.