Author: Michael Brown
Publisher: Namaste Pub Incorporated
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Why is it so difficult to simply be present? The reason is that our deeply suppressed emotional imprints from childhood — which Eckhart Tolle calls “the pain-body” — distract from an awareness of the present moment. We’re not broken and don’t need to be healed but rather, our discomfort needs to be integrated. The Presence Process is a journey that guides readers into taking responsibility for our emotional integration. It is a way to consciously grow up and become responsible for determining the quality of our personal experience. The book teaches readers how to exercise authentic personal responsibility in a practical manner and reveals the mechanics that shape the way they feel about their lives. It offers a simple, practical approach to accomplishing and maintaining personal peace in the midst of globally accelerating change, discomfort, conflict, and chaos.
This friendly, accessible book is about the age-old hunger in human hearts to open, and deepen, and grow towards faithful intimacy with the Source of all that is. This spiritual journey is radically personal, but it is not meant to be entirely solitary. It can be supported at crucial times by friendship with someone who has learned how to listen, through a life of prayer, for the guidance of God’s Spirit in their own soul and in the soul of another. Long ago, in Celtic Christian Ireland, such a person was called an anam cara—a soul friend. “Every soul, from time to time on its mysterious trek towards union with God, needs a human friend for encouragement on the way.” In Discovering the Art of Soul Friending, Carolyn Gratton invites us to say “yes” to the ability to share with another and to disclose something of oneself on each seeker’s journey towards union with God. Enriched by a lifetime of insights gained from educating groups around the world, she guides aspiring spiritual companions to: -a discernment of their own level of spiritual maturity; -sensitivity in the art of spiritual guidance and to a seeker’s desires, the soil from which their truest love can spring; -a commitment to prayer and the transformation of consciousness it makes possible; -rootedness in their own faith tradition and, throughout life, an openness to the expanded perceptions possible in our multicultural world. Carolyn completes each chapter with what she calls a “Book Providence” section—an annotated bibliography of resources that can expand the discernment skills and contextual awareness of potential soul friends.
Author: Will Pye
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Release Date: 2019-05-01
Gratitude is more than just a virtue—it’s a gift we give to ourselves. Written by a spiritual teacher and brain tumor survivor, The Gratitude Prescription will help you discover love, happiness, and peace of mind everywhere you look. Painful experiences are an inevitable part of life. Traumatic events, the deaths of people we love, physical and mental illnesses—we all face challenges and loss in our personal lives that cause us pain, grief, and sorrow. But what if we could learn to see life as a gift, regardless of our circumstances? The Gratitude Prescription will show you how to transform your struggles and suffering, and learn to cultivate unconditional thankfulness, no matter what happens. If anyone knows about cultivating gratitude in the face of great difficulty, it’s author, mentor, and spiritual teacher Will Pye. In 2011, Pye was diagnosed with a potentially terminal brain tumor, By learning to find a way to be thankful for his circumstances and developing his own practice of “radical gratitude”—thankfulness and appreciation for everything, without preference—he transformed his personal story and is now working to proliferate unconditional thankfulness around the world. With this heartfelt guide—filled with easy-to-follow meditations, affirmations, and exercises to help you find love, happiness, and peace in any moment—you’ll discover the positively transformative powers of gratitude: how it can bring more presence, resilience, and vibrancy into your life. You’ll also learn to be grateful for your unique talents and creativity, and how to activate this outlook in the face of despair, distress, and unfortunate circumstances. Finally, you’ll see how being unconditionally thankful reveals our interconnectedness and uplifts us all.
Author: Andrew Garrison, MS CPT CHC
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Release Date: 2019-05-31
A healthy Being Image removes the distractions in our lives and focuses on how we are truly being. Our moment-to-moment “beingness” strengthens self through others by seeing accurately through feeling and taking a stance of unity with all we encounter. Expanding the guidance they provided in their earlier book, Wellness In Mind: Your Brain’s Surprising Secrets to Gaining Health from the Inside Out, Andrew Garrison and Sally K. Severino have written a comprehensive self-help book that touches on one’s whole being. The authors take a socially conscious and collaborative approach that nurtures the wellness of everyone, offering practical advice, easy-to-implement steps and numerous suggestions to help you live more fully and in harmony in every social environment: family, friends, co-workers, non-profits, for-profit businesses and large organizations. Think of Being Image as a door into the vastness of your authentic self, an opening to reconnection with your original identity of goodness and love.
Author: Sarah Neustadter
Publisher: She Writes Press
Release Date: 2019-06-04
Writing from the unique point of view of a suicide survivor who is also a psychologist, Sarah Neustadter presents a selection of the emails she sent to John, her deceased beloved, over a three-year period following his death. Documenting the raw emotions she experienced during this time period—grief, despair, abandonment, confusion, and the seductive feeling of wanting to die—she seeks to answer the hard existential and psychological questions: Why is this happening? What does this mean about mortality? How do I go on with the rest of my life without my beloved? How do I heal my broken heart? Will I ever love again? Love You Like the Sky is a companion guide and roadmap for supporting younger women and men through intense and complicated grief as an access point toward deeper transformation—shifting awareness from despair to beauty.
The Leap is filled with hope for tomorrow. It shows us that we are far from alone — that we are part of something so encompassing, we can never be alone. A global shift is occurring in which we are edging our way toward becoming one world. Now, we must link to a sense of inner connectedness that few experience yet on a daily basis, but tht is essential if we are to interact with each other peacefully. As we become conscious of our inner oneness, we begin living from a different mindset. We experience a deep stillnes. It provides the key to personal fulfillment — and the hope of the world.
Author: Chair in Irish Scottish and Enlightenment History Michael Brown
Publisher: Namaste Publishing
Release Date: 2016-10-11
Michael Brown narrates the story of a solitary author (Michael) who is coerced by a friend to visit a mutual acquaintance dying of cancer in the local hospital. Michael reluctantly agrees to visit one time. Set in the dusty Karoo desert town of Aberdeen, South Africa,Tales for Mariette tells of the friendship that forms between Michael and Mariette Van Wyk, as his visits become numerous. The two bond over Michael's sharing of cat stories from his many years of experiencing cats in his life. Michael's wish is to have enough stories to share with Mariette throughout the holidays, and Mariette's life-long wish to experience what cats are like comes alive through cat tales over tea and cookies. These stories magically bring healing and resolution of their pasts to both Michael and Mariette, as well as comfort and insight to Mariette as she takes this difficult journey toward death.
Author: JoEllen Goertz Koerner, RN, PhD, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2011-03-23
Praise for the Previous Edition: "...represents an act of passion for the profession....The work's value comes from its integration of scientific, creative, and spiritual philosophies as a core context for the complex nurse-patient interaction involved in the promotion of a healing environment....Recommended." —Choice At the center of professional nursing lies the "authentic presence" of the nurse -- the intention and commitment that brings us to the profession, and unfolds as we develop as nurses. In this new edition, JoEllen Koerner explores the intersection of scientific, creative, and spiritual ways of knowing that inform and inspire this "healing presence" in caregiver and patient. Revised, updated, and refocused, the book integrates traditional nursing practice with cutting-edge alternative and integrative medicine. The author expands our' awareness of Allopathic and alternative ways of healing as rooted in Native Healing practices. The book also explores new models for transpersonal caring through the lens of philosophy, spirituality, and complexity science. It is a profoundly important resource for nurse educators, students, and practitioners. Key features: Presents the Nursing Triad model: nurse as scientist, artist, and healing presence Examines the bioenergetic body-the "five bodies" that comprise our being and infuse our becoming Discusses the physiology and philosophy behind healing presence Analyzes the healing process between nurse and patient, from embracing suffering to transcending polarities and enhancing capacity
Author: Steve Dinga
Release Date: 2012-09-05
Have you ever wanted to reconnect with your childlike spirit and live with peace, joy, gratitude, happiness, and an expanded presence of love in your life? By healing past disappointments and traumatic experiences, Colours of Your Life provides a framework to aid the process of forgiving yourself and others and opening your heart to the possibility of living life to the fullest. For those who are in recovery, Colours of Your Life presents a foundation to continue the work of twelve-step programs. For those seeking a deeper sense of peace and fulfillment, it serves as a holistic approach to wellness. And to those who have been on a healing path, it anchors your spiritual awakening by providing a daily, ongoing discipline to follow. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you can return to a place of peace and love, a place you have only left in your thoughts, not in reality. You can experience a deeper sense of love in the present moment, aware of your authentic self, free to create the colours of your life. “For the bee a flower is the fountain of life, and to the flower a bee is a messenger of love, and to both the bee and the flower, the giving and receiving of pleasure is a need and an ecstasy.” (The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran)
Author: George Daniel Harvey
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2013-05
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
This book is about opening up possibilities to living a deeper more dimensional self empowered life....at its core is love, and all it may ask of us in service to ourselves and others to include all life in its diversity. Journey To Yes / And Other Spirited Notions. - Speaks to the value of engaging life more mindfully, to live life more authentically, more fearlessly,more compassionately in humility-guided in the wisdom of heart centered love. To accept responsibility for outcome in our life and for our salvation.To discover our own path to a more peaceful,joyful,fulfilling life lived more consciously in gratitude.