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An Upraised Chalice: Adventures and Near-Death Encounters in my Search for The Brotherhood of Light and What This Can Mean for You
$10.48
Description
Awarded 5 Stars from ForeWord Reviews: - "Nothing gets one's attention like one's imminent demise," writes Gene O'Neil in An Upraised Chalice, a book that chronicles the remarkable travels, adventures, and out-of-body and near-death experiences that have marked his quest to discover the meaning of life. O'Neil's practical insights, born of experience, cut across religious boundaries to convey a vibrant spirituality in plain, accessible language... O'Neil's compelling book offers a clear road map for both what he calls the greatest and most exciting journey one can take (the journey within) and the greatest discovery one can make (our true identity as divine love).

Do you consider yourself more spiritual than religious?

Many have turned away from traditional organized religions to explore their own relationship with the Divine. The author is one of these seekers and this book chronicles his remarkable journey to many of the world's sacred places. It is the inspiring story of a lifetime's quest for the ancient wisdom while experiencing miraculous intercessions of the Great Ones along the way.

This accounting differs form other stories detailing near death experiences (NDEs). The author (a professional pilot, a builder, a teacher and a family man) had multiple near death encounters over the years. In one instance Archangel Michael appeared in a sphere of Light, commanding him to prepare with a specific prayer / mantra just moments before a fatal car accident. Immediately after this accident, going up the tunnel of Light to the other side, two Masters assisted with a specific action that allowed for the continuation of this lifetime.

This story details the lifelong chain of events that brought about these intercessions and the prior and subsequent interactions with the Great Ones that so shaped Gene's life. And there is a much deeper story here. A story that is vast in its implications and that contains a challenge to all who seek to know the truth - a story that helps to answer our greatest question: Why are we here? How the Laws of Karma play out in near death experiences How the author created the conditions that enabled him to hear and see the warning from Archangel Michael and how these life-saving intercessions happened again and again over the years. How to choose a lifestyle that produces a healthy body - physical, mental and emotional - and a life of joy and purpose. How to awaken to the overwhelming majesty and love of the individualized I AM Presence within.

Additonal information available at www.upraisedchalice.com"

ISBN
9780991263509
By
O'Neil, Gene
Publisher
Asemc Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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703281
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On Being a Doctor 2: Voices of Physicians and Patients (Medical Humanities)
$10.24
Description
The sorrows, difficulties, and magic of medicine are all captured in the pages of this book. It is a compilation of stories, essays and poems which have appeared between 1995 and 1999.
ISBN
9780943126821
By
LaCombe, Michael A
Publisher
American College of Physicians
Item Condition
Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
703201
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Soul Whispers II: Secret Alchemy of the Elements in Soul Coaching
$4.99
Description
What are the elements whispering to you? The four elements - air, water, fire and earth - have been associated with balance, healing and wholeness since ancient times. Journey through the secret alchemical process of the elements with experienced Soul Coaches from all over the world to deepen your authentic connection with the true path of your soul. Discover new techniques to assist both yourself and your clients to experience the profound transformative powers of the elements to inform, heal and empower your life! Learn how to Restore your Passion Overcome Addictions Activate your Chakras Work with your Dreams Enhance your Creativity Create Sacred Ceremony Rediscover your Abundance Create a Home for your Soul. Contributing Authors Patti Allen, Roberta Ashkawa Binder, Ulrike Behre-Brandes, Kelly Chamchuk, Michelle Chant, Maria Clark, Sophia Fairchild, Misasha, Petra Nella, Coral Mujaes Pola, Christine Schreibstein, Helen Mumford Sole, Linda J. Stewart, Deb Swingholm, Jenn de Valk, Judy Ward, and Ilona Warda. "Immensely valuable information... deepens your connection to the truth of your soul." - DENISE LINN, founder of Soul Coaching(r) **Gold Medal Award Spirit Book of the Year 2011 Living Now Book Awards
ISBN
9780984593002
Publisher
Soul Wings Press
Item Condition
Used, Good
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Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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572655
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Life Is So Good
$5.74
Description
One man's extraordinary journey through the twentieth century and how he learned to read at age 98

"Things will be all right. People need to hear that. Life is good, just as it is. There isn't anything I would change about my life."--George Dawson

In this remarkable book, George Dawson, a slave's grandson who learned to read at age 98 and lived to the age of 103, reflects on his life and shares valuable lessons in living, as well as a fresh, firsthand view of America during the entire sweep of the twentieth century. Richard Glaubman captures Dawson's irresistible voice and view of the world, offering insights into humanity, history, hardships, and happiness. From segregation and civil rights, to the wars and the presidents, to defining moments in history, George Dawson's description and assessment of the last century inspires readers with the message that has sustained him through it all: "Life is so good. I do believe it's getting better."

WINNER OF THE CHRISTOPHER AWARD

"A remarkable autobiography . . . . the feel-good story of the year."--The Christian Science Monitor

"A testament to the power of perseverance."--USA Today

"Life Is So Good is about character, soul and spirit. . . . The pride in standing his ground is matched--maybe even exceeded--by the accomplishment of [George Dawson's] hard-won education."--The Washington Post

"Eloquent . . . engrossing . . . an astonishing and unforgettable memoir."--Publishers Weekly

Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.

ISBN
9780812984873
By
Glaubman, Richard
Publisher
Random House Trade Paperbacks
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1108318
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Everyday Sacred: A Woman's Journey Home
$4.99
Description
With simple shifts of perception, each of us can find the sacred in every day. Like the vibrant yet simple quilts that led her to live within the Amish community and to write about the experience in her bestselling book "Plain and Simple," the empty begging bowl is the powerful, inspirational symbol in Sue Bender's "Everyday Sacred." In the tradition of the begging bowl, she discovers a simple, profound wisdom we can all live by. Just as a Zen monk goes out each morning with an empty bowl in his hands and accepts whatever is placed in the bowl that day as his nourishment, so can we start each day afresh and find, at the end of the day that extraordinary things have come our way.

Filled with the people, stories, and experiences that found their way into Bender's own bowl, "Everyday Sacred" teaches us that each step along life's journey is a miraculous opportunity to learn. Whatever we are doing-whether meditating, weeding a garden, serving coffee in a busy coffee bar, or listening to a friend can be done with our full attention and love. It is these small acts that make every day sacred.

"Reading "Everyday Sacred," I felt as if I had spent an evening in lively conversation with Sue, searching for meaning through a variety of experiences, with myriad friends, and finding it at every turn" --Whitney Otto, author of "How to Make an American Quilt"

"It moved my whole being, seeped into my skin. Yes, I said, Yes. And the illustrations! ...They're wonderful." --Natalie Goldberg, author of "Banana Rose"

Sue Bender is an accomplished artist, author, and much sought-after lecturer worldwide.

ISBN
9780062512901
By
Bender, Sue
Publisher
HarperOne
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1108302
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A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher
$4.99
Description
A layabout mutt turned therapy dog leads her owner to a new understanding of the good life.

In late adolescence, Pransky was bored: she needed a job. and so Sue Halpern decided to give herself and her underoccupied Labradoodle a new leash--er, lease--on life by getting the two of them certified as a therapy-dog team. Pransky proved to be not only a terrific therapist, smart and instinctively compassionate, but an unerring moral compass as well. In the unlikely-sounding arena of a public nursing home, she led her teammate into a series of encounters with the residents that revealed depths of warmth, humor, and insight Halpern hadn't expected. Little by little, their adventures expanded and illuminated Halpern's sense of what goodness is and does--how acts of kindness transform the giver as well as the given-to.

Funny, moving, and profound, A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home is the story of how one virtuous--that is to say, faithful, charitable, loving, and sometimes prudent--mutt showed great hope, fortitude, and restraint (the occasional begged or stolen treat notwithstanding) as she taught a well-meaning woman the essence and pleasures of the good life.

ISBN
9781594632693
By
Halpern, Sue
Publisher
Riverhead Books
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1107044
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On the Edge of the Future: Esalen and the Evolution of American Culture (Religion in North America)
$7.35
Description

"Esalen is on the edge. Located in Big Sur, California, just off Highway 1, Esalen is, geographically speaking, a literal cliff, hanging rather precariously over the Pacific Ocean. The Esselen Indians used the hot mineral springs here as healing baths for centuries before the European settlers arrived.... Today the place is adorned with a host of lush organic gardens; mountain streams; a cliffside swimming pool; an occasional Buddha or garden goddess; the same hot springs now embedded in a striking multimillion-dollar stone, cement, and steel spa; and a small collection of meditation huts tucked away in the trees. These are grounds that both constitute the very edge of the American frontier and look due west to see the East...." --from the Introduction

The renowned Esalen Institute, founded in 1962 by Stanford graduates Michael Murphy and Richard Price, was created as a place "where the body can manifest the glories of the spirit." It offered guests a heady mixture of world mythology, hypnosis and psychic research, spiritual healing, sport mysticism, and Tantric eroticism. Among the notables who have spent time at the Institute are Abraham Maslow, Timothy Leary, Paul Tillich, Carlos Castaneda, B. F. Skinner, and former California governor Jerry Brown.

Despite its cultural significance, remarkably little has been written about Esalen itself. In On the Edge of the Future: Esalen and the Evolution of American Culture, 11 original essays, plus an afterword by co-founder Murphy, examine the Institute's roots, the place of its beliefs in American religious history, and its influence. This lively volume will fascinate anyone interested in the history of American religion as well as those who regard this remarkable place as the epicenter of the human potential movement.

The contributors are Catherine L. Albanese, Erik Erickson, Robert Fuller, Marion S. Goldman, Wouter J. Hanegraaff, Don Hanlon Johnson, Jeffrey J. Kripal, Timothy Miller, Michael Murphy, Glenn W. Shuck, Ann Taves, and Gordon Wheeler.

ISBN
9780253217592
Publisher
Indiana University Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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709397
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A Mindful Way: Eight Weeks to Happiness
$4.99
Description
Based on her belief that mindfulness is the foundation of a happy and fulfilling life, Jeanie Seward-Magee in A Mindful Way leads the reader through a comprehensive eight-week program towards self-realization and spiritual growth.

Immediately useful, practical advice written in a witty, intimate, and eloquent style, Seward-Magee uses innovative and creative teaching methods and her personal experience to show how simple techniques -writing, breathing, and focusing your awareness-- can transform your life. With humor and compassion, A Mindful Way speaks to those with little or no experience with either Buddhism or spirituality.

A Mindful Waycontains three very simple, potentially life-changing methodologies. "The Key" and "The Two Secrets": "Be still and know I am God," and trainings for deep self-knowledge and gratitude which allow the reader to understand himself and others more wholly. A Mindful Way divides life into seven-year segments, and combined with individually chosen self-reflection exercises, will help the reader examine the question of "Who am I?" The course gradually leads the reader to a deeper understanding that the only thing anyone ever possesses in his or her lives is the present moment.

This is a book for anyone, of any faith, who is looking for ways of enriching their life.
Foreword by Thich Nhat Hanh

ISBN
9781888375589
By
Magee, Jeanie Seward
Publisher
Parallax Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
708040
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Ethics for the New Millennium
$4.99
Description
Don't miss His Holiness the Dalai Lama's classic book, The Art of Happiness, or his newest, The Book of Joy, named one of Oprah's Favorite Things.

In a difficult, uncertain time, it takes a person of great courage, such as the Dalai Lama, to give us hope. Regardless of the violence and cynicism we see on television and read about in the news, there is an argument to be made for basic human goodness. The number of people who spend their lives engaged in violence and dishonesty is tiny compared to the vast majority who would wish others only well. According to the Dalai Lama, our survival has depended and will continue to depend on our basic goodness. Ethics for the New Millennium presents a moral system based on universal rather than religious principles. Its ultimate goal is happiness for every individual, irrespective of religious beliefs. Though he himself a practicing Buddhist, the Dalai Lama's teachings and the moral compass that guides him can lead each and every one of us--Muslim, Christian, Jew, Buddhist, or atheist--to a happier, more fulfilling life.
ISBN
9781573228831
By
Dalai Lama
Publisher
Riverhead Books
Item Condition
Used, Good
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Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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743286
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Love YOU: Small Changes to Quiet the Gremlins and Tame Those Unhealthy Habits, Behaviors, and Addictions
$10.99
Description
We often struggle with inner voices of critical and judgmental comments. Those internal gremlins, as Gena calls them, have their script memorized and at lightning speed can fill our heads and our souls with dialog of guilt, shame, embarrassment, self-hate and self-loathing. Taming those voices is an act of loving the part of you that notices they are talking. By being aware of what you are saying to yourself, you can begin to gently with forgiveness and compassion edit the inner dialogue. Love YOU guides you through skills and strategies to quiet the harsh voices in your head and rewrite the self-talk in a way that supports your health and well-being. Being at ease and maintaining good health comes when you love yourself first. The simple strategies and techniques in Love YOU: Small Changes to Quiet the Gremlins and Tame Those Unhealthy Habits, Behaviors, and Addictions will take those who struggle with the most mundane self-defeating bad habits to those in recovery from serious addictions on a path to greater well-being. Gena explains straightforwardly why taking action and embracing simple, user friendly strategies will make the difference and actually work for you. She sensitively explores what people may already know consciously or subconsciously in order to acquire the confidence needed to implement life changing skills for a better future. Vignettes throughout the book, show how others have struggled or succeeded with the most common behavioral patterns. The personal stories make the issues and solutions relatable to a broad audience. Easy exercises for implementing this new thinking will help you quickly adopt these new strategies. Those who have tried and failed will relish in Gena's fresh approach because so much of her book flies in the face of conventional wisdom. Here are just a few examples: o Exercise Willingness Rather Than Willpower o Love Your Smart Self: 7 Ways to Reinforce Your Brilliance o Stop Seeking Experts and Start Living Your Life o Love Your Scared Self: How to Reinforce Your Inner Courage o Tricks to Pull One Over on Your Own Brain o Love Your Sympathetic Self: 10 Ways to Reinforce Self-Compassion o Love Your Sprinting Self: 25 Ways to Win Long-Distance Living The many strategies and techniques in Love YOU, take advantage of the brain's amazing ability towards neuroplasticity, which means the brain can change itself. By changing the way you think about yourself, see yourself, talk to yourself, answer yourself, and feel about yourself, you can quiet the negative self-talk a.k.a. gremlins, improve well-being, and replace bad habits with healthy ones. Your life mantra becomes: Healthy choices = Fewer problems!
ISBN
9780984445011
By
Rotas, Gena M
Publisher
MettaFun Publishing
Item Condition
Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
705910
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B
A Light from the Shadows: Reflections on Oneness, Identity, and the Creation of Experience (An Emergence Book)
$12.76
Description
For thousands of years, spiritual and religious practitioners in India, Tibet, and elsewhere have made special use of prayer bead garlands called "mala" in chanting the divine Name and other words of power. Even today, these sacred objects are believed to aid the seeker in establishing a rhythmic centering of consciousness, reconnecting him or her with the energies believed to sustain the natural world.In the spirit of this same meditative tradition, 108 original poetic insights form the body of this powerful and nuanced exploration of individual and cosmic identity, acceptance, and psychological freedom. With a thematic structure corresponding to the seven major "chakras" or energy centers of the human body, "A Light from the Shadows" guides the reader on a journey of personal revelation: from an introduction to personal mythology and its power to shape our life experience; to the role of suffering and love in the creation of identity; to the subjective nature of time, separateness, and linear causality.This unique and engaging collection of quotable wisdom is the perfect companion gift, not just for the spiritual seeker or adept, but for anyone interested in taking his or her first step towards a larger understanding of the universe and our place in it.For more information and accompanying images, readers are encouraged to visit the author's virtual gallery at www.theartofemergence.com
ISBN
9781470103767
By
Leventhal, Eric Micha
Publisher
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Item Condition
Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
705252
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B
Imperfect Control: Our Lifelong Struggles With Power And Surrender
$5.87
Description
Addresses the issue of control--with its associated feelings of power, helplessness, freedom, and limitations--and how it affects every area of our lives.
ISBN
9780684801391
By
Viorst, Judith
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1111620
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The Power of Kabbalah: Technology for the Soul
$5.87
Description
Shows how to view and navigate through life by tapping Kabbalistic truths. This title explains the key process of transforming from a reactive to a proactive being that can in turn trigger increased creative energy, greater personal power, and a stronger and more satisfying sense of life.
ISBN
9781571892508
By
Berg, Yehuda
Publisher
Kabbalah Publishing
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
707630
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B
Unlocking the 7 Secret Powers of the Heart: A Practical Guide to Living in Trust and Love
$7.57
Description
An invitation to discover and develop your heart powers and tap into heart energy

- Features accessible yet profound wisdom about the power of the heart and approaches for tapping into heart energy

- Reveals that the heart, often perceived as our most vulnerable and fragile place, is in fact the source of our greatest potential

- Supports individual heart-work by offering simple and practical exercises, meditations, and visualizations proven effective through many years of practice

The heart is more often associated with vulnerability than hidden powers. We generally feel the need to protect our heart, building high walls after experiences of emotional pain and hurt. This response is unconscious, and since the modern world teaches us to rely on the brain to guide our life and actions, many of us find it hard to connect to the power and skills within our own hearts.

Addressing the fears and feelings of insecurity that can arise and prevent us from opening up to the treasures we hold within, Shai Tubali reveals that the heart, often perceived as our most vulnerable and fragile place, is in fact the source of our greatest potential. Providing practical advice, exercises, meditations, and visualizations proven through his own heart-work practice, he shows how to tap into the heart's energy field and easily activate its seven secret powers: wisdom, vulnerability, forgiveness, ability to love, infinite energy, transformation, and self-acceptance. He explains how our modern education system develops our mind perception only, focusing on the goal of being successful and urging us constantly to be faster and better. Not only does this not bring happiness and fulfilment, but it may even cause stress and illness. Showing how to transition from mind to heart perception, Tubali helps us understand more about our heart's skills and how to implement its powers by healing inner energetic and emotional blockages.

Calling for a change from one-sided mind perception and behavior, Tubali urges us to get in touch with our core and surrender completely to our heart energy, leaving all misconceptions behind and tearing down protective walls to discover our full potential. Unlocking the seven heart powers will lead to a deep sense of peace, balance, and fulfilment and enable you to approach life from a place of trust and love.

ISBN
9781620558126
By
Tubali, Shai
Publisher
Earthdancer Books
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1111541
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C
Create Your Dream Life Now: A Workbook and Guide for Manifesting Your Destiny
$4.99
Description
Most people wait for that "perfect" moment to begin living for their dreams--a financial windfall, retirement, or perhaps a move to a new city--but sadly, that perfect time often never comes. Create Your Dream Life Now is a practical, but visually delightful illustrated workbook that encourages people to start living dream-filled lives now.

By incorporating powerful workbook exercises, guided meditations, and nine key wisdom tools, the book teaches readers how to dramatically transform the landscape of their lives in just twenty minutes a day. The deeply transformational content of Create Your Dream Life Now is offered in a simple, fun, and inspirational way that makes an ideal gift book.


Create Your Dream Life Now represents a midpoint between a visual poem and a detailed yet reader-friendly functional guide and workbook to spiritual practice. It stands out from other manifestation books by marbling practical exercises, interactive meditations, and spiritual reflection into the subject matter. The work of acclaimed artist Joan Coleman fills the pages of this four-color book, which includes sections on: Who You Are; Desire; Create Your Dream Life Now Meditations; Gratitude for the Now; Gratitude for the Future; Affirmative Prayer; Creative Visualization; Mindfulness Meditation; The 9 Keys to Creating Your Dream Life; Action; Synchronicity; Alignment; Faith; Wisdom; Prayer; Love & Service; Gratitude; Healing; Dream Week Living; and Dream Week Journal Pages.

ISBN
9780757321016
By
Marc, Darren
Publisher
Health Communications Inc
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1111448
Location
C
The Art of Living Well: How to Find Joy and Love Your Life
$9.53
Description
The Art of Living Well: How to Find Joy and Love Your Life details a path to increased creativity, compassion, and joyfulness. It follows a trail blazed by the sages of western civilization, stopping at four points along the way. The first, the Oracle of Delphi - the Holiest of the Holies in the ancient Greek world - greets us with the words emblazoned on its entryway: "Know Thyself." Through these words we will come to an appreciation that Love stands at the very center of our being. We then meet the words of Polonius, a character in Shakespeare's Hamlet, who advises his son: "To thine own self be true." In this section we will learn to forge the Love we've uncovered into a tool of forgiveness, and we will use it to heal the buried hurts and pains from the past. Freed and bolstered with a newly strengthened sense of self, we next stand before the urgings of Ralph Waldo Emerson - Trust thyself. Here, we will learn how to trust the deepest within ourselves and the deepest in the world. At our last stopping point we find the words of friends and loved ones, not the wisdom of sages. They tell us to be ourselves-words that sound so simple-and we will see that we have developed the exact skills to live this way. The prize for our efforts is the art of living well: we will be able to find joy and love life in all of our various settings and roles. The author applies his more than thirty years as a physician, educator and striver in laying out an approach that is available to anyone who is willing to work with heart, mind, and commitment. Inner exercises complement the ideas presented in these pages, allowing readers to find their own insight and discoveries. These pages are available to anyone who feels there is more to life than what is merely seen with the eye."
ISBN
9780991176809
By
Schneebaum, Ron
Publisher
Center Reach Publishing
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
705007
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B
On Living
$5.27
Description
"A poetic and philosophical and brave and uplifting meditation on how important it is to make peace and meaning of our lives while we still have them." -Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of Eat Pray Love

"Illuminating, unflinching and ultimately inspiring... A book to treasure." -People Magazine

A hospice chaplain passes on wisdom on giving meaning to life, from those taking leave of it.

As a hospice chaplain, Kerry Egan didn't offer sermons or prayers, unless they were requested; in fact, she found, the dying rarely want to talk about God, at least not overtly. Instead, she discovered she'd been granted a powerful chance to witness firsthand what she calls the "spiritual work of dying"--the work of finding or making meaning of one's life, the experiences it's contained and the people who have touched it, the betrayals, wounds, unfinished business, and unrealized dreams. Instead of talking, she mainly listened: to stories of hope and regret, shame and pride, mystery and revelation and secrets held too long. Most of all, though, she listened as her patients talked about love--love for their children and partners and friends; love they didn't know how to offer; love they gave unconditionally; love they, sometimes belatedly, learned to grant themselves.

This isn't a book about dying--it's a book about living. And Egan isn't just passively bearing witness to these stories. An emergency procedure during the birth of her first child left her physically whole but emotionally and spiritually adrift. Her work as a hospice chaplain healed her, from a brokenness she came to see we all share. Each of her patients taught her something about what matters in the end--how to find courage in the face of fear or the strength to make amends; how to be profoundly compassionate and fiercely empathetic; how to see the world in grays instead of black and white. In this hopeful, moving, and beautiful book, she passes along all their precious and necessary gifts.

ISBN
9781594634819
By
Egan, Kerry
Publisher
Riverhead Books
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1111393
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C