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10 Practices to Reawaken the Sacred in Everyday Life
Publisher: The Golden Sufi Center
Publication Date: May, 2017
This book offers inspiring and practical guidance for reconnecting to the sacred in everyday life and transforming our relationship with the Earth. Describing, the power of simple, daily practices such as Walking, Gardening, Cooking with Love, and Prayer, this small book supports profound changes, in how we think about and respond to the ecological crisis of our times., Spiritual Ecology: 10 Practices to Reawaken the Sacred in Everyday Life follows, our groundbreaking, Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth, , now in its second edition, which included spiritual perspectives on climate change, species loss, deforestation, and other aspects of our present environmental crises from renowned spiritual teachers, scientists, and indigenous leaders. That book drew an overwhelmingly positive reaction from readers, many of whom are asking: What can I do?, Spiritual Ecology: 10 Practices to Reawaken the Sacred in Everyday Life, answers that question with, inspiring, personal anecdotes from the author Sufi teacher Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee and simple practices we all can do, . Rooted in the mystical foundation of the worldès great spiritual traditions, with a particular connection to Sufism, these timeless practices remind readers of our deep connections to life, each other, and the Earth, and invite a return of meaning to our desecrated world. As Rumi says, "there are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground," and it is this sacred ground that is calling to us, that needs our living presence, our attentiveness. This small book offers, simple ways to reconnect so that we can once again feel the music, the song of our living connection with the Earth, . Among Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee’s other books are, Darkening of the Light, and, For Love of the Real, .
An Introduction to Its Philosophy and Practice
By: Traleg Kyabgon
Publication Date: July, 2011
Here is, a comprehensive overview of the Buddhist path from the perspective of the three vehicles of Tibetan Buddhism, —the Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. While these vehicles are usually presented as a historical development, they are equated here with the attitudes that individuals bring to their Buddhist practice. Basic to them all, however, is the need to understand our own immediate condition. The primary tool for achieving this is meditation, and, The Essence of Buddhism, serves as a handbook for the various meditative approaches of Buddhist practice. Beginning with the Four Noble Truths, Traleg Rinpoche incorporates the expansive vision of the Bodhisattva path and the transformative vision of Tantra. The final chapters present the transcendent view of Mahamudra. This view dispenses with all dualistic fixations and directly realizes the natural freedom of the mind itself. Along the way, the book provides vivid definitions of fundamental concepts such as compassion, emptiness, and Buddha-nature, and answers common questions about the notions, goals, vehicles, and understandings of Buddhism, such as Why does Buddhism teach that there is “no self”? Are Buddhist teachings pessimistic? Does Buddhism encourage social passivity? What is the role of sex in Buddhist tantra? Why is it said that samsara, is, nirvana? Does it take countless lifetimes to attain enlightenment, or can it be achieved in a moment? This edition also includes a foreword by Sogyal Rinpoche. “Although this book is immense in its scope, [Traleg Kyabgon] Rinpoche, never allows us to lose sight of the key point and ultimate meaning of all the Buddha’s teachings: that it is possible to get to the root of suffering and to bring about lasting happiness, for ourselves and others; and that the only way to do this is to work with, understand, tame, and transform our mind.”—Sogyal Rinpoche, author of, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
A Channeled Text
By: Paul Selig
Publication Date: September, 2012
This major new work of channeled literature shows readers how to develop their own intuitive abilities and continues the program of self-development begun in Paul Selig's previous book,, I Am the Word, . [state this intention] “I am now accepting that I am in dominion of all that I see before me. And everything that I see is out-pictured by my consciousness to bring me the experience that I have required for my soul’s growth.” In this bracing and tremendously practical new work of spiritual psychology, author and medium Paul Selig takes channeled teachings into dramatic new territory. In this fresh revelation, the, invisible teachers who speak through Selig actually instruct readers on how to develop their own powers of intuition, clairvoyance, and inner knowing, . I began to evolve as a clairaudient and later as a conscious channel. My guides, a consortium of beings from a higher level of consciousness, were here to teach., The Book of Love and Creation, simultaneously helps readers develop as spiritual beings within, while growing into increasingly capable, resilient, and confident individuals amid the demands of outer life. We’re going to talk about love today, what love is, why you love, what love can bring to you, and what you need to understand to navigate from a position of love... And love will not be distorted. It cannot be. It cannot be tampered with because it is a high frequency. And a high frequency, so you see, will always stand in congruence with the Creative Source., Filled with meditations, exercises, psychological insights, and affirmations,, The Book of Love and Creation, immediately produces change in the life of every dedicated person who approaches it. Fine for returning readers and newcomers alike, the book is an extraordinary experience in a new body of channeled wisdom that is attracting readers across the world.
12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind
By: Daniel Siegel
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: September, 2012
In this pioneering guide, Daniel Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of, Mindsight, , and parenting expert Tina Bryson demystify the meltdowns and aggravation,, explaining the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures, . The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids can seem—and feel—so out of control., By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth, . Twelve key strategies include: •, Name It to Tame It:, Corral raging right-brain behavior through left-brain storytelling, appealing to the left brain’s affinity for words and reasoning to calm emotional storms and bodily tension. •, Engage, Don’t Enrage:, Keep your child thinking and listening, instead of purely reacting. •, Move It or Lose It:, Use physical activities to shift your child’s emotional state. •, Let the Clouds of Emotion Roll By:, Guide your children when they are stuck on a negative emotion, and help them understand that feelings come and go. •, SIFT:, Help children pay attention to the Sensations, Images, Feelings, and Thoughts within them so they can make better decisions and be more flexible. •, Connect Through Conflict:, Use discord to encourage empathy and greater social success. With, clear explanations, age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles, and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, ,, The Whole-Brain Child, shows how cultivating healthy emotional and intellectual development can help your children lead balanced, connected lives. “This erudite, tender, and funny book is filled with fresh ideas based on the latest neuroscience research. I urge all parents who want kind, happy, and emotionally healthy kids to read, The Whole-Brain Child, . This is my new baby gift.” —Mary Pipher, author of, Reviving Ophelia
21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever
Publisher: Hay House
Publication Date: January, 2012
What is the connection between spirituality and weight loss? Marianne Williamson answers that question, sharing “21 spiritual lessons to help you surrender your weight forever.”, These lessons form a holistic paradigm for weight loss, addressing the spiritual, emotional, and psychological elements involved in what Williamson refers to as “conscious weight loss, .” If you are a food addict, a compulsive eater, or someone who for any reason sees food as the enemy, this book is for you., A Course in Weight Loss, addresses the true causal root of your weight-loss issues:, a place within you where you have forgotten your divine “as is” perfection. This forgetfulness has confused not only your mind but also your body, making you reach for that which cannot sustain you and reject that which does. As your mind reclaims its spiritual intelligence, your body will reclaim its natural intelligence as well. These lessons take you on a deep, sacred journey., One step at a time, you will learn to shift your relationship with yourself—and your body—from one of fear to one of love, . And you will begin to integrate the various parts of yourself—mind, body, and spirit—to become, once again, and in all ways, the beautiful and peaceful person you were created to be. Among Marianne Williamson’s other books are, Return to Love, and, The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife, .
By: Doreen Virtue
Tarot & Oracle Card Set
Publisher: Hay House
Publication Date: May, 2012
Tarot has long been revered for giving detailed and accurate insights into the dynamics of personalities and situations., Doreen Virtue, and, Radleigh Valentine, have created, the first deck of tarot cards that is, they say, “100 percent gentle, safe, and trustworthy!” All of the words in this deck, as well as the surprisingly visionary artwork by Steve A. Roberts, are positive and beautiful, , while still retaining the magical effectiveness of traditional tarot. The accompanying guidebook explains the general meaning of each card and walks you through the steps of giving an in-depth reading for yourself and others. Rich with symbolism and imagery—including angels, archangels, unicorns, fairies, and mermaids—the, Angel Tarot Cards, will provide you with inspiring, companionable guidance on your life journey.
By: Michael T Murray
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: July, 2012
From the renowned naturopathic doctors and authors of, The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods, comes the authoritative third edition of, their classic reference work, revised and expanded to include the latest cutting-edge natural therapies for the most common ailments, . Michael Murray and Joseph Pizzorno focus on promoting health and treating disease with nontoxic, natural therapies. This groundbreaking book—the leader in its field—shows you how to improve your health through a positive mental attitude, a healthy lifestyle, a health-enhancing diet, and supplements, along with plenty of practical tips. Murray and Pizzorno present an evidence-based approach to wellness, based on firm scientific findings., They aim to dispel the notion that natural medicine isn’t “real medicine,” offering examples and studies that show the efficacy of a holistic approach, to patient care. This book grounds the reader in the seven major tenets of natural medicine and covers important topics in health care today, including cancer prevention, detoxification, and internal cleansing. Written in a well-organized A–Z format,, The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, offers holistic approaches for treating more than 80 common ailments, , including diabetes, celiac disease, endometriosis, and more. Further, it gives you: Ways to prevent disease through enhancing key body systems The major causes and symptoms of each condition The therapeutic considerations you need to be aware of Detailed treatment summaries that include the most effective nutritional supplements and botanical medicines. and much more. This, encyclopedia, is, an excellent introduction to the world of natural medicine, , providing clear guidance in the use of the best natural remedies for all kinds of illnesses, big and small. With over 700 pages devoted to the A-Z section on specific health problems alone, it’s, comprehensive, user-friendly, encouraging, authoritative, and modestly priced, for the amount of information conveyed.
More Healthful, Healing Recipes for the Modern Ayurvedic
By: Amrita Sondhi
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
Publication Date: June, 2012
Ayurveda, the five thousand-year-old healing tradition from India linked to the development of yoga, is based on the concept that one’s physical, mental, and spiritual well-being comes from a number of sources, including a healthful diet based on one’s individual constitution., In this vegetarian cookbook, Amrita Sondhi, author of, The Modern Ayurvedic Cookbook, , provides new twists on traditional Ayurvedic recipes that are also inspired by the growing popularity of whole grains (quinoa, spelt, and barley) and raw foods, . The Ayurvedic diet is based on the concept of three “doshas”: vata (air), pitta (fire), and kapha (earth). Each of us has a primary dosha that we can strive to maintain at a healthy balance, but which can cause problems if excessive. The book, includes a questionnaire so readers can determine their own primary dosha and then look for recipes, that will help them to maintain or reduce it for optimal health. Recipes include modern interpretations of Indian cuisine (spicy paneer zucchini kabobs and mango and coconut kulfi), and, Ayurvedic, spins on vegetarian fare, (sprouted barley rainbow pilaf and raw zucchini hummus). The book, also includes yoga and breathing exercises, that one can easily do at home or at work, full-color recipe photos, and information on sprouting/fermenting techniques and backyard gardening. Amrita Sondhi is a yoga instructor, Ayurvedic cooking teacher, and the owner of Movement, a sustainable fiber clothing line.
Living and Eating Organic, Vegan, and Raw
By: Aaron Ash
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
Publication Date: October, 2012
Raw food diets have exploded in popularity in recent years; some believe the cooking process destroys nutrients and even produces dangerous chemicals by the interaction of heat with fat, protein, and carbohydrates. Enter Aaron Ash,, a charismatic chef whose organic raw vegan restaurant Gorilla Food has taken Vancouver by storm for its inventive and delicious dishes, all prepared without use of animal products or a stove, . Aaron is a conscientious raw vegan whose beliefs about food are tied to personal and social well-being. Gorilla Food strives to promote the idea that a sustainable, healthy culture depends on humankind living as “lightly” as possible, mitigating the damage wrought on the environment and ourselves., Gorilla Food, the book is both an innovative cooking manual and a raw vegan bible, ; recipes include a raw lasagna made with zucchini noodles, kale, and a “cheese” made from walnuts, and a raw soup made from seasonal greens, tomatoes, and avocado. There's also amazing raw pizzas, fruit pies, and chocolate desserts that will delight vegans and non-vegans alike with their complex flavors. The book, also contains recipes for dehydrated and cultured foods, important for a raw food diet but surprisingly simple to prepare, ., Gorilla Food, will make you go ape for living life to the rawest! In addition to running Gorilla Food, Aaron Ash was a former personal chef to Mike-D of the Beastie Boys. He is also making plans to open additional Gorilla Food locations.
Connecting Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Well-Being
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication Date: August, 2012
Located deep within the anterior hip joint and lower spine, the, psoas major, (usually just referred to as the psoas) is critical for optimal postural alignment, movement, and overall well being. The psoas is the only muscle in the human organism that connects the upper body to the lower body, and its importance extends to the nerve complex and energy systems. Taking a uniquely holistic approach, this book explores how the psoas affects the health of the body, mind, and spirit: Physically, as the only muscle that connects the upper and lower body Emotionally, as a messenger to and from the brain and a vessel of deeply rooted feelings Spiritually, as an integrator within the root of the lower chakras, subtly affecting the flow of life energy throughout the body. As modern-day populations grow more sedentary, psoas-related lower back and hip pain, and the ailment of “sitting too much” are on the rise. Even the most active of athletes can suffer from psoas imbalance and pain., The Vital Psoas Muscle, demonstrates, how to keep the muscle in balance through specific exercises designed to strengthen and utilize this amazing muscle, and discusses its vital role in the emotional and spiritual state of the human being, . The interconnection between the psoas and the root chakra is explored, along with yoga poses and postures that stimulate the psoas., Eighty full-color illustrations depict anatomical details, and show the key stretching and strengthening exercises in this practical and comprehensive treatment, of the most important skeletal muscle in the human body. Included are complete chapters on the role of the psoas in Pilates and yoga. Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones is a professor of kinesiology and dance. She is a certified Pilates and yoga instructor with a master's degree in dance and education. A performer, choreographer, teacher, and movement scientist, she currently teaches interactive movement workshops across the U.S.