Bettina Zumdick, an unconventional dreamer, leads you through the fascinating labyrinth of dreams and the stories they tell. Using her own dreams as examples, she shows how you can utilize your dreams to understand more about life, who we truly are and self realization. Tapping into the vast resources of our nightly sojourns can assist in opening the door to more love, freedom, health, beauty that shines from within, power and wisdom in our lives. Bettina is encouraging the reader via specific steps to experience and to recall more dreams, and to make use of the creative dream education in waking life. Also, the learning processes in dreams are allowing for a glimpse into the nature of our multidimensional being. This study is useful for anyone who wishes to begin their journey of dreams or wishes to delve more deeply into the realms of dreams. Topics include lucid dreaming, telepathic dreaming, warning dreams, Tibetan Yogi dreaming, learning techniques to unravel the meaning of your own dreams and many more. The inspired and easy flow of this book makes this a great read.
In this newly revised and expanded edition of a contemporary classic, Edward Sellner mines the deep wisdom of many traditions from Celtic to Minnesotan, from Joan of Arc to C.S. Lewis and demonstrates how relationships of mentoring, rooted and grounded in the love of Christ, can forge fast friendship, heal wounds from the past, and bring about the Reign of God. Sellner speaks from firsthand knowledge and experience of mentoring the practice of direction, counsel, and formation which has enjoyed an enormous resurgence in our time in arenas as disparate as business, the recovery movement, and spiritual direction. This timely book is itself an opportunity to engage with a wise and seasoned elder.
A gifted teacher explores how both hardship and joy can lead us back to the sacredness of ordinary life. What does healing mean to you? For many of us, to “heal” is to solve a problem—to remove an illness, put a trauma behind us, or change something we don’t like in our life so we never have to deal with it again. Yet does that idea of healing serve us … or does it cut us off from life’s gifts? “True healing is not a state where we become liberated from feeling, but freer and flexible to experience it more fully,” writes Dr. Matt Licata. “When we experience our suffering consciously, it reveals sacredness and beauty we might not expect. Healing will always surprise us.” With A Healing Space, Matt extends an invitation to explore the endless richness of your life—without minimizing or turning away from hardship, nor by seeking the shelter of comfort or certainty. “I do not have any answers for you,” he writes. “Rather, I see my role as helping to illuminate the immensity and even magic of the questions themselves.” On this journey, you’ll learn to use new tools and perspectives to find your own sources of guidance, including: • Slowness—in a speed-obsessed world, rediscover the revolutionary power of slowing down, listening, and letting the fullness of each moment unfold • Uncertainty—why we often protect ourselves from the unknown at any cost, and how we can gradually learn to open to the gifts of uncertainty • Alchemy—explore the wisdom of transmutation as an inner process of things falling apart and then coming back together in ways that are more integrated and whole • Depth Psychology—integrating modern advances in psychotherapy and neuroscience with the timeless power of a soul-based psychology • Embodied Spirituality—discover the healing potential of an approach to spirituality that honors the body, emotions, relationships, and the shadow • Love—allow yourself to awaken to the revolutionary call to love and participate in the full-spectrum of life, dissolving the “trance of postponement” with the power of an open heart A Healing Space is not a book to be absorbed and processed in one sitting—instead, you will find yourself returning again and again, whenever your soul calls you to examine, transform, and renew yourself. “At times,” writes Matt, “we need to crumble to the ground at the magnificence of it all, awestruck at the bounty that has been laid out before us. To fall apart. To fail. To get back up. To be humbled again. To start over. To be a beginner in the ways of love. To make this journey with our fellow travelers, and the sun, moon, and stars.”
Convictions, Dialect and Separation: Communications of the Soul is about a boy becoming a man in a world where he must conquer an internal darkness. He ventures into death, ghost and the afterlife forming the foundation of an alternate spiritual world from the other side. Caught in between two worlds, one white like a canvas, the other black like receptive spirituality, the boy encounters the truths of his past, present, and future. His soul learns how to sense these worlds for the first time by crossing the unconscious darkness and finding the light. When one boys purpose was empty, a hollow shell incased his thoughts, until he found the self incarnate. Thus being an inhabitant of a soul, the body strives to express its essence between the two opposing worlds realization and hope. The higher truth struggles to set a tarnished soul free. Then, speech in the book is intended to generate power for the other people in the world to wield their spiritual sword of presence and strength. An underlying nature comes from his internal communication with the divine source of clear consciousness and the universal silence. Consciousness and self-actualization had no barriers and empowered levels of thought, only to find purity and forgiveness. The speculation of the worlds religious freedoms and the happenings of real time have the chance to change everything. When heart is relinquished of all of its fears, the soul will finally reside in a place of comfort inside of a now free body.
Binded whithin this book are nine short stories involving love, hatred, animalistic post modern thought warfare and many random heroes that play an intricate part of us all. From invented fictious creatures to emotional battles faught in the cells of our skin, having personally lived all of these during so called 'normal everyday struggles' to dreams which I cherish and keep in a compartimentalized gold box of ambition and admiration for raw life. Open it up and excercise your mind and delve deeply into "Demensions of Distance."
Uncharted Corners of Consciousness: A Guidebook for Personal and Spiritual Growth A unique and provocative handbook for those who are ready to begin or continue on their spiritual journey. This is a practical, pragmatic and peaceful book for seekers who want to move from reading to doing. Combining exercises and direction for integrating the spiritual into our daily experiences, this book will become a valuable guide for individuals and therapists alike. Gerbrig Berman and Shelly Siskind were shaken from their comfortable lives and introduced to a teaching team from a different dimension who provided lessons from ancient and modern traditions. The authors invite you to meet your own team and this book shows you how. The superb collection of meditative writings and drawings leap off the page and lead you on an exciting inward journey - to the very core of your being. With more than forty years of study and application, both in their personal and professional lives, the authors enable you to be an active participant in your own well-being. Uncharted Corners of Consciousness is a marvelous guide for making sense of the mystical.
Miracle of the Northern Lıghts By: Philip H Duda Jim knows his son Mark is sick and dying, and it is clear the doctors can do nothing to help him. When Jim hears a story of a hidden valley, way up north, where people say a miracle happened long ago, he wonders if this place could bring Mark a miracle too. But what draws Jim and many others to the valley is much more than a legend. An unknown force has brought them there for a reason. This inspiring story is about three sick children in need of a miracle, and the lengths to which loved ones will go to help them. It is a reminder that hope, faith, and prayer have power no matter who you are, from the poorest to the richest.
In the past the practice of body psychotherapy has been taken less seriously in professional circles than more traditional psychotherapeutic approaches. Body Psychotherapy redresses the balance, offering insights into a spectrum of approaches within body-oriented psychotherapy. A range of experienced contributors introduce new areas of development and emerging theory and clinical material, covering: * the history of body psychotherapy * theoretical perspectives on body psychotherapy, including post-Reichian and development of integrative methodologies * body psychotherapy in practice, including applications for trauma and regression * the future for body psychotherapy. This book shows how body psychotherapy can be healing, reparative and rewarding. It will make essential reading for postgraduates and professionals, whether they are already involved in this field, or wish to learn more about incorporating it into their own practice.
The music of the peoples of South and Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean has never received a comprehensive treatment in English until this multi-volume work. Taking a sociocultural and human-centered approach, Music in Latin America and the Caribbean gathers the best scholarship from writers all over the world to cover in depth the musical legacies of indigenous peoples, creoles, African descendants, Iberian colonizers, and other immigrant groups that met and mixed in the New World. Within a history marked by cultural encounters and dislocations, music emerges as the powerful tool that negotiates identities, enacts resistance, performs belief, and challenges received aesthetics. This work, more than two decades in the making, was conceived as part of "The Universe of Music: A History" project, initiated by and developed in cooperation with the International Music Council, with the goals of empowering Latin Americans and Caribbeans to shape their own musical history and emphasizing the role that music plays in human life. The four volumes that constitute this work are structured as parts of a single conception and gather 150 contributions by more than 100 distinguished scholars representing 36 countries. Volume 1, Performing Beliefs: Indigenous Peoples of South America, Central America, and Mexico, focuses on the inextricable relationships between worldviews and musical experience in the current practices of indigenous groups. Worldviews are built into, among other things, how music is organized and performed, how musical instruments are constructed and when they are played, choreographic formations, the structure of songs, the assignment of gender to instruments, and ritual patterns. Two CDs with 44 recorded examples illustrate the contributions to this rich volume.