Praying Dangerously

Author: Regina Sara Ryan
Publisher: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 1935387340
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Praying Dangerously instructs us that we can grow up spiritually, leaving behind a childish relationship to prayer as a superstitious ritual or mere plea for favors. It encourages readers to recognize the difference between prayer that asks only for reassurance, and prayer that asks for the Ultimate, and stands for transformation. "We can cease being a victims' of God's Will, while at the same time embracing genuine surrender and reliance on the irrefutable power of love, a says author and retreat leader Regina Sara Ryan. Readers of the first edition (published in 2001) were enthusiastic in their praise, calling it a brave and useful book. Prayer groups and church congregations around the U.S. have used it for study, and it has been translated into Dutch, German and French. And the message of the book is more relevant now than it was 10 years ago. The insecurities of our times draw us inward or back to our churches. In prayer groups and retreats of all kinds we are looking for comfort and consolation, for spiritual direction, or for answers to the eternal questions that have always challenged humanity. This book is a valued contribution in that search. This 10th anniversary edition is fully revised, with several completely new chapters including: "The High Cost of Forgivenessa -a subject that challenges everyone-and "Praying on the Subway, a about how our generally busy and often chaotic lives can provide us with a constant impetus for blessing others.

32 Easy Lessons in Metaphysics and the Science of our Mind

Author: Mary E. Mitchell
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1452519099
Format: PDF
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What you will discover in 32 Easy Lessons: - How really simple everything is. - We are all one within a universal field of energy. - Intention: The power behind affirmative prayer. - How our thoughts and beliefs attract like energy and experiences. - The healing power of scientific prayer. - The power of being an observer without expectations. - The deep mystical love underlying all aspects of the universe. - Scientific discoveries rich in spiritual awakening. 32 Easy Lessons reveals the essence of who we are at our most powerful level. When we understand how our mind affects the metaphysical, beyond the physical, it all begins to make sense. There are gold nuggets in this treasure trove to enrich your life's adventure! Mary Mitchell has been an avid student of the science of our mind and metaphysics for over twenty years. Her deep study has resulted in popular classes and lessons that explore the hidden power of what lies beyond the physical, and forces of energy that we can control through the power of our mind. It's true: there is a power for good in the universe, and you can use it.

Women Challenge the Lie

Author: REGINA SARA. RYAN
Publisher: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 1942493312
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This book invites women of all ages into a conversation that challenges the pervasive lie of "never good enough." This common subtext of modern life undermines a woman's appreciation of her own inherent beauty and goodness. The authors recommend 8 Radical Moves that women can make, alone or ideally in the good company of other women, to take on this challenge, to deepen this conversation. The Moves are radical because they aim directly at the center of a woman's being, the inner space of her true nature, her basic goodness, rather than because they require any extreme actions. Nonetheless, the conviction that "never good enough" is a lie requires more than lip service. The authors guide readers in identifying the courage, strength and love they already possess, but habitually deny, to embrace and live by this conviction of self respect, day to day in mind, body and heart. They further encourage women to make this stand with and in the presence of other women to increase everybody's likelihood for success. Regina Sara Ryan, author of numerous books in wellness, women's studies and spirituality (Wellness Workbook; Woman Awake; Igniting the Inner Life) is an elder in her seventies. Shinay Tredeau, a yoga teacher, lifestyle coach, dancer and emerging writer is a "millennial" in her twenties. Together, they bring to this warm and personal treatment a synergy of years of experience in contemplative spiritual practice and dynamic body discipline. Their message is addressed to their sisters, mothers, friends and students, of all ages; to any who suffer from the dis-ease of self-hatred in some form. Each of the 8 Radical Moves provides a slightly different access to clearer self-understanding, leading to self-compassion. For some, the Move to "Inhabit Your Body" will be key to claiming (or reclaiming) a more loving relationship with themselves. For others, the Move called "Learn to Fly" will be just the encouragement needed to refine a spiritual search. Other topics include: - the danger of comparisons with other women - the need to face dark emotions, with compassion - the power of friendship in the quest for self-acceptance - the use of journal writing to articulate developing truth - gratitude as a way of life. This straightforward and challenging narrative is filled with dozens of personal stories, making it ideal for women's groups and book clubs to study and practice.

Everyday Gratitude

Author: A Network for Grateful Living
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1635860636
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A Network for Grateful Living curates this collection of quotes and reflections aiming to help you discover that the roots of happiness lie in gratefulness. Inspiration from well-known minds such as Maya Angelou, Confucius, and Anne Frank is combined with original reflections and practices that will help you recognize the abundance of everyday opportunities for gratitude and joy. Hand-lettered art makes this beautifully designed collection a gift to treasure, regardless of whether you keep it for yourself or give it to a loved one.

In Silence

Author: Donald Spoto
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780142196380
Format: PDF, ePub
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A thought-provoking study of the most intimate form of spiritual communication explores the diverse forms and types of prayer--dialogue, petition, forgiveness, suffering, and others--as well as the role of prayer in the world's great religions. Reprint.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

God Wills It

Author: W. B. Bartlett
Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
ISBN:
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The dramatic history of the movement which throughout much of the Middle Ages sought to establish Christianity in the place of its birth. A tale of wordy ambition and spiritual sacrifice, pride and humility, extraordinary valor and despicable cowardice.