A Return to Love

Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles

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Author: Marianne Williamson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061839931

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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Back by popular demand -- and newly updated by the author -- the mega-bestselling spiritual guide in which Marianne Williamson shares her reflections on A Course in Miracles and her insights on the application of love in the search for inner peace. Williamson reveals how we each can become a miracle worker by accepting God and by the expression of love in our daily lives. Whether psychic pain is in the area of relationships, career, or health, she shows us how love is a potent force, the key to inner peace, and how by practicing love we can make our own lives more fulfilling while creating a more peaceful and loving world for our children.

Return to Love

Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"

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Author: Marianne Williamson

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780060927486

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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Back by popular demand -- and newly updated by the author -- the mega-bestselling spiritual guide in which Marianne Williamson shares her reflections on A Course in Miracles and her insights on the application of love in the search for inner peace. Williamson reveals how we each can become a miracle worker by accepting God and by the expression of love in our daily lives. Whether psychic pain is in the area of relationships, career, or health, she shows us how love is a potent force, the key to inner peace, and how by practicing love we can make our own lives more fulfilling while creating a more peaceful and loving world for our children.

A Few Thoughts about the Course

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Author: Robert Brink

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1598588850

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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A Few Thoughts About the Course examines several key concepts from A Course in Miracles which show that our perspective on the world around us is mistaken. These key concepts are: the reversal of cause and effect; the belief that ideas can leave their source; and level confusion-which also entails a belief that the mind is dependent on the body. According to A Course in Miracles, our perceptions resulting from the above phenomena show us a false picture. What leads to our acceptance of the misperceptions resulting from these three false concepts is perception of a state of separation (being separated from each other and separated from God). A Few Thoughts About the Course examines the keys to understanding how the false perspective of the perception of separation can be undone so we can return to a remembrance of our oneness with God and with all of God's creation. Robert Brink has avidly practiced and studied the content of A Course in Miracles since December of 1991. His lifelong dedication to Jesus' request in the gospels to "seek first the kingdom of God" is based on an understanding that "seek first" means it must be the highest priority in life. His unique perspective in this regard provides valuable insight into the spiritual nature of A Course in Miracles, which is also enhanced and enriched through the content of several other divinely inspired works: God Calling, God at Eventide, The Spirit of Findhorn, Opening Doors Within, The Living Word, and The Living Silence. The striking parallels shown between similar passages from these books and A Course in Miracles help illustrate the divine/spiritual nature of A Course in Miracles and also bear witness to the author's own close personal relationship with Jesus.

A Legacy in Poems: Bridging the Gap

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Author: Claude L. Dallas Jr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477143696

Category: Poetry

Page: 334

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Title: INITIATING A LEGACY OF POEMS WAS DESIGNED TO: Provide a written record of my life- transforming decisions and experiences for my descendants. It is something that I wished had been available for me to assist in my positive self-development as a young man. Record the lessons on life learned from my father and his father to be passed down to future generations. To serve as a guide and template for others who desires to reflect upon their relationships and experiences. Encourage other men in refining and expanding their sense of purpose and destiny. Serve as an example to many of my cultural and spiritual brothers of the importance of recording a written legacy. Legacy Journal of Personal Transformation is an open-ended work of poems and other literature that will be used in the context of speaking with my offspring and their progeny to fill in the dash between the date on which I was born and the date on which I physically depart this dear earth. It is my intention to continue to record my personal lifes journey, the significant events in my life and the decisions that resulted. May my vulnerability expressed in these writings assist my heirs and others in becoming more aware of the presence, plans, power and purpose of God. May they treasure the blessings of many past generations who have prayed for them and labored knowing that they would never see this day. 1. Proverbs 13:22 A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous.

Building a Culture of Peace

Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, the First Seventy Years

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Author: Paul R. Dekar

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877077

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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Around the world, thousands of grassroots movements are confronting issues like destruction of the environment, economic depression, human rights violations, religious fundamentalism, and war. This book tells the courageous story of one such group. Organizing in 1939, Northern Baptists formed the Baptist Pacifist Fellowship as part of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. Southern Baptists formed a parallel body. Like today, it was a time when sources of hope seemed hard to find. Discerning a need to support and connect Baptist conscientious objectors in the United States, members faced hostility in congregations and the nation. For the duration of the Second World War, the Korean War, war in Vietnam and elsewhere, Baptists sustained a witness for peace and justice. By 1984, threat of nuclear weapons led to formation of a wider circle of resistance to the culture of war. Subsequently, the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America has brought together Baptist peacemakers from around North America and the world. However small in numbers or reviled, members have been building a culture of peace through an interracial and international community. This book is an invaluable resource for those seeking a new world of forgiveness, respect for human rights, nonviolence, and peace.

The Haunting of Twenty-First-Century America

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Author: William J. Birnes,Joel Martin

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 146682803X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 416

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In this companion volume to The Haunting of America and The Haunting of Twentieth-Century America, national bestselling authors William J. Birnes and Joel Martin explore today's intellectual and spiritual awakening—one that is challenging traditional belief systems. Birnes and Martin show that, though many governments deny the importance of a spiritual component to national policy, even the most conservative governments have based social and financial policy decisions on a profound belief in the existence of the paranormal, ghosts, and spirits. From using psychic spying programs to gather intelligence on enemy nations to investigating the use of mind control to impede the abilities of hostile troops, the U.S. government has continuously developed paranormal weapons and tactics alongside their more mundane counterparts. U.S. Presidents from Franklin Pierce through Ronald Reagan regularly relied on the paranormal, using trance mediums, channelers, and astrologists to help plan agendas and travel schedules. The Haunting of Twenty-First-Century America is unlike any American history you will ever read—it posits that not only is the paranormal more normal than most people think, but that it is driving current events to a new "Fourth Culture" of the twenty-first century. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

How To Be Happy

How Developing Your Confidence, Resilience, Appreciation and Communication Can Lead to a Happier, Healthier You

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Author: Liggy Webb

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0857083406

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

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We all have the capacity to be happy. There may be occasions in your life where this seems a challenging concept, however there are some very definite things that you can do to make sure that you are happy more often than not. After all, happy people get sick less often, they have more energy, are more creative, sustain more positive relationships and are more fun to be around. With the help of Liggy Webb, you can create your own personal happiness toolkit! How to be Happy will help you feel more self-empowered and in control of any situation, helping you progress in your work and personal life. You will learn how to: • Build your self-confidence to make the best of who you are • Be open to learning new things, to become more effective and creative • Develop an attitude of gratitude to appreciate life more • Encourage and sustain positive relationships • Build your resilience and emotional strength to cope with stress and manage change • Foster a healthy attitude and get fit for life You can make the decision right now to be happier if you really want to be. Life is what you make it - so learn how to be happy, effective and energetic - and watch how it inspires those around you.

Shifts

Beyond the Visible

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Author: Ninna Gay

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449063403

Category: Art

Page: 256

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SHIFTS: Beyond the Visible New Collection Combines Photographs, Text and Poetry SHIFTS: Beyond the Visible is an inspirational, innovative book in content as well as scope. It combines extraordinary photographs of the Otherworld with an invitation to a personal and collective evolutionary journey. Beyond first appearances other realities exist which we are encouraged to engage with and reflect upon throughout the book. As many ancient spiritual teachings have highlighted for millennia and as modern physics has demonstrated today, everything that exists is made up of light and vibration. In life, the physical realm is connected with the unseen and shifting realm of reality called the Otherworld in the Celtic tradition. A veil exists between these two worlds. Ninna Gay's photographs capture remarkable moments of significance when this veil becomes thinner. They are illustrations of the different realms of existence which coexist and interact with each other in our universe, as well as of our interaction with them. These photographs reveal how thoughts and emotions, intentions, beliefs and actions generate powerful yet subtle energies which are our constant acts of co-creation with all life. They also exemplify that meditations, prayers, ceremonies and meaningful gatherings can positively affect our individual and collective evolution on Earth. Transformational and stimulating, SHIFTS: Beyond the Visible opens our eyes to our potential for wholeness as individuals and as members of many communities around the globe. It inspires us to be freer, more balanced, empowered and enlightened co-creators of this changing world. SHIFTS: Beyond the Visible is the combination of Ninna Gay's journey and investigations as a photographer, an energy medicine practitioner and author. Interested readers and media professionals can visit www.shiftsbeyondthevisible.com for more information.

God's Creative Gift—Unleashing the Artist in You

Bible Studies to Nurture the Creative Spirit Within

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Author: Jody Thomae

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621895726

Category: Religion

Page: 198

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God's Creative Gift is an in-depth study for the creative Christian. It is intended for both professional and lay artists, for the casual crafter and hobbyist, and for those in both sacred and secular settings. It is for those who see things where others do not and for those whose imaginations cannot be confined by religious dogma and tradition. It is for musicians, singers, painters, sculptors, dancers, dramatists, writers, poets, carvers, weavers, film editors, photographers, filmmakers, architects, designers--anyone who finds inspiration in creativity. Focusing on the creative spirit within, it is designed to help you draw your inspiration from a Deeper Source. It is deeply rooted in Scripture--for the creative Christian must enter into the Word of God on a regular basis in order to know the choreographer of her steps, the crafter of her designs, the author and perfecter of her faith, and the sculptor of her creative heart, soul, mind, and body. And to know Him intimately.

The Hero's Journey

A voyage of self-discovery

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Author: Stephen Gilligan,Robert Dilts

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1845904036

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Stephen Gilligan and Robert Dilts truly take you on a voyage of self-discovery. The Hero's Journey examines the questions: How can you live a meaningful life? What is the deepest life you are called to, and how can you respond to that call? It is about how to discover your calling and how to embark on the path of learning and transformation that will reconnect you with your spirit,change negative beliefs and habits, heal emotional wounds and physical symptoms, deepen intimacy, and improve self-image and self-love. Along this path we inevitably meet challenges and confronting these challenges forces us to develop and think in new ways and push us outside our comfort zone. The book takes the form of a transcript of a four day workshop conducted by Stephen and Robert. It is a powerful way of learning as you are so absorbed by the experiences of the participants that you feel you are actually there. A wonderful voyage of discovery for everyone who thinks that, "there must be more to life than this".