No Storm Lasts Forever Transforming Suffering Into Insight by Dr. Terry Gordon

As a cardiologist,Dr. Terry Gordon dealt with life-and-death circumstances on a daily basis. He learned that life is precious and tenuous; it can change in an instant. Such a dramatic shift occurred when his son, Tyler, was involved in a car accident, sustaining a severe spinal-cord injury that left him paralyzed. Leading his family through the experience, Terry’s journey resulted in a spiritual awakening to a clearer understanding of life and the truths it has to offer.

Terry has learned that our experiences become calamities only if we make the conscious decision to make tragedies out of them. Rather than lamenting the so-called adversities, we can choose to be grateful for them, embracing them as gifts from the Divine. These gifts provide fertile soil for growth and enlightenment, offering us the opportunity to transform turmoil, disappointment, and suffering into understanding, insight, and resolve . . . and such gifts are presented to you in No Storm Lasts Forever.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Terry Gordon, a Cleveland Clinic–trained cardiologist, practiced within mainstream medicine for over two decades. Named the American Heart Association’s National Physician of the Year in 2002, Terry is nationally recognized in matters of the heart. As a motivational speaker, he has shared the stage with Dr. Wayne Dyer; as a musician, he is the co-host of Docs Who Rock, a United Way event. He is currently spearheading a national campaign called The Josh Miller HEARTS Act, which will place Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in every school in the country, protecting from sudden cardiac arrest our most precious resource: our children. Website http://www.drterrygordon.com

No storm lasts forever – Dr Terry Gordon

In his soon to be published book by Hay House No Storm Lasts Forever, Terry shares with us from personal experience how a so-called tragedy in one’s life can actually be a blessing in disguise.

“When adversity comes our way, it is how we respond to that difficulty that determines who we are. Our life experiences become calamities only if we make the conscious decision to make tragedies out of them. We might just as easily choose to view them as opportunities for personal growth.”

“The difficult days we experience can become the driving force of change. Rather than lamenting adversity, we can choose to be grateful for it. We can embrace and accept it as a gift from the Divine. Within these gifts are the lessons that can promote our development and maturation. By being grateful for adversity, we can see it as an opportunity to transform turmoil, disappointment, or suffering into understanding, insight, or resolve.” – http://www.drterrygordon.com/

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The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder ~ Richard Louv

“The future will belong to the nature-smart—those individuals, families, businesses, and political leaders who develop a deeper understanding of the transformative power of the natural world and who balance the virtual with the real. The more high-tech we become, the more nature we need.”
—Richard Louv

In his bestselling book Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv sparked a national debate that spawned an international movement to reconnect kids and nature. He coined the term nature-deficit disorder; influenced national policy; and helped inspire campaigns in over eighty cities, states, and provinces throughout North America. In The Nature Principle, Louv delivers another powerful call to action—this time for adults.

Supported by groundbreaking research, anecdotal evidence, and compelling personal stories, Louv identifies seven basic concepts that can help us reshape our lives. By tapping into the restorative powers of nature, we can boost mental acuity and creativity; promote health and wellness; build smarter and more sustainable businesses, communities, and economies; and ultimately strengthen human bonds.

Louv makes a convincing case that we are entering the most creative period in history, that in fact the twenty-first century will be the era of human restoration in the natural world. This encouraging and influential work offers renewed optimism while challenging us to rethink the way we live.

Richard Louv’s The Nature Principle

The immediacy of Richard Louv’s message in Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder galvanized an international movement to reconnect children with nature. Now, in The Nature Principle, Louv reaches even further with a powerful call to action for the rest of us.

Our society, says Louv, has developed such an outsized faith in technology that we have yet to fully realize or even adequately study how human capacities are enhanced through the power of nature. Supported by groundbreaking research, anecdotal evidence, and compelling personal stories, Louv shows us how tapping into the restorative powers of the natural world can boost mental acuity and creativity; promote health and wellness; build smarter and more sustainable businesses, communities, and economies; and ultimately strengthen human bonds. As he says in his introduction, The Nature Principle is “about the power of living in nature—not with it, but in it. We are entering the most creative period in history. The twenty-first century will be the century of human restoration in the natural world.”

Richard Louv makes a convincing case that through a nature-balanced existence—driven by sound economic, social, and environmental solutions—the human race can and will thrive. This timely, inspiring, and important work will give readers renewed hope while challenging them to rethink the way we live

A conservation with Richard Louv

Brooke Langston, Richardson Bay Audubon Center Director, talks with Audubon Medal recipient Richard Louv about a topic they are mutually passionate about nature.

The Timeless Origins of the Tarot Cards

The word Tarot does not have a specific translation, as it is derived form an uncertain etymology. We can find variations that go from tarock, tarok, tarocco, tarocchi. It is believed that the word stemmed from the Arab turuq, which means the “Four Pathways”.

A lot has been said about the origins of the Tarot, aside for the history told about their “re-appearance” in Europe in the mid-15th century, It seems, in fact, that the tarot has it beginnings in old temples of initiation of ancient times.

One of the many legends surrounding the Cards or Tablets comes from the period that preceded the decline of the Ancient Egypt culture and spiritual system. It is said that the High Priests, foreseeing the decadence of Human-kind and the beginning of an Era of Darkness, held a council to decide on how to preserve the ancient knowledge and Ageless Wisdom for the future generations. Many indicated that the best way to keep the sacred secrets guarded was through the hands of those that were virtuous and honorable individuals.

But others argued that, in truth during the dark ages, many would fall into the traps of self and would not be able to pass through the generations the archetypical knowledge of the Tablets. After much debate, they decided that the only reliable way to immortalize these Tablets of Knowledge was in trusting in vices instead of the virtues. In doing this, they trusted that the Wisdom of the Ages would manifest by the actions and influence of the Higher Self of the person that received the archetypical templates.

In order to continue the preservation of the ancient wisdom, the Priests developed the tablets with the pictorial representation of the archetypes and invented different types of games to be taught to the common people so they would be able to spread the influence of these powerful energies around, hoping they will reach the right hands.

As Egypt was the main strategic point of the ancient world where all the commerce, culture, knowledge and political control abounded and was disseminated to the neighboring regions. It was not a difficult task to spread the card games to sailors and merchants who gladly spread them to the diverse regions of the ancient world.

Traditionally, the common card readings are associated with the prototype of the Gypsies, generally nomadic tribes that traveled the world selling goods and doing readings to those interested in knowing their future. Perhaps the name “gypsies” came originally from the word “Egypt”, and the gypsies were the ones that inherited the Tarot Cards and knowledge from the original Egyptians

The Astrology of July 2012 ~ Carl Boudreau


July’s chart is a comparatively faint reflection, a mirror image of June’s. Some might experience mild aftershocks. But for most it will be a time to reflect, recuperate, reconsider and regroup. Issues as well as possibilities – both – will increase in complexity. July is a month to dig deeper and prepare more fully.

EVOLUTIONARIES: Unlocking the Spiritual and Cultural Potential of Science’s Greatest Idea by Carter Phipps

When it comes to evolution, we’ve all heard about fossils and fruit flies, Darwin and Dawkins. But evolution embraces much more. Today, a movement of visionary scientists, philosophers, and spiritual thinkers are forging a new understanding of evolution that honors science, reframes culture, and radically updates spirituality. Carter Phipps calls them “Evolutionaries.” His groundbreaking book provides the first popular guide to these exciting minds who are illuminating the secrets of our past and expanding the vistas of our future.

Evolutionaries — Unlocking the Spiritual and Cultural Potential of Science’s Greatest Idea

Carter Phipps speaks with Big Think’s Jason Gots about what he calls ‘evolutionaries’ – individuals whose evolutionary perspective on personal and social development enables them to radically improve their own lives and drive human culture forward.

Carter Phipps is an author, journalist, and leading voice in the emerging field of Evolutionary Spirituality. For the past decade, as executive editor of EnlightenNext magazine, he has been at the forefront of contemporary spiritual, philosophical, and cultural discourse, and his writings have played a key role in making important new thinking accessible to a wider audience. His first book, EVOLUTIONARIES: Unlocking the Spiritual and Cultural Potential of Science’s Greatest Idea, will be published by Harper Perennial in May 2012.

Near-Death Experiences: The Rest of The Story ~ P.M.H. Atwater

PMH Atwater’s most controversial book to date that dares to reveal “the rest of the story” about near-death experiences. Uncovering what really happens to children and adults who undergo this phenomenon, Near-Death Experiences: The Rest of The Story combines extensive, objective research with first-person “survivor” accounts, as well as well as an exploration of “brain shift/spirit shift.”

An international authority on near-death states, Dr. Atwater uses the culmination of her research to establish that the near-death phenomenon is not some kind of anomaly, but is rather part of the larger genre of transformations of consciousness. She combines her 33 years of near-death research with what she was doing in the 60s and 70s, experiencing, experimenting with, and researching altered states of consciousness, mysticism, psychic phenomena, and the transformational process, to reveal what transformations of consciousness really are, why we have them, and where they lead us. This lifetime endeavor covers over 43 years of work, involving nearly 7,000 people. Her meticulous and unique protocol gives validity to what she has discovered and verified, and to the link that can be made between what is happening in the Middle East and the percentage worldwide of people who have undergone near-death experiences. A tipping point has been reached, a shared reality has emerged. . . for a leaderless, global, revolution in consciousness!

Dr. P.M.H. Atwater


Her groundbreaking contributions continue with Near-Death Experiences: The Rest of The Story, examining the phenomena of:

Group experiences
“Heaven” and “Hell”
“Light” encounters
Aftereffects including unusual or amplified sensitivities
Spiritual transformations and societal implications

Basing her findings on extensive first person interviews as well as scientific studies of the deeper structures of the brain, Near-Death Experiences: The Rest of The Story is a rational examination of an experience that defies ordinary reason – the first book to tackle this difficult and controversial subject from both the scientific and spiritual perspectives.

Dr. P.M.H. Atwater on A Fireside Chat – Near-Death Experiences – June 16th, 2012

My Guest is PMH ATWATER, Ph.D. PMH returns after 4 years too long, to share ground breaking new research. We focus on the culmination of 44 years of consciousness and NDE research, as well as personal experience gained from no less than 3 of her own NDEs.

In this, her 10th book, written in her 70’s, I was astonished to discover such a vast compendium of interconnected new insights. Her book is titled, “NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES the rest of the story”. In it, she finally shares personal thoughts, held back from the previous 9 brilliant books. I was spellbound by both halves with her masterful and humorous writing. The first half contains personal stories from some of the most fascinating and researched of the 4,000 adults and 266 children interviewed over 33 years.

The second half includes ground-breaking new scientific research that empowers us as a collective to expand our consciousness and shift into higher “gears”. We discuss the power of the “stress-chaos theory” effect, the amazing power of the body-brain as it relates to death, the significance of the pending Mayan Calendar shift in the “2012-13 window”, DMT, consciousness expansion and finally she explains many “whys”.

Of special significance to me were the discoveries on colloidal suspension, synchronicity, brain waves, entanglements, higher consciousness, 2012, life “after death”, and much more. This book is a “must read” as a spiritual eye opener, as we barely scratched the surface in this show. One interview not to be missed, but even more important: her book is vital in comprehending the larger cosmic panorama; what happens and why – before and after we cross over. PMH Atwater is a pioneer way ahead of her time; yet, “just in time” to be of service through these times which she sheds a beautiful bright golden light upon. Enjoy the show!

Present! – P.M.H. Atwater and the Near Death Experience

P.M.H. Atwater talks about her near death experience and about her research into the N.D.E..

ROADSIGNS: On the Spiritual Path — Living at the Heart of Paradox ~ Philip Goldberg

An indispensable book for anyone on a spiritual path, whether within a mainstream tradition or a journey of one’s own. The book recognizes that everyone’s path is unique, and that while the road is filled with glory and bliss, it also contains ambiguous turns and contradictory directions as well as roadblocks, dead-ends and potholes. Based upon 3 decades of personal experience and years of research, this book provides the road signs every soul searcher needs. It leads to the best kind of guidance you can have: your own answers based on your own reflection and your own unique needs.

Philip Goldberg – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Philip Goldberg has been studying India’s spiritual traditions for more than forty years, as both a practitioner and an author. After teaching Transcendental Meditation in early 1970s, he became a professional writer and has written or co-written 19 books, including The Intuitive Edge, Making Peace With God, Roadsigns on the Spiritual Path and his most recent work, American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation, How Indian Spirituality Changed the West. The book was greeted by enthusiastic reviews from journalists and experts in the field.

He is also published novelist and a member of both the Writers Guild of America and the Authors Guild. His blogs appear regularly on the Huffington Post, Elephant Journal and other sites.

An ordained interfaith minister and spiritual counselor as well, Phil was the founding director of the Forge Guild of Spiritual Leaders and recently created Spiritual Wellness and Healing Associates (SWAHA) in Los Angeles, with his wife, acupuncturist Lori Deutsch.

Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine by Eric Weiner

When a health scare puts him in the hospital, Eric Weiner-an agnostic by default-finds himself tangling with an unexpected question, posed to him by a well-meaning nurse. “Have you found your God yet?” The thought of it nags him, and prods him-and ultimately launches him on a far-flung journey to do just that.

Weiner, a longtime “spiritual voyeur” and inveterate traveler, realizes that while he has been privy to a wide range of religious practices, he’s never seriously considered these concepts in his own life. Face to face with his own mortality, and spurred on by the question of what spiritual principles to impart to his young daughter, he decides to correct this omission, undertaking a worldwide exploration of religions and hoping to come, if he can, to a personal understanding of the divine.

The journey that results is rich in insight, humor, and heart. Willing to do anything to better understand faith, and to find the god or gods that speak to him, he travels to Nepal, where he meditates with Tibetan lamas and a guy named Wayne. He sojourns to Turkey, where he whirls (not so well, as it turns out) with Sufi dervishes. He heads to China, where he attempts to unblock his chi; to Israel, where he studies Kabbalah, sans Madonna; and to Las Vegas, where he has a close encounter with Raelians (followers of the world’s largest UFO-based religion).

At each stop along the way, Weiner tackles our most pressing spiritual questions:

> Where do we come from?
> What happens when we die?
> How should we live our lives?
> Where do all the missing socks go?

With his trademark wit and warmth, he leaves no stone unturned. At a time when more Americans than ever are choosing a new faith, and when spiritual questions loom large in the modern age, MAN SEEKS GOD presents a perspective on religion that is sure to delight, inspire, and entertain.

FOR as long as he can remember Eric Weiner wanted to be a foreign correspondent. So he could hardly believe his good fortune when, one day in 1993, NPR dispatched him to India as the network’s first full-time correspondent in that country. Weiner spent two of the best years of his life based in New Delhi, covering everything from an outbreak of bubonic plague to India’s economic reforms, before moving on to other postings in Jerusalem and Tokyo.

Over the past decade, he’s reported from more than 30 countries, most of them profoundly unhappy. He traveled to Iraq several times during the reign of Saddam Hussein. He was in Afghanistan in 2001, when the Taliban regime fell.

He’s also served as a correspondent for NPR in New York, Miami and Washin..

Eric Weiner, author of Man Seeks God, talks about his “Flirtations with the Divine”


Eric Weiner, author of the New York Times Bestselling book THE GEOGRAPHY OF BLISS, discusses the genesis of his latest work, MAN SEEKS GOD.

Dalai Lama Taps Nicholas Vreeland, American Buddhist, To Bridge East And West At Rato Monastery In Southern India

The Dalai Lama has given Nicholas Vreeland (pictured here), director of The Tibet Center in New York, a daunting new assignment. On July 6, Vreeland will be enthroned as the new abbot of Rato Monastery in southern India, one of the most important monasteries in Tibetan Buddhism. He will be the first Westerner to hold such a position. RNS photo courtesy Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

NEW YORK (RNS) The Dalai Lama has given Nicholas Vreeland, director of The Tibet Center in New York, a daunting new assignment. On July 6, Vreeland will be enthroned as the new abbot of Rato Monastery in southern India, one of the most important monasteries in Tibetan Buddhism. He will be the first Westerner to hold such a position.

In making the appointment, the Dalai Lama told Vreeland, “Your special duty (is) to bridge Tibetan tradition and (the) Western world.”

“His Holiness wishes to bring Western ideas into the Tibetan Buddhist monastic system, and that comes from his recognition that it is essential … that there be new air brought into these institutions,” Vreeland told the PBS program “Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly.”

For many observers, the choice of an American for the role may be a surprising one, and perhaps even more surprising given the background of this particular American.

Vreeland had a privileged upbringing — the son of a U.S. diplomat and the grandson of Diana Vreeland, the legendary editor of Vogue magazine during the 1960s. When he first encountered Tibetan Buddhism in his 20s, he was working as a photographer in some of the industry’s top studios.

“What is it about Tibetan Buddhism that interested me? I think that it’s this very linear, very carefully organized, path to enlightenment that I liked,” Vreeland said.

Vreeland sees a linear progression in his own path into Buddhism. He was born in Switzerland and also lived in Germany and Morocco before his family returned to New York. They were Episcopalians and sent 13-year-old Nicky to a boys’ boarding school in Massachusetts. He was miserable there, until he discovered photography.

“I don’t know what it was about it that caught me. I really don’t know, but it caught me,” he said.

Vreeland had a good relationship with his famous grandmother. “I went to NYU to study film, and at that time initially lived with her and became very close. She was a wonderful, enthusiastic friend,” he said.

She opened the door for him to work with prominent photographers Irving Penn and Richard Avedon. In 1977, Avedon’s son John introduced Vreeland to Khyongla Rato Rinpoche, founder of The Tibet Center. Under Rinpoche’s supervision, Vreeland began learning about Tibetan Buddhism.

In 1979, he went to work on a photography assignment in India. Because of his growing interest in Tibetan Buddhism, he included a stop in Dharamsala, the headquarters-in-exile of the Dalai Lama. Vreeland received permission to photograph the Tibetan leader, and the two men chatted as Vreeland packed up his equipment.

“I had been so moved by the way in which the Tibetan people had helped me … during my time in Dharamsala, and I asked His Holiness what I could do in return. And he said, “Study,” Vreeland recalled.

Vreeland took that advice to heart, and with the help of his teacher, explored the Tibetan Buddhist concept that logic can lead to developing compassion and attaining enlightenment.

In 1985, Vreeland decided to become a Buddhist monk. His grandmother was not happy about it.

“She was not a big proponent of following a spiritual life,” he said, adding that she eventually came to accept his decision.

Vreeland pursued his monastic studies at Rato monastery, the monastery he will now lead. Rato was established in Tibet in the late 14th century to preserve Buddhist teachings on logic and debate. After the Dalai Lama fled China in 1959, Rato was re-established in India.

When Vreeland arrived in 1985, there were 27 monks. Today, there are about 100 between the ages of 6 and 90. The monastery undertook a massive construction project, which was largely funded through the sale of Vreeland’s photographs. He raised $400,000 with a special series of photos documenting life in and around the monastery.

As abbot of Rato, Vreeland will have administrative and spiritual responsibility for the monastery and its monks. He’ll also interact with abbots of the other Tibetan monasteries — and that’s where the Dalai Lama has instructed him to help incorporate more Western ideas.

“These institutions, if they aren’t contemporary, won’t have any relevance. Now, of course one has to be very careful. If you go too far, you dilute what they do possess and you’ve lost everything,” Vreeland said.

Vreeland will divide his time between India and New York, where he’ll continue as director of The Tibet Center, which helps promote Tibetan Buddhism in the West.

He admits he is not yet sure how he will be that bridge between East and West: “I am a human being, I’m a Buddhist monk, I am a Westerner, and how I will bring what I believe in? I think it’s by just living my life.”

(A version of this story was first broadcast on the PBS program “Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly.”)

Watch Here Buddhist Abbot Nicholas Vreeland

Bewusst.Tv – Interview with David Icke

o Conrad interviews David Icke about the manipulation of humankind, reptilian influence and the awakening of human conciousness….

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Byron Katie ‘The Story Of The ONE’ Interview by Iain McNay

Byron Katie ‘The Story Of The ONE’ Interview by Iain McNay
Author of many books including, ‘A Thousand Names For Joy’, ‘Loving What Is: How Four Questions Can Change Your Life ‘ and ‘Who Would You Be Without Your Thinking.‘ Creator of ‘The Work,’ Katie talks about her life and how she sees reality. ‘Stay in the place you are not creating the illusion. Stay in the I AM.’ ‘I am the awareness of Consciousness observing itself,’

Cosmic Accounting: A Journey to Enlightenment Nine Keys for a Life in Balance By Indeara Hanoomansingh

Cosmic Accounting: A Journey to Enlightenment is a spiritual guide with nine key steps for a balanced lifestyle. The Life Balance Process for Inner Transformation™ shows you how to explore divinity so that you can experience true abundance, inner peace, and enlightenment. By combining accounting principles with universal truths and ancient wisdom, the cosmic journey will take you into the world of money, mysticism, and divine beings, like you’ve never seen before.

You can embrace a new awareness that we are interconnected, and spirit, wealth, and empowerment are part of the same cosmic energy. In a time when many of us are concerned about the state of our financial affairs, it provides a spiritual solution to our modern dilemma.

You can learn how to:

> Integrate the wisdom of infinite intelligence in many areas of your life including
your relationships, health, career, and finances;
> Understand money from a spiritual perspective and create a flow of abundance;
> Uncover the secrets of your true Self with a personal inventory;
> Recognize the magical relationship between your work and becoming enlightened;
> Transform suffering and challenges into the fuel for your enlightenment;
> Rewrite your destiny in the accounting of your life;
> Reclaim your divine birthright for financial freedom and live your soul’s purpose.

Even though others might be able to point us in the right direction, no one can embark on the amazing journey of enlightenment for us. For the truth seeker, the answers can only come from within. Uncover the magic within these pages.

INDEARA is a metaphysical teacher and intuitive business consultant. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the City University of New York, QC. After many years of spiritual experiences, Indeara transcended to an enlightened consciousness. She inspires many people in her wellness retreats, meditation classes, and online videos. Her dream is to create a Global Enlightened Business Network™, where you can “connect with your soul’s divine purpose.”
Cosmic Accounting: A Journey to Enlightenment – Nine Keys for a Life in Balance

Here is the video of the official worldwide release of my new book, Cosmic Accounting: A Journey to Enlightenment-Nine Keys for a Life in Balance.

It teaches 9 key divinely inspired steps which, when followed, are assured to change your life for the better and create a more enlightened global consciousness. Enjoy!

Spiritual Life in Balance

Indeara is talking about her upcoming book Cosmic Accounting A Journey to Enlightenment to help all of us feel the energy and the amazing new spiritual evolution for planet amazing energy for all of us for Spirit Wealth and Empowerment

Dean Radin on Consciousness -Interviewed by Adrian Nelson


Dean Radin is a well known consciousness researcher and author. He holds the position of senior scientists at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS).

0:00:10 Why do you research anomalies of consciousness ?
0:01:08 Why are psi effects on random number generators significant ?
0:02:55 What are remote staring experiments about ?
0:04:35 Why are psi phenomena ignored by mainstream science ?
0:10:30 Why is there a taboo about researching extended properties of consciousness ?
0:12:40 What are presentiment / precognition experiments about ?
0:21:40 Do experiments show that participants have awareness about the future ?
0:24:10 Where do you see the future of psi research ?
0:27:10 What are the philosophical implications of consciousness research ?
0:28:20 Is there an observer driven component to the establishment of physical reality ?

How Now: 100 Ways To Celebrate The Present Moment by Raphael Cushnir

From the Buddha to Ram Dass, sages have extolled the benefits of living in the “now.” But what exactly does that mean and, more importantly, how’s it done?

In How Now, Raphael Cushnir demystifies the concept of living in the present moment and offers 100 easy, specific practices designed to bring awareness to our thoughts and actions. Readers participate in inspiring, life-affirming activities, ranging from redefining friendships to forging forgiveness, or even revisiting such simple childhood pleasures as blowing bubbles. Evocative color photography lends further inspiration as Cushnir, a popular contributor to O, The Oprah Magazine, offers practical and appealing encouragement for creating a more joyful here and now.
Raphael Cushnir gives talks, leads seminars, and counsels clients worldwide. He is a popular contributor to O, The Oprah Magazine, and the author of Setting Your Heart on Fire and Unconditional Bliss.

Living in the present moment is a universal spiritual practice emphasized in one way or another by all the world’s religions. It has also been widely explored in bestsellers by Ram Dass, Eckhart Tolle, and others. This handy resource by Cushnir contains 100 practices that can help you to stay focused in the moment and to savor the riches that are yours in this abundant world.

For example, perhaps you have trouble connecting your values to those moments when you reach for a credit card or cash without thinking. Here is a practice to help you bring more intention to that moment:

“For one month, keep a rubber band around your bills in your wallet. Place additional rubber bands around your checkbook, credit card, and ATM card. Then, whenever you have to remove one of the rubber bands in order to buy something, use that moment to reflect. Do I really care about what I’m buying? What is its impact upon my life as a whole? Would I be better served by using this money in another way?

“It’s important to note that there’s no right or wrong in this exercise. How you spend your money is entirely up to you. So keep your exploration relaxed and light. Let it guide you to your heart’s desire.”

Each of these spiritual practices can be done in the midst of your everyday life and will enable you to add depth to your experience of the present moment. Some of the ones we found most helpful and enjoyable include those on inner smile, shower with praise, dance like mad, out with the old, slow down, neighborhood watch, penetrate impatience, and a day of silence.

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Beyond Awakening: The End of the Spiritual Search by Jeff Foster

This is a book about the utterly obvious. It’s about the spiritual search, and the frustrations surrounding it. It’s about those ultimate goals we set ourselves: enlightenment, awakening, liberation, and how those goals can never actually be reached, because – and here’s the great discovery the person who seeks them has no more reality than a presently-arising belief. That is to say, “you” are just a thought, happening now.

A sequel to the bestselling” Life Without A Centre: Awakening from the Dream of Separation,” this book is packed with clear and vibrant expressions of nonduality. Time and time again, the text gently points back to the futility of both the spiritual search, and the “search to end the search” (another game the mind loves to play). With great humour, compassion and clarity, the book will draw you into a direct confrontation with your own absence, an absence which, paradoxically, is also a perfect presence. This may be the last book a spiritual seeker will ever need.

Jeff Foster – The End Of All Seeking – Nonduality, Advaita, Spiritual Awakening,

“What we are talking about here is the possibility of waking up from the dream of separation. And it’s an awakening that’s simpler, gentler and more intimate than you could ever imagine. This radical message lovingly allows all spiritual paths to have their place, whilst at the same time making them completely obsolete. And this may feel very threatening to a mind hooked on ideas of paths, processes and perfection. But in the presence of this revolutionary clarity, the endless seeking of the mind cannot last.

And then, in the place of striving, suffering, and solidity, there is only ever lightness, love… and so much laughter. Some have called this “spiritual awakening”. I call it Life Without A Centre.”

Enlightenment Ain’t What It’s Cracked Up to Be: A Journey of Discovery, Snow and Jazz in the Soul by Robert K. C. Forman

What if you spent years and years of your life seeking spiritual enlightenment, but were looking in the wrong place the whole time? It’s happening right now to millions of seekers around the world.

Traditional spiritual models are giving seekers the wrong impression about spiritual enlightenment – and it’s creating a lot of pain and frustration. This breakthrough book offers a remedy to folks who are:

>Convinced they don’t have “the right stuff” to achieve enlightenment in this lifetime…

>Disillusioned by spiritual teachers who don’t live up to their lofty self-portraits…

>Worried that choosing a spiritual life means leaving their everyday life behind…

>Hungry for a different way to be, but unable to express it…

That’s why Dr. Robert Forman has written his revolutionary book Enlightenment Ain’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be: A Journey of Discovery, Snow and Jazz in the Soul. Told in often poetic prose, it offers new direction for people looking for a sane and healthy spiritual pathway in our increasingly confusing world.

By exploring his own 39 year experience of spiritual enlightenment, Dr. Forman shows that it’s indeed possible to create harmony between real life and spirit. He describes the necessity of “embracing the human messiness” that is either ignored or outright rejected by most spiritual traditions.

Dr. Forman’s book invites the reader to be honest about their spiritual goals and to consider a radically different yet more productive approach. Through metaphor, humor, vulnerability and achingly beautiful prose, this unique work offers newfound hope to spiritual seekers everywhere.

Dr Robert Forman ‘Enlightenment Ain’t What It’s Cracked Up to Be’ Interview by Iain

Dr Robert Forman ‘Enlightenment Ain’t What It’s Cracked Up to Be‘ Interview by Iain McNay.

Author of several books including ‘Enlightenment Ain’t What It’s Cracked Up to Be‘ and Director of ‘The Forge Institute for Spirituality and Social Change’ talks about his spiritual search and how the ‘pot of gold’ he longed for was not what it was cracked up to be.

But in time he realised that it was of a kind and nature, wholly different than anything he could have known to wish for. He also discovered that transformation at that level comes by grace and not by self-adjustment. ‘It is time we stopped mistaking the content for the awareness that beholds it.’ ‘Vastness issues a challenge; tell the truth so completely there is nothing left to be afraid of.’

Puri by Robin Craig Clark

A spiritual book for children and the child within you.
Puri is based on a true story about a child’s compassionate act of charity towards a homeless and pregnant dog. The story takes place on the beautiful island of Bali, where Sam and his new canine friend, Puri, embark on a ‘high seas’ adventure that takes them beyond their wildest dreams.

Every page is beautifully illustrated, inspired by the rich, warm and abundant colors of Bali. Most pictures also contain a hand-drawn Indonesian word taken from the story such as love (kasih), friend (kawan), family (keluarga) and happy (senang) with a full glossary and pronunciation included at the back of the book.

Puri is a heart warming story filled with love and friendship, family and food! It is a story that transcends the limitations of language and culture and teaches that we all have the same needs. This is a book seen from a child’s perspective, showing us that our world can change and become a real place of happiness and laughter we call paradise.

Nonduality Heart Consciousness is the center of compassion, altruism and acceptance.

Puri is a true story that transcends the limitations and constraints of language and culture, seeing beyond our separateness, teaching nonduality awareness,a perception that we all come from the heart of life that is love.

Heart consciousness is the awareness of oneness, the universal source of love. Seen through the awareness of a child, a young boy’s compassionate act of kindness towards a homeless and pregnant dog takes us on an adventure to the island of Bali.

With beautifully hand-dawn illustrations, you will be inspired by the rich, warm and abundant colors of Bali. Most pictures contain an Indonesian word woven together with English showing that beyond our supposed differences of expression we really all speak the same language.

What If? The Challenge of Self-Realization ~ Eldon Taylor

Have you ever stopped to ask yourself, What if everything I believed was wrong?

What if you discovered that your beliefs weren’t even your own? Who would you be if you stripped away all of those fears and desires that are hiding the real you? Well, Eldon Taylor examines these questions (and many more!) in his amazing new release, What If? The Challenge of Self Realization.

What If? is a very personal book. By using everyday situations and guiding you through numerous thought experiments, Eldon does an excellent job of peeling back the layers and revealing the dissonance in much of your thinking, beliefs, desires, and choices—contradictory beliefs held at the same time with no apparent awareness. Once you have seen your own mind with the filtered lenses removed, it is impossible to remain the same. That is why so many have praised this work as being absolutely life-changing—not just a fascinating read—but a transformational experience!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Eldon Taylor is an award winning, New York Times best selling author of over 300 books, and audio and video programs. He is the inventor of the patented InnerTalk technology and the founder and President of Progressive Awareness Research. He has been called a “master of the mind” and has appeared as an expert witness on both hypnosis and subliminal communication.

Eldon’s Father was in law enforcement for most of his life and for many years Eldon himself was a practicing criminalist conducting investigations and lie detection examinations. His hobby for over 30 years has been horses and at one time he owned a large all-breed stallion station and racing stable. His down to earth common-sense pragmatism combined with his intellectual interests have led some to identify him as the “blue-collar progressive traditionalist.” Now if that isn’t ever an oxymoronic description—but then perhaps it is not after all.

Eldon is listed in more than a dozen Who’s Who publications including Who’s Who In Intellectuals and Who’s Who In Science and Engineering. He is a Fellow in the American Psychotherapy Association and an internationally sought after speaker. His books and audio/video materials have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have sold millions worldwide.

Eldon is the host of the popular radio show, Provocative Enlightenment. His has interviewed some of the most interesting people on the planet including the likes of JZ Knight (Ramtha), George Noory, Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, Lorna Byrne, Neale Donald Walsch, Dr. Jose Arguelles, William Paul Young, Lynne McTaggart, Don Miguel Ruiz, Debbie Ford, Nick Begich, Harv Eker, Gregg Braden, David Hawkins, James Twyman, Hossca Harrison, and Glynis McCants just to name a few. His shows are both provocative and always fresh by way of both the perspective and the exchange.
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Eldon Taylor — What If? The Challenge of Self-Realization — Tom Murasso — Myth or Logic Radio

For the past 30 years, Eldon Taylor has researched the power of the mind. He has earned doctoral degrees in psychology and metaphysics. Today we talk about his new book, What If? The Challenge of Self-Realization.

The Cosmic Dance An Invitation to Experience Our Oneness ~ Joyce Rupp

Thoughts from the Author…

At this moment I lean back in memory and catch a hint of what I knew long ago when I was a small child living on a farm in rural Iowa. It is the melody of the cosmic dance playing in my soul since those early days, a song that has never stopped singing in me….

As I grew older,…eventually I made some startling discoveries — three of them — and they have changed my life forever. The first of these is the amazing revelation that I am made up of stardust, that every part and parcel of who I am materially was once a piece of a star shining in the heavens. The second discovery is that the air I breathe is the air that has circled the globe and been drawn in and out by people, creatures and vegetation in lands and seas far away. But the most astounding discovery that both awakened and affirmed my early childhood awareness is the fact that I am part of a vast and marvelous dance that goes on unceasingly at every moment in the most minute particles of the universe….

This book is about my experience of being with the cosmic dance, how I have fallen in love with Earth and how I have been enthralled with the mystery of Moon, Sun, and the Galaxies. It is a book about what I lhave learned from this great attraction to creation. My three discoveries have changed the way I look at everything and the way I relate to everyone. I see that I am not a separate entity, and never could be, because the tiny particles of my body are dancing, intermingling with the particles of life around me. It is not a matter of “them” and “me”, whether this be people, rocks, sea anemones, clouds, or rabbits on the run. Rather, it is a matter of “us….”

It is my hope that this book of reflections on the cosmic dance will be a source of soul-tending and planet-tending for you. May it draw you to fuller enjoyment and appreciation of the mystery of life and its inherent goodness in yourself and in all of creation.”

From the publisher…

Through powerful prose and poetry, Joyce Rupp makes it easy for us to experience our unity with each other and all of life. She calls us to live compassionately with each person and particle of creation. She challenges us to hear the pain of the planet and to care for the earth and all its inhabitants. Most of all, she draws us to fuller enjoyment and appreciation of life and its unbreakable goodness in ourselves and in everyone and everything around us.

Joyce Rupp invites us to deepen our relationship with all of creation. She encourages us to develop our compassion by deepening our communion with all that lives, including rocks! Through poetry, story, Scripture and even dance, she skillfully draws us to listen inwardly and acquire a deeper appreciation of these sacred dimensions.

Rupp compares the beauty of the dance of life within our complex cells to the world around us and beyond, including all imaginable galaxies stretching to infinity. As we realize how deeply we participate in the stream of life she confirms: “We are truly made of stardust. We breathe the air that circles the globe and can never be isolated. Each of us is part of the dancing energy that dwells in every living thing.”

As we reach out, we can befriend the stranger, examine more closely an extraordinary created thing or simply appreciate the beauty and spender in the world around us or within us. All is related and interdependent.

Joyce Rupp is well known for her work as a writer, a spiritual “midwife,” and retreat and conference speaker. She has led retreats throughout North America, as well as in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Joyce has a B.A. in English, a M.R.E. in Religious Education, and a M.A. in Transpersonal Psychology. She is a member of the Servites (Servants of Mary) community and a volunteer for Hospice. She currently resides in Des Moines, Iowa. A list of Joyce’s works can be found in the left column of this page. Click on the book title to find out more information about that title.

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