A Lamp in the Darkness: Illuminating the Path Through Difficult Times by Jack Kornfield PhD (Author)

When the path ahead is dark, how can we keep from stumbling? How do we make our way with courage and dignity? “Inside each of us is an eternal light that I call ‘the One Who Knows,’ writes Jack Kornfield. “Awakening to this wisdom can help us fin dour way through pain and suffering with grace and tenderness.” For anyone seeking answer during a trying time, he offers “A Lamp in the Darkness,” a book-and-CD program filled with spiritual and psychological insights, hope-giving stories, and guided meditations for skillfully navigating life’s inevitable storms.

The practices in this book are not positive thinking, quick fixes, or simplistic self-help strategies. They are powerful tools for doing “the work of the soul” to access our inner knowing and to embrace the fullness of our life experience. With regularly practice these teachings and meditations enable you to transform your difficulties into a guiding light for the journey ahead. Join Jack Kornfeld as your trusted guide as you explore:

· Shared Compassion-a guided practice for planting the seeds of compassion and opening the heart to all that life brings

· The Earth Is My Witness-a meditation to establish firm footing in the midst of darkness, centered by a steady witnessing presence

· The Practice of Forgiveness-what Jack calls “the only medicine that can release us from the past and allow us to truly begin anew.”

· The Temple of Healing-a guided visualization to meet our own inner healer

· Equanimity and Peace-a meditation for maintaining balance and acceptance regardless of the situation

Just as it is certain that each life will include suffering, explains Kornfield, it is also true that in every moment there is the possibility of transcending your difficulties to discover the heart’s eternal freedom. With A Lamp in the Darkness, he offers you a beacon for yourself and others until joy returns again.

Jack Kornfield, Ph.D. co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, in 1975 and later, the Spirit Rock Center in Woodacre, California. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. His books include After the Ecstasy, the Laundry and the national bestseller A Path with Heart (over 100,000 copies in print).

Table of Contents

Foreward by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Introduction: An Invitation to Awaken

1. The Wisdom of Our Difficulties

2. The Earth is My Witness

3. Shared Compassion

4. Awakening the Buddha of Wisdom in Difficulties

5. The Practice of Forgiveness

6. The Temple of Healing

7. The Zen of an Aching Heart

8. Equanimity and Peace

9. Your Highest Intention

10. The Four Foundations of Mindfulness and the Healing Journey

Afterword: The Return of Joy

Excerpt

If you’re reading these words, you’ve probably hit hard times. Perhaps you’ve lost a loved one, or maybe you’ve lost your job, or received a difficult diagnosis, or someone close to you has. Maybe you’re divorcing or you’re in bankruptcy or you’ve been injured, or your life is falling apart in any number of ways. Maybe daily life itself has become too much for you.or not enough. But even in the best of times there’s plenty to worry about: seemingly endless wars and violence, racism, our accelerating environmental destruction. In difficult times, personally or collectively, we often begin to wonder not only how we can get through this difficult patch; we begin to question existence itself.

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Avoiding Karma: A Mind-Challenging Way to Recognize Who, Why, and What You Truly Are by Guy Steven Needler (Author)


Karma is only a function of the physical universe, and our true energetic selves, when attracted to the lower frequencies associated with the physical universe, are linked to it. Hence the need to return to it, to break the link, to break the Karmic cycle. Once the link with the physical is broken, the need to incarnate is no longer necessary and the true energetic self can ascend the frequencies, evolving in the process without needing to experience ever again those lower frequencies associated with the physical universe.

The information within this book, given to the author by the Source Entity, is specifically designed to make people change their ways, to recognize who and what they truly are, to come out of their incarnate slumber and ascend.

Some topics covered:

  • Attraction to any physicality
  • Love your enemy – for he is you
  • Fear only exists in the physical
  • The Source Entity’s Ten Commandments of Avoiding Karma
  • Accept everything, resist nothing
  • How jealousy affects us
  • Attachment
  • Karma attracts karma



Guy Steven Needler
is an author and healer who has learnt how to explore the realities above our physical existence. To share his gift, he writes books and teaches workshops, performs healings, readings and lectures worldwide.

Guy’s books illustrate his discoveries helping you to understand what’s behind religion or spiritual content. His workshops teach you, to contact your true self, and the ‘Greater Reality’.

Initially trained in electrical engineering he was always aware of a greater reality.

In his teens he meditated, until his guides told him to focus on his earthly contribution. He concentrated on his work and University education.

In his late thirties, he felt the call to spirit. The next 6 years led to becoming a Reiki Master, learning energy and vibrational therapy techniques and membership to the Complimentary Medical association (CMA), Guy’s readings and healings are popular world-wide with the use of Skype.

Guy discovered a way to transport his consciousness to the highest dimension where god and the co-creators exist. He discovered many things about the “greater reality”, illustrated in his first book ‘The History of God’, which explains where god came from, the creation of the universes and the purpose of life on Earth.

He developed a meditation toolkit known as ‘Traversing the Frequencies’ (TTF) workshops. TTF teach how to explore the frequency levels above the physical up to levels where other universes and energetic entities reside. These workshops are very well received and are delivered on a world-wide basis.

Guy now has 4 more published books, ‘Beyond the Source – Books 1 & 2‘ (June 2012, July 2013), and ‘Avoiding Karma‘ (March 2014), ‘The Origin Speaks‘ (July 2015). Guy was privileged to work in partnership with Dolores Cannon on the highly successful New Earth Cruise in 2012 and is invited to the 2014 Holy Land Cruise. He has presented at all ‘Transformation Conferences; since 2011.

AVOIDING KARMA: A Mind-Challenging Way to Recognize Who, Why, and What You Truly Are by GUY NEEDLER

Guy Needler, author of “The History of God” and “Beyond the Source”, was initially trained as a mechanical engineer and quickly progressed on to be a chartered electrical and electronics engineer. However, throughout this earthly training he was always aware of the greater reality being around him, catching glimpses of the worlds of spirit.

Guy Needler talks about his latest book, “Avoiding Karma: A Mind-Challenging Way to Recognize Who, Why, and What You Truly Are”, covering topics such as love, fear, acceptance and attachment. According to Guy Needler, karma is only a function of the physical universe and our true energetic selves, when attracted to the lower frequencies associated with the physical universe, are linked to it. Hence the need to return to it, to break the link, to break the Karmic cycle. Once the link with the physical is broken, the need to incarnate is no longer necessary and the true energetic self can ascend the frequencies, evolving in the process without needing to experience ever again those lower frequencies associated with the physical universe. http://www.guystevenneedler.com

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Published on Sep 25, 2015

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