The Twilight Garden: A guide to Enjoying Your Garden in the Evening Hours ~ Lia Leendertz

Some say that the twilight hours are the best time to enjoy a garden; a time when the spirit of the place really comes alive. It is also the time when many people pass front gardens on their return home, have a few spare minutes for garden maintenance, or want to enjoy the garden for entertaining. Full of easy maintenance advice, planting ideas for evening fragrance, colour, lighting, design, and attracting wildlife, this is a book for how people garden now. Front gardens, terraces, larger plots and containers will all be covered in an attempt to inspire everyone to transform their outdoor space into a twilight paradise.

Lia is a freelance garden writer who shares an allotment with several friends near her home in Bristol. A regular contributor to The Guardian and The Telegraph, she is a long-time advocate of organic and community growing, and has written many books on the subject. She has an award-winning blog, Midnight Brambling.

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Plot 22 – Ep1 – Digging Back In Time

Published on Mar 21, 2014
Plot 22 is a ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ for allotments. Garden writer Lia Leendertz wants to find out who has dug and planted in, played and worked on the very piece of soil she has thought of as her own for the past ten years. We’re going to journey back in time to reveal the past life of much loved plot in Bristol.

There will be wars and land grabs, waves of migration and changes of fashion, with this humble plot of land and the people who worked it telling these stories.

Lia is an award-winning garden writer who writes for The Guardian, The Telegraph, Gardens Illustrated, The Garden and more, and her north Bristol plot is well used as inspiration and location for her features. She and her husband Michael do the work, while their two young children climb trees, eat cake and dig ‘photographer traps’.

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Neale Donald Walsch – Living From Your Soul

Neale will share with you the secret to connecting with your soul and transforming your life into a complete and constant expression of who you truly are.

Neale will guide you, step by step through his simple but powerful process, based on the most important insights he’s received since he wrote Book One of Conversations with God.

 

 

You will discover how to . . .

 

  • Accept yourself and your circumstances fully and feel “in the flow” no matter what you’re doing or what challenge you are facing
  • Attain a more profound understanding of who you really are
  • Be more relaxed, knowing that things will always work out just as they should
  • Feel confident about speaking your “truth” as you know it, without fear of judgement or conflict
  • Operate from a place of calm contentment in every aspect of your life
  • Walk through your everyday life with a much deeper sense of your place on the planet and why you are here

“The Secret to Finding What You’ve Been Searching for Your Entire Life” ~
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Dharma Dialogues with Catherine Ingram : 1. Monkey Mind 2. Contentment 3. Seeing Ignorance, Not Evil 4.In the Mystery

Monkey Mind

Contentment

Seeing Ignorance, Not Evil

In the Mystery

Allow Your Light to Fill the Darkness: A Primer to Living the Light within Us According to the Tao by Daniel Frank

How do we recognize error in our thinking? How can we enjoy the spiritual benefits of practicing our religion while not condemning the religion of others? These questions, and so much more, are addressed in the eighty-one commentaries included in this book. These commentaries refer to, but are independent of, the illuminating and compelling essay collection about Lao-tzu’s Tao Te Ching, as voiced in Change Your Thoughts—Change Your Life by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer.

Living “right,” according to the Tao, anticipates that we have both the understanding needed to make right choices and the knowledge to recognize the types of behavior that are important for us to change. However, of equal or greater significance to these skills are the feelings that drive our internal motivation at our center. Many of us need to learn the life lessons that keep popping up as issues in our lives. They keep resurfacing again and again until we finally recognize the lessons and actually learn them. We know we have really been learning our lessons when we notice that our intentions are genuinely beginning to change. Not learning them holds us hostage and keeps us repeating the same dumb behavior.

Each commentary has at least one labeled graphic that represents one or more aspect of the main idea of each section. The purpose of these graphics is to provide visualization for what otherwise might remain more abstract . We have absolutely no concept of how the connections we feel and know to be real actually come about, between ourselves and others, between us and the happenings of life, or between us and God. We often describe these feelings or experiences as resulting from some type of energy, but what might that really mean? Reflecting this unexplainable, invisible, but vital connection on the written page through symbolism provides our minds with a crutch to assist understanding and recall.

Although the illustrations as drawn may have little or no basis in the facts, as they are accepted today, or even as new discoveries may reveal, the understanding of the concepts that develop through their use helps us apply the “gems” that Lao-tzu speaks of in the Tao, to our lives.

With a modest upbringing and supportive parents, Daniel Frank completed his teacher training at the age of eighteen and started his nonstop forty-two-year teaching career the following year. He acquired his BA and BEd while working full time. In January of 1978, his interests led him to a course offered at the local secondary school based on the book How Should We Then Live? by Francis A. Schaeffer, a “theologian and philosopher . . . [with] forty years of intensive study of humanism and Christian truths” It stirred something within him to search for more answers to the question asked by the title of Schaeffer’s book. Although many of the authors he has read to date have contributed to the view of God he holds today, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer tops the list.

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The Constitution Of Our Soul: Destiny’s Deliverance of Our Soul’s Rights ~ by Kristy Kaye

The Constitution of Our Soul: Destiny’s Deliverance of Our Soul’s Rights presents an inspirational guide to the process of awakening the soul’s raw potential. Your soul has untapped power, and it is your right to learn how to harness that potential. Inside are helpful tools and techniques to guide your journey, all with the goal of helping you to return to your own innate omnipotence. Angels and confusion are explained in depth, as are the states of consciousness. The climate of their experiences as you travel through them on your return to your powerful true presence is also made clear.

Author Kristy Kaye explains techniques in detail to help you open to your inner truth—the Constitution of the Soul. With the information within, you can learn how to live from the pivot of spiritual laws, thus enabling you to reclaim your inner serenity, peace, abundance, tranquility, and contentment.

Here is an individual blueprint for life, designed to help you navigate your journey of soul discovery with ease and clarity. Explore the inimitable nature of its wisdom from eons of time and open the pages about how knowing your inner truth will expand your education in self-discovery.

Delve deep into the extraordinary participation of the angels in your every moment of life on planet Earth, and you’ll understand more about your transition and beyond. The secrets for how to reveal your soul’s constitution are investigated and portrayed comprehensively.

Kristy Kaye has traveled extensively, researching cultures, beliefs, and traditions throughout the world. She was introduced to religious studies and belief systems early in life, and she continues her education today. Her real training, chronicled here, began in her forties, when she met her mentor and guide. She currently lives in New South Wales, Australia.

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The Constitution of Our Soul – Kristy Kaye

Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment by Katrina Kenison

“No longer indispensable, no longer assured of our old carefully crafted identities, no longer beautiful in the way we were at twenty or thirty or forty, we are hungry and searching nonetheless.”

From the author of The Gift of an Ordinary Day, this intimate memoir of loss, self-discovery, and growth will resonate deeply with any woman who has ever mourned the passage of time, questioned her own purpose, or wondered, “Do I have what it takes to create something new in my life?”

With the candor and warmth that have endeared her to readers, Kenison reflects on the inevitable changes wrought by time: the death of a dear friend, children leaving home, recognition of her own physical vulnerability, and surprising shifts in her marriage. She finds solace in the notion that midlife is also a time of unprecedented opportunity for growth as old roles and responsibilities fall away, and unanticipated possibilities appear on the horizon.

More a spiritual journey than a physical one, Kenison’s beautifully crafted exploration begins and ends with a home, a life, a marriage. But this metamorphosis proves as demanding as any trek or pilgrimage to distant lands-it will guide and inspire every woman who finds herself asking “What now?”

Katrina Kenison is the author of The Gift of an Ordinary Day and Mitten Strings for God: Reflections for Mothers in a Hurry. She has appeared on Oprah, as well as other shows. Her writing has appeared in O, Real Simple, Family Circle, Redbook, Better Homes and Gardens, Health,and other publications. From 1990 until 2006, Kenison was the series editor of The Best American Short Stories, published annually by Houghton Mifflin. She co-edited, with John Updike, The Best American Short Stories of the Century (Houghton Mifflin, 2000). She wrote, with Rolf Gates, Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga (Random House, 2002).

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An Excerpt from “Magical Journey” by Katrina Kenison

MAGICAL JOURNEY, a memoir by Katrina Kenison about her search for purpose, meaning, and joy in the midst of loss and change, has been called “warm and wise, soul-searching” (Kirkus Reviews). More an account of a spiritual journey than a physical one, MAGICAL JOURNEY explores the belief that even as old identities are outgrown, new ones begin to beckon, inspiring readers to summon their courage to heed the call.

This short film features an excerpt from the book, in which the author receives a powerful and life-affirming letter, sent to her by her own true self. Available wherever books are sold, and to order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound. Visit Katrina at http://katrinakenison.com

On Contentment: An Essay by Plutarch – Eckhart Tolle TV

Eckhart presents a timeless teaching on unblocking the obstacles to the living inner peace that is everyone’s birthright.

Born at the very heart of Greece—between Athens and Apollo’s shrine at Delphi—in the mid-40s of the first century CE, Plutarch combined an intense love of his locality and family with a cosmopolitan outlook that embraced the whole Roman Empire.

His encyclopaedic writings form a treasure trove of ancient wisdom, yet his strong religious feelings and deeply humanist temperament give them all a compelling and individual voice. Whether he is offering abstract speculation or practical ethics, fresh and arresting reflections on anger and flattery, military versus intellectual glory or the reasoning powers of animals, Plutarch’s charm and personality constantly shine through. Above all, concludes Kidd, his essays remain magnificently readable, works that ‘can still entertain, instruct, stimulate and educate us and also introduce us to one of the most attractive characters in classical literature’.

Plutarch’ Essay on Contentment is on page 208, click here to browse inside.

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