Interviewed by God: A Journey to Freedom by Beth Banning (Author)


Interviewed by God is an account of Beth Banning’s journey of spiritual awakening—her conscious connection with God and the lessons she’s learned along the way. From a very young age, Banning experienced phenomena that could only be called extraordinary: she’s received messages from spirit animals, felt kundalini energy awaken in her, and experienced dimensional shifts in her awareness that have allowed her to witness what only a few have seen. She was visited by totem animals, took ritualistic baths, and visited shamans and healers; she experienced ecstatic states and received messages; her ego mind began to battle against her higher mind.

As she experienced her spiritual journey, a small voice within guided her. With doubt as her constant companion she continued to follow her inner promptings, which led her to higher levels of truth about her connection to herself and the world and reality as we know it.

Written in a format in which the author is “interviewed by God,” the book is meant to be a mirror for the reader to reflect their own experiences back to them, and a gentle guide for those who are at the precipice of an extraordinary adventure and are either scared to jump or who hunger for answers and understanding.


Beth Banning is a best-selling author, inspirational speaker, and spiritual catalyst who lives in California with her husband, their cat, and their six pound poodle.

She was born in New York City and from a very young age could sense the feelings of people around her, felt kundalini energy running through her body, and experienced other unusual events that she didn’t understand. The well-meaning adults in her life told her she was depressed and that these experiences were just her imagination.

Growing up in this cloud of ignorance and disbelief these gifts were buried and unable to flourish and so she was left confused and lonely.

As a young adult she recognized the same sense of confusion and loneliness in others and became passionate about helping people better understand themselves and those around them.

Later in life she took this passion into her work with her husband Neill and co-founded Focused Attention, Inc. She has written numerous books, co-created the Pathway to Personal Freedom, and the Art of Conscious Connection Seminar Series.

After many years of integrating this consciousness shifting work into her own life and teaching it to others, she experienced a profound reconnection with God that turned her life upside down. This radically changed the way she perceives the world and functions in it. Beth now lives her life guided by her inner source of divine wisdom. She is committed to helping others discover this for themselves and fully experience the essence of who they truly are.

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Interviewed by God — A Journey to Freedom

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Beth

An Illusion of Maya by Phil Escott (Author)


A huge, old carp uncaught and unseen for decades. But now Jay and Carl had seen it, was the strength of their friendship about to be tested to its limit? Jack’s wisdom was old, centuries old, and he knew that Jay was so close to enlightenment; was he able to find the final piece to the puzzle? And then there was Maya; did she hold the key to all of this, or was it just an Illusion?
It is time to be enlightened…

An Illusion of Maya is a carp fishing novel, but not just any carp fishing novel. It’s a carp fishing novel for people who realise that there is so much more to going fishing than just catching fish; and that there is so much more to life than just living.

Yes there are fish, huge fish. There is elation and heartache; there is humour and sadness; there is love and hate, but there is much, much more, and this book portrays all these emotions beautifully.

This is, of necessity, a very adult-themed book, and the language and interaction mirror that – be warned, this is a carp fishing novel for grown-ups and, without doubt, the first one of its kind, so don’t expect page after page of fishing clichés. Open your mind – Believe me, you will be enlightened.

Phil Escott is a health writer, personal trainer, novelist and drummer who has spent many years in the health and fitness industry, running a gym, writing for many magazines and training hundreds of clients successfully. Due to a crippling bout of inflammatory arthritis in 2010, which he reversed by natural means, further intense study revealed many “secrets” of healing normally hidden behind the misleading conventional medical and “health” dogma. His aim now is to share this knowledge with as many as possible to help them attain their health and happiness goals too.

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Published on May 4, 2015

Phil Escott considers himself a spiritual idiot. He says he has made every mistake and taken every wrong turn possible… but then again there is no such thing as a wrong turn.

Born in 1962 in the south of England, he had many glimpses of the absolute even as a young child. The fascination with all things mysterious continued through his teens, and he became fascinated with Indian culture and spirituality, devouring books such as Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi and Muktanada’s Play of Consciousness. In 1979 he started experimenting heavily with hallucinogenics, pretending to be Carlos Castaneda. Shortly after this he experienced a spectacular awakening, but with no guidance or knowledge of what might have happened he resisted it, plunging into a couple of years of tremendous fear and suffering.

In 1983 he learned TM, which calmed the unpleasant experiences, and then went on to do the TM Sidhi course in 1986, moving to Skelmersdale, the UK’s largest TM community, where he faithfully followed the programme for a decade or more, searching far too hard for the “prize”. By 2000 he had become somewhat disillusioned, and by 2006 his meditation practice was sporadic at best. One day, upon deciding to just let go totally of TM, in that moment he experienced the same awakening that hit him back in 1979. This time though, there was surrender, and it stuck.

However, there was, as is so often the case, far more work to do. By 2010, to his astonishment, he found himself crippled with arthritis and other ailments, and a long, dark night of the soul followed as he was forced to throw out many accumulated dogmas, facing a total reassessment of lifestyle, diet and emotional issues, refusing conventional medicine. Upon gradually regaining his physical health, he experienced a further awakening in 2013 when using Byron Katie’s approach to unlock certain emotional blocks, and the heart opened. Since then he has been “back in the marketplace” while the experience deepens day by day.

He still lives in Skelmersdale where he helps people to find their way out of autoimmune issues through his website at pureactivity.net, has a novel published (An Illusion of Maya), plays drums in several bands and enjoys his wonderful family. He is working on a book about how he healed himself, which will be called “Arthritis, The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me” focusing on the blessing of illness and how it can be a clear pointer to evolving, and perhaps even awakening.

The huge mystery to him now is that he didn’t notice the unity of everything and spent his life striving for what was there all along. His dream is to help people to notice this elusive but simple and natural miracle for themselves.

Website: http://pureactivity.net

Book: An Illusion of Maya

The Gift of Seven Extraordinary Days of Grace

A message from Caroline Myss

Grace comes in many expressions. It intervenes in raging arguments, calming your anger so that you do not say what you can never take back. Grace whispers thoughts of hope in desperate times, giving you the stamina to hold on through the storms of life. And grace delivers inspiration, awakening creative resources deep within your being. The power of grace is endless, silent, and powerful.

A rare and rich but much too brief discussion of the activity of grace given in a graduate school lecture was brought to mind the other day while I was watching a program about the devotion the great opera star, Rene Fleming, has for assisting up-and-coming opera singers. It’s so amazing, really, how and when these flashbacks arise. You have no idea they remain hidden in the vast archive of memories that you are carrying around in your brain, like the words of all the songs from the 60’s that just pop into your head the moment you hear the melody.

First, I’ll share the long ago memory of this graduate class. I was in a class on mystical theology and while we were discussing something or other, the professor noted that one mystical phenomenon is that each person is given the gift of seven extraordinary days of grace each year. The grace given on these days is of the quality that it organizes the events of that day to transform your life – that is, redirect your life – in a most significant way. The rest of the class, as you can well imagine, was immediately devoted to the details of identifying that grace and the content of these extraordinary days. (I’ll get to that later – don’t worry.)

Anyway, I could not turn off this program about Rene Fleming, which actually intrigued me as I am not really an opera fan, but I have seen Fleming perform in person, thanks to my dear opera fan friend, Andrew Harvey. And she is beyond magnificent. During the program, you saw Fleming giving hands-on instruction to four lucky opera students, instructing them on how to advance their voices. She offered them the most interesting techniques that would assist them in perfecting a single note, a precise tone. Their devotion to the art of opera and to the art of their voice was stunning.

Later, Fleming was casually walking through the opera house with her four students when she said, “Remember, you have seven extraordinary days a year. You can’t waste them. You must be on alert for them.” As soon as I heard her say that, the memory of that day in graduate school flooded into my mind. How in the world did she know that? Why did she say that? Did she mean the same thing as my professor? And why don’t I have Rene Fleming’s phone number???

Immediately I dusted off my memory. What were the details of that lecture? I took a deep breath, closed my eyes, leaned back on the couch, and drifted back through the decades of my life to graduate school. I waited,waited,ah, yes. I remember,.

Your Seven Extraordinary Days of Grace

Let’s start with the obvious first question: Why seven? Perhaps it’s because there are seven days of the week, or seven days of creation, or seven chakras, or the scale of life is numbered at seven. Seven is a mystical number that notes a resonance to your soul. Let us, therefore, assume – though we have no proof as such – that this might be the reason and leave it at that. When it comes to mystical theology, we operate on observation, subjective experience, and the nature of law and order as revealed in the order of nature itself. A scale of “seven” is a repeated scale throughout mystical systems of order; therefore, it may well be that this scale functions within this phenomenon. (That was your first lesson in mystical theology.)

Next, in order to understand the nature and content of these seven extraordinary days of grace, you have to be very clear about what they are not. So, grace is not – repeat – it is not an obvious force. Grace is a silent breeze that enters into your essence, often to protect you from doing harm to yourself. Grace does not protect you from the consequences of your negative or foolish choices; rather, it seeks to prevent you from making those choices in the first place.

Now, let’s think about an ordinary year of life, beginning from January to December. During that year, you will plan or attend a handful of special occasions or trips that rate as extraordinary. Among these are: weddings, vacations, parties, dates with someone special, surprise events, holiday gatherings, birthday parties, spa trips, etc. What these have in common are the following:

You know about them ahead of time;
You will have expectations of how the event will play out;
You will either exaggerate the good time you intend to have or the bad;
In either case, your expectations will be disappointed;
The event will not go as expected in some way.

For all the above reasons, these days do not qualify as one of your Seven Days of Extraordinary Grace because you are fully convinced you are in charge of the event or you are directly influencing the psychic field with your attitude. In other words, you are exerting too much control toward wanting a certain outcome.
Finally, days burdened with expectations translate to you having to get what you want, the way you want it. From another perspective, these are days that reveal a sense of loss of control and personal insecurities.

The Nature and Character of Extraordinary Grace

Yet another mystical theological teaching is discernment: to look through the eyes of your soul into a situation in order to see and understand the significance of what is unfolding in front of your eyes. Discernment is unlike judging a situation, which tends to be an immediate and reactive response. A discerning response is one that requires reflective thought. With this teaching in mind, we now proceed into the deeper waters of discerning the nature of extraordinary days of grace.

You have no authority over your seven days of extraordinary grace; that is, you cannot decide when these shall be given to you. They come as they come. They are considered “gifts of the spirit,” bestowed upon you at a particularly advantageous time in your life – the operative word being advantageous. Now, how would you define advantageous? If I had you in a classroom at this moment, I would stop the lecture and ask all participants to answer that question in their notebook as I have little doubt that none of you has ever asked yourself this question. What do you consider a spiritually advantageous moment? Are you even prepared to give an answer to that question? Or should I begin with this question: Do you even understand the significance of that question?

This is the type of question that is introduced in a class on mystical theology. Inevitably the discussion that it opens up is intriguing, to say the least. A spiritually advantageous moment is one in which the “agents of change” in your life come together in such a way that only one spark is required to set them off. You may have several change agents at work in your life, none of which has the potency to motivate you to a next step. One more is required. Perhaps all that is needed is one more conversation, or a delayed flight that would allow you to make one more phone call to exactly the right person, or running into an old friend who happens to be the link to exactly the person you need to meet. You are not able to calculate when you have amassed a sufficient number of change agents in your psyche. You are able to discern, however, that an event or opportunity carrying an extraordinary potential of power has just been introduced into your life. As a result of making that phone call or running into that old friend, something new was provided to you. Maybe it was a suggestion, maybe it was positive feedback, or maybe it was a new contact. But you are left feeling renewed, as if you’ve just been rebooted in your own skin. One spark of grace lighted at the perfect advantageous moment is all it takes and life feels good again. Your life feels good again.

Let us examine the characteristics of a day of extraordinary grace:

An opportunity that requires a spontaneous response comes along. The ingredient of spontaneity is required, lest you begin to project fear and failure into the opportunity, thereby self-sabotaging the potential to redirect your life. While other opportunities come and go, one surrounded with extraordinary grace fills your solar plexus and not just your mind, making your “head swim” with greed and ambition. Grace goes to your gut, right into your sense of who you are and what you should do. It symbolically “grabs” hold of your identity.
Another expression of an extraordinary day of grace can come through finding out that plans you had set in motion months or even years ago, which you had given up as failed, have been resurrected. The time wasn’t right and all of a sudden, the time is right. A day of grace is the day everything “fell into place.”
Yet another expression of a day of grace occurs when you encounter a past love – only now both of you are available to be together. A day of grace is the day when life begins again.
A day of grace delivers an unexpected path of healing, which could be in the form of a renewed inner resilience or hope, or meeting a person who knows exactly how to understand and treat your condition. A day of grace is day when the tide turns in your favor.
Another expression of grace is endless delays, confusion, and chaos shattering all of your plans. You can only give up and survive the day, bit-by-bit, going wherever the road leads you. A day of grace is when all the wrong things deliver you to exactly the right place.
Yet another expression of grace is the day you discover that somehow a great mistake was righted through something else that you did. Perhaps it was something conscious or maybe not, but on a day of extraordinary grace, the forces work in your favor and a mistake is made right. A day of grace is when the rules are somehow bent in your favor, just once.
Another day of grace is when your life is saved, perhaps from a car accident or something exploding in your face or a random street incident. A day of grace is when your life is shielded from physical harm, knowingly or unknowingly.

As you can tell, you cannot coordinate these days. You cannot make them happen. They happen because of other circumstances you have set into motion. In other words, your extraordinary days of grace come into your life because of choices that you have made that have created gaps and needs – open spaces – that require filling.

Your challenge is to realize that you are experiencing a day of extraordinary grace and to appreciate the meaning, power, and significance of that day. Further, it is vitally important to act on opportunities offered to you on that day. Suggestions for your new business venture, for example, that came from a synchronistic meeting between you and another person should be followed up on. Merely telling friends about this incredible synchronistic conversation you had with someone is a waste of an extraordinary day of grace, to be direct. It’s up to you to follow through, to take action, to make things happen for yourself.

Remember, grace does not do work for you. It will not “heal” you if you are not doing your part in your own healing. Grace will not interfere with the law of cause and effect; that is, for every choice we make, there is an effect or a consequence. If we make a foolish or stupid choice, we pay a price by having to deal with the consequence of our choices. Grace does not compensate or erase our stupid or foolish choices, any more than prayer does. In order to appreciate the nature and power of grace, and the gift of an extraordinary day of grace, you have to grasp how the power of grace manifests in your life and how it does not. Grace is not a “fix-it” force. It is an inspirational, mystical power that awakens you from within.

As I thought about this subject, I queried a few friends on this question: Would you want to be in charge of determining when you received your seven days of extraordinary grace each year? We had such a fun discussion. One friend said, “I’m very frugal. I would hold on to them.”

Another friend determined that she would be very nervous about having that type of “wealth in a safe in her own home.” What a great analogy, I thought, yes? She was exactly right, as seven days of grace is exactly like having gold in a safe at home and you left to determine when and how to spend it. A third person said he would absolutely use all seven days in one month. He would “go for the gold” in one blast.

I asked each person, “Would you be more inclined to use a day of grace in the midst of a crisis or when you are calm and undistracted?” Would you see your days of grace as financial crisis solvers or a day of soulful renewal? Which is of more value to you?

Those questions ended up leading into one more fascinating area of discussion after another. It seemed like this subject opened a vast discussion. For that reason, I am carrying it over to the June Salon, which will be Part II on this topic. In the June Salon, I will explore those questions along with:

A discussion of grace and prayer.
What would most people do: take charge of their seven days or let heaven determine when they receive the gift of a day of grace?
Merging the Seven Days of Grace with Your Seven Chakras, just for discussion
Could each day contain this grace?

Let me encourage you to think about the days of this year – just this year – that have been game changers for you. They have contained certain ingredients that have motivated you to move ahead, to make positive changes, to do something you’ve been postponing, but on that day, you acted. See if you can identify the presence of grace in your life that day:

What was it about that day that made it different?
Do you remember how you felt that day?
What types of choices did you make that day that you would call “out of character?”
What results have occurred in your life as a result of those choices, and would you consider these results as special or surprising?
Have there been any changes in your life that qualify as “beyond your expectations” as a result of acting on a grace that you identified?

I’ll close this Salon by asking you to reflect on whether you would want to be in charge of when to receive your Seven Extraordinary Days of Grace, or whether you would leave the wisdom of that decision to the heavens. We’ll continue with this discussion in the next Salon.

Meanwhile, Happy Summer,

Love,

Caroline

Sri Mooji ♥ That ‘I Am’ Itself is the Presence of God

Published on Mar 5, 2015

~ ♥ ~

Namasté

Satsang recorded on the 5th of March 2015

Secrets of Wisdom Awaken To The Miracle Of You By Joyce C. Gerris

Have you ever wondered “Why am I here on Earth? What is my purpose?”

Life is a marvelous adventure. We are each a magnificent being with the spark of the Divine within our heart and soul. We are all here on Earth together to create something wonderful––the potential is unlimited. Destiny is calling us. Together with God we can create miracles in our own lives and help lift those around us. It is possible!
The purpose of this book is to help you, step by step, actualize more and more the amazing person you really are. Each chapter focuses on a different Divine Quality which you can learn to enhance in your life: Wisdom, Power, Love, Freedom, Peace, Purpose, Illumination, Healing, Joy, Clarity, Transformation, and more.

Each chapter is like a multimedia life expanding workshop with inspired insights and guidance, extensive uplifting art, heartwarming personal testimonies from fellow seekers, and free access to audio meditations and soul songs by Joyce through the accompanying website. There are also questions to reflect on and discuss, and action suggestions.

Experience this life enriching journey on your own, or enjoy it with friends as a support group. Learn about intuition, energy and auras, meditation, natural foods and healing, illumination, soul mission, mystical philosophy, and abundance in harmony with the healing of our planet.

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WHY WE GARDEN: Cultivating a Sense of Place ~ Jim Nollman

This book is full of helpful tips from the author’s decades of gardening experience, plus the Zen of gardening—the sense of place and purpose, what tending the land means to us. A wonderful gift for the gardener seeking the simplicity and spirit of the land.

Nollman shares his observations on “plant personalities” and discusses unorthodox types of gardens in a way that is entertaining as well as instructive. His biocentric approach is about a fundamental connection with nature that transforms the act of gardening into an adventure filled with lessons great and small. He advocates for gardens as spaces for a genuine healing relationship between person and place.

Jim Nollman was born in Boston in 1947 and graduated from Tufts University in 1969. He has been a composer of music for theater, an internationally distinguished conceptual artist, and an environmental activist. In 1973, he was commissioned to compose a Thanksgiving Day radio piece for a US national network, and recorded himself singing children’s songs with 300 turkeys. He has recorded interspecies music with wolves, desert rats, deer, elk, whales, and dolphins. He directed one of Greenpeace’s first overseas projects, at Iki Island, Japan, where fishermen were slaughtering dolphins to compensate for human overfishing. His efforts eventually resulted in the Japanese government issuing a ban on this killing practice.

He is the founder of Interspecies Inc., which sponsors research for communicating with animals through music and art. IC’s best-known field project is a 25-year communication study using live music to interact with the wild orcas who inhabit the west coast of Canada. Nollman is currently directing a project in Arctic Russia to protect the last beluga whales in Europe, and is learning how to communicate with these whales.

He is the author of several books, including the most recent, The Charged Border: Where Whales and Humans Meet. His essays are anthologized in several collections of nature writing. He is contributing editor of the largest whale site on the Internet, with 10,000 visitors a day. Jim Nollman lives on San Juan Island in the northwest corner of the USA with his wife Katy, and daughters Claire and Sasha.

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An Interview with Jim Nollman

Rising in Love: My Wild and Crazy Ride to Here and Now, with Amma, the Hugging Saint by Ram Das Batchelder (Author)

Rising in Love tells the story of the author’s extraordinary spiritual awakening in America (which included meeting an angel), his discovery of Amma (the living Guru known in the West as the Hugging Saint), and the 27 amazing years he has spent in quest of Enlightenment as Amma’s devotee, most of that time in India.

The book is a suspenseful psychological thriller, a page-turner from the outset – yet there so much humor in the narrative that at times it reads like a comedic novel. From another angle, it is a story of profound healing from delusion, drug addiction and despair into a joyous and beautifully fulfilled life, and as such it is a ray of hope for all who suffer from addiction or mental illness. It is also a treasure chest full of gems from Amma’s teachings, and contains 22 photos of Amma. All royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to an orphanage in India.

Ram Das Batchelder was born in the USA in 1961, had a spiritual awakening in his early twenties (which included meeting an angel), and has spent most of the last 25 years in India as a devotee of Amma, the “hugging Saint.” He has written four children’s books for Amma’s ashram, each of which have been translated into four European languages.

He also wrote a novel in rhyming verse (“Sathyaram Discovers the Mother of All”), three full-length plays, and 40 original songs. In 2012, he and his wife, Tarini Ma, wrote and co-taught a university course on Hinduism in Venezuela. His highly acclaimed autobgiography, “Rising in Love: My Wild and Crazy Ride to Here and Now, with Amma, the Hugging Saint” was published in 2014 by O Books, an imprint of John Hunt Publishing.

He has given numerous talks and workshops about various aspects of spirituality in many locations around the world. He and his wife are currently offering luxury tours of the sacred cities of India, to both Spanish and English-speaking groups.

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Ram Das Batchelder – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Published on Jan 22, 2015
Ram Das Batchelder was born in Pennsylvania in 1961, had a spiritual awakening in his early twenties, and has spent most of the last 25 years in India as a devotee of Amma, the “hugging Saint.” He has written four children’s books, which have been translated into several European languages, and also a novel in rhyming verse, three full-length plays, and 40 original songs. In 2012, he and his wife, Tarini Ma, wrote and co-taught a university course on Hinduism in Venezuela. He has given numerous talks and workshops about various aspects of spirituality in many locations around the world. He and his wife are currently offering 5-star tours of the sacred cities of India, to both Spanish and English-speaking groups.

“Rising in Love: My Wild and Crazy Ride to Here and Now, with Amma, the Hugging Saint” tells the story of Ram Das Batchelder’s powerful marijuana-fuelled spiritual awakening in America (which included meeting an angel), his two-year struggle with delusion and addiction, his subsequent renunciation of drugs, and his eventual discovery of Amma (the living Guru known in the West as “the Hugging Saint”).

The narrative then covers the 27 amazing years he has spent in quest of Enlightenment as Amma’s devotee, most of that time in India. It is a story of profound healing from drug addiction and despair into a joyfully fulfilled life, and is therefore a ray of hope for all who suffer from addiction or mental illness of one kind or another.

The book is a suspenseful psychological thriller, “a real page-turner” (as more than one reviewer has said), yet there is so much humor in the narrative that it reads like a comedic novel. It describes his struggles with dysentery and sexual desire during his first several years at Amma’s ashram, and also includes descriptions of numerous miracles he has witnessed, a vision of Krishna, and the steady progression of his meditation, which has culminated recently in states of samadhi.

It also discusses how the author left Amma’s ashram for a six year period, visited numerous other Gurus, and then returned, with a fiancée, and was married by Amma in 2001. One chapter is dedicated to the difficulties he and his wife have faced in their marriage, and the beautiful healing Amma has given them as a couple. There is also a section about the Asian Tsunami, which occurred when they were in Amma’s ashram; hundreds were killed in the surrounding area. “Rising in Love” will appeal to anyone interested in spirituality, Enlightenment, Hinduism, Saints or Gurus, as well as psychology, psychotherapy, angels or Jesus.

Website: http://rising-inlove.org

Other books: You Are The King- A Parable For Amma’s Children Sathyaram Discovers the Mother of All

Interview recorded 1/17/2015

A Touch of Grace ~ Igor Kufayev


Published on Dec 22, 2014
This short film was made during a week-long immersion with Igor Kufayev entitled ‘Feminine Powers of God’. Mill Valley, California, November 2014.

The Movement of Grace


Published on Dec 22, 2014
A conversation exploring the nature of Grace.

Grace is a Pull from Happiness ~ Rupert Spira


Published on Nov 25, 2014
A conversation about the nature of grace and happiness.

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie (Author), Stephen Mitchell (Author)

Out of nowhere, like a breeze in a marketplace crowded with advice, comes Byron Katie and “The Work.” In the midst of a normal life, Katie became increasingly depressed, and over a ten-year period sank further into rage, despair, and thoughts of suicide. Then one morning, she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her, and now in Loving What Is you can discover the same freedom through The Work.

The Work is simply four questions that, when applied to a specific problem, enable you to see what is troubling you in an entirely different light. As Katie says, “It’s not the problem that causes our suffering; it’s our thinking about the problem.” Contrary to popular belief, trying to let go of a painful thought never works; instead, once we have done The Work, the thought lets go of us. At that point, we can truly love what is, just as it is.

Loving What Is will show you step-by-step, through clear and vivid examples, exactly how to use this revolutionary process for yourself. You’ll see people do The Work with Katie on a broad range of human problems, from a wife ready to leave her husband because he wants more sex, to a Manhattan worker paralyzed by fear of terrorism, to a woman suffering over a death in her family. Many people have discovered The Work’s power to solve problems; in addition, they say that through The Work they experience a sense of lasting peace and find the clarity and energy to act, even in situations that had previously seemed impossible.

If you continue to do The Work, you may discover, as many people have, that the questioning flows into every aspect of your life, effortlessly undoing the stressful thoughts that keep you from experiencing peace. Loving What Is offers everything you need to learn and live this remarkable process, and to find happiness as what Katie calls “a lover of reality.”

From the Hardcover edition.

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LIVE: Cultivating Grace with Ram Dass & Jack Kornfield

Streamed live on Oct 12, 2014
Join Ram Dass & Jack Kornfield for a LIVE webcast on Sunday, October 12th at 2pm HST/5pm PDT/8pm EDT.

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How do we transform suffering into grace? How do we cultivate a process that allows grace to fill our lives? How do we turn anger into compassion – chaos into equanimity – separation into unity and oneness?

Walking Home : A Pilgrimage from Humbled to Healed – By Sonia Choquette

Finding Forgiveness and Freedom
on the Camino de Santiago

Life was falling apart. Within the space of three years, New York Times best-selling author and six-sensory spiritual teacher Sonia Choquette had suffered the unexpected death of two close family members, seen her marriage implode, and been let down by trusted colleagues. And sympathy was not forthcoming. “You’re a world-renowned intuitive guide and teacher,” people jeered. “How could you not have seen this coming?” Having intuitive abilities didn’t make Sonia superhuman, however. Nor did it exempt her from being wounded or suffering the pain of loss and the consequences of our all-too-human traits such as anger, resentment, and pride—traits that can lead even the best of us to stray from our path.
In order to regain her spiritual footing, Sonia turned to the age-old practice of pilgrimage and set out to walk the legendary Camino de Santiago, an 800-kilometer (500-mile) trek over the Pyrenees and across northern Spain. Day after day she pushed through hunger, exhaustion, and pain to reach her destination. Eventually, mortification of the flesh gave way to spiritual renewal, and she rediscovered the gifts of humility and forgiveness that she needed to repair her world.
In this riveting book, Sonia shares the intimate details of her grueling experience, as well as the unexpected moments of grace, humor, beauty, and companionship that supported her through her darkest hours. While her journey is unique, the lessons she learned—about honoring your relationships with others as well as with your own higher self, and forgiving all else—are universal.

Sonia Choquette, a world-renowned intuitive guide and spiritual teacher, is the author of 19 international best-selling books, including the New York Times bestseller The Answer Is Simple . . . ; as well as numerous audio programs and card decks. Sonia was educated at the University of Denver and the Sorbonne in Paris, and holds a Ph.D. in metaphysics from the American Institute of Holistic Theology. Her work has been published in more than 40 countries and translated into 37 languages. A member of the Transformational Leadership Council, she is also the host of her own weekly radio show, Six Sensory Living. To learn more about Sonia, please visit http://www.soniachoquette.com.

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Walking Home: A Pilgrimage from Humbled to Healed

How to manifest with ease ? Attracting all your heart desires – Sonia Choquette

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Sonia Choquette is a world-renowned author, storyteller, vibrational healer, and six sensory spiritual teacher in international demand for her guidance, wisdom, and capacity to heal the soul. Her books have sold over a million copies world wide including her New York Times bestseller The Answer Is Simple… She is most recognized for her ability to instantly change vibration, lift depression, and connect others to their intuition. She helps people understand their souls’ plan and purpose and leads them to a successful, meaningful and peaceful lives.

Dedicated to liberating people all over the world from the severe limitations, that comes from perceiving the world with only five senses when we in fact have six senses, and opening others up to the joys, healing and personal empowerment of six-sensory living.

A gifted and often hilarious teacher and speaker, Sonia is straight to the point in showing people exactly how to immediately transform their life experience from fear to joy, activate their intuition, awaken their spirit, and live as the empowered beings they are naturally designed to be.

Adyashanti – Experiencing Divine Relativity

Truth: My Synchromystic Journey by Niki Norlock


The journey of a Synchromystic… It guides us to the realization that all things created are divine, and that in all things we can find evidence of the love sourced creative force that birthed our physical world. It teaches us to embrace the truth that there is no separation between physical and spiritual. It helps us to understand and accept that life, in all its mystical and magical glory, is merely a representation of our purest hearts desires. Essentially, it reminds us that our most precious gift is the experience of life itself, and in the process, strips away our dependence on fear as the motivating force behind our decision making.

Raised a Christian and living a life of confusion, I was, for many years, the black sheep of a family that could not accept my views, my choices or my actions. I had grown up knowing that I did not fit in to the societal ‘box’ that had been presented to me as the ‘norm’ and so had lived a life pushing against all the things that I saw to be ‘wrong’ in our world.

In early 2009, my self-destructive cycle came to an abrupt end shortly after the passing of my most respected and treasured family elder. After what seemed to be a lifetime of loss and poor choices, I was gifted with the desire to find a better way to live. I set out to find the answers to some of the most fundamental questions about human existence. Who am I? Why am I here? – and most importantly – What is this God thing anyways? For several nights I lay awake asking for guidance; no answers came…

Then came the night when my heart led me to offer what I had never offered before; I would give up my preconceived notions, my beliefs, my fear of change and I would, without question, follow the path that was laid before me. My body was infused with radiant warmth and I drifted off to sleep knowing that life as I knew it, would never be the same. In that moment I embraced the presence of the Divine; I would from that day on, never be alone again. I woke up the next day, quit my job and two weeks later I found myself on the other side of the world, in a strange land, pen in hand, documenting the extraordinarily exciting encounters I was having with ordinary people who would ultimately be the inspiration behind my life’s work.

What followed was a magical adventure into the unknown, a synchromystic journey filled with signs, messages and divine gifts of grace. Chance encounters with remarkably wise strangers would eventually lead me to an internal place of peace and acceptance, for myself, the life I had lived, and for the world and all the potential that it holds hidden within our jaded perceptions. In the Philippines, I entered a world where faith, family and friendship were the core values, where trust in the divine was not something people struggled to attain but rather was simply a way of life. It is a world where miracles are not the exception but rather the expectation and it is there that I learned the power of forgiveness and gratitude to heal the human heart.

Truth – My Synchromystic Journey is the story of the return to innocence; an emotional exploration into self. It is all that I was, and all that I am, laid bare for all to see. It is a revealing of a deeper truth, one that we all share, buried in our untapped knowingness… That we humans, all of us, are not, never have been, and never will be, alone.

About the Author
Does it take a miracle to save a woman who has lost everything? Does God really step in and carry those who cannot or will not for the moment carry themselves? Are the prayers we scream to the heavens in our most desperate hour of need really answered?

The answers can be found in the remarkable journey of the woman who went from laying curled up on the bathroom floor praying for God to take her home, to the woman who now believes that faith in the Divine is just the beginning of this incredible adventure we call life. It is the story that takes you from a jaded and misdirected view of faith, to having an unshakable faith in God, Humanity and finally in Self and Knowing without question that all of these things are irrevocably intertwined.

After losing the majority of her immediate family to illness, losing her marriage to dis-ease, losing her freedom to the physical powers that be and finally her health to a broken spine and a broken heart there seemed no other option but a graceful exit… The Spirit however, did not agree with the flesh and her request for death was bluntly denied. In one final act of desperation she lay awake late one night and cried to the heavens ‘I give up – show me the way – lead me and I will, without question, follow’.

The next day she woke up, quit her job and two weeks later she stepped onto a plane, leaving her beloved daughter and her life behind, to land in the Philippines where life as she had never dreamed it would begin.

Niki Norlock is now ready to talk openly about the true story behind Truth – My Synchromystic Journey; revealing a side of herself she has far too long denied. In a bold, bare all tribute to those who stood behind her on her journey she is shedding light on the very real places and people in the book that was originally written as a fiction. A life no longer denied, Truth is just the first step on a monumental climb to health and happiness. She now lives secure in her understanding of self-worth. Happily residing in her dream home in the Appalachian Mountains of Quebec Canada with her husband and their family, enjoying a successful run as a co-host on the International Podcast Everyday Connection she is now ready to share the Truth about what it takes to not only choose to live, but to choose to love living when all you can do in the moment is lay on the floor and wish for death. Your Truth will set you free…

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Niki Norlock

Published on Jul 7, 2014

Niki Norlock is the author of Truth — My Synchromystic Journey. Niki is interviewed by Mia Saenz. Niki shares her awakening transformation as she traveled to the Philippines and found her heart, body and soul on this Island. Through working with children in the Philippines Niki discovered balance, love and the meaning of Synchromystic Journey. http://www.nikinorlock.com

1. Falling into Grace: Insights on the End of Suffering 2. Adya on Oprah [Updated July 9, 2014 ]

Adyashanti asks us to let go of our struggles with life and open to the full promise of spiritual awakening: the end of delusion and the discovery of our essential being. In his fifteen years as a spiritual teacher, he has found that the simpler the teaching, the greater its power to change our lives. In Falling into Grace, Adyashanti shares what he considers fundamental insights that will “spark a revolution in the way we perceive life,” through a progressive inquiry exploring:

*The human dilemma — the concept of a separate self and the choice to stop believing the thoughts that perpetuate suffering
*”Taking the backward step” into the pure potential of the present moment
* Why spiritual awakening can be a disturbing process
* Intimacy and availability — feeling absolute union with every part of our experience
*True autonomy — the unique expression of our own sense of freedom

In the same way that we fall into the arms of a loved one or drop our heads on the pillow at night, we can surrender into the beauty and truth of who and what we really are. Falling into Grace is a book that gets to the core of why we suffer. It is Adyashanti’s invitation “to be taken by a moment of grace and fall into a sense of life when it is not separate from you, when life is actually an expression of something indefinable, mysterious, and immense.”

About the Author

Adyashanti began teaching in 1996 after a series of transformative spiritual awakenings at the request of his Zen teacher of 14 years. Today, his retreats are so popular that would-be attendees must win a lottery held only twice a year. Adya’s teachings have been compared to some of the early Ch’an (Zen) masters of China as well as teachers of Advaita Vedanta in India. A resident of California, his books include The End of Your World (Sounds True, 2009) and True Meditation (Sounds True, 2006).

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Adya on Oprah

View Here on Resurrecting Jesus: Embodying the Spirit of a Revolutionary Mystic by Adyashanti

Humility ~ Tara Brach


Published on May 31, 2014

Humility – In Buddhism and most faiths, humility – feeling that we all share common ground, feeling neither superior or inferior to others – is both a prerequisite to awakening and an expression of mature spirituality. This talk explores how our conditioning and culture reinforce a swing from ego-inflation (self-importance, feeling special, better than others) to ego-deflation (feeling unworthy). We then look at how a wise and kind attention opens us to who we are beyond these confining egoic states, and enables us to live with humility and grace.

The Grace in Aging: Awaken as You Grow Older ~ Kathleen Dowling Singh

Pub Date Aug 5 2014

Learn to use your later years for awakening and spiritual growth.

Encouraging, inspiring, and practical, The Grace in Aging invites all those who have ever experienced spiritual longing to awaken in their twilight years. Since aging, in and of itself, does not lead to spiritual maturity, The Grace in Aging suggests and explores causes and conditions that we can create in our lives, just as we are living them, to allow awakening to unfold—transforming the predictable sufferings of aging into profound opportunities for growth in clarity, love, compassion, and peace.

Kathleen Dowling Singh streamlines vast and complex teachings into skillful means and wise views. Straightforward language and piercing questions bring Singh’s teachings into the sharp focus of our own lives; the contemplative nature of each chapter allows for an uncommon depth of inquiry. Examples from our lives and from the chatter in our own minds touch the reader personally, offering the chance to absorb the implications deeply and do the work of freeing his or her own mind. Ecumenical in spirit, tone, and language, Singh offers wisdom from teachers from a variety of spiritual backgrounds: Chogyam Trungpa, the Apostles, Annie Dillard, and more. Lessening our attachments, decreasing our aversions, unbinding what binds us, we bear witness to the possibility of awakening for all beings.

Kathleen Dowling Singh is a Dharma practitioner, psychotherapist, and in-demand speaker and teacher. She is the author of The Grace in Dying: How We Are Transformed Spiritually As We Die. A mother and grandmother, she is old enough to be eligible for Medicare. Kathleen lives in Sarasota, FL.

The Grace in Aging offers guidelines for older individuals of any wisdom tradition who wish to awaken before they die; no need for caves or seven-year retreats. This is spiritual practice for the lives we live.

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Your Journey to Enlightenment: Twelve Guiding Principles to Connect with Love, Courage, and Commitment in the New Dawn by Simran Singh

Your Journey to Enlightenment awakens an ancient knowing that you are a Master and have always been. The moment has come for a new visionary that engages in a radical approach to living, being, and knowing.

This rebel visionary is fully engaged from the heart and gut and goes against the norm, not allowing systems to rule his or her expression.

Your Journey to Enlightenment lays out 12 guiding principles that will help you discover how to:

  • Live in constant, unfolding potential, without attachment to outcomes
  • Live awake and aware, soaring as a magnetizing force in personal and global expansion
  • Live and walk an authentic path of devotion, unlocking inherent gifts
  • Live a process of self-activated awakening for mastery of the multidimensional experience


Simran Singh
is a creative visionary, transformational catalyst, and humorist in the realms of metaphysics, spirituality, and motivation. She is the award-winning publisher of 11:11 Magazine. Globally reaching hundreds of thousands, Simran also hosts the top-rated syndicated 11:11 Talk Radio to support people in living beyond self-imposed limitations, allowing life to be experienced fearlessly and boldly. She resides in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Enlightened living: truth whose time has come – Simran Singh, Miami

Published on Mar 3, 2014

In this time of change, Simran Singh brings play, joyful ease and flow for opening new paradigms in Your Journey to Enlightenment

Simran Singh states a truth whose time has come.Your Journey to Enlightenment, embodies the essence of true awakening with boldness.

Your Journey to Enlightenment, by Simran Singh, teaches about presence and courage through play. Not just a read, enlightened living.

Simran Singh lives beyond excuses by example and asks you to. A new kind of book. Your Journey to Enlightenment is an experience…A MUST READ!

You will LOVE the wisdom of Simran Singh. Your Journey to Enlightenment, embodies the essence of true awakening.

Your Journey to Enlightenment….

Life is inviting you to discover what is missing. When you decide life has all-possibility and that your stuckness, limitation, lack and feeling-held-back is no longer desired or necessary, the churning inside can no longer be held. You think it’s stress or fear, but it is the bounteousness of you ready to burst into the outer world. The time is now… Step out of conformity and into love, courage and commitment. Learn how to live a life of joyful ease, flow and full PLAY!

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