- A persistent, seemingly irrational thought that won't go away
- Dreams that offer you messages or suggestions.
- People who show up with messages for you at just the right time.
- Physical sensations or symptoms that arise from the body compass.
- Found objects that mean something to you
- Inner voices and visions that arise during repetitive tasks, exercise, or meditation
- Synchronicities that you might call coincidence, except that they feel too meaningful to be accidental
- Books that speak directly to where you are in your life.
- Roadblocks that redirect you away from what you thought you wanted.
- Card decks, such as tarot or goddess cards.
- Animal totems that appear in your path.
- Song lyrics that you seem to hear over and over again.
- “Billboards” from the Universe, often in the form of license plates, bumberstickers, e-mails, or blog posts.
- Direct guidance offered by intuitive people.
- Numbers that have meaning to you, such as looking at the clock when it's 11:11.
Friday, May 22, 2015
2. Falling into Grace by Adyashanti
3. Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
4. An Open Heart by the Dalai Lama
5. The Power of Now by Eckart Tolle
6. Kitchen Table Wisdom by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.
7. Finding Your Way in a Wild New World by Martha Beck, Ph.D
8. Outrageous Openness by Tosha Silver
9. Broken Open by Elizabeth Lesser
10. Man's Search for Meaning by Ciktor E.Frankl
11. Peace Is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh
12. The Road Less Traveled by M.Scott Peck
13. A Path with Heart by Jack Kornfield
14. Be Here Now by Ram Dass
15. The Places that Scare You by Pema Chodron
16. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers
17. A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson
18. Care of the Soul by Thomas Moore
19. My Grandfather's Blessings by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.
20. The Dark Side of the Light Chasers by Debbie Ford
21. Living in the Light by Shakti Gawain
22. The Game of Life and How to Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn
23. Sacred Contracts by Caroline Myss
24. Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav
25. Love Without Conditions by Paul Ferrini
26. Loving What Is by Byron Katie
27. Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche
28. The Courage to Heal by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis
29. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
30. I am That by Nisargadatta Maharaj.
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature is a cinematic immersion into the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. With mesmerizing artistry and fascinating details, the film explores how nature nourishes us.
Neeson is the voice of Homo Sapiens – our collective humankind – who, in the past few thousand years, has come to believe that we are separate from nature. This mind-set has caused us to disrupt billions of years of evolution, causing a mass extinction of species and threatening the survival of the human race.
Love Thy Nature shows that a new era of connectedness with the natural world is key to ensuring our species’ future. This era might just be dawning: A new science called biomimicry taps into nature’s four billion years of R&D for some of the most brilliant cutting edge inventions, pointing to a new highly advanced technological age: The Biological Revolution.
In the medical field, doctors are unveiling new findings on the role of nature to sustain and heal the human body. And experts have discovered that just spending time in nature promotes healing, emotional stability, connectedness, and even neurological health in children.
Through Sapiens’ journey, the film reveals how a relationship with nature ignites a sense of meaning and wonder so profound that it touches us at the very core of what it means to be human. Traversing the globe, Love Thy Nature shares the dazzling spectacles of our planet while revealing how a deeper connection with nature transforms us as people and communities. And that transformation inspires us not only to restore our ecosystems, but also our human family, and ourselves.
FEATURING DEEPAK CHOPRA AND MARILYN SCHLITZ, Ph.D.
Death is something that most people fear and don’t want to think about. But is it possible that facing our mortality can inspire us to live our lives more fully?
Death Makes Life Possible follows cultural anthropologist and scientist Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D., as she explores the mysteries of life and death from a variety of perspectives and world traditions. Sparked by her own near death experience as a teenager, Schlitz has been delving into the nature of consciousness and death for the past three decades.The film looks at how popular culture deals with the ever-present fear many have about our own mortality. Interviews with mental health experts, cultural leaders, and scientists explore the meaning of death and how we can learn to live without fear. The interviews and evidence presented are interwoven with personal stories of people facing their own death as well as those who report encounters beyond death. The narrative is illustrated with vivid imagery
Death Makes Life Possible features some of the leading scientists, anthropologists, philosophers, spiritual teachers and thinkers of our time – including Yassir Chadley, Deepak Chopra, Mingtong Gu, Stuart Hameroff, Lauren Artress, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Dean Radin, Rupert Sheldrake, Rudy Tanzi, Luisah Teish, Dr. Jim Tucker and others (see full list below).Death Makes Life Possible offers a deep and thoughtful exploration into the ultimate question we all face.
FEATURED IN THE FILM
• Lauren Artress, DMin, Episcopal minister
• Ed Bastian, PhD, Religious scholar
• Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, New Thought minister, Agape Founder and Spiritual Director
• Julie Beischel, PhD, Parapsychogist
• Daryl Bem, PhD, Social psychologist, Cornell
• Yassir Chadly, Sufi Imam and musician
• Deepak Chopra, MD, Physican, writer, and spiritual teacher
• Mingtong Gu, Qi Gong Master
• Bruce Greyson, MD, Physican and expert on near death experiences
• Stuart Hameroff, MD, Physician and quantum physicist
• Rick Hanson, PhD, Clinical psychologist and author of Buddha’s Brain
• Edgar Mitchell, PhD, Apollo 14 Astronaut and founder, Institute of Noetic Sciences
• Dean Ornish, MD, Physician, author and head of Preventive Medicine Research Institute
• Dean Radin, PhD, Psychologist and parapsychologist
• Tony Redhouse, Navajo Hoop Dancer and hospice healer
• Brenda Saunders, PhD, Molecular Biologist
• Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, Biologist
• Rudolph Tanzi, PhD, Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School
• Luisah Teish, storyteller and initiated elder (Iyanifa), Nigeria
• Jim Tucker, MD, Child Psychiatrist
• Jean Watson, PhD, RN, Nurse Educator
“Highly recommended. Deeply personal, yet universal in scope, Death Makes Life Possible is not just about how to die peacefully and gracefully; more importantly, it describes how to fully live.”
-Dean Ornish, MD
“Skillfully and gently raises the curtain on what we think of as the last act in the our play of life. A landmark production, not to be missed.”
-Light of Consciousness Magazine
“Stunning in terms of beauty, richness of detail, heart and wisdom. Brings tears and inspiration.”
-Larry Dossey, MD
“At Hospice Maui, our Spiritual Care Counselors are particularly attuned to the existential suffering that is often present as someone faces their last days in this world. The film ‘Death Makes Life Possible’ is a very welcome and very powerful new tool. We will be using it for years to come, not only to help relieve the suffering in some of our patients, but also, and sometimes much more importantly, with their families to ease their grief and distress before and after the death.”
–Dr. R. Gregory LaGoy, BS, ND, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Hospice Maui, Inc.
“A superb training opportunity for professionals who work with families facing death. Told through riveting personal narrative and scientific evidence, the film deepens our awareness of continuity of consciousness to reframe the entire journey.”
–Lisa Miller, Ph.D., Professor & Director, Clinical Psychology Program & Spirituality Mind Body Institute, Teachers College, Columbia University
“Recommended. Death Makes Life Possible approaches the millennia-old question, ‘what happens after death?’ from a variety of perspectives. Each cultural, religious, and scientific perspective of death is given space to provide explanation for its description of what happens after death. This film is noteworthy in a time when most Americans try to pretend that death does not exist, yet it is an experience shared by all forms of life. This film is suggested for sociology, counseling, neuroscience, religion, and health care – the facets of all these subjects that deal with the study and understanding of death.”
-Rodney Birch, Educational Media Reviews Online