Gem is a girl who feels that everything in life has a deeper meaning, but she doesn't know how to find it. When she saves the life of a wandering monk, she asks him to be her teacher. He refuses. But he has no choice. Gem and the monk have many adventures together, some dangerous, some humorous and all of them deeply spiritual. But who is the teacher and who is the student? Gem's story is a heartwarming novel about personal growth and two peoples' search for the infinite.
From Rock to Gem is designed to help those who have a similar story to the author’s realize they have a power within to change the course of their life to a positive direction. This change can bring them more love, joy, happiness and self-empowerment than they could ever dream possible. A spiritual awakening can be the most freeing, life-altering shift one could ever experience. The author unabashedly shares her challenges, struggles, and triumphs to teach how an ordinary person can become extraordinary using faith, strength, and passion with a focus on not giving up or surrendering to what may seem to be the reality. From Rock to Gem can be a portal to the Divine in an amazing journey to self-discovery. The choice is ultimately yours.
A Collection of Articles, Stories, Reflections, and Inspirations from a Therapist to His Patient : From A to Z
Author: Roger E. Foxall
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Rarely has so many inspirational ideas and helpful lists been compiled in one book in such an easy-to-read format. the author has compiled the very best inspirational messages he has shared with patients throughout the years. This book is intended to be read over and over, providing ways to have a healthy, prosperous life. Pearls & Gems is filled with timeless, inspirational messages that have helped many people in the recovery and healing process.Dr. Foxall has shared these messages with his patients for years, and has compiled the best of these stories and articles. Dr. Foxall knows how they have brought hope, peace, and joy to thousands of people, and will also help bring peace to you and those you love.This book covers a variety of topics from a to Z, including: Empowerment Forgiveness Grief Intimacy Self-esteem and many more! This collection inspires hope and encourages you to have a healthy, happy, and prosperous life. Be sure to read the messages over and over again and incorporate
Gems Of Discovery The parting of a loved one is a painful initiation of questioning about the purpose and journey of the soul. This collection of short stories is the author’s individual and personal presentation of the healing and subsequent growth of the soul when coming to terms with personal loss. Years of pain-staking effort have gone into the introspection and expression of these emotions. The characters, and main speaker “I,” represent the anonymity of all of us. The emotional and spiritual connections as the stories progress poignantly convey one person’s spiritual quest, from anguish to acceptance and strength from personal loss. The speaker’s search results in rediscovering innocent love, linking individual to universal characteristics, and the use of spiritual energy to enhance relationships among people. The soul awakens, and becomes more an active force in daily life. The path to seeking a greater understanding remains unique to every individual, based on personal circumstances and desire. This journey is not one that is traveled by physical means, but entails a search based on the soul, spirit, and mind. If allowed, the soul can soar every moment of every day, boundless by any physical limit or barrier. The soul has no boundaries on its essence, and enlightenment. The challenge lies in the search for truth and understanding. It all begins with the need to search and seek for answers. Anyone attempting to come to peace with the loss of a loved one, and the ability to lead an enriched life afterwards, will benefit by the simple truths expressed in these stories. This life is only the begging of a spiritual odyssey of the soul. The soul is a rich gem, waiting to be polished in all its potential brilliance.
Choosing Gemstones that Delight the Eye & Strengthen the Soul
Author: Shakti Carola Navran
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Have you ever fallen in love with a ring or necklace? Perhaps there's a reason! Gems and crystals have metaphysical and healing qualities that can support you physically, emotionally, and spiritually. This innovative guide will help you choose a piece of jewelry ideal for your unique life path. Diamonds enhance your creativity. Rubies teach us about love. Opals fuel intuition and offer healing. Which stones are right for you? Shakti Carola Navran offers a thorough introduction to astrology to help you identify the challenges and spiritual needs evident in your birth chart. A detailed list of sixty-four gems and crystals—with full-color photos of polished stones and finished jewelry—makes it easy to find the minerals that can balance these conflicting energies. You'll learn how to "program" your stone with joy, peace of mind, self-confidence, or any other quality. There's also helpful information for choosing the form (ring, earrings, or necklace), selecting the metal setting, and incorporating symbols into your unique piece of jewelry.
A child is born in the West Indies. She is sweet, inquisitive, bright, sensitive and caring all qualities that she will maintain for many, many years to come. The sister islands of Trinidad and Tobago are among her earliest homes. She lives and learns in the most beautiful and popular areas of all the Caribbean, where rich legacies and history precede her: Once ruled by both Spain and Britain, today Trinidad and Tobago are governed by their own proud people, whove kept the traditions and culture of their ancestors since long before the islands found independence in 1962. Located just off the coast of South America, these small territories have developed an identity throughout the years that is completely their own. Dr. Eric Williams, the legendary Caribbean scholar, became the first prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, which is one of the most diversely populated ethnic regions in the world. People of African, Native West Indian, Asian, and European descent live, love and mingle together on these lovely islands in the sunshine. English is mainly spoken among residents, but one will often hear traces of Creole, African and other language dialects in the colorful words and rhythmic accents of those who reside there. And when it comes to rhythm its hard to mention the islands without mentioning the lively calypso sounds that have entertained countless music lovers throughout the western world. Hearing them, the child one day becomes a woman who is told she naturally walks to a calypso beat. As far back as 1498, explorer Christopher Columbus named Trinidad in honor of the Holy Trinity, and it remains a place where worshipers, many of whom are Catholic, give praise and thanks to the Creator. With more than one million people on both islands, the majority of inhabitants live in Trinidad, while about four percent of the population calls Tobago home. Trinidads major event is the Carnival, a week-long festival of live music, costumes and parades through the street. The event attracts people from throughout the world. In fact, both islands are visited by travelers from around the globe, who enjoy pleasant weather, beaches more beautiful than postcards, tropical trees and delicious home-grown fruits. With generations of people tracing roots to the area, Trinidad and Tobago have become not only a visitors destination, but a cradle to which great scholars, entertainers and athletes in America and elsewhere often return. This cradle in the Caribbean has given birth to the Gittens family. It has provided the earliest sights, sounds and sensibilities that influenced that special little child born into the family, a daughter who will become known as Black Pearl.
Inspires women to draw closer to God through friendships with one another. Follow two young moms and fellow Wheaton College grads as they share the ups and downs of their seventeen-year friendship. Weaves stories, recipes, and poetry around the theme of seeing the face of God through friends, family, and community.