Abbot Christopher Jamison, from BBC2's THE MONASTERY and new show THE SILENCE, suggests ways in which the teachings of St Benedict can be helpful in everyday life. Have you ever wondered why everybody these days seems so busy? In FINDING SANCTUARY, Father Christopher Jamison offers practical wisdom from the monastic tradition on how to build sanctuary into your life. No matter how hard you work, being too busy is not inevitable. Silence and contemplation are not just for monks and nuns, they are natural parts of life. Yet to keep hold of this truth in the rush of modern living you need the support of other people and sensible advice from wise guides. By learning to listen in new ways, people's lives can change and the abbot offers some monastic steps that help this transition to a more spiritual life. In the face of many easy assumptions about the irrelevance of religion today, Father Christopher makes religion accessible for those in search of life's meaning and offers a vision of the world's religions working together as a unique source of hope for the 21st century.
Her mother was unhappy because Marid used the phone a lot so she put a passcode on it to lock her out. Although Marid couldn’t call out, her friends could call her. She expected her mother to limit that, but she didn’t. Instead, she waited to punish her until after the Christmas holidays. Marid was talking about returning to school, when her mother lowered the boom. “Marid,” she said, “I’ve decided that you are going to attend a different school.” Standing there in stunned disbelief, Marid’s heart started breaking in half. She’d lose all her close friends and her favorite teachers. Although she hadn’t gone for more counseling sessions, most of all she would lose Myra Stanton’s protection. Myra had always asked how she was doing whenever she saw her in the hallways. Her mother had trashed Myra many times to Marid but she didn’t believe her the way she used too. Marid was beginning to see that her mother was a bully, and she was wrong for the way she treated her. Angrily, she demanded, “Why did you do this to me? You want me to fail and be miserable don’t you?” Emily looked at her daughter and said “Really Marid? Since when do you know what’s best? I know what’s best better than anyone, especially not that interfering bitch Myra Stanton.” Tearfully Marid said, “How could you do that? Why do you hate me so much?” Icily her mother replied, “Hate you? Don’t flatter yourself. You’re nothing but a manipulative bitch. You lied about me! You’re just like your father, the same kind of liar! Your rein of telling lies is finished; you aren’t going to get away with your lies so easily in a brand new school, without Ms. Myra there to protect you, are you?” Marid just stared at her, before turning away and going to her room. She slammed the door shut, expecting her mother to follow and hit her, but she didn’t care anymore. She lay on her bed sobbing into her pillow for hours, before she fell asleep.
Simple Ceremonies in the Native American Tradition for Healing Yourself and Others
Author: Jim PathFinder Ewing
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
These spiritual lessons are based on Native American shamanism but fit a wide range of interests from yoga and alternative medicine to Bible study and nature hiking. Hands-on exercises, step-by-step instructions for ceremonies, and sketches by the author's wife explain how to clear spaces of unwanted energy, create simple ceremonies, connect with spirit guides and angels, and interpret symbols. An extended discussion tells how to make a medicine wheel that resembles a labyrinth and use it as an engine for distance healing. Additional ceremonies for daily living, healing the earth, and soul retrieval are also described, and the spiritual quest itself is shown to follow the process of choosing a sacred place in nature, finding a sacred place within oneself, and connecting to the inner and outer worlds. Readers are encouraged to keep a notebook about their spiritual growth and refer to the key words and suggestions for internet research that are included.
After a youth filled with tragedy and upheaval, Sarah Miller's life is finally settled with all echoes of the past silent at last. She happily calls Sanctuary her home and spends her days teaching at the local school. Sarah's joy at her recent reunion with her sister, Hannah, and meeting the niece she didn't know she had is too soon interrupted when Deputy Sheriff Paul Gleason informs Sarah her sister has been killed. As she learns more about Hannah's death, the circumstances are eerily similar to their parents' murder. Sarah enlists Paul's help in digging deeper into the murders the police are dismissing as burglaries gone wrong. Paul's concern encourages Sarah's growing feelings for him, but as their investigation peels back the layers of lies almost twenty years old, they get close to uncovering the truth one person will do anything to hide--even if that means coming after the last remaining members of the Miller family.
Wynter Evans is a promising young reporter for a television station in St. Louis, but even a bright future doesn't take away her pain over the disappearance of her brother nine years ago. So when she stumbles across a photograph of a boy with an eerie resemblance to him, she can't pass up the chance to track him down. With research for work as her cover, she sets out with one of the station's photogs for the place where the picture was taken: the town of Sanctuary. Almost as soon as she arrives, she meets the town's handsome young mayor, Rueben King, and together they begin to uncover long held secrets that could tear the small town apart and change everything Wynter thought she knew about her life. As the truth of her family's past hides in the shadows, it's clear someone will stop at nothing to keep the answers she's searching for hidden forever--even if the cost is Wynter's very life.
They had known going in that the journey would be long and it would most certainly would be challenging. Then again, that had been the whole point of taking the long way around. To get out, see the world, and truly face the fears each carried with them on their way to a safe haven with the promise of helping them master abilities they themselvs didn't fully understand.Of course, no one had anticipated the numerous challenges that came with such an undertaking, and the life-altering changes that resulted from them.Now the time had come for them to find out if their destination truly was the sanctuary they'd sought.
The juxtaposition that is Daisy Rain Martin stems from being raised in a show business family in the bright lights of Las Vegas and simultaneously attempting to navigate her way out of an abusive, ultra-conservative, religious home. She answers the question so many ask: If I were to get in touch with my spiritual side and embark on a path with God, would I have to look like all those... church people? Daisy invites us on her pilgrimage, shares her confessions and assures us that we may overcome adversity to become the embodiment of peace and health and love in a broken world. Young adult to middle aged women will be drawn to this memoir particularly if they have had similar issues with abuse simply because of the abounding hope that is offered throughout. This book will also appeal to people of either gender, especially those working with women and children marginalized by poverty, abuse and domestic violence.
Alfred’s Special Place is about a donkey who wants so badly to belong and be helpful at the farm where he lives. But because people have not taken care of Alfred, his hooves are sore. Poor Alfred cannot walk much less chase the coyotes away from the lambs on the farm. The farmer gets angry because Alfred is not doing his job. The farmer wants to sell Alfred. Alfred hides in a special place on farm where he feels safe. But winter is coming and Alfred has no hay to eat. Alfred is cold and hungry, and all alone, and very sad. But Rebecca, the farmer’s daughter, wants to help Alfred and has a secret plan. One day a woman and a man come to find Alfred. But Alfred has to learn to trust the good people who want to help him.
Abbot Christopher Jamison from hit TV series THE MONASTERY, turns his attention to the eternal questions of how to be happy, and why we believe it is so important. Why is 'being happy' such an imperative nowadays? What meaning do people give happiness? In this book Abbot Christopher turns to monastic wisdom to offer answers, and to explain that in essence, happiness is a gift, not an achievement, the fruit of giving and receiving blessings. Following the same accessible and engaging format of FINDING SANCTUARY, Abbot Christopher takes different aspects of happiness, examines them, tells us what monastic wisdom has to say about them, and offers us steps towards our own journey to finding happiness.
A man-made landscape. Over the centuries, through constant collective work, man has managed to create this landscape. It's the only one of its kind in the world, safely kept inside a treasure chest between Punta Mesco and Punta Manara, a little corner of Liguria where generations have worked to create this monument in landscape architecture represented by the steep terraces sloping down to the sea. Held up by over 7000 km of dry stone walling, cleverly built without any kind of cement, they are cultivated as vineyards that reach down to almost touching the lapping sea waves. This is a guide to the Cinque Terre, Portovenere, Lerici and the trails in the Cinque Terre and the nearby "Riviera di Levante." It includes a complete section on Cuisine in The Cinque Terre and Liguria, that is covered extensively. There is a section on mountain bikes rentals and trails and of kayak rentals.