Living a Life of Awareness

Daily Meditations on the Toltec Path

Living a Life of Awareness

For the first time ever, the Toltec wisdom from the Ruiz family is bound together in a book of Daily Meditations. Readers are invited on a six-month journey of daily lessons with don Miguel Ruiz Jr. that are designed to inspire, nourish, and enlighten adherents as they travel along the Toltec path. Drawing on years of apprenticeship under his father and grandmother, don Miguel Ruiz Jr. shares Toltec lessons on Love, Faith, Agreements, and most importantly: Awareness. The purpose of each meditation is to guide readers into a deeper understanding of his or her self, as well as the world in which we live. In the introduction to the book, don Miguel Ruiz Jr. reminds readers that progress on the Toltec path is not measured by the acquisition of things, status, or even ideas, but rather the complete and total realization that everything in the world is perfect, exactly the way it is at this moment. “Love is accepting ourselves just the way we are, with all of our flaws and our ever-changing belief system. You are nothing else but who you are. You are not the person you were a year ago. You are not the person you will be in a year. You aren't even the person you think you are. You simply are, and that must be enough.” —don Miguel Ruiz Jr. This book will have special appeal to those already familiar with his father’s books The Four Agreements, The Mastery of Love, and The Fifth Agreement, as well as don Miguel Ruiz Jr.’s own book, The Five Levels of Attachment. It also makes a wonderful gift.

Living a Life of Awareness

Daily Meditations on the Toltec Path

Living a Life of Awareness

For the first time ever, the Toltec wisdom from the Ruiz family is bound together in a book of daily meditations designed to inspire, nourish and enlighten adherents as they travel along the Toltec path. Drawing on years of apprenticeship under his father and grandmother, don Miguel Ruiz Jrshares Toltec lessons on love, faith, agreements and, most importantly, awareness. Readers are invited to embark on a six-month journey of daily lessons that will guide them into a deeper understanding of themselves and those they interact with in the world. In the introduction, don Miguel Ruiz Jr reminds us that progress on the Toltec path is not measured by the acquisition of things, status or even ideas, but rather by the complete and total realization that everything in the world is perfect exactly the way it is at this moment.

Living a Life of Harmony

Seven Guidelines for Cultivating Peace and Kindness

Living a Life of Harmony

7 simple yet powerful guidelines provide a compass for navigating life harmoniously, cultivating a peaceful mind, and spreading kindness • Offers 7 guidelines for living a life of harmony and peace based on existing guidance from Buddhism, Yoga, and other great teachings, integrated and updated for the modern world • Explains how to implement the guidelines in daily life on a practical basis, supported by real-life examples and practices • Illustrates in-depth how and why each of these guidelines hold value and how they provide a set of tools to help us deal with life’s ups and downs more skillfully, mindfully, and compassionately In our very busy world it’s easy to get lost in the details and demands of everyday living. Fatigued and overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information, the myriad of choices our technologically advanced communication era offers, we lose sight of what life is all about. How do we find balance and harmony in this overloaded world? And how do we navigate life in tune with our soul as well as with modern society? As author Darren Cockburn explains, we are all part of one big universal process that encompasses and connects everything--every thought, emotion, action, nature, all there is. Over the centuries, religions and philosophies have provided direction on how to act ethically and in accordance with this process, yet in our modern world, these “rules” may seem outdated or too rigid. Integrating and updating existing guidance from Buddhism, Yoga, and other great teachings, the author offers 7 guidelines for living a life of harmony and balance: honor the body, bring awareness and acceptance into every moment, act with kindness, understand the truth and communicate it skillfully, do only what needs to be done, harmoniously obtain and retain only what you need, and apply the guidelines to your digital device usage. He illustrates how and why each of these guidelines hold value, revealing their interconnections, and explains how to implement them practically in daily life, sharing real-life examples as well as practices to support each guideline and deepen your existing spiritual practice. The author explores how the 7 easy-to-practice guidelines help us gain a deeper understanding of the universal process of life, as well as provide a set of tools to help us deal with life’s ups and downs more skillfully. They enable us to face life empowered and confident, peacefully observe and accept what life presents us with, cultivate compassion and kindness, as well as spread mindfulness to those around us. Practiced together, these guidelines provide a simple yet powerful compass to guide you to a peaceful mind and harmonious living, much needed in today’s world.

Living a Life of Reiki

Living a Life of Reiki

Enjoy the journey of Usui Shiki Ryoho (Usui System of Reiki) led by a traditional Reiki Master as she takes you through her 20+ years of real-world experience to support new students and enrich the lives of existing practitioners. Gain a deeper understanding of Reiki Natural Healing Learn why doctors, nurses and health insurance companies are embracing Reiki across America and around the world See how Reiki goes beyond an amazing healing modality and benefits all aspects of life, including finances, career and overall health and happiness Read dozens of real case studies where people have experienced healing with Reiki, from emotional pain to broken bones, diabetes to cancer and much more. Shalandra Abbey discovered a simple way to heal herself and other people through Reiki in 1988. She left the IBM Corporation in Coral Gables, Florida in 1990 and moved to Kauai, Hawaii to live the life of a fulltime Reiki Master. Since that time she has been a member of The Reiki Alliance-an international, professional organization of Reiki Masters. Her classes are approved for continuing education credit by the Hawaii and Arkansas Nurses Association and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She is a guest speaker for various organizations and has appeared on several radio and TV shows. Shalandra provides hands-on and distant treatments and trainings in Hawaii, on the mainland and internationally. As she travels she is in contact with hospice, hospitals, clinics, business groups, churches, etc. to assist them in establishing Reiki programs in their areas. She currently resides on the island of Maui, Hawaii. Ms. Abbey can be reached through her website: www.ReikiHawaii.com

Sacred Selfishness

A Guide to Living a Life of Substance

Sacred Selfishness

While growing up, selfishness is defined for most people as a destructive force — power-driven, self-obsessed, a tyranny against others, and a drain on energy. Early lessons teach that the needs of others must be put above one's own. This has created a culture of outward-directed people, cut off from the inner sources of energy and vitality. Failing to develop one's individuality can eventually lead to depression and ill health. Only after becoming whole can one help others as well as society. This is the lesson of Sacred Selfishness, in which Jungian analyst Bud Harris argues persuasively that one must live authentically in order to be whole, happy, healthy, and a truly contributing member of society. This essential guide offers many strategies readers can use in order to live a "sacredly selfish" life, from analyzing dreams to keeping a detailed journal that teaches seekers to understand themselves, their worth, and their needs.

Passion Beyond Pain: A Mindful Approach to Living a Life of Balance

Passion Beyond Pain: A Mindful Approach to Living a Life of Balance

With more and more people making their own health care decisions, renowned cancer specialist Dr. John Inzerillo tackles the mind-body relationship and unlocks the secrets of how each affects the other. As populations age, there is a hunger for pathways to health and healing. It is just now that we are beginning to understand how to awaken that calm center within ourselves where we can enjoy physical and mental health, even when illness intrudes. Award-winning oncologist Inzerillo reveals how chronic pain, frailty and depression can be understood and healed both by the individual and the medical community. In Passion Beyond Pain he gently guides the reader towards the ever-moving goal of balance so that no matter what the ailment, contentment on a daily basis is truly possible. No hare-brained magical discourse, Inzerillo offers a powerful – and peaceful – journey on which to discover the capacity to heal that is within all of us. With an important new foreword by New Age yoga instructor Rodney Yee, Passion Beyond Pain reveals how you can be master of your own health and . . . # Heal the chronic pain that won’t go away. # Meditate into a state that lowers your heart rate and blood pressure. # Teach yourself mindfulness to beat anxiety and depression. # Regain your sense of well-being and contentment. # Get in touch with that calm center within yourself. With Passion Beyond Pain setting the guideposts, you can plan on a life of longevity that is based on good health, an absence of pain, and well-deserved peace of mind.

Borderliners

A Novel

Borderliners

National Bestseller Strange things are happening at Biehl's Academy when this elite school opens its doors to a group of orphans and reform-school rejects, kids at the end of the system's tether. But the school is run by a peculiar set of rules by which every minute is regimented and controlled. The children soon suspect that they are guinea pigs in a bizarre social experiment, and that their only hope of escape is to break through a dangerous threshold of time and space. Peter Høeg's "brilliant" and dystopian Borderliners is a "uniquely philosophical thriller" (Boston Sunday Globe) and a haunting story of childhood travail and hope.

Simple Wicca

Simple Wicca

Wicca, a positive, Earth-based spiritual practice, is both old and new, traditional and ever-changing- and Michele Morgan has captured its essence in this small book. She invites readers to follow their hearts into a spiritual practice that has sustained ancestors from time immemorial. In Simple Wicca, practitioner Michele Morgan dispels the many myths that surround this centuries-old tradition, explains its main tenets, and offers interested readers the basics of how to begin to practice. While other books have been written on Wicca, none are as straightforward and easy to follow. Simple Wicca offers not only practical guidance in the craft, but also an emotional and spiritual understanding of the practice.

The Art of Living Consciously

The Power of Awareness to Transform Everyday Life

The Art of Living Consciously

Explains principles for deliberate living and discusses the importance of increased awareness and conscious choice to the quest for fulfillment