Spiritual Journaling

Writing Your Way to Independence
Author: Julie Tallard Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 159477675X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 272
View: 7398

A guide for teens and young adults on the power of creative journaling and its role in enhancing self-discovery and self-awareness • Provides encouragement for creative writing, self-expression, and self-dialogue • Includes journaling exercises to inspire creativity and cultivate self-esteem • By the author of Teen Psychic and The Thundering Years, winner of the 2002 Independent Publisher Book Award for multicultural juvenile nonfiction Most teens and young adults search for ways to express their individuality and to discover who they are, without being judged. In Spiritual Journaling Julie Tallard Johnson shows that journaling is an informative and supportive outlet for the joys, frustrations, and questions that arise for those making the transition toward their own independent ideas and lives--and a powerful tool for awakening creative potential. Johnson encourages young people to discover their own unique voices by offering guidance on writing and other forms of self-expression and self-dialogue and on learning how to listen to inner wisdom. As readers move through the book and write in their own personal journals, they gain insight about themselves--knowledge reflected in their own words and the writing of other young people included in the book. The journaling tools provided include meditations, consulting oracles, writing poetry, visualizations, writing rituals, and problem solving around spiritual questions.

The Zero Point Agreement

How to Be Who You Already Are
Author: Julie Tallard Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620551780
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 320
View: 3887

A practical guide to stop searching for meaning by creating meaning from within • Explains how we can only discover who we are by naming what we want to be and taking steps to make it a reality • Offers simple evidence-based methods to generate enthusiasm, creativity, and direct spiritual experience and to co-create with the natural world as our ancestors did • Presents 11 core principles for living life from within, such as how to take full responsibility for motivation and effort, express gratitude, and focus your intention Everyone wants to experience purpose and inspiration in their lives, but the search for meaning often leaves a seeker in the hands of fate. Offering a different approach to self-discovery, one where we create our meaning from within rather than seek it from the outside world, Julie Tallard Johnson shows there is a science behind personal spiritual experiences and creativity. She reveals simple evidence-based methods that can be applied to any situation to generate enthusiasm, inspiration, and direct spiritual experience and transform the inner and outer landscapes of your life. Drawing from the Heart Sutra, the I Ching, indigenous wisdom, and the teachings of the Dalai Lama, Joseph Campbell, and the Kadampa master Atisha, Johnson outlines a practice centered on what she calls the Zero Point Agreement--the realization that you are the zero point of your life, that life’s purpose comes from within. She explains how to discover who you truly are by naming what you want to be and taking steps to make it a reality. Providing 11 core principles for the Zero Point Agreement as well as thought exercises, meditations, and journaling practices, Johnson shows how to break free from negative habitual states, liberate yourself from your attachment to the behaviors of others, take full responsibility for motivation and effort, express gratitude, focus your intention, and learn to co-create with the natural world. She also explores how to transform repressed material and how to apply the Zero Point Agreement to heal both personal and global relationships. Revealing how we can tap in to the creative, creational power that lies within and around each of us, Johnson offers a spiritual technology for self-illumination, creative restructuring of your life, and manifestation of your life’s purpose.

Wise Highs

How to Thrill, Chill, & Get Away from It All Without Alcohol Or Other Drugs: Easyread Large Edition
Author: Alex J. Packer
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458715841
Category: Self-Help
Page: 316
View: 6859

HOW TO THRILL, CHILL, & GET AWAY FROM IT ALL WITHOUT ALCOHOL OR OTHER DRUGS....Getting high is fun. It's natural and healthy. It feels great to get a rush, see the world a little differently, alter our consciousness, and take a break from our everyday lives. Unfortunately, by the time we're older, it may seem like the only way to get high is with alcohol or other drugs. Which is why, when it comes to highs, you're likely to hear ''Just Say NO.'' Read this book and you won't need artificial highs. You won't want them. You won't have time for them. You'll find so many ways to get high naturally that you'll never be able to try them all. Here are highs that will thrill you ... and highs that will soothe you. Highs that will take you deep inside yourself ... and waaaay outside. Highs that will change you forever without leaving you dull, burned out, or hung over. Look inside for more than 150 creative, playful, legal, healthy highs. Plus interesting facts, cool quotes, and survey results from teens who shared their favorite ways to relieve stress and escape reality. All served up Alex J. Packer style - witty, wise, and often hilarious. Because laughter is one of the best highs of all.

Sacred Stories, Spiritual Tribes

Finding Religion in Everyday Life
Author: Nancy Tatom Ammerman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199370567
Category: Religion
Page: 400
View: 1612

Nancy Tatom Ammerman examines the stories Americans tell of their everyday lives, from dinner table to office and shopping mall to doctor's office, about the things that matter most to them and the routines they take for granted, and the times and places where the everyday and ordinary meet the spiritual. In addition to interviews and observation, Ammerman bases her findings on a photo elicitation exercise and oral diaries, offering a window into the presence and absence of religion and spirituality in ordinary lives and in ordinary physical and social spaces. The stories come from a diverse array of ninety-five Americans -- both conservative and liberal white Protestants, African American Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Mormons, Wiccans, and people who claim no religious or spiritual proclivities -- across a range that stretches from committed religious believers to the spiritually neutral. Ammerman surveys how these people talk about what spirituality is, how they seek and find experiences they deem spiritual, and whether and how religious traditions and institutions are part of their spiritual lives.

Wheel of Initiation

Practices for Releasing Your Inner Light
Author: Julie Tallard Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1591439698
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 320
View: 6448

A guide to personal spiritual initiation through the transformation of habitual patterns, apathy, and resistance • Based on the Native American medicine wheel, the Vedic wheel, and the universal initiatory mandala • Enables readers from any tradition to initiate themselves through practices of thought transformation, narrative medicine, meditation exercises, rituals, and journaling • Facilitates breaking through personal and societal illusions that perpetuate resistance and apathy Intentions and spiritual principles, meditation and contemplation, ritual, and risk-taking are the conditions that comprise an initiated life. Regrettably, in modern society we do not have rites of initiation that break through the personal and societal illusions that instill and perpetuate negative habits that keep us in states of resistance. Lacking initiation practices, we often remain trapped in ways of being in the world that were formed by our past conditions and attachments. We tend to identify too strongly with the status quo, which must be challenged to prevent stagnation and to encourage happiness and authenticity. Julie Tallard Johnson shows how to become initiated into an authentic life through practices of thought transformation, cultivating attention, journaling, storytelling, and rituals found in the four directions of the universal mandala. She begins the Wheel of Initiation in the South, where initiates set their intentions; then moves into the West, where they free themselves from habitual patterns and core beliefs; then into the North, the direction of cultivating attention and unity; and finishes in the East, the direction of regeneration and initiation. Drawing upon the life experiences of those who have successfully navigated the wheel, Johnson demonstrates that once fears, assumptions, and ingrained beliefs are confronted and transformed, initiates emerge ready to reenter society with renewed energy and vision that will enrich their own lives and their communities.

Journaling for Joy

Writing Your Way to Personal Growth and Freedom
Author: Joyce Chapman
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781490384238
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
View: 4908

Journaling for Joy enables you to take a close look at who you are and what you want. In an original approach to journaling, Joyce Chapman guides you to write from your heart and soul with the aim of arriving at joy - the joy that comes from knowing yourself as an intimate friend and living the life you have created out of conscious choice. The innovative techniques in Journaling for Joy will show you how to: * Capture the meaning and joy in your daily life. * Discover your patterns and ways to change them. * Understand your relationships with others. * Access the wisdom and creativity of your imagination. * Awaken the writer's voice within you. * Actualize your dreams and visions. *Journaling for Joy is filled with over 200 dynamic journaling techniques

The history of metaphors of nature

science and literature from Homer to Al Gore
Author: Stephen A. Norwick
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr
ISBN: 9780773455924
Category: History
Page: 925
View: 2498

This book shows how modern European Languages have a large number of metaphors which represent the whole of nature. Metaphors used in natural science and literature, such as Mother Nature, have a powerful influence on the framing of scientific hypothesis making, and these words have guided the history of natural science for several millennia, while also influencing North American nature writing.

How to Keep a Spiritual Journal

A Guide to Journal Keeping for Inner Growth and Personal Discovery
Author: Ron Klug
Publisher: Augsburg Books
ISBN: 1451417721
Category: Religion
Page: 144
View: 4888

A comprehensive handbook for starting-and keeping-a spiritual journal.

Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents 2007

Who They Are! what They Want! and how to Win Them Over!
Author: Jeff Herman
Publisher: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 966
View: 1435

Presents a guide to the names and specialities of American and Canadian publishers, editors, and literary agents, including information on the acquisition process and on choosing literary agents.

The Four Methods of Journal Writing

Finding Yourself Through Memoir
Author: Melissa Burch
Publisher: New Memoir Press
ISBN: 9780989342957
Page: N.A
View: 8274

Would you like to learn how to discover yourself through journal writing? Have you thought about writing a memoir, but don't know where to begin? Do you have memorable life stories that you'd like to share with others? If so, you'll benefit from the valuable journaling tools, writing advice and inspiration in this helpful guide. Using the ideas in The Four Methods of Journal Writing: Finding Yourself Through Memoir will reveal amazing insights from your wise inner self that will shift personal blocks so you will feel freer, more joyful and energized. Based on over thirty years of journal-keeping, fifteen years as a homeopath and teacher, and writing a memoir about her journalism days in Afghanistan in the 80s, Melissa Burch provides powerful tools for getting to know yourself better, healing difficult issues and writing your life story as a spiritual path of enrichment and purpose. Discover what your soul wants you to know: strength, wisdom, creativity and wholesomeness. Burch's journal-writing techniques will help you experience deep personal reflection, navigate life's transitions and nurture your creativity and personal growth. With powerful step-by-step journaling methods, samples of her own journal pages, and stories of personal transformation through journaling, Burch takes readers on an inspiring voyage of self-discovery. Journal writing: supports you to process raw emotions helps you find your calling reveals buried memories, wishes and dreams creates a safe space to explore and release your dark side nurtures your soul connects you to Source. Finding yourself through memoir writing: opens the possibility of new directions jumpstarts your creative self shows the major themes in your life transforms your past experiences celebrates your uniqueness and value encourages you to be a role model and teacher for others organizes your history enables you to write and publish your life story. Please visit http://www.howtojournal.org to get more tips, methods, and ideas for how to journal.

Writing Therapy

Author: Tim Atkinson
Publisher: Youwriteon
ISBN: 9781849230070
Category: Fiction
Page: 280
View: 6669

You Only Need You!

Journaling Your Way to Unlock Inner Freedom
Author: Neshmen Ram
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781547164936
Page: 224
View: 1605

When was the last time you penned down something about your life? When was the last time you took a journal and started expressing yourself and worked your writing muscles? When did you last sit with yourself and wrote mindfully? Uncover the connection that you have established with your inner self but have long forgotten, and discover you are the creator of your own destiny. All it takes is to start writing down your life in your own journal book. Open yourself for the unlimited possibilities you are about to discover. If you want to see your goals transforming into actions, if you wish to begin your healing process, or if you wish to manifest your endless dreams, write now. Journal writing will transform you, shatter your ego, conquer your fear, shred your inner guilt, wash away doubts and shame, and make you open to the world. You are part of everything that you have come through. Everyone has a story. Feel the power of your words with your heart and see it with your own eyes. Indulge into the inner journey and you will never be the same person anymore. Take a dive into this book and set yourself into motion for journal writing.

Inner Journeying Through Art-Journaling

Learning to See and Record your Life as a Work of Art
Author: Marianne Hieb
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846422409
Category: Art
Page: 176
View: 5630

Inner Journeying Through Art-Journaling introduces a holistic journaling process that combines art, art therapy, design theory and spiritual direction in order to attain personal balance, awareness of one's own inner processes, resolution of internal conflicts and enhanced wellness. The book guides the reader through the process of creative journaling and presents the key elements of the technique. Case studies and art journals of Marianne Hieb's own clients and retreat participants show the effectiveness of journaling as a therapeutic intervention and as a meditative tool. Inner Journeying Through Art-Journaling will be of significant use to anyone interested in holistic healing, and of special interest to arts therapists, counsellors, spiritual directors, and anyone dealing with people who are encountering loss, grief, resistance, or discernment issues. It will also be helpful for the individual looking to add holistic journaling to his or her own meditation, prayer, or inner exploration practice.

School Library Journal

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Children's libraries
Page: N.A
View: 8618

How the Light Gets In

Writing as a Spiritual Practice
Author: Pat Schneider
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199933987
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 303
View: 4143

"'When I begin to write, I open myself and wait. And when I turn toward an inner spiritual awareness, I open myself and wait.' With that insight, Pat Schneider invites readers to contemplate their lives through spiritual observation and exploratory writing. In seventeen concise thematic chapters that include meditations on topics such as fear, prayer, forgiveness, social justice, and death, How the Light Gets In gracefully guides readers through the philosophical and spiritual questions that face everyone in the course of meeting life's challenges. Praised as a 'fuse lighter' by author Julia Cameron and 'the wisest teacher of writing I know' by the celebrated writing guru Peter Elbow, Pat Schneider has lived a life of writing and teaching, passion and compassion. With How the Light Gets In, she delves beyond the typical 'how-to's' of writing to offer an extended rumination on two inner paths, and how they can run as one. Schneider's book is distinct from the many others in the popular spirituality and creative writing genre by virtue of its approach, using one's lived experience--including the experience of writing--as a springboard for expressing the often ineffable events that define everyday life. Her belief that writing about one's own life leads to greater consciousness, satisfaction, and wisdom energizes the book and carries the reader elegantly through difficult topics. As Schneider writes, 'All of us live in relation to mystery, and becoming conscious of that relationship can be a beginning point for a spiritual practice--whether we experience mystery in nature, in ecstatic love, in the eyes of our children, our friends, the animals we love, or in more strange experiences of intuition, synchronicity, or prescience.'"--Provided by publisher.

Small Me, Big God

Pink Theme. a Spiritual Journal to Record Your Journey Towards God, Journaling Prompts, Biblical Journal Prompts, Spiritual Journal Writing, Spiritual Writing Exercises, Religious Writing Prompts, Journal Prompts for Self-Discovery, Paperback Cover
Author: Prayerful Books
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781722721695
Page: 84
View: 6202

This Prayer Journal is designed to help you develop a more intimate relationship with our loving heavenly Father, through spiritual prompts which encourage prayers of comfort, courage, and hope. Each page presents thoughtful questions to stimulate reflective thinking and writing about your spiritual communion with God. Use this journal to write every day, at approximately the same time, with passion, honesty, and the intention of speaking with and listening to the voice within. "Small Me, Big God" is a portable sacred sanctuary to record our spiritual journey, find our ground, create and clarify our goals, and bear witness to our own evolution. With over 70 beautiful pages of spiritually guided prompts, and plenty of space to write, and reflect, this journaling adventure guides us into our highest ways of living Attractively designed and made of the highest quality materials, this finely crafted journal in 8.5x11 size offers plenty of lined space to write, as you focus your mind on living God's plan today.

Teen Psychic

Exploring Your Intuitive Spiritual Powers
Author: Julie Tallard Johnson
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9780892810949
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 256
View: 6194

Discusses how teenagers can develop their own intuitive powers and apply those powers to their personal spiritual journeys. Includes quizzes, exercises, meditations, and other related activities.

Self Discovery Journal

121 Thought Provoking Questions; Journal Questions for Women
Author: Shalu Sharma
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781517177768
Page: 132
View: 5379

This book is a set of 121 questions (with lines) for you to note your thoughts. Every woman should record their thought that serves as a powerful way to clear the head and maintain physical and emotional well being. There is growing evidence to suggest that maintaining a journal helps improve physical and mental health. Research carried out by a team (Pennebaker et. al.) at the University of Texas at Austin showed that those who engage in expressive writing for three 5-minutes session in the first person conferred health benefits. Writing will help you to reduce stress, clear your thoughts, know yourself better, solve previously unsolved questions and feel calmer and happier. Some of the other benefits of journal writing include; It has the ability to increase overall intelligence (IQ) by increasing vocabulary. Allows you to think and actively engage in thoughts and let go of frustrations. Journaling will increase help you manage your emotions and increase self-awareness. Writing has shown to increase memory and comprehension. Relieve from stress and trauma by improving immune functions. It will certainly help you unlock your creativity and increase self-confidence. Will help you achieve goals by activating the reticular activating system (RAS) responsible for regulating wakefulness and sleep-wake transitions that plays an important part in achieving goals. Try to write about 10 to 20 minutes each day. Do not worry about punctuation and grammar. There are 121 journal type questions and you don't need to start from the first page. Just pick a question and start writing. Your journaling will be the cheapest therapy you can get helping you to let go of bottled-up emotions. Once you start writing, you will feel emotionally, physically and spiritually lighter with yourself. Journal writing will change your life for the better. **Those who have bought the kindle version of this book can use loose paper or another notebook to pen the answers while those who bought the paperback can use the spaces within the book.

A Path Revealed

How Hope, Love, and Joy Found Us Deep in a Maze Called Alzheimer's
Author: Carlen Maddux
Publisher: Paraclete Press
ISBN: 1612618766
Category: Religion
Page: 180
View: 5034

Just days after turning fifty, Martha Maddux, a spirited mother and civic activist, was told she had Alzheimer’s disease. She and husband Carlen felt as though they’d been shoved out of a plane 10,000 feet up, with nothing to grab but themselves. A Path Revealed is not about the fallout from an insidious disease that extended over seventeen years. It is the story of a path of hope emerging during the darkest hours - a path that lifted Carlen and Martha above the devastating symptoms of this disease. Carlen traveled with Martha to the backwoods of Kentucky, where the quiet presence of a Catholic nun revealed a hidden path. He was forced to slow down as he traced this path halfway around the world to Australia, retreated weekends to a monastery, embraced meditation, and landed all alone in Thomas Merton’s cabin. This story conveys a message of hope and joy in the midst of an almost overwhelming tragedy.