Spiritual Journaling

Writing Your Way to Independence
Author: Julie Tallard Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 159477675X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 272
View: 4765
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: 4549
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.

Journaling for Joy

Writing Your Way to Personal Growth and Freedom
Author: Joyce Chapman
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781490384238
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
View: 3919
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

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: 1857
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: 4541
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.

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: 4949
A comprehensive handbook for starting-and keeping-a spiritual journal.

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: 6129
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.

The Four Methods of Journal Writing

Finding Yourself Through Memoir
Author: Melissa Burch
Publisher: New Memoir Press
ISBN: 9780989342957
Page: N.A
View: 5334
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.

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: 6323
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.

The One-Minute Gratitude Journal

Author: Brenda Nathan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523242702
Page: 112
View: 661
This Gratitude Journal is filled with inspirational quotes and lined pages for you to write down your thoughts of Gratitude. You have flexibility to write down the dates of entry and not feel guilty if you miss a date. There are also pages in this journal where you can just draw something beautiful. Gratitude is a feeling of appreciation for what one has. Cultivating an attitude of gratitude yields many benefits: physical, mental and spiritual. Write down three to five things you are grateful for in this journal and turn your ordinary moments into blessings.

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: 5557
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.

Tarot Journaling

Using the Celtic Cross to Unveil Your Hidden Story
Author: Corrine Kenner
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited
ISBN: 9780738706436
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 172
View: 5183
A tarot journal can help you learn more about the cards, but it can also teach you a great deal about yourself. Beginning tarot students are advised to keep a tarot journal, and many experienced tarot readers are devoted to the practice. The only book of its kind, Tarot Journaling covers everything needed to create, keep, and preserve a personal tarot journal. Readers will discover hundreds of ideas to inspire and enliven their tarot journals, including considerations when choosing journaling materials, how to save time when recording readings, techniques for getting past writer's block, tips for turning negative energy into a positive brainstorming tool, and innovative ideas for protecting privacy. Tarot Journaling offers readers the tools to record and reflect upon the stories told by the cards-the stories of our lives.

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: 5163
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.

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: 5070
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.

Writing Therapy

Author: Tim Atkinson
Publisher: Youwriteon
ISBN: 9781849230070
Category: Fiction
Page: 280
View: 8976

Journal for Women

105 Questions for Women with Motivational Quotes: Self Discovery Journal: (Notebook)
Author: Shalu Sharma
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530523009
Page: 138
View: 8416
Did you know that those who write a Journal are happier and more content with their lives? Did you know that the mind is much clearer if you express your feelings in writing? Did you know that journal writing will help you clarify those aspects of your life that you have not been able to sort out? There are lots of things happening in our lives and one way to de-clutter is to write it all down. If you write down what your feelings are, about your goals, your job, relationships, emotions, events of the day, you will be able to understand them better which will then help you improve your life, personal growth and development. It will be like having a therapist and a friend with you all the time. This journal has 105 questions to answer relating to work, relationship, friends, stress, family, god and everything else. It has 21 extra pages with motivational quotes where you can write anything you like. Grab your copy Journal For Women! Scroll to the top of the page and select the buy button.

Transformation Through Journal Writing

The Art of Self-Reflection for the Helping Professions
Author: Jane Wood
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849053472
Category: Psychology
Page: 240
View: 8000
A personal record of reflections and experiences, a journal is an effective way to self-care and self-develop. This book is a grounded guide to the reflective practice of journaling for those in the helping professions. Full of original ideas, exercises and examples, it provides everything needed to establish and advance journaling skills.

Therapeutic Journal Writing

An Introduction for Professionals
Author: Kate Thompson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857004932
Category: Psychology
Page: 224
View: 5155
Writing a journal is not just about keeping a record of daily events - journal writing provides a unique therapeutic opportunity for facilitating healing and growth. The author of this book guides the reader through developing journal writing to use as a therapeutic tool. Keeping a journal can help the writer to develop a better understanding of themselves, their relationships and the world around them, as well as improve skills of problem-solving, decision-making and planning. As such, journal writing can be a powerful complement to verbal therapy, offering an effective and affordable way of extending support to troubled clients. The book includes advice on working with individuals, facilitating a therapeutic writing group, proposed clinical applications, practical techniques, useful journal prompts, exercises and case vignettes. This clear guide to the basics of journaling and its development as a therapeutic medium will be a valuable handbook for therapists, health and social care practitioners, teachers, life coaches, writing facilitators and any professional seeking personal development in themselves or their clients.

Count Your Blessings

My Prayer Journal / Notebook 8"x10"
Author: Spiritual Fruit Spiritual Fruit Journals
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781985053311
Page: 150
View: 7412
Count Your Blessings: This Prayer Journal is designed to help you open your heart, meditate on His Word, strengthen your prayer life and draw you closer to God. Journaling helps you to interact with God's Word by recording your own thoughts on what you are reading. A Prayer Journal encourages you to record your conversations with God and allows you to have a place to give thanks and praise. Each page provides you with space to (a) record the date, (b) write down a Bible verse, (c) reflect on personal notes and thoughts on how to apply the scripture to your daily life, and (d) write down prayer needs and answers to prayers. Journaling and immersing yourself in His word is the ultimate way to find peace and comfort in a very busy world. This Prayer Journal is a wonderful keepsake for you to observe and track your spiritual journey and growth in your life. DETAILS 8"x10" Matte Cardstock Cover