2 OPENING TO DIVINE LOVE
by Swami Amar Jyoti
Selfless love frees us from fear and pain. It is not only soothing, relaxing and healing, it shows us that higher love within us. To the proportion ego reduces, our love grows, peace grows, wisdom grows, and our consciousness opens.
10 LETTING GO OF NOTHING
by Peter Russell
To let go, we have to cease the “doing” of holding on. And that requires a quite different approach.
14 LIVE FROM YOUR HEART LIKE YOU MEAN IT
by Jennifer Muscato
Living from within our hearts means we don’t have to settle for a “close enough” version of ourselves. It means we don’t have to be a slave to fear.
16 TRANSFORMATION THROUGH INCARCERATION
by Steve Taylor
For a small number of prisoners, the lack of distractions may have a positive spiritual effect. It may lead them to reflect on their lives and to explore their being in a way they have never done before.
21 GODDESS PELE LIVES!
by Jonathan Ansley Ward
She is known as “The Earth-Eating Woman” and “She That Shapes the Sacred Lands.” Her home is one of the most active volcanoes on earth.
24 TRUST YOUR CREATIVITY
by Fabiana Fondevila
How often have you felt as if you were transported elsewhere by a magic carpet? That carpet is called “imagination”—one of the gifts that evolution has bequeathed to us.
28 THE TIP OF THE SPEAR
by Thomas J. Bussen
Growing up in Switzerland, Jeronimo Calderon has come full circle to reconnect with his Aymara heritage, and their holistic, complimentary, integrative, collective view of life.
30 ENDURING CONNECTIONS
by Sarah A. Bowen
An animal chaplain offers compassionate support after the loss of animal companions, and ways to honor their lives through sacred sendoffs.
34 SEEING GOD IN THE GRAINS OF SAND
by Rasoul Sorkhabi, Ph.D.
Teilhard de Chardin’s theology of the Divine presence in Matter offers healing inspiration for a world in spiritual, political and environmental crisis.
38 THE MEDICINE OF AWARENESS
by Catherine Uram, M.D.
A medical doctor shares her discovery that all healing energy comes from the center of the heart, and that awareness is our ability to see with the heart.
41 DISTRACTIONS AND FAITH
by Yoav Ben Yosef
Faith is the foundation of the journey. At a certain point we must gather the courage to simply let ourselves sink into the unknown.
44 PARAM PARA: ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON THE SPIRITUAL PATH
by Swami Amar Jyoti
What is the difference between personality and ego? What is spiritual materialism? Why yielding is the best way to grow in love and humility.
50 THE RAINBOW BODY
by Leah Loveday
She studied hard for her final exam, and we read of the deaths of Tibetan sages—who vanish into light, physically and mentally…
OPENING TO LOVE
by Ram Dass
When you’re with a guru, the guru doesn’t need you to do anything. They just need you to be who you are.
46. Books, Books for Children, Audio, Spiritual Cinema
51. Tools for Your Journey
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