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Spiritual Journaling

Author : Julie Tallard Johnson
ISBN : 9781594776755
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 72. 23 MB
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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.

Wheel Of Initiation

Author : Julie Tallard Johnson
ISBN : 9781591439691
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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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 Zero Point Agreement

Author : Julie Tallard Johnson
ISBN : 9781620551783
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 67. 60 MB
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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.

The History Of Metaphors Of Nature

Author : Stephen A. Norwick
ISBN : 0773455922
Genre : History
File Size : 28. 25 MB
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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

Author : Ron Klug
ISBN : 9781451417722
Genre : Religion
File Size : 45. 99 MB
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A comprehensive handbook for starting-and keeping-a spiritual journal.

You Only Need You

Author : Neshmen Ram
ISBN : 154716493X
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File Size : 27. 87 MB
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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.

Journaling For Joy

Author : Joyce Chapman
ISBN : 1490384235
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 70. 63 MB
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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

School Library Journal

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ISBN : UOM:49015003117497
Genre : Children's libraries
File Size : 39. 18 MB
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Prayer Journal

Author : Joyce Lewis
ISBN : 1539525643
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Want to experience a life-changing walk with God through quality and intimate time spend with Him? You can truly have a personal audience with your Creator through prayer. One of the best ways is with the help of prayer journaling Whatever the state of your current prayer life is, you can decide to go before God and He will accept you the way you are. It's not too late to begin cultivating the habit of setting aside time for regular and daily prayer. It is the true source of strength for the Christian who desire to please God by spending time in prayers. Start by keeping a prayer journal notebook and write your prayer requests, keeping track of answered prayers and begin to see that God hears and there is real power to guide your path in life. A Christian prayer diary can be a great tool to begin the practice of faithful prayers and spiritual growth. As a journal, this book is essentially a diary or a personal notebook with lined pages for you to write your feelings, thoughts, and all matters pertaining to your personal prayers. Once you cultivate a regular habit of spending time communicating with God, you will be rewarded with closer fellowship with Him and see His hands in different areas of your life. You will be amazed with how your spiritual life is being gradually transformed and enriched through prayer journaling. Included in this journal book are the following: Inspiring and thought-provoking quotes on prayer Interesting images to brighten up your days Prompts to help in writing your daily prayer journal entries Five of the most popular Christian prayers Suggestions on how to keep a Christian prayer journal or diary Enjoy your journey towards a closer walk with God by establishing a healthy prayer life right now. Use a prayer journal diary.

The Four Methods Of Journal Writing

Author : Melissa Burch
ISBN : 0989342956
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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.

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