The Magical Forest of Aliveness is a wonderfully wise story which equips the inner child with metaphors to open the way for awakening to one's true nature.
Author: Mary O'Malley
Publisher: Awaken Publications
The Magical Forest of Aliveness is a wonderfully wise story which equips the inner child with metaphors to open the way for awakening to one's true nature. It's a sweet, simple, and wise poetic journey into human awakening that calms the mind, warms the heart, and speaks directly to the soul. A marvelous tale about the "stuff no one ever told us," but that would have changed our lives if they had.
My book The Magical Forest of Aliveness is an exploration of the journey back to Life that we have been exploring. It is a fairy tale for adults (although ...
Author: Mary O'Malley
Publisher: Sounds True
Imagine for a moment that all the pressures in your life were off—no problems to fix, no deadlines to meet, no struggles to overcome. Do you feel that sense of spacious relief? It’s not an illusion, teaches Mary O’Malley. It really is possible to live with that profound openness every moment, even while tending to our everyday tasks and obligations. What’s in the Way Is the Way is the new book from this highly regarded teacher, offering practical guidance for meeting all of our experience with an abiding sense of ease, trust, and peace of mind. This accessible book is divided into 10 phases, featuring inspiring wisdom and step-by-step exercises to heal the core beliefs that keep you stuck With each chapter, Mary invites you to come into the present and see yourself and your circumstances in a different way—with openness and curiosity, unclouded by struggle, judgment, and fear. Discover why Eckhart Tolle calls Mary O’Malley’s work “a treasure of practical wisdom and profound insights, all pointing to one essential Truth: how to awaken into present-moment awareness and live in acceptance of what is.”
aliveness literally makes us feel more alive. During the forest bath, you'll be invited to connect to nature in many different ways.
Author: Julia Plevin
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
An engaging guide to the art of forest bathing, inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, for anyone who wants to explore the transformative power of nature in promoting health and happiness. Forest bathing is the art of spending intentional time in nature and is practiced throughout the world to increase health and restore well-being. More and more people are turning to forest bathing as an evidence-based way to unplug, relieve stress and anxiety, and spark creativity. Through simple invitations to slow down, walk in silence, cultivate tree energy, and connect with the sun and forest, this book enables you to incorporate the inspiring benefits of time spent in nature—a calm mind, renewed energy, boosted creativity, and inner peace—into your daily life to find deeper meaning and contentment.
... in an enchanted forest that lost its enchantment when trees and rocks and ... It seems to be true that the move to full aliveness does not come with the ...
Author: Leonard J. Duhl
Publisher: Cogent Publishing
Duhl draws on the experience of social entrepreneurs worldwide to show how to map problems and develop the strategy and tactics by which new ways of thinking and action emerge.
This trail opened to another dimension that was a delightful forest. Here you could experience the real magic and the true aliveness of everything you ...
Author: J.M. Vessard
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
The author shares a large variety of experiences that include experiences from this dimension and other dimensions. There are experiences from childhood, ancient times, experiences of healing, experiences with angels, saints, and archangels. There are experiences with other star systems, galaxies, and dimensions. There are many experiences of creativity on many dimensions. There are also experiences with the ancient light group and the mentor of that ancient light group. The experiences with tha
Moreover, it was not only the Baka, but just as much the aliveness of the tropical forests, the diversity of plant species, the infinite sounds, ...
Author: Doerte Weig
Publisher: transcript Verlag
How we sense and move our bodies shapes how we relate with each other. Current socio-economic practices are reducing generative qualities of relating. Doerte Weig shows how bodily capacities for sensitive tensional responsiveness are relevant to (re)generative cultures, the future of work, lifelong learning, sharing, healing and well-being. She draws together her own experience of living with Baka egalitarian foragers in North-Eastern Gabon, her corporate experience, and her studies on body-ing, somatics and our connective tissue-system fascia. Interweaving neurophysiological shifting-sliding with a radically different ecosystemic awareness opens up potentials for bodying beyond current legal and political limits into enchantingly vibrant and ecosomatically alive futures.
Down and up through ravines we walk through these magical forest valleys. ... when I was still healthy, I first sensed alivealiveness in a forest on Maui, ...
Author: Karen Derris
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A professor, mother, and Buddhist practitioner helps readers discover new ways of facing and experiencing life, death, and impermanence. “With my diagnosis of grade IV brain cancer, I no longer observe the truth of impermanence from a critical, analytical distance. I am crashing into it, or it into me.” Facing a terminal cancer diagnosis, Karen Derris—professor, mother, and Buddhist practitioner—turned to books. By reading ancient Buddhist stories with new questions and a new purpose—finding a way to live with her dying body—she discovers new ways to make them immediate and real. For instance, reading with her terminal prognosis, she becomes one of the four omens (the four signs of impermanence and suffering) the young Siddhartha sees in his excursions from the palace. What would it mean for her to be in the crowd, straining to see the prince with her own sick and impermanent body—to be pushed aside and out of sight by the palace minders, just as our society so often tries to brush aside anything uncomfortable, but to nonetheless be seen by the young bodhisattva? Or reading as a mother, maybe she shares something akin to what Queen Maya may have felt, knowing she was dying, giving her newborn son over to her sister’s care? What will it mean for her own children to be motherless? She follows the knotted threads connecting Milarepa’s angry, vengeful mother to Karen’s own mother, who physically abused her throughout a traumatic childhood. By placing herself into these stories, she turns them from distant and static narratives into companions, and from companions into guides. Storied Companions interweaves Karen’s memoir of her life of trauma and illness with stories from Buddhist literary traditions, sharing with the reader how she found ways to live with the reality that she won’t live as long as she wants and needs to. Honest, powerful, and insightful, Storied Companions itself becomes an invaluable companion, guiding the reader to discover new ways of facing and experiencing life, death, and impermanence.
... up by the enchanted forest (having first been transformed into a dog). ... III: FRAGMENTS OF SURVIVABLE ALIVENESS: CLAIRE, RUDY, AND OLD LADIVINE I ...
Author: Kaiama L. Glover
Publisher: Yale University Press
This issue considers the oeuvre of Haitian writer Marie Vieux-Chauvet (1916-1973) as a prism through which to examine individual and collective subject formation in the postcolonial French-writing Caribbean, the wider Afro-Americas, and beyond. While both Vieux-Chauvet and her corpus are situated in the violent space of mid-twentieth century Haiti, her work articulates the obstacles to claiming legitimized human existence on a global scale. The contributors to this interdisciplinary volume examine Vieux-Chauvet's positioning within the Haitian public sphere, as well as her broader significance to understanding gendered and racialized postcolonial subjectivities in the twenty-first century.
... and this scene of the forest and its aliveness , the beauty of the grass ... using your imagination , transfer yourself as though flying by magic , to ...
Author: A. Eugene Dyess
Publisher: University Press of America
Life's problems can be dealt with spiritually, metaphorically, and positively through a non-violative, Christian religious experience, growth, and psychotherapy method. In this insightful book, the author presents therapists with a way to combine both conscious and unconscious cognition into an experienced whole. Contents: Introduction by James W. Fowler; Preface; Illustrations; Part I. The Method's Basic Concept; The True Short Story: A Clinical Case of Hearing and Experiencing the Inner/Outer Voice as God; The Dialogical Counseling Method; The Intensified Faith Schema Exercise; Guided Meditation Therapy Procedures; Part II. The Theory Framework; Theological Convictions; Psychological Models; Convictions and Models Structurally Synthesized: Faith is the Psyche's Primary Operation; Part III. How to Practice this Method; Pre-Process Instructions for the Therapist; Special Cautions for Therapist Consideration; Part IV. Illuminating Transcripts; Mitchel at God's Consequent or Feeling Pole; Denny in Self-Directed Therapy; Specks's Experience of God as a Core of Light and Father of Love, Forgiveness; The Client with "Burn-out"; Mitchel at God's Primordial or Mental Pole; Summarizing Conclusions; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
Being open to the sky and elements and filled with forest fauna and flora confers an invisible yet palpable aliveness and ambience. Of course, your interior ...
Author: Tess Whitehurst
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Answer the Unicorn's Call to Wondrously Positive Living This majestic book provides the keys to unlock your personal and spiritual power. Award-winning author Tess Whitehurst presents meditations, rituals, spells, and exercises that help you enter the realm of unicorns and live as they do—uniting fierceness and courage with gentleness and grace. Unicorn Magic uses spiritual insights and techniques to combat the current madness of our culture with the beauty and wonder that is our true legacy and birthright. You'll explore a wide range of topics, including unicorn altars, energy work, dream work, activism, and alchemy. Through this magical guide, you can awaken your intuition and make positive changes in your life and the world.
Kendara has a book in her workroom about the Calling of Shadow, the magic ... I felt her heart beating against my palm and the warm aliveness of her skin.
Author: Lori M. Lee
Publisher: Page Street Kids
Danger lurks within the roots of Forest of Souls, an epic, unrelenting tale of destiny and sisterhood, perfect for fans of Naomi Novik and Susan Dennard. "A tantalizing beginning to a rich new fantasy series.” —Traci Chee, NYT bestselling author of The Reader trilogy "Absolutely enchanting.” – Natalie C. Parker, author of Seafire "You won’t want to escape.” – Sarah Henning, author of the Sea Witch "Will leave you shouting sisters unite!” – Mindee Arnett, author of Onyx & Ivory and Avalon Sirscha Ashwyn comes from nothing, but she’s intent on becoming something. After years of training to become the queen’s next royal spy, her plans are derailed when shamans attack and kill her best friend Saengo. And then Sirscha, somehow, restores Saengo to life. Unveiled as the first soulguide in living memory, Sirscha is summoned to the domain of the Spider King. For centuries, he has used his influence over the Dead Wood—an ancient forest possessed by souls—to enforce peace between the kingdoms. Now, with the trees growing wild and untamed, only a soulguide can restrain them. As war looms, Sirscha must master her newly awakened abilities before the trees shatter the brittle peace, or worse, claim Saengo, the friend she would die for.
They are the joy in the rain, the magical way a bud unfolds itself to reveal a ... you everything is alive and it connects with the aliveness within you.
Author: Jacquelyn E. Lane
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
An in-depth introduction to the Deva Kingdom and our relationship with Deva • Explores how we partner with Deva in our everyday lives to evolve both our kingdom and theirs • Explains the hierarchy of the Deva kingdom, from elementals and nature spirits to higher angelic Deva and every level in between • Offers suggestions on how to communicate with the Deva of trees and plants as well as the angelic kingdom • Shares the author’s personal experiences with Deva around the world Nature spirits, faeries, gnomes, and their higher angelic counterparts who overlight landscapes, mountains, rivers, and plants have held a fascination for people worldwide for countless generations. The Deva kingdom is essentially the world’s form builders, the symphony at the heart of Creation, yet Deva is so much more than the joyful beings that animate what we call Nature. We each have a very personal and direct relationship with Deva via our physical, astral, emotional, and mental elementals, but this connection has been forgotten or, at the very least, overlooked. When we partner with Deva in our everyday lives, we can help evolve both our kingdom and aspects of theirs. Exploring the realm of Deva and our relationship with them, Jacquelyn E. Lane introduces us to the hierarchy of the Deva kingdom, from elementals and nature spirits to higher Deva and the levels in between. She examines the metaphysics that underlie their existence and how the energy of Deva is intrinsic to all that we experience. Deva is a Sanskrit word meaning “Being of Light,” an appropriate name as Deva sing light out of the primordial darkness to create forms for Being. Sharing her personal experiences with Deva in many lands over four decades, the author investigates our relationship with Deva, in particular via the elementals of our human constitution, and how we can communicate with the Deva of trees and plants as well as the angelic kingdom. Through scientific discoveries and cultural traditions, we discover the impact we have on Deva and how we use and even “create” new forms of Deva via our inventions and collective activity. Jacquelyn also looks at the orchestrating function of higher Deva and the wider implications of our understanding of Deva, including the role of Deva in Pan consciousness--our increasing realization of the intricate matrix of life within and between all the kingdoms on Earth. Offering not only an in-depth introduction to the world of Deva but also a glimpse of their wisdom, humor, and joy, this book reveals how we can begin to hear their complex song, find our own song, and work with the appropriate subtle layers of the Deva kingdom to grow and evolve.
... carrying strength and aliveness just for the sake of its intrinsic joy! ... A large property surrounded by magic forests, small creeks and enchanting ...
Author: Komala Lyra
This is the autobiography of a Brazilian-born woman who left her native country as a teenager, in search of love and freedom. Thirty years later, she relates her story with the maturity and focus gained through her experiences.Guided by intense passion, Komala uses her life's opportunities to observe the mind, learn to respect her own heart, and understand the potential of the body as a vehicle for consciousness. As she allows the mystery of the soul to be revealed, vulnerability brings strength, intuition turns into evolving clarity.Merging poetry and prose, the words communicate the perspective of a woman's quest. Through exotic landscapes and unusual encounters, the readers are reminded of their potential for adventure, creativity, trust, love, and silence. Inspiring and enticing, this book weaves insights with humor, gentleness, inquiry, laughter, and tears..."You are like liquid fire!" Lani Levine""If this book was a meal it would be a gourmet's delight. Komala gives us an extraordinary and courageous glimpse into her unique and adventuresome life. It is eloquent, profound, stirring and inspiringly unashamed." Leonard M. Zunin, M.D. psychiatrist and author
She is accordingly 'engloutie' (L, 373) by the enchanted forest, ... (L, 395) The moment is a genuinely uncanny one, qualities of aliveness and deadness, ...
Author: Andrew Asibong
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This is the first critical study in English to focus exclusively on the work of Marie NDiaye, born in central France in 1967, winner of the Prix Femina (2001), the Prix Goncourt (2009), shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize (2013), and widely considered to be one of the most important French authors of her generation. Andrew Asibong argues that at the heart of NDiayes world lurks an indefinable blankness which makes it impossible for the reader to decode narrative at the level of psychology or event. NDiayes texts explore social stigmata and familial disintegration with a violence unmatched by any of her contemporaries, but in doing so they remain as strangely affectless and unrecognizable as their dissociated protagonists. Considering each of NDiayes works in chronological order (including her novels, theatre, short fiction and writing for children), Asibong assesses the aesthetic, emotional and political stakes of NDiayes portraits of impenetrable selfhood. His book provides an original and provocative framework within which to read NDiaye as a simultaneously hybrid and hyper-French cultural figure, fascinating and fantastical practitioner of the postmodern - and reluctantly postcolonial - 'blank arts'.
We have the image again of the tree that bleeds, underlining its 'aliveness'. Significantly, as the tree is harmed, so too is Camilla, illustrating their ...
Author: Elizabeth Parker
Publisher: Springer Nature
This book offers the first full length study on the pervasive archetype of The Gothic Forest in Western culture. The idea of the forest as deep, dark, and dangerous has an extensive history and continues to resonate throughout contemporary popular culture. The Forest and the EcoGothic examines both why we fear the forest and how exactly these fears manifest in our stories. It draws on and furthers the nascent field of the ecoGothic, which seeks to explore the intersections between ecocriticism and Gothic studies. In the age of the Anthropocene, this work importantly interrogates our relationship to and understandings of the more-than-human world. This work introduces the trope of the Gothic forest, as well as important critical contexts for its discussion, and examines the three main ways in which this trope manifests: as a living, animated threat; as a traditional habitat for monsters; and as a dangerous site for human settlement. This book will appeal to students and scholars with interests in horror and the Gothic, ecohorror and the ecoGothic, environmentalism, ecocriticism, and popular culture more broadly. The accessibility of the subject of ‘The Deep Dark Woods’, coupled with increasingly mainstream interests in interactions between humanity and nature, means this work will also be of keen interest to the general public.
... idea of that subterranean mode of existence or " dead - aliveness ” which early ... in hills , forests and lakes , and that when the period for their ...
Author: Lewis Spence
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Fascinating, painstakingly researched study of occult beliefs and practices in Celtic Britain, with intriguing discussions of the origins of the Druids, Arthurian cults, the mystery of the Holy Grail, Celtic spells and charms, black magic, the Celtic spirit world — with its populations of banshees, leprechauns, brownies and a host of lesser phantoms — and many other topics. A compelling, erudite study that will appeal to anthropologists, folklorists, and anyone interested in the customs and spiritual life of Britain's ancient Celts.
... evocation of the latent aliveness of even apparently inanimate forms. ... of Princess Mononoke's enchanted forest, of Ponyo's underwater mysteries, ...
Author: Dani Cavallaro
Hayao Miyazaki has gained worldwide recognition as a leading figure in the history of animation, alongside Walt Disney, Milt Kahl, Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, Yuri Norstein and John Lasseter. In both his films and his writings, Miyazaki invites us to reflect on the unexamined beliefs that govern our lives. His eclectic body of work addresses compelling philosophical and political questions and demands critical attention. This study examines his views on contemporary culture and economics from a broad spectrum of perspectives, from Zen and classical philosophy and Romanticism, to existentialism, critical theory, poststructuralism and psychoanalytic theory.
The fire element is also present in lava, forest fires, candlelight, ... In a holistic and magical sense, it is passion, movement, aliveness, joy, laughter, ...
Author: Tess Whitehurst
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
You are a magical being! Access your natural abilities to create positive change and manifest success in every area of your life. Interweaving both ancient and modern spiritual techniques in a uniquely accessible way, this book will help you transform your personal challenges into beautiful opportunities for growth, expansion, and new understanding. Holistic Energy Magic provides instructions for tool-free magic and important insights into the foundations of personal power: intention, visualization, symbolic action, grateful expectation, and alignment with All That Is. In this exceptionally empowering book, you'll learn how to: Cultivate and deepen your relationship with the five elements Develop your invisible magical toolbox Create an energetic palette of color, light, crystals, flowers, and sounds Develop working relationships with angels, ancestors, animals, and other allies Interpret symbols and dreams for a deeper alignment with All That Is Complete with a spellbook of charms and invocations for protection, serenity, love, and prosperity, this book shares the precious secrets of attuning your life to the frequency of your truest and most authentic desires.
Invocation, Evocation, Prophecy, Magic Objects and more Harry Eilenstein ... I do ... ... relaxation and at the same time aliveness ... presence ...
Author: Harry Eilenstein
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
This Volume contains the books: - Invocations for Beginners - Evocations for Beginners - Prophecy for Beginners - Life Force for Beginners - Magic Objects for Beginners - Elves for Beginners - Crop Circles for Beginners
Something rustled in the forest behind them – Antara opened her eyes. ... It was her guru who had failed to see their beauty, their aliveness.
Author: Sukanya Venkatraghavan
Publisher: Hachette UK
A weaver is initiated into the ancient art of bringing a universe into existence. A demon hunter encounters an unlikely opponent. Four goddesses engage in a cosmic brawl. A graphic designer duels with a dark secret involving a mysterious tattoo. A defiant chudail makes a shocking announcement at a kitty party. A puppet seeking adventure discovers who she really is. A young woman’s resolute choice leads her to haunt Death across millennia. . . A compelling collection of stories that speak of love, rage, rebellion, choices and chances, Magical Women brings together some of the strongest female voices in contemporary Indian writing. Combining astounding imagination with superlative craft, these tales will intrigue and delight in equal measure.