Dreaming of Stones: Poems Paraclete Poetry

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Paraclete Press #ad - In this first exclusively poetic collection, the landscape, intimacy, she writes with a contemplative heart about kinship with nature, the unfolding nature of time, ancestral connections, and Christian mystics. No stranger to poetry, Paintner’s bestselling spirituality titles have often included poems.

It can be read for reflection to spark the heart and to offer solace and inspiration in difficult times. Breath this breathing in is a miracle, this breathing in is a revelation, this breathing in a holy yes to life, this breathing in a welcome to the unseen gifts which sustain me each moment, release, this breathing out, this breathing out a sweet sigh, a bow to my mortality, this breathing out, this breathing out a sacred no to all that causes me to clench and grasp, freedom.

Dreaming of Stones: Poems Paraclete Poetry #ad - Inspired by the poet’s time living in Ireland these readings invite you into deeper ways of seeing the world. Drawing on her commitment as a benedictine oblate, the poems arise out of a practice of sitting in silence and lectio divina,  in which life becomes the holy text. They have an incantational quality.

The poems in dreaming of stones are about what endures: hope and desire, love, wild places, changing seasons, and the wisdom of mystics.

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Earth, Our Original Monastery: Cultivating Wonder and Gratitude through Intimacy with Nature

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Sorin Books #ad - How can we meet god in our everyday lives? in earth, christine valters paintner, bestselling author and online abbess for Abbey of the Arts, Our Original Monastery, shares how living contemplatively with an appreciation for the natural world can make us more aware of the presence of God in every aspect of our lives.

She explores monks, mystics, and saints who have experienced the goodness of the Divine in nature and invites us to find solace and spiritual revelation in the wonder of God’s creation.

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The Soul's Slow Ripening: 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred

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Sorin Books #ad - Paintner explores the call of dreams, the importance of thresholds, walking the rounds, the practice of peregrination wandering for the love of God, blessing each moment, learning by heart, soul friends, and the wisdom of the landscape and the seasons. It allows for what paintner calls the “soul’s slow ripening, ” coming into the fullness of our own sweetness before we pluck the fruit.

Each chapter begins with a story of a particular irish saint—some well-known like Patrick or Brigid, others less so, such as Ita and Ciaran—and then introduces a helpful practice for discernment that the saint’s life illustrates. Christine valters paintner shares one of the most ancient paths to understanding from her study of monasticism and immersion into Celtic spirituality while living in Ireland.

The Soul's Slow Ripening: 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred #ad - The celtic way, which paintner distills into twelve practices, offers discernment that focuses on the environment rather than the intellectual focus present in other forms of discernment. The soul's slow ripening 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred. What does god want for your life?christine valters paintner, prayer experiences, stories, bestselling Catholic author and online abbess for Abbey of the Arts, guided activities, uses reflections, and a variety of creative arts to help you patiently and attentively listen to God’s invitation.

Everyone wants to understand God’s will for their lives. She invites us to contemplative walks with specific themes along with poetic writing prompts for expression. As you explore an alternate way of discerning a spiritual path—one which honors the moment-by-moment invitations and the soul’s seasonal rhythms—you will discover that this book will help you become more aligned with creativity and wholeness.

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Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics

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Sounds True 1683641566 #ad - Here, heal the ravaged earth, mirabai invites you to welcome the wisdom of women back into the collective field where it may transform the human family, and awaken the divine love in our hearts. As you journey through these pages, you’ll explore: Taking refuge in contemplative practice with St. The soul's slow ripening 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred.

Each chapter explores a different facet of feminine mysticism through a tapestry of teachings, and stories, reflections, along with a practice for integrating the chapter’s themes into your own life. From saints and sages, to goddesses and archetypal energies, to contemporary teachers and seekers―you’ll meet women who blazed a path that will illuminate your own.

Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics #ad - And we are activating a paradigm shift such as the world has never seen. With wild mercy, mirabai shares the subversive wisdom and fierce compassion of the feminine mystic across cultural boundaries and throughout history. Teresa of avila and the shekinah• longing, motherhood in all its forms, and union as the heart of feminine spiritual practice with the hindu poet mirabai and mary magdalene• your relationship with the Earth, Pachamama, Sophia, embodiment, and compassionate mercy with Tara and Kuan Yin• Finding joy in creativity and the arts with Saraswati and Chiyo-ni• More inspiration from archetypal goddesses and amazing women past and present―Julian of Norwich, Old Spider Woman, Hildegard of Bingen, the Beguines, and female prophets throughout history• Wild, Kali, playful, Demeter, and a loving call to action alongside Gaia and Ix Chel• Community and the web of life with Indra, the Sufi saint Rabia, and moreWild Mercy provides a much-needed alternative to the models of religion and spirituality that have dominated history.

Women everywhere are rising to the collective call to step up and repair our broken Earth. Seeds of feminine wisdom that have been quietly germinating underground are now breaking through the surface, " writes Mirabai Starr.

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The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within

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Sorin Books #ad - Paintner shows how to cultivate attentiveness to the divine through deep listening, patience, and opening oneself to the gifts that arise in the midst of discomfort. Each of the eight chapters offers reflections on the themes, a scripture story, an invitation to the practice of lectio divina, and a creative exploration through photography and writing.

In the soul of a pilgrim, paintner identifies eight stages of the pilgrim's way and shows how to follow these steps to make an intentional, transformative journey to the reader's inner "wild edges. Each phase of the exploration requires a distinct practice such as packing lightly, being uncomfortable, or embracing the unknown.

The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within #ad - As she did in the artist's rule and eyes of the Heart, Christine Valters Paintner once again helps readers travel to the frontiers of their souls to discover the hidden presence of God. The soul's slow ripening 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred. The renowned author of eight books and abbess of the online retreat center Abbey of the Arts, Christine Valters Paintner takes readers on a new kind of pilgrimage: an inner journey to discover the heart of God.

Eight stages of the pilgrim's way--from hearing the call to coming home--are accompanied by scripture stories of great biblical journeys and the author's unique and creative practices of prayer, writing, and photography.

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The Artist's Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul with Monastic Wisdom

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Sorin Books #ad - Christine valters paintner, earth, and Fire, author of Water, Wind, invites readers to discover and develop their creative gifts in a spirit of prayer and reflection. In sync with paintner's vibrant internet presence, The Artist's Rule is supplemented with online resources, including guided meditation podcasts, video lessons, and discussions.

This twelve-week course draws on the insights and practices of Benedictine spirituality to explore the interplay between contemplation and creativity. Summarized in the phrase "pray and work, " The Rule of St. Sorin Books. Each week offers suggestions for grounding both the creative and the spiritual life through three basic practices: walking, lectio divina, and journaling.

The Artist's Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul with Monastic Wisdom #ad - Benedict provides the inspiration for Christine Valters Paintner's newest exploration of the mutually nourishing relationship between contemplative practices and creative expression. Artists of all stripes and stations in life--poets or painters, Celtic, potters or photographers--will discover how traditions of Benedictine, and desert spirituality can offer new sources of inspiration for their work.

Through this twelve-week course, themes like "sacred tools and sacred Space, " "Creative Solitude and Community, " and "Nature as a Source of Revelation and Inspiration" are enriched by Paintner's perceptive discussion and enhanced by insightful quotations from well-known artists and writers. The soul's slow ripening 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred.

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The Flowing Grace of Now: Encountering Wisdom through the Weeks of the Year

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Sorin Books #ad - In the flowing grace of now—her first book in almost a decade—Wiederkehr offers weekly reflections that reveal the spiritual teachers at work in your life, inviting you to listen to these teachers and learn from their wisdom. There is an old proverb that says, ‘When the student is ready the teacher will arrive.

I think i have been ready for a long time, yet perhaps I have spent too much time looking for the perfect teacher rather than seeing the teachers that arrive in unexpected ways. With these words, retreat guide and author Sr. Sorin Books. The flowing grace of Now: Encountering Wisdom through the Weeks of the Year.

She encourages you to become aware of how they are at work in you and what you might learn from them. Each reflection begins with a scripture text leading you into the spirit of the week. A teacher is suggested for you. The final quotation from a spiritual writer contains the spirit of your teacher and can assist you in embracing the wisdom of that teacher.

The Flowing Grace of Now: Encountering Wisdom through the Weeks of the Year #ad - Using this book as a year-long weekly guide can be an enriching opportunity to deepen and transform your faith life. These include:biblical characters, the virtues, silence, day and night, andjoy in another person’s good fortune. These, wiederkehr suggests, are the kind of teachers who are the result of the flow of grace in your life.

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Drinking from the River of Light: The Life of Expression

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Sounds True #ad - Sorin Books. Beyond the boundaries of art, where the viewer and participant are one. Here you will discover:· the importance of openly embracing the full scope of your emotions· the need for raw honesty and self-exploration in education· Why a new perspective always waits only a “quarter turn” away· The importance of staying in constant conversation with other creative voices· The crucial difference between giving and getting attention· Concrete guidelines for respectful peer review· What it means to channel the sound of your innermost being―and the universeIn Nepo’s words, “This book is meant to be experienced and journeyed with.

Including dozens of journaling prompts and personal exercises meant to enliven the reader’s creative instincts, Drinking from the River of Light traces the search for our most essential selves and the importance of the life of expression to bear witness to the sorrow, depth, and joy of life. A deeply heartfelt weave of reflections and poems about what it means to live the creative, expressive life.

I cherish the wisdom and embrace the practices offered in this luminous book. Mirabai starr, author of caravan of no despair and Wild Mercy“Meaningful art, enduring art―and the transformative process it awakens―keeps us alive, ” writes Mark Nepo. With drinking from the river of light, this bestselling poet and philosopher will lead you on a journey to discover just how art and authentic expression can bring our deepest truths to bear in the world.

Drinking from the River of Light: The Life of Expression #ad - In this collection of interconnected essays and poetry―covering subjects ranging from the importance of staying in conversation with other forms of life to a consideration of how innovators such as Matisse, Rodin, and Beethoven saw the world―Nepo presents a lyrical ode to the creative urge that stirs in each of us.

The flowing grace of Now: Encountering Wisdom through the Weeks of the Year.

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Walking in Wonder: Eternal Wisdom for a Modern World

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Convergent Books #ad - The flowing grace of Now: Encountering Wisdom through the Weeks of the Year. The soul's slow ripening 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred. These timeless exchanges, span a number of years and explore themes such as imagination, collated and introduced by Quinn, landscape, aging, the medieval mystic Meister Eckhart, and death.

With a foreword by krista tippett–a poignant and beautiful collection of conversations and presentation from John O’Donohue’s work with close friend and former radio broadcaster John Quinn  John O'Donohue,  beloved author of To Bless the Space Between Us,  is widely recognized as one of the most charismatic and inspirational enduring voices on the subjects of spirituality and Celtic mysticism.

Walking in Wonder: Eternal Wisdom for a Modern World #ad - Presented in o'donohue's inimitable lyrical style, and filled with rich insights that will feed the "unprecedented spiritual hunger" he observed in modern society, Walking in Wonder is a welcome tribute to a much-loved author whose work still touches the lives of millions around the world. Sorin Books.

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The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe

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Convergent Books #ad - Most know who jesus was, but who was christ? is the word simply Jesus’s last name? Too often, religious debate, Rohr writes, our understandings have been limited by culture, and the human tendency to put ourselves at the center. Drawing on scripture, and spiritual practice, history, Rohr articulates a transformative view of Jesus Christ as a portrait of God’s constant, unfolding work in the world.

New york times bestseller • from one of the world’s most influential spiritual thinkers, a long-awaited book exploring what it means that Jesus was called “Christ, ” and how this forgotten truth can restore hope and meaning to our lives. Anyone who strives to put their faith into action will find encouragement and inspiration in the pages of this book.

The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe #ad - Melinda gatesin his decades as a globally recognized teacher, Richard Rohr has helped millions realize what is at stake in matters of faith and spirituality. The flowing grace of Now: Encountering Wisdom through the Weeks of the Year. Yet rohr has never written on the most perennially talked about topic in Christianity: Jesus.

Sorin Books. God loves things by becoming them, ” he writes, and Jesus’s life was meant to declare that humanity has never been separate from God—except by its own negative choice. The soul's slow ripening 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred.

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The Wisdom of the Body: A Contemplative Journey to Wholeness for Women

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Sorin Books #ad - Sorin Books. Christine valters paintner, desert, and benedictine traditions to help women connect with their bodies through writing, draws from Celtic, visual art, popular author of nine books and abbess of the online retreat center Abbey of the Arts, and movement. The flowing grace of Now: Encountering Wisdom through the Weeks of the Year.

The soul's slow ripening 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred. Each of the book’s ten chapters is a mini-workshop designed to lead us to new ways of being in relationship with our bodies. The distorted view of the perfect female body created by popular culture, television, movies, and the media often causes women to become uncomfortable with their own bodies.

She draws from christian tradition to offer principles and practices such as stability, hospitality, and gratitude to lead us on a journey that ends with a sense of deep peace and self-acceptance. Ave maria Press. Starting with the senses and shifting toward emotions and desires, Paintner explores their role as thresholds to discovering the body’s wisdom.

The Wisdom of the Body: A Contemplative Journey to Wholeness for Women #ad - Through expressive arts and creative movement, Paintner demonstrates a new a language and way of integrating and sharing our discoveries. In the wisdom of the body, christine valters paintner focuses on the true meaning of the Incarnation—God became flesh—and points to the spiritual importance of appreciating the bodies God gave us.

By exploring the lives of women in the bible and in the Christian tradition—including Eve, Mary, Hildegaard of Bingen, and Amma Syncletica—Paintner introduces us to companions that accompany us on our journey.

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