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*What were your favorite Childhood Books?* 4 Replies

The very first books I was taught to read myself were the Dick and Jane series I still love them today and collect the vintage readers; The original vintage Dick and Jane books are an important and…Continue

Started by Sarah Sunny. Last reply by Alexa Dec 13, 2010.

A Book of Storms: By: Jadoa Tai Alexander 2 Replies

This is a must read book for Empaths & Sensitives and can be read online.

Started by Allie. Last reply by Alexa Dec 9, 2010.

*Favorite Book Quotes* 11 Replies

Some words touch us and give us that feeling of enlightened moments, when we never look at the world the same again. Here's a place to share our favorite book quotes that have touched our hearts,…Continue

Started by Sarah Sunny. Last reply by Sarah Sunny Aug 4, 2010.

*A Spiritual Fable-God on a Harley* 1 Reply

  At thirty-seven, Christine Moore had a world-class case of burnout: frustrating career, a few dead-end romances, and a less-than-perfect figure. Little did she know her life was about to change…Continue

Started by Sarah Sunny. Last reply by Allie Aug 3, 2010.


One of my favorite books is certainly "ILLUSIONS; Adventures of Reluctant Messiah" from Richard Bach. It is bestseller from famous author of "Jonathan Livingstone Seagull" , mystical adventure story…Continue

Started by Sarah Sunny Aug 1, 2010.

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Comment by Alexa on December 23, 2011 at 5:29am


Neale donald walsh on writing his books

Comment by inet on October 29, 2011 at 1:20pm

hi everyone!

i don't know if anyone listens to the aware shoe, but she had dyer on it and he brought anita to it. her story is amazing. she now has a book about her exoerience. dying to be me. her website is there you can read her story. simply wow.

love and gratitude inet

Comment by Sarah Sunny on March 3, 2011 at 10:06am

Wow...I loved that story Sheila, thanks


March addition available to read online at:
Comment by Sheila on February 14, 2011 at 2:19pm

St. Valentine's Story - In "his own" words

Let me introduce myself. My name is Valentine. I lived in Rome during the third century. That was long, long ago! At that time, Rome was ruled by an emperor named Claudius. I didn't like Emperor Claudius, and I wasn't the only one! A lot of people shared my feelings.
Claudius wanted to have a big army. He expected men to volunteer to join. Many men just did not want to fight in wars. They did not want to leave their wives and families. As you might have guessed, not many men signed up. This made Claudius furious. So what happened? He had a crazy idea. He thought that if men were not married, they would not mind joining the army. So Claudius decided not to allow any more marriages. Young people thought his new law was cruel. I thought it was preposterous! I certainly wasn't going to support that law!

Did I mention that I was a priest? One of my favourite activities was to marry couples.

Even after Emperor Claudius passed his law, I kept on performing marriage ceremonies -- secretly, of course. It was really quite exciting. Imagine a small candlelit room with only the bride and groom and myself. We would whisper the words of the ceremony, listening all the while for the steps of soldiers.

One night, we did hear footsteps. It was scary! Thank goodness the couple I was marrying escaped in time. I was caught. (Not quite as light on my feet as I used to be, I guess.) I was thrown in jail and told that my punishment was death.

I tried to stay cheerful. And do you know what? Wonderful things happened. Many young people came to the jail to visit me. They threw flowers and notes up to my window. They wanted me to know that they, too, believed in love.

One of these young people was the daughter of the prison guard. Her father allowed her to visit me in the cell. Sometimes we would sit and talk for hours. She helped me to keep my spirits up. She agreed that I did the right thing by ignoring the Emperor and going ahead with the secret marriages... On the day I was to die, I left my friend a little note thanking her for her friendship and loyalty. I signed it, "Love from your Valentine."

I believe that note started the custom of exchanging love messages on Valentine's Day. It was written on the day I died, February 14, 269 A.D. Now, every year on this day, people remember. But most importantly, they think about love and friendship. And when they think of Emperor Claudius, they remember how he tried to stand in the way of love, and they laugh -- because they know that love can't be beaten!
Comment by Alexa on February 5, 2011 at 7:42pm
hi Sarah! they're saying it will be released at the end of March and I think it is an audio set with her speaking. you can get it from !! (I'm sure amazon will have it too). have a great nite. :)
Comment by Sarah Sunny on February 5, 2011 at 1:24pm
Oh, thanks, Alexa! I love Pema's works and am looking forward to reading this one. I'm excited now to get my hands on it!
Comment by Alexa on February 4, 2011 at 11:19pm

Coming Soon!


Return to Your True Home: The Realm of Natural Awareness

by Pema Chödrön


As a child, did you ever sit under a favorite tree, immersed in the wonder of a single, precious leaf? As our days grow more complex, teaches Pema Chödrön, these vibrant and wholehearted moments may begin to elude even seasoned meditators. But it doesn't have to be that way. With Natural Awareness, this celebrated teacher guides us through Buddhism’s Four Foundations of Mindfulness to bring us to a surprising destination: the effortless state of presence known as "non-meditation." It's a journey back to the unabashed presence and delight of the “Child Mind” that lies within all of us.

Along the way, you'll learn how to:

  • Work with the body, emotions, thoughts, and sense perceptions as your objects of focus
  • Tune in to your natural cycles of attention and effortless “non-meditation” awareness
  • Embrace the inevitable “meditator’s struggle knot" (it means that your practice is working!)
  • Open a heartful space with others to listen, speak, and connect more authentically
  • Master a wealth of Ani Pema's favorite practices for riding life’s emotional storms


"We've been training our minds for a lifetime to flee—to escape to anywhere but here." With this encouraging new offering, Pema Chödrön shows us how to stop running and come home to the abiding freedom waiting for us right here, right now.

Comment by Sarah Sunny on February 1, 2011 at 10:14am
Encoded within your body, teaches Dr. Myss, is an energy system linking you directly to the world's great spiritual traditions. Through it you have direct access to the divine energy that seamlessly connects all life. On Anatomy of the Spirit, Dr. Myss offers a stunning picture of the human body's hidden energetic structures, while revealing its precise spiritual code and relationship to the sacred energy of creation. Our most revered wisdom traditions, including Judaism, Christianity, and Hinduism, hold in common essential teachings about seven specific levels of spiritual development, the stages of power in life.

These seven great truths also grace the human body as an energetic system, a spiritual compass pointing the way to the divine. By honoring this inborn code, you can learn to see the symbolic blocks within your energy centers and their correlations with your health, relationships, and spiritual development. Richly interwoven with research, examples, and self-diagnostic guidelines, Anatomy of the Spirit will take you to the heart of the spiritual life and beyond.

Comment by Alexa on December 13, 2010 at 3:09pm

a great holiday book find

Picked up a copy over the weekend at the libary and am just loving it. Especially for dog lovers, I've already breezed through the first 4 or 5 chapters.


from the cover:


It's the winter of '62, and Kansas is hit with one of the worst blizzards in its history. It is during this cruel season that 12-year-old George is called upon to endure more than even most grown men could withstand - the death of his father and the upkeep of the family farm that is his legacy.

When his mother and sisters move to Minnesota, George has only his grandparents and the companionship of Tucker, an Irish setter, to help him persevere through these most difficult challenges. Can he find the strength to walk the road that leads to healing, find his true self, and ultimately become a man? Christmas with Tucker is a classic Christmas tale about a yound man's love for his dog, his family, and his farm.


... I fell in love with Tucker the first chapter. It's a great dog tale (make that tail) !!

Comment by Alexa on December 13, 2010 at 3:02pm

Books are such great gifts! you're friends and family are lucky!!




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