"We are created in rhythm, kept alive in rhythm, evolve through rhythm. Tides, breath, and blood flow in rhythm. We are born into a universe of currents, and our heart is the great conductor of the body, orchestrating our flow." The mystical foundations of all the world's spiritual paths meet in a single, sacred place: the heart of the seeker. We have reached a time when scientific understanding mirrors the teachings of the great wisdom traditions in revealing our energetic heart as the light of consciousness, the fire of love, a field of intelligence. Tending the Heart Fire, the first book by pioneering yogini Shiva Rea, is an invitation to embody our extraordinary potential at this turning point in time, to reconnect your life to the rhythms of your body and the natural world—to live in flow with the pulse of life. Weaving together wisdom from the great world traditions—including yoga, Ayurveda, Tantra, and modern science—Shiva presents an essential resource for becoming a firekeeper of the sacred heart. This diverse treasury is filled with mediations, life guidance, seasonal rituals, and daily practices, including: Insights for harmonizing with the sacred junctures of time—the daily, weekly, lunar, and solar cycles of manifestation and renewal Aligning with the seasons—how to adapt your diet, exercise, and yoga rhythms throughout the annual cycle Ways to honor the great sacred holidays, rites, and festivals Awakening of sahaja—the natural flow at the origins and source of yoga asana and sacred embodiment at the heart of yoga and Tantra Skills for tending your inner fire in every aspect of life and healing imbalances that can support a renewable energy lifestyle A visual teaching with over a hundred full-color images, including reference charts, diagrams, illustrations, and ancient poetry for inspiration The legacy of the Heart Fire is more than eight hundred thousand years old—and in our modern world, we need more than ever to consciously reconnect to the radiant field that transcends time, space, and culture. "The direct awakening of the heart often happens when we are at a crisis point, when the armor of our heart has to crack," writes Shiva Rea. "Let us return to the power and magnificence of our hearts—as living fire, as intelligent energy and electromagnetic radiance, and as our illuminating guide toward love, creativity, and deep knowing of our true sacred nature."
A Valiant Call to Live ManfullyYou and I are brothers in the battle of our age.We are at war with complacency, abdication of responsibilities, anxiety, and those who are hell bent on the eradication of anything resembling whole, healthy, and authentic masculinity. One of the greatest weapons we have in the fight is to live deliberately and with the courage to earnestly tend the fire God has placed in our hearts.In Tending the Fire, Mike Yarbrough inspires and equips men to break free from the status quo and take up the High Calling of manliness.Filled with timeless principles, poetic insights, and touching humor, this book is a must read for every man in every season of life.
Geoffrey Whitehead believes that the West has been selling itself short, in terms of world opinion, because of market failures in the communications industry over recent decades. He argues that more must be done to nurture democracy at home if the case for democracy is to be advocated successfully as a workable model to others. This book therefore looks ahead to the needs of people as citizens, not just as consumers, between now and 2025, and says that national governments need to re-visit their policies urgently in the wake of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the US. Geoffrey Whitehead has worked internationally in communications, both as a print, radio and television journalist, including time as Reuters Whitehall Correspondent and as the BBC's Deputy Political Editor at Westminster, England, before becoming chief executive of Radio New Zealand and then of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). He gained a Diploma in International Affairs at London University, and has now applied his research for a Master of International Relations degree at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand to his practical experience in the communications industry in three countries: Britain, Australia and New Zealand.
1164. The young warrior Saladin joins a Saracen army headed for Egypt. He finds there a land of wonders - from the ancient pyramids and the towering lighthouse of Alexandria, to the caliph's luxurious palace - but also a land of unparalleled danger. In Egypt, no one can be trusted, not even his family. Saladin is surrounded by enemies and haunted by a secret that threatens to destroy him. Meanwhile, in Jerusalem, Saladin's closest friend, the former crusader John of Tatewic, has been branded traitor. Spared execution on condition that he serves King Amalric, he soon finds himself embroiled in court intrigue. Dark forces within Jerusalem conspire to seize the throne. As John confronts them, his loyalty to Amalric, and to his old friend Saladin, is put to the test.
""Be holy, for I am holy"" (Leviticus 11:44). God wants His people to be holy. But, how do we do it? What does it really look like to be holy? The book of Leviticus is essential in understanding what it means to be holy. Unfortunately, it has largely been neglected in study over the years by believers in Jesus Christ. What if God gave specific principles in Leviticus that would be vital for our relationship with Him? What if He told us how to be holy? What if He told us how we are to worship Him? Join us as we walk through Leviticus together, chapter by chapter, and see how we should live in light of God's Word. We will learn what it means to be holy. We will look at the offerings instructed by God and see how Jesus ultimately fulfills each. We will examine the yearly feasts and discuss the importance behind each in its original context. Leviticus is such a rich book. Let's walk through it together. Join me.
John Muir was an early proponent of a view we still hold today—that much of California was pristine, untouched wilderness before the arrival of Europeans. But as this groundbreaking book demonstrates, what Muir was really seeing when he admired the grand vistas of Yosemite and the gold and purple flowers carpeting the Central Valley were the fertile gardens of the Sierra Miwok and Valley Yokuts Indians, modified and made productive by centuries of harvesting, tilling, sowing, pruning, and burning. Marvelously detailed and beautifully written, Tending the Wild is an unparalleled examination of Native American knowledge and uses of California's natural resources that reshapes our understanding of native cultures and shows how we might begin to use their knowledge in our own conservation efforts. M. Kat Anderson presents a wealth of information on native land management practices gleaned in part from interviews and correspondence with Native Americans who recall what their grandparents told them about how and when areas were burned, which plants were eaten and which were used for basketry, and how plants were tended. The complex picture that emerges from this and other historical source material dispels the hunter-gatherer stereotype long perpetuated in anthropological and historical literature. We come to see California's indigenous people as active agents of environmental change and stewardship. Tending the Wild persuasively argues that this traditional ecological knowledge is essential if we are to successfully meet the challenge of living sustainably.
When A. W. Tozer talked about worship, people listened. Tozer lived and wrote a century ago, casting a vision of authentic faith that has taken root in the hearts of each new generation. Lauren Barlow of BarlowGirl is one who has been prodded by Tozer. Now she and a stellar lineup of artists, writers and leaders who have also been inspired by Tozer have created a book of 60 digest-sized, melt your heart, inflame your passion readings. Contributors include Natalie Grant, Charles Swindoll, Ravi Zacharias, Randy Alcorn, Bill Johnson, Darlene Zschech, Dan Kimball, Lisa Bevere, Rebecca Barlow of BarlowGirl, Joni Eareckson Tada, Susan Perlman, Kurt Warner, Elmer Towns, Bishop Kenneth Ulmer, Kirsten Haglund, Mike Bickle, Shane Claiborne, Britt Nicole, Kenn Gulliksen, Kris Vallotton, Bodie and Brock Thoene, Nancy Alcorn, Britt Merrick, Johnny Hunt, Bianca Juarez, Gregg Matte, Cynthia Heald, Judah Smith, Ben Kasica of Skillet, Jenn Gotzon, Michael Catt, Kimberly L. Smith, Dudley Rutherford, James Mead of Kutless, Alex McFarland, Scott Smith of K-LOVE radio, Tommy Walker, Ted Travis, Jane Albright, Mark Foreman, Alyssa Barlow of BarlowGirl, Adam Agee of Stellar Kart, Lisa Robson, Torry Martin, Abbie Smith, Stephen Christian of Anberlin, Jamie Owens Collins, Robert Whitt, Wes and David Beavis, David Carr of Third Day, Esther Lovejoy, Vince and MaryAnn Barlow, Pam Farrel, Paul Clark, Bruce Wilkinson, Tony Nolan, Stan Jantz and Cecil Murphey.
Full of information about living without a permanent residence, this complete collection contains helpful and informative tips for living far outside of cities and bereft of technology. All of the tips and advice have been edited down to what remains relevant in a technologically changing world, and it is crammed full of informative tips for biking, tents, showering, cooking, and living. Whether camping on the edges, living simply, or getting by on the road and loving it, this book is for modern nomads choosing alternative lifestyles to working 9–5 in the same place.