reviewed by Charles Alkire
Bring up John Edwards name at a party sometime and stand back.
"I think hes a fake."
"No he isnt! I saw him on Larry King, and even Larry was impressed."
"Well, I read in Time magazine that its all cold reading."
THE SOUL IN
reviewed by Arlene Arnold
I have often thought that the songs of love that one hears on the radio should be sung to that which is divine within us. As we look outside of ourselves for what we need to find inside, we miss the point. As we seek to complete ourselves by finding in another human being what we must find within, we give away our power. In the introduction to The Soul in Love, Chopra says, "There is a rare experience that can bring more delight than falling in love falling in love with God." These poems speak of the intoxication that comes with this loving relationship with our essential selves as found in God. Here we can touch into a depth that defies explanation.
reviewed by Ruthie Young
Chelsea the fish lives in an artificial pond in a flower shop. She lives among the reeds with her other fish friends, and it is a very nice home. But Chelsea dreams of living elsewhere.
In this short story, you will learn about Chelsea and her biggest goal ever: being free in a natural home. One day, Chelsea tells her friends about this dream. Chelsea knows for sure that she will leave her home at "The Magic Garden," so she asks her friends Lou, Marianne, and Betty Sue to come with her. Disappointed, Chelsea finds out that her friends are happy where they live now, and have no intention of leaving the pond, but this does not stop her from embarking on the big adventure. During the night, Chelsea plans her escape step by step. She is all set to go.
reviewed by Ariele M. Huff
The topic of creativity has the same kind of elusive, mysterious appeal that surrounds birth, love, death, spirit, and magic. All are huge subjects with catacombs full of subtexts, monuments to various philosophies and opinions.
Secular approaches to these issues often fall flat for want of music. They frequently miss the sublime scale of the topic, reducing transcendent experiences to their most mundane symptoms or results. Religious approaches commonly generalize and aggrandize without detail, leaving listeners unsure as to how to pursue knowledge and application.
Forgiving someone does not mean "Okay, you can continue to treat me like a doormat." It doesn't mean that the person can continue to treat you in a disrespectful way. But what does it mean? How does forgiving others help you? This month's sites offer a number of valuable resources, processes, and ideas that will help you decide what forgiveness means to you.
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Maria Marsala is president of Marias Place for Holistic Evolution, a firm offering coaching and consulting services. Subscribe to her free weekly e-zine, "Growing You and Your Business," at <http://www.coachmaria.com/>.