Awakening

Awakening – Audio Resources on the Web

Father’s Day  (2013) … downloadable 10-minute story A life-changing email arrives from an almost-stranger. http://themoth.org/posts/stories/fathers-day Life Flight (2012) … downloadable 10-minute story A woman confronts her past, and future, when she is forced to make a trip to her hometown. http://themoth.org/posts/stories/life-flight A Stroke of Insight – by Jill Bolte Taylor … downloadable 20-minute story Jill got a research…

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Awakening – Movies To Watch

Avatar (2009)   starring … Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home. Big Fish (2003)   starring … Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney A son tries to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths he told…

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Awakening – Spiritual Exercises … Try one!

Each of us has something we love that makes us feel awake. Maybe it is a piece of music, or walking in a special place. It could be wonderful food, or a beloved friend. When was the last time you felt an awakening from this source? Every journey to awakening leads through despair, grief or…

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Awakening – Inspirational Quotations

“We can change our own life and ultimately change the world.” ~ Kristi Bowman “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~ Albert  Einstein “Life gives you exactly what you need to awaken.” ~ T. Scott…

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OUR MUSIC — Awakening In Song From Around The World

Song birds, awaken! Buddhists chant in the morning to bring themselves closer to enlightenment. Hindus chant in the morning for blessings for their day. Christians sing matins to affirm their relationship with God, ask for mercy, and remember. Before rising, Jews sing Modeh Ani, a prayer of thanks for the restoration of their soul. Native…

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Our Children – Awakened, Fascinated With The World

by Amanda Fischer, Director of Lifespan Learning Have you ever watched a toddler investigating a puddle? What about a school-aged child rolling down a hill over and over again? Children are often awake to the beauty and fascination of the world around them in ways that adults have forgotten. This month, our task is to…

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Where Are You On Your Journey Of Awakening?

by Nicoline Guerrier, Intern Minister Spring: a time of awakening. Here and there, little signs of life astound. A sudden glimpse of colour where a crocus pokes its head through decaying leaves. Unexpected birdsong. Sun-drenched walls you can lean against and feel your heart sing. And now and again, tiny gusts of air, fragrant with…

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