How do we heal difficult relationships and nurture our healthy ones? What is the significance of relationships in our spiritual life? In this profoundly moving, compassionate, groundbreaking book, John E. Welshons answers these question and many more. He shows why the path to real and lasting happiness lies in recognizing that we are all One, and living in that awareness. He shows us how to heal our most difficult relationships by transforming them into our greatest spiritual lessons. He shows us how to love, forgive and care for our fellow human beings – even those we find most difficult to love and forgive. With compassion and wisdom, he invites us into a revolutionary new understanding of ourselves, our “spiritual life,” our world, and all our relationships.”
For thousands of years spiritual teachers have taught us to love one another, but we make excuses, pointing fingers and accusing others of wrong actions. None of that has worked, as evidenced by wars, prisons bursting at the seams, and violence affecting even the youngest of children. If we look instead to what connects us versus what disconnects us, and use the message of oneness to heal ourselves, we can begin to live in peace and harmony.
One Soul, One Love, One Heart provides ancient teaching tales and contemporary stories to illustrate how any person can begin reshaping all their relationships through love. Welshons points to modern teachers, such as Ram Dass, who have mastered this approach and uses examples from spiritual and secular life to show what is possible. But he goes beyond that to show that each individual we encounter in life is our teacher especially those difficult people who drive us crazy. By observing them, by observing our reactions to them and our feelings about them, we learn and grow and we discover that these challenging people in fact enrich our lives and connect us more deeply to our truest selves.
One Soul, One Love, One Heart: The Sacred Path to Healing All Relationships
Coming October 20, 2009 · Personal Growth · Trade paperback
$14.95 · 288 pages · ISBN: 978-1-57731-588-9
When Prayers Aren’t Answered
Have you ever asked yourself where to find comfort in a world that seems so fraught with danger, where loss, frustration, and disappointment strike so unpredictably? Do you wonder how to respond when fervent prayer seems to go unheeded? Have you questioned how you can relate to a God who does not always prevent tragedy, whose power sometimes seems limited or, at least, withheld?
When Prayers Aren’t Answered faces these tough questions head-on and offers clear direction through life’s difficult times. John E. Welshons does not ignore suffering; nor does he attempt to put a smiling face on tragic events. While looking directly at life’s most challenging experiences, John helps us learn how to work through those trials, to become fully alive and awake, with honesty, love, and equanimity.
Stories of the transformative experiences in John’s life and in the lives of those he has counseled open our eyes to the love, hope, and wisdom that can shine through dark times. With insights gathered from the world’s great spiritual traditions, he demonstrates how to use the painful circumstances in life as fuel for our own spiritual journey. When Prayers Aren’t Answered helps us find true and lasting happiness, not in spite of life’s inevitable losses and disappointments, but through them. John gently guides us to a new understanding of prayer and how to best use it to feel spiritually connected, joyful, and peaceful in our modern world.
Awakening from Grief
Awakening from Grief places in your hands the roadmap back to joy. It is a treasure chest filled with heart-warming stories of growth… insightful, compassionate wisdom, and useful, inspirational help. It will fill your heart and refresh your soul.
You will learn how to:
Start living again
Fill your life with love
Heal your relationships
Help others who are grieving
Heal from substance abuse in the family
Feel fully alive again
Fill your life with peace
Care for others
Heal your anger
Stop feeling like a victim
Heal a broken heart
Care for yourself
Heal from the losses and deaths in the family
Awakening from Grief: Finding the Road Back to Joy is about the ways our society has sought to avoid grief. It’s about the ways that avoidance has prevented us from being fully human. It’s about the methods we can use to deal effectively with the grief and loss in our lives.
Ultimately, it’s about happiness … the happiness that arises within us when we have space in our hearts to handle life in its totality. The joy, the love, the fun — and the frustration and sadness.
… when we consciously know we are mortal, when we consciously know that we have a finite time on earth, the priorities in our lives start to change dramatically. We really start to pay attention … to our relationships, to our surroundings, to each moment of this precious existence. We hear sounds we’ve never heard before, we see sights we’ve never seen before, we taste tastes we’ve never tasted before … Most of all we recognize that we have no time to waste. We realize that our relationships must be loving, healthy, conscious, and alive NOW!