The Grace in Dying

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ISBN: 9780062316318
Release Date: 2013-08-06
Number of pages: 352
Author: Kathleen D. Singh
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online The Grace in Dying in PDF and EPUB In this brilliantly conceived and beautifully written book, Kathleen Dowling Singh illuminates the profound psychological and spiritual transformations experiences by the dying as the natural process of death reconnects them with the source of their being. Examining the end of life in the light of current psychological understanding, religious wisdom, and compassionate medical science, The Grace of Dying offers a fresh, deeply comforting message of hope and courage as we contemplate the meaning of our mortality. While the prevailing Western medical tradition has seen death as an enemy to be fought and overcome, Singh offers a richer and more rewarding path of understanding. Combining extensive training and education in developmental psychology with profound spiritual insight, she balances expert analysis with moving accounts drawn from her experiences working with hundreds of dying patients at a large hospice. Singh moves beyond the five stages of dying revealed in Kübler-Ross's classic On Death and Dying, and finds in the "nearing death experience" even more significant and forming stages of surrender and transcendence. These stages involve the qualities of grace: letting go, radiance, focusing inward, silence, a sense of the sacred, wisdom, intensity, and, in the end, a merging with Spirit. Through this intense process, we come to experience at last the reality of our true self, which transcends our finite ego and bodily existence, and our merging with the source of being from which we originated. Dying is safe. In clear, nontechnical language, Singh reveals the transformations that come with dying, using the vocabulary of growing Western, as well as Eastern, wisdom. Written for those aware that their life is coming to an end, those who care for the dying, and, ultimately, for all of us who inevitably face our owndeath and the deaths of the people we love, The Grace in Dying reveals that dying is the most transforming, powerful, and spiritually rich of life's experiences.


Grace in Dying

Filename: grace-in-dying.pdf
ISBN: 9780062515650
Release Date: 2000-03-01
Number of pages: 352
Author: Kathleen D. Singh
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Grace in Dying in PDF and EPUB A moving illumination of the final transition of our lives.


The Grace in Dying

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ISBN: 0717128733
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 332
Author: Kathleen Dowling Singh
Publisher: NewLeaf

Download and read online The Grace in Dying in PDF and EPUB Prevailing Western tradition sees death as an enemy to be fought and overcome. Therefore, we tend to fear death, not wanting to face or understand it until we are forced by circumstance to do so.


The Grace in Aging

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ISBN: 9781614291503
Release Date: 2014-08-05
Number of pages: 240
Author: Kathleen Dowling Singh
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Grace in Aging in PDF and EPUB Learn to use your later years for awakening and spiritual growth. Encouraging, inspiring, and practical, The Grace in Aging invites all those who have ever experienced spiritual longing to awaken in their twilight years. Since aging, in and of itself, does not lead to spiritual maturity, The Grace in Aging suggests and explores causes and conditions that we can create in our lives, just as we are living them, to allow awakening to unfold -- transforming the predictable sufferings of aging into profound opportunities for growth in clarity, love, compassion, and peace. Kathleen Dowling Singh streamlines vast and complex teachings into skillful means and wise views. Straightforward language and piercing questions bring Singh's teachings into the sharp focus of our own lives; the contemplative nature of each chapter allows for an uncommon depth of inquiry. Examples from our lives and from the chatter in our own minds touch the reader personally, offering the chance to absorb the implications deeply and do the work of freeing his or her own mind. Ecumenical in spirit, tone, and language, Singh offers wisdom from teachers from a variety of spiritual backgrounds: Thich Nhat Hanh, the Apostles, Annie Dillard, and more. Lessening our attachments, decreasing our aversions, unbinding what binds us, we bear witness to the possibility of awakening for all beings. The Grace in Aging offers guidelines for older individuals of any wisdom tradition who wish to awaken before they die; no need for caves or seven-year retreats. This is spiritual practice for the lives we live.


The Grace in Living

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ISBN: 9781614292852
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Number of pages: 296
Author: Kathleen Dowling Singh
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Grace in Living in PDF and EPUB Bestselling author Kathleen Dowling Singh (The Grace in Dying) presents an opportunity to view and reflect upon our lives in a new way—as an already unfolding awakening. Kathleen Dowling Singh invites us to enter into an awakened relationship with our lives by exploring our own spiritual biography. Her thoughtful reflections and exercises guide us through the process, step-by-step, of recognizing the ever-presence of grace in our lives and learning to trust it and live from it. This book also offers accounts from renowned teachers, including Rodney Smith, Cynthia Bourgeault, and Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, as well as other long-time practitioners. These intimate first-person accounts offer rare glimpses into early spiritual yearnings, struggles, and realizations—and serve as encouragement and inspiration for us to rediscover our own.


The Five Invitations

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ISBN: 9781250074669
Release Date: 2017-03-14
Number of pages: 288
Author: Frank Ostaseski
Publisher: Flatiron Books

Download and read online The Five Invitations in PDF and EPUB Death is not waiting for us at the end of a long road. Death is always with us, in the marrow of every passing moment. She is the secret teacher hiding in plain sight, helping us to discover what matters most. Life and death are a package deal. They cannot be pulled apart and we cannot truly live unless we are aware of death. The Five Invitations is an exhilarating meditation on the meaning of life and how maintaining an ever-present consciousness of death can bring us closer to our truest selves. As a renowned teacher of compassionate caregiving and the cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project, Frank Ostaseski has sat on the precipice of death with more than a thousand people. In The Five Invitations, he distills the lessons gleaned over the course of his career, offering an evocative and stirring guide that points to a radical path to transformation. The Five Invitations: -Don’t Wait -Welcome Everything, Push Away Nothing -Bring Your Whole Self to the Experience -Find a Place of Rest in the Middle of Things -Cultivate Don’t Know Mind These Five Invitations show us how to wake up fully to our lives. They can be understood as best practices for anyone coping with loss or navigating any sort of transition or crisis; they guide us toward appreciating life’s preciousness. Awareness of death can be a valuable companion on the road to living well, forging a rich and meaningful life, and letting go of regret. The Five Invitations is a powerful and inspiring exploration of the essential wisdom dying has to impart to all of us.


Graceful Passages

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ISBN: 1577315618
Release Date: 2006-06-01
Number of pages: 75
Author: Michael Stillwater
Publisher: New World Library

Download and read online Graceful Passages in PDF and EPUB Messages and prayers for those facing life-threatening illness, preparing for dying, or meeting other transitions.


Journeying East

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ISBN: 9781935209669
Release Date: 2005-08-10
Number of pages: 160
Author: Victoria Dimidjian
Publisher: Parallax Press

Download and read online Journeying East in PDF and EPUB Some of the West's foremost spiritual teachers share their thoughts on aging and the end of life process. Comprehensive and original interviews with Ram Dass, Michael Eigen, Norman Fischer, Joan Halifax, Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Chan Khong, Frank Ostaseski, Rodney Smith, and John Wellwood provide new perspectives and offer comfort and support. This accessible, thought-provoking, and unique book is an invaluable resource for individuals, classrooms, hospice or home care settings, and for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Journeying East also features a comprehensive resources section with an annotated bibliography, guidelines for general reading and study, information on the training of hospice employees and volunteers, and suggested at-home activities. Victoria Jean Dimidjian is professor of education at Florida Gulf Coast University. She began her study of Buddhism at the Zen Studies Society in Manhattan in 1974 and is a founding member of the Naples Community of Mindfulness. "An important and life-changing book." - Diane Cox, CEO, Hospice of Naples, FL


The Grace in Living

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ISBN: 9781614292852
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Number of pages: 296
Author: Kathleen Dowling Singh
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Grace in Living in PDF and EPUB Bestselling author Kathleen Dowling Singh (The Grace in Dying) presents an opportunity to view and reflect upon our lives in a new way—as an already unfolding awakening. Kathleen Dowling Singh invites us to enter into an awakened relationship with our lives by exploring our own spiritual biography. Her thoughtful reflections and exercises guide us through the process, step-by-step, of recognizing the ever-presence of grace in our lives and learning to trust it and live from it. This book also offers accounts from renowned teachers, including Rodney Smith, Cynthia Bourgeault, and Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, as well as other long-time practitioners. These intimate first-person accounts offer rare glimpses into early spiritual yearnings, struggles, and realizations—and serve as encouragement and inspiration for us to rediscover our own.


Awakening to Aging

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ISBN: 9780976463870
Release Date: 2009-10-01
Number of pages: 200
Author: Myrtle Heery
Publisher: University of Rockies Press

Download and read online Awakening to Aging in PDF and EPUB This collection of essays from 17 writers includes a spectrum of aging topics: finances, health--including the changing brain, cancer, and heart disease--choosing a home, caregiving, ethical wills, aging parents, and spirituality.


Encyclopedia of Human Development

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ISBN: 9781452265391
Release Date: 2005-10-14
Number of pages: 1616
Author: Neil J. Salkind
Publisher: SAGE Publications

Download and read online Encyclopedia of Human Development in PDF and EPUB The Encyclopedia of Human Development is the first comprehensive, authoritative, and informative reference work that presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts from the fields of psychology, individual and family studies, and education in a way that is not too technical. With more than 600 entries, this three-volume Encyclopedia covers topics as diverse as adolescence, cognitive development, education, family, gender differences, identity, longitudinal research, personality development, prenatal development, temperament, and more.


The Theology of Suffering and Death

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ISBN: 9780415781084
Release Date: 2012-11-09
Number of pages: 128
Author: Natalie Kertes Weaver
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online The Theology of Suffering and Death in PDF and EPUB This book offers a theological foundation for engaging with the realities of suffering and dying. Designed particularly for practical theology students and trainee caregivers, it introduces the spiritual and theological issues raised by suffering and dying. The chapters consider: how Christian theology deals with the problem of suffering and how the Bible treats these difficult issues post-biblical interpretations of Jesus' suffering and the Cross modern instances including ecology, poverty, discrimination and war comparative religious approaches and the depiction in popular culture. Natalie Weaver relates theology to practical issues of caregiving and provides a 'toolbox' for thinking about suffering and death in a creative and supportive way.


Spirit Science and Health

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ISBN: 0275995062
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 230
Author: Thomas G. Plante
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Download and read online Spirit Science and Health in PDF and EPUB A minor Bohemian nobleman who within the space of a few years became a prince and one of the greatest landowners of his a≥ a military entrepreneur who twice saved the Holy Roman Emperor from disaster with armies he raised, financed and led, but was then twice dismissed; an able general who rescued the Empire from invasion by the Swedish King Gustavus II Adolphus, but was accused of planning to defect to the self-same Swedes; the emperor's commander-in-chief, but assassinated on the emperor's orders; a successful soldier who fell because he tried too hard to make peace; Wallenstein was all these things. Contemporary legends and propaganda were taken up by early biographers of this fascinating character to create a historical myth, elements of which are still present in many more recent accounts. In this book, Geoff Mortimer sets out to clarify the picture and to resolve the enigma.


On Death and Dying

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ISBN: 1451664443
Release Date: 2011-07-26
Number of pages: 288
Author: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online On Death and Dying in PDF and EPUB One of the most important psychological studies of the late twentieth century, On Death and Dying grew out of Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross's famous interdisciplinary seminar on death, life, and transition. In this remarkable book, Dr. Kübler-Ross first explored the now-famous five stages of death: denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Through sample interviews and conversations, she gives the reader a better understanding of how imminent death affects the patient, the professionals who serve that patient, and the patient's family, bringing hope to all who are involved.


Lucid Death

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ISBN: 1462061184
Release Date: 2012-08-31
Number of pages: 210
Author: Kienda Betrue
Publisher: iUniverse

Download and read online Lucid Death in PDF and EPUB Ready or not, everyone dies. How does one prepare for this inevitable transformational journey? In Lucid Death, author Kienda Betrue presents a guide to the possible afterworlds. From the religions of the world to original hypnotherapy research into the landscapes beyond life, she offers maps to the spiritual places and events that may be encountered after death. Lucid Death places religious beliefs of the afterlife from around the world and throughout time into a context of cosmology and the evolution of consciousness fit for the twenty-first century. Betrue communicates how life and death are seen as both universal and intimately personal, and she shares spiritual regressions that provide living images of life and death, and karma and reincarnation. Including the wisdom traditions of a variety of world religions, Lucid Death offers spiritual truths and tools for accomplishing life and death in noble, enlightened, and empowered ways. “Lucid Death is fabulous. The conceptual matrix is vast yet precise. It offers an understandable worldview that nestles human life between the microcosm and the macrocosm in a cozily affirming, yet crisply realistic way.” —Burnette Carchedi, artist and musician “We are fortunate that the author applies her extraordinary inner capacities to explore the mysteries of karma and reincarnation. Rarely do we encounter such an accessible and multicultural rendering of the journey of the soul through the spiritual worlds after death.” —Ignacio Cisneros, spiritual scientist