The exercises and meditations inspire readers to take time out from the stresses of modern life, and helps them to tune in to subtle states of life that lie within the body. Pathways are provided to access different levels of connections, from the powerful, collective wholeness of the diaphragm to the calmness and flow of the fluid body. With a little practice a deep relationship and awareness emerges.
The innovative methods Sumner describes allow practitioners to open up their awareness of the body's sensations, bringing about a powerful sense of presence and experience of the now. This can lead to remarkable meditative states of bliss, energy and trauma resolution.
An original approach, this book will be an invaluable resource for anyone interested in meditation, particularly practitioners of craniosacral therapy, chi kung, martial arts, shiatsu, yoga, Rolfing, massage and anyone who uses meditation to deepen and support their practice.
In this hugely powerful and evocative book, Sister Stan looks to the earth that is so precious to our existence for inspiration throughout the year. Reflecting the garden's changing rhythms through the seasons, Gardening the Soul offers us a daily thought to keep us going as we face the challenges of modern life.
All our moods are covered here...
* in January, when there is silence in the garden, she looks at Solitude in our soul...
* in March, with emergence in the garden, she offers Hope...
* in August, when there is fullness and abundance everywhere, there is Blessing, and
* in October, the time of harvest, there is Harmony
Comforting and insightful, Gardening the Soul is an inspirational daybook of lessons gleaned from the wisdom of nature.
A Creative Toolkit of Meditations provides a deep understanding of our underlying cultural conditioning and introduces an innovative approach to using meditation to reduce emotional stress and achieve self-realization.
Bill Blakes A Creative Toolkit of Meditations is a superb read. His distant family member, the poet and artist William Blake, wrote a phrase that describes Bills book: Energy is eternal delight.
Dr. Stephen Kierulff, clinical psychologist and author of (with Stanley Krippner) of Becoming Psychic
In his classes using his book, Bills extraordinary method of making meditation highly accessible is truly miraculous. I can honestly say it did change my life! I now can call myself a meditator, when all other attempts made over decades had fallen short.
Amy Lacombe, artist and designer of arts and crafts
Bills book and classes have offered me a toolbox of rewarding ways to relax my monkey mind. These meditations have helped me get through some stressful times. I now have a rich daily practice.
Diane Monteith, retired educator
This book provides you with tools to achieve the following objectives:
Increase conscious awareness of your surroundings
Recognize and experience yourself as consciousness/energy
Effectively communicate with others
Connect mind and body
Identify healthy and unhealthy emotions
Probe and manage your deep-seated, childhood-based beliefs
Experience and then release anger