“So often we are asked where and how one accesses the inner heart of the Islamic tradition — here it is!" —Professor Omid Safi, Duke University You are loved by the Divine exactly as you are in this very moment. Secrets of Divine Love was written for the longing heart, for the one who is searching for something they have not been able to find. For the one who sometimes spirals into hopelessness and cannot help but feel too imperfect for a perfect God to love. This book is for the one who is at the edge of their faith, who has experienced religion as a harsh winter instead of the life-bearing spring it was sent to be by God. Secrets of Divine Love serves as a compass and guiding light that returns you to the source of divine peace and surrender. Through the practices and pillars of Islam, you will learn how to unlock your spiritual potential and unveil your divine purpose. A. Helwa uses a rational, yet heart-based approach towards the Qur'an that not only enlightens the mind, but inspires the soul towards deeper intimacy with Allah. By weaving together dozens of inspiring mystical stories, Qur’an verses, Hadith, poetry, psychology, and science, the author breaks down Islam in a way that is both digestible and inspiring for millennial Muslims. A. Helwa not only unveils dozens of spiritual secrets hidden within the Qur’an, but she does so in an uplifting and gentle way that meets each reader exactly where they are on the path to God. While staying true to classical Islamic theology, A. Helwa’s emphasis on the forgotten teachings of love in Islam has a way of speaking not to just Muslims but to spiritual seekers of all traditions. Unlike your average book on religion that is focused solely on rules and outer practices, Secrets of Divine Love is a motivational and inspiring guide of how to experience the beauty hidden in the heart of the Qur'an and the Islamic tradition from a place of love, passion, and joy. If you have been longing to experience a more intimate and loving relationship wiht Allah, then this book was written for you. CONTENTS: Allah: The Origin of Love Who Are You? The Mysterious World of the Qur’an The Spiritual Dimensions of Islam Tawba: Repent and Return to Unity Shahadah: The Ecstasy of Oneness Salat: How to Tune Into Divine Love Zakat: Giving as an Instrument of God Ramadan: The Holy Month of Fasting Hajj: A Pilgrimage to God The Spiritual Secrets of Death The Mysteries of Heaven and Hell You Are Loved ABOUT THE AUTHOR Writer A. Helwa has over 15 years of experience writing and speaking on Islam and personal development. Over the past several years she has inspired over 400,000+ readers through her passionate, poetic, and love-based approach to Islamic spirituality. Her popular blog @quranquotesdaily, was established while attending a Masters in Divinity focused on Islamic spirituality and peacemaking, as a means of helping others overcome personal and spiritual struggles on their journey of experiencing divine love.
The excerpts from the book for quick awareness: 1. Those who love God but do not practise a religion are better than you if you follow a religion and yet are deprived of God’s love. 2. Love relates to the heart. The word, “Allah,” when synchronised within heartbeats, reaches all veins and arteries through the blood and revives the souls. Then the souls, engulfed by God’s name, “Allah,” enter God’s love. 3. All names given to God in all languages are worthy of respect. However, God’s original name is “Allah,” which is a word from the Suryani language. The creatures of empyrean speak this language. The angels call upon God with the name of “Allah.” “Allah” is attached with the faith declaration motto of every prophet. 4. Any person who, with all the sincerity of heart, is in search for God, on land or in the sea, is worthy of respect. 5. Many Adams were sent in different regions of the world simultaneously. All Adams were moulded from the clay in this world, for except the last Adam who was moulded from the clay in paradise, and is buried in the Arab region. The angels did not prostrate to any other Adam for except Adam Safi Allah. And Iblis (the Devil) developed enmity for the progeny of Adam Safi Allah only. 6. There are seven different sub-spirits in the human skeleton, and each relates to a different realm, a different paradise, and different functions in the human body. If these sub-spirits are empowered with God’s light (Noor), they may appear in human form in many places simultaneously. They may reach the esoteric gatherings of the saints and the prophets, speak with God, and even see God in person also. 7. There are two different types of religions for all humans: the religion for the body, which expires when the body does, and the religion for the soul, which existed even in the primordial time—that is God’s love. And only this religion elevates humans. 8. Ishq (Rapturous Love) of Allah is above all other religions, and seeing Allah is above all forms of worship. 9. Information on how human beings, animals, plants, and stones were brought into existence, and why something is prohibited or permissible. 10. Who pre-existed the Amr Kun (the command “Be”) of the souls and the angels? Which dog will enter the paradise in form of Qatmir? The souls of which individuals had already affirmed the declaration of faith in the primordial time? The secret of which man is not mentioned in this book?
'There is a dreamer in every soul. He knows the mind of God concerning our lives. He is the hand of God that writes our lives stories. What is your life story? Do you know the script you ought to play? There is a story teller in your heart. He whispers at night in your deep sleep. He will tell you the secret to the dream of your life. Can you see him while you are awake? Can you hear him in your intuition? He walks in your soul day and night. He never ceases to ask you the same question: 'Where is the Soul I have been sent to help'? In Secrets to Divine Manifestations, Alain Yaovi M. Dagba guides the reader in a spiritual adventure that leads to self-awareness. He emphasized that to be aware of our 'self' is to be aware of the presence of God in us, and fully accept our true divine identity. He shows in his writing that, by simply uncovering what we really are, we are able to overcome anything, any form of 'evil, ' even the most predicted threatening events of our time. His teachings are centered on the belief that, by learning to easily tap into the life of our divine nature, we can change our consciousness, thus positively affect the vibration of our planet, while reaching perfect peace and happiness. In this noble adventure of discovering the divinity in the core of our being, we come to know our individual life purpose and are healed from our past wounds. In a word, we are born anew to become a fragrance of hope for our loved ones and those around us.
For me, I have learned 3 major lessons; one is about feeling unconditional love, the second is about understanding myself and the third lesson is about shifting my paradigm to have a fresh perspective about understanding the meaning of life and how others affect my life. I never knew that I would ever feel love within myself the way I do. I now understand that love is just about physical intimacy and sexual satisfaction; you can get those anywhere but feel a Soul Connection to someone else is a beautiful feeling that frees your Soul. Feeling unconditional love within yourself heals you and liberates you from your fears.I believe that when you win the battle of accepting yourself, forgiving yourself, and letting the guilt of being human go, you win happiness because no matter what situations you find yourself in whether good or bad, you feel free to experience them.Secondly, You must understand that you are human and the Twin Flame journey teaches you to accept yourself.I was truly a runner - I was running from my Twin Flame because I was afraid of feeling vulnerable and his love for me open me up to him.I felt very uncomfortable feeling exposed and I did not know that it was a Twin Flame Connection.Even after three years of meeting him, I still get moments of doubt and disbelief that I deserve to feel this immense love for him.Sometimes I tell myself, this is just an Obsession but no matter how much I doubt the Twin Flame Connection, I cannot stop feeling the love feelings for him.Also, I now fully accept my Journey because I see my transformations; I have been through a lot of changes since I met my Twin Flame and I smile every time I look at myself in the mirror because I feel SO BLESSED to have met him and gone through all my experiences.Life will never be perfect and I have learned to embrace change and also find happiness and meaning in everything I do.The Twin Flame journey teaches you to learn to forgive others and yourself as well.I Surrender to unconditional love.
Divine Love is a book about authenticity and intimacy; a guide on how to truly live. It's not about chasing heavens out there; instead, it's about creating a slice of heaven on Earth. Bringing raw, real, deep Divine Love to your Here Now. Living and loving with your entire heart. Embracing the OMGorgeous exquisilicious feelings of fulfilment, peace and joy. Stephen Shaw is a Spiritual Teacher and Author. He is also a Tantra Master, Shaman and Mystic. His twelve spiritual books and inspirational seminars raise individual consciousness and contribute to spiritual awakening. Stephen's mission is to spread Love, Light and Awakening. To increase fulfilment, peace and joy in everyday living. To bring heaven to the Here Now. To catalyze radical personal transformation, highest spiritual teachings, access to the sacred multi-dimensions, and immersion in the Source or Light. Visit the website: www.i-am-stephen-shaw.com Excerpt of Customer Reviews (from Amazon): "Exquisite, profound message. Exactly what I needed to hear. The final and most perfect piece of my spiritual puzzle. My path is complete after reading your beautiful and brilliant mystical book. A divine author, you are! Thank you." "Wow, so different to your spiritual novels. Yet, so awesome, so heartfelt, so poetic, so pure. Divine Love (hardcover) lays on my bedside table for sweet-dreams stardust, and the paperback rests in my bag for daily sustenance and inspiration." "I loved all your spiritual novels. Intriguing stories that taught me so much. REFLECTIONS was a fabulous handbook (not a novel). And now this! DIVINE LOVE is also not a novel, but a truly awesome guide to divine loving and living. So many personal questions that have bothered me about love, life and relationships ANSWERED. May I express my deepest, heartfelt gratitude for your book." "Everything I was seeking is right here in DIVINE LOVE. It all suddenly made sense. It all came together. DIVINE LOVE has all the keys and secrets I needed. I now intend to retire into pure bliss, resounding peace, deep fulfilment and overflowing joy." "I love this book. 'Divine' and 'Love' weaved into a title ... I knew it was going to be excellent. I adore the concept of Divine Lovers introduced in your book. The entire work is absolutely superb and sacred and stellar and sensational."
How much does our perception of God really matter? Many of us aren't conscious of our image of a "higher power." For some of us, that unspoken image is a Judgmental Parent or an exacting Old Man in the Sky. For others, God is an Imaginary Friend who is there to fix problems after we create them. David Aaron can help you discover a mature, new understanding of God and lead you to discover the wellspring of Divinity within you. By drawing on teachings of Kabbalah that were secret for millennia, he helps you to reclaim the power you've given away to negative images of God or passive images of yourself. These mystical secrets of Judaism can offer reassuring guidance, meaning, and purpose to the lives of people of all faiths. In the journey to discovering God's secret life you will: * Awaken to your life's deepest purpose * Delight in a deeper connection to your true inner self, God, and others * Learn to experience God's infinite love for you * Rise to new heights, cope with challenges, and make courageous choices * Achieve true peace of mind and freedom from anxiety Aaron shares these profound ancient teachings in simple, everyday language with a touch of wit and humor. Rich in personal stories and anecdotes, his examples from daily life help us tap the transformational power hidden within and illuminate the surprising paradoxes of spiritual growth. Awakened to finally experience a personal connection to God, we are at last able to receive God's love unconditionally and discover our ultimate identity, divine purpose, and true happiness.
In 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized the great 20th century visionary of Divine Mercy, Sister Faustina Kowalska, and proclaimed the Sunday after Easter to be celebrated annually as Divine Mercy Sunday. In 2006, Pope Benedict stressed that "Divine Mercy is not a secondary devotion, but an integral dimension of Christian faith and prayer." Now Pope Francis has proclaimed an extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, which will begin on December 8, 2015. These three Popes have made it very clear that Divine Mercy is a major part of the Christian faith, and now this powerful new book reveals why. Best-selling author Vinny Flynn continues his popular "7 Secrets" series with a book that brings him back to his roots. Vinny was one of the original editors of the official English edition of the actual Diary of St. Faustina, and he has written and edited a vast number of the Divine Mercy materials that are used today. Through his "secrets" of Divine Mercy, Vinny shows how Divine Mercy is not just another worthy "private devotion"; it is the key devotion, the umbrella devotion over everything else. Every other devotion in the Church, every ritual, every activity, every teaching is under that umbrella of Divine Mercy. It’s all there to help us understand and enter into Divine Mercy. He shows us how everything in our lives can become more meaningful, more powerful, more life-changing once we really embrace the gift of Divine Mercy — the overflow of love from the Holy Trinity. In this compelling and timely book, Flynn draws from Scripture, the teachings of the Church, and the Diary of St. Faustina to not only reveal the heart of Divine Mercy, but to offer you an invitation and a road map so that this mercy can transform your life. If you're not yet convinced of the impact Divine Mercy can have on your life, if you've never heard of this message and devotion, or if you're curious to learn more about it, this book is perfect for you. It shows us all how to respond to the call of Pope Francis "to live lives shaped by mercy", and benefit greatly from the "Year of Mercy".
Many Christians who live in a sterile, duty-bound relationship with God long to experience his love. They are surprised to find what precious truths abound in the Song of Solomon. And they are amazed to realize that its theme of bridal love is appropriately applied to the relationship of the Lord to each one of us, male or female, single or married. Capturing the lyrical beauty of this greatest of all love songs, Mulloy effectively communicates-through gracious exposition, examples, application questions, and prayers-God's immeasurable love for every believer. For, as Mulloy explains, each of us yearns to be known and cherished as his irreplaceable treasure. Divine Love Song is designed for individual or group study and is also an effective counseling resource.
Acclaimed spiritual writer Fr. Wilfrid Stinissen presents insightful reflections on the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Holy Trinity, emphasizing the importance of the Spirit in the life of a Christian. He illustrates that the Holy Spirit desires to live in us so that we can love God and others with God's own love. As the Holy Spirit descended upon the early Church at Pentecost to set the world ablaze with the fire of divine love, so He wants to do with us. God, who is One, also desires the Church to be one, Fr. Stinissen writes. The Lord wants to unify all Christians in one holy Church, and all people in one body. The Holy Spirit is the great unifier, he says, for it is he who makes the Father and the Son one God. If Christians let him live within them, they will grow in unity.
A Foreign Correspondent's Search for Her Cultural and Spiritual Identity What began as an assignment from her editor at the Wall Street Journal to investigate "America's hottest new fad," the secrets of sexual ecstasy in Tantra, became a story that would lead reporter Asra Nomani halfway around the world and change forever her life, faith, and self-identity. From a New Age Tantric seminar in Santa Cruz to sitting at the feet of the Dalai Lama in India, from meditation caves in Thailand to crossing the Khyber Pass with Muslim militants and staring down the barrel of an Afghan soldier's AK-47, Nomani's trek unexpectedly climaxes in Pakistan, where she risks great danger in joining the hunt for kidnapped fellow reporter Danny Pearl. She travels the globe in search of this elusive "divine love," but ultimately hers is a journey of self-discovery in which the divine within herself and within all women -- all "tantrikas" -- is revealed.
The Peruvian mystic St. Rose of Lima (Isabel Flores y Oliva, 1586-1617) was canonized in 1671 as the first saint of the New World and remains the object of widespread devotion today. In this engrossing new study, Frank Graziano uses the example of St. Rose to explore the meaning of female mysticism and the way in which saints are products of their cultures. Virginity, austerity, eucharistic devotion, incessant mortification, and mystical marriage to Christ characterized the devotional regimen that structured St. Rose's entire life. Many of her mystical practices echo the symptoms of such modern psychological disorders as masochism, depression, hysteria, and anorexia nervosa. Graziano offers a sophisticated argument not only for the origins and meaning of these behaviors in Rose's case, but also for the reason her culture venerated them as signs of sanctity. In the process he explores a wide range of themes, from the idea of suffering as an expression of love to the assimilation of childhood trauma through religious repetition. Graziano also offers a penetrating analysis of the politics of Rose's canonization. He finds that her mystical union with God--bypassing the institutional channels of sacrament and priestly mediation--was inherently subversive to the bureaucratized Church. Canonization was a cooptation by which Rose's competing claim to Christ was integrated into the Catholic canon. The book concludes with a fascinating exploration of mystical eroticism, with its intense experiences of vision and ecstasy. The eroticized suffering of many mystics is shown to be very human in origin: the mystic's wounded love is projected onto a God conceived to accommodate it. Wounds of Love is based on a decade of research in archives, rare books, and an extraordinary range of secondary sources. Introducing an innovative method that integrates history, cultural studies, psychoanalysis, and clinical psychology, this compelling work offers a bold new interpretation of female mysticism.
Have you ever wondered "Why am I here on Earth? What is my purpose?" Life is a marvelous adventure. We are each a magnificent being with the spark of the Divine within our heart and soul. We are all here on Earth together to create something wonderful--the potential is unlimited. Destiny is calling us. Together with God we can create miracles in our own lives and help lift those around us. It is possible The purpose of this book is to help you, step by step, actualize more and more the amazing person you really are. Each chapter focuses on a different Divine Quality which you can learn to enhance in your life: Wisdom, Power, Love, Freedom, Peace, Purpose, Illumination, Healing, Joy, Clarity, Transformation, and more. Each chapter is like a multimedia life expanding workshop with inspired insights and guidance, extensive uplifting art, heartwarming personal testimonies from fellow seekers, and free access to audio meditations and soul songs by Joyce through the accompanying website. There are also questions to reflect on and discuss, and action suggestions. Experience this life enriching journey on your own, or enjoy it with friends as a support group. Learn about intuition, energy and auras, meditation, natural foods and healing, illumination, soul mission, mystical philosophy, and abundance in harmony with the healing of our planet.
Elizabeth Clare Prophet on "The Soul of Mary in Heaven," the text of Mother Mary's Rosaries for Monday through Friday evenings, and 28 wonderful messages from the heart of Mother Mary.
People mistake Love for True Love, live deluded lives and suffer. ‘True Love is Bliss and not a Kiss’ examines the inherently Divine nature of True Love and encourages readers to aspire for the highest order of True Love.
The Revelations of Divine Love (which also bears the title A Revelation of Love — in Sixteen Shewings above the first chapter) is a book of Christian mystical devotions written by Julian of Norwich. It is believed to be the first published book in the English language to be written by a woman. At the age of thirty, May 13, 1373, Julian was struck with a serious illness. As she prayed and prepared for death, she received a series of sixteen visions on the Passion of Christ and the Virgin Mary. Saved from the brink of death, Julian of Norwich dedicated her life to solitary prayer and the contemplation of the visions she had received. She wrote a short account of her visions probably soon after the event. About twenty or thirty years after her illness, near the end of the fourteenth century, she wrote down her visions and her understanding of them. Whereas Latin was the language of religion in her day, Julian of Norwich wrote in a straightforward Middle English, perhaps because she had no other medium in which to express herself (she describes herself as a simple creature unlettered, Rev. chap. 2).
Working with Oneness brings mysticism into the center of the marketplace -- into the world of business and technology -- and shows how we can work with it in everyday life. Humanity has been given access to the secrets of oneness, but we need to learn how to work with them. The dynamic energy of oneness has the potential to heal the planet and revolutionize life more than we can imagine, but it requires our individual participation and awareness to become fully alive. Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee provides a blueprint for working consciously with this energy. He stresses the need to change from hierarchical, patriarchal power structures to organic patterns that allow for the free flow of energy and ideas. The Internet already provides a model for a non-hierarchical structure, and the explosive growth of the Web shows the potency of this model. It portrays a unified network that has the potential for global consciousness. We need to understand the dynamics of oneness that gave birth to this model, and how it can function on all levels. On a physical level it can enable goods to flow directly to where they are needed. On the level of human consciousness it points to an interconnectivity of consciousness as the next step in our development. Working with Oneness discusses a number of additional important topics, including: the changing energy structure of the planet; the power of individual consciousness; the danger of the desire for spiritual security; the return of joy to everyday life; the awakening of the heart of the world; a new understanding of magic; the use of the imagination; and mystical participation in life with the energy of oneness. Working with Oneness shows how to participatein life free of the patterns of the past, so that the divine can come alive in every moment of every day.
Love. Of all the virtues that have been passed on to us through the ages, from the great poets to the saints and scholars, throughout history and literature, love is the one virtue that we as a society cannot live without. The ability to love well and to love wisely is the most important trait that parents can pass on to their children. As children grow, the longing to share this love as well as receive it will remain strong throughout their lives. Bestselling author Andrew M. Greeley and his sister, Dr. Mary G. Durkin have complied a beautiful and inspiring anthology that will help us comprehend this the most important of virtues and also help us express and understand what it means to love, and how to love wisely. The Book of Love is a perfect gift for a parent to give to a child, for relatives or friends to share, or for those who are coming to know this virtue in all its glory. People of all nations, creeds, colors, and denominations will appreciate this treasury of essays, poems, stories, and songs reflecting the one human need that has remained constant: Love. It has been written about in the Bible, and it was passed down orally in myth and legend. It was discussed by the Chinese philosopher Confucius and in the Koran, and it inspired great works of literature and the pages of popular fiction. The Book of Love is a testament to the enduring nature of our own good, a good expressed through the human bond. In the tradition of William J. Bennett's The Book of Virtue, The Book of Love is a collection to be treasured, and shared, but most of all, it will guide us to express and to pass on the greatest of life's virtues: Love. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.