Spirituality at Midlife - Picking Up The Burning Feather
Picking Up The Burning Feather - A Spiritual Guide For Midlife Men
Perhaps you have been getting a vague sense of something missing in your life.
Or maybe you feel as though you have something yet to offer the world, a gift unique to you (we all come with such gifts), but you are not sure what it is, and you feel that time is wasting...
Maybe your life feels a bit 'shallow' or even meaningless, and you long for more depth.
All these feelings are common at midlife, and the way to address them is through spiritual growth.
There is nothing 'woo-woo' about this task. It is practical, and necessary, and this little ebook will guide you
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience...
- Teilhard de Chardin
In its essence, the midlife transition is a spiritual event. And if we haven't already started pondering the big questions, our souls might just give us a whack on the side of the head as if to say "Wake Up! Pay Attention! Go a little deeper".
""There's sincerity and wisdom in this man's voice, story and teachings. Men at midlife are well-served by Noel's offering." Sean Casey Leclaire, www.seanleclaire.com, author of "Hug An Angry Man, And You Will See He Is Crying"
Have you had a 'spiritual wake-up call' lately? Maybe an accident, or illness that left you shaken? Or maybe a friend or co-worker, or even a family member died, and it's making you think about your own life?
Or maybe you have just started wondering about the meaning of your life: Who am I?
Why am I here?
Who or what is God?
It's as though your soul is telling you it's time to get on the spiritual train, but you can't find the station!
Don't worry, you are in good company! Most men (and women) ponder the 'big life questions' when they come to their middle years. Depending on what you do when these questions come up, the second half of your life can be either filled with renewed excitement, fulfillment, meaning and even peace, or you can slowly slide into a life of boredom, depression and meaninglessness.
Generous and genuine, Noel offers a personal and respectful guide to anyone wanting to enrich their spiritual lives. Filled with timeless ideas for reflection and action, this little handbook makes the spiritual journey a human journey. Above all, the sage wisdom offered in this book comes from the spiritual life that Noel lives. Noel's life and teaching are a gift to the world. David Irvine, Author of Becoming Real: Journey To Authenticity, and Simple Living In a Complex World: A Guide To Balancing Life's Achievements
This sounds like something I could use. I'd like to buy it!
Following The Path
The path to spiritual awakening is surprisingly simple (but not always easy) if you know a few keys.
I learned these keys more than twenty years ago, after my own life-long search led me to a profound spiritual awakening beyond anything I could have imagined. I experienced the 'Peace that passes all understanding', which still fills my days and nights. I went from feeling anxious much of the time, to a feeling of peace and serenity. I went from feeling 'unloved' and even unlovable, to being filled with unconditional love.
The path I took is simple, and does not require the dogma of any particular religion or denomination. It does not even require that you be a church-goer (or temple-goer, or mosque-goer, or whatever).
Awakening to the love of God and the true meaning of your life is available to anyone, in any walk of life. All the great religions teach this Way, as do a number of myths and folktales, but it still remains a mysterious secret to many. To help you on your way, I have written an ebook to tell you exactly how to prepare yourself and then... precisely what to do in order to have your own spiritual awakening.
We men (and many women) typically follow the metaphor or pattern of the 'Hero's Journey' found in many myths and folktales as we go on our spiritual quest.
Noel, I found your e-book on spirituality clear and enlightening. I think it would be of value to any who are seeking to understand and deepen their spiritual pathway. - Jed Diamond, Director MenAlive Author, The Irritable Male Syndrome and Male Menopause www.TheIrritableMale.com and www.MenAlive.com
The title of this book - "Picking Up The Burning Feather" - is taken from a Russian folktale called 'The Firebird' about the adventures of a young hunter and his horse of power as he tries to gain favour with the Tzar. To me, it is a metaphor for a man's spiritual journey. You will find the complete folktale in the book's appendix.
In this brief, power-packed ebook, you will discover:
- A prayer guaranteed to lead you to greater awakening. You just have to use it, then keep your eyes open for the results.
- How to gain spiritual experience, so you don't have to rely on faith.
- The role of spiritual growth in 'the good life'
- The difference between spirituality and religion
- The role of spiritual growth in overcoming fear and anxiety
- How spiritual growth can lead to more fulfilling and loving relationships
- How to deal with the ego in spiritual growth
- A prayer of surrender
- Prayers to deal with resentment and other negative emotions
- A prayer for when you don't want to let go of a resentment
- Prayers of gratitude and appreciation
- Hearing 'voices', and other 'spiritual phenomena'
- When 'bad' things happen to you (wake up calls)
- A list of recommended books
- The story of my spiritual awakening
You could think of this information-packed little book as a spiritual guide for men (or women) who are 'too busy to take much time', or for men who are 'too busy to go on retreats'. Or a spiritual guide for men who 'just want the facts', or even 'don't believe in that stuff'!
The simple fact is, we are all on a spiritual journey whether we know it or not. Just as exercise and a good diet can keep your body healthy, vibrant and strong, so too, learning the principles of spiritual growth can help you increase the depth and quality of your life dramatically.
"Finally, a book that addresses the private and personal spiritual journey from a man's perspective. This book gives men permission to dig deeper and find gold. A must read for everyone!" - Cheryl Cran, www.cherylcran.com, Author of "50 Ways to Lead and Love It", a handbook for leadership excellence: short, sweet and easy to put into practice!
You write in a very readable style, Noel, and your stories and examples bring the ideas to a level where the reader can respond with, "I can try that!" This (ebook) puts spiritual growth in a form that every person can aim for. I enjoyed reading and re-reading it. Each time I mined something different from it. I think others will enjoy it and benefit from it as I have. - Teresa Grice, University of Lethbridge
I know the principles clearly explained in this brief but power-packed ebook can literally transform your life (it did mine), so I want to get it into your hands as inexpensively as possible, which is why I priced it at just $14.95 US.
In fact, I am so sure you will benefit from "Picking Up The Burning Feather" that I am willing to give you a 90-day money-back guarantee: if for any reason you are not completely happy with this PDF E-BOOK, just email me at email@example.com any time within 90 days, and I will refund your money. No questions asked.
"Honest, Sincere. Spirit-filled. Noel McNaughton shares his story to light your way." Patricia Katz MCE CHRP ~ Pausemeister . Speaker . Author . Consultant ~ Restoring the rhythm of renewal to life and work www.patkatz.com
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