Kimberly Burnham, Author, Writer, Poet, Blogger, Speaker, Editor, Publisher, Journalist, and Teacher
2019 Currently looking for work as website curator and writer.
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Academic Journal Articles
Individually Writtern Brain Health Books
Anthology Essay Writer and Poet
Web Content Manager / Editor
2017-2018 Content Manager, Writer, Editor for Insights Into Religion by the Non-Profit Lilly Endowment (2 years) News, Non-Profit, Religion, Sermon Resources. http://www.religioninsights.org
Raising Consciousness Now Blog (2013-Present) Brain Health, Consciousness, Peace, Language, Mental Health. https://www.raisingconsciousnessnow.com/blog/author/Kimberly-Burnham%2C-PhD-(Integrative-Medicine)
SpokaneFavs Blog. (2014-Present) Intersection of Health, Religion and Peace Initiatives. https://spokanefavs.com/author/kimberlyburnham/
Second Nexus (2017) News, Science, Health, Food, Travel. https://secondnexus.com/author/kim-burnham/
5 Best News and Entertainment Blog. (2017-2018) Health, News, Food. https://5bestthings.com/author/kimberly/
Kimberly Burnham's Column on LinkedIn Pulse (2010-Present) 12,000 + followers https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberlyburnham/detail/recent-activity/posts/
A Selfish Poet, Trish Hopkinson's Blog, Making Money for Poets. (2017-Present) Poetry, Brain Health, Language, Peace. https://trishhopkinson.com/tag/kimberly-burnham/
Sivana Spirit Blog. (2018-Present) Health, Alternative Medicine. https://blog.sivanaspirit.com/author/kimberly-burnham/
Reform Judaism (2017-Present) Judaism, Jewish Themes, Jewish Books and Essays. https://reformjudaism.org/blog/blog-author/kimberly-burnham http://www.ncejudaism.org/finding-a-way-to-judaism/
Ride Fit (2016) Bicycling, Sports Health. http://www.ride-fit.com/Blog/Spinning-Bike-And-Turbo-Trainer-Workout-Blog-031113.html#.XHLvmYhKiM9
Academic Journal Articles
Academia.Edu (2005-Present) Journal Articles Health, Brain Function, Language and the Brain, Vision Health. [See all] https://akamaiuniversity.academia.edu/KimberlyBurnham
Research Gate (2005-Present) Health, Brain Function, Language and the Brain, Vision Health. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kimberly_Burnham2
Google Scholar Profile (2015-Present) Health, Brain Function, Language and the Brain, Vision Health. https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=EI24aaoAAAAJ&hl=en
Individually Written Brain Health Books:
Awakenings: Peace Dictionary, Language and the Mind (A Daily Brain Health Program (2019) by Kimberly Burnham (Creating Calm Network Publishing Group) B07KDZGSJM eBook $4.99 paperback $14.95
Parkinson's Alternatives, Walk Better, Sleep Deeper and Move Consciously (2014) by Kimberly Burnham (Creating Calm Network Publishing Group).
Our Fractal Nature, A Journey of Self-Discovery and Connection, Psychology Meets Science. (2011) A Messenger Mini Book by Kimberly Burnham (The Nerve Whisperer Press, The Messengers of Change Program).
Balancing the Sleep-Wake Cycle: Sleep Better, Learn Faster, Contribute More, and Enjoy Life to Its Fullest. (2011 Kindle eBook) by Kimberly Burnham (The Nerve Whisperer Press).
Regain Your Balance: Ataxia Solutions from The Nerve Whisperer, Find Health and Healing in Six Complementary and Alternative Medicine Arenas (2012 Kindle eBook) by Kimberly Burnham (The Nerve Whisperer Press).
What is Your LinkedIn Story? 21 Questions to Ignite Your Mood and Memory, A LinkedIn Story (Kindle eBook Jan 19, 2014)
Anthology Essays and Poetry
Trees, Healing, and You: Guided Imagery, Poems, Stories, & Other Empowering Tools (2016) by Kimberly Burnham, Céline Cloutier, Daniel Tigner, Margo Royce, Basia Alexander, Jim Conroy (Creating Calm Network Publishing). (Prose and Poetry).
Music, Carrier of Intention in 49 Jewish Prayers by Elizabeth W Goldstein, Kimberly Burnham, Shefa Gold and Ann J White Co-editors, Rabbi Elizabeth W. Goldstein and Kimberly Burnham share the pages of this Jewish music anthology with 40 other authors including: Shefa Gold, Kimberly Burnham, Ann J White, Elizabeth W. Goldstein, Serene Victor, Natalie Young, Sheila Pearl, Susan Colin, Judy Caplan Ginsburgh, Joy Katzen-Guthrie, Rosalie Boxt, Beth Hamon, Shawn Israel Zevit, Robbi Sherwin, Jeff Gold, Hannah Seidel, Marci Vitkus, Rebekah Giangreco, Lisa Doob, Shira Wolosky, Sheldon Low, Saul Kaye, P. Faith Hayflich, Victoria Carmona, Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks, Dahlia Topolosky, Mindy Sandler, Jack Kessler, Eric Komar, Rami Shapiro, Shira Kline, George Henschel, Diane J. Schmidt, Ruth Anne Faust, Aaron H. Tornberg, Arnie Davidson, Rebecca Schwartz, Shelly Aronson, Steve Dropkin, Ter Lieberstein, and Michael Gurian.
No Mistakes!: How You Can Change Adversity into Abundance. (2013) Hampton Roads Publishing. All Authors in No Mistakes!: How You Can Change Adversity into Abundance: Madisyn Taylor, Sunny Dawn Johnston, HeatherAsh Amara, Christine Krinke, PhD, Karen Curry, Tianna Roser, Gloria Piantek, Robyn Benson, DOM, Siobhan Coulter, Susana M. Silverhøj, Carol J. Craig, Carole J Toms ND, Kyle Weaver & Scott Edmund Miller, Anne M. Deatly, Ann White (Publisher at the Creating Calm Network Publishing Group), Linda Wheeler Williams, Cliff Thomas, Karen Hasselo, Mandy Berlin, Sara Jane, Janet Rozzi, Tenaya Asan, Patricia Cohen, Kimberly Burnham, PhD (The Nerve Whisperer at St Luke's Rehabilitation Institute, Spokane Washington), Rosemary Hurwitz, Nancy Kaye, Nancy Smith, Christie Melonson, Kathy Jackson, Vicki Higgins.
Pearls of Wisdom: 30 Inspirational Ideas to Live Your Best Life Now is an anthology of inspiration with Jack Canfield, Randy Davila, Marci Shimoff, Chris Attwood, Janet Attwood, Dr. Daniel Amen, Robert Evans, Kimberly Burnham, Barnett Bain, Michelle Manning-Kogler and other significant authors. Hampton Roads Publishing, 2012. (Print and audio book).
Pebbles in the Pond: Transforming the World One Person at a Time with New York Times Best-Selling Authors Christine Kloser, Marci Shimoff, Robert Allen and Sonia Choquette, as well as other transformational authors including, Kimberly Burnham, Marcelle Charrois, and many more wonderful authors. Transformational Books. 2012.
Tears to Triumph, Stories to Transform Your Life Today (2013) Creating Calm Publishing Group.
Individually Written Poetry Books
Awakenings: Peace Dictionary, Language and the Mind (A Daily Brain Health Program by Kimberly Burnham (Creating Calm Network Publishing Group) B07KDZGSJM eBook $4.99 paperback $14.95
Live Like Someone Left The Gate Open by Kimberly Burnham
Faces of Peace in India was recently published in The Current Anthology and launched at the Prime Poetry Festival on 10 March at Trissur, Kerala.
Anthology of the The Kenyan International Poetry, Arts and Cultural Festival June 14, 2019 - June 24, 2019 in Bumala, Busia County, Western Kenya, marks the International Day of the African Child, 16th June 2019.
Women Building The World: A Poetic International Women's Day Collection. Kimberly Burnham, Editor / Poet, Thuthukani Ndlovu, Collection Curator. Powerful book. Easy to identify with experiences described in poetry by 25 women from around the world. The Poets: Charlotte Addison; Kimberly Burnham; Sasha Leigh Coutinho; Ruth Ekong; Amina Hussain El-Yakub; Debbie Johnson; Usha Krishnamurthy; Alicja Maria Kuberska; Vimbai Josephine Lole; Cathrine Chidawanyika Makuvise; Chiwawa Fungai Manana; Tanyaradzwa Masaire; Kearoma Desiree Mosata; Xolani Msimango; Cheryl Zvikomborero Musimwa; Patience Osei Bonsu; Sandhya Padmanabhan; Toiwa Petronella; Nyakallo Posholi; Michelle L. Schmid; Linda Simone; Itzela Sosa; Rutendo Matewu Tigere; Latha Y; and Ruth Yacim. The Translators: Glenna Luschei; Xeshelihle R. Ncube; and Silindile Ndlovu. (Creating Calm Network Publishing & Radioactivetuts).
30 Poems in 30 Days: Writing Prompts & Poems from Tiferet Journal
Editors: Kimberly Burnham and Lisa Sawyer; Cover Design by Monica Gurevich-Importico; The Poets: Tracy Brooks, Kimberly Burnham, Udo Hintze, Shannon S. Hyde, Catriona Knapman, Maureen Kwiat Meshenberg, Louise Jayne Moriarty, Hazel Saville, Ambika Talwar, Laura J. Wolfe.
Healing Through Words (2012) Anthological Writers (Kimberly Burnham), William Peters (Foreword), Janet Caldwell (Preface).
World Healing ~ World Peace Volume II: a poetry anthology by Inner Child Press ltd. (Mar 28, 2014)
Paper Nautilus 2012
Lisa Mangini (Editor), Kimberly Burnham, Jason Primm, S D Stewart, Paul David Adkins, Jefferey Alfier, Martin Balgach, Janet Barry, Kristen Berkey-Abbott, George Bishop, C L Bledsoe, Duncan Campbell, Melissa Cannon, Darren Cormier, Matthew Denvir, Jacob Edwards, Laren Eyler, Jessica Forcier, Amy Gentile, Jason Hibbitts, Marianna Hofer, Nicole Hospital-Medina, Ann Howells, Marcia Hurlow, Jennifer Roth Jackson, Susan Johnson, Hillary Kobernick, Jean LeBlanc, Kathryn Locey, Edward Manai, Karen McPherson, Kelly McQuain, Zackary Medlin, Ann E Michael, Jesse Minkert, Mack J Mitchell, Brian D Morrison, Rich Murphy, Mike Petrik, Will Pewitt, Frederick Pollack, Melissa Reddish, Stephen R Roberts, Jay Rubin, Michael Saleman, Shae Savoy, Carolyn Foster Segal, Amanda Sibernagel, Gerald Solomon, Jessica Stilling, Doc Suds, Wally Swist, Allison Tobey, Brendan Walsh, William Wells, William Kelley Woolfitt, Mike Wright, Changming Yuan, Sheri L Wright. (2012). Paper Nautilus 2012. Published by Paper Nautilus Publishing.
Found Poetry Poet
Kimberly Burnham "write" or "find" poetry collections within the words of other authors of print books, nonfiction, novels, cookbooks, scientific journal articles, etc.
Her first found poetry collection, The Adventure of Jewish History, Poems Found Within The Words of Solomon Grayzel's A History of The Jews https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QK1GSGN is available on Amazon kindle for 99 cents. Please contact her if you are interested in having her create a found poetry collection from your book.
What she provides:
1. Marketing material for your website, Amazon page and marketing copy
2. 25 plus poems
3. A review for Amazon of your book (ie) https://www.amazon.com/review/R1AXFBM7PU97ZP
4. Promotion on my website. (ie) https://www.nervewhisperer.solutions/peace/the-adventure-of-jewish-history-found-poems-created-from-solomon-grayzels-a-history-of-the-jews
5. Blog Interview on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/innitiating-nondual-shaman-kimberly-burnham/
6. A copy of your original book with the found poems and art work.
1. $125 for found poems and art work created from the pages of your book ($5 per poem if you want more than 25). While you will be able to use all the poems on your website or in your marketing material, the whole collection as an eBook and print book will be on Amazon by Kimberly Burnham..
2. Three signed copies of your book mailed to Kimberly.
Found Poems can be created from:
Books (nonfiction, novels, cookbooks, dictionaries) like The Adventure of Jewish History, Poems Found Within The Words of Solomon Grayzel's A History of The Jews https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QK1GSGN
From scientific journal articles:
The Art, Science and Language of Colors and Color Vision
Empathy from Nature Neuroscience
Found Poems fashioned from quotes and writings of famous people:
Virginia Woolf's Peace Poetry, A Found Poem
Einstein's Peace, A Found Poem
Or in the stories of not so famous people's stories.
Mohamed Maine Seed
Inner Child's The Year of the Poet
2014 - 2019 (Present) Member of the Inner Child Press Poetry Posse and contributor to monthly books entitled The Year of The Poet.
Poetry published in over 60 books / volumes of The Year of the Poet.
Photographs in Children's books, Educational works, and Magazines
Louisiana Facts and Symbols (States and Their Symbols) Emily McAuliffe.pg 22; Japan (Countries of the World) Michael Dahl. pg 10; Fall Harvest (Preparing for Winter) Gail Saunders-Smith; Making the Most of Shade: How to Plan, Plant, and Grow a Fabulous Garden that Lightens up the Shadows Larry Hodgson pg 84 (center); Shapes: Discovering Flats and Solids (Exploring Math) Michele Koomen pg 7, 13 (bottom); The Growing Edge New Moon Pub pg 48; Backpacker Jun 1996 pg 32; Leisure in Society: A Comparative Approach Hilmi Ibrahim Cover (left side); Butterflies: How to Identify and Attract Them to Your Garden Marcus Schenck pg 18 (Mar 2001); With Cargo (Get Around). Lee Sullivan Hill pg 24; Passport to Mathematics Book 2 (2002). Ron Larson, Laurie Boswell, Timothy D. Kanold and Lee pg 195br; Michigan (America Series) Tanya Lloyd Kyi pg 17; You're Ok, Your Cat's Ok Marcus Schneck Jill Caravan pg 86b; You're Ok, Your Dog's Ok Marcus Schneck Jill Caravan; Canadian Aquaculture, Volume 6 Harrison House Publishers pg 78; Backyard Fruits and Berries: Everything You Need to Know About Planting and Growing Fruits and Berries in Your Yard Miranda Smith pg 23ar; Ideals Friendship Publications Inc pg 25; Long Point Bird Observatory, Volumes 16-23 Long Point Bird Observatory pg 10; Gleanings in Bee Culture A. I. Root Co., 1989 - Bee culture pg 314.
Poetry Publications and Online Poetry Presence
Empathy featured in the Human/Kind Journal (2019) Issue 1.3 https://www.humankindjournal.org
Poetry 24, The News is the Muse. (2019-Present) http://www.poetry24.co.uk/search/label/Kimberly%20Burnham
Preferring One Religion Over Another
The Frog In Me
Poem Hunter Profile https://www.poemhunter.com/kimberly-burnham/
2017 Tiferet Poem-a-Thon Poems by Kimberly Burnham 2017
Excerpt from Dear Stranger by Kimberly Burnham (October, 2016)
2015 Poem-a-Thon Poems by Kimberly Burnham
Winner of the 2013 SAGE USA Story Contest with a poem about the 2013 Hazon Cross USA bicycle ride.
Scientific Journal Articles and Publications
Dr. Richard Baumann, Editor; Kimberly Burnham, Assistant Editor, Perla 1981, Annual Newsletter and Bibliography of The International Society of Plecopterologists.
Presentations and Speaking Engagements
Spokane Pain Conference (2014).
Emotional Freedom (EFT) Tap Fests (2013);
Raising Consciousness Now Global Summit (2012);
Creating Calm Broadcast Network (2013-2014);
The Mastermind Show (2013);
Inner Child Press Radio (2013);
Women of Power Speakers Series (2012);
Pearls of Wisdom Teleconference (2012);
The Messengers of Change Network's Collective Energy Circle Meditation program (2011-2012);
Defeat Autism Now conferences (2006);
Alzheimer's Association meetings (2005);
Journalist in the Agriculture and Food industry 1986 - 1995.
One thousand plus articles on nutrition and food including articles in the following publications: Canadian Fruitgrower. 15 articles. Mar 1991 - 1994.; Greenhouse Canada. 6 cover photos, 38 articles. Apr 90 - 1994; Onion World. 24 articles, 1 cover photo. Feb 88 - 1994.; The Produce News. 970 Articles and photos. July 1986 - 1994. ; Alive, Canadian Journal of Health & Nutrition. 1 article, Apr 92.; Seafood Leader. 1 article, Jan/Feb 92.; Canadian Aquaculture. Provesta Pigment news item. July/August 90.; Catering Today. 1 article and photos. Jan/Feb 91.; Cognition - Organic Farming 5 Info review sections, photos. Apr 90 - Apr 91.; Gleanings in Beekeeping. 1 article. June 1989.; The Grower. Cover photo. Mar 91.; The Growing Edge. 3 articles. Fall 89, Winter 89, Spring 90.; Mushroom Trade Report. 2 articles. Feb 91.; Organic Gardening. 1 photo. Apr 91.; Small Farmer's Journal. 1 article. Fall 1989; Jewish Vegetarians. 1 article. Autumn, 1988.
Recently a written language again
"kev sib haum xeeb" or "kev tiaj tus"
or "kev thajyeeb nyab xeeb"
is peace in Hmong
sometimes it takes a long word
sometimes a lot of words
to call peace into reality
Thaaj yeeb peace in the Green
or Blue Miao dialect of Hmong
pronounced "tahng ying"
one letter different in white
"thaj yeeb" orally said "tah ying"
or "kev sib haum Zeeb" is peace
sometimes spelled "kev siab tus"
in the White Miao dialect of Hmong
or Hmong Daw at times
"nyob kaj siab lug" is used
peace in the white dialet
A Hmong folktale says
Hmong used to have a written language
important information written down
in a treasured book
the tale explains
cows and rats ate the book
the Hmong language exclusively oral
from that point onwards
Imagine if a cow or a rat ate your only book
what words would you teach your children
with no way to check
the truth of your words
would you make up words and meanings
Set up a Free Brain Health Consultation Today
Kev sib haum xeeb White Miao dialect of Hmong or Hmong Daw
"Kev sib haum xeeb" (peace), "Kev tiaj tus", "Kev thajyeeb nyab xeeb" or "Ntiaj teb no" in Hmong or Hmoob spoken in China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand.
"Thaaj yeeb" [tahng ying] (peace) in the Green or Blue Miao dialect of Hmong.
"Thaj yeeb" [tah ying], "Kev sib haum zeeb" (peace), "Kev siab tus" or "Nyob kaj siab lug" in the White Miao dialect of Hmong or Hmong Daw at times. White Hmong spoken in Northern Laos, a Hmong-Mien language.
What word for peace would you choose if you made up your own language?
How would you spell "peace" if you had only ever heard the word and never read it?
imagine if a cow or a rat ate your only book
what words would you teach your children
with no way to check the truth of your words
would you make up words and meaning
Make up a language
describe the community that speaks that language
what are the words for
Sometimes it takes more than one word to get the meaning across. It takes a community of peace to write peace in some languages. It is not a bad thing it just takes more people more connections more sounds to call peace into being.
Say the word peace in whatever language you would like as loudly as you can.
Tell someone about your commitment to peace and to health for yourself and others.
When Laws Collide, Mägaya Peace In Yolngu or Yolŋu Australia (Memory Exercises)
one of the first words we learn
a woman in Yirrkala tells
a legal term meaning the state of peace
achieved when laws are in place
If you've ever been down to a lake
or the sea in the morning
it's perfectly flat
that's " mägaya mäwaya "
Law creates that peace
you are protected
everything is "ŋoy-dharraḏa"
at peace calm
and burrmiḏi peaceful
or "mutitj" calm and peaceful
"beḻaŋ" calm and quiet
But when two systems of law
operate in one community
tranquility is not
the new conflicts
with law and order
that's been there
for 40,000 years
Set up a Free Brain Health Consultation Today
Visualize a body of water at peace. What does the surface look like? What color are the water and the sky? Are there other people or animals around? Is the water moving or completely still?
Does adding a vowel make a language
there is a saying
the difference between a dialect and a language
a language has an army
Is "pokój" peace in Polish
so different from
"pokoju" peace in Silesian
with it's extra vowel sound
No one agrees whether
Silesian is a dialect of Polish
or a separate language
influenced by Polish and German
"Pokój" is also peace in Upper Sorbian
or the Wendish spoken in Germany
and in Slovak uttered in Slovakia
same words different languages
And then there is an extra consonant
"spokoj" peace in Bosnian
which most agree
is a different language
Pokoju in Silesian (Poland)
"Pokoju" (peace) in Silesian spoken in Poland (Silesian Voivodeship, Opole Voivodeship) and Czech Republic (Moravia–Silesia, Jeseník).
"Pokój" (peace) in Upper Sorbian (Wendish) spoken in Germany
"Pokój" (peace) in Polish spoken in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia.
"Pokój" (peace) in Slovak spoken in Slovakia.
"Spokoj" (peace) in Bosnian spoken in Bosnia.
Poem by Kimberly Burnham on Poemhunter
Caribbean mother's sang to their babies
angry merchants shouted
tribesman negotiated in so many
different now forgotten languages
obscured by the words rolling off
the tongues of
French traders and Dutch merchants
Spanish now voiced by the most
on the largest
Cuba and Dominican Republic
where men and women discuss Paz
Peace in English the state language of many
Barbados, British Virgin Islands,
Cayman Islands, Dominica,
Jamaica and all the Saints,
sharing Puerto Rico with Spanish
On the compass points peace in European
languages standing strong in the Caribbean
Spanish pas to the West and Central
English peace to the North and East
French paix sharing the East and Central
Dutch vrede to the South
Mother's chant paix to their babies in Haiti,
Martinique, Guadeloupe, and St. Martin.
Vrede in Dutch full of good intentions in
Curacao, St Maarten and tiny islands
Indigenous languages buried deep
some pushing up expanding
a few lay dying
several birthing a new
Note: Mir or Мир or Mip (peace) in Russian and Russian influenced languages spoken in Russia (Europe & Asia), Ukraine, Serbia, Czech Republic, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Belarus, Montenegro, Macedonia, Moldova, Estonia, Latvia Lithuania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Gerogia, Central Asia, Croatia, Slovenia, Poland and beyond.
Mir Peace, A Word Study In Humanity's Connections
Poem by Kimberly Burnham on Poemhunter
Disguised in Cyrilic
unfamiliar Russian letters
мир mir mip means peace
as Russia and the Ukraine
struggle against each
the same word waiting between
Ancient records evidence
mir peace in Serbia dances
across the page dressed in a Cyrillic alphabet
Roman letters marching to the same beat as English
Arabic script flowing peace from right to left
Mir peace in the Czech Republic
words of peace in Bulgaria
Montenegro and Macedonia
Bulgarian mir spoken in hope-filled tones
in Bulgaria TurkeyRomania
Russian mir given voice in so many lands
Moldova Belarus Estonia
Georgia and Central Asia
mir to all in these lands
In Croatia mir written in Roman letters
familiar to a Westerner
words still in Croatian and Czech
again mir in Slovene
peace moves on an out breath
in Slovenia Austria and Italy
mir peace borrowed by the Portuguese
Mir a common Muslim family name
in Pakistan Bangladesh and India
a short form of Arabic's Amir prince
Hebrews' Amir exalted summit of a tree
while old Polish personal names miron
hold fast to the elements of peace quiet esteem
Miron or myron from myrrh
a fragrant resin incense perfume
wafts over the land
lubomir loves peace in Polish
miroslav a peace celebration
casimir the Polish bringer of peace
miro medieval personal names
of Germanic origin border on
the French variant of mire
all the while
zamir for peace in slavonic
resembles a common male Muslim name
heart or conscience
Russion мир also means world
the perspective of a village
nestled in a beautiful countryside
local people live in communal proximity
sharing limited resources
heat in harsh winters
exclusion from the mir
almost certain death
Mir the name of a space station
peacefully floating in the air we all breath
over a land we share
Ecstatic Speech, Expressions of True Nonduality
Enlightenment seems to be difficult to find mainly because it goes unnoticed by the soul conditioned to ignore the obvious essentials in life.
The essentials are these: That the sun rises and sets; that we are born and breathe and live and die; that when we are wounded the world grows smaller and when we are healed we are healed by love. When we are healed by love the world grows larger and there is room for everything where previously there seemed to be none.
Someplace inside of us, we believe enlightenment will set us free from our suffering. But what awakening actually does is to open a door to our suffering, while simultaneously redeeming it in a new idea of what freedom actually is.
The only surprise in awakening is that it was there all along.
Finally, we are free. But this freedom is not a freedom from, but rather a freedom with.
What we call “life” is the union of the faraway and the near. The faraway is the seemingly outer world. The near is ourselves. A nameless, characterless quality pervades and supports both.
“Boundless continuity” might also be called a “bound infinity,” that combination of the mortal and the time-bound with the timeless.
The texts in Ecstatic Speech are all teaching pieces that arise from the place where the particular—that is individuals with pain and sorrow, laughter and joy—and the Silent Eternal meet. They are utterances that give shape to the Absolute and allow this vastness to enter the small chambers of our infinite hearts.
In this way we learn our place in the Great Place, a place we sometimes lose because we don’t know how to hold our personal suffering along with the Great Perfection we sense within and without our selves. The pieces in this book exist to help us learn that our suffering and our awakening are a single thing, that our imperfections and the Great Perfection arise at exactly the same time and have the same aim, which is freedom.
These pieces are not meant to continue the spiritual exercise of giving us peak experiences of unification, which simply lift us up only to set us down later. The view from the mountaintop is wonderful but so is living in the valley where our towns and neighborhoods are. These pieces extol both views since it is only by union that union is achieved.
Said in other words: this is not a book of information but a book of practice.
Enlightenment is not a theoretical position: it is meant to be dinner table conversation and the manners of everyday life.
Enough said. Expect it all. Please go forward.
26 December 2016
The texts in Ecstatic Speech are all teaching pieces that arise from the place where the particular—that is individuals with pain and sorrow, laughter and joy—and the Silent Eternal meet. They are utterances that give shape to the Absolute and allow this vastness to enter the small chambers of our infinite hearts. In this way we learn our place in the Great Place, a place we sometimes lose because we don’t know how to hold our personal suffering along with the Great Perfection we sense within and without our selves. The pieces in this book exist to help us learn that our suffering and our awakening are a single thing, that our imperfections and the Great Perfection arise at exactly the same time and have the same aim, which is freedom.
Some of these pieces are meant to inspire, others to challenge. Some are meant to explain and others to mystify, because real mystification does not obscure, but brings us to things we cannot learn in any other way except by having our conditioned responses to life and learning stopped in their tracks:surrender, love, exquisite quiet and joy that has no reason for being except that it is. Above all, these pieces are meant to bring us into a deepening relationship with all that is, so that our already established partnership, our prior engagement with the world—before we were confused and which is our awakening itself—becomes not only visible, but workable, something we can depend upon moment by moment in our daily lives. Enlightenment is not a theoretical position: it is meant to be dinner table conversation and the manners of everyday life.
About the Jason Shulman Library
Over the past forty years of teaching, Jason Shulman has worked to reconcile the deistic or relative paths of liberation with the consciousness of Buddhism and other non-theistic paths to create a truly nondual path of healing that does not exclude any aspect of reality. His work emphasizes the healing of the personal ego and its rightful place in any path that seeks liberation from ignorance and the awakening of compassion. His work also seeks to bring the truly human world, with its imperfections, into alignment with the realization of transcendent awareness. More about the Library and Jason’s work and outreach can be found at the Foundation for Nonduality website: www.nonduality.us.com
Jason Shulman Bio
Jason Shulman is an American spiritual teacher whose original work springs from his Judaic and Buddhist background. He is the founder of A Society of Souls: The School for Nondual Healing and Awakening, based in the United States and the Netherlands. There he teaches the distinctive body of nondual work he has developed to awaken the human spirit: Nondual Healing, Impersonal Movement and the Work of Return. Jason’s main concern has been to develop paths of healing the mind, body and spirit based on his own understanding of the difficulties inherent in the human condition. Through his studies and practice, Jason has developed a unique perspective on human consciousness and the nature of existence. His work seeks to translate this perspective into a replicable and clearly-delineated path for other seekers of truth to follow. He has been especially interested in applying personal spiritual work to methods of transforming society at large. To that end, he has created the MAGI Process, a nondual method of working with conflicts between people, institutions and governments. He is the author of numerous monographs and books, and several albums of his work as a singer and songwriter. More about his work can be found at www.societyofsouls.com
Of the new breed of spiritual teachers active in the public eye today, few are as inclusive ' or as provocative ' as Jason Shulman.
His work defies labels and any attempts at simple definition. He is one of the most highly respected serious exponents of Kabbalah today. At the same time, he is a Buddhist teacher and Dharma lineage holder in the Zen tradition.
He is dedicated to holding both of these ancient traditions in his work. Shulman's teachings are equally God-inspired and nondual. This uniquely open-hearted and spacious ability to span many positions and perspectives is the hallmark of the new spiritual paradigm he proposes for our world today.
From his long grounding in the traditional spiritual training of Judaism and Buddhism, Shulman offers a fresh interpretation of the ancient paths to enlightenment and God-Realization. The new territory he unfolds with poetic eloquence includes both God and Boundlessness; the personal self and the Transcendent Self.
Rather than speaking about enlightenment or God-realization as some sort of state or thing, he prefers the term 'awakening': a continuous moment by moment process that never ends.
The path that Shulman offers is exceptionally well-suited for our life in the 21st century. He calls for commitment to being awake to Reality and to being fully human. At first glance, these might seem diametrically opposing aims, but in Shulman's map, they are the same destination, where living in the world and being with God are identical things seen from different standpoints.
In Shulman's masterful and seamless integration, what initially seems like contentious spiritual or theological territory unfolds as a panoramic landscape. This level of development or awakening is what draws students from around the world to Shulman. Though many are new to spiritual work, most are long-time practitioners who come to learn how to work with their most profound spiritual questions and deepest longings.
People also come to Shulman with the suffering of their everyday lives ' illness, chronic difficulty in relationships, lack of fulfilment at work, a longing to be of service to the world; sadness, loneliness, anxiety, fear and rage. His work is particularly helpful in this regard. The programs he has developed for A SOCIETY OF SOULS are specifically designed to bring together the spiritual heights of revelation and Ultimate Reality with the small and great trials and tribulations of contemporary human life.
Shulman's work as a spiritual teacher is his primary, but not his only calling. He is dedicated to the process of healing and much of his spiritual work today is centered around teaching the powerful modalities of Integrated Kabbalistic Healing and The Work of Return, both of which he has developed.
Alongside his spiritual and healing career, his earlier passion for music has remained undimmed. He is an accomplished singer and songwriter. Music for Shulman has always been a powerful way of expressing his personal knowledge of human suffering, longing, courage and joy.
Currently, Shulman has two CDs of spiritual music. The first, 'The Great Transparency' was released in 1998 and his second, 'Buddha-Cloud' in 2005. Buddha-Cloud' is available online through omstream.com
A new CD, 'Songs and Chants for Receiving God', will be in the music stores at the end of 2006. Produced by Gary Malkin, these chants and songs composed by Shulman contain in music the essence of his teachings.
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