Climbing the Mountain of God presents a fresh look into the nature of spirituality, mysticism and discipleship. By examining the contemporary thirst for true spirituality in the light of ancient tradition, today's faithful come to understand the nature of God's holiness, and their participation in a journey towards Him.
Where is God? How do we encounter God? How do we know it is God we encounter and not some figment of our imagination? Is it possible to know God in some sort of relational way? Richard Peace believes it is. But it requires a certain level of awareness, a certain discipline of the heart. Peace calls it the "spiritual discipline of noticing God." In this book he unpacks what it means to make a conscious practice noticing God in daily life. He explores the various ways people experience and recognize God's presence, including mystical encounters, ordinary daily life, within our hearts, through other people, through Scripture, nature and the church. Throughout he returns to the question of discernment, helping you understand how you can know that it is indeed God you are meeting in each of these places, not just some fanciful figment of the imagination. God is deeply present in our world, and you can actually encounter him. Here's how.
No matter where you are in your own spiritual work, Where Two Worlds Touch can show you how to harness the power of an experience we all share and often fear: change. Whether you are facing the challenge of living in an increasingly complex world, or more personal upheavals of a relationship ending, a death, or an illness, you can learn to consciously use change as a spiritual rite of passage. As you begin to see changes in your life as precisely personal assignments for growth and not as random fate or bad karma, you will learn to embrace change willingly as part of your spiritual homework. Each new change will become an initiation, a passage that marks both a birth and a death, a giving up in order to gain. Illustrated with wonderful allegorical tales from all the major spiritual traditions, compelling life stories and transformative exercises, Where Two Worlds Touch introduces you to the Seven Principles of Conscious Change and shows you that the mundane details of everyday life offer rich fuel for personal evolution. Acclaimed spiritual teacher Gloria Karpinski opens up a new world wherepain offers as much opportunity for growth as pleasure, where inner awareness is brought into outer expression, and where body, mind, and spirit can at last become one.