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This is the most comprehensive website on the internet devoted specifically to spiritual stories. Although there is a very large collection of parables, many of the spiritual stories are written by and for people just like yourself. Contributions are welcome, so please feel free to submit your favorite spiritual story using the link at the bottom of the page. Enjoy! :)

Featured Spiritual Story:
A Resolved Fight

Shortly after reading A Course in Miracles for the first time, I was standing on my balcony and I saw a fight break out with my one son's friend and a boy who didn't even live here but had lived in a building across from us. This boy was hurting my son's friend.

I began to pray...
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Featured Spiritual Parable:
A Leap of Faith

I circled the fire with a tambourine in my hand, striking the instrument on my thigh in time with the chant, "My body does whatever it takes to protect itself." I gazed into the glowing red and orange eyes of the twelve foot by four foot bed of coals and watched a coating of white ash begin to form.

The fire pit looked back, studying me with its many eyes...
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Spiritual Movie Review:
Curtain Call

Curtain Call 
This movie was an enjoyable look at ghosts, love and relationships, and trying to right the wrongs that cause our souls unrest (even if it may not be possible).

The main character, Stevenson, purchases a new expensive home to celebrate his new high paying job, but he's not as excited about living with his girlfriend as she is with him. She has dreams of marriage, and he has no clue how much she really means to him.

Fortunately (or not), for him, the house is haunted by the eccentric ghosts of a Vaudeville actor and actress who bring out both the best and worst in Stevenson. His girlfriend overhears him talking to them about his 'true' feelings and, even though she doesn't know about the ghosts, quickly realizes that she's just another unwanted guest in Stevenson's house and life.

Without giving away too much of the plot, it's easy to see how Stevenson's relationship with his girlfriend is just a reflection of the relationship that the ghosts have with each other. Some of the slapstick humor goes a bit overboard, but even then there's reason for good laughs among the egocentric ghosts, and the miscommunications and mishaps in the film.

Not one of Spiritual Cinema Circle's finest, but still enjoyable and worth the watch.
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Spiritual Book Review:
Heaven by Kimberly Brown Cain

  Spiritual Book: Heaven
This book is definitely the most unique spiritual book I've ever read, if for nothing else, because of the nature of the story and the unorthodox way it tackles difficult spiritual topics. I also am concerned that the people who most need to read this book won't. I also feel that the people who least need to read this book will find it entertaining, and maybe even pick up a few new insights (or at least some leads to follow)... so that's definitely a good thing.

It's a book about spirituality and God through the eyes and experience of an exotic dancer. It's about exploring Truth in its many forms and contexts. It's about tackling difficult elements of our own spiritual development in potentially uncomfortable, revealing, and rewarding ways.

I particularly enjoyed how Heaven explores our common life experiences such as judgment and compassion, our inner drives and how they sometimes lead us into situations that conflict with our values, and a topic that is near and dear to my heart, how our own sense of self-worth can either set us free or lock us into a prison of our own making.

Those are just a few topics, and the way it explores them is interesting and unique because of the context... because it's through the eyes of a "spiritual stripper." I also really appreciated the weaving in of synchronicity and interconnection into the story, which gives it both a sense of mystery and familiarity.

That said, I do have some caveats you may want to consider before picking up Heaven...

If you are offended by topics of sexuality, the use of profane language, discussion of drugs/alcohol use (or abuse), or might be resistant to honestly and intelligently exploring your own religious or spiritual faith in a way that brings you closer to God, then I highly recommend you read Heaven (and you can expect to feel uncomfortable in ways that help you grow as a person and closer to God).

If you're not offended by those things, you'll discover a fun and very different novel with a lot of heart and a wonderful exploration of Truth.
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Spiritual Quote of the Moment

"Everybody is like a magnet. You attract to yourself reflections of that which you are. If you're friendly then everybody else seems to be friendly too."
- David R. Hawkins
 
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