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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:
The Library of God

The most revered building at No Wind monastery was a quiet, humble structure that stood at the outskirts of the grounds and boasted the sign, The Library of God. The monks knew this building was a special place, not only because they could feel the divine vibrations just by being near it, but also because all the special monks who Zen Master Blumise had allowed into the library, always came out enlightened.

The strange thing about the library though, was that no one knew...
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Featured Spiritual Parable:
The Kingdom of This World

An old hermit was once invited to visit the court of the most powerful king of those times.

"I envy such a saintly man, who is content with so little," said the ruler.

"I envy Your Majesty, who is content with even less that I," responded the hermit...
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Spiritual Movie Review:
Two Weeks

Two Weeks 
An up-close-and-personal look at one family's experience of dying. Sally Field stars as a mother of four grown children dying of cancer. She only has, at the most, two weeks left to live so the offspring come together to do what they can to help ease the transition and say their goodbyes.

The film takes you into the deep emotional components that exist between some typical family members in our society as well as the depths of pain and surrender one must face as they are dying of cancer. It sounds dark and depressing, but the characters try to enjoy themselves as much as they can by engaging in off-beat humor and lightheartedness.

Still, this film is not for the faint of heart, and will probably leave you in a slightly mournful tone. Ultimately, this movie will help enlighten about this tremendously intense and difficult time and may even help prepare you for your own death or the death of close friends and loved ones.
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Spiritual Book Review:
7 Day Back Pain Cure by Jesse Cannone

  Spiritual Book: 7 Day Back Pain Cure
If you or somebody you know has back pain, this is an extremely important book to read. Jesse expertly shares why conventional medicine, surgeries, and medications, are generally ineffective at relieving back and neck pain. He also explains why many unconventional methods, such as accupunture, massage therapy, and chiropracty are equally as ineffective for long-term results when used alone.

Continuing on, if conventional medicine doesn’t have the answers, and neither do most alternative therapies, then what actually works? Simply put, Jesse shows how almost all back pain is the result of one of three things: Excess, deficiency, or stagnation. He also explains how these can appear in many different aspects of our lives, ranging from physical posture and repetitive activities, to diet and even the way that we think.

Jesse uses a great metaphor: If you have a leak in the roof, the first thing you do is get a bucket to catch the water. The problem is, most approaches to fixing back pain try to just keep replacing the bucket when it gets full, instead of trying to find the true source of the pain and plug the hold in the roof.

On that note, Jesse shares that back pain falls into two categories: neurological and muscular. A big challenge is that most people are not trained to differentiate the -source- of those kinds of pains, and as a result, people with back pain keep trying new and different approaches with minimal long-lasting relief. What works to resolve muscular pain may be the exact opposite of what’s needed to help with neurological pain, so often times people chase the wrong solutions and sometimes even end up with more pain than before they sought treatment.

In fact, Jesse even goes on to say that to truly experience long-lasting and significant relief from back pain problems, the back is actually the -last- place that people should be looking...

and after reading his book, I believe him.

Jesse writes everything in such simple terms and illustrates is points with stories and metaphors we all can relate to. After reading this book you’ll wonder why anybody even goes to doctors to try and fix their back pain. The book is aptly titled because once you understand the true causes of your back pain, whether it be mental or physical, it won’t take long to experience significant.

Lastly, one thing I appreciate about this book is that Jesse makes it a point to discuss how several different approaches such as EFT / Tapping, hypnosis, visualization, reiki, and rolfing, can be integrated with chiropracty, massage therapy, and accupuncture, can all work together with his "Muscle Balance Therapy™" approach.
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"Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live in every experience, painful or joyous, to live in gratitude for every moment, to live abundantly."
- Dorothy Thompson
 
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