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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 Forger of the Flame

In the bowels of the castle dark, worked a master of iron and steel, who forged armour and weapons, toiling day and night, providing the finest weapons in the world for the knights who defended the kingdom. He worked alone, often to the point of exhaustion, to meet the number set by the king.

It was a hard job, but he had been doing it for forty years.

He was like a father to the knights, who would often talk with him, as they brought their swords and shields for repair.
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Featured Spiritual Parable:
A Good Knight's Sleep

There was a tavern, located somewhere in the State Of Apathy, where knights and damsels, wizards and monks, could all eat and drink together and escape the evil outside, which was depressing and bewildering, to say the least. No one had the desire to do anything about anything in The State Of Apathy, except escape the reality that they lived day after day and the only place to do that was the tavern.
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Spiritual Movie Review:
Illusion

Illusion 
People and the relationships we have with them are not always as they seem. A wise person once told me,
"There are two sides to every story. And then there's the truth."

No quote could be more true here, as a dying man is given the opportunity to watch selected clips from his estranged son's life, and in doing so realizes that all the ideas in his son's head weren't at all accurate.

After all, how often in your life have parent and child misunderstood one another? After watching this award-winning movie, you'll feel inspired to reconnect (or connect more deeply) with people you care about, if for nothing else, just to clear away the illusions and love each other in Truth.
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Spiritual Book Review:
Finding Heaven Here by John C. Robinson

  Spiritual Book: Finding Heaven Here
Finding Heaven Here is a guidebook to the universal teachings of spiritual practice and transformation—achievable in everyday life. This is a passionate book that shines a light on the most inspiring of human qualities: our capacity to perceive and experience “heaven on earth.” What the author means by experiencing heaven on earth is our ability to mindfully shift our way of being in the world, so that we continually attune to what is beautiful, sacred, omnipresent, conscious, present, and divine. When we do this consciously and gratefully, we discover the world around us in its goodness, creativity, and love: the infinite possibilities of divine life.

This is a well-researched book, punctuated with quotes from mystics, poets, and religious/ spiritual leaders past and present. The author’s personal descent into darkness and resurrection is a compelling anecdote that twinges our own ego-based suffering—or our desire for a more meaningful life. From the author’s dark experience emerged “Heaven’s Compass:” Robinson’s contemplative method for finding heaven on earth. We get generous helpings of this process of transformative self-inquiry throughout the book, guiding us through our own spiritual practice and divine encounters. Succinct while being comprehensive, Finding Heaven Here is a little bit of, well, heavenly delight.

This guest review by Julie Clayton is brought to you in partnership with New Consciousness Review.
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Spiritual Quote of the Moment

"Someone with all the knowledge in the world, but who can't understand the need to sacrifice his selfish little "self" for the sake of a greater kindness, is no different than a donkey with a whole library strapped to its back."
- Guy Finley
 
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