I believe that each of us is a rock, the most beautiful, strongest rock imaginable – a diamond. You are a diamond, and like that precious stone your life has many facets which took years to forge. Diamonds begin as lumps of carbon deep in the earth’s surface. Years of extreme pressure and force shape them into unique, amazing stones. Isn’t life like this? Over time you go through great pressures and forces that shape the person you become. Extracting diamonds takes work; they don’t just magically rise to the earth’s surface. The same is true for your life. Cultivating… Read more.
For the past 800 years, Saint Francis of Assisi has been penetrating the hearts of people from every culture and across every spiritual tradition. Francis' two most famous writings -- Instrument of Thy Peace and Canticle of the Sun -- together form the foundation of this course. These beautiful, elegant prayers offer us a rich doorway to Francis' mentorship, love and support. Each lesson offers practical wisdom, deep guided meditation, and simple yet powerful assignments to help you examine your inner world, open your spiritual heart, and strengthen your connection to the Divine. Again and again, you will be coached and guided to effectively call upon Francis to bring you inner support, guidance, and healing. This course includes the Story of Saint Francis by Mirabai Starr; 21 profound guided meditations by Max Highstein; and practical wisdom and direction to help you apply what you're learning to your every day life.