"In this period of great upheaval, James O'Dea offers a profound message of hope. This is a book that demands active engagement - indeed, a revolution in your daily living - and provides a path for spiritual seekers of every persuasion." Lynne McTaggart, co-founder of What Doctors Don't Tell You Prayer and contemplation access the deepest aspect of ourselves, allowing us to radically transform our lives and the world; the deeper the reflection, the more we can be stirred to action. Using a beautiful six-line prayer as a springboard, thought leader and activist James O'Dea lifts us into page after page of poetic contemplative reflections that illuminate our understanding of the soul's long awakening journey; the forces that open the heart and enlighten consciousness; the understandings and actions that dissolve wounds and secure lasting peace.
What unfolds is a framework of unparalleled clarity, integrating sacred practice, wisdom teachings, science and conscious activism with essays from outstanding spiritual leaders and thinkers, including Barbara Marx Hubbard on soul awakening; Michael Singer on wounds dissolving; Ervin Laszlo on light shining; and Hopi elder Mona Polacca on peace radiating.
James O'Dea is the award-winning author of Cultivating Peace and Creative Stress. He is lead faculty for the Shift Network's acclaimed global Peace Ambassador Training and has conducted frontline social healing dialogues around the world for many years. He is the former president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and Washington office director of Amnesty International as well as CEO of the Seva Foundation. He is a member of The Evolutionary Leaders group founded by Deepak Chopra and is on several advisory boards such as The Peace Alliance and Kosmos Journal. James grew up in Ireland and England and currently resides in Colorado.