For nearly five years, the Soul Artist Journal, a weekly e-column/blog by healer and award-winning author L.R. Heartsong, explored the art of living a meaningful connected existence, celebrating “a life for the senses.” Though the posts were diverse, the underlying theme was always, how do we nourish the soul?
To Kneel and Kiss the Earth is the first compilation volume, a gathering of posts selected from the archives and twenty-plus categories, spanning the Journal’s arc of existence. Easily accessible, these heart-full writings praise the ordinary sacred and offer inspiration for one’s daily journey.
Fans and subscribers of the Soul Artist Journal, as well as new readers discovering Heartsong’s work, will delight in this offering of lyrical prose in praise of nature, soul, and intimate relationship with Earth. With a gently luminous heart, here is a timely and welcome nod toward the re-enchantment of everyday life.
|Publisher:||Hearthside Press, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)|
About the Author
Heartsong has been a featured presenter in multiple podcasts, as well as global online symposiums featuring change-making influencers (scientists, shamans, mystics, psychologists, healers, and more). He hosts the Embodied Soul Podcast, and is editing his third book: companion to his deeply transforming Evolutionary BodySoul 10-week signature program. River works with clients internationally, both through his coaching and private retreats-fusing vibrant health and soul.
Table of Contents
Introduction: About the Journal
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A Bit of Green Magic
Inhabiting Our Vulnerability
A Pause to Reconnect: Barefoot on the Earth
The Soulful Kitchen: A Feast for the Senses
Saving the Grandmother
Where The Worlds Touch
The Heart of Words: On Becoming A Writer
A Ball of Yarn: A Meditation on Place
Cookbooks and Lemons: A Taste of Morocco
The Shaman of Stars
Leaving My Shoes Along the Trail
~ Part1: Severance
~ Part 2: Seeing
~ Part 3: Return
Shadows and Healing
A Simple Supper: An Impromptu Risotto
In the Realm of Falcons: A New Year’s Hike
The Cook and the Mango Tree: Ordinary Blessings
Reconsidering Success: Shadows and Light
Little Messengers of Mystery: The Blue Bird
Honey Bees and Inspiration: What do We Bring to the World?
Au revoir, Roberta
Living at the Threshold between Worlds
The Knowing Heart: An Organ of Perception
Valentine’s Day: Eros and Apples
A Paris Encounter: Meeting de Blasi
Singing the Pagan Moon: All Hallow’s Eve
A Return to Center: Welcoming the Healer
Kneel and Kiss the Earth: One Man’s Prayer
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About the Author
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Beautiful book, outside and in. Love the format of small, bite-sized chapters and offerings, easy to pick up and return to. The author has a poetic but accessible style, and the overall thread of the book reconnects a reader back to soul, nature, and noticing the little but precious things in life.