= Nourishment for the Spirit
Reviewer: The Rebecca Review.com
“Love in its myriad forms is a
portal that leads to a world of peace, happiness and ecstasy.
The more we are able to love ourselves and others, the more
others can love us. The more we are loved, the easier it is for
us to love others.” ~Brent N. Hunter
THE RAINBOW BRIDGE is a book for all people who are seeking a
deeper understanding of the common ground between the world’s
major religions. After a series of spiritual awakenings and
realizations, the author decided to write a book he felt would
help others who are going through a challenging time or are
seeking more meaning and peace in their own lives.
Brent N. Hunter was born part Muslim, part Jewish and raised
as a Christian. Through his life he has been practicing the
pursuit of knowledge through spiritual studies. In this book he
draws on the wisdom from Buddhism, Christianity, Earth-based
traditions, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Native American traditions
I was especially happy to find “The Invitation” on pg.
116. It is a profound statement and draws on a deeper wisdom of
the inner world. While we often become distracted by our outer
lives, what really matters is the inner journey. It is a
beautiful series of statements speaking about what sustains us
from the inside when everything else in our lives dissolves.
Through reading this book you will also find a moment of
sheer beauty. Mine occurred on page 108 when I read: “I am a
star, awoken from its sleep, by the longing cries of mankind’s
dreams.” From A Child of the Universe by Ralph-Armand Beck.
How absolutely beautiful to know that each of us are here
because someone needs us to exist. The quote on pg. 115 was also
especially meaningful as Trina Paulus describes what it takes to
be a butterfly instead of a caterpillar.
Some of the topics include: Life, Death, Respect, Service,
Karma, Love, Friendship, Mystery, Power of Now, Dedication,
Devotion, Commitment, Surrender, Meditation, Ego, Change, Peaks,
Valleys, Breathing, Trust, Interpretation, Discernment, Music,
Listening, Patience, Forgiveness and Sharing.
The author has envisioned an international project that
includes a book series, board game, television show and
interactive website. This is the first book in the series which
he hopes will lead humanity to a place where all beings are
showered with love, compassion, happiness, joy, peace, bliss,
ecstasy, appreciation, prosperity, pleasure, dedication,
devotion, commitment and devotion.
“You will manifest what you focus
During the reading of this book, I started to wonder about a
few of the statements the author made. A few pages later, I felt
like I was reading an interactive book as my question was
I am not yet “beyond the dualistic world” as I believe
there is still right and wrong, good and evil and that you
can’t always make decisions from your heart. From my own
experience, it does seem that if you always make decisions from
your heart, you can also at times hurt people more than if you
make a well-thought out decision.
It helps to balance the author's belief of making decisions
from your heart by understanding the “path of the heart.” If
you are following certain principles, then technically you are
using your mind to help your heart decide. The author discusses
some of these principles.
I also appreciated how the author mentions how the media is
overly focused on the ills of society and that even in our
technically advanced world, we still struggle with race issues,
poverty and violence. And all we really want is to be loved and
to give love.
So why can’t we experience this deepest desire? Why is the
world filled with hate? Who can forgive us and who can help us
find our way to God? While this book does not deal with the
issues of personal faith or any particular faith, these ideas
are worth considering in your own personal search.
The Rainbow Bridge Translation team is currently translating
this book into Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew,
Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish. It
will also eventually be translated into Farsi, Hindi, Korean and
I must also say that the art on the cover is perhaps the most
spiritually beautiful cover I have seen. I also like the picture
of the glowing emerald eyed Sphynx cat, Orion on the back cover.
Brent's eyes also shine with a peaceful knowing.
THE RAINBOW BRIDGE is a beautiful expression of the inner
child’s desire for world peace. It is a guide for a world
seeking a deeper understanding of their current existence on a
planet filled with conflict.
If you enjoy this book, I think you
might also enjoy books by J.
or listening to:
... and reading about your emotions
in this ground breaking work:
Heart of the Soul
Mother Teresa Reader: A Life For God
Heart-Captivating Devotion to God, August 18, 2009
"If we want to be able to love, we must
pray! Prayer will give us a clean heart, and a clean heart can
see God. If we see God, immediately God's love works in us. And
we need to love not with words, but with deeds!" ~ Mother
Mother Teresa was such an incredible human being that it is
difficult to read her words without being close to tears. There
is such beauty in her thoughts and in her desire to take care of
anyone who is in need.
This book is a collection of Mother Teresa's thoughts organized
according to categories like love, prayer and sacrifice. As you
read this book you will realize why she was such an inspiration
While she chose a life of poverty all her needs were taken care
of and more. Her life of service also brought her such wisdom,
which is shared in the pages of "A Life For God."
Reading this book can only make you a better person spiritually.
Before I read this book I knew Mother Teresa worked with the
poor in India but what I didn't realize was that she inspired
people to take action and create homes for the poor all over the
world. What an incredible joy this must have brought her
throughout her life. There is something so magnificent about the
way she viewed the world. By reading Mother Teresa's words your
life will change!
What I especially enjoyed about this book was the interview
questions and answers. They truly gave insights into why Mother
Teresa wanted to help the poor. Throughout this book you will
find hundreds of reasons to follow in her footsteps. Her
thoughts about abortion are also sobering. What love to offer to
take in any child that was unwanted.
If we could all have even an ounce of the confidence she had
this world would be a better place. She trusted God completely
to work miracles so she could look after the poor. There was
never a day when she had to turn away anyone who was in need.
"If our poor die of hunger, it is not because God does not
care for them. Rather, it is because neither you nor I are
generous enough." ~ Mother Teresa
~The Rebecca Review
Beauty Products to
Heal and Nurture the Soul
LUSH Happy Hippy Body Wash
Soul Cleansing Body Gel, August 2, 2006
I had no idea that after using this body gel, I would feel like
my soul had been cleansed. Bergamot, Grapefruit and Frankincense
blend together beautifully in a smooth cleansing gel to give you
an almost unifying experience. There you were all stressed out
and jumping in the shower and then suddenly you want to take
another shower right after the first. This is what Lush products
do and they can be addictive.
This gel may be slightly drying to dry skin, but the deep
cleansing experience is worth having to rub a little extra
lotion all over. I feel light and refreshed. This would be the
perfect gel to take with you when traveling, when you are
camping and anytime you want to feel refreshed and relaxed. Goes
very well with the I Love Juicy shampoo and Veganese
conditioner, both based on lemon oil. If you feel stressed out
or have had a rough day, try these three products. You may be
amazed at how good you feel and how they balance the emotions.
This completes the soul cleansing citrus experience...
Until next time,
~The Rebecca Review
Dreaming of the "Secret Lush Stash"
LUSH Violet Shampoo
One of the Best Lush Shampoos - Body and Bounce, April 4,
If you ever wondered what it would be like to wander in a field of
violets, then this shampoo gives a lush interpretation of what it
would be like to walk through one of Raymond Gehman's photographs.
The deep purple color is remnicent of crushed blackberries and the
scent is a mingling of lemon, coconut, Bergamot and violets. The
truth is, this shampoo is one of the best shampoos Lush sells and I
think it gives even more body and texture than Rehab. Use this and
follow with the Coolaulin conditioner for shiny bouncy hair that is
scented with violets and coconut.
The fragrance follows you around for hours and envelops you in a
comforting warmth. This shampoo may have you dreaming about the
Purple Haze gift box filled with violet, lavender and blackcurrant
items or looking into the "Gratuitous Violets" soap.
To complete the experience, you may want the "Smitten"
hand cream - quite luxurious and comforting. For some reason, the
All That Jas bath item worked well with the violet scent so my house
is now scented with Jasmine and Violets and I feel like I'm walking
in fields of flowers.
~The Rebecca Review
Vegetarian Hair Conditioner
Light Conditioner for Combination/Oily Hair, August 1, 2006
If your hair alternates between various moods every day of the week,
then a good supply of conditioners and shampoos should keep you
happy all year long. The lemon oil in two of the Lush products work
together especially well. Veganese Conditioner and I Love Juicy
shampoo could not be a better solution if you need to deep clean
your hair. Like after you have put too much hairspray in your hair
or you went swimming or say you fell in a mud puddle (In that case,
also reach for Happy Hippy body wash).
You just never know what may occur and one must always be prepared.
The Veganese is also a lovely vegetarian product that can be enjoyed
by anyone. It has a very clean, happy energy and a lemony scent. The
slippery conditioner slicks across your hair, making it shiny and
manageable without weighing it down.
This also contains rosemary infusion, lavender flower infusion,
seaweed and fresh lemon juice. Will be appreciated by anyone trying
to lighten their hair.
If you use the henna products by Lush, these two products might
slightly lighten your henna results. This could be desired or you
may want to go back to using Rehab and American Cream if you want to
keep a deeper henna shade.
If you want to feel light and breezy, this conditioner won't weigh
you down. My hair feels fluffy and deliciously light and bouncy. I
have this strange urge to go wander in lemon orchards, run through
mud puddles and pick flowers by the side of the road.
Now officially in the mood to make lemonade!
~The Rebecca Review
Lemon Hair Conditioner
A Field of Violets by Raymond Gehman