La Verde de la Vida
Among the Trees of Van Cortlandt Park
“I sit here on a bench among the trees of Van Cortlandt Park enjoying the rare November sun, grateful to feel its warmth on my face. I like to come to the edge of this urban forest to meditate, to pray and to write in my journal and watch as one season fades into another.”
Dedicated to the children of the world and my country.
America the Beautiful
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea
Shining River Press- we find lost and forgotten rivers
“I have discovered that I also live in creation’s dawn, the morning stars still sing together, and the world, not yet half made, becomes more beautiful every day.”
I found your wonderful book in the lobby of the YMCA. I just wanted to tell you that it is a very beautiful book filled with healing and common sense. I just can’t say enough wonderful things about it. I wish the message could be given to every American and everyone in the world. It goes far beyond the abortion issue. It’s for healing the hearts and souls of all of us. The world is crying out for this message… You have done something to heal me today. I just want you to know you have a fan in Lakeland.
-Dr. Rev. John Santosuosso
Other books written by Sheliah Hill include:
Somewhere on the Edge of Dreaming & Other Stories of Meaning and Madness
If you love New York and synchronicity, you will love this book!
It has been said that reality is different in different states of consciousness. In this collection of stories, you will see varying states of consciousness up and down the bipolar staircase.
My greatest asset and my greatest liability has been this condition which is labelled bipolar. Dr. Ronald Fieve in his book Mood Swing asked, “Is it disease or genetic endowment?” The challenge is to realize the gift while limiting its potential liability.
Her world stretches from the physical reality, where most of us live, and expands to an invisible realm, reflected by mystics of all cultures and times. This is what Somewhere on the Edge of Dreaming is about Sheilah’s world, a world of wisdom, ecstasy, terror, sadness, and exquisite beauty. She possesses an energy and enthusiasm that proves contagious and sometimes causes the people who meet her to smile and to feel transported to some wondrous place. Her stories will allow readers to tap into those parts of themselves.
From the forward by Dr. Judith Miller, Columbia University
Do we have the right any longer to regard this state as mental disorder? What goes wrong when someone becomes a visionary…only when he is sick, only to become blind, constricted and timid, understanding nothing, when he is well again, dependent…on a drug to keep his soul and its vision dampened down and safely out of reach.
Dr. John Perry, M.D.
They That Sow in Tears
“I know now what goes on behind the locked doors of a psychiatric ward and I must give voice to it.” A young widow and mother on the wake of her husband’s death experiences something intensely spiritual. However, others do not understand, and she is taken to a psychiatric hospital on the eve of his funeral. Here she is forced to receive twenty shock treatments and take medication with adverse side effects. Her spiritual experiences continue in the hospital. In this toxic environment, the reality of Psalm 91 is a refuge and major support. “A deeper level of reality exists beyond anything we can articulate.” Roberto Assagioli, M.D.
Taking Communion with Muddy Feet
The greatest thing we can do for peace is to find our ownmake peace with those around us and sit at the feet of the Prince of Peace. If we could know what Jesus symbolically sought to teach the disciples when he washed their feet, we would be so bonded together in love that nothing could seperate us. How can we have peace between nations if we can’t have it between individuals? How can we build big bridges if we can’t build small ones? Voices from the past are included in this powerful little book: Charles Finney, Robert Barclay, Andrew Murry and William Law, J. Rufus Moseley , Rufus Jones, and William Blake.
What Makes Us Recover: A Recovery Anthology for Mental Health
In New York City, you can furnish your apartment with objets de trouves French for “found objects” that other people have left along the street. Now residing peacefully with me as part of my belongings, I have an eclectic assortment of chairs, little tables, picture frames, etc., and even a large china cabinet which, with manic persuasion, I managed to get some college boys to bring up six long flights of stairs.
One day I saw a chair with this sign on it: “Broken No Use.” I paused to think, “Once I believed that a similar sign could have been put on me.” What makes us recover?