Stephanie Dowrick on self-acceptance and self-love

“Loving ourselves” should be entirely natural. It should also lead us away from anxious self-obsession and certainly far away from debilitating self-pity. In fact, self-love – when we understand it – should lead us towards an easy acceptance of our gifts, gratitude for our strengths, as well as a willingness to learn from our inevitable […]

Stephanie Dowrick helps us to heal ourselves and others

Dr Stephanie Dowrick offers a short, rich talk on this vital and timely topic: how we think about (and therefore treat) ourselves and others. The talk was recorded in May 2014 at a short retreat offered by Stephanie Dowrick at the Centre for Spiritual Learning, Wilton, NSW. Stephanie Dowrick’s next retreat will begin on 25 […]

Stephanie Dowrick offers spiritual support in this secular age

Are you yearning for practical, meaningful personal support? Please take time to enjoy this talk, given in the Tom Keneally Library at the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts in Sydney on 26 March 2014. Here, writer and spiritual leader Dr Stephanie Dowrick reflects on our needs for spiritual support especially at a time when religions […]

Universal Heart Network March 2014

Hello dear Universal Heart Networkers, I do hope that this finds you well? Again thanks to the riches of the internet, comes an amazing picture that seems literally to “light up” our perceptions of the universe we share. Truly noticing that we are in this life together – and that our choices count, therefore – […]

Stephanie Dowrick speaks informally on the power of prayer

Heaven on Earth: Timeless Prayers of Wisdom and Love is Dr Stephanie Dowrick’s most recent book and in this short talk, recorded in December 2013 at Sutherland Shire Library, Sydney, Stephanie speaks persuasively about the power of prayer to help us – and especially how we can pray in ways that are nourishing, uniting, and […]

Breathe into this precious moment

What a beautiful image to accompany one of the simplest yet so powerful prayers from my new book, Heaven on Earth. It gives me such joy when other artists collaborate with my work and take it in their own direction.  Here it is photographer Brad Harris – who posted this on his inspiring  It’s All […]

Universal Heart Newsletter – Heaven on Earth publication

Publication of Heaven on Earth * New bookstore link: free postage  *  “Heavenly”: Special concert announcement for 23 November 2013  * Interfaith service, Sydney, this Sunday 20 October 2013, 3pm  *  Stephanie on ABC RN’s “Spirit of Things”  *  YouTube talks * Regular inspiration on FACEBOOK Dear friends What a joy it is to be […]

Stephanie Dowrick on daring to write Heaven on Earth

Stephanie Dowrick is the author of many much loved books, from Running Backwards Over Sand to Seeking the Sacred and Everyday Kindness. Here she celebrates the publication of her newest book, Heaven On Earth, by writing frankly about her writing life and what has supported, allowed and inspired it. I began my writing life in […]

Universal Heart Newsletter September 2013 (new book!)

Interfaith service, Sydney, this Sunday 15 September 2013, 3pm  * Retreats – October * Visiting the Universal Heart Book Club  * YouTube talks * Regular inspiration on FACEBOOK  * New book on its way! * A gratitude prayer (even for those who never pray) Dear friends This Sunday, 15 September, is our beautiful, enriching monthly interfaith […]