Minister, United Church of Christ, Retired
Author, Spiritual Psychology and The Abridged Urantia Papers
Co-author, A History of the Urantia Papers
(McCormick Theological Seminary)
Professor of Social Work
University of Puerto Rico
Author of Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution
Author and Consultant on Religious Diversity and Spirituality
In Heaven Is Not the Last Stop, Sheila Keene-Lund bravely steps out of the box and draws information from science, philosophy, evolved religions, metaphysical sources and common knowledge, bringing it all together with the gift of Revelation. This valuable gem offers a balanced, intelligent and sensitive approach that will support all genuine Truth Seekers in achieving a deeper understanding of the universe and our role therein. I was pleasantly surprised and grasped many new concepts while reading this book. I believe it has the capacity to appeal to all people and create a new wave of advanced thought. I also believe that Heaven Is Not the Last Stop will assist both new and seasoned readers of The Urantia Book while we continue to strive for the ideals thus far unattained: the global recognition of One Universal Parent and the sincere loving service of all humanity.
International Recording Artist & Minister
From Workshop Attendees
Most of my adult life, I have been searching for “something”. When I found The Urantia Book, that search turned into an obsession -- focused on “what” it was that I needed to “get out of the book.” The more I read, the more I KNEW that The Urantia Book held the answer(s) I had been seeking my entire life. But the book was so big, so in depth, so powerful… where EXACTLY WAS the answer(s) to the questions of my longing soul? That is where Sheila comes in! In May 2008, I attended Sheila’s lecture and mini-workshop and through her organized program of instruction, I was able to self-discover the pieces of the puzzle that I have been trying to assemble my entire life. Since that time, my life has changed immensely. I now have a job that I love where I am easily able to support sick and dying people with large financial resources through government agencies! Also, I was led to way in which I could be of Highest Service in spearheading a large Urantia Book outreach program, supporting the delivery of 1,000 Urantia Books to deployed military units around the world. If attending Sheila’s mini-workshop could do that much for me, imagine what reading her new book and participating in a full workshop with her can do for you?
I got very inspired by Sheila’s workshop and felt encouraged to look at my life and my future “mission” as a high school teacher in another light. Young people are often very stressed about doing the “right” thing, having the “right” look and being successful, even though they haven’t had time to figure out who they really are. I think Sheila’s wise and loving words about our true purpose in life would help many people in their quest for inner harmony and happiness.
“I found attending Sheila’s workshop, Cultivating Universal Intelligence, a practical method in developing a life plan for my spiritual journey to know God’s will for me. A process that is so simple, yet so powerful when implemented to its fullest extent.”
As for another personal initiative, last year I met a woman by the name of Sheila Keene-Lund, a reader of The Urantia Book for many years and also a member of UAI. She was an accredited teacher of Transcendental Meditation for more than twenty years and has demonstrated her incredible capacity to teach by writing a book that reconciles the teachings of The Urantia Book with worldwide spiritual beliefs and personal development techniques. Sheila has been facilitating workshops at different Urantia conferences and has produced a very significant work that explores how one can progress spiritually by discovering the significance of the Will of God and how it applies in our life. The difference of this book with other secondary works is that it offers a program, a very simple and effective framework that fosters spiritual growth while engaging the readers in spiritual exercises. This program could be effective in study groups or retreats as a way to improve our understanding of The Urantia Book while giving us meaningful tools to achieve spiritual growth.
So far I have attended two workshops that introduce the readers to the program featured in this book and both times I have been very impressed by the quality of its content and its practicality. It is solely based on the teachings of The Urantia Book and will be available soon in bookstores. The title of this book is Heaven Is Not the Last Stop – Exploring a New Revelation, and you can visit the web site that bears the main name.
President, Urantia Association International
(Excerpt from the July ’08 issue of UAI Journal)
The things I really liked about Sheila's workshop are things she said like, "Challenge yourself to grow in areas of your personality, or your angels will do it for you!" She put a sense of humor on spiritual growth and made it fun for me to choose 1 or 2 things to work on the next 6 months. She said, "If you can't think of anything, just ask a friend or family member." So I choose one of my own, to improve my public speaking, and one of a friend, to "grow up." As life would have it, there have been many opportunities for both.
If Sheila would ever like my help at a workshop, I would love to help. I love her work and am very excited about it. I'd love to take another workshop from her and spend a whole day or two or three together.
Sheila's presentations and workshops wisely integrate a broad and insightful perspective on The Urantia Book's relationship to cultural developments with practical tools for personal spiritual growth. Her sincerity and passion for the subject mix an infectious enthusiasm with an easy going, comfortable relationship to a process inquiry. Sheila's approach provides rich meanings and enduring values to the never ending quest for enhanced modes of personal living and loving service.
Sheila Keene-Lund has an engagingly passionate approach to the work she shares in her workshop. She is exceptionally clear with deep insight into a process that mindfully refocuses on truth and values important to our lives that are in part neglected, or yet to be awakened.
Author of: Folding Circle Teterahedra – Truth in the Geometry of Wholemovement www.wholemovement.com