Jun 092014
 

To my regular readers:

You may notice a preponderance of reviews here recently, which is not my usual fare. This is because I’m on sabbatical!

So … I’m not doing my regular posting these days. However, I am reading and reviewing and will continue to share my impressions as I go along. I hope it’s helpful — and thanks for your patience in the meantime!

Namasté,

Patti

Jan 032015
 

E-CubedE-Cubed: Nine More Energy Experiments That Prove Manifesting Magic and Miracles Is Your Full-Time Gig by Pam Grout is a fun book.

Pam has a candid way of writing which is entertaining in itself, and at the same time the experiments she presents are lively practices that can shake you loose and help you be aware of how fun this thing called “life” can be.

In many ways, what I have to say about this book I’ve already said in my review of her previous book E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality, where I’ve gone into some detail.

This one begins by thoughtfully including a summary/review of the experiments from E-Squared, then proceeds to present 9 more (10, actually; one a “bonus”).

In some ways these are along the same vein, but with a bit more focus on mind-set and more subtle sources of manifestation.

Some of them that I particularly enjoyed and found effective are practices I’ve been making a point to incorporate in my every day life. The main value of this book for me was to remind me how enjoyable playing “in the field” can be, and why it’s worthwhile to do so.

I’m sure you’ll have fun with this and likely benefit over the long term as well.

Note: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for review purposes and this review reflects my honest evaluation.

Patti

Oct 112014
 

Walking-HomeI liked this book — it was a gratifying read!

Walking Home: A Pilgrimage from Humbled to Healed by Sonia Choquette is the story of Sonia’s recent pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago.

I enjoyed it just like I do a good novel. It’s interesting and entertaining to read about the logistics of the walk itself, and then there’s the extra layer of her personal journey along the way. She’s included beautiful color plates with lots of photos, which — besides just being fun to see — help you tap into yet another dimension of the experience.

I’ve been familiar with Sonia Choquette for a few decades, and learned a lot from her over the years about developing and trusting our intuition. But this is a more personal offering, and I was impressed with her candor regarding her own state of mind and affairs, especially in the beginning but throughout the book. I think there’s a fine line to be walked between marketing yourself as a teacher/advisor, and openly acknowledging your own personal struggles. I appreciated that here she lets it all hang out – or much of it, anyway.

She openly shares the challenges that came up during her pilgrimage, as well as her insights and rewarding experiences. Of course these occur at all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

It feels refreshingly “real”, and her frankness and even outspokenness often made me laugh out loud.

So, besides the story of the developing pilgrimage being interesting in itself, her so authentically offering the personal side of her journey is what gives this book its satisfying richness.

It’s definitely worth a read.

Note: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for review purposes and this review reflects my honest evaluation.

Patti

Jul 252014
 
All is Well - Book Review

I can’t believe I debated whether or not I’d find value in this book, All is Well, by Louise Hay and Dr. Mona Lisa Schultz. If you have any question at all, or are on the fence: Get it! It is fantastic! Part of the book description states: “For the first time ever, they present [more *magic*]

Jun 252014
 
Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender - Book Review

The process and concepts set forth in this book, Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender by David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph. D., can be life-changing. I’m really excited about practicing the simple suggestions over time and experiencing their benefits. Contrary to some reviews, I didn’t find it technical at all, much less overly-technical. It’s interesting [more *magic*]

May 232014
 
Holy Shift! - Book Review

I love this book (Holy Shift!, edited by Robert Holden). I’m pretty stingy with stars but this one gets all 5, meaning it’s a book I expect to treasure and use always, and which I highly recommend. This isn’t a book you read; it’s a book you use. I’ve had it for a few weeks [more *magic*]

Mar 202014
 
Power Words - Book Review

I really liked this book. It’s made me so much more aware of my language, not only of the words I speak but also the words that appear in my self-talk (i.e. thoughts). “Any word you use invokes the exact energy of that word from a very responsive world around you.” ~ Sharon Anne Klingler, [more *magic*]

Feb 112014
 
How to Live a Fully Engaged Life

This is a review of the fun-to-read book Play Your Bigger Game by Rick Tamlyn. I really liked it, and am eager now to play my own bigger game! Here’s why. [FYI, I'm not going to discuss the layout or the squares on the game-board. A lot of other reviewers have done that if you're [more *magic*]

Jan 132014
 
Love Your Enemies - Book Review

I was going through a period where I was working through some anger toward someone who’s repeatedly frustrated me with her power games. I was eager to read Love Your Enemies by Sharon Salzberg & Tenzin Robert Thurman to see how effectively I could apply its lessons. Well … In the end, I was a little [more *magic*]

Sep 252013
 
Focus to Raise and Deepen Your Awareness

So, recently we talked about Eagle Eyes and expanding our attention out past what we might normally notice. If you took part in the 30 Day Conscious Living Challenge at OM Times, you may remember that on day 2 of my challenge “The ABC’s of Actively Being Conscious”, we talked about what you can think [more *magic*]