Hello love-bugs!
I don’t know about you but I spent this recent Mercury Retrograde hiding away under the soft, luxurious covers of my bed, getting my soul-nurturing on, in place of gypsetting around at a high pace. As I mentioned a few of weeks ago, I’ve moved to a new pad in Venice, and am taking in the luxury of having a space to call home, by resting my body and soul.
Luckily, too, that the lovely twins from Astrostyle (my go-to astrological site) recommended that I do exactly that. In their words “Between now and July 2014, you’re at the end of a decade-plus chapter, taking inventory on all you’ve accomplished since 2001. Meantime, your job is to let go, heal, allow yourself to be divinely guided (rather than forcing things), and focus on your internal self rather than forging ahead blindly.” I take that as a sign that it’s ok to hang my flag and just nurture myself for a while.
Which brings me to the books I am reading which are real soul-busters. Just when I thought I knew it all (ha! just kidding!) these words shine out and bring life to a whole new level.
E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality
I have a client who is a psychic that recommended this book to me, and because I believe in signs from the universe, I knew that her recommendation was one that I must follow. And I am so glad I did. E-Squared is funny, entertaining, scientific and spiritual all at the same time, which I think is an incredible feat when talking about things such as metaphysics and the law of attraction. As the title suggests, you do 9 different experiments that literally PROVE you have the power to create your life through your thoughts. I’ve done the first two so far and can confirm that yes, they worked, though sometimes is the most miraculous,unexpected ways.
Get Rich, Lucky Bitch!: Release Your Money Blocks and Live a First Class Life
I’ll be honest with you. The title really, really put me off, but author Denise Duffield Thomas is a fellow B-Schooler, we actually did the course together, had a day where she gave her book away for free and I jumped at the chance to see what it was all about. And unlike the title, the book is very sweetly written, funny and full of really great exercises and money practices to release your blockages around financial wealth and freedom and create as she calls it, a “first class life”. As all things do, this book has come into my life at just the right time, and I am deeply grateful to Denise for penning it and sharing her wisdom and knowledge with us. If you’re ready to make some changes in your life and start making some serious money, read this book!
I AM: The Power of Discovering Who You Really Are
This gorgeous book explains how and why each of us has created our unique and individual experience of reality, and offers a practical and empowering process for taking complete control of the creative process of life from this moment forward. I mean, what more could you want, really!? Woven throughout, is the story of how a spiritual counselor transformed his life from being a stockbroker with little religious experience to a man profoundly shaped by his journey to explore the nature of existence. It’s essentially a beautifully written guide that offers advice on understanding one’s purpose in order to achieve fulfillment. And I liked it.
Reaching for the Moon
I’m not exactly sure how it happened but I was gifted this book some time ago, but only read it recently. I’ve been wanting to learn more about women’s cycles, and though this book is written for young women who are just entering into the moon phases, it’s a very sweet read and I learnt some important things about how to nurture and care for yourself during menses. Wether it’s for you or for someone you know, Reaching For The Moon is perfect for those moments of self-love and awareness around being a woman and the blessings that come with that.
Getting Sh*t Done: How to Stop Procrastinating, Let Perfectionism Go, & Harness Your Creative Superpowers
I think I read this book in under an hour which just shows how to the point it is. Really well written, I found the words nail the creative process and the tricks we use to try and stall ourselves and procrastinate, with obvious, clear and effective solutions for getting your sh*t done. I actually really loved this book, it’s clarity and straight-talk. Read it. Then get sh*t done.
Do the Work
In a similar stream as the one above, Do The Work is about creative inspiration and the role that resistance plays in getting your work out there. The advice goes something like this: Act, act, act without reflection, then after a while, go back and reflect and edit, edit, edit. And while you’re working on your project, be realistic that you’re going to come up against different forms of resistance. Realize that that resistance is just as much a part of life as rocks and trees are. Push through it anyway, and don’t let friends or family or anyone else tell you that you can’t do what you want. And by the way, when you fail, the product fails, not you. So just do it again. The author’s energy is contagious and will have you at your computer until late at night with renewed vigor and self-belief. Do The Work really works!
I hope you enjoy them too!
Vienda x

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