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Currently Reading… ‘Creative True Prosperity’

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Currently Re-Reading… ‘The Go-Giver’

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Over the weekend, I decided to revisit this life-changing book simply because I needed to be refreshed. When I tell you this book rejuvenated my Spirit?! I first read this gem in 2010 and it changed my perspective on “success,” “trying to make it,” and life, as I knew it. Giving isn’t something that should be done here & there. Giving should be a way of life.

This book shares the ‘Five Laws of Stratospheric Success’ and it is definitely something that I like to keep fresh in my mind. I’ve even printed this out and taped it on my bathroom mirror so I can be reminded of these nuggets of wisdom daily. The main ‘law’ I’ve struggled with is the Law of Receptivity, simply because I’ve been raised to give, give, give, and never to receive. Even when my brother and I were younger, if any of our family friends gave us a birthday or Christmas card with money in it, my mom would literally make us go and give the money back. We’d be so upset and didn’t understand why she would make us do that. This thought-process followed me into adulthood, and I had to ask myself why I have such a hard time accepting gifts. When someone gets me a present, why do I say no? Why must I give it back? How does that even make sense? As I read this book and read about this law in specific, I realized that pride may have played a huge factor in our mom making us return our monetary gift. The authors put it so simply and eloquently. In life, we must breathe in order to live. We do not just inhale; we must, at some point, exhale. Our hearts do not just contract; at some point, it must extract, too. In the same light, you cannot only give; you must learn to receive. And this is something that I’ve promised myself I will be better at. It’s totally OK to receive, too!

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Currently Reading… “Creative Visualization’

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Almost always, there’s a fascinating story behind how I acquired a certain book. I’ll always charge it to synchronicity vs. a coincidence.

I walked into one of my girlfriends’ home and this book was casually sitting on the couch, as she was currently reading it. I was immediately drawn to the lotus flower (one of my favorite flowers) and the author’s name, Shakti, which I knew off-bat had to be an Indian woman. Without asking (shame on me), I opened the book up to browse through, and started reading it. I caught myself 5 minutes in and realized I had to have it. And so, I went to my trusty website where I order a majority of my books and placed my order immediately.

The book finally came in the mail, of course I dove right in, and when I tell you this book was everything??! I wasn’t aware that there is a workbook companion to this book, as well, until I came across it in a physical bookstore. This book truly pushes you to, simply put, creatively visualize. When I read, I always have a pad and pen next to me to take notes, and I realized that while reading this book, the pages were filling up rapidly. I strongly encourage any and everyone to read this book. We must continually expand and broaden our minds and imagination. We can be, do, and have anything we want in this life. The Universe is literally and endless catalog of anything our heart desires. Use it to the best of your advantage!