Quantum Creativity

Quantum CreativityQuantum Creativity is a wonderful balance of science and philosophy by Amit Goswami, Ph.D. Dr. Goswami is a theoretical quantum physicist, so this book has a scientific background and explanation for the concept that we create our own reality. Yet at the same time the author’s voice is quite human and easy to relate to.

I especially appreciated the author’s focus on creativity, and its energetic interrelationship. This is a fresh, new exploration within quantum physics for me, and I am simultaneously condensed and expanded. (A downward causation concurrently showcasing the field of potentiality?? Ha ha)

In reading this book, I finally discovered my concise response to use when asked in physics conversations. (Yes, I actually have these.)  When replying to Newtonian counterparts with the comment of, “I’m actually more of a quantum physics gal,” I would invariably be asked to explain. I would attempt to share the idea of creating reality, the Law of Attraction, and the universal field, only to watch scientific minds find my explanation to be amusing and then dismissed.

However, after reading this book I now have a simplified, common-language response to use that will enable minds to remain open to further conversation:

Newtonian physics = everything is made of matter.

Quantum physics = everything is made of energy.

Anyone who is interested in the language of energy will appreciate this book, whether you are science-minded or not.  If you are drawn in any way, no matter how remotely, to a scientific aspect as well, you will be particularly glad you picked this one up.

Hay House gifted me my choice of this book through their Book Nook blogger program, in exchange only for my honest opinion of it. 

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Mind Over Medicine

Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself, by Lissa Rankin, M.D., is a powerful perspective for anyone to consider.

Mind Over MedicineThe author is a credible and successful physician who is radically overcoming conventional medicine’s approach of doctor authority over patients.  The message is that we do not need to hand our healing power over to have someone else “fix” us, that we each have more healing power than we have ever imagined, ourselves.

Time out.  In no way is she suggesting to abandon current medical care.  The perspectives in this book are not either/or: there is room in this realm for all forms of healing, and it is the individual’s responsibility to make wise–and intuitive–decisions.

Each of us has the power to heal our body just by changing how our mind thinks and feels.  Yes, heal on a very large scale.

Now, this is far greater than simply putting on a happy face and thinking rainbows and hearts.  This is a spiritual path.  This is a challenge of connecting lifestyle dots, reexamining personal beliefs, and taking responsibility.  This is asking yourself, “What does my body need in order to heal?”  And then it is honestly looking at the answer you may receive, even if it is along the lines of:

  • I need to leave my spouse.
  • I need to quit my job.
  • I need to finally go back to school.
  • I need to leave this church.
  • I need to have a child.
  • I need to forgive ______.
  • I need to say no to ______.
  • I need to put my aging parent in a home.

The book is organized into three parts: Believe Yourself Well/Treat Your Mind/Write the Prescription.  Part One talks about long-standing scientific evidence that supports this radical idea of self-healing, including the effects of both the stress and relaxation responses physiologically on the body.  Part Two identifies strategies to identify personal stress-response indicators, as well as teach how to create counteractive measures. Part Three shows you how to diagnose yourself as well as write your own prescription for health, with specific tools, steps, and guidelines.

WARNING: This is not for the faint of heart.

Again, this is a spiritual journey.  You have the capacity, and the courage.  This book is your direct support, and anyone at any point on their path will benefit in some form by reading it.

I was graciously given this book by Hay House in exchange for my honest thoughts about it.

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The Importance of Being Extraordinary

The Importance of Being ExtraordinaryI just finished this wonderful two-cd audio set by spiritual powerhouses Wayne Dyer and Eckhart Tolle.  What a combo!  They have an insightful visit with each other, made me think of coffee with Wendy–although our audience is usually furry household pets instead of a lecture hall full of appreciative spiritual seekers!

Having recently read and thoroughly enjoyed Wishes Fulfilled by Wayne Dyer, I found the cd’s to be aligned with the same beautiful concept of “I Am.” Our extraordinary selves are described as both encompassing and transcending our ordinary selves.  Our physical, emotional/mental selves comprise our fabulously ordinary self; our infinite soul, our Presence, is our beautiful extraordinary self.  This conversation is support for recognizing our ego vs. our I AM.

A big message that I got out of this is to treasure what I am–this is the extraordinary in me.  An affirmation given for this is:

I treasure my magnificence to be an awake being.

If you have read any of Wayne Dyer’s or Eckhart Tolle’s work, you will enjoy this cd set.  If this is your first encounter with either, you will also appreciate this insightful exchange.  Their interaction is synergistic, their shared thoughts are uplifting, and their humor is divine (pun intended!).  I bet even the Dalai Lama would get something out of listening to this!  The first cd has four tracks, totalling almost an hour (58:23).  The second cd has six tracks and includes audience questions at the end, for a total of a nice, healthy hour (66:35).

Hay House gave me this awesome spiritual support cd set simply in exchange for my honest viewpoint of it. Two listening hours very well spent, I’d say.  🙂

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IS: Your Authentic Spirituality Unleashed

ISThis book by Faith Freed describes itself as a helpful grounding tool for those who are spiritual mavericks.  If you find and value Truth from multiple places, including personal experience, and you create your own path…you might be a Maverick!

What if Adam and Eve could have been apes…?  Not seeing a conflict of possibility there, I’ve wondered that since childhood.  You can imagine how much my Sunday School teachers loved to see me in class….

A possible challenge you may then face is where to find grounding for your wisdom?  Where do you go for a foundation, structure, or support?  It’s not like there’s a central meeting place for all of us who find going our own way to be spiritually nourishing.  That would defeat the purpose of “going our own way.”  I mean, as soon as we make a group now there are group norms rather than individual…which is why we’re where we are in the first place!

IS uses a visual of a sparking holy disco ball to symbolize four dimensions of this party we call life.  IS stands for Infinite Source, which is also known as God, the Cosmos, or whatever name you choose to call the energy and essence of everything that exists.  What I love is that IS directly connects to I AM in my own spiritual maverick-ness.  (Does anybody else see that?)

These four dimensions make up the spiritual (unseen) and physical (embodied) aspects of Source and self.  They are described fully in this book, as well as in application to specific big life ideas defined by chapter.  These big ideas include Immediate State, Inner Stillness, In Sync, Intention/Surrender, Inevitable Symmetry, InSeparable, and In Service.

Each chapter also has a shout-out (prayer), invitation (specific exercises), and anchors (key phrases).  This makes each chapter easily referenced, thus becoming a handy manual.  I especially like the anchors, which puts it all in a nugget of wisdom that is easily remembered.  And posted on random notes left about the house and car.

IS reinforces your already-awesome personal spirituality.  It reminds you that you are not alone and weird in your view of God that you think might possibly make your childhood clergyman shudder in fear for your soul.  You already know you are fine, now you know other people support you!

I believe it was Henry David Thoreau who, on his deathbed, was asked by his aunt if he had made his peace with God.  He replied, “I was not aware that we had quarrelled.”  (I learned this from my Mom, try here.)

Faith’s style is personable and fun.  This book reads like a conversation, not like a textbook.  Pick up a copy and revel in not only acceptance and support, but celebration!

So, I’m wondering.  Is the author’s name her real name or a pen name?  ‘Cause if it’s her real name, what a Cosmic coincidence!  (See the In Sync chapter…)  If it’s a nom de plume, it is utter genius. This book is truly about individual and personal faith freed!!

Hay House kindly gave me a copy of this book, asking only that I review it honestly.  Thank you, Hay House!

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The 7 Things That Made Me Genuinely and Irreversibly Happy

7-things-coverEven if you feel content with your life, it’s hard to ignore the title of Rohan Healy’s book!  At it’s very best it could potentially turn your life around.  At the very least it is wonderful support for the way you already live your life.  I guarantee there is something worthwhile in here for everyone.

Happiness is addressed right off: we are not dealing with a continual high state of elation here.  Rather, true happiness as contentedness and an overriding feeling of being okay and at peace.  You know what I mean–real happy instead of an image of happy.

The 7 Things are organized into parts of the book: the body’s innate intuitive intelligence, stoic philosophy, bullying, affirmations and holistic healing, healthy relationships, personal finance, and abundance consciousness.

Each part is beautifully descriptive with an explanation and background, some personal experience, and real-life applications for the reader to use.  This book provides tools for day-to-day living, not just happy horse-poo overarching concepts.  🙂 Additionally, each part is summarized at the end, providing key points as reminders and nitty-gritty to revisit.  An entire section at the end supplies outside resources, again organized by  the 7 parts to the book.  It is very well laid out in a format that is easy to return to for refresher reference.  In addition, it is easy to read for understanding: Rohan’s style wraps around you like a warm quilt, and you readily assimilate to its comfort.

Anyone who inhabits a body will glean something helpful from this book.  Its purpose is to help readers have courage and support to be their unique and authentic selves.  As stated immediately, Rohan’s intent is in the spirit of sharing.  He encourages the reader to “please take what you like, leave what you don’t, and skip what you already know.” (Healy, Location 94 [hey, I’m on an e-book, that’s the best I can describe!])

Read this book and be supported in your authenticity!

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