Monday, February 14, 2011

If you want to learn about Angels this book is for you!

Doreen Virtue

The Angel Therapy Handbook:

Writing my blog: Inspirational Daze has allowed me an amazing opportunity to review one of my all time favorite authors from my number one favorite Publishing House! Hay House sent me a copy (for free) of Doreen Virtue's book: The Angel Therapy Handbook.

I have been a long time fan of Doreen Virtue. I mention her in all of my own books that I've written because I love her so much. I have even been to a workshop with her and saw her speak. She is literally my publishing hero. Naturally, I jumped at the chance to read and review her latest book.

In all honesty, I do have to say that even though I love her, I have not been buying her books so much in the past year or so because she has written so many books on the same subjects and I felt like I had heard all she had to say. As I think happens with many amazing authors, they get on a roll and then their flair fizzles out a bit in stretching into too many titles covering so much of the same things. So even though I was excited to have any opportunity to have anything to do with both Hay House and Doreen Virtue's work, I have been less inclined to buy her last several books at the stores.

But, to my true and lovely surprise this book is what I've waited for from her. I love it when an author shares from their own background and truly offers what got them to this place. And, even more than this, when they offer to you as much as they possibly can for you to be able to do the things yourself. Every once in a while you will encounter a speaker or an author who has done so well that they have nothing to lose in helping others get to their own top. Not to say people don't like to help and to share-but always with some left for themselves so that they are always ahead and always have something left to teach. I understand both sides of that. But what I find the most sacred offering in the world is when people teach from the deepest level with no attachments. In the book: The Angel Therapy Handbook, Doreen does just that! She has managed to get me all excited to get back on her train again! Thank you Doreen, I have missed you and I love you!

I have wanted to take her Angel Therapy workshops for years, but money never was plentiful enough to get me there. For her to finally open up and offer this information through this book absolutely tickles me! I am thrilled with this book. It gives step by step instructions and information about connecting with your Angels AND it comes from HER! It is her personal information and stories, which I value so much more. This book is in my opinion, getting back to her roots. It is more like the original Angel Therapy and her original Hay House books that I loved so much. I find myself having difficulty putting this book down-and it's been a long time since any book, not just hers, put me in that place. Not only this, but she offers ways to become a writer yourself, to enter the healing world yourself and so much more. The way that this book reads is so heartfelt and pure. More so than most any other book I've read in a very long time by anyone. It is a breath of fresh air to see this from her. I don't know what she went through to get into this space, but whatever it is-it is noticeable and greatly appreciated.

If you are interested at all in learning how to connect to your Angels and guides, this book is for you. I strongly recommend this book to absolutely anyone and everyone who is looking for some peace and direction.

Way to go Doreen!


Emily A. Smith, PhD
Author of: From Fear To Faith published by Balboa Press (a division of hay house and not connected with this blog or review.)

* Please note: Hay House gives me these books for free to review. It is not a paid position of Hay House

Sunday, February 6, 2011

What would I put into a basket to give to a friend who was looking at a new path to her own self?

I was asked by someone today if they could get "an Emily Smith starter kit." This made me pause and reflect. What would I give to someone who is starting over in their life and looking for new things to get them started? I realized I would know exactly what little basket to make up and give as their new avenue. My Stretch Book, Anthony DeMello's Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality book, some crystals, some incense, a book of daily prayers or inspiration, my Morning and Evening CD and encourage them to offer into this basket their own self love.

Sometimes we need to do rituals to let the past go. Writing down on paper what you are willing to release, what has caused you such pain that you find yourself having to start over. Then burn that paper and bury the ashes

A great crystal starter kit: Rose Quartz for unconditional Love, Clear Quartz for personal growth and power, flourite for healing self, bloodstone for purification and amethyst for love of self, and personal healing. You can hold these stones, you can put them in a glass (notice I said glass. No plastic, glass or wood only) to enhance the mineral quality of your water, you can lay them on your body during prayer/quiet time.

A stretching book simply offers your body easy ways to expand your own life by starting with your muscles. Let them rejoice in being stretched, strengthened and lengthened. You have no idea how much your muscles hold the emotional pain you have been through. You must address your muscles and give them the release also.

A wonderful, insightful book such as Anthony DeMello is always wonderful. He is a Catholic Jesuit monk, Indian man who grew up doing yoga, psychotherapist all rolled into one person. The advice he offers is absolutely stellar and won't generally offend anybody. Just enhance the daily thoughts a bit.

Another book I would offer is the Four Agreements. It's four easy things to create heaven on earth. Who doesn't need that?

The incense serves a specific purpose. Find a smell (like Nag Champa) that is clean and you can handle/enjoy being around. For as long as the incense burns, that is how long you sit in prayer.

When we find ourselves lost and having to start new in our lives, this is the most available time we have to learn new things and to expand our minds and hearts. It's one of the few times in our lives that we break old patterns and open up to a new level of existence. This is the time to be cherished, and honored and we need to acknowledge this within ourselves. I will help you.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Approach any hurtful situation the same way you do your food...chew it up, let it digest properly and then let it release from your being.

If you swallowed your food without chewing it up, you will have horrible indigestion! It's the same thing with feelings. They must be faced, eaten, chewed up properly, allowed the time to go through the digestive tract and then finally released from the body.

Too many times when we are faced with a painful situation we are ostracized for not 'getting over it' fast enough. You know what you would like to see the ultimate out come in that situation be, but that does not mean that it won't take time and proper healing to get there. Give yourself some slack, gather support and honor your feelings.

It's great to set a goal-but don't let it be about the time it takes to overcome something. This does not give you permission to wallow in it, but honor the fact that everyone processes differently and at different speeds. You have to take yourself all the way through it if you're ever going to get to the place where it doesn't effect you anymore.

The mantra for the day is:
I am working on it. I may get there tomorrow. I'm not quite there today. But I am working on it.