by Sherrie Dillard
From a young age we are often taught, in ways both
subtle and overt, to compromise who we are and to replace our true
thoughts and feelings with false masks. We do this because we want to
be accepted, and over time, our awareness of our authentic self slowly
recedes. Yet, compromising our truth brings no true reward. Not knowing
and loving our authentic self creates loneliness and cuts us off from
our center of power and inner joy.
Despite the many influences that seek to confine you to
complacency and suppress your inner truth, the journey of discovering
your authentic self is natural and always unfolding. Sherrie Dillard,
author of the new Discover Your Authentic Self, presents the three
phases of discovering our true, authentic self.
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1. Your new book is titled Discover Your Authentic Self. How
exactly do you define the "authentic self?"
The authentic self is the totality of who
you are. Constantly changing and evolving, you are your thoughts, your
feelings, and your pure spirit essence and soul. Your authentic self is
your center of power and joy.
is living in tune with our authentic self so important?
Authentic living begins with being able
to discern and acknowledge your personal truth, however perplexing or
unsettling you may judge it to be. This is the fundamental building
block from which all of our successes are built. In your relationships,
career choices, and all of the many decisions that you make on a daily
basis, it is essential to know who you are. Otherwise, you only create
and experience discontent and emptiness.
are a psychic, and many of your previous books have dealt with
developing psychic skills (Discover Your Psychic Type)
or intuition (Develop Your Medical Intuition).
How does our energetic awareness help us become more in tune with
Your intuition is the voice of your
authentic self. It is the inner compass through which you are guided to
those things, people, and experiences that speak to your true self and
empower you to live your purpose, express your gifts, and fill you with
joy. Beyond your preconceived limitations, past conditioning, and
societal expectations, you are a free and creative soul.
4. The book is comprised of
150 essays, including affirmations, meditations, and exercises. Is it
important for these to be read and practiced in order?
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Becoming a Werewolf: Ancient Shamanic Dog Magic
by Sophia & Denny Sargent
Werewolves continue to capture the imagination, as they
have for literally thousands of years. From where do these figures
originate? And how do you become one? Denny and Sophia Sargent, authors
of the new Book of Dog Magic, delve into the history and
mythology of werewolves, and find that they may actually be connected
to the Horned God.
5 Uncommon Tips to Release Stress Using the
by Doron Hanoch
Today's world offers us many opportunities to create and
live in stress; even though it has been many thousands of years since
we have had to fear attack from wild animals, modern man has his
fight-or-flight system turned on most days, and with no idea how to
turn it off. Work, relationships, schedules, kids, media, and much more
assist in creating stress. Luckily, there are many tools to bring us
back from the fight-or-flight response into the rest-and-digest system,
or the relaxation response. Thankfully, there are many ways to release
stress; here, Doron Hanoch, author of the new Yoga Lifestyle, provides five ways to use
the Flexitarian Method to ease stress.
Fire Quartz Magic
by Ember Grant
In the practice of crystal magic, few would argue about
the importance of quartz. Since it's one of the most abundant minerals
on earth, and it can be found in so many varieties, there's bound to be
some confusion when distinguishing among the different types. Ember
Grant, author of the new Second Book of Crystal Spells, discusses ways to
differentiate the different types of Fire Quartz, and also provides a
spell for using Fire Quartz for manifestation.