by Tess Whitehurst
Think you can't visualize? Not true. When you crave
something—say chocolate—you strongly sense chocolate in your mind.
Perhaps you sense it through taste, texture, or appearance…even when
that chocolate isn't anywhere in sight. Here Tess Whitehurst, author of
several books and the new Holistic Energy Magic, explains visualization
and provides four easy exercises to help us visualize.
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1. Your new book, Holistic Energy Magic,
is your sixth book in five years (not counting your contributions to
Llewellyn's almanacs and datebooks as well as your forthcoming Magic of Flowers Oracle).
From where do you draw your inspiration?
Everywhere. I am endlessly fascinated
with transforming challenges into blessings and living more and more
bravely, joyfully, and expansively. Plus, for as long as I can remember
I have been obsessed with words, reading them and writing them. So
authoring books is really a natural expression of what I would be doing
anyway. I also love it because it helps me organize my thoughts, and
then—through my books—to connect with others who have a similar
perspective and value the same things I do.
2. You have a strong focus
on feng shui in most of your books, as well as removing clutter from
our lives. Why do you feel these are so important?
I honestly believe that if there is
physical clutter anywhere in your life—home, work, vehicle, storage
space, or anywhere else—there is no better way you could possibly be
spending your time than by clearing it. I also believe that clearing
clutter is quite possibly the most powerful action one can take when it
comes to getting into a momentum where we are living happily and
manifesting any kind of success. I know these are bold statements, and
I am not making them lightly! Our inner and outer worlds really are
connected and really do affect each other, as anyone who has ever felt
the exhilaration of a freshly organized closet or desk can certainly
attest. And when we start our clearing, organizing, and harmonizing in
the physical realm, the mental/spiritual/emotional part of us can't
possibly help but follow suit. On the other hand, if we approach our
spiritual work with a bunch of clutter in our space, or a lack of joy
in our surroundings, our capacity for experiencing blessings and
success of all varieties will be considerably hampered. Particularly
when we want to manifest positive life conditions, getting the old
stagnant stuff out is an absolutely vital prerequisite to allowing the
stuff we truly desire to flow abundantly in. Of course, it's an ongoing
process, so the goal is not perfection but rather a commitment to
showing up again and again, and clearing what needs to be cleared.
3. Holistic Energy Magic truly
does provide a holistic approach to living a magical life—incorporating
everything from angels to visualization. Is incorporating so many
elements an easy thing to do?
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5 Simple and Instant Creativity Boosts
by Melissa Harris
Perhaps you don't consider yourself creative. But, we
are all creative: our creativity simply emerges in different ways.
Consider the imagination one employs to make intelligent financial
decisions, or how one can come up with yummy and inexpensive recipes
with healthy ingredients. We call upon our creative selves many times
in the course of a day, but some of us don't count these acts as
imaginative. Melissa Harris, author of the new 99 Keys to a Creative Life, has provided the
following ways to support your creative urges. If you don't think you
are creative, or if you are feeling creatively blocked, these five
simple suggestions will help you push through.
5 Ways to Heal with the Wheel of the Year
by Tiffany Lazic
Most of us already feel somewhat in tune with the cycles
of nature and the seasons: the urge to stay inside and sleep during the
winter, the desire to celebrate during the long days of summer. But can
we connect even more deeply, more holistically, with these
cycles, to heal ourselves? Tiffany Lazic, author of the new The Great Work: Self-Knowledge and Healing Through the
Wheel of the Year, presents 5 easy ways we can start
incorporating the Wheel of the Year into a practical modality for
self-understanding and healing.
The 5 Most Common Recurring Dreams
by Dr. Michael Lennox
Dreams can be experiences of crazy landscapes where
anything can happen (and probably will). But more often than not, many
of us encounter the regularly recurring, repetitive dream that has been
present our entire life. What do these dreams mean? Why do we continue
to have the same ones? Dr. Michael Lennox, author of Llewellyn's Complete Dictionary of Dreams,
presents—and explains—5 of the most common recurring dream themes.