Sunday , September 22 2019

In Print – July 2019

By Kayla Hancock

Prayer Energy: Rediscover the Power of Prayer to Bring About Change

by Richard Lawrence and Mark Bennett (Cico Books, $16.95, Hardcover)

Because our thoughts create our realities, stating or sharing our desires can be immensely helpful in shifting energies in our favor. Discover the power of word and intention in this multicultural book of prayers for all occasions. Richard Lawrence and Mark Bennett organize the book by theme—including travel, peace, guidance, and many more. Readers of any spiritual background (or lack thereof) can use this book to learn more about the positive effects of prayer and how to use their words efficiently to connect with the divine.

The Body Deva: Working with the Spiritual Consciousness of the Body

by Mary Mueller Shutan (Findhorn Press, $16.99, Paperback)

Within our bodies, we hold lifetimes of wisdom. While we are full beings of consciousness and awareness, we also have physical bodies that contain limiting beliefs, trauma and other imbalances that can make us feel disconnected. Mary Mueller Shutan guides readers to overcome their unhealed issues by accessing the body deva or spiritual consciousness of the physical body.  She incorporates various legends and archetypes to help readers find karmic balance, greater health and causeless joy.

Essential Oils for Mindfulness and Meditation: Relax, Replenish, and Rejuvenate

by Heather Dawn Godfrey, PGCE, BSc, (Healing Arts Press, $16.99, Paperback)

Heather Dawn Godfrey provides the latest research on the multiple benefits of essential oils. She explains how oils are the perfect complement to any wellness routine, as they help us increase awareness of our sensory experience and come into the present moment. Other benefits of oils include reducing stress, increasing stimulation, supporting concentration, as well as promoting feelings of peace. Godfrey shares a hands-on guide to help readers incorporate oils into their wellness routines and a chart to help them find the oil(s) that are best suited for their unique needs.

Living a Life of Harmony: Seven Guidelines for Cultivating Peace and Kindness

by Darren Cockburn (Findhorn Press, $16.99, Paperback)

It is all too easy to get caught up in our own worlds and forget about the important things. Our souls yearn for us to live in harmony with the universe, but our minds are often misled into believing that the physical world is all that there is. Darren Cockburn shares with readers seven key guidelines to living a more balanced life that will help you deal with emotional ups and downs more skillfully. These guidelines will also empower you to spread compassion, peace and mindfulness to those around you.

The Art of Is: Improvising as a Way of Life

by Stephen Nachmanovitch (New World Library, $16.95, Paperback)

Stephen Nachmanovitch describes improvisation as a co-creation of mutual attentiveness and listening with the universal bond that all humans share. Stephen stresses the importance of doing what you can with what you have and shares tips on how to be in the present moment. Stephen also shows readers the state of mind that creates improvisation and celebrates the power of the human spirit, which can be used as an antidote to hate.

A Finer Future: Creating an Economy in Service to Life

by L. Hunter Lovins, Stewart Wallis, Anders Wijkman and John Fullerton (New Society Publishers, $31.99, Hardcover)

Our world faces a harsh reality; while global warming threatens to wreak havoc on Earth, we continue to struggle to find the answers. The authors of A Finer Future (all of whom are leaders in economics, sustainability and business), provide a blueprint for the new, regenerative economy that we must establish to turn things around. By focusing on new systems that respect ecosystems, enhance human well-being and transform the corporate world, we just may have a chance.

Kayla Hancock is grateful to be a part of this community. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner and certified Deeksha giver who enjoys working alongside her angels and spirit guides to bring more love, joy and compassion into the world.

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