About a week before Thanksgiving I got an intense urge to read three books. I quickly decided on two of them. The third, however, I only had an idea of the subject matter. (That book, BTW, turned out to be the one by Shondra Rhimes. See this post: https://emergingfree.wordpress.com/2015/11/30/book-review-yes/)
Intuitive Self-Healing by Marie Manuchehri was the second book I decided to buy. (See: http://www.amazon.com/Intuitive-Self-Healing-Achieve-Balance-Wellness/dp/1604076275 ) It, however, ended up being my third read. Thanks to India Arie, I knew it included exercises. I wanted to really take my time with it, so I saved it to read last.
Outside of knowing Manuchehri’s book would focus on intuition, I began it without any additional expectations—just with an openness to consider its presentation. I found myself being introduced to chakras and how these energy sources are connected to life’s manifestations. The silliness I felt doing the first exercise quickly evaporated with the turn of each page. In them, I found confirmation and clarity regarding things I already knew. I also discovered things that had already resulted in lightness, smiles, and the embracement of both identifying and accepting love.
Aside from many of the exercises, there are two main things I will employ from this book. The first is to be present! I spend a lot of time problem-solving and using analytical skills because: of my profession, my spiritual gifts and talents, and my future hopes. I have an active mind. Yes, I think a lot. People tell me this to which I always think, “Don’t you? How can you not?” I laugh now because those conversations normally stop with my questions. I would walk away not understanding the point of the observation. Can you relate to this?
Now, I know that it is necessary for me to be in the moment—to feel the clothes on my back, the emotions that I have, the socks on my feet, the water when I am washing dishes, etc.. It is easy to take these things for granted, especially if you are a person with a great ability to be empathetic. I cannot afford to negate this part of my life anymore. Can you?
Secondly, I must SPEAK self-love mantras to myself often and daily. I would think these things, but what I have found is that I MUST SPEAK THEM! There is a powerful energy in the SPOKEN WORD. Try it! Feel how your body reacts when you look yourself in the mirror and speak to you about you in a loving and caring way. Go ahead. No one is watching but you!
I really enjoyed this book. It is a short, easy read. The exercises were a great supplement. Upon reflection, I am a better, stronger person with a greater awareness for living a joyful life.
I’m glad I listened to the nudging to read three books. God is amazing! He gives me what I need when I need it. He reassures me that He is with me. He guides me along this journey. I am truly thankful!