You are Woman, You are Divine is beautiful and radiates peaceful support for the Divinity in all of us. What is unique about this book, is the fact that it was written specifically for today’s woman. While ancient principles are thoroughly discussed, woman in today’s world need a different set of tools to apply them properly. Author Renee Starr provides eloquent examples and clear instructions on rituals, meditations, and affirmations that will reopen your connection to the Sacred. The text is divided into three parts: Return, Restore, and Remember.
In part 1, we are introduced to the history of the Divine Feminine. Looking back on the earliest of ancient depictions, the woman was portrayed as a divine incarnation and was regarded as the purest embodiment of the mystery of creation. When discussing today’s world and the emergence of the Divine Feminine, Starr powerfully states, “The world is out of balance today. This is because women are out of balance—and women have a profound effect on the equilibrium of life.” What a way to open Chapter One! If we are to return to our sacred selves as women, we must first remember what that means and abandon all of the ideals that have steered us away from that space. By reinstating our feminine power, we are thus resetting the fragile energetic balance of today’s world.
Part 2 provides an in depth look at what it means to restore your Divinity, along with an introduction to the 7 Goddesses: Lilith, Yemaya, White Tara, Radha, Kassandra, White Buffalo Calf Woman, and Eve. Each Goddess is honored in her own chapter. Within each chapter you will find the mythology behind the Goddess, as well as the crystals, herbs, oils, and sacred rituals that allow her to manifest within you.
Goddess Lilith is known, and by some feared, for her power and unapologetic sexuality. Lilith teaches that our feminine essence is sacred in and of itself: the way we smell, speak, walk, dress, interact with others, etc. Lilith can be called upon to reawaken the intensely sensual, erotic, and enchanting part of us that has laid dormant for much too long.
Goddess Yemaya is best recognized as the Mother of Creativity. Yemaya is said to dwell within the most infinite, creative place of your feminine being. She teaches women how to abandon their fears and flow through their passion and inspiration with acceptance. Yemaya encourages you to liberate yourself from all expectation and just breathe deeply into the journey itself.
Goddess White Tara is the goddess of stillness, peacefulness and compassion. She teaches the immense value of slowing down and being still in each and every moment. Release all perceptions of time and expectation, and just BE in your heart, feeling each moment as it occurs. This is probably one of the toughest concepts for today’s woman to master because we live in a society that thrives on real-time, fast-paced interactions and decisions. Today, women have very little opportunity to just do nothing. I feel that the majority of you will find tremendous peace in aligning with the Goddess White Tara. This chapter offers some wonderful meditations for stilling the mind and body.
Goddess Radha is called upon to restore passion and Divine love. She teaches of the Dance of Love to help women achieve the deep, all-encompassing passionate interaction that we all crave from our relationships. Starr states that in order for a woman to feel truly desired, she needs to feel celebrated, adored, cherished and (most importantly) she needs to know that she is the object of her lover’s deepest passion. Sounds about right, doesn’t it?
Goddess Kassandra is best known as the goddess of intuition and letting your inner voice be heard. She is famous for foretelling and warning of the Trojan War. Starr writes, “Your intuition is a source of great strength and power.” Whether you hold a belief on the metaphysical or not, there is no denying women’s intuition. This in itself is an indication of how naturally women are able to connect with their inner voice. It is a strength that is uniquely feminine and Kassandra can help you be diligent about embracing and encouraging it.
Goddess White Buffalo Calf Woman is the goddess of wisdom. She helps women know the truth of their own hearts and their own minds. She teaches that embracing your feminine power, means not being afraid to share your wisdom with those around you. It is our duty as women, to share our innate knowledge with the world.
Goddess Eve is the Mother of Life and the goddess of awakening. According to Starr, Eve’s most heartfelt message to women is to “awaken first yourself and then awaken others.” I think we all have a deep understanding of what this means. Even for those not on a spiritual path, we are taught from childhood that we must first love ourselves before we can let anyone else love us. The rituals and meditations in Eve’s chapter will help you to awaken to your exquisiteness and accept yourself with compassion.
Last but not least, we have Part 3: Remembering. This chapter is very much about taking what you’ve learned and applying it in a way that honors your needs and desires. While just about everything in our society has changed, what makes us women has not; we still contain our innate wisdom and natural ability to nurture; we still carry the spark of life within our wombs; we still desire passionate, divine love and inspirational interaction with our partners. Remembering these facts becomes an integral part of bringing the Goddess energy into everyday life.
This book offers guidance from point A to point B of your awakening. Within these pages you will find your past, present, and future in terms of your evolution as a woman. You will receive the tools necessary to reconnect to the lost feminine energy within you, gain insight through thoughtful journaling opportunities, and learn to build a sisterhood of goddess support around you. Any woman who is feeling disconnected from the Divine feminine will find You Are Woman, You Are Divine extremely valuable.
About the Reviewer:
Courtney Lindemann is a freelance editor of fiction and non-fiction novels. Books have been her passion since childhood and having the opportunity to read for a living is both a dream come true and a tremendous blessing. Please visit her site http://www.courtneyedits.com
Nearly half of all Americans believe that UFOs may be signs of extraterrestrial visits. About 10% claim to have witnessed an actual UFO and 2.9 million Americans believe they have been abducted by aliens.
Where are these aliens, and how can we communicate with them? Who shall speak to them on behalf of planet Earth, and who can translate their intentions—good or evil—toward the human race, and where can we learn about their advanced technologies?
These and many more fascinating questions are answered in Nancy Du Tertre’s new book, How to Talk to an Alien: Can They Speak Our Languages? Can They Read Our Minds? What Are They Trying to Tell Us?
A trained psychic and spirit medium, an attorney and a trained remote viewer and Gestalt therapist, du Tertre is widely known as the “Skeptical Psychic.” Her unique approach, her predictions and her research into connecting with ETs have emerged from her scientific interest in psychic intuition and linguistics—along with her own UFO/alien experiences—resulting in the new field of extraterrestrial/alien communication.
She said, “We are no longer just looking at strange flying objects in the skies––now, we are beginning to interact with the pilots, crew, and passengers!”
How to Talk to An Alien covers the gamut of current and conceivable communication with ETs:
- Why it is important for us to communicate with ETs
- What we can expect from telepathy, electronic voices and technology
- If aliens are biologically equipped to talk, what language(s) do they speak, and do they understand English?
- Do ETs have a written language? Codes? DNA?
- The history of crop circles as evidence of ET communication
- SETI efforts to send messages via radio telescopes and spacecraft
Discussions in the book range from ufological aspects of the beginnings of the major religions to the abductions of Betty and Barney Hill and others. Contributor of the foreword to How to Talk to An Alien, Stanton T. Friedman, said, “I suspect that this book will stimulate many more books in this brand new field of ‘Exolinguistics.’ This is a great and very stimulating beginning!”
About the Author: known as the “Skeptical Psychic,” Nancy du Tertre advocates an approach to psychic ability called TSP, a form of tested ESP and clairvoyance that combines intuitive imaging with rational feedback. She is a popular speaker, a frequent media guest, and a former CBS radio show host, and will be appearing at the 2015 MUFON Symposium. Du Terte has appeared on Coast to Coast, Second Sight Radio, Business Talk Radio, and hundreds more regional and national network radio and TV programs such as “Mystery Hunters” and the Sundance Channel’s “Love Lust and the Paranormal.” She is also the author of Psychic Intuition: Everything You Ever Wanted to Ask But Were Afraid to Know.
A magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University and an attorney specializing in securities litigation, the author works with law enforcement on missing persons and homicide cases. She is trained in military remote-viewing techniques and is a paranormal and ufology researcher, a medical intuitive and an energy healer. Du Tertre teaches psychic development classes, lectures to university psychology students and gives seminars to paranormal investigative teams across the country.
Title: How to Talk to an Alien: Can They Speak Our Languages? Can They Read Our Minds? What Are They Trying to Tell Us?
Pub Date: October 2015
Author: Nancy du Tertre
Foreword: Stanton T. Friedman, author of Flying Saucers and Science
Publisher: New Page Books, a division of Career Press
List Price: U.S. $15.99 (Can. $18.95)
Format: Paperback, 224 pages, 6″ x 9″ inches, 40 images and diagrams
Distributors: New Leaf, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, Bookazine, Brodart, Nutri-Books, Partners Book Dist.
Information: www.newpagebooks.com, www.warwickassociates.com
Subjects: UFOs, New Thought
By Cindy Goldrich with foreword by Babette Rothschild
Parenting children with ADHD, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed, can be challenging and complex. But just as a child who struggles with reading can learn to decode words, children with ADHD can learn patience, communication, and solution-seeking skills to become more confident, independent, and capable. 8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD, rich with optimism, tips, tools, and action plans, offers science-based insights and systems for parents to help cultivate these skills.
Based on author Cindy Goldrich’s seven-session workshop entitled Calm and Connected: Parenting Kids with ADHD©, this book focuses on developing and strengthening effective interpersonal skills in both parents and children as a way to improve conflict resolution. Combining expert information with practical, sensitive advice, the eight “key” concepts will help parents reduce chaos, improve cooperation, and nurture the advantages—like creativity and drive—that often accompany all of that energy.
Following the parenting principle to “Parent the child you have,” Goldrich offers advice to help readers tailor their parenting to meet the needs of their unique child. The book also leads parents to recognize the value of being a leader and a guide to children, building parents’ confidence in their decision-making, and giving children a sense of safety, security, and confidence.
“This book is a godsend for parents raising kids who have the exciting but often challenging condition called ADHD. Written by a woman who has helped thousands of parents through her enormously successful parenting workshops and classes, Cindy Goldrich’s book is an instant classic.” — Edward Hallowell, MD, author of Driven to Distraction
“Cindy Goldrich has managed the Herculean task of distilling her decades of training and experience as a certified ADHD coach into one concise, easy-to-read ‘crash course’ for parents of a child with ADHD. Better than any other book I’ve read, it helps parents ‘see the world through the eyes of their child with ADHD.’ This book will be a wonderful resource for parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers, and clinicians alike for years to come.” — George Bush, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M, ACAC, a certified ADHD coach and mental health counselor, lives in Syosset, New York, and works with parents, teachers, and professionals nationwide to support children with ADHD and executive function deficits. For more information, visit www.ptscoaching.com.
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Title: 8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD
Pages: 240 pages/Paperback
Author: Cindy Goldrich
Price: $19.95 US
Publication Date: October 5, 2015
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By Judy Hall
“If a butterfly flapping its wings in the Amazon causes a hurricane in the Caribbean then surely a group of writers flapping their arms in the New Forest could shift the jetstream. Let’s do it, ” I said. Six Village Writers enthusiastically flapped their elbows while four others looked on in quizzical amusement.
We had been discussing the abnormally cold and wet early ‘summer’ we were experiencing which, apparently, was due to the jet stream being ‘stuck in the wrong place’. I made my suggestion somewhat flippantly. But, two days later the sun came out: the jet stream had shifted.
When I recounted this to a friend she said witheringly: ‘Surely you don’t think you had anything to do with that do you?’ Well, actually, yes, we just might have. I’ve seen such things happen too often for it to be mere coincidence. I believe the intention gets taken up by the universe and reflected back to manifest in the world. That’s the power of magical thinking.
Psychologists are scathing about magical thinking – which in their lexicon is defined as believing you have influenced what happens in the world around you when actually it’s just a completely random coincidence. But magical thinking is the basis of the Law of Attraction and the Power of Now. Manifesting is the result of thoughts and feelings projected out to the world. And the more conscious the intention, the more directed the thought, the more positive the result. As the Buddha said:
As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds.
– The Buddha
True creation starts in the heart rather than the head. Manifesting is not something you do, it is what you are: an outward expression of your inner being. It makes visible your background thoughts and feelings and expresses your core self. We all manifest every second of every day. With each thought, emotion and belief that passes through us, we create our reality whether we intend to or not. When Socrates said that the unexamined life was not worth living he stated a profound truth. If we do not examine our inner life, those thoughts, feelings, mental filters and beliefs, how can we possibly recognise their influence our outer life? I’m also aware that ‘asking the universe’ gives away your own power to create. It puts the power to direct your life firmly in the hands of another – whether that other is named God, the universe, or whatever. Take back that power – I use Malachite to support this process – and you become a conscious co-creator of your world.
Your thoughts and wishes are instructions that are picked up, magnified and returned to you: dispassionately but accurately and in abundance. Some people seem to believe that it is the universe’s task to give them what they want, to respond to petitions for ‘more money’, ‘more love’, ‘a better life’. They look to something ‘out there’ to create on their behalf because they have a feeling of impotent lack. Those who make demands of the universe in this way are living their lives backwards. They think that if they have more of what they so desperately desire, they will be happier. But what they manifest is more of the same: lack. Joy and a sense of empowerment radiating out would attract to them an abundant life. Magical thinking creates a self-fulfilling prophecy, a benevolent gifting circle.
If there are contradictions within you, if the part that is unconscious is putting out one message while your conscious mind is putting out another, or if two unconscious parts are in conflict, confusion and negative manifestation results. This is not only true of thoughts and feelings. Perhaps the deepest question of all is can we successfully manifest something that goes against our soulplan? Soulplans are something that interest me greatly. As a karmic astrologer I have examined thousands of soulplans over the last forty years or so and I explored them in depth for The Book of Why. We not only have a plan for the current life, laid down before we reincarnated and mapped in the birthchart, but we may well be running out-dated soulplans from other lives too. These can trip us up if they cancel out our current plan. I use astrology and a variety of crystals to understand these plans but you can find yours by holding your favourite crystal, contemplating your life so far and asking for guidance (see the soulplan meditation). Or, you can follow the longer meditation in Judy Hall’s Life Changing Crystals, and then apply magical thinking to create the life you were born to live.
Hold your favourite crystal, gaze at it and ask your soul to show you the purpose of your present incarnation, the soul mission you are on and how you may best carry this out. Close your eyes and breathe gently while you wait for an answer. Note any thoughts or feelings that pop into your mind. Ask your soul if this purpose is still relevant or have things moved on so quickly that you need to make a new plan?
Ask your soul to indicate any negative, past-its-sell-by-date soul contract or outdated purpose that may be interfering with your soulplan. If you find one, explain to the part of yourself that is carrying that outdated purpose or contract that it no longer applies, that you have moved on and it is time to dissolve it and let it go so that your current soul purpose can be fulfilled. When you have finished, disconnect from the crystal and thank it for its assistance.
About The Author
High vibration crystals attuned by Judy Hall can be obtained from www.angeladditions.co.uk
Author of the best selling Crystal Prescriptions series, Judy Hall has a B.Ed in Religious Studies and an M.A. in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology. Her latest book is Crystal Prescriptions 4 which provides all you need to know about crystals for the chakras, subtle energy bodies and raising kundalini. Stones attuned by Judy are available from www.angeladditions.co.uk