Review: “You Are a Spiritual Being Having a Human Experience” by Bob Frissell

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You Are a Spiritual Being Having a Human Experience is a short book packed with many ancient and new age concepts woven together in an admirable attempt at explaining why we are more spiritual in essence than physical. Since many who have never heard of the ideas and stories presented in this book may find them to be farfetched, it is important to keep an open mind while reading. Whether one agrees with the historical and scientific aspects of the book or not, the wisdom and psychology found therein are worthy of consideration. Below are some highlights from the book I felt were interesting and relevant to every day spiritually focused living.

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Review: “Spiritual Warrior” by Swami Krishnapada

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My good friend Raycurt gave me this enlightening book many years ago, along with parts two and three. I found there to be many golden nuggets of spiritual truths, messages that I could vibrate with. Many of his suggestions for living a spiritual life are ways of being that I haven’t yet matured into. However, I am growing in each moment and am loving the process. Below are quotes by Swami Krishnapada which I felt were interesting, uplifting, and informative.

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Review: “Secret the Power” by Rhonda Byrne

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In 2012, my cubicle neighbor at work and good friend Valerie dropped “Secret the Power” onto my desk. Valerie is the amazing soul that introduced me to Abraham Hicks, New Thought, and the Law of Attraction. She advanced my world view immensely in the several years that we worked together and I will forever have gratitude and love in my heart for this incredible woman. I’d like to share some highlights from the book which I found particular helpful to my spiritual growth.

“You are meant to be victorious! You are meant to be happy! You are meant to have an amazing life!”

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Review: “Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient Maya” by Leonard Everett Fisher

As a lover of colors and shapes, I was immediately drawn to Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient Maya by Leonard Everett Fisher while browsing the shelves at my local library.  The mix of earth tones and primary colors encapsulated by thick black lines pop off the page and stirred the indigenous roots of my inner being.  I further found the book interesting, informative and easy to read.  While some of the deities (Goddess of Suicide and God of Human Sacrifice) featured may bring up questions from the youngest audience members, I felt that the book was quite accessible for children.  However, parents may want to edit out content they feel uncomfortable with presenting to their children.  I decided to feature the top five Mayan gods and goddess I felt were particularly interesting and beautifully drawn.

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Review: “Energetic Boundaries: How to Stay Protected and Connected in Work, Love, and Life” by Cyndi Dale

Enjoying Dale’s “Energetic Boundaries” on the back patio this summer.

“Energetic Boundaries: How to Stay Protected in Work, Love, and Life,” by Cyndi Dale, was extremely helpful in equipping me with the necessary tools to continue boldly on my spiritual path.  For as long as I can remember, I have always been very sensitive.  And at some point along the way, I recognized that most of the uncomfortable sensitivity I was feeling was actually the absorption of other people’s emotions.  This revelation was a great relief to me.  However, I didn’t have a clue as to how to protect myself from those inevitable waves of foreign emotions.  I decided to invest in Dale’s book to gain insight and ideas on how I might better deal with these situations.

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