I openly admitted, a few days ago, out loud, in public, that I am a book hoarder. I was given the privilege of rearranging and merchandising the book section at Tushita Heaven. (I've started "working" there part time for fun and education.) It's true, there is a pile of books on the floor in the sunroom as I write this. I have an odd affinity, a strong attraction, a sense of pleasure and completeness when I have a book. Books, like cigarettes, were very early safe and cozy companions in my life. I could spend hours at Northshire or Barnes & Noble, more so than a library I like it when the books are shown off to their advantage, shamelessly marketed not just clustered, sorted and filed... but I digress...
Anyway... what I've noticed (now that I'm actually awake and noticing things - THANK God!) is the chain reactions initiated by those few hours merchandizing books... Well let me begin by saying a book got me the job at Tushita. I borrowed a photography book from the owner, Dawn Hall's, husband. I engaged David to teach me more about photography... When he requested his book back I returned it to Tushita rather than drive it to his house. I met Dawn in the shop and the rest is history.
The book selection at Tushita is wonderful, of course, reiki, yoga, mindfulness, death, freedom, loads and loads on stones & crystals (that's a whole different section), motherhood, weight-loss, self help, de-cluttering... The book by Karen Kingston that I referenced in an earlier post was there... another book related God wink... (Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui)... I'd never heard of the book before now it shows up twice in as many weeks... think I should buy it? (and read it of course)
As I'm browsing and sorting and playing in ecstasy, working, I mean! A couple of titles particularly attract me... a pretty thin-ish paperback that looks like ancient text papers by Mike Dooley... Leveraging the Universe and Engaging Life's Magic... anything with magic in it can grab me... what a sucker... anyway. On the back of the book was an ad for a daily "Message from the Universe" email. I signed up with my phone, on the spot.
I was moved and the first email I received was regarding signing up to listen to and watch all the 100 speakers and authors who participated in the 2016 Hay House World Summit for FREE. I didn't know about this. I get Hay House emails for writing but, honestly, haven't been reading them lately. Anyhow... the free period was about to expire (my bad) so I paid $197 for forever digital access to all of it. Hold on... here's the cool part that's only beginning to manifest... the talks are awesome, I started to download them... but there's also online courses and a few movies (15). One of the online courses is ... wait for it...
Judy Hall's Introduction to Crystals... she wrote the Crystal Bibles (1, 2 & 3) that I had just been restocking at the shop... are you shitting me!!!??? I've listened to just the first two lessons and I'm already so much more knowledgeable... I'm going to recommend it to Dawn for new employees. I was going to an AA Anniversary meeting this morning and I'm so excited I'm going to finish this post then listen to more lessons instead.
OK... the next cool magical book connection is a book that also took my attention that day, Emergence by Derek Rydall. I just started getting monthly credits again on Audibles and I bought this book on audio. I'll report back in more detail later, I've only just started listening, but right off there is something intuitively correct about what he's saying... here's the little intro bit from Amazon. I'll explain in my own words later on...
"In his bestselling book Emergence, Derek Rydall helps you throw aside the self-help books and recognize one simple, radical truth: the answer is already in you.
The harder we try to change, the deeper in the hole we get. We find a new partner but have the same old fights. We strive for an ever-bigger paycheck but end up broke at a higher income bracket.
This is what happens when the basic principle of life—the Law of Emergence—is disrupted, stopping you from knowing that you are the perfect you. Like an acorn is a perfect acorn that becomes a perfect oak tree, there is not a part of you from beginning to end that isn't exactly what you should be."
There's so much more on the subject of magical books but that's certainly enough for now. Blissful listening or reading to YOU!
What shall I forgive this day to amuse and delight?
I decided back in November 2015 to make my poetry available and journal online. I'm not exactly sure what "blogging" means but I am quite sure this is an online journal. Feel free to read on with an aire of open minded curiosity. At no time do I intend to offend, judge or pretend to know anything really, I'm just an observer and explorer, as we all are. Feel free to "boldly go" through my observations and perhaps it will spark or inspire. Comments are off because I don't want to be worried about political correctness when I'm writing. I'm not thinking about "you." I'm just writing because it feels "right". Feel free to enjoy or surf on.
Fibber McGee's closet!