Book: “Visualization for Weight Loss” by Jon Gabriel

Weight LossBook Review by Mary Mikawoz

The “Jon Garbriel Method” was the first book written by this author. I read it and thought it was interesting but did not actively pursue it or the visualization that he provided. Now, that I am faced with this second book, I am more intrigued. Jon uses visualization much in the way that Shakti Gawain suggests in her book, “Creative Visualization.” He has taken it one step further, however, and has made some excellent visualizations that look they would work.

They encompass using white light and predominantly the navel as a focal point. Other areas include the forehead. Both of these are near important chakra points and so the visualizations are more powerful.

Jon discusses stress, trauma and fear as factors in being overweight. It is not simply a process of calories in and calories out otherwise diets would work but they don’t. Dieting is an industry onto itself. The food industry system is into marketing processed foods that are cheap to produce and sustain on shelving and so not that good for the human body. The more raw and alive products with one ingredient is much more valuable to the body than products that have been laced with herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, chemicals and dyes.

Jon believes in visualization and offers a 16 week program near the end of the book in which he uses a variety of topics to serve as focal points for morning visualization sessions. In the evening, there is a visualization that you can fall asleep to.

Overall, I found the book to be informative because he backs up his work with scientific researched work which is nice to see. The most compelling part of the story is Jon’s own transformation. He went from plus 400 pounds down to 186 pounds. Plus, he does not have extensions of lose skin all over the place. In fact, he looks as if he never was fat. This is compelling evidence to me and although it may be anecdotal evidence, it is pretty convincing to me and serves as a ray of hope.

I was not financially compensated for this post. I received the book from Hay House for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

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Book: “Quantum Creativity” by Amit Goswami, Ph.D.

Book Review

Book Review

Book: “Quantum Creativity” by Amit Goswami, Ph.D.

Book Review by Mary Mikawoz

First of all, I would recommend that you read this book over a period of time. It is the type of book where reading one or two chapters at once is enough. I read through the chapters fairly quickly and I believe I would have gotten more out of it if I had taken due time and consideration.

 

This book does cover many of the quantum theories with some drawings, explanations and examples.

 

I found that as I continued to read, the understanding on my part improved. I found the first chapter hard to get into but then found the second chapter more easily. The sections of the book include: Steps to Understanding Human Creativity, the Creative Process, Can Anyone be Creative?, New Paradigms in Old Creative Arenas, Spiritual Creativity, Bringing Creativity to the Center of Your Life.

 

One of the most ways to get more creativity is “Do, be, do, be, do” which means doing something and then just being. The author gives examples as to how this works with your creative part of your brain. You can work on writing a book which is a creative part of the brain but then you need to do something else that is not related like doing the dishes or cleaning up the house. You need to change up what you are doing so that your creative mind can continue to work on your problem, issue or creative pursuits while it is not directly focussed all the time on the same issue.

 

The author brings through many Hindu and Buddhist analogies or story lines to understand and relate to the creative brain and how it operates.

 

Overall, I found the book good but with some reservations. The author assumes you know and understand “Archetypes” as defined by Carl Jung. He does not give examples of Archetypes until page 132. For this reason, I recommend having a dictionary handy for difficult terminologies. As well, you can have the internet close at hand to get further explanations if you wish. When I read the book, I was not near a connected computer so all my references had to be taken from the text itself.

 

This book is good for people who are willing to think about things. The book, as I have said, is complicated in places but it manages to offer another view of physics by talking about consciousness.

 

I was not financially compensated for this post. I received the book from Hay House for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

 

Word Power

Book Review by Mary Mikawoz

Book Review by Mary Mikawoz

Book: “Power Words” by Sharon Anne Klingler

Book Review by Mary Mikawoz

I just finished reading this book, “Power Words, Igniting your Life with Lightning Force” by Sharon Anne Klingler. Overall, it is very well written and an easy read.

I found that this is a basic book regarding the power of words whether they are affirmations, prayers or trigger words. If you have ever read any material by Shakti Gawain or Louise Hay, then you are knowledgeable about affirmations. Sharon Anne Klingler shows how words and even thoughts are important in that they carry either positive or negative energies. Sharon discusses a number of studies to show how positive prayer affected some patients as compared to the control group.

She compares a number of words by asking you to go into yourself with eyes closed to feel the energy of the word. For example, if you close your eyes and think of a word such as “hate,” you may feel a heaviness in your body, perhaps in your heart area. Then, you are to blow out that feeling and replace it with the word “love.” Again, you may feel something in your heart area but this time it is lighter and not as negative as the “hate” word.

I found that doing these exercises reinforced how negative words ended up showing up in my lower chakras and sometimes in my heart chakra. I found that positive words ended up showing up in my heart chakra and above. There is a direct relationship of feeling between the two energies of the two words.

Doing this feeling work of energetic words in my body was a visceral experience for me. I really felt it in my core.

I have not read any other material or books by Sharon Anne Klingler so I was pleased to see that this book was well-written based on what she said and how she did give case examples of people who have changed their lives while focussing on power words. I found some of the material reminiscent of what Rhonda Byrne talked about in “The Secret.” The difference is that it is not only the word that is followed but also the need to make some action towards the goal or objective. You can not idly stand by and hope your situation will change on its own without some work on your part.

I particularly liked the reference to Dr. Masaru Emoto who photographed water crystals and how they were affected respectively by words. If the words were negative, the water crystals were not clear and in most cases deformed or malformed. However, if the words were positive, the water crystals were beautiful and symmetrical.

I also appreciated knowing which areas the Archangels are responsible for when invoking higher beings to help with your problems.

All in all, after having read and reflected upon this book, I would recommend this book for people who are interested in learning about energies and are new to the New Age philosophies or if you would like a recap or reminder of how important your words are to manifesting your desires.

I was not financially compensated for this post. I received the book from Hay House for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.