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* Competition is closed! That was FUN!!! Thank you beautiful souls! *

Hola my darling hearts!

 

Adorable competition giveaway today!

Deepak’s crew just sent me a copy of Deepak Chopra’s Leela game (for Wii) to giveaway on ze blog!

YAY!

 

To enter

1. You need to be in the U.S. (bummer I know, but that’s where the game is coded for)
2. Say “hey ho! I’m a sparkling meditation unicorn” in the comments.
3. If you post about this competition on Facebook, Twitter or your blog, say so in ze comments for triple bonus points.

YES. THAT IS THE OFFICIAL RULES. hee hee hee.

 

Want to know more about ze game?

Leela is like a meditation game on sacred steroids. With mandalas. And scrumptious music.

Probably way more fulfilling than almost dislocating your shoulder after a particularly rowdy round of Wii Boxing. (Is it only me that gets possessed by Mr Ali in that game much to the chagrin of my un-Ali body? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?)

You can get Leela for Wii & X-Box Kinect too.

 

 

Enter away, sparkling ohm-ing unicorns!!!

hee hee hee!

grand, gorgeous, fabulous LOVE!!!!!

Top 10 Creativity & Writing Books

by Leonie Dawson on July 11, 2011

Hola gorgeous Goddesses!

Judging by the popularity of the last book post, I think I’m not the only bookaphile out there!

Everytime I visit a dear friend’s house, my favourite activity is spying out their bookcase.

So let’s play virtual bookcase tour!

Yaaaay!

Today’s topic! Creativity & writing books!!! Perfect for artists & writers & dreamers!!!

Here’s my uber favourites for creativity & writing books:

1. The Artist’s Way – Julia Cameron

This is the consummate go-to book on creativity. It’s a three month course on reclaiming the artist inside you again. Even if you don’t get through the three months – I’ve tried three times and always peter out around six weeks – you will still get bucketloads from dis book. LOADS OF BUCKETS. Gorgeous creating buckets!

2. The Right to Write – Julia Cameron

This book blew my head off. In a nice kinda way. This book is a ginormous permission slip to become a writer. Smart. Funny. Good. If you need support for your writer’s journey, this is the book to go to.

3. Letters to a Young Artist – Julia Cameron

Holy dinger, THREE Julia Cameron books in a row… what the? That’s because JC is THE goddess on creating stuff. Plus she’s ding dang prolific. I read this book every time I need my ass kicked back into creating.

It’s like a loving P.S. Get over yourself and get back to creating!

4. Juicy Pens, Thirsty Paper – SARK

I heart SARK. She is in my personal pantheon of goddesses. She’s also a living rainbow of creativity, so when she brought out a book solely on writing, I was a bit enamoured. (Read: bit = ridiculously)

Plus! Weee-oooo! There’s a three page interview of me & Charlie the Happy Healer Dog in it too!

5. Living Out Loud – Keri Smith

Keri has gone on to create a ding dang load of creative manuals including How to be an Explorer of the World, Wreck This Journal, This is Not a Book & The Guerilla Art Kit but Living Out Loud remains my favourite.

Do check out her gorgeous new website too! Muchos inspiring!

6. Make your Creative Dreams Real – SARK

This one is practical and soul-restoring all at once. Perfect if you’ve got a dream wafting around in whimsy land that needs to find some roots in the physical world.

7. The Creative Habit – Twyla Tharp

Twyla is a dancer and a dedicated creator goddess. The Creative Habit is all about making creativity a – oh my goddess – a habit. Twyla isn’t into waiting for inspiration to strike, or muses to visit. She’s about creating day in, day out. Tis a good book, me say.

8. 73 Lessons Every Goddess Must Know – Goddess Leonie Dawson

Heyooooo! What kinda self-believer would I be if I didn’t totally adore my own book?

I piled into this book everything I know about being a Creative Goddess… how to be a prolific creator, how to believe deeply in yourself & how to make wild, miraculous miracles of art.

It hit #4 on Amazon’s religion + spirituality category which is amaaaazing + has turned out to be way popular. It’s got a 5 star ranking on Amazon & some truly delicious reviews!

Plus, it’s turquoise. Everything is better with turquoise. Hee!!!!

 

Again, I’ve only listed 8 because the rest are *your* tips, darlingheart.

What are your faves? Leonie needs to know so she can place a large order from Book Depository now. Just because it’s her new favourite thing. Not because she’s a bookaphile or anything……..

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yours in creating amazingness,


 

Top 10 Spiritual Novels

by Leonie Dawson on June 27, 2011

Hola gorgeous Goddesses!

I heart me some books that are gorgeous stories AND spiritual teachers all at once. Here are my double kisses like ze French do recommendos…

1. The Red Tent – Anita Diamant

When me and Mr Soul Hunk went to the CalmBirth workshop, our teacher was sharing about how women need a dark, safe, sacred space to give birth in.

Chris said: You mean like a red tent right? Women need the red tent to give birth!

(The Red Tent is an ancient tradition of women who have their menstrual moontime staying in a red tent – a place of women’s wisdom.)

And our teacher gaped at him.

“You’ve read The Red Tent?” she asked.

Usually this book is considered a woman’s read.

“Oh yes! It’s probably the best book I’ve ever read!” he replied.

So yus. This book really is that good.

When I finished reading it, I put my head on the table and cried for a long, long time. This book utterly opens you up to the depth, width, fullness, extremity of life. Full full full.

2. The Mists of Avalon – Marion Zimmer Bradley

If you’re wanting to delve more into Avalon or the Goddess tradition, this is the book to do it with.

It’s kinda historical, kinda mythical {depending on what you believe in}.

But once you’ve met Morgaine? Your life is changed.

3. Shirley Maclaine – The Camino

I didn’t realise Shirley Maclaine – that gorgeous flame-haired actress – was intensely spiritual. Then I read this scrumptious book and realised just what a gorgeous, intuitive soul she is.

This is her diary of walking the Camino trail in Europe, and the spiritual awakenings she has while doing it.

Miraculous.

4. Kate Forsyth – The Witches of Eileanan series

Can I just warn you up front that this is not rated for delicate petals? If you are super sensitive like me, think about whether you want to read this fantasy series or not. I decided it would be worth it, and skimmed over the parts that were too intense for me.

Now that warning is out of the way – these books really are beautifully written, and evoke memories of what it would be like to be a woman of the ancient, herbal, healing ways again.

5. Mutant Message down Under – Marlo Morgan

This is the story of an American woman who goes walkabout with an Australian Aboriginal tribe through the Outback, and witnesses their healing and intuitive gifts. There is debate about whether this story happened or not. I do believe in the miracles that happen in this book… it really is a beautiful story about the wisdom of the Australian Aboriginal people.

6. Way of the Peaceful Warrior – Dan Millman

I remember reading this book for the first time. There is a particular moment in there that stands out as being kind of an awakening about death for me – about how we really are all going to be okay.

But anyways. I digress. I think this novel is really wonderful – and is especially good for menfolk. My Dad-in-law loves it!

7. The Celestine Prophecy – James Redfield

And I’m finishing with the book that started it all for me. When I was 17, my dorm headmistress at boarding school gave me this book. Funnily enough – I saw her again just a couple of weeks ago after ten years apart. She is still luminous. We still love to talk about spirit. And synchronicity abounds – she was re-reading this book when we talked.

This book was the first spiritual book I read, and it opened a world for me.

Yup… That’s seven books. I want to make the remaining three based off your recommendations!

What are your top spiritual novels? Let me know in ze comments, dearheart!

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