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.
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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?)
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
I used to make fun of ONJ songs. It’s true – who hasn’t done ridunkulous renditions of Grease songs & Xanadu? And then I was hanging out at my favourite bookstore, and they had this beautiful music playing… Music that was light and translucent and soulful… and I had a High Fidelity moment with Chris – but instead of saying “Is that Peter f**** Frampton?” I was saying “Is that Olivia Newton f**** John?”
And it was. And I had to get over my ONJ shame. And I bought it.
And for the last two years, I have played that CD more than any CD I have ever owned.
That’s right… I listen to ONJ! A LOT!
So this CD really had to be something special to convert me… and it did. My mama plays this one constantly too.
If you ever need a reminder to cheer up, heal and feel love again, Grace & Gratitude is it.
I wasn’t a ginormous Ben Lee fan before this album. And I’ve tried to be a Ben-fan with his albums since, and they haven’t really sung to me. But it’s kinda like the ONJ thing – it’s this ONE album that is completely and utterly sublime for me.
That’s okay. This album is enough. It’s sacred and joyful all at once… like reading the journal of a young man’s enlightenment.
Chris found this one at a bargain box sale, and oh-my-goddess it is spectacular. Whereas I managed to pick some truly spectacularly awful CDs at that sale, he came home with some gems… and this is my favouritest of them.
I’m not much into my ambient music being all electronica… I prefer… you know… actual instruments in them. And this is the perfect example of that.
Just gorgeous to listen to any time of the day.
P.S. Chris is hot. Sorry, I can’t help it. It’s like I’m physically unable to mention his name without adding that somewhere. You understand. It’s a condition.
A gorgeous goddess asked me where she could hear more flute music like the kind that’s played at the end of the Divine Dreaming Meditation Kit. Funnily enough… that would be *me* playing that flute. Like woah… it’s like I’m a musician or something! But not really. I play that Native American style flute. And if you’d like to hear more of that kind of scrumptiousness, Mr Nakai is the go-to God of the Flute.