New Year Reads 2014Jason Firmager
Reading is a fab way to learn more, to have time out and to get some CPD under your belt: Here are some titles that HTM recommends for 2014… So why not buy yourself an extra gift this festive season with one of these great reads:
1) Designed for the stressed out, rushed off their feet, to busy to sit still for five minutes types, Cindy Griffith-Bennett’s Soul Soothers: Mini Meditations for Busy Lives (Findhorn Press, £9.99) aims to take the work out of meditation so that you can fit it into your day. With today’s hectic lives, many of us want to scream at those who gently suggest a course in meditation to ease our stress levels: “Meditate? I don’t have time to meditate!” This is the premise from which Bennett begins.
Most of us are aware of the benefits meditation offers, from lower blood pressure, improved sleep, strengthened memory, and decrease in stress to stronger intuition. Bennett also sympathizes with the reality of 21st Century life and has ingeniously created meditations that offer relaxation in under a minute and can be performed virtually anytime, anyplace or anywhere. Whether you’re washing dishes, waiting at the doctor’s office or in the checkout queue at your local supermarket, Cindy has a meditation for you.
“Soul Soothers is a perfect companion for anyone looking to incorporate meditation into their overstressed lives. This book makes it easy, effortless, and time efficient, without skimping on depth.” — Susan Anderson, author of Journey from Abandonment to Healing
The book is written with warmth and compassion. Bennett appreciates that making meditation another ‘must do’ on your daily tick list is likely to create even more stress, the opposite of the intended goal. In Soul Soothers she takes the ‘should’ out of meditation. Cindy doesn’t advocating a particular way of meditating or even suggest that the meditator ought to always be able to clear their mind. At the same time she points out the opportunity for spiritual growth offered by a meditation practice. Consequently, each chapter has a short lesson on a related spiritual topic such as energy, breathing, chakras, light work, vibrations and mindfulness.
Companion CDs Soul Soothers Meditation and Soul Expansion Meditation (£9.99 each) are also available.
About the author: Cindy Griffith-Bennett is a renowned psychic with a diverse background in metaphysics and energetic healing and the co-author of Voyage of Purpose. She founded the Center of Holistic Support and has clients throughout the United States. She lives in Skanaeteles, New York.
About the Book: Soul Soothers: Mini Meditations for Busy Lives by Cindy Griffith-Bennett: 978-1-84409-608-4, Findhorn Press, May 2013 (£9.99)
2)Based on his work with the Crystal Oversouls, Michael Eastwood explores a new vision for an awakening humanity as we move into the fifth dimension. The book offers a structured hands-on approach to personal, group and collective initiations supported by an entirely new way of working with crystal consciousness.
The book will help the reader to work with the ten auric layers and chakras of their energy body using ten attunements, the nine personal chakras and the earthstar chakra. There is no specific order that the attunements should be done in, the reader simply selects the attunement they feel most drawn to at any given time.
Another gem of impeccable crystalline wisdom from Michael Eastwood leading us forward into Light. I’ve been happily engrossed in the book all morning — my head is still tingling.
— Judy Hall, author of The Crystal Bible and Crystals and Sacred Sites.
This practical workbook offers the reader the opportunity to become attuned to the Crystal Oversouls. Once activated through the mandalas, they will saturate your being with their consciousness and will help to elevate, attune and balance whatever the reader needs most.
The Crystal Oversouls once worked more closely with humanity. They were highly revered within the temples of Lemuria and subsequent times when communications between the inner planes stronger. As those times have fading in human memory, humankind has also forgotten its history. The Crystal Oversouls hold keys to this awakening.
—Michael Eastwood, Unfolding Our Light
About the Author: Michael Eastwood is the chairman of ACHO (Affiliation of Crystal Healing Organisations). He has trained for 11 years in Qabalah with the Order of Maat. Eastwood has been teaching in the healing arts for over 20 years, and today teaches 2 year and post graduate diplomas in crystal healing that encourage people to set up and develop their own crystal healing private practice. An international speaker, he has taught in England, Sweden, the USA, Germany, Luxembourg and France.
About the Book: Unfolding Our Light: Creating Crystal Mandalas to Awaken and Heal
by Michael Eastwood ISBN: 978-1-84409-622-0, Findhorn Press, September 2013 (£9.99)
3) This self-help guide explores past life regression and future life potentials, offering the reader a thorough understanding of each step of the process. It includes detailed transcripts of actual sessions and features people speaking candidly about their experiences with this form of self-discovery.
Lorraine brings compassionate clarity to the fascinating area of Past Lives and Lives Between Lives. Genuine healing and profound transformation are her watchwords.
— Richard Abbott, Mind Body Soul Weekends
Lorraine Flaherty uses the story of the Wizard of Oz as a metaphor for the Soul’s journey towards enlightenment and healing. She has taken this healing journey herself and her stories, and the stories of her clients, provide insights which help people to heal, to clear away unhelpful mental clutter, make better decisions, become more empowered and get onto the right path; their very own yellow brick road which leads them to a place where they can make their dreams come true.
Are You Ready to Step onto the Yellow Brick Road to Empowerment and Freedom?
Then Healing With Past Life Therapy will help you understand just how powerful the exploration of past lives can be and show you how to access past life stories for yourself. You will find out how unfinished business and unresolved karma can be resolved, how it is possible to heal and release negativity that is stored away at the back of your mind and you will find stories of positive learning and achievement.
About the Author: Lorraine Flaherty: works as a transformational therapist, using a process that she has developed over the last 12 years called Inner Freedom Therapy. This incorporates the tools of NLP, Hypnotherapy, Past Life Therapy, Future Life Progression, Life Between Lives, Inner Child Work and Spirit Release Therapy to help people to find the truth of who they really are and reach their full potential.
About the Book: Healing with Past Life Therapy: Transformational Journeys Through Time and Space ISBN: 978-1-84409-634-3, Findhorn Press, September 2013 (£12.99)
Findhorn Press will be publishing a series of CDs in spring 2014, Inner Freedom I and II offer the listener a series of guided meditations to support the work of the book.