Monday, August 17, 2009
Magnificent, Marvellous, Mighty Monday and SHAKTI GAWAIN
Long before Rhonda Byrne packaged The Secret, I was avidly devouring Shakti Gawain's Creative Visualisation. As a child I always had the feeling that if I really, really wanted something in life I would be able to have it.
Many times in my life things I wanted didn't come to me, but lots of things I've actively been working on manifesting came to be - albeit not always in the way I expected! Three, off the top of my head - my little brick cottage, my writing agent and my beloved Scribe.
There were a few books in this genre I read and loved even at a very young age: The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr Norman Vincent Peale, Three Magic Words by US Andersen - and then along came Shakti.
She may not have had the panache of Ms Byrne, but she was hip for the '70s in her kaftans, living in communes in India and walking the talk of her beliefs.
Unlike The Secret which emphasises that money, fame and success can be yours, Creative Visualisation is more about honouring creative inspiration and intuition and appreciating the prosperity already in your life.
Creative Visaulisation is a slim little book but it has a wealth of wisdom within. And so let’s start the New Moon week off with the good vibes of Shakti Gawain. May we release what is holding us back from achieving our creative potential and get those visualisation boards out to actively start bringing into our lives the dreams and goals that may have been eluding us.
We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or other people's models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open.