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.
Shakti Gawain


  1. I need to hear this - I have so many creative ideas in my head this week!

  2. it's good to be reminded to be ourselves and find our own way, and cut through the baggage. i think it's true that we are more in control of our lives than we often feel. and what a lovely name she has, part exotic, part authurian!

  3. I was feeling the urge to clean and rearrange at the manor last night and thought to myself, is it close to the new moon? I'm always inspired to make new and accomplish during the new moon. Funny how that works, isn't it?

  4. I enjoyed reading about this. I loved this book when I bought it in the early nineties. I need to look for it in my collection and read it again. Your post was a great reminder of the power each of us has in determining our destinies. It's easy to forget. Thank you!

  5. I still have my dog-eared copy of Creative Visualisation!! What a revelation it was to me. I have read 2 more of her books as well. It sounds cleched, but she really changed my life with her writings about trusting intuition.
    Haven't read The Secret... don't know that I will either!

    Thanks for this reminder of Shakti!


  6. That is one of my favorite books. I read it again and again. Thanks for giving it a shout out.


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