Saturday, June 21, 2008

Conscious Creatorship for Kids

Liliane Grace has written a novel for teens called The Mastery Club. I watched the YouTube video of her interview with the LifeTime program and was hooked at that point, not having read a word of the book yet. Here is the video, it's worth spending the few minutes to watch it, I promise.

After watching the interview I had to find out more about the book, so I downloaded the first four chapters and started to read. I had such a feeling of recognition as I was introduced to the girl Nina, who is the instigator of the Mastery Club. I wasn't like her as a child, there were too many decades of experience waiting for me before those parts of my character could blossom, but I know that girl! This brought up such emotion for me... Maybe you too will get that feeling when you read the book.

Here are some quotes about the book taken from The Mastery Club website:

"This prize-winning novel for adolescents is inspiring and empowering people of all ages and backgrounds."

"The Mastery Club inspires and empowers young people to take responsibility for creating the life of their dreams. It is the ONLY book that teaches universal laws and success principles (including practical tools like goal-setting, affirmations, visualisation and treasure mapping) in a page-turning novel."

"I only wish [The Mastery Club] had been on the reading list at my school; it would have changed my whole outlook and saved me from making some major mis-steps in life... I applaud you on your ability to get the message across to children in such a relevant and engaging way." - Denise Whitton

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Friday, June 6, 2008

The personal is the spiritual

I've been wrestling with this for months now. Most of my life I've had this feeling that it's somehow wrong to just do things purely for me, I should somehow be of service. Lately, however, I started to feel very differently. It became clear to me that being "spiritual" just meant giving out a lot and getting very little back. I turned my back on the "spiritual" and set out to make some money on the internet in purely capitalistic fashion... feeling damned rebellious and expecting the hand of God to grab me by the scruff of the neck and drag me kicking and screaming away from my hopes and dreams. (Yes, I know all that Freudian stuff about God and father figures... don't analyze me!) It was a hard time. I spent hours every day on the internet, working away at promoting my online affiliate businesses and learning, learning, learning. These were desperate times, as I knew my income was not covering expenses, and here I was putting all my energy into this unknown area. Sometimes there was no money for fuel for the car, we ate very cheap food, and I drove out into the bush every day to pick up sticks for the fire.

So what happened? Months and weeks later I'm still here. The online businesses are at last attracting some downline, and I've got support from an unexpected source which will keep me afloat while my businesses grow.

What did I learn? Mainly, that I am ok. My world did not fall apart, though we seemed to skate perilously close to the edge. I've lost weight, and lost my dependence on food as an emotional support. And I've found what a great feeling it is to pursue one's passion, despite everything...