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Book Review – Find Your Happy: Daily Mantras by Shannon Kaiser

July, 2019

Book Review
Find Your Happy
Daily Mantras
by Shannon Kaiser

Find Your Happy: Daily Mantras: 365 Days of Motivation For a Happy, Peaceful and Fulfilling Life is one of the most positive books I have had the pleasure of reading in a long time. Published by Beyond Words Publishing, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., this book is designed to be a daily reader of wisdom and motivation. However, I read it within forty-eight hours. It’s a really great book!

One of the things I like about it is that there are no dates attached to the daily mantras. Day 1 is entitled “I Am Abundant And Secure” (Kaiser, 1) with two paragraphs explaining how to focus on abundance and how to bring abundance into your life. However, unlike so many other daily meditation or mantra books, Day 1 isn’t January 1 – it’s whatever Day 1 you happen to open the book and start this journey.

There are so many gems in this book. Day 113 is “Self-Love Is A Practice I Show Up For Daily.” Kaiser writes, “Self-love is not selfish, nor is it something that just happens. It is a practice…When you show up for yourself each day, your life becomes more manageable because you are more grounded and balanced.” (Kaiser, 117). Also: Day 152 with “I’ve Done Nothing Wrong”. “Instead of thinking things didn’t work out, start celebrating how things have fallen into place…Forgive yourself and know that you did the best you could with what you knew at the time.” (Kaiser, 157)

There are affirmations for each day. “I smile confidently and with great love.” and “We are all connected and a smile brings us closer” are some of the affirmations for Day 273, which is entitled “I Smile At Strangers” (Kaiser, 283). Any one day offers an affirmation that can be taken with you for the entire day as a personal power thought. The affirmations for Day 189, “Just Because It Hasn’t Been Done Doesn’t Mean It Can’t Be” are perfect for this kind of thing: “I am a force of energy and focus.” or: “When I put my mind to something I desire, it will come true.” (Kaiser, 196)

Each day follows up with questions for the day. For instance, Day 245 is “I Start Each Day With A Grateful Heart”. After the small sermon and the affirmations, Kaiser poses the question: “How can I cultivate a morning gratitude practice?” (Kaiser, 254). Day 80 has the lovely title of “I Love My Body Because Of What It Has Overcome” and asks, “How can I send light and love to every cell of my body?” (Kaiser, 83). Indeed.

There are 365 days of these gems and jewels… they most certainly are! Read them one day at a time or read them within a two-day period like I did or skip around the book to find the wisdom that resonates most readily with your own reality. You won’t be disappointed with what you find within the covers of this book.

Shannon Kaiser’s website is HERE. There are plenty of things to see on her site check it out!

There is also “Find Your Happy” Oracle Card set! Pagan Pages writer Robin Fennelly wrote a review of the set a few months ago. If you haven’t read it, you can read it HERE.

I would personally love to get this deck someday!

So go to your favorite local bookstore or buy on your favorite online store – mine is Thriftbooks.com – and purchase this very helpful and holistic book filled with wisdom and healing. I can’t recommend it enough.

Brightest Blessings!

Find Your Happy Daily Mantras on Amazon

References

Kaiser, Shannon. Find Your Happy: Daily Mantras: 365 Days of Motivation For A Happy, Peaceful, And Fulfilling Life. Hillsboro, OR: Beyond Worlds Publishing, 2018.

https://www.playwiththeworld.com/

PaganPagesOrg Review of The 365 Find Your Happy Mantra Deck

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About the Author:

Polly MacDavid lives in Buffalo, New York at the moment but that could easily change, since she is a gypsy at heart. Like a gypsy, she is attracted to the divinatory arts, as well as camp fires and dancing barefoot. She has three cats who all help her with her magic.

Her philosophy about religion and magic is that it must be thoroughly based in science and logic. She is Dianic Wiccan and she is solitary.

She blogs at silverapplequeen.wordpress.com. She writes about general life, politics and poetry. She is writing a novel about sex, drugs and recovery.

The Divine Flows Through Me

November, 2017

 

The Divine Flows Through Me!

My Gods and Goddesses flow through me
Strong and powerful rising up in me
I offer my devotion and my love.

My mind is open to receive
The wisdom and guidance of Divine grace.

My body is the Temple that offers
Its gifts in service to the Greater Work.

My Gods and Goddesses flow through me
They are with me always and
Shine brightly for all to see. 

They are the Fire of my Will….

Kali’s Rites (1.)

Blood spills freely from a wild fierceness
That knows no mercy or gentle hand.

I am not a timid and delicate Maiden
I am one who will claim your love
And take what I wish in satisfaction.

I am not the loving and gentle Mother
I am one who will birth you and then
Feast on the remains of what is not viable.

I am not the wizened and strong Crone
I am wisdom itself and fear is birthed
In the knowing of my mysteries.

I will cut and reshape and spare nothing
That does not serve your completeness.

You may fear and loathe me but know that
In that fear is the secret of your justifiable
Rage and your power as a merciful Warrior.

They are the Moving Waters Within…

Where do I seek your solace?
Where will I find my vision?
What flows silently rising at your call?

What feeds my intention?
What makes me feel?
Where is the healing of my pain?

The waters rise pulling me into
Currents that move with purpose.

The waters expand and fill every
Cell of my being with light and healing.

The waters emanate from an endless
Waterfall of Divine love and my fears
And doubts are swept out to the seas
Of eternities Divine gates.

They are the Structure that is Body and Form..

This gift of form and shape was created
In the primordial waters of sacred intent.

Flesh and bone
Blood and vein
Muscle and cartilage
Strength and power
Beauty and grace.

A smile brought into energy’s light
An embrace soothing the Divine work
A birthing that calls forth new life
A loving that entwines the beloveds
A gesture
A word
A body

Moving in ecstatic energy
As the Divine descends
And learns the mystery of
Its blessing of corporeal form.

They are Mind’s Creative Breath..

I write
I create
Pen to paper
Hand to keyboard.

My Gods and Goddesses speak
Through the words crafted
Of their own intent.

OI open and allow the down pouring
Of what flows strongly waiting its
Divine expression in creative release.

I think and images flood the landscape
Of an artist that is unseen yet palpable
And sacred in ITs visioning.

I speak the words that are powerful
In their truth as mouth and throat
Are offered in service to the Divine.

I breathe and life fills me
I exhale and the Divine fills the void
I inhale and I am illuminated
I breathe and I AM at peace.

This is how I express my devotion to the Divine. These are my offerings to them. This is my daily interaction that is a continuous drinking of the bounty of their gifts. This is my expression of living a Divinely connected life 24/7-365 days a year. And, because of this intention I am richly blessed by the people in my life, the community I serve and the work I am able to do!

1. Excerpted from Sleeping with the Goddess: Nights of Devotion

Sleeping with the Goddess is a book of nightly devotions to be used in seeking greater insight into the Goddess in all of Her forms. Its content is separated into Four Sections: General Devotionals; the Phases of the Moon; the Seasons and a special section of three Pathworkings for those seeking a longer experience. Each entry is followed by a blank page labeled, Dreamtime Notes, that may be used to record any dreams or visions that may arise after your reading. These journalings will serve as the foundations from which you develop greater rapport with those Goddesses that you most resonate with. Settle into the comfort of your nighttime routine and begin your journey of forging an intimate relationship with the Goddess.

 

 

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About the Author:

 

Robin Fennelly is a Wiccan High Priestess, teacher, poet and author. She is the author of:

 

The Inner Chamber, Vol. One

It’s Written in the Stars

Astrology

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The Inner Chamber, Vol. Two

poetry of the spheres

Qabalah

 

The Inner Chamber, Vol. Three

Awakening the Paths

Qabalah

 

A Year With Gaia

The Eternal Cord

 

Temple of the Sun and Moon

Luminous Devotions

 

The Magickal Pen, Volume One

A Collection of Esoteric Writings

 

The Elemental Year

Aligning the Parts of SELF

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The Enchanted Gate

Musings on the Magick of the Natural World

 

Sleeping with the Goddess

Nights of Devotion

 

A Weekly Reflection

Musings for the Year

 

Her books are available on Amazon or website and her Blogs can be found atRobin Fennelly 

 

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