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Review – Find Your Happy Daily Mantra Deck by Shannon Kaiser

February, 2019

Review

Find
Your Happy

Daily
Mantra Deck

by Shannon Kaiser

Healing,
Wellness and Self-Empowerment are a few of the buzz words we seek in
our ever-changing and highly challenging world. This neat little
56-card and 144pg. book is all that you need to begin a practice of
bringing healing, change and positive direction into your life. Ms.
Kaiser uses the modality of Mantras as a tool for creatively changing
how you think, respond and react to whatever life throws your way.

What
I particularly liked about this self-help tool is that the author has
the necessary knowledge of psychology, personal experience and an
Eastern Perspective which makes this set one that can be used and
appreciated by a variety of philosophical and spiritual beliefs.

…”Ms.
Kaiser has been named Top 100 Women to Watch in Wellness by
mindbodygreen.com and is the founder of Playwiththeworld.com-named as
one of the “Top 100 Self-Help Blogs”. Her work has been
recognized across the globe by media giants such as HuffPost Live,
Spirituality and Health Magazine, Australian Vogue and Entrepreneur
Magazine.”…

So,
when I say this is a well-respected voice that has established a
presence in a market that is overrun by those who pull from the
ether, this statement comes from one who has explored a plethora of
self-help books, media and more. If you visit Ms. Kaiser’s website
you’ll find this statement…..

..”.I
spent years at war with myself and the world. I felt unworthy and
unlovable. Life was an uphill battle”….

…which
seems to be the pivotal point of creation of the Happy Deck, as well
as her other books. The deck is meant to be used in an affirmative
way and each of the 56-cards is highlighted in the accompanying book
giving suggestions about use, possible interpretation and a question
around the card’s message that leads to further contemplation and
self-exploration.

A
very nice integration of Mantra and divination (work to reveal
answers through the use of a variety of tools laden with specific
symbology) allows for the reader to be very mindful of the
interpretation given and how the cards may be used beyond simply a
daily or weekly activity. There are five ways of engaging the cards-
Single Card draw-Relationship Draw-Three Card Draw-Weekly (Seven
Card) Draw and for the more ambitious and committed a Year In
Overview (Twelve Card) Reading.

Each
card is numbered and has a specific Mantra written in beautiful
script on a background of color and pattern. Mantras are an ancient
Eastern practice of repetitive statement, much like a short prayer or
affirmation, that in the repeating of them gather energy around the
vibration of the words and a meaning that imprint on your psyche. The
more the Mantra is used the deeper the inroads that are energetically
created in how and what you out-picture of yourself. These Mantras
may have any goal in mind, but the magick in their effectiveness lay
in the intention you are forming around each statement, each
repetition and the belief you are generating in hearing and uttering
these words of power.

I
chose a single card pick with the intention of how I could keep
myself more present in the moment. The card chosen was:

Gratitude
is the Life Force of Everything

I
sat with this message for a bit and then turned to the appropriate
page for the number of the Mantra I had selected. The meaning
assigned reminded me that I may be turning my focus and attention
towards things that are not productive (and not keeping me in the
moment authentically. And, that …”by
turning your focus to gratitude, you will open up to new
opportunities.”.
More to think
about! There was another affirmation that could be used that expanded
on the idea of gratitude and a final question:
“In what area of my life can I be more thankful?” That final
question is one I will carry with me every day.

Pretty
simple stuff, yet in the simplicity I think we all could use an
effective and enjoyable way to find our happiest and joy-filled self.
And, I would say that this deck of beautifully crafted cards fills
the bill quite nicely.

Visit the author’s page: https://www.playwiththeworld.com

Find Your Happy Daily Mantra Card Deck on Amazon

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About
the Author:

Robin
Fennelly is a Wiccan High Priestess, teacher, poet and author.

She
is the author of (click on book titles for more information):

The
Inner Chamber Volume One on Amazon

It’s
Written in the Stars

Astrology

The
Inner Chamber, Vol. Two

poetry
of the Spheres (Volume 2) on Amazon

Qabalah

The
Inner Chamber, Vol. Three

Awakening
the Paths on Amazon

Qabalah

A
Year With Gaia on Amazon

The
Eternal Cord

Temple
of the Sun and Moon on Amazon

Luminous
Devotions

The
Magickal Pen Volume One (Volume 1) on Amazon

A
Collection of Esoteric Writings

The
Elemental Year on Amazon

Aligning
the Parts of SELF

The
Enchanted Gate on Amazon

Musings
on the Magick of the Natural World

Sleeping
with the Goddess on Amazon

Nights
of Devotion

A
Weekly Reflection on Amazon

Musings
for the Year

Her
books are available on Amazon
 or
on this website
 and
her Blogs
 can
be found at
Robin
Fennelly
 

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Robin
 on
Instagram & Facebook.

Book Review: Reiki Insights by Frans Stiene

June, 2018

Book Review

Reiki Insights by author Frans Stiene

Publisher: Ayni Books

Text copyright: Frans Stiene 2017

I’ll be honest this book wasn’t what I was expected it to be. It turned out to be more. Mr. Frans Stiene (stee-nuh) has been a major global force in Reiki. He is the co-founder of The International House of Reiki.

In this book, Mr. Stiene has written about what Reiki truly is, a spiritual practice. The founder of Reiki Mikao Usui’s teachings shows that it was a spiritual practice. Reiki is a practice, has meditations on mantras and the symbols, on the hand positions, being in a meditative state while performing or receiving the reiju/initiation/attunement.

Mr. Stiene states that when he was working with his teachers in Japan and researching the original teachings of Mikao Usui, that the precepts where instructions to be followed. This teaching worked to help students bring about a state of wholeness. Wholeness is a state of mind: in which we are happy, content, at peace and full of compassion. This wholeness was a form of healing for the students and all who followed Usui’s teachings.

In today’s world, we often talk about either giving or receiving a Reiki healing. In the spiritual practice of Reiki, it was taught that you were “Being Reiki.” Reiki is often called spiritual energy, and we are always working with spiritual energy in that We are Spiritual beings having a human experience.” (unknown author)

Mr. Stiene also states in this book that through his research he found there is a correlation between the 5 precepts of Reiki and the 6 paramitas from Buddhism. In Japanese Buddhism, there are 3 precepts. I found it interesting that these 3 systems shared so much.

 

The 5 Precepts For Today

Do not Anger

Do not Worry

Be Grateful

Practice this Diligently

Show Compassion to Yourself & Other

 

6 Paramitas

Generosity

Morality

Patience

Persistence

Concentration

Wisdom

 

Japanese Precepts

Cease to do bad actions

Do Good actions

The action of helping others

If you want to get serious about your practice of Reiki, I would suggest this book no matter what your level is. Mr. Stiene wrote this book for all practitioners and teachers.

 

You can find out more about Reiki Insights by Frans Stiene on Amazon.

Reiki Insights

 

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About the Author:

Dawn Borries loves reading and was thrilled to become an E-Book reviewer for PaganPages.Org. Dawn, also, has been doing Tarot and Numerology readings for the past 25 years. Dawn does readings on her Facebook page.  If you are interested in a reading you can reach her at: https://www.facebook.com/Readings-by-Dawn-1608860142735781/