“Angelic Thinking” by Andrew Marmion – Book Review.

‘Angelic Thinking’ is a fantastic little book written by Angel Healer, Andrew Marmion. Andrew shares with his readers some very personal information about his life. He tells how he spent years living every day in mental agony because he was destructively attached to his emotional past.
By practicing the Mental Cleansing and Refurbishment Exercise, which is the main content of this book, and because of his friendship and guidance from the angels, he changed from being a victim to being a healthy self-loving positive person.

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Moon Mná Journal for Women. Did You Get Yours Yet?

One of my favourite Christmas presents this year is this inspiring diary-journal that I received from my daughter who knew as soon as she seen it, that I’d love it. It’s similar to keeping a gratitude journal, but what I love most about this one, is its emphasis on the connection between the Irish ancient women and the moon.

An insight into the connection between women and the moon

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It comes with a bookmark that unfolds to reveal the twelve months of the year with days, dates and the moon phases clearly illustrated. Every evening or at bedtime, you take note of the nightly moon phase and draw it onto the Moon Goddess, which is sketched on each date of the journal. Doing this will help inspire you to connect with the moon and become aware of how her different phases influence yours. Sit and reflect on your day and think about what you are grateful for. Lastly, read the nightly encouraging quote, inspiring proverb or affirmation and fall asleep with positive thoughts. 

Writing in a journal like this one, can give you the opportunity to take valuable time to connect with yourself and inspire you to follow your soul journey. At the beginning of each month, there’s a personal written piece, that shares words of wisdom from different inspirational women. Women supporting women – just as it should be!

An inspirational piece by Catherine Maguire in the month of January of the Moon Mná Journal.

An encouraging piece about new beginnings.

I love the idea that many women all over are also sitting with their Moon Mná journal, reflecting on the moon phase whilst thinking about their day and taking note of their soul moments. This for me sends out a warming sense of sisterhood!

Each month of this wonderful journal has a theme, with practical tips to help you follow the theme. January – New Beginnings, February – Spring clean, March – Balance and so on. 

New Beginnings is the theme for January in the Moon Mná Journal

The theme for January.

If you weren’t lucky enough to receive a Moon Mná Diary-Journal as a Christmas present, please just treat yourself to one. 

Where can you get it? On the Moon Mná Facebook Page HERE Click on the ‘Shop’ on the left-hand side of the page.

You can also buy it HERE on Cafe Time website. Or email your order and address to moonmnadiaryjournal@gmail.com.

Concept and text: Karen Ward, author of ‘Change a Little to Change a Lot’. Karen holds women’s circles called Moon Mná and also trains women to host their own locally and on-line. Email: moonmna@slianchroi.ie or visit www.slianchroi.ie  

Design and production: Bernie Sexton, graphic designer based in Skerries, Co. Dublin. Bernie is a qualified holistic massage therapist and aromatherapist. She is a publisher of a local magazine called ‘Cafe Time’. Email: info@cafetime.ie or visit www.cafetime.ie

Patricia Lohan, Feng Shui Expert & Intuitive Energy Healer. "I never felt so light, free, invigorated, so alive...'

Patricia Lohan, Feng Shui Expert & Intuitive Energy Healer.

 

 

“Get Your Sh!t Together” – Book Review.

My Book Reviews

Self-Help and Motivation.  

‘Get Your Shit Together’ by Ruth Field, is a no-nonsense approach to sorting out all that stuff in your life that always has to get done in the end anyway. The crappy things that wreck your head and holds you back from doing all the things you WANT to do – the things you enjoy.

I was attracted to this book by the title and because it promised to show me how to get more things done in less time. I was having one of those muddled up weeks and nothing was getting done. The prescription for a simpler life is learning how to release your ‘inner bitch’ (apparently, we all have one) and become a fearless superwoman.

It urges you to take a good hard look at how you deal with life’s challenges and unexpected events. And just as importantly, the simple stuff that some of us turn into problems by not dealing with them early on. By her tough talking attitude, Ruth Field will have you shaking in your boots! If you have even a hint of laziness in your bones, she’ll shame you into getting off your butt and just doing whatever it is you whinge about never being able to do. She doesn’t listen to excuses folks, and it’s hard not to agree with a lot of what she writes! There are various little exercises throughout the book that can help you organise your time and get motivated. Don’t skip the very valuable exercise on page 148!

I do agree that in many cases, a firm and bossy tongue is all that’s needed to kick lazy people up the butt in order to motivate them. But will the bone idle even bother to read a book like this? There are so many other things that can cause people to be unorganised and lack motivation. But it’s all about the tough truth here with little room for compassion. Perhaps a little more empathy in some areas would have been nice as I don’t believe laziness is the root of all muddled lives. 

Most of the advice and recommendations are based on the authors own experiences and she speaks honestly about how she has had to deal with her own GYST. I like the way she speaks the truth about herself because it leads the reader to believe that the advice is coming from someone who has had as many challenges to overcome as everyone else. There are also some accounts of real life experiences from other people that are easy to relate to.

The book is humorous! Serious stuff, yes, but you may need to have a diverse sense of humour in order to read it. If any part of the book doesn’t apply to you, skip and read on. If it does apply to you, be brave and admit it. You’ll be doing yourself a favour. WARNING; The word shit is used quite a lot throughout the book and might grate on your nerves just a bit!

I could easily relate to this book and I’m not easily offended by some words or home truths. I found it quite funny in certain parts and while reading it, I was mentally making a note of the people in my life that I think would really benefit from reading it too.

I would recommend this book because I do believe there is something of use in here for everyone.  I think you would benefit from reading this book if you are any of the following:

  • Stuck in a rut that you feel you can’t get out of.
  • If you are in the habit of blaming everything around you, including people and circumstances for your present situation.
  • If you constantly think about the past – in a negative way.
  • If you are always extremely busy but never seem to get things done.
  • You procrastinate regularly.
  • You complain all the time about everything – especially your situation.
  • If you think the grass is greener on the other side.
  • You are unhappy in your job.

So waste no more time and grab your copy here !

Get Your Sh!t Together: Your Prescription for a Simpler Life (Grit Doctor)

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I’m not sure if you would benefit from reading this book if you are any of the following:

  • Completely happy with every aspect of your life.
  • Don’t like hearing or admitting the truth about yourself.
  • If you believe that everything should be handed to you on a plate.

We have to work hard at everything in life and that includes being happy! None of it comes easy!

Angels Dancing with Andrew.

A big hello to you all and a special thank you to Gloria for inviting me as a guest blogger. I’m bowled over by the kindness and support I’ve received from people in the Holistic field.

I’ve certainly had an adventurous life so far – it’s been anything but boring, something I appreciate, as I dislike drudgery or monotony.

The angels have always figured in my life since I was a child. I was fascinated by their otherworldliness, gentleness, kindness and sense of humour. 

wp-1479468927426.jpgHowever, it was as an adult that things began to take off. I had the odd experience of them when I was in the Franciscans for several years. One time I awoke to see two pillars of light at the bottom of my bed. They were both golden or yellow in colour but one was thicker than the other. I instinctively knew they were my angels and said hello to them before falling back to sleep.

Another time, I saw hundreds of them in a Church including Michael and Gabriel, both archangels. What I was impressed by was their reverence for God and all things sacred. Interestingly, they communicated through silence, probably telepathy, in adoration of God. Their whole existence is taken up by their love and service of God and, by extension, us.

The angels’ unconditional love is amazing and I’ll never forget the time when Samuel, one of my angels under Michael, so a warrior angel, touched my heart. He told me, ‘this is the love of God that I have for you’. I was overtaken by love and I thought I’d die of joy!

The compassion was all the more overwhelming as I often used to joke with the other angels about Simon because he seemed to be so serious, an old stick in the mud. And macho too! I guess angels can have a good dose of testosterone, too!

So, how did I end up working with the angels as my life purpose? A few years ago, 2013, I had to leave my job as it was destroying me (I’m an empath too which explains a lot but I didn’t know this at the time). I was full of despair and overwhelmed by depression for the umpteenth time. I was suicidal and felt my life was over. Little did I know it was just beginning.

angel-1384694_1280 One day I was sitting in News Café above Easons in Tuam – try it some time, lovely staff & great food –  and I was thinking about how to make money. I got the idea to design websites (I’m a trained copywriter) and I sensed a group of angels around my table and they were dancing. It was as though they were saying, ‘Now he’s listening!’ That’s why I call my website Angels Dance Now www.angelsdancenow.com.

Through this, I met a lady, Bernie, who introduced me to angel cards and the like, and she helped me to release my fear around it. Likewise, the angels had me drawing and painting people’s angels too. I’d get information about the angel and also physically concerning their relationship with the person. It’s a bit like doing an angel card reading without the cards.

What really escalated things though was when Bernie suggest I hold a special holding of the seven archangels for five days in my home. I’d never heard of this and she explained it was a bit like a novena. I followed her words exactly and on the second day I noticed my suicidal tendencies were gone as well as the despair, anxiety and depression. I was like a new man.

Since then my life’s been buzzing. I began to experience clairvoyance and other psychic activity with the angels and other spirits would also come through too. I have to admit that when things died down a bit and it became more natural for me I tended to shy away at times. I’m still getting used to being an empath and can find it tiring at times. But I’ve been doing angel parties as well as angel card readings, together with the angel painting and drawing.

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The angels didn’t leave it there, though. I’m now doing intuitive healing: energy, sound and crystal healing. I’ve also trained as a Mindfulness Instructor and I’ve published one book and I’m almost ready to publish my second.

The angels have told me they want me to write fourteen books. I don’t know what that’s about, but I don’t need to know. I’ll just get on with it and use it as another way to help people.

The great thing about it is that I am in control of the publishing so can keep costs down with an option of paperback or Kindle version. Here’s the link to my first book Angelic Thinking with AmazonUK link and USA link. You can also read Gloria’s review of my book HERE.

angelic-thinking-imageAlso, watch out for my second one Angelic Mindfulness. I’m really excited about this one as it was based on four angel card readings. It’s an example of how the angels help when we ask them.

The angels help to solve life problems as they have a knack of getting to the bottom of things. They help you tap into your inner resources and discover self-empowerment. This by itself brings release and healing. Here are the various modalities I use:

Life coaching sessions
Angel Cards
Angel art: personalised angels with messages
Energy, sound and crystal healing
House and land clearances now on offer, including personal spaces eg. work space
Workshops and evening groups available
Angel parties from the comfort of your own home is also on offer
*Any of the above can be combined with the various modalities of healing as mentioned above. 

You can contact me on 085 283 2393 You can also register with me by leaving your email via my site www.angelsdancenow.com or by directly emailing me andymarmion@gmail.com. In that way I can let you know when there’s FREE stuff available.  If you want to just say hi you can also reach me on Facebook. I’m on most days.

Andrew thank you so much for sharing all this with us. I’m looking forward to reading your book and sharing my review with my readers. It’s sitting in my kindle as we speak!

I am very interested in reading and reviewing self-help books and books that are in any way related to the holistic therapy field. I have a particular interest in indie authors from Ireland and the UK. So please do send me on some titles.

Soulful, Meaningful & Practical Connection.

It is through my sheer willingness to embrace and encompass all of my spiritual gifts.  This is proof of my commitment to my life’s journey as my soul directs.

It brings me great joy to be in a position to provide clients with my unique coaching style conversation that goes deeper, provides more insight and clarity and creates the space and the way for clients to move forward with greater ease.

But I am also conscious of our perception of science and spirituality. Therefore, I have invested time and energy to train in modalities, some of which are more scientific in nature, others more about healing and are spiritually inclined.

It is a significant part of my mission and purpose.  That of being the tangible link that is the holy triad of Body, Mind & Spirit.  I will compassionately work towards bridging that gap between science and spirituality.  I will be a prodigy of the new edge and the intuitive mapping and spiritual guided approach to life.

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The Feldenkrais Method. Mary Hunt.

Our healthy state of well-being is constantly being challenged by different aspects of and experiences in our lives. The key to health is to understand ourselves, so we enhance our strengths while minimising our weaknesses.

Through relaxation a person feels more at ease, secure, and can become open to positive change and better equipped to deal with life’s challenges.

It was while dealing with one of my own challenges in life, that I discovered the Feldenkrais method.

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They Might Call It Depression.

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Today I keep silent but inside I shout,
I try to wash away the shame, 
paint a smile upon my mouth.

My heart it is heavy,
full of unexplained sorrow. 
I can’t feel happy, not today,  
maybe tomorrow.

I walk and I walk and I keep on going,
where will the road lead me?
I don’t care, I don’t care.
Today I am trapped
in this dark consuming space. 
Nobody knows, nobody knows, 
they don’t see my face.

Today I hide away from the world and its doors,
the world as I see it, through my eyes,
not theirs and not yours. 

I hide my fear and I hide all expression. 
If I let them all know, they might call it depression!
I would no longer be me because then things would change,
just the girl no one talks to
because now she is strange! 

Her head is messed up,
her face is a fake. 
Her smile isn’t real
her mind, it might break.
Don’t sit too close to the girl who is sad. 
We can’t help her anyway, 
she’s crazy, she’s mad!

So I carry my despair to the end of the day,
and struggle to pray all the pain away.
I tell myself,
“I love myself, respect myself,
and heal myself”.

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Nobody knows, 
they don’t see my face, 
tomorrow will come
and I’ll be in a better place.

#Glitch #WorldMentalHealthDay

Rainbow Therapies With Sharon Bingham.

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Hi everyone. My name is Sharon Bingham and I’ve been a therapist for around 10 years. I’ve been interested in complimentary therapies for a long time now and although I do believe in orthodox medicine, I will try to find a natural remedy first. 

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