Sunday, January 12, 2014

Reviewing Blessings by Julia Cameron


If you’re like me and suffer from the winter blahs, then Blessings:  Prayers and Declarations for a Heartful Life by Julia Cameron may help.
This book slipped into my life unexpectedly. I was scanning the book table at a church fair on Mane Island and its red cover caught my eye. Hmmm, Julia Cameron? Didn’t she write The Artists’ Way? I flipped the book open and sure enough my speculation was correct. Clearly this book deserves further exploration. I turned it over and read the blurb on the back cover…‘contains prayers and declarations that enable those who read them to rejoice with the knowledge that they are part of a larger whole that holds them in a benevolent and protective view. With lessons and observations on the nature of gratitude and the power to change, this book allows us to perceive the secrets of a bountiful existence, one that is intricate, priceless and insightful.’
Sold, I thought and bought the book.
Soon Blessings became part of my bedtime routine.
Each devotional is brief:  begins with a quote from a famous author—from Rumi to Leo Tolstay to Henry David Thoreau to Hildegard of Bingen to…—and concludes with a reflection related to the quote.
Blessings is a small book but it’s powerful. I wake with a seed of postivity firmly planted in my mind.
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Sharing my author journey:  Last week was a lesson on remaining open to opportunities.

What do I mean?

Well, first my friend Laurie Buchanan directed me to her article for Gutsy Living. So I visited, voted for her and followed her advice to write my own gusty story. Will it be published and when? My fingers are crossed. I'll keep you posted...

Then I was inspired by Delia Latham request for Guest Posts. My article has been published on her blog (Write Right!

And last, but definitely not least, I received an email from The Malahat Review regarding the Word Thaw 2014 Second Annual Spring Symposium February 20 - 22. Visit their website for more news and seek peek 

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Next post:  Interview with Author Janet Love Morrison

2 comments:

Laurie Buchanan said...

Rock on, siSTAR — ROCK ON!

Leanne Dyck said...

chic, boom
I love keeping the reading beat.
Thank you for your comment, Laurie.
Visiting your blog this Tuesday...