The Power of Intention, Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

This book makes a fabulous training manual or workbook for those interested in understanding the concept of the Source and Intention. A person could read through this in a few days, but I would suggest that they schedule some time, possibly 1 chapter per week or month, to actually study and ponder each chapter’s material and exercises. If one is studying this concept with the idea of putting these practices into place, also consider partnering with family and close friends, a sort of study group, to help ensure that those bonds stay strong through a mutual understanding of this journey.

This particular edition of this book, the Gift Edition, is breathtakingly beautiful due to the art work (illustrations by Jui Ishida), the brilliant colors and the soft glossy texture of the paper. This makes the case for “real books” vs “e-books”. There is no way that this sort of sensuous (b : producing or characterized by gratification of the senses – © 2010 Merriam-Webster, Incorporated) experience can be reproduced in digital form. I thank Dr. Dyer and Hay House for this amazing gift, which I consider one of my treasures.

Link to info about the book: The Power of Intention
Link to info about the author: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Link to video of the book: View some of the art work

In accordance with FTC guidelines I must disclose that I have received this book, for free, from Hay House, in exchange for writing reviews for Hay House’s new book releases.

Midnight Sun (Edward’s Story) by Stephenie Meyer

On Stephenie Meyer’s website, I found a draft and first chapter of Midnight Sun. She’s released these publicly;  her words work best to explain, “my partial draft of Midnight Sun was illegally posted on the Internet and has since been virally distributed without my knowledge or permission or the knowledge or permission of my publisher.” So she’s released a rough draft and completed 1st chapter for fans of the Twilight Saga, while she ponders the fate of the book. I’ve inserted the link at the bottom of this post if you’re interested in reading these, too. I hope that you’ll help to encourage her to continue with this project. (And, shame on people who think that this type of theft is victimless or harmless. Hope you get everything that you deserve!)

The  Twilight Saga stories have been told to us by Bella.  Midnight Sun is Bella and Edward’s story, as told to us by Edward. I’m excited to get to know him better.

This is a much more colorful story than Twilight, because the story that plays out while viewing the world through Edward’s eyes is very surprising.  I look forward to learning more about the author’s creative processes.

http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/midnightsun.html

Dancing Up the Moon by Robin Heerens Lysne

“A Woman’s Guide to Creating Traditions that Bring Sacredness to Daily Life.”

I must confess that I’ve not yet read this book in its entirety. I use it more as a workbook or reference manual to help work through difficult events in my life.  Or as an inspiration to create additional celebratory days throughout the year. I think that this is an ingenious idea. This is a book that I treasure. The sections include:
Living the Sacred Every Day
Honoring Womanhood
Honoring Motherhood
Honoring Personal Transitions
Honoring Relationships