Daily Rituals

How Artists Work

Author: Mason Currey

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307962377

Category: Reference

Page: 304

View: 3375

Franz Kafka, frustrated with his living quarters and day job, wrote in a letter to Felice Bauer in 1912, “time is short, my strength is limited, the office is a horror, the apartment is noisy, and if a pleasant, straightforward life is not possible then one must try to wriggle through by subtle maneuvers.” Kafka is one of 161 inspired—and inspiring—minds, among them, novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians, who describe how they subtly maneuver the many (self-inflicted) obstacles and (self-imposed) daily rituals to get done the work they love to do, whether by waking early or staying up late; whether by self-medicating with doughnuts or bathing, drinking vast quantities of coffee, or taking long daily walks. Thomas Wolfe wrote standing up in the kitchen, the top of the refrigerator as his desk, dreamily fondling his “male configurations”. . . Jean-Paul Sartre chewed on Corydrane tablets (a mix of amphetamine and aspirin), ingesting ten times the recommended dose each day . . . Descartes liked to linger in bed, his mind wandering in sleep through woods, gardens, and enchanted palaces where he experienced “every pleasure imaginable.” Here are: Anthony Trollope, who demanded of himself that each morning he write three thousand words (250 words every fifteen minutes for three hours) before going off to his job at the postal service, which he kept for thirty-three years during the writing of more than two dozen books . . . Karl Marx . . . Woody Allen . . . Agatha Christie . . . George Balanchine, who did most of his work while ironing . . . Leo Tolstoy . . . Charles Dickens . . . Pablo Picasso . . . George Gershwin, who, said his brother Ira, worked for twelve hours a day from late morning to midnight, composing at the piano in pajamas, bathrobe, and slippers . . . Here also are the daily rituals of Charles Darwin, Andy Warhol, John Updike, Twyla Tharp, Benjamin Franklin, William Faulkner, Jane Austen, Anne Rice, and Igor Stravinsky (he was never able to compose unless he was sure no one could hear him and, when blocked, stood on his head to “clear the brain”). Brilliantly compiled and edited, and filled with detail and anecdote, Daily Rituals is irresistible, addictive, magically inspiring.
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Daily Rituals for Happiness

How to Be Happy Every Single Day

Author: Lauren Ostrowski Fenton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780994557926

Category:

Page: 318

View: 3028

Daily Rituals for Happiness is a user-friendly guidebook that teaches techniques for experiencing happiness every single day. Focusing on ritual the book details the significance of simple practices and explores how they help instil a sense of self through reinforcing values, affirming connections to the community, and supporting wellbeing.
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Daily Rituals

Positive Affirmations to Attract Love, Peace and Happiness

Author: Phoebe Garnsworthy

Publisher: Phoebe Garnsworthy via PublishDrive

ISBN: N.A

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 103

View: 9848

Would you like to attract more abundance? More love, more happiness and more peace? It is possible and available to you right now, if you believe it to be true. Positive energy in our lives vibrate at a high frequency. By radiating this frequency first, you will magnetically attract the same positive energy in return, thus amplifying and intensifying these loving vibrations in abundance. And this can be easily achieved by controlling your thoughts in the repetition of uplifting affirmations. Every morning upon rising, open your Daily Rituals book at random, or choose a word from the contents that you are drawn to. Read the positive affirmation and allow yourself time to be transparent with the truth. Follow through with the exercises beneath. Practice these rituals regularly to raise your vibration and your mind will be trained to think positive thoughts from the moment you wake up to the second you fall asleep, promoting and attracting an affluence of positive energy, health, happiness, love and peace. Transform your life to create beauty and peace in the world around you. We can create positive vibrations by practicing affirmations of self-love and gratitude. Through the daily repetition of these rituals we clear old thought patterns, focus our time into the now, hence creating new pathways to form a peaceful and happy life. By spending time connecting and worshipping our internal self, we are creating an open communication channel to our Soul, the Source of Creation, and shifting our state of consciousness closer to enlightenment. Through acknowledgment and gratitude for life's blessings, we create positive thought vibrations. If we repeat these uplifting affirmations daily, our mind will consistently reach higher frequencies of optimized vibrations. Join Phoebe Garnsworthy, Visionary and Metaphysical writer, as she shares her daily secrets to attracting and magnifying an abundance of positive energy, health, happiness, love and peace.
Posted in Body, Mind & Spirit

Cultivating Creativity

Daily Rituals for Visual Inspiration

Author: Maria Fabrizio

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144033983X

Category: Art

Page: 140

View: 9691

"Creative longevity is about what you do to prepare yourself for the ripe moment, when the potential of an idea is able to grow into something useful.... This book is for anyone who has a tendency to think visually and needs to satisfy their creative soul." --from the Introduction Discover the road to productivity and success by keeping your creative juices flowing daily. Cultivating Creativity is a book based on the idea that creativity requires ample momentum--if you stop, you'll stall. In order to get the creative inspiration you need to do your design work well, it's important to establish daily creative routines. Author Maria Fabrizio has compiled here a beautiful and inspirational guide, a companion to unlocking your creativity every day. Create every day, and you'll be able to keep creating every day--it's as simple as that.
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Aveda Rituals

A Daily Guide to Natural Beauty and Health

Author: Horst Rechelbacher

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805058000

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 266

View: 8657

Daily activities demonstrate Aveda philosophies of life, nutrition, and meditation, leaving room for participants to add their own healthy habits to their daily rituals
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Practicing the Presence of the Goddess

Everyday Rituals to Transform Your World

Author: Barbara Ardinger

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608681351

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

View: 8483

More women than ever are incorporating some kind of spiritual practice into their daily lives, and not always in traditional religious form, but as alternative or hybrid practices. In Practicing the Presence of the Goddess, Barbara Ardinger offers a wide variety of meditations and personal rituals to help women honor the feminine spirit and commune with the Goddess. These include creating a sacred space at home, building a meaningful altar, using ritual and meditation to enrich awareness, and inventing new rituals to celebrate personal events. The author's wry, gentle humor and loving attitude shine through the text, which offers possibilities ranging from bringing love into one's life to having a heart-to-heart with the Goddess.
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Destination Simple

Author: Brooke McAlary

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1786694409

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

View: 4036

We live life in the fast lane. We race to keep up with the Joneses. We are over-worked, over-connected and over-stressed, and we compete over how busy and important and sleep-deprived we are. But we don’t have to. There’s an ever-growing group of people opting out of a life lived at 110%. They are choosing to slow down, simplify, say no and focus on the things that are truly important. Brooke McAlary is one of them. In Destination Simple, Brooke McAlary shows readers that no matter how busy you are, you too can feel in control of your days; minimise stress; find pockets of peace on even the busiest day; empty your mind and sleep better. Destination Simple shows us how a few changes to the flow of daily life can create long-term, lasting change.
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Crystal Rx

Daily Rituals for Cultivating Calm, Achieving Your Goals, and Rocking Your Inner Gem Boss

Author: Colleen McCann

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062844458

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

View: 7303

Tap into your "Soul GPS" with this essential guide to the healing power of crystals, from their ancient origins to their modern-day applications. Since the dawn of time, people have been drawn to gemstones, using them in burial rites, divination practices, healing rituals, spiritual attunement, and as adornment reflecting wealth, power, beliefs or societal roles. For millennia, crystals have been believed to restore and enhance physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual equilibrium. And today they have emerged as the hottest wellness trend, embraced by celebrities, fashionistas, and millennials alike. But what does all this woo woo ju ju mean—and how do crystals work? Fun, modern, stylish, and accessible, Crystal Rx breaks it down for you. Colleen McCann is a certified Shamanic Energy Practitioner who has travelled the world researching and teaching the ancient art of crystal healing. Now, she shares all that she’s learned, offering insight and clear directions for harnessing the power of these magical minerals. In this down-to-earth, beautifully illustrated guide you’ll discover: The Top 20 Crystals every girl needs in her arsenal. Crystal care—Keep your crystals shiny, clean & energetically healthy. Building a bespoke altar for Love, Prosperity, or Career Success. What’s a "Medicine Bag," and how to curate your own. The Crystal Business—Inspiration from industry leaders in beauty, technology, fashion, food, agriculture, and music who are making this ancient practice a part of modern life. And much more. Packed with gorgeous images, Crystal Rx is the sophisticated handbook every girl needs to guide her on her spiritual journey.
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Buddhist Daily Ritual

The Nitya Puja in Kathmandu Valley Shrines

Author: Gregory Sharkey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789748304809

Category: Religion

Page: 360

View: 9926

This text presents findings of research on a particular form of Buddhist ritual practised by Sakyas and Vajracaryas, the inheritors of the monastic tradition and the highest Buddhist castes among the Newars, the indigenous people of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. This text presents findings of reseearch on a particular form of Buddhist ritual practised by Sakyas and Vajracaryas, the inheritors of the monastic tradition and the highest Buddhist castes among the Newars, the indigenous people of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. The author presents an authentic
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Everyday Witch Book of Rituals

All You Need for a Magickal Year

Author: Deborah Blake

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738733938

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 360

View: 1253

Magickal Rituals for Everyday Use and Beyond! Amplify your wishes and manifest positive changes all year long with Deborah Blake’s inspiring collection of simple rituals. Whether practicing alone or with a group, these empowering ceremonies—designed for new moons, full moons, sabbats, and other special occasions—will help you find love, build courage, boost creativity, achieve balance, and deepen your faith. No matter what your skill level, Everyday Witch Book of Rituals shows you how to fill the year with meaningful magickal practice. Through lighthearted, down-to-earth methods, this guide provides basic ritual elements and ingredients, timing for success, and the importance of each ritual step. Using the perfect blend of reverence and mirth, practicality and spirituality, and a sprinkling of wisdom from Magic the Cat, this guide provides nearly every ritual you need for a magickal year. Praise: “With her wonderful new book . . . Deborah Blake escorts us around the Wheel of the Year, providing inspiration and guidance for novice and adept alike.”—Judika Illes, author of The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells “I highly recommend Everyday Witch Book of Rituals for anyone who wants to enrich their Craft through more dynamic, satisfying, and effective rituals.”—Melanie Marquis, author of The Witch’s Bag of Tricks “Bored with formal ritual? Deborah Blake’s fresh approach in Everyday Witch Book of Rituals will forever change your mind.”—Dorothy Morrison, author of The Craft and Utterly Wicked
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Your Hidden Riches

Unleashing the Power of Ritual to Create a Life of Meaning and Purpose

Author: Janet Bray Attwood,Chris Attwood,Sylva Dvorak, Ph.D

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0385348568

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 2710

From the New York Times bestselling authors of The Passion Test comes a book that will teach readers to harness the power of ritual to unlock their unique gifts and create a life of love, wealth, and happiness. Rituals are the common feature of every ancient culture on Earth. Yet, modern society has lost touch with the power and value of ritual to create a rhythm for daily life, balance, and a connection with others. In the process, many of us have lost touch with ourselves. Your Hidden Riches is a call to reignite the power of personal and community rituals--to sustain us in the midst of an ever-increasing onslaught of information and expectations, and to sustain our world by reawakening the awareness of our interconnection with all life. In the book you will learn to engage with: o Rituals for Magical Relationships o Rituals for Diet, Health, and Beauty o Creating Wealth Through Ritual o Rituals for the Seasons of Life o Rituals for a Closer Family Circle Embracing ritual will allow you to finally live the life of health, wisdom, and love that you deserve.
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Transforming Rituals

Daily Practices for Changing Lives

Author: Roy M. Oswald

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 156699683X

Category: Religion

Page: 157

View: 3605

Today's rapid, deep, and pervasive changes in North American culture present myriad challenges for faith communities now and in the years ahead. Oswald explores the use of rituals as spiritually healing practices for the home, congregation, and broader community. He teaches congregational leaders how individuals and groups can use familiar new rituals to name, evaluate, live out, celebrate, and grow through change.
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Happiness is a Habit

Simple Daily Rituals that Increase Energy, Improve Well Being, and Add Joy to Every Day

Author: Michele Phillips

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 1462106374

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 9212

Renovate the rhythm of your life to create a healthier, happier you! Forget superficial fixes like fad diets or shopping sprees and instead learn how implementing simple daily habits can improve your quality of life. Author Michelle Phillips will guide you in your quest to happiness by introducing you to helpful routines like listening to audio books in the shower spending time with nature establishing bad day emergency plans As you read this practical guide to happiness, you will come to see that the confidence, vitality, and joy that you deserve are just a habit away!
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21 Rituals to Change Your Life

Daily Practices to Bring Greater Inner Peace and Happiness

Author: Theresa Cheung

Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

ISBN: 1780289111

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

View: 8084

Creating personal ritual in our lives allows us to bring the presence of the sacred into the everyday. The rituals in this book have been designed as symbolic acts providing a framework for anyone to use to create positive change in their lives. The 7 morning rituals are designed to help you 'wake with determination', the 7 afternoon rituals focus on 'living on purpose', and the 7 evening rituals are about 'retiring with satisfaction'.
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Whole Beauty

Daily Rituals and Natural Recipes for Lifelong Beauty and Wellness

Author: Shiva Rose

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579658520

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 5593

A decade ago, after suffering from life-threatening autoimmune disorders, Hollywood actress Shiva Rose set out to discover a more holistic way to natural health and beauty. Growing her own organic herbs and flowers; mixing creams, lotions, and tonics; and following Ayurvedic practices and creating mindful rituals, she has not only healed her life but has also become a leader and entrepreneur in the world of all-natural beauty and lifestyle. Whole Beauty is her radiant next step, a practical, inspiring, stunningly beautiful guide to following a whole beauty practice at home. Here is the recipe for Rose’s iconic rose hip facial serum, as well as 40 other recipes for masks and exfoliants, hair-care products and detoxes, and even DIY deodorant and toothpaste. She explains Ayurvedic practices, such as dry brushing and oil pulling, and home-cleansing rituals, such as smudging with burning sage; shares a dozen tonics, including Celestial Nog and Summer Lover; and offers an entire chapter on the use of essential oils, both on the body and in the home. From natural beauty solutions like a Blushing Bride Chickpea Face Mask to showing how to tap into the full force of female energy, Whole Beauty is a complete guide to revitalizing your life.
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Crystal Muse

Author: Heather Askinosie,Timmi Jandro

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401952399

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 697

Crystal Muse explores how you can transform life’s challenges into opportunities for growth by being equipped with the right crystals and mindset. Learn how you can connect with crystals and empower your life by using this guide to set such transformational intentions as: • —Attracting love through learning to love yourself • —Relieving anxiety by surrendering to meditation • —Becoming a magnet for prosperity • —Crystallizing a breakthrough • —Consciously conceiving a new life • —Cutting your unhealthy energy cords • —Getting rid of insomnia to sleep with your mind fully at rest • —Cultivating the connection with your creative spirit • —Aligning with the energy of the moon • —Grounding yourself with the energy of the earth; and • —Finding the temple within These practices are a collection of over 25 years of rigorous research, world travel, and spiritual quests by holistic healer and crystal expert, Heather Askinosie. For over two decades, Heather and her business partner, Timmi Jandro, have been offering insights into crystals through their crystal healing business, Energy Muse. Throughout Crystal Muse, Heather and Timmi share their personal stories on the path toward alternative practice, and explain how these remedies can work for the reader’s life too.
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The Artist's Way

A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

Author: Julia Cameron

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN: 0285641263

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 3825

Have you ever longed to be able to draw or paint, write or compose music? With The Artist's Way you can discover how to unlock your latent creativity and make your dreams a reality. With the basic principle that creative expression is the natural direction of life, Julia Cameron leads you through a comprehensive 12-week program to recover your creativity from a variety of blocks, including limiting beliefs, fear, self-sabotage, jealousy, guilt, addictions and other inhibiting forces, replacing them with artistic confidence and productivity. This book links creativity to spirituality by showing how to connect with the creative energies of the universe. The Artist's Way provides a twelve-week course that guides you through the process of recovering your creative self. It dispels the 'I'm not talented enough' conditioning that holds many people back and helps you unleash your own inner artist. Its step-by-step approach will enable you to: start out on your own path to creativity, dissolve the barriers that prevent your creative impulse from finding expression, use your rediscovered talents in whatever way you wish, learn that it is never too late to start fulfilling your dreams. The Artist's Way helps demystify the creative process by making it part of your daily life. It tackles your self-doubts, self-criticism and worries about time, money and the support to pursue your creative dream. It has already helped thousands of people to uncover their hidden talents - it can help you, too.
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Hate Spin

The Manufacture of Religious Offense and Its Threat to Democracy

Author: Cherian George

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262336073

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

View: 6834

In the United States, elements of the religious right fuel fears of an existential Islamic threat, spreading anti-Muslim rhetoric into mainstream politics. In Indonesia, Muslim absolutists urge suppression of churches and minority sects, fostering a climate of rising intolerance. In India, Narendra Modi's radical supporters instigate communal riots and academic censorship in pursuit of their Hindu nationalist vision. Outbreaks of religious intolerance are usually assumed to be visceral and spontaneous. But in Hate Spin, Cherian George shows that they often involve sophisticated campaigns manufactured by political opportunists to mobilize supporters and marginalize opponents. Right-wing networks orchestrate the giving of offense and the taking of offense as instruments of identity politics, exploiting democratic space to promote agendas that undermine democratic values. George calls this strategy "hate spin" -- a double-sided technique that combines hate speech (incitement through vilification) with manufactured offense-taking (the performing of righteous indignation). It is deployed in societies as diverse as Buddhist Myanmar and Orthodox Christian Russia. George looks at the world's three largest democracies, where intolerant groups within India's Hindu right, America's Christian right, and Indonesia's Muslim right are all accomplished users of hate spin. He also shows how the Internet and Google have opened up new opportunities for cross-border hate spin.George argues that governments must protect vulnerable communities by prohibiting calls to action that lead directly to discrimination and violence. But laws that try to protect believers' feelings against all provocative expression invariably backfire. They arm hate spin agents' offense-taking campaigns with legal ammunition. Anti-discrimination laws and a commitment to religious equality will protect communities more meaningfully than misguided attempts to insulate them from insult.
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The 5 A.M. Miracle

Dominate Your Day Before Breakfast

Author: Jeff Sanders

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612435335

Category: Self-Help

Page: 156

View: 2239

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Tribes

We Need You to Lead Us

Author: Seth Godin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781591842330

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 151

View: 1246

Describes how individuals can become successful leaders through passion and connection with an interested group, and provides real-life case studies that illustrate this method.
Posted in Business & Economics