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Free Books during April!

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All through April I will have my books available for free on Amazon. It’s been a while since I ran any promotion, and April felt like a good month for it.

Spring is here and many of us will be doing some sort of Spring cleaning or other, and since we are already getting rid of clutter and items that have piled up and we no longer need, our mind will be on the right place already, to maybe try and go a bit deeper, and work on getting rid of some of the emotional clutter we all carry around.

The weather will be on our favour too: longer days mean more hours of sunlight, bluer skies, more flowers, all things that will help us feel better and stronger, without even having to work at it. It is normal to think of the New Year as the time to start a healing process, but actually, (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) that is the hardest time to try and dig deep into our fears, worries and stress. Think about it: the days are short, cold, wet and (if you leave somewhere in the British Islands) constantly grey; and because of the weather conditions we are also more likely to be feeding our body all the things which contribute to mood swings and low moods: cake, chocolate, coffee, hot chocolate, fried foods etc. On the other hand, Spring is warmer, sunnier and (hopefully) drier. It encourages us to be outside, to spend time in nature, the Sun boost the production of serotonin which in turn makes us happier. And if this is not enough to convince you, think about it in the context of Nature: Spring is when things begin, Winter is when things rest, and wait for the nice weather to come back to life.

If you’d like to do some Spring Cleaning of your soul, as well as your home, you can get my book “Holistic Decluttering” for free on Amazon until Friday 12th of April.

If you are more interested in letting go of the past, healing old wounds and working with the power of Gratitude you may want to check my book, “3 Great Practises that will change your life“. This is a small book with exercises, Ho’oponopono and meditations to help you feel lighter and sunnier. It will be available for free on Amazon from April 23 to April 27.

 

This book wasn’t meant to be a book at all. At the time, when talking to people that had never heard of anything holistic, I found that I struggled explaining why I acted or believed certain things. It was especially hard because I had read so many books, gone to so many workshops and developed so many intuitions about things that I had sort of forgotten how I had arrived to any of the things I knew. A bit like when someone asks you a Grammar question about your own language. Do you even remember why something is said in a certain way and not another? Probably not. You just know.

I thought I could write a short document (short being the keyword) to organise my own thoughts, make it easier for me to explain things when someone asked me, and to remind myself of why I believed in the things I did, (and maybe, only maybe, so I could give it to my boyfriend at the time, so he could also understand how I saw the world).

I was trying to write a short piece and I ended with a book. I struggle to be concise, as you can see by the size of this post alone. In any case, I named it “What is the Law of Attraction?” because that seemed to be one of the questions that kept popping up and also because most things could be boiled down, one way or the other, to the Law. Also, because it was the first book I ever wrote and had therefore no experience about naming books. Hopefully, I will keep on writing for a very, very long time, and naming books will become second nature 🙂

This is a great book to get the basics about how our thoughts impact our reality. How our subconscious mind stores information and uses it to direct our lives without our knowledge (which explains why sometimes we keep repeating the same mistakes or encountering the same type of person over and over again). Unlike the other two books I wrote, there are less exercises and practical things to do, this book is more about getting an idea about how thoughts and actions manifest things and experiences.

I have now finally run out of things to say 🙂 Have a wonderful day, wherever you are, may Spring fall upon you like a small miracle.

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Simple Sunday Pursuits…

It’s been raining most of the afternoon, here in London, it is also windy and very, very grey; like the weather is screaming at us “Summer is over!” “Make way for Autumn!”

It feels like it was yesterday when my garden was sunny and oh! so full of flowers (it wasn’t yesterday, nor was it the day before, or the day before that because the sun has been carefully avoiding this part of the planet) …

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Normally on a Sunday I would go for walks (a.k.a Pokemon hunting), sit in the park, meet friends, go for a picnic or simply just do some gardening. However, this particular Sunday was not a day to be outdoors.

Since the rain trapped me in the house, I’ve been trying to amuse myself the best I can: earlier on I made some fish cakes, froze them, then remember I hadn’t had lunch so I defrosted two and ate them (very yummy, by the way), I watched some (bad) Netflix show, then I sat with the book I’m currently reading,  “Undermajordomo Minor” by Patrick deWitt which is a bit dark and a bit funny and very, very well written; however, the day is long, and one cannot read all day (well, one can, but one usually gets very sore eyes from doing so, and one already wears thick glasses, so one has to be careful not to end up completely blind), so I found myself back where I started, and it was only 5pm.

Sundays are long indeed. I wanted to do some gardening, but the gusts of wind and the pouring rain weren’t quite conducive to gardening, so I decided to try my hand at (it may sound like it has nothing to do with gardening, but it involves plants, furthermore, it involves plants that grow in my garden, so there) something I’ve been meaning to do for a while now: making smudges.

I’ve been reading about them since I like to do a big clean up of my house every time the season changes, like Spring Cleaning, but all year around, and smudges are good to cleanse the energy of a place. I had previously used Palo Santo for this (my yoga teacher used to burn Palo Santo before each class, and I love its smell, it also reminds me of the quiet and relaxation of my yoga class), but I liked the idea to make my own smudges, since I have sage, lavender and rosemary in my garden, and what better thing to cleanse my home, that herbs that come from my garden?

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The Internet is full of really good tutorials about how to make a smudge, which herbs to use and which ones to avoid (surprisingly mint burns with a nasty smell, so that’s no for mint in a smudge), so if you are interested in trying, go for it, it is super easy.

 I’ll write my own tutorial if the smudges I made turn out well, for the moment they look good, but they need to dry (which will take a couple of weeks) and I need to light one and see if it smokes well 🙂

My first smudge turned out super thin… very different from the chubby ones I’ve seen online….

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I tied together sage and lavender….

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I used a lot more sage for the other ones and they looked closer to what they should look like 🙂

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Finally,  I sat at the computer to write this post. Alas! It has lovingly brought me to dinner time, and so I shall now, leave you. I hope you had a lovely Sunday, wherever you are, I hope you had sun on your window, and flowers in your garden. Maybe you went out for a picnic or two.

If not, if your weather was like mine, I hope you were surrounded by good books and amazing things to entertain yourself with 🙂

Namaste,

Paula