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The PARABLES OF KRYON by Lee Carroll, Kryon

A selection of parables offering a source of reflection. Each story is filled with deeper meanings and serves to illustrate a lesson or moral.

Reviews:

Taneka
It took me a while to finish this book. Each story seems to have touched me in one way or another. I saw myself many times in its' pages. This is my first time reading a book from Kryon and I cannot wait to find more information about the entity.

Victoria
A quick read, 'greatest hits' collection of parables Kryon refers to often.


Annette
I enjoyed this book but didn't find it as transforming as his book "The Journey Home" which was my favorite.

Brenda
I liked the Parables. I related most to Marla the mouse.

      November 20, 2015

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WHEAT BELLY BOOK and RECIPE BOOK by Dr. William Davis

I don't feel left out or unheard with wheat belly. My dotocr told me to pick up the book even though I am celiac because it's more then just remove the wheat, which I have been gluten free for ten years and some. I really think this book is a god sent, I have for years tried to figure out how to eat to be healthy and not crave food, or have extreme sugar lows that make me so shaky I have to eat. Three weeks in and I realize it's not to little healthy carbs but way to many carbs, process foods filled with sugar and eating gluten free foods. I as a celiac, I think this book is amazing and has saved me health wise. I wish I had known ten years ago about how foods work in your body and what to avoid because well not having gluten reactions was a relief the way I feel now is ten times better. I have suggested this book for my celiac ridden family, and have told them its really not all about wheat but how to feel better by eating the right stuff. Plus if you read the book and only take from it give up wheat you really are selling yourself short, trust me, to get healthy you must consider more then wieght loss or elevating specific pains think about going all in to feel ten or twenty years younger.
From Jeanne,
      October 16, 2015

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Talking to Heaven: A Medium's Message of Life After Death
by James Van Praagh

James Van Praagh is a spiritual medium--someone who is able to bridge the physical and spiritual worlds. Unaware of his spiritual gifts until he was in his twenties, he slowly came to terms with his unique abilities. In addition, many of his sessions with grieving people who came to him looking to contact the spirits of deceased loved ones are explored. From a devastated mother receiving a message of hope from her deceased little girl to communicating with a young man, killed in Vietnam, who doesn't realize he's dead, the theme of hope and peace in the afterlife is affirmed. Van Praagh also helps the reader recognize and positively deal with the pain of grief in a healthy, honest manner. Part spiritual memoir, part case study, part instrumental guide, Talking to Heaven will change the way you perceive death...and life.


Melissa review
I loved this book and all of the stories and examples in it. The book read quickly and easily--I couldn't put it down once I started. The description of the author's contact with spirit has familiar threads to personal experiences. I am so happy to read the description and instruction for how to cultivate your own connection with spirit. The book is also a good example how someone helped the author see--at a young age--that his ability was a gift and should be cultivated and developed, not be ashamed of it or feel guilty. This is a good lesson for parents or others who encounter children with these types of psychic abilities can help the child embrace the gift and not fear or feel ashamed by it. I would highly recommend this book to read about this author's journey with his psychic gift.

Monica rated it 5 of 5 stars
"Talking to Heaven" by James Van Praagh provided me with spiritual comfort after the loss of my father. Praagh is a medium who has the abilities to communicate with departed souls. As a young child, he realized that he had this special gift and has been doing it for most of his adult life. The personal insights of Praagh's work are fascinating. The many different stories of people finding that their loved ones are still present around them are enlightening. The book is well written with inspiring content. His natural writing style and discussions of the afterlife are very easy to understand. The book is uplifting and easy to read. I have always believed in spirits and Angels. James refers to them as "Guides". My father died almost three years ago. It was the hardest experience I have ever dealt with. His death crushed me to pieces. This book has helped me to believe that he is still with me in spirit. Even though I have never practiced Praagh's methods of contacting the dead (which he says everyone has the ability to do) I have felt the presence of my father through dreams. One such time being while I was driving in my car and thinking of him with tears rolling down my face. I asked for some kind of sign from him.
      August 4, 2015

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HEALING GRIEF by renowned medium James Van Praagh (Talking to Heaven, Reaching to Heaven) says he has listened intensely for thousands of hours to "the subtle whispers between our earthly world and the finer etheric world of spirit." In writing this book on grieving, Van Praagh hopes to offer comfort and reassurance of eternal life, "so that you do not have to go through the rest of your days groping blindly in sorrow and pain," he explains. Yet Van Praagh also offers doses of his own hard-earned wisdom, keeping this guidebook firmly grounded in an earth-smart kind of reality.

Healing Grief is divided into four sections: The first part addresses "The Process," how humans cope with grief, including personal ruminations on the classic four stages. In part 2 Van Praagh speaks to "When Someone You Love Dies," offering specific essays on losing parents, grandparents, siblings, lovers, best friends. In part 3 he recognizes the numerous other losses that we grieve over--divorce, midlife crisis, losing a home or a job. In the final section Van Praagh speaks to reclaiming our lives, calling upon all that he believes of the after-life as well as listing specific rituals and activities that promote healing. Fans will appreciate his characteristically smooth writing style and the numerous fascinating anecdotes from his clients. --Gail HudsonAbout the author (1999)

Spiritual medium James Van Praagh, author of Talking To Heaven, is best known for his purported ability to provide a bridge between the living and the departed. A regular on NBC's The Other Side, Van Praagh discontinued his private appointments to make time for the lecture circuit, workshops, and television appearances, including Paranormal Borderline, The Maury Povich show, The View, The George and Alana Show and Unsolved Mysteries. He was also featured on the Voyage of Enlightment, a four-day spiritual cruise from Los Angeles to Mexico. Although based in West Hollywood, California, Van Praagh travels most of the year on personal appearances.
      June 24, 2015

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Sacred Messages from Sacred Ireland - Jane Donald

A story of Jane Donald's personal experience from illness to recovery through the discovery and use of one's own energy and inner healing power. Follow the path where it lead into nature and Sacred sites in Ireland. The gift of inspirational channeled messages illustrated by beautiful photography. Insightful messages allowing people to connect to their inner power and appreciate their own lifeforce that courses through their physical bodies and which unites them with every other living consciousness in the Universe. Helping people to understand that the Universe is vibrational and all is energy, love and light, a part of eternity, part of timelessness.

About the author:

Jane channels messages from the Lifeforce through Green Man energy. It is for mankind to be aware of the power of love. Love is the answer, love is the power to heal the world - fear is the enemy - allow yourself to be in your heart, allow yourself to be, concentrate on being, concentrate on allowing yourself to be all that you can be, all that you are, allow yourself to be the power of love in the world - shine that light of love in all areas of your life and everything you do will flourish and be blessed. Love is the basis of all life, love is the force that flows through us all and breathes life from our soul and shines through our eyes. Love is the beauty of our soul, the song of our heart and the beating of our heart. Love is the part of us that flows through all we do, say and think - that is what we want to know - that is what we want to be all our lives - that is what we want to feel all our lives. Love is the most powerful force in all the world - the most accessible power to us all when we open our hearts to our true potential and to our true purpose in life.

The Green Man is an Ascended Master who are great spiritual teachers, healers, powerful guides who can help in all aspects of your life. The Green Man is the face of nature and an ancient fertility deity who helps crops to grow, he represents the healing effects of nature. Call on the Green Man to help increase your connection to nature or to help in your garden or farm. Especially for people whose purpose involves the environment, nature,flower essences, crystals, plant spirit medicine or other natural healing methods. Often represented in paintings and cravings in ancient churches in western Europe and India and popularly associated with the Hill of Tara in Co Meath, Ireland.

Why and how Jane became a healer

Following a collapse in 2000 at the age of 26 with M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), (or Post Viral Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome) and subsequent years of chronic exhaustion and debilitating illness that Jane began to explore her sensitivity to energy and holistic health therapies to aid in the recovery of her health, energy and wellbeing.
      May 31, 2015

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The IN Club by Emily Matweow - Book Review:

Emily is a renowned intuitive healer who has “walked her talk” in her own life, and helped her clients learn to express the magic within them and create life-changing outcomes. This book is the long-awaited result of her commitment to positive transformation for people, animals and birds and the planet.

The IN Club engages the reader immediately by offering The Intuitive Awareness Measurement for a unique exploration of his or her own stage of development of the various aspects of intuition. The book then introduces exercises that are fun and easy to do that expand awareness of each of these abilities.

The premise of this foundational work is to encourage people to experience community: “The IN Club”, by recognizing abilities and knowledge that previously may have been denied or hidden. The many and varied practices, including the Paiku App are playful, practical and uniquely designed to support living with intention and to consciously enhance relationships with self, others and the world..
Lynn Blanchard, Addiction Counsellor and Spiritual Response Therapy Practitioner

Testimonials:
“The IN Club opens doors to many fun and easy ways to develop powerful new skills and abilities that can shift you to a happier, easier life aligned with your true, whole self. Emily’s Intuitive Awareness Measurement is a great place to begin your journey.”
Christie Marie Sheldon, Author of the “Love or Above Toolkit” and “Wealth Consciousness”

“Matweow’s life-long passion for the subject combined with her own varied intuitive experiences and interpretations to offer her own unique alternative ways to interpret, develop and extend the reader’s psychic and spiritual gifts.”
Beth Hedva, Ph.D., Author of award-winning “Betrayal, Trust and Forgiveness”

“I am pleased to recommend The IN Club as a guide and primer for developing the intuitive faculty in the whole human being. I found its gentle, thorough style most effective and hope the reader will realize the opening of the door to higher states of self-awareness.”
Richard Jelusich, Ph.D., Author of “Eye of the Lotus: The Psychology of the Chakras”

“Witty, playful, well-written, and entertaining, with captivating metaphors and insightful comments.”
Dr. Janet Smith Warfield, Amazon Best Selling Author of “Shift, Change Your Words, Change Your World”

The book may be purchased at:
Kelowna: Mosaic Books, Willows Country Store and More
Vernon: K&K Books and JNS Salon
Penticton: Hooked on Books
Or online at www.emily.org/the-in-club/buy-the-book/
      April 29, 2015

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The IN Club by Emily Matweow - Book Review:

Emily is a renowned intuitive healer who has “walked her talk” in her own life, and helped her clients learn to express the magic within them and create life-changing outcomes. This book is the long-awaited result of her commitment to positive transformation for people, animals and birds and the planet.

The IN Club engages the reader immediately by offering The Intuitive Awareness Measurement for a unique exploration of his or her own stage of development of the various aspects of intuition. The book then introduces exercises that are fun and easy to do that expand awareness of each of these abilities.

The premise of this foundational work is to encourage people to experience community: “The IN Club”, by recognizing abilities and knowledge that previously may have been denied or hidden. The many and varied practices, including the Paiku App are playful, practical and uniquely designed to support living with intention and to consciously enhance relationships with self, others and the world..
Lynn Blanchard, Addiction Counsellor and Spiritual Response Therapy Practitioner

Testimonials:
“The IN Club opens doors to many fun and easy ways to develop powerful new skills and abilities that can shift you to a happier, easier life aligned with your true, whole self. Emily’s Intuitive Awareness Measurement is a great place to begin your journey.”
Christie Marie Sheldon, Author of the “Love or Above Toolkit” and “Wealth Consciousness”

“Matweow’s life-long passion for the subject combined with her own varied intuitive experiences and interpretations to offer her own unique alternative ways to interpret, develop and extend the reader’s psychic and spiritual gifts.”
Beth Hedva, Ph.D., Author of award-winning “Betrayal, Trust and Forgiveness”

“I am pleased to recommend The IN Club as a guide and primer for developing the intuitive faculty in the whole human being. I found its gentle, thorough style most effective and hope the reader will realize the opening of the door to higher states of self-awareness.”
Richard Jelusich, Ph.D., Author of “Eye of the Lotus: The Psychology of the Chakras”

“Witty, playful, well-written, and entertaining, with captivating metaphors and insightful comments.”
Dr. Janet Smith Warfield, Amazon Best Selling Author of “Shift, Change Your Words, Change Your World”

The book may be purchased at:
Kelowna: Mosaic Books, Willows Country Store and More
Vernon: K&K Books and JNS Salon
Penticton: Hooked on Books
Or online at www.emily.org/the-in-club/buy-the-book/
      April 29, 2015

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THEE ESSENCE OFF SOUND by EVELYN MULDERS

I opened Evelyn's book The Essence of Sound and my soul grinned. I stand in awe of this woman's gifts, abilities, and insights. She is a visionary and is committed to sharing her wisdom with us. To me, this is an encyclopedia of sound meridians, chakras, auric field and figure eight energies. It's for the beginner and the advanced. She has beautifully combined, in such a user friendly way, the core of energy work into one great book. I immediately felt it to be one of the most comprehensive books on the subject. I'm excited for all the possibilities and I appreciate the heart and love that is in this book. It's wonderful. Thank-you Evelyn.
Tawni K. Lawrence, LMT,CLP.
      March 28, 2015

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Sacred Messages from Sacred Ireland - Jane Donald

A story of Jane Donald's personal experience from illness to recovery through the discovery and use of one's own energy and inner healing power. Follow the path where it lead into nature and Sacred sites in Ireland. The gift of inspirational channeled messages illustrated by beautiful photography. Insightful messages allowing people to connect to their inner power and appreciate their own lifeforce that courses through their physical bodies and which unites them with every other living consciousness in the Universe. Helping people to understand that the Universe is vibrational and all is energy, love and light, a part of eternity, part of timelessness.

About the author:

Jane channels messages from the Lifeforce through Green Man energy. It is for mankind to be aware of the power of love. Love is the answer, love is the power to heal the world - fear is the enemy - allow yourself to be in your heart, allow yourself to be, concentrate on being, concentrate on allowing yourself to be all that you can be, all that you are, allow yourself to be the power of love in the world - shine that light of love in all areas of your life and everything you do will flourish and be blessed. Love is the basis of all life, love is the force that flows through us all and breathes life from our soul and shines through our eyes. Love is the beauty of our soul, the song of our heart and the beating of our heart. Love is the part of us that flows through all we do, say and think - that is what we want to know - that is what we want to be all our lives - that is what we want to feel all our lives. Love is the most powerful force in all the world - the most accessible power to us all when we open our hearts to our true potential and to our true purpose in life.

The Green Man is an Ascended Master who are great spiritual teachers, healers, powerful guides who can help in all aspects of your life. The Green Man is the face of nature and an ancient fertility deity who helps crops to grow, he represents the healing effects of nature. Call on the Green Man to help increase your connection to nature or to help in your garden or farm. Especially for people whose purpose involves the environment, nature,flower essences, crystals, plant spirit medicine or other natural healing methods. Often represented in paintings and cravings in ancient churches in western Europe and India and popularly associated with the Hill of Tara in Co Meath, Ireland.

Why and how Jane became a healer

Following a collapse in 2000 at the age of 26 with M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), (or Post Viral Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome) and subsequent years of chronic exhaustion and debilitating illness that Jane began to explore her sensitivity to energy and holistic health therapies to aid in the recovery of her health, energy and wellbeing.

http://www.johnstowngardencentre.ie/sacred-messages-from-sacred-ire

      March 2, 2015

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Sacred Messages from Sacred Ireland - Jane Donald

A story of Jane Donald's personal experience from illness to recovery through the discovery and use of one's own energy and inner healing power. Follow the path where it lead into nature and Sacred sites in Ireland. The gift of inspirational channeled messages illustrated by beautiful photography. Insightful messages allowing people to connect to their inner power and appreciate their own lifeforce that courses through their physical bodies and which unites them with every other living consciousness in the Universe. Helping people to understand that the Universe is vibrational and all is energy, love and light, a part of eternity, part of timelessness.

About the author:

Jane channels messages from the Lifeforce through Green Man energy. It is for mankind to be aware of the power of love. Love is the answer, love is the power to heal the world - fear is the enemy - allow yourself to be in your heart, allow yourself to be, concentrate on being, concentrate on allowing yourself to be all that you can be, all that you are, allow yourself to be the power of love in the world - shine that light of love in all areas of your life and everything you do will flourish and be blessed. Love is the basis of all life, love is the force that flows through us all and breathes life from our soul and shines through our eyes. Love is the beauty of our soul, the song of our heart and the beating of our heart. Love is the part of us that flows through all we do, say and think - that is what we want to know - that is what we want to be all our lives - that is what we want to feel all our lives. Love is the most powerful force in all the world - the most accessible power to us all when we open our hearts to our true potential and to our true purpose in life.

The Green Man is an Ascended Master who are great spiritual teachers, healers, powerful guides who can help in all aspects of your life. The Green Man is the face of nature and an ancient fertility deity who helps crops to grow, he represents the healing effects of nature. Call on the Green Man to help increase your connection to nature or to help in your garden or farm. Especially for people whose purpose involves the environment, nature,flower essences, crystals, plant spirit medicine or other natural healing methods. Often represented in paintings and cravings in ancient churches in western Europe and India and popularly associated with the Hill of Tara in Co Meath, Ireland.

Why and how Jane became a healer

Following a collapse in 2000 at the age of 26 with M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), (or Post Viral Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome) and subsequent years of chronic exhaustion and debilitating illness that Jane began to explore her sensitivity to energy and holistic health therapies to aid in the recovery of her health, energy and wellbeing.

http://www.johnstowngardencentre.ie/sacred-messages-from-sacred-ire

      March 2, 2015
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