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The Game of Life and How to Play It is a metaphysical classic. Ms.Shinn uses everyday situations to emphasis how

metaphysics and spiritual concepts enhance your life. Believe me, you won't want to put this book down.

Your Word is Your Wand: A Sequel to the Game of Life and How to Play It By Florence Scovel Shinn


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If you read my review for Ms.Shinn's other book "The Game of Life and How to Play It" her sequel "Your Word Is Your Wand" is just as riveting. This sequel hones in on the power of our words and how we can use them for goodwill or impediments in our life. Definitely worth taking note!

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I initially purchased Autobiography of a Yogi in paperback. After reading, underlining, and highlighting points in the book that inspired me, I purchased the hardcover edition. In my view, Autobiography of a Yogi is a treasure. It's not for everyone as it is advanced spiritually; however, it is written for the common individual in simple language. In fact, anyone picking up this book to read simply out of curiosity will be inspired. The content is witty and intelligently written. If you are searching for answers to the mysteries of our existence, you will find that this book will satisfy your curiosity. 

We Are More Than Just A Body

June 20, 2020

The human body is an intricate mechanism build around a complex system that is wired to function in the most difficult circumstances. I've watched videos online (this is another good link) of people who's bodies are unimaginably maligned. But they manage to thrive with an undying spirit that gives them a purpose to live. All the same, in most instances, people still think of themselves as just a body and nothing else. Once the body is what people call "dead" there is a worldly belief that it all ends there.

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak - and even before - the need to quell the virus has scientist and theorist alike concocting a variety of methods to boost the body's immune system. They all focus on "the body" without hinting at the fact that we are more than our bodies. We are "spiritual beings with a body." We're more than a body that is poked, prodded, shot up with vaccines and other medicines, sewn together, and decked out with numerous cosmetic surgical procedures.

Sure, things happen to the body. As the saying goes "the body is a good friend but a treacherous enemy." When something goes wrong with the body, it's hard to do anything else! Nonetheless, if we have the understanding that we are more than "physical beings" with dubious minds, we are less likely to fall victim to worldly delusions of disease and fear with a better chance of healing.

We are capable, as Souls roaming this earth, of escaping the lunacy of the world-mind. We are capable of reaching the heights of joy that no negative worldly experience can shatter and where no beautiful earthly experiences can make us egotistical.

Take care of the body as you would a vehicle. Give it oil/food, keep it clean, and get repairs when and if necessary. But keep in mind, that one day it will breakdown and you will have to "give it up." I say...awaken to your divinity and no longer let the limitations of the body make you believe that you are a mere mortal. You are eternal light. A Soul that's part of the expression of The Creator. Life becomes beauteous when are in sync with your "true nature."

What is the power behind the complexities of the body? Have you ever thought about it? Who or What decided that we should have two-arms and not three? What about the brain and the trillions of nerves within this bundle of flesh-and-bones? How can anyone doubt that the body was designed by an Intelligent Being. It is...what it is.

If there was no intelligence involved, then horses would give birth to crocodiles and humans would be born with wings like birds. Everything would be random. Gravity would suspend without notice. Imagine that!

There would be no structure whatsoever to the universe. Why doesn't the earth collide with the sun? What keeps everything in place and operational?

Though we have be given free-will, we've been deceived by maya. Because of that deceptiveness, we have lowered ourselves to diseased creatures that eventually must experience what the world calls "death." We are a Soul with a body. The Soul can never die.

Read the scientific explanation of the bodily system below. Afterwards, think about how complex it is and whether the universe was created by design or a "big-bang" as some academics have claimed. Though, some masterminds i.e. scientists have come around to the "truth" that we are purposely created by an eternal mind/being that they've never been able to - and never will be able to - put into a piece of laboratory glassware like, let's say, a test tube?

Scientific explanations of the bodily system taken from

The job of the circulatory system is to move blood, nutrients, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and hormones, around the body. It consists of the heart, blood, blood vessels,arteries and veins.

The digestive system consists of a series of connected organs that together, allow the body to break down and absorb food, and remove waste. It includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus. The liver and pancreas also play a role in the digestive system because they produce digestive juices.

The endocrine system consists of eight major glands that secrete hormones into the blood. These hormones, in turn, travel to different tissues and regulate various bodily functions, such as metabolism, growth and sexual function.

The immune system is the body's defense against bacteria, viruses and other pathogens that may be harmful. It includes lymph nodes, the spleen, bone marrow, lymphocytes (including B-cells and T-cells), the thymus and leukocytes, which are white blood cells.

The lymphatic system includes lymph nodes, lymph ducts and lymph vessels, and also plays a role in the body's defenses. Its main job is to make is to make and move lymph, a clear fluid that contains white blood cells, which help the body fight infection. The lymphatic system also removes excess lymph fluid from bodily tissues, and returns it to the blood.

The nervous system controls both voluntary action (like conscious movement) and involuntary actions (like breathing), and sends signals to different parts of the body. The central nervous system includes the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system consists of nerves that connect every other part of the body to the central nervous system.

The body's muscular system consists of about 650 muscles that aid in movement, blood flow and other bodily functions. There are three types of muscle: skeletal muscle which is connected to bone and helps with voluntary movement, smooth muscle which is found inside organs and helps to move substances through organs, and cardiac muscle which is found in the heart and helps pump blood.

The reproductive system allows humans to reproduce. The male reproductive system includes the penis and the testes, which produce sperm. The female reproductive system consists of the vagina, the uterus and the ovaries, which produce eggs. During conception, a sperm cell fuses with an egg cell, which creates a fertilized egg that implants and grows in the uterus.

Our bodies are supported by the skeletal system, which consists of 206 bones that are connected by tendons, ligaments and cartilage. The skeleton not only helps us move, but it's also involved in the production of blood cells and the storage of calcium. The teeth are also part of the skeletal system, but they aren't considered bones.

The respiratory system allows us to take in vital oxygen and expel carbon dioxide in a process we call breathing. It consists mainly of the trachea, the diaphragm and the lungs.

The urinary system helps eliminate a waste product called urea from the body, which is produced when certain foods are broken down. The whole system includes two kidneys, two ureters, the bladder, two sphincter muscles and the urethra. Urine produced by the kidneys travels down the ureters to the bladder, and exits the body through the urethra.

The skin or integumentary system, is the body's largest organ. It protects us from the outside world, and is our first defense against bacteria, viruses and other pathogens. Our skin also helps regulate body temperature and eliminate waste through perspiration. In addition to skin, the integumentary system includes hair and nails.

So, now that you've read my introduction and about the different systems of the body, have you thought more deeply about what is the energy behind the body's intricate system?

The urinary system eliminates waste from the body. The body's muscular system consist of approximately 650 muscles. What is the power that makes those systems within the body function? Who is The Magician with the magic wand?

Now, don't tell me that the body has a life of its own because if it did, when the Soul leaves the body all you would have to do is give the body food, oxygen, and/or medicine and it would come back to life...right? If a person is in a coma and wakes up or doesn't have a heartbeat and seems to "come back to life" it's because the Soul hasn't left the body. So what is the power, the engine, the source that gives our body life?

Think about it....!!!

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The Power of Positive Thinking

By Norman Vincent Peale

The Power of Positive Thinking is a publication centered around spiritual principles in practical terms. It's a must read for anyone whether you are consciously seeking God or simply looking for positive inspiration.

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