With March being the month of turnaround, when we consciously tap into the power of the trinity for maximum transformation, I decided to go with Leave Your Nets by Joel S. Goldsmith for the March Book Club selection. I LOVE this book and just about everything by Goldsmith. He’s one of the great spiritual teachers and healers of the 20th Century. Some of the great spiritual teachers of the 1900s shared ideas and taught concepts, but did not actually apply them.

Meaning, they wrote x number of books, gave workshops and spoke all over the world but did not directly practice spiritual healing. Joel is one of the greats who did both. He wrote and taught about healing, he also served for many years as a spiritual healer. He was most certainly a mystic in that his direct connection with God inspired the living faith that he embodied. I love how in his autobiography he talks about not knowing what he would say before a talk, multi-day retreat or radio program only to begin to receive the words in the moment LIVE… like as he touched the microphone! We have that in common plus he gets extra love because, well, he was a New Yorker, just like me!

I’m not quite sure how many of you got it poppin’ with Autobiography of A Yogi last month… as literally not one single soul commented on that post. There was a couple who reached out to me by email to let me know that they were going to re-read it as well, but that was it. (Basically, all I heard was the sound of crickets out in the blogosphere! LOL.) I started rereading it as well, but then somehow put it down midway through to dig into several business books and some of my favorite Emma Curtis Hopkins writings. I guess I got what I needed from it during the times that I read it. I will likely work my way through that one throughout the year.

As for Leave Your Nets, I have a much different energy around it. I could read this one hundred times and never get tired of it. I KNOW you’ll enjoy it! “To achieve the ability to live and work here and now with a constant sense of peace and with greater efficiency is the aim of this powerful book,” it says on the back cover. So for those of you who are willing to explore “a new, spiritually fulfilling and enlightened world in which all beings are at inner peace with themselves and at one with God,” let’s read Leave Your NetsĀ this month. Share your thoughts and experiences with the book right here on the blog. Feel free to tweet me about it, cuz I be getting my tweet on! #ShawnaMarie



There is something about watching the sunrise that is absolutely soul inspiring. As I completed my morning meditation and felt the sunrays dawning this new day, these words came to mind: May is a month for change. Teach them about their potential for changing themselves and the world today.

So here I AM obediently reminding you of our power potential for change… Immediate, instantaneous change, healing. At its basic level healing is about change. It can be as simple as changing a limiting, decaying, dis-eased or erroneous thought to one of health, joy, happiness, success, love and well-being.

Healing can also be as extensive as a complete and radical shift in one’s life experience – from death/dying/disease to perfect health, from loneliness and heartache to a wonderful loving soulmate relationship, from financial turmoil to financial freedom and from depression or mental illness to complete peace of mind and emotion.

All of that being said, consider this statement by Goethe: “Make good your own standing place and move the world.” Powerful, right? When we are good individually we are doing our part in evolving the entire world.

My words of encouragement today are:

Be good BE~LOVED Ones. Expect good. Consider at least one change you are willing to make today, one decision for your greater good, one idea that if believed in full faith will change your life for the better… And you go on ahead and rock a powerful prayer this morning that will indeed make good your own standing place and move the world.

I am choosing to let go of any tendency towards shyness because I realize it’s merely a subtle form of fear to express myself. (At the root of that is of course fear of rejection.) Like any habitual way of being, a new possibility can only unfold through first, self-awareness, and second, I have a reason to do and be better. It certainly doesn’t serve me, God or the world to hold back and let fear (even subtle ones) stall my ability to soar to great heights and levels of experience in life! How about that?

What pray tell are you ready to change in your life today?

For more on healing check this week’s show now playing at HealingTruthCenter.com and be sure to join me LIVE on Saturday, May 7th, 10 AM Eastern for the Prayer Power show!

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SHAWNA MARIE is a Spiritual Leader, psychotherapist and author. She hosts the Living in Spiritual Perspective Show at HealingTruthCenter.com and provides consultations to empower others to their greatest potential.

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