Who decides your destiny? Ultimately, the Universe works as a partner with us to manifest the things we want. In How Frank Lloyd Wright Got Into My Head, Under Mu Skin and Changed the Way I Think About Thinking, author Sandy Sims takes readers on a journey of self-discovery--his own and theirs. Having an idea inspired by the works of Frank Lloyd Wright, Sandy sets out to make that idea a reality. Along the way, he meets many teachers and learns lessons we often don't stop and listen for. Determined to realize his dream, regardless of how impractical it may have appeared, Mr. Sims learned how rge Universe strives to work with us to help us realize our full potential and our ability to create what we seek.
The companion workbook, Creative Thinking for the 21st Century: An Experiential Guidebook, walks readers through the steps of discovering what they really want from life, clearing the blocks along the path and realizing that each of us has the power to create our own realities.
Sandy Sims writes as though his words are simply written in a journal for himself. He illustrates concepts by showing how came to the realization rather than explaining them in a abstract way. For example, he doesn't give us the dictionary definition of synchronicity; instead, he shows how he needs something and that something appears, or the means to achieving that something appears. He allows his own learning to do the teaching, making the reader feel comfortable and unpressed. The concept seeps into your conscious through osmosis rather than study.
I haven't completed the workbook yet but have been doing the exercises step-by-step. The way they are set up, Sandy Sims assumes you haven't analyzed things too deeply so he starts at the beginning, rather than diving into the deep end and hoping the reader can swim. After each exercise, you are asked to consider what you have learned and how you can apply it--and what you will do to apply the knowledge. He includes a fairly extensive list of further study material for the reader to seek out.
The fact that I'm posting this in the afternoon rather than first thing in the morning is testimonial to how inspiring Sandy Sims is in these two books. I've had a dream for some time now, and reading this had me realizing that, even if it seems impossible, I have to attempt it--and I've worked non-stop trying to get the details in order and devise a plan of action.As it is any time you find yourself truly working with the flow, time becomes meaningless. That this one book enabled me to allow myself to enter that state says more than anything else I could possibly write.
If you have ever had a dream, if you find yourself seeking deeper fulfillment and a direction in life, if you feel you have to rely on luck and not your own power to create, this book is a must read. You will come away from the reading with a new sense of strength and faith in your abilities. The book alone is inspiring, but I highly recommend using the companion workbook. By using both, you not only see the path, but also can figure out the best way to follow it.
This isn't one of those "think it and it will happen" books. Sandy admits that you need to act in order to achieve--and that action will prompt the Universe to help. He also encourages you to think of the times you wanted something and it didn't occur. Explaining that others are also adding energy to what they want and sometimes their wants may be stronger or more along the lines of what the Universe wants. For example, he uses wanting to drive fast and not get stopped. You may want that, but the rest of the people in the area want safety, safety that your speeding will destroy. Their combined want is stronger than yours. Mr. Sims really makes it possible to understand why or why not. He does not judge, only explains.
Ask yourself "Do I have a dream that I want to make reality?" If the answer is yes, this book will give you a strong base from which to launch your journey. Visit Sandy Sim's website now to learn more and find out where you can get your copy.
How Frank Lloyd Wright Got into My Head, Under My Skin and Changed the Way I Think About Thinking earns six colors on the Rainbow Scale of Reading Excellence.
What role does passion play in your life activities?
Passion now is directed towards balance. Learning is for the sheer joy of learning. I pay attention to what I have energy for and move in that direction, not so much questioning why but realizing that that is where the energy is, and that is good enough.
What might be the most important thing the universe is telling us?
I feel that it is that we are truly the architects of our life and the choices we make lead to the life we have. The difficult thing is to realize our own personal power because there are so many events and set backs that seem to cloud that realization. If we can make notes as to when we first wanted things, or people or opportunity to show up, and then connect those dots in time to their occurrences, we can gather more confidence about our ability and move confidently towards what we want.
How do you define reality?
I feel it is simply the moment by moment we experience in our physical life through our senses, but that it does include in the background the vast consciousness of existence we live oblivious to.
What does success mean to you?
It is a bio feed back loop. It is understanding that where my efforts are applied there are results. Where there are set backs, or apparent disappointments it is because I have not yet applied the effort required. Perhaps I have not paid attention to my own intuition and been courageous enough to act, or realized that there are other forces working at cross purposes and my path is elsewhere.
Are we born creative or must we learn to be creative?
I feel that we are born innately curious and that as we learn how to survive and function in the world, we are required to conform. Those around us who have lost awareness of their own personal power are very influential and if there are too many we can become lost. Creativity is like a portal or channel or even a lifeline that gives us direction from the smallest incidents in life to the “Aha” moments. The ability of these portals to become more useful is enhanced by our awareness of their existence. Living life as a question is one way to do this.
What does the future hold for Sandy Sims?
The future for Sandy Sims is to practice the idea of living life in the flow. Getting used to connecting with my intuition, paying attention to what I am enthusiastic about and following through with intention. I feel that we are in the midst a huge consciousness transformation where we are being required to trust that life will bring us what we need and move more confidently into the unknown. I don’t say that this is particularly easy. However with practice I feel I can find exhilaration and reward in the process.
What would you like to share with our readers?
I once went to a lecture given by a man in a wheel chair who had burns over ninety percent of his body from an airplane crash. His message was that it isn’t what happens to us, but what we plan to do about it. He said he could have spent the rest of his life feeling sorry for himself and would have had good reason. Instead he realized that there was an entirely new life available, to travel and lecture on this very concept. I wrote my book first as simply a cathartic experience, recording my journey of learning about manifestation and applying those principles. I realized that I was not that interested in people telling me about what they had read on this topic, but more of what they had actually experienced. I was urged to share my own story on manifestation. I found that I had energy and resources to do so, and following the breadcrumbs; so to speak, I have entered the world of book writing, publishing and marketing.
Thank you for sharing your words and time with us, Sandy. Feel free to return for a visit any time.
Don't forget to come back tomorrow, folks, when I share my thoughts on Mr. Sim's book (and the workbook), How Frank Lloyd Wright Got Into My Head, Under My Skin, and Changed the Way I Think About Thinking.
or more information about Sandy Sims and How Frank Lloyd Wright Got Into My Head, Under My Skin And Changed The Way I Think About Thinking, A Creative Thinking Blue Print For the 21st Century, visit http://creativethinkingbook.com/ and visit this page to get the Amazon links.
Posted by Joyce Anthony at 4:09 AM Thursday, March 10, 2011
Creativity is one of those words that conjures up a multitude of images. It is something that seems readily available and yet strangely elusive at times. Sandy Sims found inspiration in the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Over the next few days, I will be sharing much from the mind of Sandy Sims--and I guarantee you will find it all inspiring.
Sandy Sims was raised and educated in the South. After serving as Naval Officer and finishing graduate business school, he followed a dream to live in Honolulu where he built one of Hawaii's most successful advertising agencies.
The crisis of personal health and business setbacks opened the way to larger spiritual dimensions including a long association with the Caddy family, founders of the Findhorn Spiritual Community in Scotland His book,”How Frank Lloyd Wright Got Into My Head, Under My Skin And Changed The Way I Think About Thinking, A Creative Thinking Blue Print For the 21st Century,” is a memoir of his journey culminating in a 20 year project with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
He has collaborated with Psychiatrist, Kerry Monick MD, and authored Creative Thinking For The 21st Century, An Experiential Guidebook. Accepting the science that our intention does indeed affect the material world, it addresses what to be thinking about, how to shape these thoughts, and what might be the best way to avoid unintended consequences.
When not travelling, Sandy resides in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where you can find him writing, playing tennis, poking around with his camera and embracing a new culture.
Tomorrow, I will be sharing a guest post from Sandy, along with a video. Later this week, there is an interview to look forward to and my review of both the book and workbook. Don't forget to come back so you don't miss anything!
For more information about Sandy Sims and How Frank Lloyd Wright Got Into My Head, Under My Skin And Changed The Way I Think About Thinking, A Creative Thinking Blue Print For the 21st Century, visit http://creativethinkingbook.com/ and visit this page to get the Amazon links http://creativethinkingbook.com/buy-your-copy/.
Posted by Joyce Anthony at 5:03 AM Wednesday, March 2, 2011
In Emotional Freedom, Dr. Orloff shows you first how to determine what emotional type you are. She then continues to explain what negative emotions exist and how they can cause both physical and emotional pain and stagnation. Rather than leave readers to figure out what steps are necessary to achieve this change, she includes Emotional Action Steps throughout the book. These steps are easy to carry out and you can feel the improvement quickly. Dr. Orloff also includes mini-quizzes throughout the book to help you assess whether or not you need improvement in certain areas.
I have been a fan of Judith Orloff for some time now, so was looking forward to reviewing Emotional Freedom. My anticipation did not go unrewarded. I learned a great many new strategies to deal with emotions as I read. Being a self-help junkie, I don't often discover new ideas in this area any longer. It was a nice surprise to discover new ways. I especially like her section on emotional vampires and how to deal with them.
Dr. Orloff writes with a conversational tone that feels like a friend is explaining concepts to you. Her direct approach gives off a confidence that you can't help but feel enter your own thinking as you read. The book is written in short sections that allow for gaining insight in short periods of time. In today's world of constant activity, we don't often have the pleasure of a few hours of reading time all at once. With this book, I found myself hoping for waiting tme so I could see what was next.
We all have negative emotions of one type or another that we wish weren't so huge in our lives. Emotional Freedom addresses them all, allowing each reader to discover for themselves the pleasure derived from turning the negative into positive. If you have ever felt deep emotional pain, this is a must have book, best kept on your nightstand rather than on a crowded bookshelf. You will want to keep it near.
Emotional Freedom rates 6 colors on the Rainbow Scale.
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Posted by Joyce Anthony at 5:39 AM Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The above video shows Dr. Judith Orloff speaking about one of the barriers to emotional freedom. Tomorrow, I will be posting my review of Emotional Freedom.
Dr. Orloff celebrates the exciting paperback launch of her New York Times bestseller Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life. She is treating you to an incredible one-time book-launch offer with special gifts from herself and friends such as Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Joan Borysenko, Dr. Michael Beckwith, and more!
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In Emotional Freedom Dr. Orloff states:
“I’m presenting the unique process I use with patients and in my own life to view emotions as a path to spiritual and intuitive awakening (not EFT). I synthesize traditional medicine with energy medicine to offer you new tools to master emotions and become heroes in your own life. Inner peace leads to outer peace in the world.”
Publisher's Weekly’s review of Emotional Freedom says:
“Superbly written..Dr. Orloff regards emotions as a training ground for the soul, and views ‘every victory over fear, anxiety, and resentment as a way to develop your spiritual muscles.’”
Emotional Freedom has rave reviews from USA Today, Dr. Candace Pert, Christiane Northrup, M.D., Caroline Myss, Dean Ornish, M.D., and Mary Oliver, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. They call it “spectacular,” “a must-read,” “a heartfelt, accessible guide,” and “resolutely compassionate.”
In the book, you will discover:
• Four questions to transform fear with courage
• What your emotional type is
• How to stop absorbing the emotions of others
• How to combat emotional vampires with compassion
• The spiritual meaning of depression and hope
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