Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Spiritual Gifts for Christmas

Spiritual gifts are a wonderful way to say Merry Christmas to a friend or a family member. But what kind of Christmas gift should you give? That depends. I normally list about 5 books that I recommend, but I know that not everyone likes to read.

I will recommend 3 spiritual CDs or programs that I have personally listened to and I think they are great. If you would like to buy of these spiritual gifts for someone—or even for yourself—please order through the links below. As I am an Amazon Associate, I get paid a small commission and you would be helping to support my blog.
3 Spiritual Gifts for the Holidays

Living a Life of Inner Peace – Eckhart Tolle
This CD is a recording of a live presentation by Eckhart Tolle and I absolutely love it. I have listened to this CD several times, and I always get something new out of it. This CD is informative to both those new to Tolle’s teachings and to those wholly familiar to his teachings. Throughout it all, Tolle’s warmth and humor shines through. He is a great speaker and what he has to say is truly enlightening.

Getting in the Gap – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
This is a book and CD set from the Father of Motivation, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer. The book explains “getting in the gap,” which is the space between your thoughts where all miracles are born. The CD takes you on an exercise to help you get into the gap. I thoroughly enjoyed this journey.

Meditations for Meditating – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
“Meditations for Meditating” is a CD adjunct to his book, “Manifest your Destiny.” Indeed, this is one of the many spiritual gifts that keep on giving. On this CD, Dr. Dyer leads you in a morning and an evening meditation, using the sounds of creation. I won’t tell you what these sounds are (I don’t want to spoil it for you), but soon after I started meditating with these tapes I experienced a huge synchronicity!

So order of these spiritual gifts this Christmas—or any other time—and let me know what you think!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Book Review: The Angel Therapy Handbook

I’ve always known about angels, guardian angels, and Archangels. But I had never paid much attention to angel communications, angel rescues, and the like. Not surprisingly, then, I had often skipped right past Doreen Virtue as a possible “find” on my spiritual reading list. Boy was I wrong.
The Angel Therapy Handbook is wonderful. While reading it, I felt as though Ms. Virtue was my personal coach, showing me how to set up my own angel therapy practice.

She starts by describing the purpose of angels in general and your guardian angels and Archangels in particular. One reason that I had never spoken to my guardian angels or Archangels is because I couldn’t see the reason to do so. When I prayed, I had always prayed to God. In The Angel Therapy Handbook, Ms. Virtue tells you why talking to angels is a great option that you should use in addition to praying to God.
Ms. Virtue then delves into all the various angel therapy methods, the same methods that she teaches in her workshops. Remember…Ms. Virtue also trains and certifies angel healers, the classes of which (I’m assuming) are not cheap. The point is this: in this book, you’ll probably learn most of what she teaches these students, and at a fraction of the cost.

Included in this book is also invaluable advice in how to pick your expertise, develop your professional reputation, set up an angel therapy practice, market your services, and start giving lectures, workshops, and speeches on your topic.
An added bonus is that this book is written in a clear, easy-to-understand style and is a fast read. After all, I read it in 2 days which probably amounted to about 4 hours.  

If you want expert advice in talking to angels for yourself as well as for others, I highly recommend this book.

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Give a Gift of a Spiritual Book this Holiday Season

Today is Black Friday and people are filling the shopping malls in search of the perfect deal on the perfect Christmas gift. The current headlines on this shopping frenzy is that one Los Angeles woman let loose with pepper spray, shots rang out in a NC shopping malls, and fights have broiken out  between Black Friday deal shoppers in many malls around the nation.
Wouldn’t you rather avoid all that?

You can if you do at least some of your shopping at this year. You can even maximum the return on your gift buying investment if you gift your Black Friday deals aficionado with a spiritual book (or 2 or 3).
Below are 4 books that I have personally read and think are fabulous. If you want to order them, or any other product through Amazon, please order through any Amazon link on this blog. As I am an Amazon Associate, I get a slight fee when you make a purchase through me. If you enjoy my blog, please help support it by making a purchase from Amazon through me.

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra

This is by far my favorite book by Deepak Chopra. In easy to understand language, Deepak outlines the 7 spiritual laws that, if followed, will make you successful in all areas. The highlight of each law is a list of action steps that you can take immediately to make your dreams a reality. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success can be read in one sitting, and it is so effective at helping you accomplish your goals. It is also so small that you can make it a stuffing stocker for Christmas. You simply cannot go wrong by purchasing this book.

Law of Attraction by Michael J. Losier
Law of Attraction by Michael Losier is another great book. Losier succinctly sums up the basics of the subtitle: The Science of Attracting More of What you Want and Less of What you Don’t, and he gives you clear instructions on how to do this. He also tells you how to find out what it is you truly want, as most of us don’t know what that is. This is another books that can be read in one sitting but one that you will return to again and again as you begin to manifest awesome things in your life. If you follow the directions in Losier’s book, this may be the last Christmas of financial struggle for you.

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
If you have never read the classic book, Think and Grow Rich, you have to buy it. Long before the term “law of attraction” was coined, Napoleon Hill wrote about this then mysterious power. I think the book is more than 50 years old and it’s still in print for a reason—the principles outlined in this book work. This is a book that is also small enough to be a stocking stuffer this Christmas.

The Attractor Factor by Joe Vitale
The Attractor Factor is another effective, easy-to-read book that will help you to manifest your desires. If you don’t know who Joe Vitale is, you must have lived under a rock for the past 10 years or so. Once homeless, Joe is now called “Mr. Fire” for his ability to motivate others. The Attractor Factor would be a great read for you and a great Christmas gift for a friend.

So order one or more of these books through the included links today. Read them for yourself. Give them as Christmas gifts. If you read any of these books yourself, please send comments on what you thought of them. I would be so interested to hear your viewpoints.

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Gratitude Attitude

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I just came across the wonderful piece about gratitude. It explains this process so well--which makes sense because it was given by Archangel Gabriel--that I had to share it with my readers. (Please excuse the funky formatting. I copy and pasted it and could not figure out how to remove this formatting.

AA Gabriel channeled by Shanta Gabriel

Gratitude is an attitude that can profoundly change your consciousness. When you live your
life in thanksgiving, it can affect your being at a biological level, training your mind
and body to live in a higher state of health and wellbeing.

The creation of new attitudes of thanksgiving in your life attract new streams of
light-filled energy to bless all that is honored in this way. When a blessing of
thanksgiving is made in any moment, it confers light-filled Divine energy upon the person
who sends it, as well as the situation being blessed. In challenging times it may seem
difficult to find something to feel grateful for. In spite of this difficulty, one way to
create a positive change in your life is to give thanks for what you have now. You can
even give thanks in advance for what you want to create. This allows a shift in your
consciousness so that you begin to attract new beneficial energy into your life.

When you find nothing else, you can give thanks for just being alive so your soul will
evolve. It is a gift to be in a human body and your body is a miraculous instrument.
Consider the fact that you have a heart within you that needs no conscious assistance on
your part to continue beating. Remember that you don’t have to tell your digestive system
to do its work.

All of these body parts are functioning in a wondrous Divine plan of perfection. When you
turn your attention to these systems within your body, when you begin to give thanks for
the incredible processes that continue 24 hours a day within you, they will function at a
higher level. Your focus of attention with gratitude and blessings will bring more light
and strength into your vital organs. For extra energy, consider filling these organs with
a healing color such as pink or green, which brightens them with Divine Light. For fun you
can then imagine a smile on a body part such as your liver or your heart. This will not
only bless your organs, it will lighten your mind.

Your Body and Science

Dr. Emoto in Japan proved that beautiful crystalline structures were created when words of
peace and love were placed on a glass filled with water. Imagine what grateful thoughts
and words of kindness can do to your body with its high percentage of water content.
Science has also proven that the cells of the body can become healthier when one has
thoughts and beliefs that are positive. The subconscious mind hears all the words you say
to yourself and interprets them as truth.

Athletes have used creative visualization as a powerful asset in their respective sports.
Studies have shown that the mind makes very little differentiation between the act of
physical practice and the mental visualization of a highly trained athlete. It is
extremely valuable to remember this and apply it to your own bodies. The act of giving
thanks for your wondrous, healthy, strong and flexible body can lead it to respond in
positive ways that assist in creating new healthier cells. Your body contains a Divine
Blueprint of perfection that can be called forward into present day experience. It begins
with giving thanks for your body right now, just the way it is, and adding the ideas of
what you would like to create within you.

When you give thanks for your mind that is clear and serene, for a brain that functions
with balance and precision, and especially when you give thanks for the Divine Light
continually empowering your thinking processes, there is a positive response within you.
Your gratitude will bless your mind and allow it to function at a higher level of
vibration. These simple acts not only change your mind, they inspire your emotions to
respond with delight. Imagine the idea of delight, and the thought of this, sometimes less
than familiar feeling, will spark a new level of inspiration in your being. Your
imagination is an influential tool of empowerment, and it can be used for ill or for the
good in your life.

Gratitude is the Attitude that will take you into your Heart

Consider the idea that your thoughts are like prayers reaching out into the Universal flow
of life. When you use your thoughts consciously, they become prayers that shift your
perspective so you can see a greater picture of what is actually going on in your life.
Prayers of gratitude are very powerful, and stimulate an increased flow of spiritual
energy into every situation. This force can create miraculous change for good in your
life. It may take a little effort to find something to be grateful for when you are
feeling down, but prayers of thanksgiving can help create a beautiful shift in your mind
when you do so.

It is vitally important for your future to nurture compassion for yourself, the mistakes
you made as you were learning about life, and forgiveness for the person you were in the
past. Be grateful for all that you have learned and all that you are. This act is a good
beginning for a peace filled and happy future. You can open new doors for tomorrow with
your grateful thoughts today.

No matter how it feels, you are never alone. You are here on earth to remember your
connection to the Spiritual Presence in your life. You are meant to live a happy, abundant
life with deep fulfillment. In order to do this, it is necessary to step out of the
challenges life presents and into the flow of God’s love, which will bring you more
creative solutions. There is one place where you can always go to feel the power of Divine
Love, and that is in your heart. Gratitude is the attitude that will take you into your
heart. It does not matter if you see nothing in your life for which to feel grateful, just
the act of giving thanks opens a door in your heart to allow Divine Love in.

Sometimes it seems as though prayer is difficult or there may be negative associations
with organized religion from childhood. Perhaps some suggestions for prayers of
thanksgiving can be useful. Here are some possibilities for prayers that may help you to
lift your thoughts and connect your heart to the One Heart within all beings:

Divine Presence,

Thank you for the abundant beauty of Nature that inspires me and offers the many blessings
to all who will receive. Thank you for helping me to honor your Creation in every way I

Thank you for this day. Help me to see the blessings in my life, and learn the lessons
given to me to learn. Show me what I need to know in order to grow into a more kind and
loving human being, and take care of my responsibilities with grace and ease. Help me to
share the gifts you have given me in a way that adds more value to the world.

Thank you for my mind that is clear and expansive. Thank you for helping me to be open to
new ideas that can bring good into my life. Thank you for my amazing body that is strong
and flexible, and for the organs within it that are functioning with perfection. Bless
each cell and fiber of my being so that it is filled with your Divine Light.

Thank you for the forgiveness growing in my heart and the compassion within me for the
person I am right now. Help me to also have compassion and understanding for others as
they walk their own path in life.

Thank you for helping me to live my life in peace and harmony, and to be a radiant light
for Divine Love in the world.

For these and all my blessings, I say, “Thank You God.”

May this time of Thanksgiving fill your heart with a new awakening to the Loving Presence
within all things and bless every area of your life with pure Gratitude.

So be it. Be it so. Amen.

Shanta Gabriel
for Archangel Gabriel

Copyright © Shanta Gabriel. These messages can be shared as long as they are used in their
entirety and proper credit is given for the work. I love people to be able to share the
work with others. (
Do you have any tips for being more grateful that you would like to share?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Celtic Jewelry for Christmas

Celtic Jewelry Christmas Gift Ideas

If you've been thinking of the perfect Christmas gift to get a loved one, you might think about Celtic jewelry. It is absolutely beautiful; the pieces are endowed with a lot of spiritual significance. If you order these from Amazon, please order through the links here as I am an Amazon associate and I will get a small commission. Plus you will be supporting my blog!

About the Celtic Peoples
I don't know much about the Celtic people, but I have always been attracted to their symbology as depicted in jewelry. (I wonder if I had been a Celt in a past life?)
What I do know is this: the Celts were tribal peoples that lived in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, Europe, and Asia Minor. Each tribe or sect of Celts had its own customs and spiritual beliefs so they are really hard to categorize. However, they all had a large number of mythis and deities (gods and goddesses).

So if you are  attracted to the Celts and to Celtic jewelry like I am, ask your hubby to buy you one of these this Christmas. I plan to ask my husband to do so.

The CelticTriquetra Knot

The Celtic Triqetra Knot has 3 interlocking knots that symbolize life, death, and rebirth. It also symbolizes the progression of the Goddess as virgin, mother, and crone. The Celtric Trigquetra Knot also symbolizes the forces of nature (air, water, and earth). For many cultures and spiritual tradtions (including Christianity) the number 3 is very powerful. 

The Celtic Tree of Life
A popular celtic symbol is the tree of life. Indeed, this symbol is filled with spiritual significance. In the  Celtic Tree of Life, the roots symolize connection to the other world. (Note, too that the roots--our connection to the other world--are the foundation of the tree). The trunk symbolizes connection to the mortal world. The branches that point to the sky symbolize connection to the Universe. In short, the Celtic Tree of Life represents the entire mortal and otherwordly nature of humans.

Blue Topaz Pendant
This one does not have any spiritual significance that I know about. I only chose it because it is beautiful and because the blue topaz stone is December's birthstone. This would be a perfect Christmas gift. It would be even better if your beloved's birthday is also in December (like mine). HINT...HINT

Sunday, November 20, 2011

This Thanksgiving: Start a Gratitude Journal

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to start a gratitude journal. All you need to get started is:

·         A regular notebook

·         A pin

·         Something to be grateful for (and all of us have many somethings to be grateful for).
Alternately, you can use:

·         A computer

·         Word Processing software

·         Something to be grateful for
I prefer to handwrite everything I’m grateful for in a notebook. It feels more like a journal that way.

Using a Gratitude Journal

Each day, start a new page in your gratitude journal (and date it). From morning until you retire for the night, list every positive thing that happens it your life. You should list both the big positives and the small positives.

For instance, getting an unexpected check in the mail when you are broke might be a big positive. Reading an inspirational quote from one of your Facebook friends, a quote that lifts your mood just when you need it the most, might be a small positive.
Nevertheless, list them all.

Benefits of Starting (and Keeping) a Gratitude Journal
Louise Hay is fond of saying that the Universe loves gratitude; the more you are grateful for what you have, the more the Universe gives you to be grateful for. I have found this to be true in my own life.  

Starting and keeping a gratitude journal has many benefits:

-          It allows you to see evidence of a responsive, prosperous Universe.

-          You become aware of how much you have to be grateful for in your life.

-          You start experiencing more frequent (and more special) incidents from which to be thankful.

Oprah Winfrey has said that she has been keeping a gratitude journal for years, and look how it’s worked for her!
So this Thanksgiving, start a gratitude journal. Next Thanksgiving, read about all the astounding events that have happened in your life since starting this journal. I think you’ll be amazed.

Put these on your Holiday Shopping List

Thanksgiving is next week and the day after is Black Friday. Let the holiday shopping season begin! That said, I love to order a lot of my Christmas gifts through It’s an easy, low stress way to get what I want without visiting countless stores and fighting the crowds.

Below is a list of my some of my recommendations of Spiritual related items you just have to add to your Holiday shopping list this year. I have personally read every book below, and I give all of them two thumbs WAY up. Please order through the links provided, as I am an Amazon associated. Happy shopping and Merry Christmas!

DEEP TRUTH by Gregg Braden

I am half way through reading the book, “Deep Truth,” by Gregg Braden and I am hooked. Gregg Braden has written another winner. This time, he writes about an “uncomfortable truth” not addressed by Al Gore…our planet is facing several crises, each of which could end life as we know it. Unless we wake up. Beautifully written in Braden’s inimitable style, this is a must read for the 2012 generation.

THE POWER OF NOW by Eckhart Tolle
Of course, no spiritual library would be complete without the groundbreaking, “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle.

A NEW EARTH by Eckhart Tolle
This is another awesome work by Eckhart Tolle that you simply must add to your holiday shopping list!

I was first introduced to the work of Gregg Braden through reading “The Divine Matrix.” I’ve been hooked on his books ever since. This is a great, awe inspiring book that you must add to your Christmas list and order today.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Book Review: Healing is a Choice

Healing is a Choice. Stephen Arterburn. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, Inc. 2011 454 pp

In his newly revised and updated book, Healing is a Choice,” Christian Minister Stephen Arterburn states, as the purpose of this book that he is going to:
“Use ten choices to help you pull out of the rut where you are living a life much different from the life God has called you to live.”

He’s succeeded brilliantly.
When most people think of healing, they think of physical healing. But there are many other types of healings—such as spiritual, emotional, and mental—that block us from our enjoying our lives to the fullest. Healing is a choice, Arterburn says, and it is a choice that each of us must make before we receive healing from any of our various afflictions.

Arterburn goes on to list 10 of these choices that we must make. I was enthralled with this book. This updated edition of Healing is a Choice includes a workbook that helps you to analyze the one or more choices that you have heretofore refused to make to be healed.
This book is an easy read and well written. Arterburn clearly knows that he’s talking about in this book. But he is also a Christian minister with a following…and his own radio show.

When I chose this book to review, I did not expect to be so pleasantly surprised. I am a Christian, but I consider myself to be more of a New Age Christian. Although I knew many of the biblical stories Arterburn related, it had been a long time since I had been confronted with traditional Christianity.
I guess I was a bit surprised by this, but not offended.

Anyway, I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to be healed from anything.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Waves of 11/11/11‏

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As we move towards the year 2012, we enter the vibration of 11/11/11, or the triple 11.

11 is a Master number. It is a demanding, yet also inspirational vibration. It is best represented by the 11th card of the Tarot; Justice, also known as the wheel of life, the wheel of fortune. Justice is the card that teaches us to weigh the conditions of the present with the decisions of the past. It is Karma.

Moreover, there are three 11s in 11/11/11. The number 3 is sacred. It is the number of the Trinity, Daughter, Mother, Crone, the Son, the Father, the Holy Ghost. It is also the number of the family, the extended family, and the community.

Even more astounding is the fact that, when you combine all three of the 11s, you get the number 33, which is another master number. As these two numbers come together on 11/11/11, the whole world vibrates under the influence of the 33.

Master number 33 is the number of courage and sacrifice for the healing of others. As the vibration of the 33 settles over out planet,we watch our young march in the street, demanding the simple right to work, to be able to build a future for themselves, their families, and their communities. We also watch the ripple effect of our president calling for equal taxation of the rich, for the good of the rest of our country.

If we look closer, we realize that this all carries us, like a turbulent ocean, into a possibly brighter future. It carries us into the year 2012, the vibration of 5, the number of freedom, decision making, and extreme change.

I pray, on this day and every day before us, that we remember the lesson of 11. And do not forget these lesson as we go forward; it is the choices we make today that will build our future in 2012.


Madea-Michelle is a wonderful spiritual healer and an intuitive. To receive her guidance, please contact her at the links below:

Mystic and Clairvoyant Healings

Shamanic Spiritual Healings

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

11/11/11: A Numerologically Significant Date?



Numerology of 11/11/11
Christine Mattice asked me to provide my numeric perspective on 11/11/11. Because of the repetition of 11, this is a date many people are fascinated with. There are thousands of different interpretations on the internet and I offer visitors yet another point oSf view.

Sankofa Bird

Many years ago I purchased a Sankofa Bird, for me, the bird isn’t breathtaking but the symbolic meaning is. The Sankofa Bird is a mythic bird that flies forward while looking backward with an egg (symbolizing the future) in its mouth. 

Sankofa is an Akan term that literally means "to go back and get it." Akan accept as truth, as should all humankind “the past illuminates the present and the search for knowledge is a life-long process.” 


For that reason, I go back to November 10, 2011 before we look ahead to November 11, 2011. From my numeric perspective, these are both two very powerful days. I consider 2011 (2 + 0 + 11) a Universal Year 13 while other numerologists refer to 2011 (2 + 0 + 1 + 1) as a Universal Year 4, regardless of how you calculate, n 2011, 4 is the backdrop for all events worldwide.

11/10/11 is a Universal Day 7 and Calendar Day 10, a day when collectively whatever humankind has been seeking to usher in, visualize or make happen is close to completion. Universally we have reached a conversion point, if you add the numbers straight through 1+1+1+0+1+1=5 you’ll identify November 10, 2011 as a day of change, a universal shift.

November 10, 2011 is a day set aside for ALL humankind worldwide to individually pray rest and reflect before the transference begins. 11/10/11 is a day for each individual to prepare for the awakening, a new state of consciousness that can bring change for the betterment of the world.

11/11/11 is a Universal Day 8 and Calendar Day 11, an invigorating, inspirational and in theory, a conceivably karmic day where somewhere in the world there could be unexpected coinciding events that require clear-thinking before making final decisions. If you add the numbers straight through 1+1+1+1+1+1=6 you’ll identify November 11, 2011 as a day for perhaps shocking happenings that either benefit societies highest good or limits, worsens alliances, international diplomacy, beliefs (particularly religious convictions), healthiness, political images, or brings changes in the world (earth).

November 11, 2011 is a day of awakening, a day for the collective worldwide to unite in peace and love, to join forces and create balance with the purpose of  withstanding the pressures in 2012. It’s a day set aside to pool resources so that across the world we can strengthen the material plane, economic conditions. Through efficiency, the use of good judgment, and regulations we can bring changes that will bring an end to the current conditions, and give the citizens a new lease on life by resurrecting the economy.

Many folks are marrying on 11/11/11. 6 also represents matrimony and 11 also represents partnerships, the joining together of two separate individuals, or the merging of two separate philosophies, plans, or businesses.

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