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Book Review: Manifest Moment to Moment – 8 Principles to Create the Life You Truly Desire
by Eden Kozlowski, ATH Co-Editor of Meditation
Editor's Note from Eden Kozlowski: Neat-o book by healer and inspirational teacher, Tejpal, and renowned professor and harpist, Dr. Carrol McLaughlin.
Let’s get to the heart of it... what I loved most about this book, Manifest Moment to Moment, was the exercises, exercises and more exercises. ‘Tis nice to carry something in your hands that is so interactive. That being said, it is good to read about the experiences of others or digest books that give advice, however it is even more powerful to get gentle direction and then figure it out on your own. For healing or change to work, it is indeed an “inside” job.
So, with all these wonderful “Claim It!” sections, I would invite you not to look at this book as a quick read. I sometimes would cover only a page or two then reflect, meditate, journal. Heck, our authors have “Claim It!” exercises literally every 2-3 pages. One minute I’m working on my chakras, grounding, then breathing, then visualizing.
One of the specific areas in Manifest that fascinated me was the topic of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and the three primary ways we process our experiences: visual (seeing), auditory (hearing) and kinesthetic (feeling). Our authors, Tejpal and Dr. Carrol McLaughlin, aid the reader in discovering which process is their most dominate and then provide tools to help activate or strengthen the others. NLP is discussed in terms of increasing the ability to manifest. For me, it was also a beautiful tool to help bring myself more into the present and to further experience all the depths that a situation has to offer.
Oh, I love this, and it is something all of us need to hear. When Tejpal was doing executive coaching work, she found that her clients were the most productive and inventive when they reduced their workload by 40%. That still sticks out to me as amazing and makes energetic sense even though my brain intellectually struggles with the idea. I had been trying to head in this direction anyway and this book gave me the much needed shove to let go of more! And, I have found that I have indeed increased efficiency with decreased output. Such a wonderful contradiction. And, admittedly, this also takes trust. I am someone who, in the past, believed you had to work dang hard to make things happen. It is challenging to let go of concepts that have been pounded into our brains. But, what freedom when we move beyond.
The authors of the book also have a really nice synchronicity. When I think about composing a book with another person, that is indeed something of a feat… and they have done it in a way that flows and cherishes their individual uniqueness.
Overall Manifest Moment to Moment is a fun, impactful read. If you are someone who likes to look deeper, pick it up. Even if you have been doing soul work for years, it has much to offer with creative perspectives. Life really is all about discovering what we believe and who we are. If we are willing to look, what you can find is amazing. Tejpal and Carrol are here to aid you on our journey.
About the Authors
Tejpal was the director of an international business consultant team in Paris, France, specializing in leadership development. She holds master’s degrees in both business management and psychology from France. Following her passion to inspire and uplift, Tejpal attended the Corporate Coach University and the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, and became a certified Kundalini yoga teacher. She is now a highly respected life coach, healer, intuitive and inspirational teacher at the famed Miraval Resort in Tucson, Arizona. Tejpal leads workshops around the world on intuition, healing, soul mission and vibrant living, helping men and women design the life they truly desire. Visit her website: www.tejpal-inspires.com.
Dr. Carrol McLaughlin is an award-winning professor heading one of the largest and most respected harp departments in the world. She is a renowned concert harpist who performs internationally as a soloist and with orchestras. Carrol has given workshops and lectures in more than 30 countries, teaching performers to overcome fear and achieve at the highest potential. And expert in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, a Kundalini yoga teacher, an author and a composer, Carrol is also a gifted healer. She has recently conducted a study at the University of Arizona Medical Center, researching the power of harp music to heal patients in the intensive care unit following heart surgery. To learn more about Carrol, please visit: www.integrityink.com/drcarrol.html.
Tejpal and Carroll are also Miraval specialists at the Miraval Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona USA.
Learn more: www.manifestmomenttomoment.com
About the Reviewer
Eden's passion is helping people, her community and her world live the way of the heart – an inspired and rich way of being. Founder and CEO of Just Be, LLC – a dynamic company rooted in meditation/mindfulness practices – she gracefully shows individuals, teachers, students, companies and professionals how to de-stress and foster mental, physical and emotional wellness. Listen to Eden's free meditations and Be-isms and contact her for private sessions or classes via just-be.info. Also, read her blog on The Huffington Post.
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