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THE VISION BOARD the secret to an extraordinary life by Joyce Schwarz, Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design, www.ihaveavision.org
SPIRITUAL Book Review,2010
THE VISION BOARD: THE SECRET TO AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE by Joyce Schwarz
The Vision Board: The Secret to An Extraordinary Life by Joyce Schwarz is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. The cover is absolutely gorgeous! Yes, in this case, you absolutely CAN judge a book by it's cover! Throughout the book, there are beautiful images which excite the imagination and lure you into a state of dreaming fantasy. If you don't have a dream, don't know what your dream is, or have been too afraid or too busy to begin the journey to creating your goals, Joyce's solid advice and ultra creative approach will set you on the right path to designing your reality. While reading this book, I was reminded of the character Dorothy in the movie "Jerry McGuire" who said, "You had me at hello." Truly, I was already taken with the book simply by glancing at the beautiful cover. Then as I opened it up, I began to read the very first chapter which talks about visioning. At that moment, I knew I was in LOVE! Visioning is such an amazing place to begin. If you are unfamiliar with visioning and have never taken part in a visioning exercise, this chapter alone is well worth the cost of the book alone. This is what I know for sure: Visioning will change your life and will bring balance and mental clarity as you intuit Spirit's vision for our life. The visioning process is used by economic development groups such as VISTA, the United Nations and The World Bank. Joyce shares illuminations from Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder and spiritual director of the Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles, California who is credited as being the originator of the visioning process. She also shares the stages of visioning, the process, and secrets that she uses to teach thousands of clients around the world.
Joyce says, “ As you open this book and begin your journey, the most important advice I can share with you is that your time is now. No matter what your circumstance whether you are recently divorced or you just have been laid off from your job, or you are happy in your life but yearn for something more - you can bring positive change in your life”.
If that's not reason enough to read the book and learn everything you can about vision boards, definitely pursue it to learn how to use visualization to become a millionaire! Along with how to use visualization to manifest goodness in every area of your life, Joyce shares in the book an anecdotal story about actor Jim Carrey who used visualization to amass a fortune in Hollywood. In 1987, when Jim was a struggling actor, he wrote himself a check for $10 million dollars. Today, Jim Carrey is one of the highest earning male actors in Hollywood. He has starred in multiple films such as "Dumber and Dumber", "Bruce Almighty", "A Christmas Carol", and my favorite, "Lemony Snicket". Each of these films have grossed well over $10 million individually. Mr. Carrey has long surpassed his vision of $10 million by simply writing himself a check and using visualization exercises as his secret weapon. So maybe it's not money you'd like to bring into your reality.
Well, The Quantum Leaps that you will experience while reading this book and utilizing Joyce's special GRABS system are enormous! But you won't get the secret out of me! You'll have to read the book to find out what GRABS means. The unique way Joyce intertwines the GRABS into every possible desire from love to having a family to wellness and world peace. OK, so maybe not world peace, but there is a lot of information on Social Entrepreneurship and how organization's like Ashoka.org and MADD (Mother's Against Drunk Driving) can use visioning to identify resources where people only see problems. If you're looking for love this is a must read! Joyce shares tips from Marie Diamond on "How to Feng Shui Your Visions for Love and Relationships". In each chapter, she also shares real-life stories from everyday people like Linda Boertjens on how to utilize vision boards to bring magic and the ultimate gifts that you've longed for into your reality.
Joyce has absolutely thought of everything and put it ALL in this book! There is so much in this best-selling book that it is an exemplary work in every way from book design to cover design to writing. Joyce has done a phenomenal job creating this book which by the way is published by HarperCollins. Next time, I talk to Joyce I'll have to ask if she used a vision board to create it! I already know the answer! Yes, she did!
Joyce Schwarz is the best-selling author of The Vision Board: The Secret to An Extraordinary Life. She has authored a column in The Infinite Field Magazine. She is also a special feature on the DVD of BEYOND THE SECRET movie which also features Bob Proctor and Holli Walker. She offers training and coaching on becoming a certified vision board counselor for those who wish to help others learn how to make their dreams come true. To learn more about Joyce, the book, or her coaching and client programs, visit www.IHAVEAVISION.org. Joyce can also be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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