Book Review & Giveaway: The Desire Factor by Christy Whitman

The Desire Factor: How to Embrace Your Materialistic Nature to Reclaim Your Full Spiritual Power by Christy Whitman

Publisher:  Beyond Words Publishing (April 21, 2021)
Category: Self-help, Motivational, Creativity, Inspirational, Non-Fiction
Available in Print and ebook, 208 pages

Description

There is no limit to the amount of happiness that we, as human beings, can experience. There is no limit to how much love, laughter, excitement, or satisfaction we can feel. This universe is unendingly abundant, which means that it has the ability to yield to us whatever experiences we desire. Why, then, do some people manifest their desires so fluidly and naturally, while others are living lives of struggle, mediocrity, or quiet desperation?

Hard work alone does not guarantee a positive result.  In fact, pushing forward with determination and effort when things are not going as planned usually only makes a bad situation worse.  Energy – not action – is the source of all manifested things, and The Desire Factor is the definitive guide to achieving energy mastery.

The Desire Factor provides one of the most current, comprehensive, and easy to apply explorations into the realm of energy, and shows readers how – by purposefully calibrating the energetic frequency of their dominant thoughts, moods and expectations – they can bring any desire into physical form.

The book is built around 7 universal principles, each of which assists readers in connecting with and deliberately harnessing the divine energy stream that sources all things. These are:

  • The Principle of Alignment
  • The Principle of Focus
  • The Principle of Joyful Expectancy
  • The Principle of Having
  • The Principle of Loving
  • The Principle of Surrender
  • The Principle of Action

Each principle builds upon the last one, and together, they provide a clear path – not just toward the manifestation of objects, experiences and conditions you desire to create in each important area of your life – but toward the personal evolution your desires are guiding you to embrace.

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Guest Review by Sage Nor

An interesting and unique take on the modern self-help book, ‘The Desire Factor: How to Embrace Your Materialistic Nature to Reclaim Your Full Spiritual Power” by Christy Whitman is a book about embracing your wants through the power of positive thinking.

In the beginning of the book, Whitman states that “Desire is intended to feed you, to thrill and refresh you, and every desire, big or small, summons life-force itself through you.’ This is an excellent introduction into the belief that provides the heart of this book: that desire is a living thing that helps us when we need it to.

Whitman believes that the desire for something—anything, be it as small as a designer handbag or as big as world peace—creates a spark within us that is capable of showing us the greater purpose within ourselves and the better person that we can become. She believes that desire is the first step in all creation and that if you want something—provided that it is not hurtful to you or another person—it is a message from your Divine Self.

Throughout the book, Whitman discusses several principals of her belief in using desire for personal betterment, including the Principal of Alignment, The Principal of Loving, The Principal of Joyful Expectancy, and many others. Each idea is well outlined and thought out. Whitman has a way with words that brings the book an air of spirituality that I appreciated.

I recommend picking up a copy of this book even if the idea behind it makes you feel skeptical. It really has to be read to be fully understood and soaked in.  There is no better teacher than our own human minds and Whitman brings that across beautifully in this book. If we listen to our own desires, we might find some unexpected ideas within ourselves.

About the Author

Christy Whitman is a Transformational Leader, Celebrity Coach and Law of Attraction expert, as well as the two-time New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Having It All and Taming Your Alpha Bitch. She is also the author of the international bestseller Quantum Success. Her forthcoming book The Desire Factor will be released April 21, 2021.

Christy has appeared on the news, The Today Show, The Morning Show, Ted X, and The Hallmark Channel and her work has been featured in the media in various publications. She’s been featured in Goalcast, People Magazine, Seventeen, Woman’s Day, Hollywood Life, and Teen Vogue, to name a few.

Christy is the CEO and founder of the Quantum Success Learning Academy & Quantum Success Coaching Academy, a 10-month Law of Attraction coaching certification program. Christy has helped certify over 3,000 life coaches and has helped countless others to unlock their power to manifest. She lives in Scottsdale with her husband Frederic and her two boys Alex and Maxim.

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Book Review: Sweet T and the North Wind by Cat Michaels

TScreen-Shot-2014-10-07-at-7.14.18-AMitle: Sweet T and the North Wind

Author: Cat Michaels 

Illustrator: Irene Jahns

Publication Date:October 28, 2013 

Publisher: Independent

Pages: 36 

Recommended Ages: 5 to 10

Summary: 

Last time a powerful North Wind blew across the lakes, strange things happened. And the winter when Tara turns ten years old, the North Wind blows sharp and the lakes freeze solid by Thanksgiving. Old-timers from the village warn everyone to take care. Tara, or Sweet T as Grandma calls her, is tired of being cooped up indoors on this coldest winter day, and she tries to make the best of the situation. But when Tara makes a wish that is dearest to her heart, T’s ordinary afternoon leads to an hour of magic that takes her on a journey of discovery and a ride she’ll never forget. This gentle story of a family across the generations weaves enough magic and whimsy to interest children. It also subtly raises the real-life issue of aging. “Sweet T” entertains while opening the door for children to discuss, in an age-appropriate way, the illness of a beloved family member.

Review:

I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

Sweet T and the North Wind is a short, cute book about a 10 year old girl, Tara, whose scooter becomes magical when the North Wind blows across Kelly Lake. It teaches her how to use her imagination and her afternoon becomes a memorable one rather than a boring one.

This book uses Tara and the scooter to explain how to use your imagination. It also has a few multiple choice questions at the end as well as questions just to make children think. It’s a good tool for parents and teachers to help children to use their imaginations which is important in this digital age. 

 

About the Author:

CM_2500x1667.72dpi.971kb-200x300CAT MICHAELS is a writer, small-space gardener, choral singer, and digital dabbler who started writing stories in fourth grade and hasn’t stopped since.

She spins tales of everyday life, with a twist of magic or mayhem, that open young minds to new ways of looking at the world.  With more than two decades helping students from kindergarten to college overcome the challenges of learning disabilities and Asperger’s syndrome, Cat’s books encourage students to use their imagination and problem-solving skills as they enjoy reading.

Watercolor artist Irene A. Jahns illustrates Cat’s Sweet T Tales.  This series of chapter books for early readers follows the adventures of three sisters.  Book 1, Sweet T and the North Wind, is available in print and will debut as an e-book in winter 2014.  Book 2, Finding Fuzzy, a You-Decide Tale of a Lost Friend, where children write or draw the story’s ending, earned second place honors in the Purple Dragonfly Book Award.

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About the Illustrator: Irene Jahns

IRENE JAHNS grew up in a family of artists and formalized her skills with a degree in art and M.S. in human learning and human development, University of North Carolina-Charlotte.  She has been a working/exhibiting artist as well as an art educator for many years.  Irene was an organizational development instructor as a management consultant in the business world for twelve years before returning to art instruction as the head of graphic design for a community college.