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What is Unwrap Your Present about?

In our hectic society, most people are so much absorbed by their speedy tempo and also so much worried about the future or depressed about the past, that they are forgetting and missing the beauty of the NOW. Only a better awareness of the present will allow them to live a fuller and richer life.
“Unwrap Your Present” is a self-help book that allows people to release stressful and negative thoughts through a better conscience of the now. My book is enriched with personal experiences, meditation and visualization techniques. Its aim is to allow the readers to develop a conscience of the momentum and to enjoy life to the fullest.
The market for this book would address to anybody who is interested in self-improvement and living life to a richer dimension. Readers of spiritual books, in particular, are targeted.

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Unwrap Your Present is a self-help book that allows people to release stressful and negative thoughts through a better conscience of the now.

This book is enriched with personal experiences, meditation and visualization techniques. Its aim is to allow the readers to develop a conscience of the momentum and to enjoy life to the fullest.

This book addresses anyone who is interested in self-improvement and living life to a richer dimension.

Through its exploration of mind and body, it will let the readers explore and understand different techniques to reach inner stillness and joy. Life is a gift and it is available to everybody.

This is the second release for music journalist and author Isabelle Esling

Why I wrote this book

All my life I have been interested in spirituality. I have been aware of the existence of spiritual laws since my childhood. However, I have been facing a lot of difficulties in my life because of my lack of awareness on how to apply these laws.
Like many other people, I have been stuck in the past and too many times, I have projected fearful visions of the future.
Since I discovered and acknowledged that the only moment any human really possesses is the present, I would like to share my discoveries and knowledge.
My aim is to help you all live a blessed and beautiful life. The present is the Universe s greatest gift to you: seize it!

Enjoy your read, your author,

Isabelle Esling

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For all of you who are interested in spirituality, I decided to open a new blog in which I will be sharing my thoughts and experiences.

It is entitled Isabelle Esling’s blog about spirituality. I’ll meet you there:

www.unwrapyourpresent.blogspot.com

All the best,

Isabelle

When I grew up as a little child, I thought that most of my happiness depended on external objects such as teddybears or other kind of possessions. As an adult, and although I explored and tried to focus on spirituality a lot, I thought that person and external events were responsible of my happiness. When I felt unhappy for whatever reason, I used to blame it on different persons or on my personal circumstances…Little did I know about happiness by then…I actually had to go a long way and take a trip to my inner self to eventually realize that whoever is trying to chase happiness won’t find it at all.

But let me share a great secret with all of you: if there is no way to happiness, it is simply because happiness is the one and only way!

My point is, you have to make the decision to be happy first, as you are in charge of your own happiness. If you must make this decision to see some good changes in your life, it clearly means that you must be willing to change the way you think and get rid of the ” garbage thoughts” that don’t serve you (like complaints), you will find happiness everywhere. You will see it in your neighbor’s eye, it will be reflected in the waterm in a bird’s song, it will become a genuine part of yourself,

Goethe, one of Germany’s greatest poets and thinkers used to say: ” Weisst du worin der Spass des Lebens liegt? Sei lustig! Geht das nicht, so sei vergnuegt”

( Do you know where the fun of life lies? Be happy! If this doesn’t work, then be delighted).

If we take Goethe’s advice seriouslyand start being happy, regardless of any external circumstances, then we will get some real insight about the true beauty of life.

Every morning, when you wake up, make a committment to yourself: ” I choose to be happy” and stick to it during the day.

Some people would object that genetically we are not equal regarding happiness, that some people have happy genes while some others don’t. Personally, I’d strongly disagree. I consider that anybody can be happy. While I admit that some people might have it easier with their happy go lucky mindset that goes back to childhood conditioning, it is up to any of us to make the right choice.
You choose your attitude towards life freely. If you think that life is easy and that you are indeed happy, life will bring good things to you. Begin with appreciation. Appreciate each thing, list all good things you have, you will be amazed to discover how much you have been granted.

Life is all about chosing the right path. If you allow youself to focus on the good instead of the bad, you will see many blessing appear into your life.

Have fun, don’t worry, seize the day and begin to be happy once for all!

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Dear readers,

I would like to share a story with you about something that happened to me a year ago. It taught me to look at things in a different way.
We don’t always like what life is throwing at us, but sometimes, what we don’t like is as essential as life’s pleasures. On a very hot Summer day, after a long walk, I was sitting on a bank between place Pigalle and Boulevard de Rochechouart in Paris. All I wanted was to get a little rest and maybe a little cup of coffee afterwards. There was an elderly lady sitting beneath me, who was enjoying her place in the shadow as well as me.

Very close to us, a little misbehaving boy, around 4 or 5, whose mom didn’t seem to have any control of, attracted my attention. He was shouting loudly and running all over the place. But I was tired and suddenly, my mind was shifting away. I felt like I was going to fall asleep when, all of a sudden, a stone hit me.

” Ouch”, I said, trying to find the culprit. I looked a round and it seemed that the little boy was trying to hide from me a few meters aside. I was really angry at this moment.

” Did you see what that boy just did to me?”, I asked the elderly lady sitting beneath me.
-“no”, she replied, “Sorry, I didn’t pay attention. What happened?”

I explained her that this little unbehaved boy hit me with a stone…after a while we started a little conversation. She explained me that she was born in Montmartre. This Parisian area that she knew as a child seemed to be very different to our contemporary knowledge of the place. She described it to me as a “little village” into town, where everybody knew everybody. While listening to her, I also learnt a lot more about the French capital in general.

The time we shared was pleasant and I realy enjoyed it. I was now ready to leave. I thanked the nice lady for the conversation. When I was about to say goodbye, she told me :” Always keep in mind we met thanks to this rude little boy”.

” I will”, I said. I realized that every little detail in life has its importance. Don’t prompt to picture something as negative: there might be a hidden blessing in it.

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Dear readers,

First of all, I’d like to wish you all a very Happy and fruitful New Year 2010.
A year has gone, a new one has come. Each year gives us the fantastic opportunity to put last year’s events into an objective perspective, enlightening its weaknesses and strong points. Most importantly are the events that taught us something. Sometimes we are very open minded about receiving life’s teachings in full acceptance and sometimes we might neglect some important aspects of it.
Even when you are a focused person with some precise goals, you got to pay attention to detail.

When, for instance, some events become recurrent in your life and you don’t like them, you have to question what exactly makes them happen. Year after year, I think that I was carrying the burden of my past, and by refusing the simple act of forgiveness I kept myself the prisoner of many events. Let me remind you that when you hate somebody, you literally become the prisoner of your object of hatred. This year I decided to apply FULL FORGIVENESS in my life and I saw great changes happenning.

I feel liberated. I am no longer the prisoner of my enemies. I simply let go the past and gave love instead of resentment.

Besides the act of forgiveness, I also decided to be responsible for my thoughts and actions: in short I decided to get rid of limitations and negative thoughts. You might object: how am I supposed to react when events don’t really match my deepest desires? You always have the choice to respond in a positive way. In those “unpleasant” happenings, there might be a hidden blessing.

Acceptance and permanent positive thinking will create positive outcomes in your life…all you have to do is to BELIEVE.

I am very grateful for 2009’s teachings…I am now ready to welcome 2010 with open heart and open arms. Let’s all make the best of it!

Peace and blessings to all of you:)

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P.S : hopefully I will be back soon for some more reviews and interviews. I apologize to you for my long absence, as I am very busy at the moment.

A lot of people are actually hoping for a better future. However, their current living conditions or external circumstances seem to prevent them from being happy. So they keep complaining with a gloomy spirit and non hidden dissatisfied faces. The more they are complaining, the more they seem to be hit by adverse circumstances. In addition, these people will nourish their angriness towards past circumstances. This is a common mistake that will leave your heart in chains. Forgive-let the past go for good, as you cannot change whatever might have happened.

Your present circumstances might not look as good as you’d wish, but if you really wanna change them, you need to change your own perception of things. The way you look at things and the way you think are the major components that actually determine the life you are living.
If you believe in bad luck, misfortune and poverty, they will become a reality.

If you are caught into a circle of negative thinking, it is never too late to reverse the process!

The first rule is to be grateful about what you have and stop complaining about things you don’t have. If you learn, day after day, to thank God for the many blessings He brought into your life, you will get even more blessings in return. But what do you expect him to do if you’re not happy with what He gave you? It is indeed a spiritual law: the more grateful you’ll be, the better your chances are to be blessed in abundance.

Consider each day as a new beginning. With the right attitude, a positive spirit, a “can do” attitude, you will work wonders.

Once you are totally committed to positive thinking, sit back and relax, envision the future the way you want it. Don’t forget to let go stress and worries for good. Take at least 10 minutes a day to visualize the materialization of your accomplished dream. If you are persistent enough, you will see it happen.

Remember that nothing’s impossible, but you gotta act now. With the right, empowered vision you will soon be able to sing along with Louis Armstrong ” What A Wonderful World”. The world is shining, exposing its multiple treasures and bright jewels: all you have to do is to open your eyes all around you and enjoy your present time.

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A lot of people only show respect to the clean, classy and wealthy people. A lot of people are following religion’s principles, but seem to forget about the mains spiritual reality: God judges you by your acts, as your daily way of acting is deeply intertwined with your REAL beliefs.

My advice to all of you readers would be not to despise anybody. Remember that God comes to you in so many different disguises. It could be the begger next street or the child next door. Well, if you despise the begger or the poor, how will you be ready to welcome the king?

In spiritual matters, persons are not valued by their material possessions, but by their hearts. If you are rude and heartless, either change your ways or God will reject you in the end.

The Holy Scriptures abound in multiple examples. Before being anointed, King David was the smallest and the most humble goat keeper you could find. He became one of the most respected king of Israel.
God loves humbleness, that’s why he often chooses the most humble people to teach you about life. I myself have learnt more from modest people.
Not only the Bible, but real life teaches you not to feel superior to anybody. Some greedy girls might have missed a prince in the poor guy they despised and rejected because of his lack of financial means.

My advice is: open your heart, open your ears. Be nice to most people unless they are rude to you. It could be God or an angel in disguise talking to you.
Treat your neighbor the way you’d like to be treated in return and God will bless you in so many ways.

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2009

A year has gone, another has come. For most of us, a new year opens up on the possibility to face new challenges, allows new dreams and hopes. It is also a good occasion to make a retrospective walk into the past. Don’t live on regrets, don’t deplore what you haven’t been able to do. Rather see which steps allowed you to go forward. Try to envision what your mistakes were. Never condemn yourselves, rather try to correct yourselves.

This year, I have been busy. However, I also found some time to think into a more introspective way. I tried to confront some of my old demons and succeeded in some way. A new year is a wonderful occasion to get rid of things that used to torture us inside. Whether some of our problems come from our childhood or from our life experience, it is worthless to bury them into the sand, because they will reemerge from the tomb and wound our souls in a very rotten way- often unexpectedly.

So confront your unsolved problems. Face each of them. Try to analyze your mistakes in order not to repeat them over and over again.

Whatever situation you might be facing in the future, try to see the bright side in each day. Live out your passions, whatever passions they are. This will keep you positive and alive.

Don’t forget to be grateful for the little things life has to offer. Don’t expect big miracles if you are blind to the daily little ones.

Be happy. A new year has been offered to you. Make the best of it!

Dear readers, may those words be fruitful to you. I wish you a happy, prosperous, musical year 2009:)

Your favorite writer,

Isabelle

P.S: hopefully more reviews to come…I will be working on them asap:)

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