“Multidimensional Meditation: An introduction to Natural meditation and Multidimensional Living” by Leanne Margaret

 “Multidimensional Meditation: An introduction to Natural meditation and Multidimensional Living” is Leanne Margaret’s follow up to her informative and easy to use guide “The Love of the Universe”.

Once again, Margaret offers clear and concise instructions on how to achieve the best meditative state for you. I personally love how she makes it clear that meditation isn’t some “mystic” unattainable state, as promoted by popular culture. There’s no need for gurus, charlatans, or sitting still for hours in uncomfortable positions, in order to achieve the benefits that meditation offers. You don’t have to possess special powers or magic, you just need to be yourself, breathe and go with the flow.

She recommends a range of meditations for each level of readiness. In her inclusive style, the dimensions she refers to correlate with recognised levels of psychological (ego/cognitive) development and/or spiritual (chakra/psychic) development, whichever fits best with your personal belief system.

The meditations range from the simple to the more advanced. I particularly like the dimension five visual meditation, which takes on an ‘Altered States” feel (without being scary). However, Margaret acknowledges that not everybody has mastered the art of visualisation, and also offers techniques based on audio and tactile cues. You are encouraged to develop meditations that fit with your personal beliefs and preferences.

She also provides recommendations on where to start, for those of us who may not be in a great mental state. After all, mindfulness is wonderful when you are functioning well, but not so easy to achieve when you thoughts are racing in random patterns.

I recommend buying both offerings, to allow you to experience all that Margaret has to offer, but you can easily use one guide without the other. This is well worth the investment. Available now through Amazon (Multidimensional Meditation) and bookstores near you.

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Sisters in Crime – Review

My review for “Jar of Hearts” by Jennifer Hillier

Interested: Link to Sisters in Crime Australia  

Sometimes your first love can be a killer. A serial killer.

When the beautiful, popular and successful Geo Shaw is arrested for her involvement in the cold case murder of her best friend, her life turns upside down. She is forced to confront her involvement in the crime, and deal with her guilt surrounding the murder, and the subsequent murders committed by her ex-serial killer boyfriend. The story moves back in forth through time, between, the trial, prison, post-prison release readjustment, and teenage years when the murder was committed. The characters are believable (and in some cases relatable) with a mix of normal, shocking and endearing traits. The young Geo and her teenage friends really capture the depth of angst, self-doubt, and the need for acceptance that we experience at that age. The story demonstrates the lengths that people will go through to support their dreams of the ideal, even when you know that they are wrong.

Jar of Hearts is the fifth by author, Jennifer Hillier, and the first I have read. It is a five star example of cross-genre suspense/mystery thriller and chick lit. The story has you captivated from start to finish, and leaves you wanting more. The horror of the murders, and details of Geo’s abusive relationship with the serial killer, is interspersed with her blossoming romance with a local Police Officer. There is something for everyone here.

The short chapters make it great for reading in short bursts (like public transport rides), but I dare you to try and put it down. This page-turner is well worth the read, so pick up a hard copy or e-book today.