THE SPIRITUAL GIRL’S GUIDE
TO DATING /BOOK
BY AMY LEIGH MERCREE
There is no shortage of books aimed at
helping modern, independent women find
Mr. or Ms. Right. But what about books
written for the conscious, yoga hopping,
and meditation-loving woman? With
such a woman in mind, Amy Leigh Mercree wrote The Spiritual Girl’s Guide to
Dating in order to help others “embrace
their sacred selves through self love and
Filled with affirmations, Mercree’s book
is insightful, empowering, and at times,
quirky. Divided into six essential steps
(Open Your Heart, Define Your Intention,
Manifest Your Man, Keep Your Third
Eye Wide Open, Deepen Your Intimacy,
and Stay the Course of Lovingkindness)
the guide offers single spiritual women
an enlightened approach to dating. Mercree describes it best when she explains,
“Spiritual dating is about attracting others
through the fullest expression of your inner self…It gives you a strong foundation
of self-love and self-respect from which to
create your ideal dating life.”
A true handbook, complete with quizzes, exercises, and meditation activities,
Guide to Dating is a positive tool for
digging into desire and defining intentions. One need not believe in soul mates
to gain a fresh perspective on the art of
finding a life partner. For readers open to
visionboarding, reflecting, and a few eccentric approaches to self-improvement,
The Spiritual Girl’s Guide to Dating is a
fitting manual for shaking old relationship patterns and manifesting a healthier
and happier love life.
THE FOUR DESIRES /BOOK
BY ROD STRYKER
“The destiny you have achieved up until
now has been shaped by all the choices
you have made in the past,” says Rod
Stryker in his new and provocative book
The Four Desires. If we desire a different
destiny, it is up to us to make new choices.
When we are seeking to fulfill our plethora
of desires – unspoken, hidden, or burning
through us the way incense smolders, we
may wonder where to begin the journey.
Stryker offers answers.
This book is based on Stryker’s popular
and profound workshop, The Yoga of
Fulfillment, and includes stories from students who have engaged in this journey of
exploration. These pages contain philosophical lessons and hands-on techniques
including poses, meditations, and writing
exercises to help us reveal our dharma
code, our purpose in life along with our
most profound obstacles.
The Four Desires Stryker cites here originate from the sacred texts of the Vedas.
The first is dharma, the longing to thrive
and fulfill our destiny. The second – artha – is gathering the financial means to
actualize our dharma. Kama is the longing
for pleasure. The fourth, moksha, is the
desire for liberation and spiritual freedom.
We need to address all four to feel a harmonious sense of balance. The exact path
is unique. This is a book that needs to be
carried around for months, read and reread, with passages underlined and circled
and pages dog-eared, to serve its best purpose and help us uncover and live our own
Join Rod Stryker for workshops and master
classes at City Yoga in Hollywood February 17-19.