Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010 - Today's Words of Inspiration, a review and great giveaways!

Find Inspiration in Nature

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - We often Seek to find inspiration in Nature in the Spring or the Summer time, while entirely understandable, it doesn't always have to be this way. You can bring the outside in and surround yourself with constant sources of inspiration and wonder.

Butterflies are one of my favorite forms of inspiration found in nature and I bring them indoors or carry them with me year round, in fabrics, jewelry, dinnerware, art, pottery and more.

Another way many people bring their favorites 'right to their lap' is with coffee table books. And at first, I have to say I never understood them. A big book that takes up your entire coffee table, and most of the time everyone is afraid to touch it and mess up the cover so I thought to myself 'what's the point'?

In anticipation of the 2010 return of our Monthly Book Club, I wanted to start with a review of an amazing book titled 'One Hundred Butterflies' By Harold Feinstein, Fred Gagnon. This is the definitive coffee table book for Butterfly lovers. For Spring Lovers. For Nature Lovers.  For ME!!!

One Hundred Butterflies - By Harold Feinstein, Fred Gagnon - Full Description

In One Hundred Butterflies, photographer Harold Feinstein showcases butterfly varieties from around the world, turning exquisite details into mesmerizing works of art. Feinstein's breathtaking photographs capture the color, vibrancy, and infinite variety of patterns that occur on the wings of these ornate insects. One hundred impeccably reproduced, oversized photographs allow viewers to appreciate the Blue Morpho of Central America, the African Birdwing, and the Asian Swallowtail at a scale and depth impossible to experience in nature.

I am in love ♥ with this book, and find I reach for it every time I'm near my coffee table! I don't have a copy to giveaway today but if you want to pick up one for yourself you can find this Hardcover at a great price at Amazon. Try using the link below to order:

Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I will bring inspirational sources from nature indoors!'

Spend some time each day enjoying focused breathing AND soul guided meditative visualization, in doing so, you can bring about amazing, profound and powerful changes in your life.

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different.

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

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Make this your best day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!

Don't forget to enter the great giveaways on the upper right hand side of the page! It's just our way of saying Thank You for choosing to spend part of your day with us. We are really happy you landed HERE! Don't forget to use the share button below any inspiration to stumble, digg, tweet or share with your friends on facebook and twitter! And if you want to share inspiration with other members, Ascending Butterfly has a NING group with real time chat HERE

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NOTE: Readers have asked us to make entering the contests and giveaways, faster and easier. Your wish is our command! We have moved our 'Today's Butterfly - Featured Site(s) of the day, which is where we host our giveaways, to the upper right hand side of the page. It will be located here from now on to make entering the giveaways faster and easier. Keep the suggestions coming, remember we also have a NING group with real time chat, you can give us your comments and suggestions in REAL time, how cool is that?

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Please look to the upper right hand side, where the follower pictures are. (Note the number of followers before you start this process)

1) press the follow button - the google pop up wizard will open, this is not an ad and your pop up blocker will not block it

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1 comment:

  1. Tracy, The book sounds lovely and that is just we all need in our lives is some loveliness and beauty. Unfortunately in today's society natural beauty is hard to find and then as a result people forget what real beauty is or they begin to take it for granted. I have read studies where people were exposed to nature for a week without any technology or city life at a retreat and they reported the most profound experiences and even said that their food and everything tasted different. Then upon coming back to society they were culture shocked. Ultimately what I am saying is that it is nice to have a book that can transport you to a place of love and beauty on a daily basis. Butterflies are so transforming just from their general metamorphic nature and we all need to see the butterfly in ourselves and utilize them to regenerate and change our lives.