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Have Your Heart's Desire
Tools for a Wealthier, Healthier, Happier Life
by Carol Chapman

Have Your Heart's Desire: Tools for a Wealthier, Healthier, Happier Life
Are you interested in a book that will change your life?

For years, audience members and readers of Carol’s books have asked her questions such as, “How did you do that?”, “How can I do the things you have done?”, and “Can you teach me?”

Have Your Heart's Desire: Tools for a Wealthier, Healthier, Happier Life is a book that teaches some of what Carol has successfully used in her own spiritual journey. Carol has already shared the prayers, or meditations, in Have Your Heart's Desire at her speaking engagements. Audience members have frequently remarked that the prayers have improved their lives. The suggestions in Have Your Heart’s Desire have been used as healing prayers, to gain spiritual guidance, to forgive others as well as oneself, to release anger and resentment, and as manifestation prayers that use the Law of Attraction while honoring the will of the soul. This book also shows how to choose words to create more powerful prayers and meditations.

Carol learned the prayers from their creator, J. Everett Irion, a kind and psychic counselor who was working at Edgar Cayce headquarters in Virginia Beach.

Irion studied the psychic guidance in the Cayce readings and provided private spiritual coaching sessions that included guidance in psychic development, personal transformation, and self improvement. One of the prayers, the profound 40-day Forgiveness Prayer, is often referred to as the Edgar Cayce prayer.

Everett was in his mid-70s when Carol knew him. Sadly, he has passed away since, but his words of wisdom live on. In this fantastic book you will learn:
  • Spiritual guidelines for making good choices
  • Why you need to appreciate everything
  • How to use the Law of Attraction in ways that honor the will of the soul
  • How the 40-Day Prayer led to one man’s healing from a terminal illness
  • Prayers for forgiving yourself and others as well as releasing anger and resentment
  • How the Prayer of Manifestation can bring you the desires of your heart
  • How to choose your words to create more powerful prayers
  • The interplay of the conscious and subconscious minds in finding happiness
  • How body/mind healing and Grace can result when following these spiritual practices   
If you want to make a better life, Have Your Heart’s Desire is for you!

Have Your Hearts Desire is the first book in the "Your Spiritual Awakening" series, a series devoted to sharing the tools that have helped Carol develop her spiritual abilities. This particular book presents inspirational prayers that she has shared at her speaking engagements. Audience members have frequently remarked that the prayers have improved their lives. Now these prayers are being shared with the rest of the world so that others can reap the benefits the prayers provide.

Have Your Heart's Desire: Tools for a Wealthier, Healthier, Happier Life (ISBN-10: 0975469134 , ISBN-13: 978-0975469132, ASIN: B006S8F2KG, SunTopaz, 124 pages, trade paper $14.95, Kindle $6.99) contains an appendix, bibliography, and a foreword by Nancy C. Christbaum, formerly Nancy C. Pohle, co-author of Awakening the Real You: Awareness through Dreams and Intuition. The paperback also has an index.

What People Are Saying

“Author Carol Chapman delivers an up-beat hopeful message that we can change our lives in many ways and describes why and how to do so.  As the first installment of Your Spiritual Awakening series, the author gives practical examples of using tools such as gratitude lists and specific prayers for manifestation, forgiveness, and release of resentment with guidelines on the wording and time frame for the greatest results. Furthermore, many examples are shared with the reader to show the varied results and the impact that the prayers had as well as how J. Everett Irion helped guide and lead Carol at a young age to use the power of prayer.”
~ Lindy van Burik, Co-moderator, the Edgar Cayce Forum, Virginia Beach, VA, USA

“What a jewel of a book this is! And how WONDERFUL to have Mr. Irion's wisdom brought back into manifestation in this way! This little volume will be SUCH a gift to the world!”
~ Peggy Day, Co-author, Psychic Children: A Sign of Our Expanding Awareness

“This little book allowed me to reach a deeper appreciation of all that life offers; to see the perfection of my life's path; and from that place, a more humble heart emerged as I followed Carol's prescribed route to manifesting my heart’s desires through the auspices of prayer.”
~Shannon Wills, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

"Carol's Friendly style makes the information easy to digest and follow."
~Judith Munns, Nanaimo Metaphysical Network

A Kind and Psychic Counselor

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious …”
~ Albert Einstein, Bite-Size Einstein

Years ago I used to visit a delightful elderly gentleman by the name of J. Everett Irion. He was full of wisdom and kindness. He used to give individual counseling sessions at Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Everett was a quiet but powerful force in the background of the organization that grew up around the wisdom that came through the world’s best documented psychic, Edgar Cayce.

A certified public accountant by training, Everett came to the A.R.E. to become business manager and treasurer of the organization. He told me that he journeyed to the A.R.E. at the request of Edgar Cayce’s son, Hugh Lynn Cayce, who was president of the organization at that time.

As it turned out, Everett did much more than just the accounting at the A.R.E. He also had a lively inquiring mind and a fascination with the information in Edgar Cayce’s psychic readings. Not only did Everett enjoy delving into the depths of the information that surfaced in Cayce’s self-induced hypnotic trances, but Everett also enjoyed sharing the information he learned in lectures, books, and through individual counseling sessions such as the ones I attended.

At the time, I did not know that many people had benefited from counseling sessions with Everett. Over the years, I have met many individuals whose lives were blessed through their association with this wonderful man who was deeply dedicated to the concepts in the Cayce readings.

Everett’s Psychic Abilities
The Cayce readings say psychic is of the soul. They give specific techniques for creating a better interaction with the soul so as to develop psychic abilities.

I assume Everett applied these psychic development techniques in his life. Rumors circulated about his psychic abilities.

For example, a friend told me how he had brought Everett a particularly difficult dream to interpret. Even though the friend had consulted numerous dream symbol dictionaries and talked with many friends, the young man could not understand the dream. He knew the dream held great importance in his life because of the emotion he had felt upon awakening.

During his session with Everett, my friend opened his dream journal to the place he had previously marked and began reading the dream out loud to Everett.

Before the young man could finish reading the dream, Everett said, “This is related to a dream you had before.”

The young man looked up in surprise. He hadn’t talked to Everett before. How could Everett know about any previous dreams?

“May I?” asked Everett, as he reached for the young man’s dream journal.

My friend handed the book to Everett who said to the young man, “You drew a picture about it.”

Now the young man felt truly intrigued. He admitted that he liked to draw pictures to illustrate some of his dreams. How could Everett know about this? Everett continued to leaf through the dream journal. Finally the older man stopped at a page with a drawing on it.

“There,” Everett said, “there it is—your drawing. Now read this dream out loud, and we’ll see how they both explain each other.”

The young man said that Everett was right. Once he read the other dream, both of the dreams made sense.

Many of the ideas presented here began in Everett’s office years ago and culminated in my personal journey of spiritual discovery. It was Everett who taught me the 40-Day Manifestation Prayer and the 40-Day Forgiveness Prayer. He also taught me how to make choices based on his understanding of the principles in Edgar Cayce’s psychic readings. In addition, Everett worked with me on interpreting dreams.

At the time of my visits with Everett, he was in his late 70s. I did not know that he had suffered a heart attack at the young age of 52 and that this event induced his career change and move from Texas to the A.R.E. in Virginia Beach. In spite of his early-in-life heart attack, he passed away at the ripe old age of 86. I would imagine that a lifestyle change based on the suggestions in Cayce’s health readings led to his recovery and subsequent long and fulfilling life.

Edgar Cayce gave over 14,000 trance readings at the request of individuals who wanted help with physical conditions, better relationships, and greater success in business. He could reveal a person’s purpose in life based on astrological factors and past lives. My favorite readings are the ones on metaphysics, philosophy, and Atlantis.

Although Mr. Cayce passed away in 1945, his psychic readings are available for anyone to read at the A.R.E There you can find one of the best metaphysical libraries in the United States.

Appreciate Everything

“The grateful outreaching of your mind in thankful praise to the Supreme Power is a liberation or expenditure of force; it cannot fail to reach that to which it is addressed. And, as a result, God responds with an instantaneous movement toward you.”
~ Wallace D. Wattles, The Science of Getting Rich

As I said earlier, Everett was full of wisdom and kind-ness. During the time I had the good fortune to visit him, I learned many wonderful things. We used to have great discussions on the meaning of life.

Everett taught me to be thankful for everything. At first blush, this suggestion sounds like a Gratitude List, like those suggested by Oprah and The Secret (the popular book and movie describing the Law of Attraction).

Gratitude List
Both Oprah and The Secret recommend that you make a daily list of all that you have to be thankful for. This is wonderful, especially when you feel discouraged. It helps you to see how much there is in your life to appreciate. In addition, when those inevitable hurts and losses occur, you can remind yourself of all that you have.

The Gratitude List is a great way to get you out of the trash can when the lid is wedged shut. There is nothing like being grateful for all that you have as a way of blasting that trash can lid off of your depression or your helpless feelings.

According to Rhonda Byrne, author of The Secret, gratitude is the first step in the process of attracting the things, relationships, health, and happiness we all strive for. It is an important step in the process of the Law of Attraction.

When you are grateful, it sets powerful forces to work in your life. When you emphasize all that you have to be thankful for, you become a person that attracts more items, relationships, and opportunities for which to be thankful. It works on the principle of like attracts like.

If you are a person who mainly complains or feels sorry for yourself, you attract more reasons to complain or pity yourself. However, if you are thankful—and you will be as you keep a Gratitude List consistently—you will attract more reasons to be grateful.

To my surprise, I have discovered that people I would never have suspected of keeping a Gratitude List do so. For example, I recently spent a week at a writer’s retreat with a girlfriend who is a murder mystery writer. I’ve known this woman for a number of years and always saw her as a pragmatic and conservative person rather than a person who is open to body/mind/spirit concepts.

However, after a couple of days, she must have felt comfortable enough with me to mention, as she said goodnight and traipsed off to her bedroom, that she had made some wonderful progress on her writing and therefore already knew what she was going to put on her Gratitude List.

“What?” I asked. “You keep a Gratitude List?”

She told me how much it helped her to list those things she felt grateful for before she went to bed.
“You have no idea how much this has helped in my work and in my life.”

“But,” she added, “I limit it to only five things per night. Otherwise, you can wear yourself out with the list and stop doing it.”

I thought that was good advice. I realized that I had probably stopped keeping a Gratitude List because I had been writing too long a list and had become discouraged because of the time it took me.

In discussions with my friend about her Gratitude List, I also realized that in the past I had only included items in my personal life for which I felt grateful. I don’t know why, but it never occurred to me to list items from my work and business. I now try to look at the whole spectrum of my life for items to include on my Gratitude List.

Taking Gratitude to the Next Level
The Law of Attraction has been around much longer than The Secret. Everett knew it well. He taught me to take gratitude even further. He told me to be thankful for everything, even the things I did not like. In fact, he advised me to be especially thankful for the things that are as frightening as a rhinoceros fuming and getting ready to charge. In other words, for those items in your life that you fear, hate, and dread.

“There is a spiritual law in the Universe,” he told me again. “Like attracts like.”

If all you can do is wail and moan, then all you will get is something more to wail and moan about. However, as soon as you start being thankful for everything, the Universe will rush to find ways to give you more things to be thankful for.

“What?” you say, “Be thankful for the husband who beats me, for the mother that drinks, for this lousy job, for this unemployment, for this financial disaster, for this handicap? You’ve got to be kidding. If I’m going to be thankful for all this, I’m just going to get more of the same.”

No, Everett was not kidding. To begin, he did not mean that you should not feel angry for the troubles in your life. He did not mean to be passive or to be a doormat. Your anger helps you to figure out how to protect yourself and the ones you love. Everett did not mean you should be complacent for your lousy job or your alcoholic mother.

He did mean, though, that instead of spending your time feeling sorry for yourself or complaining, that if you felt grateful, you might see these difficulties as challenges instead of setbacks. You might see your problems as learning opportunities rather than disasters. In short, you might find the inner strength to better deal with your situation.

I suspect that Everett gave this advice to me because, at the time, I was going through a very difficult period in my first marriage. It was ending, and I was devastated. No, I was not handling the situation very well. I had bouts of rage and spent my time complaining, blaming, and feeling sorry for myself. Everett’s advice: to be thankful for everything—“and, I mean everything”—was the best advice anyone ever gave me. It helped to stem my tendency to make things worse by wallowing in self pity and feeling helpless.

Everett was trying to get through to me that the all-powerful subconscious operates on different rules than the conscious mind. To many it may appear that a person can control their life by fighting against the difficulties that come up. However, in matters under the control of the subconscious, you make better headway by being thankful for those very circumstances in your life that appear to cause you the most distress.

“Why?” you may ask.

In J. Everett Irion’s book, Why Do We Dream?, he explains that our souls have a greater idea of life than our conscious mind’s limited understanding of our intended purpose. By giving thanks for everything, we show our faith in our Higher Nature and its purposes for us.

In Why Do We Dream?, Everett also explains:

 “This understanding, if accepted rather than rejected, will come as a natural result of the operation of the living creative forces, as they bring us a quality of being that may well be incomprehensible to our conscious minds, because it is imprinted in that first creation, which we cannot remember—This type of faith is inherent in a planted seed bringing forth fruit—By adopting the faith and acceptance that nature reveals to us, can we not see that a fundamental change in our reactions to everyday events would constitute a growth in consciousness?”

Furthermore, in the The Science of Getting Rich, Wallace Wattles states that:

“The moment you allow your mind to dwell with displeasure upon things as they are, you begin to lose ground. You fix attention upon the common, the poor, the squalid, and the mean—and your mind takes the form of these things. You will then transmit these forms or mental images to the formless. Thus, the common, the poor, the squalid, and the mean will come to you.”

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