Your Heart's Desire
for a Wealthier, Healthier, Happier Life
by Carol Chapman
Are you interested in a book that will
change your life?
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?”
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.
learned the prayers
from their creator, J. Everett Irion, a kind and psychic counselor who
was working at Edgar Cayce headquarters in Virginia Beach.
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.
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
guidelines for making good choices
you need to appreciate everything
to use the Law of Attraction in ways that honor the will of the soul
the 40-Day Prayer led to one man’s healing from a terminal illness
for forgiving yourself and others as well as releasing anger and
the Prayer of Manifestation can bring you the desires of your heart
to choose your words to create more powerful prayers
interplay of the conscious and subconscious minds in finding happiness
body/mind healing and Grace can result when following these spiritual
want to make a better life, Have
Your Heart’s Desire is for you!
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.
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
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
~ 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
most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious …”
~ Albert Einstein, Bite-Size
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Everett applied these psychic development techniques in his life.
Rumors circulated about his psychic abilities.
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
session with Everett, my friend opened his dream journal to the place
he had previously marked and began reading the dream out loud to
young man could finish reading the dream, Everett said, “This is
related to a dream you had before.”
man looked up in surprise. He hadn’t talked to Everett before. How
could Everett know about any previous dreams?
asked Everett, as he reached for the young man’s dream journal.
handed the book to Everett who said to the young man, “You drew a
picture about it.”
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.
Everett said, “there it is—your drawing. Now read this dream out loud,
and we’ll see how they both explain each other.”
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
asked. “You keep a Gratitude List?”
me how much it helped her to list those things she felt grateful for
before she went to bed.
no idea how much this has helped in my work and in my life.”
added, “I limit it to only five things per night. Otherwise, you can
wear yourself out with the list and stop doing it.”
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.
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.
a spiritual law in the Universe,” he told me again. “Like attracts
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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?”
in the The Science of Getting Rich,
Wallace Wattles states that:
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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