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The Map: Finding the Magic and Meaning in the Story of Your Life

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       Intuitive counselor Colette Baron-Reid is renowned for helping people create the purposeful and authentic lives they desire. In this fascinating book, Colette hands you the ?magic wand? of your own awareness so that you can begin to perceive your life as a wonderful adventure, and see yourself as an enchanted mapmaker.

      Enter a deep journey into your inner landscape and meet the imaginary beings that hold the keys to the wisdom hidden in your ...

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Overview

       Intuitive counselor Colette Baron-Reid is renowned for helping people create the purposeful and authentic lives they desire. In this fascinating book, Colette hands you the “magic wand” of your own awareness so that you can begin to perceive your life as a wonderful adventure, and see yourself as an enchanted mapmaker.

      Enter a deep journey into your inner landscape and meet the imaginary beings that hold the keys to the wisdom hidden in your subconscious: the Wizard of Awareness, the Gentle Gardener, the Bone Collector, and the spirits of the psychological terrain you traverse, who know where to find the treasure in each experience. Discover how to tame the mischievous trickster Goblin, who locks you into old habits. Each of these aspects of your psyche has lessons for you, and each responds to your directions, for you are in charge of your own map.

       You don’t have to feel lost or disoriented in this time of global transformation, or be at the mercy of the winds of change. The Map invites you to boldly claim your power to direct your journey so that you may find meaning, purpose, and joy. Step into the magic, and harness the extraordinary power within you to shape your destiny.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401912444
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/15/2011
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 353,276
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Colette Baron-Reid, the author of Messages from Spirit and Remembering the Future, is a popular spiritual intuitive, seminar leader, radio personality, motivational speaker, and musical recording artist. She has shared the stage with authors Sylvia Browne, John Holland, Caroline Myss, and many others. She currently lives in Sedona, Arizona; and Toronto, Canada, with her husband and their two furry children.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Denise Linn xiii

Preface xvii

Introduction: Your Enchanted Map xxv

Part I Orienting Yourself On Your Map

Chapter 1 Where are You? 3

Chapter 2 When are You? 27

Chapter 3 Lost in the Ghostlands 43

Part II Navigational Help on Your Map

Chapter 4 Who is Guiding You? 59

Chapter 5 Your Magical Allies 77

Chapter 6 Conversations and Magical Transformations 93

Chapter 7 Treasures, Talismans, and Medicine Bags 111

Part III The Magic and the Meaning of this Adventure

Chapter 8 Why are You on This Adventure? 131

Chapter 9 Finding the Magic 149

Chapter 10 Working the Magic 161

Part IV Making the Magic Real

Chapter 11 Traveling Companions 177

Chapter 12 Where Will You Go from Here? 193

List of Magical Places 209

Bibliography 217

Acknowledgments 219

About the Author 221

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  • Posted January 25, 2011

    Totally fresh and original

    When it comes to self-empowering books I've read quite a few and they are all starting to sound alike and not very helpful. BUT... not this one. The MAP takes a whole new approach and is extremely refreshing. The idea that you can look at your emotional landscapes and Map the journey of your life and turn around and see where you've been, where you are, and where you're going is BRILLIANT. And then the self-talk voices, which has been talked about but never like this. I can finally quiet some of those voices in mere seconds. It's amazing. This book will be a big eye opener for many people, and very transforming. I've already found new ways of looking at things that used to challenge me. Hat off to Colette Baron-Reid for giving us a book, a method, and a great teaching. This has set a new bar for what self-empowerment books should aspire to be. The MAP shows you the way. Love it. 5 stars.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 22, 2011

    Find Magic and Meaning in "The Map!"

    Colette Baron-Reid's, "The Map" holds metaphorical places such as "The Crystal Canyon of Echoes", where your words and self image reflect out to the world and "The Vandalized House" signifying where we may have made choices where we were disrespectful of our self or been violated along our journey. The landscape continually changes depending on choices you've made in life and what your soul may need to learn. "There are season's and cycles for everything. No storm stays in one place, so even if you are in turbulent seas, fearing your boat will capsize, the winds will move along, as the always do, and the waters will become still once more." As we grow and discover the hidden treasures of every experience, our landscape transforms and changes with us. From"The Wizard" who represents your inner wisdom to" the Goblin" who represents the ego, Colette gives a new perspective on how to manage the emotions that are continually going on within. I especially love her portrayal of the ego as the Goblin, making the ego relatable and easy to see how it influences us every day! If you see the ego as a little pet Goblin, you don't want to kill the pet, just train it to behave!!! When my ego acts up taunting," See I told you couldn't do it" or That was a dumb idea," I pause and see my trickster Goblin, whining at the door, invite it in and give it a hug. From there I can ask, "What is it that my Spirit knows to be true in this moment?" "Name him, call him out and you take away his power." Colette's "The Map" might make a skeptic raise an eye brow a few times, yet in reading this book, I found another opportunity to reflect and make peace with where I am. In a playful way she named situations I deal with as a parent of a teen and young child, a wife and an entrepreneur, reminding me it can take courage to surrender to the present. The ego will come up with a thousand reason's to keep pushing, "If you don't do it, it won't get done," "there's not enough time in the day," all fear based thoughts that keep me in overwhelm. But it's in those moments that I breathe... soften my relentless drive and surrender to the path as it is revealed to me one moment at a time, transforming "The Sticky Swamp" where I feel stuck, to the "Field of Dreams," where I must go to plant the seeds of grace and intent! We may not like to face where we are, but when we are truthful and honest with "The Wizard", we're at the first step of changing the course! "The Map" helps you to set your compass and head towards your desired destination, and you may find yourself strolling on "Balancing Beach!" Thank you to Hay House for giving me this free book to review!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2011

    Will Not Be Disappointed

    This is practical, hands-on help for managing difficulties in life. Colette is offering what she herself has been using successfully for years. This is a book you'll go back to over and over.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    This book is very good for people who want to grow. Looking at your past, present & future. Such a wonderful way to put your past behind you. I love Colette, such an authentic woman!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 8, 2011

    CLARITY ! INSPIRING ! EMPOWERING

    This book teaches how to find the map of your life and how to read it........take charge of what you can to progress & grow. Enjoy this book & let us all be MINDFUL !!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 1, 2011

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    Map Might be Right for You

    "We change the world from the inside out, and that's why I've written this book," explains Colette Baron-Reid in the introduction to her book, The Map: Finding the Magic and Meaning in the Story of Your Life. It's a theme that has resonated with me since the early 1980s when my sister Susie gave me a copy of Frogs into Princes: Neuro Linguistic Programming by Richard Bandler (Paperback - June 1979). The theme reappeared in the 1990s when I began reading Sonia Choquette's work about spirit and the way we can consciously raise our vibrations. The theme returned to my desk again a couple of years ago when I finally read and followed the daily writing instructions in Julia Cameron's The Artists Way.

    That the confluence of all the thoughts and theories from these other books flowed forward while reading The Map made it a truly integrated and enjoyable experience, even if I doubt I'll follow the exercises to the letter of the law like I did with The Artist's Way. The beauty of books like Baron-Reid's for me is partly in gaining a peek inside someone else's creativity and ways of coping.

    In The Map, Baron-Reid suggests we become our own oracles and traverse through a metaphorical map of life's archetypical characters and situations to find personal peace and meaning. Her magic lands, wands and companions remind me that there is no one best way to do anything; but that finding a talisman that works to put life in context at the different points of our lives is something valuable.

    Neuro-linguistic programming co-founders, Richard Bandler and linguist John Grinder, believed that NLP would be useful in "finding ways to help people have better, fuller and richer lives. They advocated the potential for self-determination through overcoming learned limitations and emphasized well-being and healthy functioning. Artist's Way author Julia Camera challenged the label of being a called creativity expert, explaining, "My books are not creative theory," she explains. "They spring straight out of my own creative practice. In a sense, I am the floor sample of my own tool kit. When we are unblocked we can have remarkable and diverse adventures."

    In the same way, Baron-Reid is her own magic wand, sharing how the techniques in the book brought together the threads of her own story and gave them meaning. An addict, the daughter of a closet Holocaust survivor, a bulimic and an intuitive, she says she sought out her own way to heal her life. Her hybrid approach to doing so is The Map and by her own words, it was a process that transformed her.

    It may transform you. Worth the read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 7, 2011

    Worst Customer Service Ever

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