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Transitions: Prayers and Declarations for a Changing Life
In this gift-sized book, Julia Cameron shares beautiful prayers of empowerment followed by potent declarations and reflections on the nature of change and coping. They extend beyond affirmations to facilitate a powerful awakening of the potential of the human soul and to revitalize our abilities to transform our lives in the face of whatever the universe may put in our life's path.Transitions wipath. ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 11th 1999 by TarcherPerigee
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Julia Cameron's books have a way of cropping up in my life when I need them most, and so it was with this simple, wise volume of daily meditations. One of my new year's goals was to put a little spiritual elbow grease toward a particularly rough edge of my personality, and Transitions appeared as if by magic. Unlike some books of this type, the meditations are neither not dated; there's really no suggested or recommended way to digest them, so I enjoyed them on demand. Like The Artist's Way by t ...more
I cannot tell you how many times I've picked up this book and opened to the most perfect page for that moment. It is so comforting. It has one page blurbs on various subjects that are very wise and upbeat. I keep this next to my bed and reach for it in difficulty. I've given this book to many friends in their times of difficulty b/c Transitions can comfort in a very lovingly gentle manner within seconds.
A little, easy-to-read, book of antidotes & thoughts for moving through transitions. I bought it when going through a difficult period, as I'm a fan of Cameron's work. It wasn't my favorite, not because it was faulty - it just didn't offer anything too new or deep for me. If you haven't read her other work, however, it will offer some good insights.
I rated this three-stars rather than four-stars because I am familiar with Julia Cameron's nonfiction works and didn't think this was as exceptional as The Artist's Way and others. Julia Cameron is a gifted writer and her meditations flowed from the pages. I liked how the layout on each page included a quote from various people ranging from Rumi, Kabir, and Mother Theresa to Amelia Earhart, Lord Byron and Ralph Waldo Emerson. The most important part of the book was the introduction. In this intr ...more
I liked this book alright, but I would recommend that anyone reading it instead reference the index at the back for a prayer pertinent for their current situation rather than read it from beginning to end. It reads more drily that way, and I don’t feel the author intended this.
Such an all encompasing, spiritually uplifting wonderful little book. Beautifully written andcomplete with index at the back if you are looking for a particular inspiration... The perfect before bedtime tid bit or equally good with the morning coffee... Great read !
Writing flows as inspiration and there each one of us can form our own unique prayers lifted to the God who is there and not silent. However, her insights are not spiritually profound and they don't seem to be inter-connected. One thing I appreciate about the book is her affirmations at the end of each chapter. She writes, for instance, "Today, I embrace Spirit as the Lord of my existence. Spirit gives my soul an earthy home." I can take all that and Christianize it as affirmations of my own:
Julia Cameron has been an active artist for more than thirty years, with fifteen books (including bestsellers The Artist's Way, Walking In This World and The Right to Write) and countless television, film, and theater scripts to her credit. Writing since the age of 18, Cameron has a long list of screenplay and teleplay credits to her name, including an episode of Miami Vice, and Elvis and the Beauty Queen, which ...more