ENDORSEMENTS for Book…
“This is a beautiful collection of enlightening essays with many insights into the truth of power. Take your time, savor every chapter, allow yourself to see the connections between all these ‘powers’ and to experiment and practice them in your life. Only then will the treasures stored in these pages reveal their true value. Only then will you be sure to have many profound realisations about how to live your life more willingly and wonderfully.” Mike George – The 7 Myths About LOVE.Actually!
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“Will to Wonder is beautifully written and very well presented. It is truly a labour of love.”
Charles Hogg, Australian Director of Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University
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“I had the privilege of editing Will to Wonder. The best thing about that though, is that I read a book (thoroughly!) that I might not ordinarily have picked up. And since spending time with these principles, I find myself reaching for them in daily life. Short segments are sticky. Short segments are doable. Will to Wonder led me to begin reclaiming my power, one jewel at a time.” Jo McKee, Editor, EditonLine
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ENDORSEMENTS Public Seminars…
We would like to thank you for your generous donation of time and energy. It is people like yourself that make a real difference to our community.
Libraries, with their close ties to the community, their high level of engagement and their welcoming spaces provide great venues for activities which can help change our world. Thank you for supporting us in achieving this goal.
Your Reclaiming Inner Power sessions were well received by the Sunshine Coast community with a number of your sessions being completely booked out. The feedback received from our patrons was very positive and we feel this has the potential to enrich the lives of those who attended. You spoke comfortably as a presenter and were very knowledgeable about your topic.
It was a pleasure to have you as a part of our 2013 events calendar. We look forward to possibly partnering with you again in the future and wish you all the best with your endeavours! Kind Regards”
Louise Bauer – Learning & Heritage Service Manager, Sunshine Coast Libraries – Sunshine Coast Council
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“It was a pleasure to have Annemarie visit Kempsey Library with her partner Colin, to talk about her book Will to Wonder, and to share her personal beliefs and knowledge.
Annemarie was friendly but also professional, and presented herself to the audience gathered to meet her in a very genuine and engaging way. She spoke about “real-life” situations and problems in a way that the audience could easily relate to, and answered the many questions with in depth answers, drawing on her own life experiences. Annemarie also guided her audience through a short ‘meditative’ exercise which was a very special experience, and created a sense of unity and optimism in the room.
Annemarie’s individual consultations after her talk were a welcome addition to her group talk, and increased the value that Kempsey Library obtained from her visit.” Alison Pope, Seniors Services/Marketing Librarian
Posted on May 1, 2012 by Tim Larison – calmwithin.com
“The Power to Discern”, “The Power to Adjust”, “The Power of Compassion”. These are three of the 21 Jewels of Knowledge described in Annemarie De Seriere’s book Will to Wonder. “Exercising my Powers puts me in the driver’s seat of my life. Knowing who I am – a soul – unveils my value and enables me to use my Powers to claim my rightful success,” De Seriere writes in the introduction. The book “is designed so you can pick a Power to nourish you through the day.”
I liked the format of Will to Wonder. Each day I would read a “Jewel” and meditate on the chapter’s message. I read little gems like “if you spend your life running around pleasing others, no matter what you do, it will somehow never be enough”, “Contrary to popular belief, consciously practicing introversion is a very powerful tool to effect change.”, and “Ego has many faces; inferiority and superiority are but two.” These and other statements spread throughout each chapter caused me to stop and think about my life, and how I could better utilize the “Powers” that already reside within me.
More than a self study guide, though, I think Will To Wonder also lends itself to group discussion. Pick one “Power” a week, study it, and then report back to the group how that Power is working in your life.
De Seriere summarizes each chapter nicely with a short “Action”, an “Affirmation”, and a “Blessing”. In the “Power of Faith” chapter, for example, part of the action step reads:
“At the start of any new project, visualize a successful outcome. Do something each day, no matter how small, towards that outcome, keeping a firm eye on your goal. Trust that the outcome will be successful and let go.”
This passage has been a good reminder for me as I start my book project that I mentioned last week.
I have found reading a short spiritual piece each day has been helpful for my own growth. I recommend Will to Wonder for a daily dose of inspiration.
““I have been clean of drugs and alcohol for well over 12 months. That small little purple book helped save me. I keep it close at all times and thank god every day for bringing it in my life. I am so blessed”” (Danielle)
“Recommend this book – simple, practical, truthful – changed my perspective of life” (David, Mental Health Worker)
“Found this book to be truly inspiring. Very simple to read with powerful messages. All you need to know to reach your true potential – true harmony” (Kay)
“Thank you Annemarie for giving me the tools to look inside myself, you are always on my email when I need some support – you are an inspiration and a blessing” (Anne)
“Thank you Annemarie for Will to Wonder. This beautifully written book is a joy to read, it sits on my bedside table and I find new inspiration every time I read it” (Val, Disability Support Worker)
“At the core of Will to Wonder is the power of positive thought. Annemarie offers practical guidance on how to influence change in the world by changing my own thinking and transforming myself. A very accessible and inspiring book.” (Gayle, Artisan)
“Love this book, keep it with me for inspiration” (Fiona, Naturopath)
“Such a lovely book, simple to read. Each time I look for it, I know I can find it on my daughter’s bedside table” (Sonya)
“All the best Annemarie, love your book and your work” (Kareen)
“Thanks so much for your emails and especially the book Annemarie which I bought from your talk at Coolum. I read it a lot and have had one sent to my friend who also loves it. Today a male friend came to visit and was telling us about the tense energy in his daughters house where he is staying temporarily. It affects his whole body and he can feel it in many places…until he leaves that house. As soon as he explained this to me I rushed to show him chapters in your book and have lent him my copy for a few days. Every word is so relevant and now that I am feeling heaps better than I was, I still pick it up and just open it at any page for inspiration” (Love Helen)