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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12/12/12 Celebration & Book Giveaway

****UPDATE on the book giveaway!  I just randomly drew a winner for my book giveaway...and I'm excited to say that Ashley is the winner!  I will be email you, beautiful Ashley, & will get the book on its way to you very soon!  Fun!

So, my beautiful friend, Brooke, and I got together this morning for a little 12/12/12 celebratory chat.  We lit a candle, drank good, strong coffee and drew twelve Osho Zen cards (six each), which we waited to turn over until we started recording, at which time we had a little chat about how we could apply each card to the upcoming year.  We giggled and had a good time with this.  I hope you enjoy.  (The sound is a little on the low side so you may want to grab some headphones.)

From left to right, cards read:  Top row:  Breakthrough, Aloneness, Understanding, We Are the World, Letting Go, Intensity
Bottom row:  Friendliness, Flowering, The Fool, Sorrow, Trust, Exhaustion

P.S:  At the beginning of our little talk we mentioned a blog post written by our dear friend, Alia Indrawan.  Alia talks about how there are some profound shifts occurring on the planet at this time, below are some words from her post...

We’re ready to ignite our deepest creative fires and set the world ablaze with love.

We’re ready to create new ways of living in harmony with one another.

We’re ready to allow the old systems to crumble and make way for something fresh – something never done before.

To read more of her post, click HERE.

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As another way to celebrate today, I am giving away a copy of my book, On the Other Side of Fear.  To enter the giveaway, just leave a word, a comment or simply a yes, please in the comment box below.  Giveaway will just be open through Friday, 12/14/12 (so enter soon!)  I will announce the winner either this weekend or early next week.  And, just so you know, I am offering 20% off my book through December 20th.  Click HERE to get a signed copy for you or a friend (or 2).  :)


  1. I felt like I was right there with you! I LOVE YOU BOTH! This was just what I needed today.

    1. It felt that way to us too, dear Alia. We love you so much.

  2. Love this post today. I so agree with Alia, I too have been feeling this change we are all going through. Thank you Julia, when ever I'm having a hard day, feeling not enough, in my in box I always find a poem or something from you that makes me smile or touches my heart. You have helped me be brave this year!:)

    1. Dawn...thank you so much for these words. It means so much to me that what I put out there touches your beautiful heart--thank you for touching mine today.

      Sending love.

  3. This was so much fun, my friend! Loved spending time ringing in the 12's with you! XO

  4. Would be lovely! So yes please :-)

  5. Yes please, love your poetry!

  6. Yes please! I love mine and would love to have one to gift!

    Thank you for sharing Alia's incredible advice!!

  7. Yes, please :) Your work is so inspiring and uplifting.

    1. Kavindra...thank you so much. So very happy my work inspires & uplifts...

      Love to you, dear one.

  8. Thank you, each of you. I will announce the book winner either tomorrow or Tuesday.

    Sending hugs and warmth your way...


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