How I read books

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Is anyone else like this?

I feel like I’m the only one who does this, yet I’m open to the possibility that you might do it too.

I am a book lover. I love books.. Books have been my part of my world since I was a small child girl. I really owe my love of reading to my mother. Since I was small, she always made trips to the library fun. She read to me and help me read for myself. Whenever there were book orders through my school, I would always order several books.

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There’s a saying in my family, that if you know how to read, you can learn to do anything. And it’s true. And books contain so much wisdom… Books have also helped me develop my vivid imagination. And I travel a lot through books. Add wisdom and imagination together and you get a lot of knowledge…

When I speak to frequent travelers, it appears that I have traveled more intensely than they have, only due to my active reading. Learning with passion, enthusiasm, and hunger can take you farther than any limitation in this world.

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Looking at how I read books now, and I don’t recall how long I’ve been doing this, maybe since college..(come to think of it, college is probably what trained me to do this), but how I read books is:

1. I gather various topics / genres that I want to read about

2. I don’t pick one and read it all the way through (which is how everyone I know does it.)

3. I  proceed to read several books at once, a little bit at a time

Even up to eight!

Am I the only one who does this? There’s just so much to learn and explore that I cannot limit it to one book at a time!

That certainly is not linear. And when I think about it nothing in my life has been linear. I don’t even think God is linear. He deals with everything and cycles and circles. Just look at the planetary system and our seasons.

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Sometimes I wish I could just pick up one book and read it all the way to the end. But there’s just too many that call my name at the same time. Is there something wrong with me? Or is this acceptable?

Now I also have two types of notetaking for my books. The first is I draw out the concepts I’m learning for a better memory and just because it’s so fun. The second is I get several colored pens or markers and highlight different things in the book for different reasons. See below for an Illustration, pun intended.

Here’s a picture of all the books I’m currently reading…How do you read books?

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Sorry, my dog always enjoys being in all my photographs and videos!

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What You Should Take When You Travel

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‘What You Should Take When You Travel’  or  ‘What I wish I took when I went on a trip’

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It’s time to travel again and I so need this vacation yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Fortunately, I made a list of what I should’ve packed the last time I traveled. I’m sharing this with you, so you won’t make the same mistake if you’re not a regular traveler, but enjoy travel like me.

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I thought I packed everything! But when I arrived at my destination, I realized I needed more than I brought… travel light they always say. Well I believe in travelling prepared!

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*what I packed:

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*what i should have packed:

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Ugh! I cannot express to you in words how much I REALLY needed each of those items..

*what i will pack, this time:

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Just bought this from Muzmm! This is really going to help me keep everything in order! if you want one too, I arranged 20% off for my followers my code: GIRLYTRAVELS at http://www.muzmm.com. Click: https://www.muzmm.com/discount/Girlytravels to see other colors too!

CB0A5E0E-9EB8-43B6-9CA9-5CDBB1E88FC6  Since I’m a natural girl, I cannot use most of the products on the market. So I make my own!  I have to bring regular size because I go through them like water…

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Because I enjoy journaling & reading!

What do you have to pack when you travel??

To Olive / Olivia:

At last, it is here. And it may be the last one I publish in a while… The book that speaks to Olives and Olivias across the globe! If you know one, or are thinking of naming your child an Olivia or Olive. Read this book first, to understand the meaning behind the name, and why it’s rare and precious to God. Engage in the most fun, challenging, and stimulating activities and reflections to encourage creativity, while discovering and developing who you are, on this planet of 7.7 billion people.

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Learn about the process of olive oil as well as read thought provoking questions for your personal development. Anyone interested in the anointing will love this book! Here’s an excerpt from this book:

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Olive also sounds like א , aleph, which is the first letter of the Modern Hebrew alphabet. Since it’s similar in phonetics, by extension Olive can also can mean א. It symbolizes strength, leadership, and the first in a collection of things. If a person is named Olive, it means he or she is also one who is ahead in life. She or he is a natural leader in her or his circles and is usually on the cutting edge of things. If the person is not, he or she isn’t living up to their potential. Of course, once the person is made aware of this revelation, and desires to cooperate with it, he or she will quickly rise to the top. 

Get your copy today of over 100 pages about you! This book has over 50 creative prompts to help you grow. It also includes an opportunity to participate in a bigger project! If you know, or are, an Olive or Olivia, please comment below and tell me the one word you would use to describe yourself. Share this post with a friend name Olive or Olivia!

Top Ten Careers for Feminine Women

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Here are some careers best suited for feminine women due to her nature, plum pop!

  1. Teacher ~ since a woman is very smart,  knowledgeable, & intuitive  she would be great at instructing others in the areas of her expertise 47C4E839-2685-406F-8DC6-06E0547A0845
  2. Blogger ~ because a woman is generally very expressive, detailed, & astute with words she would do well in sharing her thoughts with the public 3529DF00-2C6F-4677-90A7-8D4396F4F353.jpeg
  3. Dancer ~ culturally women have a natural rhythm, as they flow in life, they are naturals at flowing with all kinds of music DC4E66C5-830C-4372-BF36-B300B73A65D3
  4. Artist ~ creatures of emotion and expression, women would make great artists as they have a knack for creating beautiful things, since they symbolize beauty C319D551-2682-4414-ADC3-93FB12825496
  5. Promoter ~ supportive of another’s vision & purpose, a woman can be the best promoter in any one’s business she believes in 7511BA9C-A973-44A7-AA86-83A02709159A
  6. Interior designer ~ perceptive of her environment, a woman  easily knows how to decorate a space to create a theme, mood, or ambience that makes everyone feel at home EF5E9E39-F90A-4D1A-9F0A-C9EB0FB8C333.jpeg
  7. Child or pet Sitter ~ loving & nurturing, women generally have traits that would e good in caring for little ones 5D62197E-6761-4357-AD79-2CECE4C9757F.jpeg
  8. Caregiver ~ since a woman’s natural instinct is to nuture & care for others  this would be a perfect office for her to share her gifts 44BA9401-0724-47B4-966B-F4AA20D62DD4
  9. Stylist of hair , makeup , Clothes ~ her creativity makes this option a wonderful opportunity for her expression DD2EDCFA-AB1F-4CDC-9AA4-D8045303517B.jpeg
  10. Assistant ~ helping someone or an organization is very fulfilling for the feminine one & allows her to operate in a God-given role 166CCCED-F449-4D20-8959-B47B0BA3EE5E

Are there any other feminine type jobs you can think of, that fit into a woman’s innate nature?

 

Top 19 Most Feminine Textiles

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The Following is an excerpt from the book, 39 Elements of Femininity. It’s a list of some of the most Feminine Materials to put on your skin or to decorate with:

Lace:

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Cashmere:

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Mousseline:

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Velvet:

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Crepe:

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Mesh:

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Silk:

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Chiffon:

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Satin:

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Tulle:

Leather:

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Knit:

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Suede:

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Twill:

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Voiles:

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Moire:

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Brocade:

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Angora:

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Mohair:

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Which materials do you find the most feminine?

Best Girly Films

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I have complied a list of the some of the best girly films I’ve seen, that will stimulate the core feminine essence in you! Starting from my most favorite to just favorite. If you haven’t seen them yet, put them on your list for this summer’s rental. Oh, do let me know if there’s a movie or two I missed, that should be on this list. ~Enjoy!

Belle

One Night with the King

Hero (English Subtitled)

Roman Holiday

The September Issue

Burlesque

Most Lovely Music

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Here is a list of the most Feminine Music I have ever heard that I think a Girly Girl or a Feminine Femme would enjoy listening to:

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Windham Hill: Romantics ~ Romantic Music of the 19th Century

Cyrine Abdul Noor ~ Haleyk Ouyouni Lovely

Hossam Ramzy ~ Classical Egyptian Dance Exotic

Rough Guide to Salsa de Puerto Rico Hott

Putumayo Presents: Israel Cultural

Rough Guide to Bellydance Sensual

Messianic Scripture Songs from Israel Spiritual

&…….The following Heavenly pieces can be found on my playlist below:

  1. Sons of the Revelation ~ Psalm 121
  2. Jeff Majors ~Psalm 23
  3. Ofir Ben Shitrit ~ Katonti
  4. Elias Argüello ~ Psalm 139
  5. Erez Yehiel ~ תיקון הכללי‎‎ The General Remedy

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Have you heard any of these before? What do you feel when you listen to any of these songs? Do you have any other suggestions that should be on this list?

Oils, Herbs, & Spices for Women

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There are specific oils a woman can utilize to make the most of her feminine being while passing time on this earth.

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She should start with Myrrh.

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Myrrh heals the body, the spirit, and the soul. It is the only oil that the book of Esther identifies by name, to purify a woman.

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Next she should try frankincense. One off the gifts given to our Savior at birth, it helps bring maturity in spirit and mind.

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Then to flush the body of toxins and restore health, coriander should be introduced.

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Hyssop is to purge from physical pain, and David asked the Lord to spiritually cleanse him with it and recorded in his psalms.

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Marjoram is a great comfort of negative emotions while Spikenard, our modern day lavender, is used for protection from evil.

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To fight diseases sickness and other disorders, Lemon must be included in the diet.

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Finally, Myrtle a symbol of love, sweetness, and redemption, makes the woman’s aromatherapy treatment complete.

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This and other oils was researched Biblically, Historically, & Scientifically and noted in the book of Esther’s Days of Purification.

Do you currently use any oils in your daily ritual? If so, which ones and why?

The Nazarite Vow for Women

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The Lord showed me a few years ago that I was to take the Nazarite vow. In fact, He had me keeping this vow even before I knew it. I began to follow the rules concerning the vow consciously and in a circumstantial way. Soon, He revealed to me only recently a deeper meaning regarding the ordinances for all those that follow Christ. 

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I realize this is interesting because very few people Biblically, are recorded of taking this vow……and they were all men. (See accounts of Samson, Samuel, and John the Baptist) As a feminine woman, I think it’s very important to consider this vow as in involves the inner and outer beauty of serving Christ.

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Spirituality, were are all to keep the Nazarite vow, which is the act of keeping yourself separate from unclean worldly things, and consecrated to God, in our evolving journey with the Most High.

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The precepts of the Nazarite vow are found in the book of Numbers chapter 6:1-8* The guidelines are given by God below:

  1. Absolute no cutting of hair (with scissors or razor)
  2. Abstaining from all types of alcohol (strong drink & grapes)
  3. Avoiding all dead things (people & animals)

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Reflecting on my path, I realize God built those 3 commands inside of me over many years. But only recently did He revealed to me what they mean on a spiritual level. 

  1. do not take remove/change any part of His word and instruction to you, otherwise you will not get the exact results and benefits that you are looking for
  2. do not partake in things that would keep you from being sober minded spiritually and mentally, so you can be of a sound mind to hear the Holy Spirit and His guidance for you
  3. do not bring anything close to you nor in your environment, that will not bring life to you nor your path nor your purpose

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This is the meaning, wisdom, and interpretation of these physical laws He has given us in the natural. Sometimes He may not reveal these things right away, because He will test and wait to see if you can follow physical instructions before entrusting you to hear and handle a deeper meaning.

Before I had this understanding, I as a feminine woman thought it best to:

1. Keep your hair long, as that’s one of the mysterious yet powerful gifts that God gave a woman… Even angels are moved by our hair (see Scripture & my video on long hair)

2. Stay away from drugs and alcohol as it’s not becoming on a woman. It may cause her to I very unfeminine things and become unhealthy in the process

3. Only think speak act and receive those things that promote the fullness of life

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In light of these spiritual revelations, do you currently have any Connection to the Nazarite Vow?

*actual verse:

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When either man or woman shall separate themselves to vow a vow of a Nazarite, to separate themselves unto the Lord: He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried. All the days of his separation shall he eat nothing that is made of the vine tree, from the kernels even to the husk. All the days of the vow of his separation there shall no razor come upon his head: until the days be fulfilled, in the which he separateth himself unto the Lord, he shall be holy, and shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow. All the days that he separateth himself unto the Lord he shall come at no dead body. He shall not make himself unclean for his father, or for his mother, for his brother, or for his sister, when they die: because the consecration of his God is upon his head. All the days of his separation he is holy unto the Lord

My Exploration of No Makeup Life

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I simply started my no makeup journey when I had a skin reaction for weeks that led me to avoid putting anything on my skin. 

I’ll admit, it was rough. I felt bare & unattractive. I believed color made me beautiful. I also felt if I didn’t fill in my brows, I looked weird and translucent. 

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I discovered later, the no make up movement that Alicia Keys started & was intrigued. Then I  got married & wanted to look attractive without having to rush to the bathroom to apply lots of makeup. Next, I stumbled on a girl on YouTube doing a no make up look tutorial and thought, that’s what I need to explore.

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Since I don’t feel like makeup is a way to mask or conceal myself (the nature of femininity is to fully be yourself) & I don’t apply tons & tons of it on myself (I like a natural look without drama), I don’t feel convicted when wearing it, but I do believe God is leading me to wear less of it and to accentuate a more naturally created beauty. He may in the future, ween me off of it. As the preparer that He is, I know by that time, if that’s His calling for me, I will be completely prepared and rested in a totally  natural self.

How do you feel about wearing or not wearing make up?