Dyan Garris is back to visit with us and to talk about her new book, Money and Manifesting.
1.) What's been happening with you since we last spoke?
Thank you for the interview, Mary, and the opportunity to connect with your readers. I'm excited to be here again. So much has been happening. I've been working on putting the finishing touches on the tools that I'm building for people to use for self-empowerment.
2.) Why write a spiritual book about money?
There are many reasons why I wrote this book. The first reason is that is the next logical step in the toolbox that Spirit has asked me to build. Next, The Secret gave us part of the story. The Law of Attraction and the power of positive thinking are not secrets. These principles have been around forever. What was different about The Secret was the slick marketing. However, these very important principles needed to be accepted now into collective consciousness on a mass scale. The timing was right for that to happen and people were open to accepting these truths. It has set the foundation for what is to come spiritually and transformationally. However, The Secret only gave people part of the story. So now we have a lot of people out there trying to apply the laws of attraction and the power of positive thinking and they're manifesting absolutely nothing. There is a lot of frustration out there. I wrote the book to teach people how to manifest. It isn't hard. It doesn't have to take years. But it is way beyond just applying the laws of attraction and the power of positive thinking. It teaches people not only how to go from A to B, but from A to B to C to Z. You already know now about the laws of attraction. Why tell you what you already know?
3.) Do you find that people have strong preconceived notions when it comes to their finances?
Yes. People have ingrained and learned belief systems about money. These underlying belief systems were learned. Babies don’t come in here with any preconceived notions about money. Children are taught these things based on their caretaker’s beliefs about money. People's self-worth is intertwined with their money and beliefs about money. Sometimes, this is all that is in the way of someone being able to manifest. Clear up those limiting belief systems and you've effectively cleared a pathway for the energy of money. It’s a start.
4.) Do you think credit cards are a good or a bad thing?
We live in a world where credit cards have become necessary. However, it is people’s distortions about credit and about debt that get them into financial trouble.
5.) Your last book focused on food, this one on money, what's next?
All of my work, including the cookbook, is about transformation. So, while it may appear as if there are a just bunch of unrelated products, this is not so. They all work together as a “healing journey,” hence, “Voice of the Angels – A Healing Journey,” which is at the base of the body of work. Money and Manifesting is at the top. It’s part of the roof. My entire body of work is about clearing blockages to whatever is in your way so you can move forward on the path. The cookbook teaches people to take raw ingredients and use them to transform food into what truly nourishes your whole self – your mind, body, and spirit. That is accomplished basically by focusing on what you're doing, integrating your thoughts and feelings about food and then taking action to make something that really “feeds” you. My cookbook is a method for practicing integration – in a fun and creative way – which is a necessary step and prelude to learning to manifest. Also, the energy of both food and money resides in the root or base chakra. In order to manifest anything, we must first understand that this is the seat of creation. It’s where the power of creation lives. We don’t create with our minds. Although using the power of the mind is part of creating, we can’t create anything if we are blocked at the base. It’s like building a house on a non-solid foundation and then years later wondering why the house is crumbling. You built the house on a faulty foundation.
There are two more items that go in this toolbox that I’m almost done building. One is a DVD for relaxation and chakra balance. You may already know that I have a series of relaxation music and meditation CDs for this. However, meditation is still seen as somewhat of an effort. So the purpose of the DVD is to remove the “work” aspect. The CDs and of course the new DVD are Automatic Chakra Balance™. My most recent CD “Release” is all music that vibrates to and clears the seventh or crown chakra. The final product that goes into the toolbox is another CD of music that vibrates to and clears the eighth chakra. That’s a chakra that no one ever really talks about. We are still all focused on having seven of them, which is a very limited schematic. Then this will be a complete set of tools for self-empowerment. I’ll probably go around the country and help people in person learn to manifest and clear and balance themselves so they can move forward. But, I’ll have to see what Spirit has in mind for me after I get through building the whole house.
Thanks so much for coming by, Dyan!