Sylvia: Welcome Dr. Lesley Phillips. Please give our readers an introduction of yourself and a little about your book.
Dr. Lesley Phillips: Hello Sylvia.I am a speaker, author, workshop leader, meditation teacher, healer and clairvoyant reader.
My career began as a PhD scientist and business woman in the biotechnology industry; although I have had a lifetime interest n meditation and spirituality and developed my abilities in parallel to my busy career….
1. Can you tell me a little about your book/series?
The Midas Tree is a mystical realm where spiritual beings and animals live in harmony with each another and their environment. The hero, Joshua, finds a magical golden acorn that draws him into a world of adventure inside a tree. The book follows Joshua as he grows and learns about his life and destiny, and as he searches for a way back to his home in the garden of color and light….
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book. The Midas Tree is a fun spiritual adventure story set inside a magical tree that teaches a path to spiritual enlightenment.
If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you? Three magical things from my book “The Midas Tree”… If I can’t have that then I would choose: A device to poke coconuts of the trees, a device to open coconuts and bandages in case of head injuries caused by falling coconuts.
The Romance Bookie: In a few sentences tell us about “The Midas Tree”.
Lesley Phillips: The Midas Tree is a mystical realm where spiritual beings and animals live in harmony with each another and their environment. The hero, Joshua, finds a magical golden acorn that draws him into a world of adventure inside a tree. The book follows Joshua as he grows and learns about his life and destiny, and as he searches for a way back to his home in the garden of color and light. Joshua and his adventure symbolize the spiritual enlightenment journey. The Midas Tree is planet earth and the creatures and spiritual beings that live there are teachers and guides. They teach Joshua how to meditate and use spiritual techniques help him on his mission to return home and also to overcome his ego…More
Meditation changed my life. It helped me to get in touch with who I am and what I believe about what is right for me. It has also helped me cope with stressful situations in my life. I like to meditate becau.se it helps me feel grounded and centered. My body feels calm and peaceful. My mind is clear and focused. I can connect with my higher consciousness and know I am on track with my life purpose. I can also alleviate physical or emotional pain using meditation, let go of difficult memories or unhelpful concepts and limiting beliefs. I can even consciously create my reality and manifest my wishes through meditation….More
Today I have a very special interview with author Lesley Phillips about her book The Midas Tree.
MGO: In 20 words or less tell us a little about your book.
Lesley: The Midas Tree is a spiritual adventure story set inside a magical tree. It teaches a path to spiritual enlightenment.
MGO: Are any of your characters based off of people that you know in real life?
Lesley: No, except I did name one of the characters after someone who is very special to me. The hero Joshua is each and every one of us as we walk our personal spiritual journey. Each of the deva characters was developed to embody a spiritual teaching and to represent an aspect of nature….More
Jenny Keller Ford:A couple of days ago the author of The Midas Tree stopped by and talked about creating the ideal fairy tale. Today, I’m interview her about her new book The Midas Tree, as well as other interesting aspects of her life.
Hi, Dr. Philips, and welcome to my blog! Are you ready for some really tough questions? Just kidding. I’ll go easy on you.
Tell us a little about yourself? Perhaps something not many people know?
Lesley Phillips: I used to have lots of secrets, but these days I’m like an open book. I used to be a clairvoyant by night and a biotech business executive by day. I kept the two worlds separate – just like a superhero does…. More
Tasleem Bhanjee:I love that Joshua learns to say grace before eating. Can you share more about the power of saying grace?
Lesley Phillips: Words have great power. They carry energy. By blessing your food you are purifying it before eating it. In giving thanks for what you are about to eat, you come to the table with an open heart, and as like attracts like, this positive energy attracts more of the same. Today this is even more important than ever when you think of what our food is exposed to in the form of pollution, radiation and chemicals. Saying grace is also a way of recognizing the continuity and connectedness of all life. By connecting for a brief moment as spirit, before we eat, we tune into the divinity within ourselves and of those creatures who gave their lives to sustain ours…. More
September 24, 2012
Book Recommendation / Interview
Jonni Gray: First off, sincerest congratulations on not just coming up with an amazing story, but on writing it all in such a polished manner. That’s quite the accomplishment, Lesley. For those interested in the process, how long did it take you?
Lesley Phillips: Thank you Jonni, it took me about a year to write the book. However it could have been written much more quickly. The limiting factor was my time rather than the material itself or flow of the material. The outline for the book came to me through a series of visions I had one night after I had been meditating on clearing my blocks to being a writer and on tuning in to what it was that I was meant to write. That night I couldn’t sleep because the book and all its characters were pouring into me…. More
Lilla Csongrádi:“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to read the manuscript of your book that will be published soon. It was quite a sensation to go through the stages of a meditation class through a child’s perspective….How did you wrap this magical story around it?
Lesley Phillips: It came to me through a vision. I did not plan that I wanted to write a children’s book, I did not plan that I wanted to teach meditation in a novel way. But what I did plan was that I wanted to write and communicate spiritual information to a larger group of people. So I meditated on clearing my blocks to writing. I spent an evening in deep meditation just focusing on clearing my blocks to being a writer …More