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by Michela Mangiaracina
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Introduction

Do you love books and want to apply what you read to your life, but are tired of doing it by yourself? We’d like to make it easier for you! Welcome to the Change Your Energy's Online Book Support Group . . . I mean Book Club.


This book club is totally online and free—except for the book.

Why Join Us?
  1. We’ll be here for you.
    Once a month you’ll be able to connect genuinely with like-minded people—guaranteed. It’s a reliable space and time regularly waiting for you.

  2. We’ll keep you inspired.
    Explore different perspectives by discussing your thoughts with a group of supportive people.

  3. We’ll keep you going.
    Get ways of making changes in your life easier and share how you’re doing. Get an energy boost from the group to help you stay on your path.

  4. We’ll help you see yourself.
    Sometimes other people notice things you can’t. This is a place to really be seen and heard.

  5. We’ll accept you completely.
    Whether you’ve read the book or not, whether you’ve taken any action or not, we love you anyway! We love all of your quirks and foibles. Just be yourself.


What We’re Reading Now

BOOK: CONNECT: How to Find Clarity and Expand Your Consciousness with Pineal Gland Meditation


CONNECT offers real-life realizations into finding the answers we need in life from inside of us. Learn the practices that make this easier and how to apply them.


Click here to get a copy of CONNECT.



WHERE: Come here to join


WHEN: Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 5:30 pm PT, 8:30 pm ET


You don’t need to have attended a previous session to join. Come as often as you can!


Previous Books and Sessions

BOOK 1: I’ve Decided to Live 120 Years: The Ancient Secret to Longevity, Vitality, and Life Transformation by Ilchi Lee
About the Book: Although people are living longer and longer nowadays, our current ideas about life after 60 are stuck in the last century. In this book, Ilchi Lee paints a different picture. He says life after sixty can be a time of renewal, important contribution to family and society, and focused inner growth. But these years can be wasted if we don’t make a goal and plan. It starts with deciding how long you want to live and why, and then laying out the best path to get there. It’s a roadmap and a toolbox for a long, healthy, and fulfilling life.


  • September 22: Reflecting on Past Habits and Values
    Choosing your lifespan, evaluating your habits, choosing what habits you want to change, evaluating your values so far, deciding your values going forward, what does completion mean, feeling your soul


  • October 6: Using Death to Resuscitate Your Life
    Thoughts/feelings about death, energy principles for completing your life, living a soul-centered life, reflect on the first half of your life and design the second


  • October 20: Making Healthy, Happy Habits
    Physical exercise for longevity, evaluating your level of happiness, ways to create your own happiness, concrete ways to experience the joys of awakening, benefitting others, and creating your life


  • November 3: Freeing Your True Self
    Checking your inner peace, understanding attachment, freeing yourself from attachment, understanding loneliness, how to enjoy brilliant solitude


  • November 17: Making the Best Mindset for a Complete Life
    Thoughts on aging, the power of hope, living a purposeful life, meditation for positive energy, three essential realizations about life, what it means to live a spiritual life, how to incorporate meditation into your day, your ideal self-image


  • December 1: Living as a “Natural” Person
    Checking whether your soul is satisfied and how to satisfy it, how to share with others to be fulfilled throughout your life, how nature can help you let go of your ego, realizing you and nature are one, why you should be friends with nature and how, living as a natural person


  • December 15: Finalizing Awakenings and Plans
    Final plan for a 120-year life, living as an Earth Citizen, making an authentic connection to others, final thoughts on your journey



BOOK 2: Connect: How to Find Clarity and Expand Your Consciousness with Pineal Gland Meditation by Ilchi Lee
About the Book: Ilchi Lee proposes that a deep-seated mindset that separates me from you, humans from nature, and, especially, you from yourself is the root cause of every problem you face. The solution, then, is simple: connect. This awe-inspiring new book shows you how to make authentic, deep connections to your body, soul, and divine nature through Pineal Gland Meditation.


  • June 16: Experiencing Oneness
    We all need to feel connected in order to be fulfilled and happy, but feeling connected doesn’t need to come from large gatherings or an obsession with social media. It starts with having an unshakable connection with yourself. When you have that, you can feel the sense of oneness talked about by mystics and gurus. We can heal our division and separation if we foster a sense of oneness from which empathy naturally arises.



BOOK 3: Meridian Exercise for Self-Healing: Classified by Common Symptoms by Ilchi Lee
About the Book: This book contains dozens of meridian exercises you can practice from the comfort of your own home. Includes full-color photos of exactly how to do meridian exercises to relieve ailments such as headaches, stress, the flu, high blood pressure, thyroid disorders, and more.


  • July 21: Personalized Exercises
    Discover and experience meridian exercises that will improve your condition and the principles through which they operate.



BOOK 4: Living Tao: Timeless Principles for Everyday Enlightenment by Ilchi Lee
About the Book: This book is a comprehensive study of ancient Korean Tao principles through the lens of the author's experience with meditation, teaching, and life practice. It explains esoteric concepts in an easy and concrete way.


  • August 18: Everyday Enlightenment
    How can Tao principles make a difference in your own life for better health, happiness, and peace.



BOOK 5: The Power Brain: Five Steps to Upgrading Your Brain Operating System by Ilchi Lee
About the Book: Recognizing the limitless potential of our brain, Ilchi Lee created a comprehensive self-development system with five steps called Brain Education. The Power Brain serves as a user’s manual for your brain from a holistic and personal perspective that anyone can understand. It gives you the skills to improve your life by changing how you use your brain.


  • September 15: Our Relationship with Our Brains
    Let's discuss the basic tenets of Ilchi Lee's Brain Education method of personal development and how we can implement them in our lives. We'll explore what brain potential really means and the ways in which we can think of our brains to improve how they operate.



BOOK 6: The Brain Power Classroom: 10 Essentials for Focus, Mindfulness, and Emotional Wellness by Dave Beal
About the Book: Through expert guidance and inspiring stories from the field, Dave Beal gives you what you need to help students cope with stress and take charge of their emotions and behavior. The mind-body exercises in this book help them strengthen and integrate their whole brain. They are divided into 10 Essentials for student development and incorporate various modalities, such as movement, music, and writing, to stimulate students’ multiple intelligences.


  • October 20: Keeping Students Engaged
    Whether you're a student, parent, or teacher, let's discuss ways to stay focused, engaged, and empowered while learning, especially in today's online educational environment.



BOOK 7: Water Up Fire Down: An Energy Principle for Creating Calmness, Clarity, and a Lifetime of Health by Ilchi Lee
About the Book: Just as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west due to the Earth’s rotation, there are natural laws your body follows. One law, discerned by traditional Asian medicine, can decide the health of your body, mind, and spirit. How can one rule affect all this? Because it is an essential principle of energy circulation in the body. No matter what physical or mental issues you may have, if you apply the Water Up, Fire Down energy principle in your daily life, you can make progress toward clearing them up. The book has illustrated proven mind-body exercises and lifestyle recommendations so you can apply this energy principle to your body and your life.


  • November 17: Make Your Head Cool and Your Belly Warm
    Together, we'll explore how the energy principle of Water Up, Fire Down affects our body and lives. We'll look at it on a practical level and try some exercises to experience it for ourselves.



BOOK 8: The Chun Bu Kyung
About the Book: The Chun Bu Kyung is an ancient 81-character text of Korean-Asian tradition, similar to a sutra in Buddhism. It is essentially a numerical representation of the laws of the cosmos and is therefore difficult to interpret literally. The letter “Chun” of Chun Bu Kyung refers to heaven. “Bu” means to fit or to comply with, and “Kyung” means a book or the way. Together, Chun Bu Kyung means sacred text of heaven, or sacred words of the principle of heaven.


  • December 15: Applying the Ancient to the Everyday
    We'll be able to experience the energy of the Chun Bu Kyung through sight and sound. And we'll discuss how to apply the meaning of the wisdom of thousands of years ago to our lives today.



BOOK 9: Change: Realizing Your Greatest Potential
About the Book: Change goes into depth about how unconscious thoughts, behaviors, and emotions have created our lives and the world that we live in today. It also offers practical methods for us to look at our current thought patterns and insert the ones that will steer our lives in the directions we want to go.


  • January 26, 2021: Change from the Inside Out
    We'll consider who we really are and what habits and thought patterns we are using in our lives today. We'll also support each other in the changes we want to make in the future



BOOK 10: The Secret of Mago Castle
About the Book: The Secret of Mago Castle is a fantasy novel that addresses the real issues humanity currently faces. It is a call to bring out the best in the human spirit to save the planet we all call home.


  • March 23, 2021: Be Your Own Hero
    We changed the pace with this work of fiction. We talked about how the themes in the book can apply to our real lives and had a reading of the final chapters to understand the spiritual and energetic potential of human beings.



BOOK 11: Earth Management
About the Book: Earth Management: A Dialogue on Ancient Korean Wisdom and Its Lessons for a New Earth is a discussion between Change Your Energy founder Ilchi Lee and Dr. Emanuel Pastreich, an American scholar of East Asian cultures. They talk about aspects of traditional Korean culture that would help us solve today's problems.


  • April 13, 2021: We're in It Together
    We discussed the concept of Hongik and how we can consider the bigger picture in the small actions in our lives.



BOOK 12: Healing Chakras
About the Book: Healing Chakras: Awaken Your Body's Energy System for Complete Health, Happiness, and Peace helps you understand the nature of chakras and what they mean for your overall wellness. It also provides mind-body-energy exercises and meditations for awakening and balancing your chakras.


  • June 8, 2021: Chakra Meditations
    We discussed how we can become more aware of the health of our chakras and how we can take care of it. We also did a chakra meditation and told each other how our chakras have been affecting our lives.



BOOK 13: Mago's Dream
About the Book: Mago's Dream: Meeting with the Soul of the Earth elps us reconnect with the soul of the earth. By doing so, we become more aware of the earth's wisdom and its nurturing, motherly energy. By connecting with the earth, we can heal ourselves.


  • August 17, 2021: Dreams of the Earth
    We discussed our experiences with the earth at a deeper level, what we were doing to help the earth, and how we can strengthen our relationship with it.



BOOK 14: The Solar Body
The Solar Body: The Secret to Natural Healing presents the secret to maintaining your natural healing power at an optimal level. It’s about raising your body temperature and keeping your body's perfect energetic balance. With this condition, you let your body’s systems work at their best.


  • October 12, 2021: Solar Energy Meditations
    We talked about our personal experience with the Solar Body Method described in the book and experienced one of the Solar Energy Circuit meditations to help clear our energy.



BOOK 15: The Call of Sedona
The Call of Sedona: Journey of the Heart by Ilchi Lee takes readers on a journey through the magical landscape of Sedona, Arizona, illuminating the path to self-discovery and opening readers to a higher purpose and potential—from one of the world’s most renowned meditation teachers. With practical advice on meditation and profound insights on the healing power of the earth, this New York Times bestseller gives you the guidance you need to embark on your own journey of the heart.


  • December 7, 2021: Solar Energy Meditations
    In this session, we discussed how nature helps us change our mind and our energy, and how we can apply the secrets of Sedona in any natural environment. We also talked about meditation for manifestation of our intentions and the use of LifeParticles and the MindScreen, which Ilchi Lee first introduces in this book.



BOOK 16: LifeParticle Meditation
LifeParticle Meditation: A Practical Guide to Healing and Transformation by Ilchi Lee provides targeted visualization techniques for waking up your mind’s abilities and making the changes you want in your life. Rather than being dragged by life’s inevitable flow of change, the meditations and ideas in this book allow you to understand, manage, and direct that flow.


  • April 26, 2022: Practicing LifeParticle Meditation
    In this session, we explored the nature of LifeParticles and how we can use them in our lives. We also practiced a LifeParticle Meditation and sent LifeParticles to the goals we wanted to achieve.



BOOK 17: Magnetic Meditation
Magnetic Meditation: Five Minutes to Health, Energy, and Clarity by Ilchi Lee shows you how to use the feeling of the attraction between two magnets to enhance your ability to feel and focus on energy. It also demonstrates how to use magnets to amplify and circulate your body's electromagnetic field.


  • June 28, 2022: Experiencing Magnetic Meditation
    In this book club session, we learned how to do Magnetic Meditation and tried it out ourselves.



BOOK 18: The 100-Year Golfer
The 100-Year Golfer: 7 Arts for a Lifetime with the Game by Ilchi Lee demonstrates how the author's type of mind and body training can help you upgrade your game and enjoy a lifetime of golf. It shows you qigong, golf meridian exercises, and breathing and meditation methods to help you develop a subtler, richer feel for your game along with greater strength and balance. Lee’s captivating stories and proven mind-body techniques inspire you to see a new way to play with greater fulfillment and less stress. Discover how much this new perspective can change the way you swing a golf club, and how much more confident and gratified you’ll feel doing it.


  • August 23, 2022: Golf for Longevity
    With the help of avid golfer and Body & Brain Yoga national trainer David Driscoll, we got a taste of the concepts and techniques of The 100-Year Golfer. We also got a better sense of how to use them for any activity for a long and healthy life.



BOOK 19: The Art of Coexistence
As the world faces multiple global crises, authors Ilchi Lee and Steve Kim invite readers of The Art of Coexistence: How You and I Can Save the World to reflect, tap into their inner wisdom, and take courageous action. With a focus on coexistence, the interconnectedness of all life on Earth, and the importance of caring for each other, this book offers practical methods and inspiring ideas to create positive change. Discover the natural conscience, empathy, and ability to reflect within yourself, and learn how to apply them for personal and societal transformation.


  • April 25, 2023: Q&A with co-author Steve Kim
    We talked about how important and natural coexistence is and what we can do to live in a state of coexistence with each other and the earth. We were able to ask Steve Kim questions about how he sees coexistence and how far we need to go to really "save" the planet.


  • August 29, 2023: What Can We Do to Coexist
    We looked at how we live our lives and how we can bring the spirit of coexistence into everything we do.



BOOK 20: Brain Wave Vibration
Brain Wave Vibration is a powerful, easy-to-follow brain fitness and holistic healing method that helps people bring their bodies and minds back into balance for total health, happiness, and peace. The simplest form of practice merely requires moving your body to your own internal, natural healing rhythms in order to slow down and integrate your brain waves.


  • October 31, 2023: The Power of Vibration
    In this session, we talked about how Brain Wave Vibration works, how it can help you, and some of the research that has been done on its effects.



BOOK 21: A New Humanity
What is needed to have a thriving, sustainable planet for all human beings and other life forms? In this book, Ilchi Lee claims that we collectively need to change into almost a different species—a new humanity. A New Humanity: Embracing Our Responsibility for the Earth paints a picture of what that new humanity would look like and how we could achieve it together. It is a wake up call, a call to action, and a call to hope.


  • November 28, 2023: Building Community
    We had a heartfelt discussion on how we can find new actions to take to be more sustainable, supportive, and communicative.



BOOK 22: Healing Hearts Coloring Book
Heal the wounds in your heart with this beautiful coloring book for adults. Thirty line drawings are paired with inspirational messages that express forgiveness, acceptance, and hope.


  • December 12, 2023: Coloring for Calmness
    We used the first picture and message from the Healing Hearts Coloring Book to calm our minds and release stress and emotion. We shared the pictures we colored and shared our process in coloring them.



BOOK 23: Bowing
Bowing: A Moving Meditation for Personal Transformation brings the ancient meditative practice of full-body bowing into modern times with step-by-step instructions and friendly illustrations. Discover the deeper history and meaning of bowing.


  • January 30, 2024: Bring Out the Flow of Life through Meditative Movement
    We explored how to build strength, cultivate humility, and embrace oneness through the simple act of bowing. We talked about the energy principles inherent in the act of bowing, and how it can help you become more authentic and true to yourself. We also practiced bowing together to have our own experience and prepare to use it in ourlives.



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Michela Mangiaracina
Michela Mangiaracina
Michela Mangiaracina is passionate about empowering people with positive information so that they can make the best decisions for their lives. For this, she brings together a background as a Brain Education and Body & Brain Yoga practit more >
Michela Mangiaracina is passionate about empowering people with positive information so that they can make the best decisions for their lives. For this, she brings together a background as a Brain Education and Body & Brain Yoga practitioner and instructor and study in neurobiology and health communication. She strives to bring together music, messages, and movement to create an environment in which all can thrive. For the past 10 years, Michela has helped produce and market books at Best Life Media, the independent publisher that brings Change Your Energy founder Ilchi Lee’s books to the United States.
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