The Game of Life and How to Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn – a healer from the 1930s and 40’s! She has a religious tone to her work, but if that’s not your thing, just look at it as “The Universe” or whatever you believe it. She talks a lot about the power of affirmations. One lesson I particularly enjoy is the idea of “signs of land.” Often when we go to achieve our goals, we’ll get a much smaller, less impressive version of our goal along the way. It’s easy to be disappointed at the moment. She talks about a client who wanted to manifest a set of dishes, but was given a chipped teacup from a friend. “It’s a sign of land!” says Florence. Before a ship hits land, the crew will start to see twigs in the water or birds. Those small things indicate you are doing in the right direction – a sign of land.