How to Be Your Own Genie Book Review

I read Hay House Tarot card reader/creator Radleigh Valentine’s new book,How to Be Your Own Genie: Manifesting the Magical Life You Were Born to Live.” 

How to be your own Genie book by Radleigh Valentine

I love the book cover for How to be your own Genie!

This is a sponsored post, meaning if you follow this link and buy the new Radleigh Valentine book on the Hay House website, I get a little money! I didn’t get the book for free, so I could use the money 😉

The book is a fun read, great as a gift or to flip through when you need a little pick me up! If you don’t know who Radleigh is, he’s best friends with Doreen Virtue! So some of the info is the same as the “old” Doreen Virtue, like “Don’t let anything dull your sparkle.” He is super flamboyant and eccentric, like a Broadway or Vegas showman. He always wears a very sparkly suit coat and sometimes sparkly shoes to match! It’s funny because I live in Vegas now and I was walking through the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood and saw suits like the ones he wears – very sparkly with giant rhinestones  – and I thought, maybe this is where Radleigh buys his outfits? Haha.

I LOVE writing notes, so I took 4 whole pages of notes on this book! I think that is way to looooong for this blog post, so I typed them up as a pdf file you can download and read or print. There is lots of good information in the book, but most of it you’ve heard before.

I hadn’t known much about Radleigh Valentine:

  • grew up gay in The South (not easy)
  • is part Cherokee Indian (very cool – I wish I was part Native American!)
  • after college, worked as a boring accountant
  • started doing Tarot card readings and loved it
  • looked up the Hay House authors and met Doreen Virtue at a live event
  • started working as a helper to Doreen and became best friends

He decided he wanted to be a Hay House author, too, and voila! Here he is! Radleigh is very active on social media, especially Facebook Live, if you want to follow him.

Here’s the table of contents from his book, “How to Be Your Own Genie”:

contents page from How to be your own Genie

I like a lot of the words on this page: magic, magical, genie, love, joy and wishes!

At first glance, I thought Radleigh’s book would be about Genies, which is a specific realm that Doreen Virtue described in her Realm Reader course. Genies are a type of spiritual person who lives in or loves the desert! They are associated with flowing, gauzy outfits in the colors of the sunset, precious gemstones and a sunny disposition! They have lots of friends and are great networkers. Being a Genie, they are great at making money! But Radleigh doesn’t talk about this sort of Genie in his book. (I am working on writing about Genies and other spiritual types of people.) Instead, Radleigh says each of us has magical powers, like a Genie. He is talking about using positive energy to bring into your life what you want.

Radleigh Valentine believes in:

  • getting signs from angels like feathers or the number 444 (I always see 111)
  • feng shui (de-cluttering and organizing your house)
  • choosing a magical word or song to keep your spirits up (Mine is “Fame.”)
  • asking your body what it wants to be healthy*
  • automatic writing
  • getting rid of Drama Queens in your life (he calls them Drama Masters)
  • not dwelling on your past or having regrets
  • using happy thoughts/positive emotions to attract good things

* I did this and it worked! Sit down with pen and paper and ask your body what it needs to be healthy. Do “automatic writing” which means just keep writing down whatever comes up. My body said it wants a gentle energy. I was expecting something specific, like a meal plan! This makes sense, though, as I’m very sensitive to energy. Right now, I’m living in Vegas and it’s VERY LOUD here. So, I can see why this came up as an issue for my body. I spend a lot of time here trying to relax and loosen up my tight muscles –> joint pain.

how to be a magical genie book

Love this inner page to the Genie book. Cute sparkles! Great typography on “Genie.”

Want to buy this book? It’s available as both an ebook (for the Kindle and other devices) and a paperback. See it on the Hay House website here.

Doreen Virtue Fairyologist Review

I am 3/4 of the way through the Doreen Virtue Fairyologist online class. I’m enjoying it because it’s gotten me thinking about the Fairy realm again. I would like to do more to promote them! They have such a great message: caring for the Earth and all the animals and plants on it. I guess environmentalism is still an important and needed message since President Trump resigned from the Paris Climate Change Agreement yesterday!

That said, the videos in the course are super-short and the course seems a bit thrown together. I wasn’t expecting it to include things like the Huna beings in Hawaii or how to craft a Fairy circle in your garden. But she does have a lot of knowledge about the history of Fairies and it’s clear that she has researched them for years.

Also, her Hawaii estate is in every video (the one she sold to start her rescue ranch) and it’s SO BEAUTIFUL. It has/had a Fairy door and a Fairy stone fence with wrought-iron lamps to light at night. Maybe someone should start a Fairy park for adults? In the U.K., there are Faery fairs where adults dress up in Fairy wings and dresses 🙂

Britney Spears = Flower Fairy

I’m taking Doreen Virtue’s Fairyologist course (it was half off this week!), and while watching her videos I came to realize that Britney Spears is a Flower Fairy! She definitely meets the criteria that Doreen laid out:

  • into dancing and music
  • sexy
  • super beautiful face
  • very sweet personality, similar to an Angelic personality
  • shy (in interviews, Britney is shy)
  • love wearing girly outfits in bright, happy flower colors

Also, I believe Britney has dressed up as a fairy, angel and a butterfly in her stage costumes?

Fairy hybrids are fascinating! It means a human crossed with a magical Fairy.

I think I’m a Tree Fairy hybrid. Tree Fairies are not soooo sugary-sweet and into pink flowers and shimmery glitter as a Flower Fairy. Tree Fairies like woodsy colors like green and brown and are a little tougher, since they fend for themselves in the woods. Side note: I always thought Fairies lived alone, but Doreen said Tree Fairies can live in groups, like the Elves do.

What is my review of Doreen’s Fairyologist course? Read it here.


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  • look Irish with red hair and freckles
  • love playing pranks on people to make them laugh
  • celebrate St. Patty’s Day with lots of drinking and dancing on tables

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Queen of the Fairy Kingdom


I consider Dana (dawn-ya) the Queen of the Fairy Kingdom! She is the Irish queen who created the leprechauns. Like the leprechauns (normal-sized Irishmen made small), she is only 3 feet tall. But she is very powerful! Ask to connect with her during your next meditation 🙂

In other Irish news: Sinn Fein, the political party that wants a united Ireland, won almost half the seats in Parliament! This is a huge victory for them. I personally think we will see a united Ireland in our lifetime ❤

I feel that after Queen Elizabeth dies (she’s been having health issues), a new, more modern time will begin, especially once Prince William takes the throne. Even though they don’t have political power, the royal family is an important symbol of the glory days of the British Empire. Prince William wants to bring the British royal family – kicking and screaming – into modern times, while his dad Prince Charles likely doesn’t. I just saw in a documentary that Prince Charles still has servants ironing his shoelaces for him 😉 Psychics predict the Queen will die soon, Prince Charles will be king for about 5 years, and then Prince William will take over. As a huge Princess Diana fan, I’m excited to see her son(s) take over!

What are Leprechauns?


Leprechauns were normal-sized Irishmen until their Irish queen, Dana (dawn-ya) miniaturized them to keep them safe. Ireland was being overrun by brutal invaders (the Gauls). The little Leprechauns hid in the woods.

Today, Leprechauns still have some human characteristics. Some drink beer or whiskey, some smoke pipes, some wear Irish fisherman sweaters, some have thick beards, some like dancing Irish jigs and most wear dark green blazers and pants.

Ask the Leprechauns for abundance. Specify what you mean by “abundance” such as $100 more a week in tips, 10 new clients for your acupuncture business, etc. Then visualize this happening!

Day 7 of Lucky Leprechauns!

leprechaun art

Meet Logan.

Logan (pronounced Low-gan) thinks he is a handsome gent! I don’t disagree. He has bright orange hair and an impressive orange beard. He carries a 4-leaf clover for a lucky lady. Four-leaf clovers carry the luck o’ the Irish!

Final day! Logan’s Abundance Tip:

Draw a lucky 4-leaf clover to display for St. Patrick’s Day. See instructions below.

draw Celtic knot shamrock