If you’ve tried NLP, visualization, or any of the other popular self-improvement methods
but haven’t gotten the results you hoped for, consider changing your handwriting.
Vimala Rodgers has developed an unusual technique for self transformation that depends
upon what she calls "the transformational power of the letters of the alphabet." According to
Rodgers, the way we form letters reveals a great deal about our self-image. "Your handwriting
is an intimate portrait of how you see yourself," she claims, and switching to a new sort of
letter shaping can clear away old patterns and bolster our better and more desirable qualities.
Transform Your Life Through Handwriting is not just a book about penmanship. The
first of Rodgers’ Five Noble Truths is "there is no such thing... as good or bad handwriting."
The focus here is not on making your handwritten notes more legible, but about enhancing your
life with this readily-available tool.
This kit, which includes 2 CDs, a 97-page guidebook, a blank journal, and 26 practice cards,
is a greatly expanded version of Rodgers’ earlier book,
Can Change Your Life. The guidebook that comes with Transform Your Life Through
Handwriting is neatly arranged and can serve as a full course in itself; the companion CDs,
however, add valuable dimension and insight to the concept.
The Vimala system does require practice, but it is not the mindless repetition of alphabet
letters we practiced in grade school. Rodgers explains each letter as it is presented, along with
its corresponding soul quality, element, gender, gemstone, animal, and guardian protector. She
also gives us a 'declaration of intent' for each letter, to be used rather like a mantra as we
practice forming the new shapes and thought patterns.
While denying that she is a graphologist, Rodgers guides us through an examination of our
handwriting, pointing out the personality traits that can be determined from the slant, the margins,
the size, and the shape of our scribbles. She then explains how the Vimala letters address all
aspects of spiritual and emotional perception and progress. The letter H, for example, is one of
the author’s favorites. She says it represents dynamic self-expression; when properly drawn, it is
fire ("...to blaze a path through life...") and its protector is the angel of courage.
Transform Your Life Through Handwriting is a do-it-yourself course that anyone can master
using this inexpensive kit. It seems to me that it would also be an excellent choice for a book
club or self-improvement study group. However it is used—whether by individuals or like-minded
friends—Transform Your Life Through Handwriting will certainly increase your
understanding of yourself and of others.