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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

The Heart Knows What the Mind Cannot See by Toby Negus - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Toby Negus and his new book, “The Heart Knows What the Mind Cannot See,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Toby and to increase your chances of winning!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Wishing you all lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!!

The Heart Knows What the Mind Cannot See

by Toby Negus


GENRE: Self-Help, Mind Body Spirit



This is a thought-provoking and enlightening exploration of spirituality and perception. The text functions as a guide to self-improvement, with a mixture of autobiographical elements and snippets of universal wisdom. The speaker provides accessible solutions to life’s difficulties, and an outlook of optimism applicable to any circumstance. The illustrations and graphics are thoughtfully chosen, and the interactive textual elements give this work an originality that sets it apart. The speaker’s own experiences and conclusions are at the heart of this fiction, and the first person narrative voice creates a sense of proximity between author and reader. The text describes itself as ‘a journey to the heart’, and this truthful discovery of the self is reflected in the speaker’s revelation of his whole self through the text.

Frequent use of direct address and rhetorical questions promotes an active reading experience, in which the author opens up a dialogue with the reader. The text includes prompts and activities for the reader to engage with and learn from. Encouraging readers to take part in the text is emblematic of their journey to self-fulfillment and love, in which they must take responsibility for actively creating their own happiness.

The speaker depicts his process of enlightenment as a framework for others to emulate, and the format of the text demonstrates the transfer of agency to those who take part in the speaker’s challenges. This work ultimately teaches us that ‘we are the cause of what is’ and thus sheds light on the crucial idea that every individual has the power to create themselves and their world positively.



Real learning is not what we expect.

If we could expect it, it wouldn’t be learning.

I looked in the mirror today and saw more than who I thought I was; within the eyes was a million years of purpose. I saw the depth of the universe and felt its unfaltering love. It was as if I had seen the divine within myself, the truth of who we are. The us that never dies, the custodian of our purpose, the love of our life.

This wasn’t what I expected and was somewhat sobering. There was no blinding light, no sound of trumpets, and no big handshake with an almighty. But it was as profound as if there had been. For it seemed I was touching an eternal part of myself, an authority within that could create my heaven on earth, that was already in heaven on earth! It was a glimpse of something other than the me I thought I was. Its light questioned the lack of self-care and love I held for myself. And its presence would eventually crack and then dissolve my view of what I thought it meant to be human.

Doing a spiritual journey and tackling self-development issues can give many profound perceptions, and I have had my fair share of them. But this was different, this was personal. It was my eyes that were looking at me, something that I could not escape from. It could not be brushed off as a ‘perhaps’ or a nice perception that subsided over time. Its truth seemed to embed itself into my very soul.



Reasons Why to Buy My Book

(Taken from Some of the Chapter Titles)

Know thyself for you are the cause of life.

The Mind

The relationship between thinking and emotions.

Feelings are the power that flows along the circuitry of associations I have about what I think goes with what.

Memories:  How the mind uses memories to give life its narrative.

My memories are powerful and will bend the truth of what I see into shapes that fit the comfort of my assumptions.

Beliefs: How the beliefs that we carry constitute our Law of Attraction.

What I think because of what I see depends on the beliefs that are in residence at the time.

The reason why:  The why-we-do-what-we-do is the power behind the act. They are the meaning in a look, the authority behind the words.

The why we do what we do may not always have words but, it will always have a feeling of a meaning.

Will:  How the mind uses willpower to enact the beliefs we carry.

Will is the part of the mind that chooses who I will be from the meaning I have about what I see and think.

The mind can only be conscious according the remit that our feelings give it.

Being Human

Being a human is a phenomenal thing. We have a profound ability to create and give meaning to life; to discern our future, and to direct our consciousness to anything we choose.


We have always loved; fear is something we have learnt.

The fears that we carry do no honour to our hearts purpose. they close the door to its light and make us deaf to its wisdom.

Vulnerability and Fragility

Vulnerability and fragility, do not confuse the two. One lives in fear, the other in love, and it is only love that can dissolve the illusion of fear.

Learning to Love Yourself

Learning to love yourself is tricky because you have to be soft to the parts of us that make us hard.


Each day we start again, try with our heart to be the person we love to be. We never stop, never do less than our best, it may be a misinformed best or even a grumpy best, but it was always the best at the time. It’s been the story of our extraordinary life. So, we should forgive ourself for any hurt we have done because of who we thought we should have been, but were not.


Love is the source of all heroic deeds and all the lights of the world, for all great achievements are born from an idea of love. Without love, hope has no home, courage no direction, and fortitude no purpose.

Divining the Divine Self

We are never really far away from the stream of life. It’s only our thought that we are that makes it so.



Toby Negus has studied and taught spiritual and personal development in the UK and around the world for over two decades. He is qualified in advanced counselling, as a life coach and as a Cognitive Behaviour therapist. He is an Amazon best-selling author of a collaborative Conscious Creators book and has illustrated and self published two books on the subject of self-awareness and the spiritual journey. He is also a published author of a children’s book The Boy Who Dreamed in Colour. He has given talks and run workshops in support of his published work within the UK.

In the last few years, he has created many pieces of artwork that are a reflection of his spiritual journey. These have appeared in magazines and have been exhibited in the UK.











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  1. Toby ~ Good morning!! Welcome to FAB!! It is so great to have you here!! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour :)

  2. Thank you for hosting my new book :-)

  3. I love the title of your book. I was a counselor in my early years and I can relate to what you are writing about. However, I can always learn and impliment new ways in my life. Thqnk you for your giveaway!