Your Handwriting Can Change Your Life

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YOUR HANDWRITING CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE is a do-it-yourself, step-by-step approach to transforming the commonplace activity of writing into an easy and effective self-help therapy. A graphic representation of the mental tendencies that shape our thinking, our handwriting naturally changes when our lives are dramaticcally altered. Now vimla Rodgers demonstrates that the reverse is also true; when we purposefully change our handwriting, we develop new, more positive attitudes toward life. In this new book the author teaches readers how to read between, around and right into the lines they pen and how to write their way to a better future.
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ISBN-13: 9780684865416
ISBN-10: 0684865416
Pagini: 176
Ilustrații: b-w art thoughout
Dimensiuni: 140 x 214 x 10 mm
Greutate: 0.17 kg
Ediția: Original
Editura: Touchstone Publishing
Colecția Touchstone

Notă biografică

Vimala Rodgers is an educator, handwriting expert, and motivational speaker, as well as the Director of The Vimala Rodgers Institute of Integral Handwriting Studies in Cool, California, where she lives. She can be contacted at


Chapter 1: What Is Handwriting?

The focus of this book is to guide you, the reader, in allowing your hidden gifts, ideas, and abilities to tumble forth -- treasures that you tucked away early on. As young children we all developed our own reasons for denying what we really loved to do or for not expressing an idea that no one had heard of before. Innocently sharing it and being greeted with adult ridicule rather than encouragement was often enough to have us quietly stuff those special ideas into a secret place inside -- but they don't go away. They merely hide...waiting, waiting.

The wall that barricades these special gifts and sabotages our intentions to let them come out of hiding is a simple four-letter word: fear. It lives in our mind. We have put it there, and only we can dismantle it and allow our unique gifts to surface.

I can hear your question: "What does my handwriting have to do with all this?" I thought you'd never ask.


Our handwriting is far more than a succession of words put together to create a means of communication. It is a map of our attitude toward life, a labyrinthine pathway to long-forgotten hiding places inside, a diagram of our unconscious mind. In simple terms, our writing patterns are clear indicators of how we feel about ourselves. They are a measure of our self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-reliance; they indicate our fears as well as our unique abilities. Self-image is the lens through which we see life, and handwriting patterns mirror the components of the prescription in that lens.

Although the hand -- or teeth or toes -- holds the pen, it is the brain that causes it to move as it does. When we write, each movement of the pen not only reflects the attitudes we have about ourselves, it reinforces them. Each time we press the pen to the paper to create a letter formation, connect letters, or shape a margin, we are declaring, "This is who I am." The more often we write in a specific manner, the more deeply that attitude is ingrained in our psyche.

Most of us have seen handwriting that caused us to gasp, laugh, or feel a certain way. Signatures especially. At one time or another you may have shown an unknown writer's handwriting or signature to someone and said, "Look at this!" You don't have to be a handwriting expert to gain insights about people through their writing. Essentially, handwriting is a graphic representation of our interpretation of life, indicating how we feel about ourselves and how this feeling affects our view of those around us.


Graphology, also called handwriting analysis, is the science that correlates handwriting patterns with personality traits. Professional graphologists are trained in the interpretation of handwriting patterns and their relationship to the personality. Their expertise lies in drawing up a list of personality traits based on a thorough study of a handwriting sample.


Graphotherapy is the behavioral science that invites the writer to take pen in hand and change self-defeating aspects of the personality by altering specific strokes in the handwriting. Graphotherapists are trained in graphology and have additional training in psychology. Their expertise is to guide the client in altering handwriting patterns as a means of removing negative thought habits and replacing them with positive, self-supportive ones. By changing writing patterns we simultaneously reconfigure the neuropathways in the brain that record our self-image.

Writing Systems

I have been fascinated with handwriting patterns since before I could read; as far back as I can remember, the letters of the alphabet have been a special source of intrigue and discovery for me. When as a young teen I took on the study of interpreting handwriting patterns, I ended up doing my own empirical research as I found that most books on graphology were either outdated or did not agree with one another. Through my own studies I discovered that Truth occurs not from belief but only through experience.

From studying pictures of scratchings on ancient cave walls to papyrus rolls and mysterious alphabetical etchings such as Ugaritic script, Akkadian cuneiform, Linear A, and Linear B, my interest in handwriting gained momentum. As I investigated writing systems and phonetic alphabets from around the world I became intrigued at the cross-cultural patterns among them. I found that it was not just the Hebrew or Greek Cabala or the Germanic runes that ordained a special meaning to each alphabetical letter, but that countless traditions around the world did the same thing; the Roman alphabet was no exception.

Then there is Sanskrit. The more deeply I study this incredible language, the foundation of all Indo-European languages, the more spellbound I become by the ancient alphabet in which it is written called Devanagari or script of the gods. The Sanskrit language itself, known as Devavani or language of the gods, is not only a deep well of spiritual knowledge, it is also mathematically and tonally precise.

For now, however, the Roman alphabet remains my touchstone, for it is an amazingly rich acculturation of numerous traditions. Besides, I am passionately in love with the English language.

The Vimala Alphabet

In my freshman year of college I took the required Logic course, memorized all of Aristotle's syllogisms, and came up with a personal vision based on conclusions predicated on a modified syllogism of my own. Here it is:

Since each stroke of the pen reaffirms a thinking habit, and each thinking habit shapes our self-image, and self-image is the lens through which we see life, and this lens determines our behavior...if an alphabet were designed that exhibited only the most noble human traits, world peace might be a possibility.

Ah, the visionary mind of a teen! At the time I had no concept of the research or time a project such as this would involve, nor could I envision the joy it would provide along the way.

It has taken me well over thirty years of researching, designing, and refining to accomplish my goal. The end result is The Vimala Alphabet. It is the only writing system that uses handwriting not only as a means of communication but also as a character-building tool, for the shape of each letter reaffirms the writer's most noble qualities. By the mere act of moving the pen across the paper using this alphabet as a model, the writer, on a subconscious level, reaffirms the aspects each letter represents.

Each stroke of The Vimala Alphabet supports the child of God who lives within us all, the child who has a hearty sense of self-esteem, gutsy self-confidence, vigorous curiosity, positive outlook, intrepid creativity, the wisdom of innocence, rampant tolerance, and clear communication skills.

When children use this writing system they establish a repertoire of value-based thinking habits. When adults write these letters they uncover long-hidden abilities and generate the self-confidence to begin expressing them. Turn the page to see what the alphabet looks like.

Copyright © 2000 by Vimala Rodgers



Part One


Chapter 1: What Is Handwriting?

Chapter 2: Questions & Answers

Chapter 3: Major Components of Handwriting

Part Two


Chapter 4: The Families of the Alphabet

Chapter 5: The Family of Communication

Aa: The Letter of Stardom

Oo: The Letter of Verbal Communication

Dd: The Letter of Sensitivity

Gg: The Letter of Prosperity

Qq: The Letter of Selfless Service

Pp: The Letter of Self-lovability

Chapter 6: The Family of Learning and Evaluating

Yy: The Letter of Self-acknowledgment

Uu: The Letter of Openmindedness

Ww: The Letter of the Teacher

Vv: The Letter of Discernment

Chapter 7: The Family of Honoring and Expressing

Mm: The Letter of Divine Grace

Nn: The Letter of Friendship

Hh: The Letter of Dynamic Self-expression

Chapter 8: The Family of Insight

Ll: The Letter of Innate Spirituality

Ee: The Letter of Tolerance

Ii: The Letter of Clear Perception

Jj: The Letter of Intuition

Chapter 9: The Family of Applied Creativity

Ff: The Letter of Using One's Talents in Service to Others

Rr: The Letter of Innate Creativity

Ss: The Letter of Balance

Chapter 10: The Family of Status

Tt: The Letter of Status

Th th Ligature: The Letter of Flexibility

Kk: The Letter of Handling Authority

Bb: The Letter of Spirit-centered Business

Chapter 11: The Family of Trusting and

Inner Authority

Cc: The Letter of Complete Trust

Xx: The Letter of Inner Authority

Chapter 12: The Z Stands Alone

Zz: The Letter of Perfect Contentment

Part Three


Chapter 13: How to Practice

Your Handwriting Changes





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Elaine St. James author of Simplify Your Life Vimala reveals with infectious enthusiasm a wealth of powerful techniques that, I can promise from my own experience with them, will definitely change your life.
Christiane Northrup, M.D. author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom [This book] is just plain exciting. I feel strongly that Vimala Rodgers is right, so I'm starting my handwriting changes today. I urge you to do the same.
Henriette Anne Klauser, Ph.D. author of Write It Down, Make It Happen Mr. Palmer, step aside. The Vimala Alphabet is ready to change the world. Vimala Rodgers is passionate about her topic and makes it fun to play along.
Bernie Siegel, M.D. author of Love, Medicine and Miracles and Prescriptions for Living Symbols are the key to communication. Read this fascinating book about self-expression to understand yourself and your ability to change.
Margaret Shepherd author of Calligraphy Made Easy and The Art of the Handwritten Note Vimala offers a fresh, pure, and striking alphabet to anyone whose handwriting needs some encouragement even those who are ready to give up. If you clutch and go dismal at the thought of presenting yourself on paper, you need this book.
Andrew Ramer author of Angel Answers and Revelations for a New Millennium What yoga is to the body-mind, Vimala Rodgers¹s work is for the mind-body. I highly recommend her joyful book to everyone on the path toward healing and wholeness; it¹s a missing link in the holistic field.