New Year’s Gratitude GIVEAWAY – 3 Amazing Books for YOU
As has become tradition the last few years, I am giving away three of my favorite books of 2013, as a big THANK YOU for your readership, support, business, and general lightness of being. This is for the comments, Facebook shares (which I’ve never been able to track to thank you in FB!), tweets, course sign-ups, referrals, and most importantly, your dedication to healing and seeking, which I feel honored to be a part of in some way, however small. All you need to do to be entered is leave a comment with a wish for 2014.
I remember talking to an obstetrician a few years back, who had recently started her own family, and from a schedule perspective really wanted to cut back on the number of births she attended, so that she could keep more regular office hours. But she just couldn’t do it. “Being present for births just never gets old.” she said, “It’s always a miracle. I can’t give it up. It’s such a privilege to play a role in it.”
This is how I feel about the work that I get to do now. To play a role in someone’s healing and spiritual journey is such a privilege. Each time someone shares an insight, or experiences a healing moment, or settles more deeply into their true awareness, I feel as if I am witnessing something miraculous. It is the light within that person pushing through barriers and limitations, rising up and expanding. It deepens my own faith and sense of connection. It never gets old.
Without fail I feel myself awed by the individual, and by the resilience of the human spirit. Our deepest self never stops wanting to grow towards the light. We often feel the opposite, and I have worked with many people who have experienced some of the worst humanity has to offer. But the light is always present too, in our desire to heal, and in our ability to do so. It gives me hope.
I have liked many books this year, so which to include was a tough call. In the end I let my intuition choose which ones to offer (close seconds were Dakini Power and Wonder, both featured in posts this year – you can check them out yourself if you haven’t already.) In the end, I think each of the ones I chose has something unique to offer, and together they represent the models for much of the work I personally do:
Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga, Sally Kempton. This outstanding contribution to divine feminine literature will help you awaken your inner Lakshmi, Kali, Durga, Parvati, Saraswati, and more. Part folklore, part how-to, part spiritual memoir, each chapter in this book covers a different Hindu goddess, bringing her alive for you, and showing you how to awaken what she represents within yourself. Sally’s anecdotes from her own spiritual journey are insightful and empowering.
The Subtle Body Practice Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Energy Healing, Cyndi Dale. This companion to her best-selling Subtle Body Encyclopedia offers exercises and techniques you can try on your own to access the power of energy healing. In one class that I took with her, Cyndi said that it was part of her personal mission statement to make energy healing teachings accessible to anyone, and this book continues her work in this regard (though established energy healers will find much to like too.)
Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict, Lama Tsultrim Allione. Although this book is not a 2013 release, it feels right to include it, as it has been such a big part of my own year. I have been pursuing certification to be a facilitator of the Feeding Your Demons process, attending two retreats at the beautiful Tara Mandala this year (Lama Tsultrim’s retreat center), and completing 108 demon-feedings of my own (many with partners, and if you were one of them – THANK YOU!) So many people feel their lives have changed through this book and/or process, so I am excited to share it here, and hope to share the process with some of you as a facilitator in 2014.
So to enter to win one of these wonderful books, just comment below, sharing a wish for 2014 – personal or worldly, whatever you like. A few notes:
- Anonymous comments are fine, although I do need your email to notify you if you win (it will not show on the post, and won’t be used for anything else.)
- You cannot choose what book you win – you will have to trust the universe:-)
- You CAN choose the format you wish to receive the book in – digital or print – I will check with you when I notify you if you’ve won.
- Winners will be drawn on New Year’s Day, one by each of my three kids, and I will post the winners here, in addition to notifying winners by email.
I look forward to reading your wishes for 2014. And again, thank you! Namaste-