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Book Giveaway, Early Bird Pricing, Why I Wrote It (And What’s In It For You)

December 7, 2019

Chakra Empowerment for Women is officially published! I know some of you have already received the book. I deeply appreciate your support, hope you enjoy it, and welcome your reviews (especially on Amazon and Goodreads which use them for rankings – think what would help someone decide if this book is for them.) I wanted to let you know of current promotions and events, and share a little about why I wrote this book the way I did, which may help you get the most out of it.

First of all for you Goodreads fans, I am running a giveaway from now until December 18th, for 25 signed copies (if you’ve already bought the book maybe you can gift it and keep this one if you win!) I’ll also answer any questions posted there (although of course I’ll do that here too.)

Also a reminder that Early Bird Pricing for the corresponding web seminar ends at 11:59pm December 8th (publication date). This is an opportunity to integrate the material more deeply into your life, with breakout sessions and energetic support from me over a three month period. You can read more about it here. I will be reducing my private sessions while I am conducting this course so that I can give it my full support.

If you need to hear more about the book before you know if it’s right for you, I have done a number of podcast interviews (which has been more fun than I anticipated), and each has had a slightly different slant. With ‘Energetic Alchemist’ Yolanda at Reiki Radio we focused a lot on women’s life cycles and relationship to our bodies. With Chance Garton at Innerverse we talked more about energy healing in general within the context of spiritual growth, trauma healing, and the masculine/feminine. With Karen Hager at Out of the Fog we focused on the foundations of chakra work – what really are the chakras, what are the different ways we can connect with them, and what role can energy work play in our overall personal development.

I’ll be on several more shows in the coming weeks, including some live, and for those of you in the Los Angeles area will be doing two local book signings. You can check where to listen or go on the book website event page.

Of course I am also out there on social media more than usual – join me at the book page on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or GoodReads. And if you have the book, I’d love for you to post a picture of yourself and tag:-) Many of you here at this blog have been with me for a long time, and I really appreciate your support in this new venture.

Now a little on what I was trying to accomplish in this book and why I wrote it the way I did. We are living in a very dense time energetically. It is part of the spiritual teachings on this time in history within virtually every tradition I can think of that energy is becoming denser and impacts us in a more physical way. We are seeing that in the intense ‘otherization’ and tribalization occurring in politics and really in every aspect of society. It is more critical than ever to have tools for working with energy consciously. This is why I structured the book around 12 Chakra ‘Empowerments’ or tools. They are very different than chakra meditations. In chakra meditations we generally seek to either bring the kundalini up from the lower chakras into the crown, or to go through the doorway of a particular chakra into the planes of light or vibrations available through it. With these Empowerments we are seeking to go in the other direction – we are pulling energy through into our mind and body. And we are using the power of our energetic memory to train ourselves to be able to do this very quickly. I feel that developing this ability in some form is very important for any sensitive being on this planet at this time, and it will only get more so.

So this is the #1 reason the book is structured around these, and why these are not actually chakra meditations. For this reason, even if you are already very familiar with the chakras, I urge you to consider trying to really work with these in a deep way, and through them gain more conscious control over your energy body and how the world impacts it.

Secondly, of course, I wanted to bring forth women’s energy body teachings in a wider way. I continue to read very popular books about the chakras, or spiritual systems using them, which make no mention whatsoever of differences in women’s and men’s subtle bodies, even when they are talking about the subtle body level closest to the physical (and of course as I’ve often talked about here, there are levels to the chakras, and it is the levels closest to the physical most impacted by these differences.) I recently read a very popular spiritual book, written by a man, that incorporates ‘energy center’ meditation, and talks about the lower two chakras in the context of sexuality with absolutely no mention of the power of procreative energy and the womb! The energy that creates life, and the spiritual doorway that births it, is completely ignored! (And of course if you’ve been around here awhile you know that the power of this chakra is not about giving physical birth, but all the magical ways we can utilize this energy in our lives to create and inspire.) Let alone the energy changes corresponding to the life cycles and phases of menstruation, pregnancy, post-partum, perimenopause and menopause. We are still so deeply uncomfortable with these topics that women are not able to own the amazing power available to them at these times, and often only relate to them as hindrances and medical events. 

That being said, I am very sensitive to the fact that at this time discussions of gender are old-fashioned to many. And I hope some day it will really be a non-issue energetically. As I have often said, in my experience those who identify as female will generally find the particular mapping I am using in this book the most relevant, but gender is a spectrum, and others may too. Calling it Chakra Empowerment for Women is not about exclusion, but about redressing an imbalance that is still very much present energetically in each of us and the world, and this is one way of helping to redress that imbalance. Ultimately this book is for anyone seeking to redress this imbalance within themselves.

And the final reason I wrote this book is to make self-healing techniques for sexual trauma healing more widely available. In the midst of #MeToo more and more individuals are coming forth with their histories, or recognizing past events as traumatic, and seeking healing. Many organizations, therapists, and healers are seeking to meet this need, including those like The Breathe Network which helps connect survivors with trauma sensitive holistic healers of all types, but the truth is that many people do not have access to these. While this book on its own is not meant to be a healing program, and I hope anyone working through sexual abuse or assault has a wide and deep support network, the book is a starting point, and based on the teleseminars I have done and emails I have received about the free ebook I published in the past, a book of this type can be a lifeline. All healing is ultimately self-healing and we have much more power within us than we know. I hope this helps awaken that inner wisdom within many.

So I hope that you will find something of value in this book, whatever ‘level’ you are coming to it from. I truly value your readership and any feedback or questions that you have. Feel free to leave them here or at Goodreads. And blessings to you as you move into the Winter Solstice – may you dive deep, shed the past, and shift into a beautiful, joyful, wise and powerful new you in 2020. I will be back in January to share about the Year of the Rat, which will be upon us before you know it!

 

 

6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 8, 2019 5:07 pm

    Reblogged this on The Light Behind the Story.

  2. Sylvia Guerra permalink
    December 8, 2019 6:25 pm

    I use my time in the car as my personal “enrichment” time by listening to Audio books. By any chance will this be available in Audio version? Read by you, the author would be really great!

  3. Anonymous permalink
    December 9, 2019 4:23 pm

    Congratulations Lisa! I look forward to reading it. Is it true the kindle does not have the images? Are they essential to have?

  4. December 9, 2019 5:45 pm

    Hi Sylvia, that is a 2020 goal but not out yet sorry:-( But I appreciate hearing from you that you would like one, that will spur me on! You might like some of the podcast interviews I posted, and some new ones coming up too – those you could listen to if you have decent coverage on your drive. – Lisa

  5. December 9, 2019 5:47 pm

    Hi Anon, the Kindle has smaller black and white pictures of each chakra empowerment visual at the start of each chapter. The print book has these too, but also includes a color insert with all of them larger in color:-( Sorry that’s not possible in the ebook. Hopefully the smaller pics and descriptions will be enough to guide you through. I know the print version is a bit pricey but the color pictures is why. Be sure to enter the Goodreads giveaway listed above to get a chance to win a print copy. – Lisa

  6. January 13, 2020 9:54 am

    Always here, always now! 🙂

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