You are Light
Learn how to have all the love joy peace and security you desire in this compassionate and healing meditation workbook.
The Divine Spark within you shines brighter than ten thousand suns. You are an eternally burning ember in the flame of God. This is revelation - words of illumination given for the here and now when millions of people are awakening to their Truest Selves and longing to live their lives from this sacred awareness. It is a new time requiring a fresh innovative scripture that will encourage the global consciousness that is emerging everywhere. In this gentle and healing meditation book Monica McDowell unveils eight words that reveal a persons Truest Self. At the heart of each of the eight chapters is a vibrant spiritual message followed by a practical workbook section to help readers connect with their own highest and best inner guidance. This groundbreaking work will take seeker shaman and sage to the brightest core of who they are inspiring with words so uplifting from a love so vast that no one will be unchanged in the reading of it.
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I would recommend this special ray of hope to anyone looking to find themselves in the simplest and most direct way possible. As you can tell this gem has without a doubt made it easily into my spiritual toolbox .~ Riki Frahmann, Mystic Living Today
To eliminate darkness, you can reflect light, or you can be light. Reverend Monica McDowell accomplishes both with her slim, well-written book, You Are Light. It magnifies seven qualities of soul by focusing on one word for each facet. “Just as white light is refracted into the seven spectral colors of the rainbow, so too, these seven words flesh out what it means to be Light in living form” (1).
McDowell dedicates one chapter to each dimension of soul. Every chapter begins, “I heard the Divine say, ‘Tell the people: You are’ …” (3), followed by the naming and expansion of the word for that chapter. The messages are “a result of … a steady stream of words flowing into [McDowell’s] brain, coming from … Spirit” (116). Every account sparkles with wisdom and blessing.
Following each extemporaneous description of each aspect of soul, McDowell provides a workbook section with exercises that “help you seek the Light within and wait for answers that will be given to you” (8). Questions open the mind and heart. Meditations anchor the teachings and facilitate transformative healing. Affirmations generate positive, life-giving energy. McDowell reveals the Divine through examples drawn from various cultures and across faith traditions. Each chapter ends with a short list for further study. The references name scholarly citations and theoretical works alongside poetry, mystical writings, self-help manuals, and other resources.
Written for those interested in spirituality and healing, McDowell’s book speaks to the issues of spiritual direction as it suggests lectio divina, centering prayer, chanting, and additional practices that help the reader “consciously live … life from this sacred place” (1) of spiritual awareness. Readers can enjoy the book from cover to cover or randomly by chapter. The workbook sections support individual reflection and group discussion. Spiritual directors might explore this book for their own growth in addition to suggesting it as a resource for spiritual directees.
A spiritual director, ordained minister, and healer, McDowell “compiled the words for this book, because the dawning of one’s Truest Self requires a new scripture, if you will—something to draw the soul upward and forward as it integrates Light into the here and now” (2). The scriptural portion of each chapter reaches beyond mind to touch the soul. Then the workbook exercises wrap body, mind, and emotions in an embrace that integrates our earthly aspects with the divine dimension of soul.
As I savored the book, at least one meditation in each chapter provided deep healing that cleared space for expanded awareness of the Divine in my life. You Are Light shines like a rainbow bridge to the world beyond our world.~ Dr. Catherine Grytting in \"Presence\", http://sdiworld.org/amazon/book-reviews/bonus-reviews/you-are-light2.html
Monica leads us with clarity grace and beauty through the most important journey of our lives â€” to meet greet and fall in love with our truest selves. If you have ever wanted a deeper more meaningful life you will find it with the divine guidance of this amazing book. Monica McDowell is surely a guiding Light on this earth. ~ Sher Emerick, Creator and Executive Producer of the television and internet series SAGE â€” A Deeper Journeyâ„¢