Rebecca Campbell’s Light is the New Black was given to me as Christmas present last year by my sister. I have just completed reading it and can honestly say that throughout the course of reading, I recommended the book to about five of my friends. Her words are very inspiring and really resonated with every fiber of my being. She writes as though she is speaking directly to you – woman, to woman – and her inner light permeates the pages. I believe we can all learn how to be true to our authentic selves and she encourages us to do so in the pursuit of spiritual ‘enlightenment’. I excitedly await Rebecca’s second book, due to hit shelves later this year – Rise Sister Rise.
You know that niggling feeling you get sometimes? The feeling that you should be doing something more with your life than what you’re currently doing? Well, that feeling will never leave you unless you are true to your authentic self. As Rebecca puts it, whether you want to be a singer, a writer, an artist, or whatever it is you want to do, do not wait for someone to give you permission to do it. You are avoiding your authentic self by denying who you are. If you want to be a singer – you already are. Same goes if you are a writer, an artist or whatever your heart desires. You don’t need anyone’s validation because you simply already are. Do not do it for the followers or the likes, do it for you, regardless of the outcome. This is the only way to be true to your authentic self and spread your light like wildfire.
Rebecca recounts a past life regression in which she was transported back to the time, right before she entered this lifetime. Here, she was given her own personal life mission from what she describes as The Councils of Light.
“I was taken to a massive, open, very bright and white space where many other souls were gathering too. While I could not see other ‘people,’ I could see and feel their energy as balls of buzzing, glowing white light…It was like the best reunion you could possibly imagine,” she writes.
What I read next absolutely blew my mind and resonated with my soul so deeply, that it was in this moment I realised what I was put on this Earth to do. It was in this moment I realised my life purpose.
Suddenly, everything made sense. Why I so passionately perused the field of journalism. Why I had to meet my ex and experience severe heartbreak in order to awaken me from my slumber and begin my blog. That this sequence of events was already written for me so I too, could follow what lights me up, and in doing so, light up the world around me. And it just so happens that I’ve noticed a chain reaction of spiritual awakening around me, in which new people I meet discuss deep and meaningful matters, people come to me for advice on healing and those previously in my life continue to have these discussions with me. And it’s all thanks to my awakening, and the discovery of my life purpose – to help others heal by sharing my own journey, and by relaying important information from experts in the field.
I recently had a reading by Tala Scott at a psychic and wellbeing expo – and she validated this for me. I can’t tell you the immense relief I feel knowing that I have discovered the path which gives me utmost joy. And while it may not pay the bills for now, I write because it lights me up, regardless of the outcome. I have full faith that I can manifest my truest belief, that my life purpose will support me in all aspects within this lifetime.
I want to share more information from Light is the New Black in another post, as Rebecca makes some beautiful points about being true to your authentic self. There is no doubt that this book was meant land in my hands, just as you were meant to be reading this right now. I highly suggest getting yourself a copy of the book but for now, I will leave you with my story and the connection I had to this particular page. Perhaps you were one of the souls at The Councils of Light too?
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