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Light Is The New Black

Posted on September 5, 2015

Light Is the New Black is a guidebook for a new breed of women who are here to be bright lights in the world – modern-day lightworkers, who agreed to be here at this time in history. In order to thrive in this new age, everything we do must be an authentic expression of who we truly are. Light Is the New Black will guide you back home to the callings of your soul, so you can light up the world with your presence.


Genre: Self-Help/Spiritual (Non-Fiction)
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Sunshine for the Soul and Goosebumps…

They say that when the student is ready the teacher will appear. Well, Rebecca Campbell’s powerfully uplifting book, Light Is The New Black, fell into my hands at the very moment I consciously decided it was time to be spending less time with those who wish to dim my light. This cannot be a coincidence! And as has become my custom with all new Self-Help genre reads, I totally devoured this book in two evenings… then went back and savoured it all, letting the author’s words seep into my soul. There is just so much to cherish and adore about this book, one of the latest summer 2015 releases from Hay House, that I simply don’t know where to begin…

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Rebecca has so many messages.
Which she lovingly shares with us in punchy nuggets making this the perfect book to dip in and out of for an instant hit of uplifting goodness. Whether you are already semi-enlightened and looking for further spiritual truth, or at rock bottom with the ‘reality’ in which you find yourself, rest assured that the words in this book will move you in the direction of much greater stuff. Writing that is honest and raw, yet equally polished as a diamond is something quite elusive, yet Rebecca achieves exactly that; speaking directly with each one of us at soul level in such a way that it feels she has penned the entire book for one person. Which would also be as true as saying she has written this for humanity… in particular the rising feminine and the walking away of men and women from the fear based patriarchy which has governed us for so long. We are ONE, each as relevant and needed on planet earth as the next person standing by our side.

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Life is all about our light.
And Rebecca is giving us ‘permission’ to crank it up. BIG time.

It doesn’t matter how far our light shines, only that we shine it.

and

Live your life to Beyonce dance moves.

have already become affirmations for 2015 in this household.

The author explains how our light is as contagious as a ripple, as infectious as laughter; something I know I see evidence of more and more in my everyday life, just by being me. To receive this kind of personal reconfirmation that your chats on the phone with family, your coffee catch-ups with friends, and the uplifting emails you go out of your way to send to people you hardly know DO make a difference in raising the consciousness of the world, well, it’s really quite magic. And so we read on and realise that actually it’s not about being a Hollywood actor, a peace activist or a novelist; it’s not about the overall we wear to work, the nurses’ scrubs or the name badge at the checkout either… It’s about US. It’s all about you being YOU, me being ME, us being our authentic SELVES. Simply put, the world would crumble without our unique presence and gifts.

You can’t please all the people.
What I particularly love about this book is the immense relief it brought to me to be reminded that I am not for everyone… But that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t come out of the ‘spiritual closet’ bit by bit – far from it – because only then my posse can find me!

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I laughed and I cried.
The author’s description of (quite literally) bowling the infamous Louise Hay over at a Hay House event was hilarious. It reminded me of my own starstruck-bundle-of-nervous-energy ways of the past! And then in parts I was moved to tears. Rebecca recounts a vision from a past life regression with the Councils of Light when a mass gathering of awakened souls were being given their personal missions for life on earth. In fact she likens it to the frenzy of a Kylie Minogue concert! Rebecca: I was there. For sure I was there. I cried in recognition of your words at this point. I cannot even begin to explain how or why but something deep within – it must have been my soul – really stirred.

Rock bottom becomes cracked open.
What a way melancholic way Rebecca uses to portray our dark night(s) of the soul; those times when we are sure that we can’t possibly tumble any further into despair… and yet we do. Her prayer for us all is that we are ‘cracked open’ enough that we may start all over again as our authentic selves, rebuilding our foundations so they are ‘stronger than the Acropolis’. And I so get that. Now… For those of us who are used to regularly seeing beyond the veil of illusion that is the ‘real world’, we will have been there. We may have lost all our worldly possessions or lost all our loved ones. But we know that only once we reached the stage where we broke in two, only when the layers of the inauthentic were completely stripped away could we re-birth and wipe the slate clean for the stories we always wanted to create in our life but had never before dared.

A fresh take on old ideas.
We’re particularly encouraged, wholeheartedly, to send our own beams of light out into the stratosphere via social media. Rebecca must be my Pinterest twin! I adore spending ten minutes… okay, it’s often slightly more, pinning away my own ‘unique brand’. And as a marketing expert, the author explains just how important that is when it comes to getting more in tune with who we truly are. She also asks us to think consciously, responsibly, about the nature of the posts we ‘like’ on Facebook, to choose the positive and pass the negative by. And this makes perfect sense from a Law of Attraction point of view. By sending our energy in the direction of our wants we inspire our followers to do the same… and so the Mexican wave goes on.

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Dance party for one?
Do It, says Rebecca. And now I feel less ‘oddball’ for having spent at least 20 minutes of most of my ‘working’ days as a writer this year enjoying a frenzied boogie to Muse, Kirsty Macoll and The Scissor Sisters. Light Is The New Black says a resounding YES to kookiness and quirks in all of their wonderful worldly guises. Light Is The New Black says YES to breaking the mold, and Light is The New Black YES to spilling over/being ‘too much’/spreading our wings and shouting whatever our IT is out from the rooftops.

This #ydy (you do you) stuff is addictive, Rebecca.

Hurry up with the next book!

Light is the New Black, by Rebecca Campbell is published by Hay House.
ISBN: 978-1-401948-50-4

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