Just last month, I ran across a copy of Light is the New Black on my Amazon recommendations. I’ll admit that I was a bit skeptical at first about this book — there are some concepts that even my extremely open mind wasn’t quite sure about — but I decided to give it a go anyway.
And boy, am I glad I did!
Here’s the synopsis from Goodreads:
“Light Is The New Black is a guidebook for a new breed of women who are here to be bright lights in the world. These women are modern day lightworkers, who agreed at soul level to be here at this time in history, to bring us into the Age of Light (lead by spirit and the divine feminine).
At the Peace Conference in Canada in 2009, when the Dalai Lama said ‘The world will be saved by the western woman’, it was a call to action for women throughout the West. Light Is The New Black is a response to that call. It guides these women to come back home to who they are at soul level, and embrace their uniqueness so they can light up the world in a way that only they can. Gone are the days of following someone else’s well-trodden path. In order to succeed in this new age, everything must be an authentic expression of who we truly are. A down-to-earth, relatable mix of one girl’s journey, channeled messages from The Universe, practical tools, and metaphysical marketing for this new social age, this book will reconnect you to the core of your being, so that you can use it to change the world.”
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BOOK REVIEW: LIGHT IS THE NEW BLACK
One of the things that I love (and that some people hate) about this book is how it is formatted.
The entire book is formed of mini-chapters — usually one or two pages long. Each chapter talks about a different concept, and skipping around so quickly can make it feel disjointed at times.
However, that is one of the reasons that I love this book so much. Instead of consuming the entire book all at once, I’m able to flip to a random page and gain some new insight without worrying about what I might have missed.
This format makes it a great book to leave on your bedside table (or even in the bathroom) to pick up and read a few quick paragraphs whenever the urge strikes.
The chapters vary in format as well, ranging from inspired writing and poetry to large, bold quotes. There are even some worksheets and guided reflections sprinkled throughout the book to help you internalize what you’re learning.
If you find yourself wondering why you are on this Earth, what your life purpose is, and looking to awaken to your life’s purpose, then this might be the book for you.
I consider myself to be awakened, and even though I know my life’s purpose, I still found a lot of value in Rebecca Campbell’s Light is the New Black.
Rebecca’s writing is very calming, yet approachable. She shares anecdotes about her life in a memoir sort of way, making the entire book very relatable.
HOW I’M IMPLEMENTING WHAT I’VE LEARNED
I often get asked why I don’t read more personal development books. The simple answer is that I like to take the time to really absorb what I’m reading and take action on some of the things I’ve learned before diving into the next book.
Every morning, I turn to a random page and read for about 20 minutes. Then, I turn to my journal (my personal journal, not my Bullet Journal) and write for a few minutes about how those passages made me feel, what insights I gained, and answers to any reflections included in the book, if any.
I’m really loving this process, and I can’t wait to dive into the sequel next — Rise Sister Rise.
Overall, I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is in search of a little spiritual guidance. If you’re open to the idea that you are here for a reason — that your life has meaning — then I think this book is for you!