Light is the New Black – Book Review

Light is the New Black

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.”

One of my favorite reads so far this year is Rebecca Campbell's Light is the New Black. Today, I'm sharing my thoughts and insights, plus how I'm incorporating some of the concepts into my own life.

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BOOK REVIEW: LIGHT IS THE NEW BLACK

One of the things that I love (and some 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.

One of my favorite reads so far this year is Rebecca Campbell's Light is the New Black. Today, I'm sharing my thoughts and insights, plus how I'm incorporating some of the concepts into my own life.

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.

One of my favorite reads so far this year is Rebecca Campbell's Light is the New Black. Today, I'm sharing my thoughts and insights, plus how I'm incorporating some of the concepts into my own life.

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.

One of my favorite reads so far this year is Rebecca Campbell's Light is the New Black. Today, I'm sharing my thoughts and insights, plus how I'm incorporating some of the concepts into my own life.

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.

One of my favorite reads so far this year is Rebecca Campbell's Light is the New Black. Today, I'm sharing my thoughts and insights, plus how I'm incorporating some of the concepts into my own life.


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.

I have been using Light is the New Black during my Miracle Morning routine as the “R” in my S.A.V.E.R.S.

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!

Kara Benz
Kara Benz is the artist and author behind Boho Berry, where she inspires her readers to lead a more centered, fulfilled, and inspired life. Kara also runs a successful sticker shop on Etsy – Boho Berry Paperie.
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  • Thanks for this review, Kara! I’ve seen this book floating around some of my favorite personal development blogger/instagrammers feeds and it seemed a bit much for me, but I think I’m going to give it a go. :)

  • Bridget

    This looks wonderful. I actually love this type of format. Thanks Kara!

  • Kari B

    Yay a new personal development book! Thanks for sharing! Also, if you need any mini tip Monday video ideas maybe you can share with us an update to your morning routine :)

  • Peggy Coffey

    I may be in the minority, and maybe because I’m older than most of you, but I find that women read personal development books and forget about them. Personal development begins in your own brain and heart. A book can give you directions but it won’t do it for you.I was very lucky to be raised by parents that made no distinction between what I could do and what my brothers could do. We were all raised to believe we could do anything. Then I was fortunate enough to marry a man that believed that too. My daughters are engineers and architects, my son is a writer. They know they are capable of changing the world. A book will put you on the path but you have to continue to follow it.

  • Mandee Love

    I haven’t heard of this one! I’m reading all of Gabrielle Bernstein right now, but this one is definitely next. The quote by Dalai Lama gets me, he is such an incredible human being. And to the comment below, I forget most of what I read within hours. That’s why I take notes on EVERY non-fiction title I read. If something inspires me, I’ll make a chart/drawing/whatever to hang up next to my desk so I don’t forget. Thanks for the review!

  • Sarah

    Ordered and now reading. Thanks for the recommendation!