Category Archives: Soul Books

Why We Are Born – by Akemi G

“Why We Are Born” – by Akemi G. I hardly know where to begin with this soul filled book! If you are grasping to understand the concepts of “Spirituality”, or have had a gnawing sense you are here for a purpose, or that there is some greater, bigger divine plan – This book is for you!

akemiThis self published work is the creation of Akemi Gaines – Akashic Record Reader, owner of the Facebook page Akashic Records, and author of several novels. Akemi has simplified complex spiritual concepts, and written them in a language everyone can understand!

I am deeply grateful to Akemi for this book. Since reading, I have recommended it to countless clients and friends. For although I have had many conversations on the subject of this book – there is nothing like being able to quietly contemplate the thoughts and feelings that arise when faced with answers to lifelong persistent questions! Take the time to really feel into this book, to acknowledge where it hits you, where it lands within you.

There will be aspects of this book you agree with – you will nod and smile, and may even have a deeper sense of peace. There may also be aspects that cause you to react, disagree, rally against – the Ego has a way of rejecting anything that is perceived as a threat to it!

By remaining open to possibility, by placing everything in the realm of possibility, we begin to understand our infinite potentiality – Not just ours as the individual, but ours as the collective.

“As Spirit, we are already One and we know Love. We know everything and all the wisdom. This ideal condition, however, wasn’t enough for us. So we have chosen to experience love, rather than just knowing it. For this grand purpose we have set up this reality, a stage where we can exercise our power to apply our wisdom so that we can experience Love.”

What if everything you, we, are experiencing is a call to remember our selves as Love? To exercise our divinity and to actually BE all the Love and wisdom we already are! Everything happens for us. Everything is a blessing. It is either a direct blessing, or a blessing disguised as a lesson. This may seem difficult to digest in the face of tragedy. Yet even tragedy is a call to open our hearts wider, to dig deeper into the well of understanding and wisdom, to find the compassion within.

“Why We Are Born” is full of “light” and “love”. Written in Akemi’s trade mark straight forward style it is clear, direct and removes many of the misunderstandings and misconceptions of spiritual teachings. Whether you are just beginning your journey, or well along the path, this book offers insights that will remind you, despite its challenges, just how incredible life is! And just what a gift you are!

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The Gifts of Imperfection

“The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brene Brown is a gift in itself. A book, which landed in my hands, right at the time I needed it! Although slender and succinct, don’t let this fool you into thinking it is lightweight, or that it is not worth its weight! If it calls to you on any level – read it!

Ten little chapters packed with wisdom that often challenged, cajoled and unwittingly enticed deep-seated patterns, behaviours, and memories to surface, in the light of new awareness.

With a conversational writing style, Brene Brown managed to have me nodding in agreement, pausing in sudden realisation and expressing a depth of grief I did not know was within me. As grief gave way to understanding, forgiveness and acceptance, I felt a stronger more vulnerable me emerge…

breneinfinite2I sat with my vulnerability and finally recognised this as my strength. What a shift in perception! My own imperfections hidden under the illusion of my “perfect” mask, held all the answers. As fear of my imperfections gave way to seeing them as signposts for learning and growing, I began to get a sense of my true self, my authentic voice.

Part of me had been submerged, pushed down deep, out of fear of being “different”, not “fitting in”, or simply not “being good enough” – my heart was not “whole” – there were parts of me I had hidden, rejected, dismissed. Parts of me unloved. What power lies in being able to examine these parts with love and compassion, to bring them to light, and accept the lesson and the ultimate gift they each revealed.

Knowing ourselves is the journey of a lifetime… with “The Gifts of Imperfection”, Brene Brown has created an immensely valuable tool to making the journey to whole hearted living – a place of Being, where we live with authenticity, courage, compassion and connection.

The Gifts of Imperfection is a book I keep within easy reach, as a reminder to Embrace All of Who I Am.

Julie Parker, Heart and Soul matters

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