By Elizabeth Radcliffe
Published September 2021
I want to get the full title in here since it was too long for the header. Here you go: Soulwork: Connecting to the Universe and your Spiritual Path to Find Your True Purpose in Life.
I don’t usually read general “finding your life purpose” books simply because while I want to pass on spirituality books that will help everyone, I also want to learn something from the non-fiction that I read. I’m pretty happy with my spiritual practice and while I’m always looking to learn and grow, there needs to be something in there, something a little different, that will hook me. This book convinced me that I needed to read it in about four pages.
How? Because the author came right out and said all she can offer is her own experience. She doesn’t have a huge social media presence nor is she trying to sell or market anything. I found that incredibly refreshing. In addition to her experience, her voice came through loud and clear. Honestly, this author is a really talented writer who isn’t afraid to show her own warts to make her point.
The book is divided into three sections. The first lays out ground rules for creating and maintaining your relationship with the Universe as well as some helpful tips for navigating it. The second section walks you through connecting with the Universe and your Spiritual Path. The third part goes into more detail on receiving and interpreting messages and guidance. The instruction is peppered with interesting and sometimes heart-wrenching accounts from her life showing clearly when she either hit a block or was able to put her own guidance into action. There are also plenty of exercises to help you along the way.
A lot of the exercises I bypassed – in part because they’re practices I already do and in part because of time. Posting a book review every other day doesn’t always give me time to linger over a book before I have to upload the review. However, I did bookmark two that I am definitely coming back to: the exercise for connecting and working with my own energy and the energy cleansing with a pendulum. I do a regular energy salt cleanse every morning but I’ve never thought about using a pendulum, so I hopped on to Etsy and bought a beautiful selenite pendulum that I’m eager to use.
I highly recommend this book to anyone at any point on their spiritual journey – even if you’re just starting to think about it or wondering what your purpose is. I converse with my guides regularly but I still got a lot out of this read. First off, I love that she explored fear or ambiguity getting in the way of your dreams. I’m a pro at putting conditions on my manifestations or focusing on the wrong thing/outcome. Second, I had to laugh when she discussed telling the difference between guidance and imagination. I’ve done that a lot. And lastly, paying attention to nature. I’ve seen more rabbits in the past month than I have in the last seven years. It’s time to pay attention to them, and I probably would have brushed them off if I hadn’t just read this book.
In fact, this book prompted me to make a new non-fiction rating scale. “It moved me to action” is one of my basis for a five-star review and since this book did just that, it definitely deserves its five-star rating. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Thank you to BookSirens for providing the ARC of this book. I have left my review honestly and voluntarily.
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