Transformation Goddess Book Review

transformation goddess book review

Have you read The Red Book : A Deliciously Unorthodox Approach to Igniting Your Divine Spark by Sera Beak?

The Red Book is described as nothing less than a spiritual fire starter — a combustible cocktail of Hindu Tantra and Zen Buddhism, Rumi and Carl Jung, goddesses and psychics, shaken with cosmic nudges, meaningful subway rides, haircuts, relationships, sex, dreams, and intuition. For smart, gutsy, spiritually curious women whose colorful and complicated lives aren’t reflected in most spirituality books, The Red Book is an open invitation to find your true self and start sharing that delicious truth with the world.

What I loved about this book is the way Sera coaxes you to step into your Divine feminine power. I found the book interesting and unpretentious. The resources at the back of the book are worth the price of this manuscript!

The introduction invites us to wake up and reminds us that “When sleeping women wake, mountains move.” – Chinese Proverb

The author challenges us to light the match and set our spiritual intentions free.  I especially resonated with the chapter Sacred Lipstick and Comic Lattes – 1001 ways to give prayer a makeover. Beak shines a light on the art of creative praying. Creative prayer allows for delight, and giving thanks for the little things we often take for granted.

Creative Prayer

Here are few creative prayer examples I incorporate into my life:

  • Sitting with and Connecting to my higher power through journaling prompts.
  • Singing and dancing to the music of Dave Stringer, Morcheeba, and Neko Case.
  • Expressing myself through poetry and photography.
  • Circling up with women who are are ready to heal and grow.
  • Drawing big hearts and healing words in the sand and snow.
  • Creating graphic messages to represent my capacity for BIG LOVE.

How do you see, taste, touch your divinity?

Peeling the Onion

Peeling the Onion – Who do you think you are, is another  favorite chapter.  Here we are reminded that we must establish an authentic relationship with ourselves if want to establish an authentic relationship with the Divine. We must have the courage to look beneath the surface layers of our beliefs and ideologies. We are so much more than the roles that we play. This chapter challenges us to ask the question, how does this belief, role or label serve us?  Where did these labels come from?  What might happen if remained curious and open to change in relationship to ALL of our experiences?

Journaling Prompts for your consideration:

  • Who am I under all of the layers of personal beliefs and the roles that I play?
  • Do I share my truth or stuff my feelings away?
  • Does my career sustain me, mind, body and soul?
  • Why does deep introspection make me want to numb myself out?
  • Do I fear my own power?
  • Why am I so hard on myself and others?

Every day we are in the process of becoming more of who we really are. Each of us deserves to get better acquainted with WHO WE REALLY ARE so we can become the healthiest version of our precious selves.  If you are ready to explore your spirituality, The Red Book is a refreshing guide to living a more profound life.

“I let got of almost everything that didn’t feel authentic to my soul. I let go of everything that used to define me so I could let my soul start to define me.” –Sera Beak

About the Author

 

Sera Beak is a world-traveled, Harvard-trained scholar of comparative religion who’s spent the last dozen years traveling the world exploring spirituality—from whirling with Sufi dervishes to meeting the Dalai Lama on her 21st birthday; from taking the host from a Croatian Catholic mystic who had the stigmata (truly) to having life altering visions with a shaman, and just about everything in between (she now happily deems herself a “spiritual cowgirl”).

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About Shann Vander Leek

Shann Vander Leek

Shann Vander Leek is a Transformation Goddess, Award Winning Podcaster, Best Selling Author, Producer, Podcast Coach and Media Expert. Shann is the founder of True Balance International, LLC, Transformation Goddess, Podcast Bath Media Services, and co-creator of Anxiety Slayer.

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  • Clare Dec 5, 2012, 7:31 pm

    Hello, very interesting review, it also reminds me of the book by the same name by Jung – about an outpouring of his unconscious……it sounds very intriguing indeed. Thanks for this. Love Clare

    • Shann Dec 6, 2012, 3:59 pm

      Hi Clare,

      I’m glad you found the review interesting. Thanks for your kindness.

  • shamana Dec 6, 2012, 12:47 am

    Thanks for this!!! You inspired me the down load the ibook!!! Looks awesome. Blessings for sharing this one. there’s a lot in here that can be personalized and shared with other women

    thanks again
    SHA XX

    • Shann Dec 6, 2012, 3:59 pm

      Hi Shamana,

      I’m so glad you were inspired to claim a copy!
      Enjoy!!
      XO

  • Jo Macdonald Dec 6, 2012, 11:12 am

    Thanks so much for this Shann, I remember coming across this book a while ago and wanting to get it…then forgot all about it! So a very welcome reminder thank you…another one for the christmas wish list!!!!!!

  • Shann Dec 6, 2012, 4:00 pm

    Hi Jo,

    You are most welcome. I hope your wish comes to fruition. You will love this book!
    Big LOVE!

  • Ashlee Stalling Dec 10, 2012, 7:47 pm

    This is a great review, I am definately going to look for this one as soon as I finish the book I am reading now. It also plays into The Red Book as it is a book about getting back to your true self on your terms and your way. It’s A Rebel Chick Mystic’s Guide by Lisa Selow, lisaselow.com of anyone wants to take a look. Thanks again for this review, I really can’t wait to get to it!

    • Shann Dec 10, 2012, 8:08 pm

      Thanks Ashlee,
      I look forward to checking out A Rebel Chick Mystic’s Guide!