What I Am Reading This Fall
What I Am Reading This Fall
A Fall Must-Read List
What I'm Reading Now...
I Love. To. Read. Love it. Fiction, non-fiction, whatever. I’m also a firm believer in self-education. As an intuitive, I feel like you can never get enough of other people’s point of view. I feel I owe it to myself to keep learning, keep stretching and keep challenging what I know. The more I read, the more words I collect, so that when a new concept arrives during a reading, I have the words to describe it accurately to my client.
Every season, I pick out a new set of books to dig into. I limit myself to four, not because I only read four, but because I commit to FINISHING all four. There are dozens of partially read books laying around my office, but these four spoke to me and will be completed by winter.
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First up is Light is the New Black by Rebecca Campbell. This book has been popping up everywhere for me for a while now and when a notice came in my email that it was $1.99 on iBooks, I decided now was the time to pay attention to it. Looking back on it, I should’ve paid attention sooner, but I will not dwell on what could’ve have been.
I am really, really enjoying this book. It’s great for beginners, great for advanced. It’s just great. I realized once I started reading it, that Rebecca Campbell and I are doing very similar work. She uses the same terms my Guides gave me to use and the same ideas and concepts. She focuses on Lightworkers and how to help them spread their light. You may ask, “Is this book for me then?” I will reply by saying, “Are you Human? Yes? Then you have a Light and you owe it to yourself to work it.”
The chapters are short, so you can read one fairly quickly before bed each night. She includes exercises, affirmations and prayers to assist you on your journey and help you to go deeper. The information included is pretty familiar to me, but it was a great refresher and a reminder that I needed to look at the basics again from where I am now, not 15 years ago. I’m enjoying “starting over” and seeing what answers I have for the questions she asks. I haven’t finished it, yet, but I recommend this for everyone.
Next up, The Highly Intuitive Child by Catherine Crawford. Light is the New Black fell into my lap, but this one I was actually actively looking for.
My small person started elementary school this fall and I thought I knew what I was doing when it came to raising a psychic child. Turns out: I have no idea what I’m doing when raising a psychic child. The challenges that school presents are not new—I went through everything that she is going through when I was a kid. However, I never came up with any way to fix those issues because I never had a kid that needed that. Until now.
Feeling fairly inept, I dug through dozens of books and decided on this one. Crawford offers help for parents feeling overwhelmed(me!) and unprepared(me, again!). She describes what the intuitive child is, the challenges they face, how to help them deal with stress, and more. She also has a list of “skills” to teach your child before they head out of the home. (Kicking myself for finding this AFTER she left, but oh well)
I’ve just started this book, so I can’t tell you if it works or not…yet. I will, however, be reading the entire thing and trying out her suggestions. I’ll keep you updated.
I like the way she’s laid the book out. If you have a sensitive kiddo in school, I’d suggest picking up this book and seeing if it works for you.
Word of Advice: Remember there are two people with two different souls involved: you and your child. I have found that although I may like this book, my child may not “feel it”. It’s important that you both “feel it”. If it’s not working for you, that’s ok. Put it down and find something that works for the BOTH of you.
I am a creature of habit. When fall comes, it always feels like I should be going back to school. Wisdom Tarot by Rachel Pollack is my “furthering education" read for the fall. I love Rachel Pollack’s approach to Tarot. She uses the Tarot to go deeper than just your basic inquiries. She uses it to answer questions of the soul. Love!
Each Major Arcana card has a short essay going more in-depth into the card itself, followed by some additional meanings and then reading layouts you can do for yourself to further delve into what the cards means to you.
I’m taking a slower approach to this book(i.e. will not be done by winter). First, it’s huge: over 450 pages. Second, this isn’t something I want to speed through. I want to soak up her views on each of the cards and see if they resonate with me and do each of the suggested readings. This would be a great book to explore with a partner or a friend.
I need to be upfront with you: I love Colette Baron-Reid. She’s an empath AND a medium and I relate to her and really learn a TON from her, whether it’s classes, oracle cards, books, or lectures. So when I saw that she had new book coming out, I didn’t even know what it was about. I just hit the pre-order button and got excited.
Just when I think I couldn’t love this woman’s work any more than I already do—Uncharted shows up and I am proven wrong. This book is fabulous. She not only talks about creating your own soul map, but the information is coming from a “soul collective” called Fred. I work with a soul collective as well,(though this book inspired me to up my game and commitment to Them more) so, I was super excited to see her doing this and writing down the information for all of us to read. So blessed!
This book is all about navigating the uncertainty in our lives—the uncharted. I’m constantly going into “uncharted” all the time. (Apparently, my soul lives for the uncharted. I swear this book was written for me.) I’m only through the first few sections. There are exercises to help you implement what you are reading. If you aren’t familiar with Colette Baron-Reid, I need to tell you that you really should do those exercises. Her exercises work. I mean seriously work. So do her meditations and visualizations, but that’s a different post.
Anyway, if you are really looking to make soul level changes and understand what’s going on in your life, this book is for you.
And that’s my list! I’d love to hear what you are reading—I promise I won’t get distracted. Well, maybe I will, but I will add your books to my winter reading list.
If you decide to pick up one of these books, let me know what you think of it in the comments.
Reading one of the books and have questions about it? Feel free to ask me! I may not have an answer, but my Guides may —or we may be able to point you to someone who does.