Caroline Myss launched the tour for her new book, “Defy Gravity,” with a talk in Chicago at the UIC Forum on Tuesday night, 13 October; her hometown is a nearby suburb. She spoke of the journey she has been on since her first book, and her profound shifts since she shared the mystic journey in “Entering the Castle,” her most recent book about Theresa of Avila.
Now she is stepping into her own as practicing and modern-day mystic. The new book is a call-to-action, a call to mysticism (As she says, “Look alive!”) for all of us and all the planetary natural systems as we face the tumultuous times we are in all together on this planet.
“You are powerful,” she says. Tapping into this oneness with the Divine through prayer is not only the path of the mystic, but is also the path of power, and the pathway out of personal and planetary destruction. As she lives her purpose and deepens her understanding of that purpose with each book, she has once again created an antidote to despair and call to deepening a true connection with spirit.
Defy Gravity has just been published by Hay House.
“The ultimate test comes when you try living from your new purpose.”
–True Purpose: 12 Strategies for Discovering the Difference You Are Meant to Make by Tim Kelley
Enjoy the sheer delight of randomness, but a mindful and intentional randomness that somehow reinforces the process of owning your greatness as you work to live your purpose! Falling into the digital rabbit hole today, connecting with the wisdom of old friends, still trying to make all the digital media connections. Following my friend’s instructions (below), I came up with the quote (above).
Instructions from my friend Elke Siller Macartney from InspirationU (http://www.inspirationu.com)
“Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence AS YOUR STATUS. Then POST these instructions in a comment on your status.
* Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST book.”
We find meaning in the random uncovering of what is there waiting for us. Following the above instructions, a kind of bibliomancy–divination by means of a book, esp. [but not in this case] the Bible, opened at random to some verse or passage, which is then interpreted.” [from dictionary.com]— I have happened upon something that is meaningful. But is it meaningful because the book was the nearest one? Yet consider that the reader found meaning in the 5th sentence on a particular random page. Such coming up with something meaningful speaks of larger purposes and synchronicities and synergies where we all find meanings greater than the sum of the parts through random walks through the nearest book. Bravo to bibliomancy!