I recently read the book "White Hot Truth" by Danielle LaPorte. This is the first book in a long time that I have truly devoured from start to finish, and in record time to boot.  I don't know if it was because it was already overdue at the library, or because the timing was so apropos to where I've been at lately.

There are a few gems I unearthed from this one, but this is definitely a book I could read again and uncover new discoveries.

If you're familiar with the blog and my journey, I have been on this personal growth train for a good few years.  Everything from yoga to meditation, vegetarianism to sobriety, crystals to smudging and feng shui.  At a time when time is my most precious commodity, this book gave me permission to just do what feels right for me, to do what serves me in my journey.  Permission that if those things change, that I can change course too.

Danielle LaPorte challenges us to ask whether what we are putting ourselves through makes us feel free. She asks us to turn within to find out what is the reason for our journey.  She asks can we accept ourselves as we are as a new start to our transformation.

Our fulfillment stems from our motives. It’s not how we seek spiritual growth, it’s why we seek it.
— Danielle Laporte

In conjunction with my 40 day sadhana on the Meditation for the Positive Mind (see last post), and the cosmic assignments of the last month, this read has left me trusting myself and my inner compass even more. I have learned as the old adage says, what I am seeking is already within. Or at least that I can trust my gut and I can speak my truth.  I can choose how I respond and how I approach my life. I can be confident in my knowledge and experience and I can be unapologetically me.

If I’ve got anything to say it’s this: you are the authority on you.
— Danielle LaPorte

Sometimes I am the only thing that holds me back, and I'm sure this is probably true of many of us. I am tired of playing small.  I am tired of the doubts.  I am tired of not questioning.  I am tired of limiting beliefs. 

I am ready for the next chapter. I welcome renewed energy to continue my fight. I am open.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to increase your capacity to receive and transmit light.
— Danielle Laporte