Book Review: Light Is The New Black – Rebecca Campbell

After the slew of BE PRODUCTIVE AND EFFICIENT/AMERICAN DREAM books Andrew and I have been reviewing for our Podcast, I wanted to read something totally different.

Something all woo-woo and cute and ‘oh my god the Universe is conspiring to give me everything’

So I did. Here’s my book review of Light is the New Black.

DISCOVERY: After reading Radical Self Love by Gala Darling, I found Light is the New Black in my Recommended Reads in my Kindle App and went like “eh, sounds spiritual and fluffy, bring it on.”

I got it on Amazon for 10.00 on Kindle here* (less clutter) but you can buy a paper version for 13,40 here* (more note taking)!

*Affiliate links, guys. You click, you browse, you buy, I get a small fee because my link brought you there. 

 

SUBJECT: I’m gonna try to type this without rolling my eyes so hard they leave their sockets out of sheer velocity, this book focuses on being…

A…

L-l-l-light worker.

[SHUDDER]

Sorry, I have a really hard time with that term. Some words just immediately bring out the cynic in me. I HATE this term. HATE IT.

To me, ‘lightworker’ somehow makes spiritual women sound both incredibly pretentious AND like we’re supposed to be on a construction site as lamps with 32 000 LUX. Which is a feat to simultaneously accomplish.

Can’t we just say we’re trying to be enlightened and awesome at the same time?

Anyway. This book is written by a woman who embraces her intuition, spiritual side and wants to teach us how to do that too. It’s cool because she describes things a lot of us go through (ignoring our intuition, trying to take care of ourselves, trying to make the right decisions) and also makes her book a guide to be more intuitive, spiritual and in touch with our soul.

It’s divided in 5 parts, from about herself, to how we can become more ourself, work our light, living our truth and being the light.

 

KOOKINESS (1-10): 5, as Light is the New Black is very “trust your soul” and “trust the Universe.” Step into the light and all that.

Which I love, and need from time to time. But if you’re a bit bitter/moody/grumpy, that can be too kooky.

FAVORITE QUOTES: 

  • “As Steve Jobs said, “it’s only in looking back that the dots begin to connect”, but first, you gotta get busy creating some dots.”
  • “Don’t squeeze your amazingness into a square box. Take all the space you need and spill over the sides.”
  • “Every decision we make either takes us closer or further away from ourselves.”
  • “Feel good or feel not as good. Brightness or darkness. Avoidance or coming home.”
  • “Next time you are faced with a decision, ask yourself the simple question: Which solution lights me up?”
  • “Dont assume your message isn’t relevant until someone else says it is. Don’t assume your message isn’t relevant until someone else deems it to be.”
  • “Our likes, shares, posts, pics, pins and tweets: all of it is energy and it is being constantly cast out into the ether – and then multiplied over and over again at the speed of light.”
  • “In every moment we can consciously choose what energy we contribute: The words don’t matter but the energetic intent behind them does.”
  • “The person you long to be is already inside you. You do YOU.”
  • “I don’t share to teach or convince others, I share to make those who feel the same as me feel less alone.”
  • “Your soul is always calling you into the direction of your wholeness, flow, dreams and purpose (and everything else). But you have to show up to hear it.”
  • “Show up to the calling of your soul and the Universe will open its arms to support you.”

SHH STAMP OF APPROVAL: Light is the New Black is nothing revolutionary, but cute and with some inspiring bits here and there. A welcome break from all the other stuff I was reading.

So yes, but only for all my other “lightworkers” out there, and maybe the sceptical but more open-minded readers. Otherwise you’re gonna have a bad time.

Just like I did during this blog post having to write the word ‘lightworker’ three times.

YOU SHOULD READ THIS BOOK IF…

  • You need to get more in touch with your own soul
  • You want to read an inspiring story about enlightenment, even though the terminology is somewhat nauseating here and there.
  • You can deal with talk of Lightwork, Souls, Universe and Energy.
  • You want to become a better, more enlightened person
  • You like work of Gabrielle Bernstein such as Spirit Junkie (which is my favorite)

So there you have it. Light is the New Black is lovely light spiritual material for a random read.

Happy Wednesday!

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8 comments

  1. Haha, inderdaad, een ‘lightworker’. Blijf zelf ook liever nuchter (of awesome ;). Kan me voorstellen dat het een mooie afwisseling is van hele concrete dingen, zoals efficiënter werken. Ben zelf ook wel van die balans! Houd je met beide benen op de grond 🙂

    1. Hi Marja, sorry I’m replying so late. I have to take a break for a while, but I’ll come back when I can. Love, Lianne

  2. Ha, I was wondering about this one, am often a little hesitant to fully embrace ‘spiritual’ books like these… Lightwork, I just can’t (even 😉 ).

  3. This is hilarious! I bought this book off of Amazon a few days ago actually and have yet to start reading. Same as you, this came up on a recommended reading list. I actually love all that fluffy stuff so I’m looking forward to it 🙂