***This book was reviewed for Reader’s Favourite
The Goddess You, by Jeanne Street, is a culmination of her personal experiences learning to work with Spirit. She has distilled these lessons into twelve distinct principles. Throughout the course of the book Street gives practical exercises, journal prompts, and anecdotal stories.
Being a metaphysicist, as my husband, a theoretical physicist himself, calls me, this book was right up my alley. How our own thoughts shape our personal realities fascinates the philosopher, the psychologist, and the anthropologist in me. And, of course, there very much is that quantum component as well, of which we know so very little. It’s like one of my favourite quotes reminds us- “One man’s mumbo jumbo is another man’s religion, and yet another’s science.”
Street stresses the importance of journaling as a way to focus thoughts and track trends. She suggests keeping a ‘Goddess Journal’ (or God journal. Makes have that divine spark too!) as you go through the book. Principle One is concerned with quieting the mind, a meditation goal that is the basis for all the rest of the exercises. Principle Two deals with concepts of self-love, a particularly difficult thing for me. Street’s lesson helped me appreciate my unique challenges in this area, for like her, I am a sensitive, an empath. Principle Three discusses how changing your reactions can cause a cascade affecting all areas of your life, and how you can work on changing those reactions for the better. Principle Four deals with the basics of energy work, dovetailing nicely with Principle Five regarding releasing energetic blocks, Six with learning to let go of what is no longer beneficial, and Seven regarding working with your chakras. Eight concerns the value of physical health as it ties to your spiritual work and your intuition, while Nine, Ten, and Eleven focus on aspects of emotional and mental health. I love that she substitutes ‘flock’ for a certain four-letter, multipurpose curse word. It reminded me of my grandmother- if she flipped someone the bird, she’d then put up all four fingers and say it was a flock of birds. I do that now if I’m irritated as it amuses me and defuses my irritation. Principle Twelve, discusses intuition, a very valuable esper skill to cultivate.
All in all, Jeanne Street’s The Goddess You, is a wonderful and engaging read if you want to learn how to tap into the Divine within. The exercises are clear, and as fun as they can be. Some are just not pleasant to the monkey mind, and will take getting used to. This is a perfect book for those interested in metaphysical skills, but needing to tie it to a more ‘Christian’ framework to make it acceptable, or as a beginner’s introduction to such skills. The artwork within is quite beautiful as well.
????? Highly recommended