You are here on the planet for a reason. There is a purpose for your life. When you become clear about your mission, a deep feeling of inner contentment begins to develop within you. You truly know that every experience in your life is propelling you forward in alignment with your mission. ~Denise Linn
Through a series of journal-style letters to the reader, affirmations and life-enhancing suggestions, Denise Linn leads you through 28 days of soul cleansing.
Through this process you can discover your authentic self. I read this book in a few hours because I'm one of those people who is already constantly organizing things and taking car loads to the local charity. So, blissfully, while reading this book, I could skip many of the organizing sections because I've been working on that all year and had just finished the "putting things in the bathroom in baskets" project! Some of the suggestions will take my organizing/discovery to the next level. Many have nothing to do with organizing, but have more to do with connections to family, love, loyalty, security, courage, wisdom or even removing the clutter on your computer.
Now I want to enhance my bedroom environment with different art that reflects my inner world, buy clothes that are much more feminine and write recipes in pretty journal style books so I can find them more easily when making spontaneous meals. Denise also gave me ideas for buying candles (lately I'm looking into soy candles), decorating my living room (might move the couch to a more Feng Shui position) and I suddenly thought I should start to collect affirmations in a big box for inspiration.
One of her affirmations was: "I honor my commitments to myself and to others." She also encourages you to follow one of the levels in the book. There are three levels and you can commit to going full out or just making one empowering change each day. There are ideas that will jump out at you and others you will have already completed.
A few days after I finished reading this book I felt like I was starting to see my real life mission and I felt energized and renewed. I shall now unleash myself on the world. Or at least try to finish some projects.
I planted some mums out on the deck (to renew my planter) and will now finally refinish a trunk I've had since I was a child. This book helped me make a long list of projects to complete and I think when you finally do complete things that matter to you, you get a sense of fulfillment and you can also be healed by making household item donations to your local charity. I cleaned out half my kitchen!
By the end of this book, you will have written a life purpose or mission statement and know all about your shadow self. My shadow self is rather disorganized at the moment, but mostly because I'm in the middle of all these projects!
Denise is a real survivor and has survived more than you can imagine. I thought her resiliency was astounding. She has taught seminars in 19 countries and has written 12 books. She also went through a house remodel and is now planning a small vineyard.
I liked the way she organized her book into four sections and in the weeks after buying this book you can walk through four chapters:
Air Week - Clearing Your Mental Self
Water Week - Clearing Your Emotional Self
Fire Week - Clearing Your Spiritual Self
Earth Week - Clearing Your Physical Self
Through this book you will explore your relationships, examine turning points in your life and clean up the clutter in your inner and outer worlds. Are you ready to face your shadow? Are you ready to create a future filled with love, harmony and peace? This book can put you on a road to spiritual health in a very interesting way. By embracing some of the ideas in this book I feel I have been healed in a spiritual way. A journal or at least a pen and paper is highly recommended.
~The Rebecca Review