Soul DNA

What is your Soul DNA?

Like your body’s DNA, your Soul DNA contains strands of information that become you—and only you.

On your Soul DNA are strands of:

  • your soul’s sacred longing
  • your soul’s divine purpose
  • all your gifts and talents
  • sacred purpose of your shadows
  • your ancestry in, and beyond, history
  • your invisible divine teacher
  • memory of who you really are
  • memory of consciously choosing life
  • deepest memory of being pure light
  • ability to see as the divine sees
  • memory of being one with The One

Just like human DNA, your Soul DNA is a thing of complex beauty and grace. And, just like human DNA, it unfolds in a spiral.

Ah! The Spiral!

I explored this sacred geometric form in depth for Find Your Soul’s Purpose. It is the mystical form that generates all life forms on earth. Francene Hart, the great artist of Sacred Geometry, describes the spiral as the “accelerator of consciousness.”

So what happens when you walk that accelerator back in time to birth and beyond to remember your essence, your core, your foundation–your Soul’s DNA?

You’ll find out for yourself as you walk the sacred spiral, but here are a few things you can look forward to:

  • feel more awake, alert, alive
  • heightened awareness that everything is alive, conscious, and sacred
  • heightened ability to focus on what is yours to do and relinquish the rest
  • constantly see connections, everything fits
  • synchronicities abound
  • intimate relationship with the Mystery
  • subtle changes as life opens spaces for your soul’s full expression
  • long forgotten talents and gifts come to life
  • shadows morph from problems to invitations
  • see our wounded world through eyes of love
  • life overflows with meaning, purpose, joy
  • your heart overflows with love

In the end, all those delicious strands weave together into one braid, and it’s name is LOVE.

That‘s who you are.
That‘s what you’re here to remember.
That‘s your soul’s essential DNA.


Janet Conner is a writer, speaker, teacher, retreat guide, and radio show host of The Soul-Directed Life radio show for Unity Online Radio. Each year she teaches five global telecourses in her trademark series Your Soul Wants Five Things, which offers spiritual tools and practices that help people meet their soul’s primary needs. She lives and writes in Ozona, Florida. Visit her online at www.janetconner.com.

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Our September Titles Are Here!

Our September titles are here!


Old Style Conjure

Starr Casas

“Casas, a conjure woman, veteran rootworker, and New Orleans Folk Magic Festival organizer, will bewitch readers with this accessible beginner text about the basics of the “living culture” of the magical tradition of conjure, which was first practiced by enslaved Africans in the American South.” – Publishers Weekly

“It’s a must-read for every practitioner of the ancient arts – and a must-have for every magical library!” – Dorothy Morrison, author of Everyday Magic, The Craft and Utterly Wicked

Conjure first emerged in the days of slavery and is widely considered among the most potent forms of magic. Starr Casas covers the history and philosophy of conjure, and includes her own rituals, spells, and home recipes.  Suitable for novices and advanced practitioners, here is a comprehensive guide for using conjure to achieve love, success, spiritual fulfillment, and more.

(Weiser Books)


Odin

Diana Paxson

“The accounts of Norse lore are lively and accessible introductions to the lay reader, and Paxson’s own beliefs, as well as those of her interviewees, shine through in her clear and lucid prose. Paxson’s book is charming and accessible, even to outsiders previously unfamiliar with the concepts.” – Publishers Weekly

“I recommend it highly.” —Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., author of The Well of Remembrance

Revered since the Viking Age, Odin is arguably one of the most enigmatic and complex characters in Norse mythology. He has been called the greatest of the gods—the god of words and wisdom, runes and magic, a trickster who teaches truth. This is the first book on Odin that is both historically sourced and accessible to a general audience.

(Weiser Books)


The Book of Thoth

Aleister Crowley

“If any book in the world deserves to be enshrined in hardcover immortality it is Aleister Crowley’s magnum opus and magical time-capsule, The Book of Thoth. The Weiser facsimile edition is breathtakingly magnificent.” —Lon Milo DuQuette, author of Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot

“This edition of The Book of Thoth, Crowley’s masterpiece on the Tarot, is as well-constructed and weighty as its subject matter, with full-color images as vivid as the original. It is an exceptional edition of a controversial and critical work in the history of modern Tarot that eloquently unravels the depths of this esoteric subject.” —Colin Campbell, author of Of the Arte Goetia, The Magic Seal of Dr. John Dee, and A Concordance to the Holy Books of Thelema

Aleister Crowley’s Book of Thoth endures as one of the most definitive volumes on the tarot ever written. This classic text describes the philosophy and use of his Thoth Tarot, the deck designed by Crowley and painted by Lady Frieda Harris. First published by Weiser Books in 1969, this edition of The Book of Thoth is a facsimile featuring remastered, full-color plates depicting eight of the original tarot card images.

(Weiser Books)


Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot

Lon Milo DuQuette

Originally published in 2003, this is the essential guide to accessing the unique symbolism and meaning of Aleister Crowley’s remarkable tarot deck along with the deeply textured artwork of Lady Frieda Harris. Crowley authority Lon Milo DuQuette provides insightful historical background before delving into meticulous descriptions of each card. This edition comes with a new introduction.

(Weiser Books)


Keys to Perception

Ivo Dominguez, Jr.

“Buy all of Ivo Dominguez’s books. Study them. Do the work. Ponder. Then return and study them some more.” —T. Thorn Coyle, author of Kissing the Limitless: Deep Magic and the Great Work of Transforming Yourself and the World

Keys to Perception is another masterful work by Ivo Dominguez, artfully blending deep metaphysical insight into the nature of psychic perception with clear and direct instructions and examples. Only someone with a long history of direct experience and an educated understanding of the phenomenon could write this book to both convey useful skills to beginners and provide new perspectives for seasoned psychics. Grounded and practical as well as flexible in approach. I look forward to recommending this to students, friends, and peers alike.” —Christopher Penczak, award winning author and co-founder of the Temple of Witchcraft

Presenting proven methods, rituals and systems to enhance our psychic aptitude and ability, the material in this book derives from decades of work by Dominguez and his students. The methods featured include chanting and working with crystals, chakras, oils, herbs, and potions, as well as a variation on the Middle-Pillar Ritual.

(Weiser Books)


The Dalai Lama’s Little Book of Mysticism

Renuka Singh, His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Mysticism is popularly understood as becoming one with God or the Absolute. Here in this inspirational book are the Dalai Lama’s thoughts on nature and the meaning of mysticism, how we can live lives infused with mystical experience, and how mysticism can result in both personal and social change.

(Hampton Roads Publishing)


Jesus’ Little Book of Wisdom

Compiled by Andrea Kirk Assaf

Over the millennia and through times of need, many turn to the words of Jesus for guidance. His message of God’s love, the oneness of humanity, and the value of living in a compassionate and hopeful way brings comfort, and resonates with nearly everyone.  This beautiful gift book offers Jesus’ teachings on love, forgiveness, charity, repentance, and peace.

(Hampton Roads Publishing)


Tiny Buddha

Lori Deschene

Tiny Buddha has grown into a very popular inspirational website featuring contributions by readers from all over the globe. In that same spirit, this book offers crowdsourced wisdom covering challenges we face in our everyday lives like pain, change, possibilities, and more. Deschene shares issues from her own life and provides tips and exercises for action and reflection.

(Conari Press)


The Song of Life

Edited by Helen Exley

The profound wisdom collected in this beautifully illustrated book opens our eyes to the Native American sensitivity to nature and humanity. These 100 collected sayings remind us of our connection to the earth and to each other. Quotes from a variety of native traditions cover the sacred, serenity, peaceful living, and kinship with all life.

(Conari Press)


The Gift of Great Chinese Wisdom

Edited by Helen Exley

This charming book pairs the essence of Chinese philosophy with original watercolors by Angela Kerr. A beautiful full color gift and art object, this book provides wisdom and inspiration for times when a little spiritual pick-me-up is required. Featuring over 100 selections from Chuang Tzu, Lao Tzu, Li Po, Confucius, and others.

(Conari Press)

Happiness Purpose

by Janet Conner

Happiness was the hot spiritual topic for years. A daily tsunami of blogs and books and coaches offered path after path, each guaranteed to carry us to that elusive magical golden ring called Happiness.

Then came the American election. And overnight, the call to happiness disappeared.

This makes sense because happiness is weak medicine for the chaos and fear swirling around us. Happiness doesn’t help with sleepless nights. It isn’t an antidote to blowups with family, friends, and workmates. It doesn’t make a dent it racial, gender, or religious fear or persecution. Worried about spying and hacking? Happiness won’t help you.

Happiness even disappeared on Facebook! All those cute pictures of cats morphed into a barrage of memes to contact your representatives.

It’s wild out there.                               
It’s wild out there because it’s wild in here.

So, is there an antidote to chaos? To fear? Is there medicine for anger? Is there a medicine stranger than the pursuit of happiness? Yes, there is.

And it’s also the word of the hour. PURPOSE.

Everybody is talking purpose. Creativity teachers. Writing teachers. Women’s empowerment leaders. Retreat centers. Yoga gurus. Spiritual teachers. Not a day goes by that I don’t get an email with a course or blog or book on purpose.

And, surprise-of-surprises, I’m one of them.

This is a new experience for me!

  • When the world was tumbling into the meltdown of 2009, I was introducing deep soul writing.
  • When the world was obsessing over the law of attraction in 2012, I was teaching the radically different teachings of Jesus and Buddha.
  • While the world was enthralled with happiness in 2015, I was talking about gathering the living presence of the divine in your soul vows.

I’ve never been a hot topic before.

Mind you, my crystal ball did not tell me that the hot subject in 2017 would be purpose.

I knew my next book in Your Soul Wants Five Things would be on soul purpose, but I expected to write it this year and see it published in 2019.

When I got the call from Conari Press in March 2015 to write Find Your Soul’s Purpose for a 2017 pub date, I was so startled, I turned to the angels for guidance.

At the time, I didn’t understand their answer:

Dear one, your world is in a crisis now, and each that does their purpose will shift the alignment of what is happening, and so, you have been brought to this place of writing again faster than you expected, but in divine timing.

In early 2015, did you think our world was in crisis? Sure, there were problems aplenty, but crisis?

Now, there are so many crises, you can’t respond fast enough. You can’t focus, you can’t think, you can’t prioritize. We are distracted and we are exhausted.

So, what’s the antidote to crisis?

It clearly isn’t the pursuit of happiness.

But nor is it purpose in the standard-issue, self-help sense of life purpose or mission statement or goal setting. This is not figuring out how to be more focused and successful at work or in your relationships.

Soul purpose is more sacred than that.

The angels were right. We are feeling a call—a visceral call—to help shift the alignment of our world. Not just our lives. Our families. Our jobs. Our neighborhoods.

There’s a collective call to make a bigger difference. A call to heal. To serve. To support. And to sow love.

The global shift is possible. It has to be, because we are so hungry for it. And it begins with you. With me. With each one of us.

As we remember who we really are–one of the most astonishing discoveries on the sacred spiral, and begin to embody the unique divine purpose only we can serve, we literally infuse our earth with purpose, Divine Purpose. 


Janet Conner is a writer, speaker, teacher, retreat guide, and radio show host of The Soul-Directed Life radio show for Unity Online Radio. Each year she teaches five global telecourses in her trademark series Your Soul Wants Five Things, which offers spiritual tools and practices that help people meet their soul’s primary needs. She lives and writes in Ozona, Florida. Visit her online at www.janetconner.com.

The Waiting Game

By Debra Landwehr Engle

Recently, I’ve been mentoring a woman who is writing a book about healing from a traumatic injury. Over the past few months, we’ve been focused on writing techniques, and she’s made steady progress.

Then she sent me two chapters she’d written recently, and they blew everything else she’d written out of the park. Why?

Because they were inspired writing.

She had opened up to her guidance and written with the voice of Spirit, and it came out seamlessly. Intimate, powerful, compelling. This writing soared.

All because she got out of the way.

We talked about why this happened now rather than three months ago. And I told her that, with writing, just like so many things in life, we practice to get better. We need to get to a place of readiness, and that’s what she’d been doing.

Once she had the storytelling skills, Spirit could speak through her and trust that she would tell her story with depth and heart. And that’s exactly what she did. She had to do the work and then get out of the way. She had to wait for it.

Waiting.

This kind of waiting is not sitting and doing nothing. It’s using your time creatively, with intention, to get to know your guides and yourself.

For instance, after my book The Only Little Prayer You Need was published, I felt like I was supposed to be doing things. Setting up workshops, sending emails, doing, doing, doing.

But when I talked with my guides one day about my impatience, they showed me an image of a rabbit digging up seeds in a garden.

“This is you,” they said. “You’re the rabbit. If you keep going into the garden and digging up what you’ve planted, it can’t grow. This is a time for waiting. Let those seeds take root, and we’ll let you know when it’s time for action.”

A few weeks later, they did. But in the meantime, I had opportunities to trust, to ask for what I wanted and then detach with love, and to listen to my guides more closely.

Waiting seems hard because it’s not how our ego minds are wired. They’re like the rabbit, constantly taking action, digging, planning, fixing, controlling. And waiting, by definition, is none of those things.

So how do you make better use of your waiting time?

Think of something you’re waiting for—something significant, like having the right buyer make an offer on your house or getting the job you’ve dreamed of.

Now start a journal and call it While I Wait. Every day, sit down and talk to your guides about where you are, and let them guide you through the process. Ask them questions like these:

  • How can I grow during this time of waiting?
  • What can I focus on today?
  • What is getting stronger in me?
  • What do I need to practice?
  • How is everything contributing to my good?

Write about these questions daily. Spend at least 10 minutes so you can truly enter into a conversation and give it your full attention. Remember, this is transformation in action, so it deserves some time and focus.

Do this for a week and see what you learn. Then do it for another week, and then another. Gradually, you’ll see that what seems like waiting is actually active growth happening under the surface, the place where real change starts.

In time, you will be ready to receive exactly what you’re waiting for. And with the help of your guides, it will arrive at exactly the right time.

Debra Engle is the author of the award-winning Let You Spirit Guides Speak and The Only Little Prayer You Need.

Our July and August Titles Are Here!

Happy Reading!


Meditation, Plain & Simple

Lynne Lauren

This is a wise and helpful primer to the practice of meditation.  Lauren explains how simple it is to meditate and why it’s important to do so.  Meditation calms the mind and body in a natural way and helps one to focus, relax, and cope with life’s twists and turns. She provides a brief overview of various types of meditation along with 50 meditations and visualizations that can be used in different circumstances to reach particular goals.  This is the perfect introduction for anyone wishing to slow down, de-stress, and get more joy out of life.

(Hampton Roads Publishing)


Psychic Ability, Plain & Simple

Ann Caulfield

Everyone is born with intuitive powers that range from normal to intense, but not everyone knows how to tap into them.  This book helps readers to discover and expand their psychic abilities.  Caulfield takes readers on an exciting journey that features stops at the most important psychic waystations: telepathy, dreams, chakras, dowsing, astral travel, scrying, and mental mediumship. This is a practical guide that makes all things psychic easy to understand and apply.

(Hampton Roads Publishing)