Today I want to briefly share some very exciting news about an inspirational new book that is now available. Not only do I foresee it being another empowering tool that will support many globally, but I am also deeply honored and grateful to have my artwork gracing the cover.
Kathy Jourdain and I connected via Facebook, through a synchronous connection via another sacred tattoo design I created for, and by, a shared friend. It was an instant bond right from the onset and it was clear our paths were meant to converge to channel this divinely aligned co-creation. I can't express enough what an honor it has been to work with Kathy and to experience the beauty of such an amazing bridge worker spreading her light and love all over the world.
Kathy will be sharing more about the amazing story behind her sacred tattoo, which she also now wears upon her back over her Heart Chakra, once her website is launched here shortly. In the meantime, I would just like to express how meaningful and priceless the work I do is to me, that bridges connections between myself and so many across the globe in deep ways.
As Kathy shares, and I heart and soul-fully agree, "When she gets homesick, it is not for the place she calls home, but for the people she has the privilege of knowing and falling in love with all over the world."
Beautifully and perfectly put Kathy - my sentiments exactly.
I just received a copy of Kathy's new book, "Embracing The Stranger In Me: A Journey to Open Heartedness" - published by Balboa Press - A Division of Hay House, in the mail this weekend and was so moved to see and feel the emanation of this stunning cover that seems to glow with such powerful simplicity, the core essence of her story. It was a beautiful, channeled, collaborative co-creation between Kathy, the Balboa Press designers, and myself.
What an amazing gift to receive and more so, was the beautiful, personally signed dedication I found inside the cover from Kathy that truly touched my heart. Thank you Kathy.
I am so looking forward to continuing to read her personal journey, seeded deep in symbolism that threads a woven tapestry of experience - one that we can each find gems of inspiration, empowerment, and support from. After which, I will share a review.
In the meantime, here is a brief overview of Kathy Jourdain's book:
This is an empowering—though at times heartbreaking—work that seeks to encourage others to embrace their inner selves in the face of adversity. It illuminates how we make meaning of our experiences by the stories we tell and how stories of human tragedy can be transformed through the perspective of soul journey with the potential to shift the shape of your life.
And here are a few of the many wonderful comments from people about Kathy and her book that continue to flow in:
"Reading your book is an intimate exchange between the reader and the book."
"You are an amazing story teller! I was riveted..."
"This amazing book has made me laugh out loud, weep, ponder, and made my hands sweat and shake...sometimes while reading the same page!"
"I am devouring your book. Opened it this morning and having been reading it ever since. I am touched by your grace, eloquence, and honesty."
About Kathy Jourdain:
This book took shape and form at the confluence of three significant threads in Kathy Jourdain’s life over five years from 2005 to 2010. One was awakening to a spiritual lineage deeply buried in her consciousness. Another was being confronted by a physical lineage she had no idea existed. The third was discovering how to walk in the world with strength, joy, and compassion and to be powerful in her vulnerability, growing her depth of presence and capacity to do deep, meaningful work in the world.
Kathy is a powerful practitioner of the Art of Hosting Conversations That Matter, a self-organizing, emergent global network living the principles and practices of shared responsibility and shared leadership. It demands that practitioners become increasingly self-aware and present and that they collaborate with others in tackling some of the most pressing issues of our time.
As a global steward of these principles and practices, Kathy is invited into hosting teams and consulting work for increasingly difficult work, primarily in Canada, the United States and Brazil. She shares what she is learning through her writing on her blog, Shape Shift.
She was born in Nova Scotia, was raised there and has lived there all her life. She currently resides in Bedford.
Embracing The Stranger In Me: A Journey to Open Heartedness by Kathy Jourdain is available now from Balboa Press here:
This title is also available through your local bookseller or preferred on-line retailer. And if you're in Halifax, Nova Scotia, you can also now find it on the shelves of Little Mysteries.
You can also follow updates about Kathy's book at her Facebook page:
If you would like to partner in co-creating your own sacred tattoo design to embody the empowerment you desire, you can contact me at tania@.... Remember that there is currently a waiting list and price changes are going to be in effect at start of 2014.
For more information about the process and pricing please visit: What is a Tattoo Design Consultation