Wisdom Rising: A self-help guide to personal transformation, spirituality and mind/body/spirit holistic living Paperback – Illustrated, October 1, 2008
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About the Author
- Item Weight : 13.5 ounces
- Paperback : 285 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0977320065
- ISBN-13 : 978-0977320066
- Product Dimensions : 5.98 x 0.57 x 9.04 inches
- Publisher : Purple Haze Press; 2nd Edition (October 1, 2008)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,060,310 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Wisdom Rising is full of goodies/wisdom and lots of humor. Vaishali works are powerful and insightful. I highly recommend you this book as well her first baby "You are what you love". Wisdom Rising is done in a different format: short chapters with different topics in which you can jump around without guilt. There are lots of funny cartoons in the beginning of each chapter.
Beyond the great wisdom and humor offered in this book, there are practical tools to use as the internal organ massage (Chi Nei Tsang) which she briefly teach us how to do it. She touches several topics that are important for our spiritual/personal development.
You can use this book in creative ways as reading a chapter to a group of people (therapy group) and creating a discussion about the topic, which will promote growth and insights.
I am grateful for the opportunity of been exposed to those books by Vaishali. Go girl!!! You rock!!! ERL
Vaishali has such an authentic, funny and wise voice. Today there are many spiritual teachers but few combine their own wisdom with humor and current terminology. Vaishali is able to speak about consciousness and spirituality and make it accessible for everyone to understand. She quotes many greats from Swedenborg to Lenny Bruce and shares their divine wisdom with us as she applies it to our current lives.
Vaishali is obviously very intelligent and well studied. She makes you think about your own life and gives you practical yet easy ways to start taking action to become more aware, conscious and in control of your own life.
I feel anyone would gain wisdom from Vaishali's book and I know I will be giving this book to many for Christmas. This book is very timely and I encourage anyone, no matter what stage of spiritual development they are in -- to pick it up.
The chapters are short, but are replete with information applicable to our every day life. You can literally open the book to any chapter and start reading, without losing anything.
There are 6 sections to the book. The one entitled "Personal Transformations" was especially interesting. It included chapters on Oscar Wilde, Frank Capra, Bill Hicks and Lenny Bruce (yeah, Lenny Bruce), all with a fresh, fascinating perspective. It just shows that spirituality is everywhere. The section on "Holistic Living" had a great chapter on food, and how, as a conscious person, to eat and enjoy tailgate party cuisine.
If Lenny Bruce and Kwan Yuen had a child, it would be Vaishali. Who says spirituality has to be dull and boring? Not Vaishali!
I only rated this 5 stars because 6 was not available.
Witty chapter titles reflect the aspects of spirituality, beliefs, behaviors and practices that she is often asked about such as: "Meditation: It's Not What You Think " and "Out of the Box, It's the Only Way to Grow." The inclusions of comical drawings by illustrator Brian Narelle remind us to take ourselves lightly through our spiritual discoveries. Wisdom Rising has it all to provide the ideal resource for living an authentic spiritual, fulfilling and healthful life.
Ample information about Vaishali is on her website: [...]. She has a weekly newsletter, a store to order her holistic amethyst detoxifying products, other books and CDs; a "listening lounge" for online and archived radio programs, videos and downloads of her articles, books and appearances.
Reviewed by Kathy DeSantis