Your soul vows are your how. They describe how you choose to walk this earth, in every moment of every day. They are how you receive and spread grace. As you live your soul vows, you become a fertile container in which your soul purpose can take root and prosper. If you long to know your soul's purpose, SOUL VOWS is an ideal place to begin.
With her characteristic blend of personal story, love of paradox, expansive inquiry into the heart of diverse spiritual traditions and confidence in the power of deep soul writing to elicit personal divine guidance, Conner leads the reader through a ground-breaking application of the ancient chakra system to discover his or her own unique soul vows: * 1st Chakra: Rediscover your true dual lineage * 2nd Chakra: Befriend the critics and false masters who have kept you fragmented * 3rd Chakra: Gather yourself back into wholeness * 4th Chakra: Perceive your soul vows with the intelligence of your spiritual heart * 5th Chakra: Experience the "new I" as you declare and celebrate your soul vows * 6th Chakra: Gather the Presence of the Divine in you, through you, and as you * 7th Chakra: Experience sacred unity and discover the circle hiding in the chakras Your soul vows are your personal path to the peak experiences seekers want most: authenticity, integrity, wholeness and the vibrant presence of the Divine. Your soul vows are custom-designed; no two paths look the same.
Soul vows are a living construct of a whole and holy divine in you that builds collectively into the expression of the divine in us, through us and as us. Surely this is how we create the kingdom of heaven on earth.
"Janet Conner's Soul Vows is a mirror reflecting the Presence that is you. You don't so much read this book, as peer into it and allow it to show you what you already know and who you already are. You won't be disappointed." --Rabbi Rami Shapiro, author of Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent--Reviews
"Like the sun's sacred vows to give this earth warmth and life, so too should each heart love all creatures. May this new book by Janet Conner help unfurl the wings of many. May blessed words, as they can, complete us. Discovering the Presence that makes the atoms dance will reveal our own astounding beauty and a wild, holy, majestic giving like the mountains and the sky." --Daniel Ladinsky, international bestselling Penguin author--Reviews
"In Soul Vows Janet Conner issues a clear invitation to each of us go wake up to the sacred agreement we've each made with our divine Source. And when we wake up not only do we activate our deep connection with the Divine, we also come to know who we are, what we are here to do, and to live our lives with a grace that feeds our heart and nourishes our soul." --Susyn Reeve is the author of The Wholehearted Life and The Inspired Life--Reviews
"Open this book if you have been in the shallows longing for the deep. Janet will guide your way to more of your divine self, shining as the light of the world." --Linda MartellaWhitsett, author of How to Pray Without Talking to God and Divine Audacity--Reviews
"Soul Vows is Janet Conner's best book yet! Prepare for a deep dive into your Self." --Ellen Debenport, author of The Five Principles and Hell in the Hallway--Reviews
"This is a wonderful book, gracefully & wisely written. Anyone on a spiritual path will learn a great deal from it." --Andrew Harvey, author of The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism--Reviews
"Soul Vows is a beautiful, gem of a book that sincerely questions and guides us on how to live our life on our own terms--not the morals and the ethics or the rules imposed on us, but the sacred principles that sprout from us, that come from our divine being." --Yelda Basar Moers, writer and former reporter for People and InStyle--Reviews
"My favorite part of this book is its celebration of paradox. With her succulent writing, joyful spirit, and refreshing vulnerability, Janet Conner expertly guides us into a sacred relationship with all that is. She is not prescribing easy answers; she is inviting us into the living mystery, which is love, which is, as it turns out, who we really are." --Mirabai Starr, translator of Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, and Julian of Norwich, award-winning author of God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity & Islam--Reviews
"With elegant, graceful, poetic prose, Janet Conner shows herself again to be one of our most gifted spiritual writers. This book is like the song of the soul . . . a fascinating and inspirational glimpse into one woman's evolving understanding of the spiritual path--the journey that merges the profane with the Sacred . . . the human world with the Divine. The greatest insight this book offers is the realization that we--all of us--come from Love and . . . ultimately . . . return to Love. There is no other origin . . . no other destination . . . no other place to be." --Ramananda John E. Welshons, author of One Soul, One Love, One Heart--Reviews
"Author and spiritual teacher, Janet Conner, has once again given us specific tools to move closer to the fullest expression of our authentic Divine Self. Not an easy task. But if we are willing to explore this promising possibility then the intimate exercises in her new book, Soul Vows, can guide us up the chakra system's ladder of enlightenment to discover our own soul's purpose.
As we experience the heartfelt steps of questioning, writing, listening, chanting, and moving, we find ourselves climbing to higher states of awareness....Right along with the paradox of going deeper and deeper into the mystery of who we are with each revelation.
Through the seven chakras, Janet Conner beautifully illustrates how everyone is wired to experience the Divine directly. As each vow from our soul is uniquely discovered in each chakra, we finally find our most natural personal statements until we feel whole and our soul vows feel complete. We ultimately become comfortable expressing the magnificent Truth of who we are. Imagine that! Janet Conner did, and she encourages us to do the same knowing all the while that these vows will continue to evolve in their meanings and purpose for our lives.
By the end of Soul Vows I was dancing in joy with my seven sacred mantras merging as One within me. My Inner Mystic remains in an ecstatic mutual embrace with the Divine in me, through me, and as me. There's no going back now. Only onward and upward, dancing with God every day.
Thank you, Janet Conner. Diving into Soul Vows has opened my heart even more than I thought was possible. My soul knows I AM forever free to be Me! Who wouldn't want everyone to feel that way?" --Linda Linker Rosenthal - Transpersonal Psychologist, author of The Seven Chakra Sisters: Make Friends with the Inner Allies Who Keep You Healthy, Laughing, Loving, and Wise
"Janet Conner is a spiritual teacher for the 21st century: part guru, part girlfriend, a writer able to translate deep truths into practical action. In Soul Vows
, she awakens the mystic in each of us and gently prods us to make good on the silent promises from deep within." --Victoria Moran
, author of Creating a Charmed Life
and Shelter for the Spirit
"Do you hear that unanswered longing calling from your soul? Janet Conner guides you in the process of giving answer to that call with profound skill. In this work Janet draws upon many disciplines and sources, as well her own deep processes. I predict Soul Vows
becomes your companion in finding your own finest answers to your spiritual longing." --Mary Anne Radmacher
, author of several books including Lean Forward Into Your Life
and Live with Intention