I loved this book 25 years ago, when it was first published, and I love it now that a 25th anniversary edition has been released Like me, Gawain has lived and learned since the first edition, and she has added some of this experience and its lessons to the still true and relevant information from before A whole new generation can benefit as I have from her insight, experience and compassionate viewpoint As a companion to her Creative Visualization classic, this book is a treasure of thoughts and meditations to focus your awareness on peaceful, joyful living no matter what hills and valleys your life path encounters To see all of your life with new eyes, fresh perspective, hidden meaning and complete connectedness is to find purpose and strength to endure and flourish, to attract and contribute to the good Gawain helps remind us to let go of the everyday stresses and turn to the higher viewpoint, the overall pattern of our lives which I can tell you is a lot easier to see the older you get A lot of books claim to be able to change your life, but this one helps you see how to do that for yourself. Living In The Light Is Very Powerfulit Can Transform Your Life Dr Wayne Dyer, Author Of The Sky Is The Limit Since Its Publication Than A Decade Ago, Creative Visualization Had Helped Thousands Of People Explore And Connect With Their Higher Selves And Create Dynamic Changes In Their Lives Now Shatki Gawain Leads Readers On A New Journey Of Spiritual Growth And Fulfillment In Living In The Light Using Simple, Effective Exercises, Meditations, And Affirmations, Shatki Gawain Gently Shows You The Path To Getting In Touch With Your Intuition And Acting On It Learning To Trust The Creativity That Flows Through The Universe, The Source Of Intuition, Can Transform Your Life In Many Ways By Creating New Pattern For Successful Relationships, Discovering The Energy Of The Universe Within Your Sexual Being, Finding The Work That You Love And Blurring The Line Between Work And Play, Nurturing The Spiritual Power Of Your Children, Overcoming The Negative Thinking That Limits Your Finances, Health, And Happiness A Clear And Practical Guide For Developing Your Intuition, Living In The Light Shows The Way To Greater Aliveness And Creativity And To A Transformation Of The World Around You A life changing book that I have read and re read over the years One of those books that like a bible by one s side Thanks Shakti First, I should preface this review by saying that I believe the edition I read was an earlier one, which may have not been thoroughly updated That said, what I did read was, well not too revolutionary I have read a number of books in this vein and know what entails a good read For me, that has to be something which really challenges me and not so much gives me answers, but new questions and avenues to explore This book did not do this for me Basically, Shakti explains her background She is very self congratulatory I felt as she explains that she lives her life by intuition, and has done all kinds of things people have felt were crazy, because she listened to her intuition.I really feel that this book has one core truth to offer, and that is listen to your intuition, your immediate feelings, your first thoughts Don t analyze Just be.But you don t need to read this book in order to get that insight You just got it from reading my review of the book.If you are interested in learning about the author herself, this book may be a good read as it explains quite a bit of her background and her spiritual growth But it s overall a very general book, which offers no real answers other than follow your intuition And I feel that a book which purports to discuss planetary transformation ought to offer something than that one insight This review originally appeared on. This book jumped off the shelf into my hands and changed my life Literally shook up how I look at the world. I love Shakti Gawain s writing and many of her other books are on my favorite book list But this particular book missed the mark for me My copy was published in 1986, and I know she has made some huge leaps and bounds since then, which is reflected in her later publications This book pulls on the worst aspect of the Science of Mind movement, like you can tell how sick and unbalanced someone is by the shape of their body overweight unresolved issues So why do I give it three stars Because as far as writing about intuition, I think she is right on the money She offers great ways to connect with that sacred source and exercises to deepen it I suggest you check out Creative Visualization Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life and leave this one behind. I love this book I too read the first edition over 25 years ago, when it was first published Shakti Gawain inspired me then and still does today I have lived, learned and transformed my life It started with that first edition One of my sisters gave me the book and I am forever grateful.I highly recommend this book to a whole new generation who can benefit from her wisdom, insights and experiences Ditto this book is indeed a treasure of thoughts and meditations to focus our awareness on love, peace, and joyful living, no matter what issue, situation or obstacle crosses your life path We can choose to see all life from a different point of view, a fresh perspective or new perception There is no hidden meaning only the meaning we choose to place upon it It is What it is Sending Love and LightSaquina AkanniThe Prosperity Doctor Shannon recommended this book to me and I am so grateful It s been on the shelf for awhile, and only recently I had the urge to pull it down and delve in and oh how synchronistic because it s exactly what I needed to hear RIGHT NOW Don t you love how books work like that The right ones seem to come at just the right moment, with just the right message and information Thanks Shannon I liked this book when I was younger, but in rereading it at age 43, I find it hard to trust Shakti is certainly a humble author who is still searching rather than resting on her past discoveries , but some of her ideas seem to be nothing than convenient personal inventions For example, she suggests that anyone we are in conflict with is simply a manifestation of an internal conflict that we have externalized in order to resolve I find this theory offensive in its tidy resolution of the question of suffering Would she really tell rape victims or abused children that they had manifested their perpetrators to resolve an inner conflict I gave her 3 rather than 2 stars due to her deference to 12 step programs.