Kintsugi – Powerful Stories of Healing Trauma releases January 1, 2019! Today’s featured author is Iyana Rashil. Presale links below!
Iyana Rashil prefers evolutionary lenses to look at life through, saying it moves her into new insights and uplifts and expands her life experiences. Her degree in Human Development grounds her while she interlaces a love for universal spiritual paths and consciousness curiosities. Here, an Evolutionary Visionary Spiritualist and her EVS courses were born. She blogs her perspectives at TheNewerView.com and her recently self-published works are “Amour Desiré: Aphrodite’s Dance with the Colors of Higher Love” and “Number Eleven Authentic Numerology Messages.” Her company, Unique Speak Boutique, where she reveals how many things in our lives speak, shapes everything she writes, creates, receives and shares, offering unique evolutionary dialogue. She’s won awards for healing through Theater, a production performed at Kaiser Permanente’s Anti-Violence Conference several years in a row. Her longer story can be found at IyanaRashil.com.
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of using gold (and other precious metals) to repair broken pottery. The ritual is complex, intentional, and contemplative. Upon completion, the once-broken vessels are made whole. They are stronger and possess a different type of beauty than before.
Kintsugi is the perfect metaphor for healing trauma.
Healing is multifarious. Not only does it require effort on the part of the survivor, but also those around them. The most effective healing takes place when there is a network of support. One where others can listen, witness pain, and hold space for the survivor.
This collection is designed to highlight the varying approaches to healing and to honor our individual needs along the way. Some authors are taking their first steps in these pages, while others share their successes in reclaiming their bodies, confidence, sexuality, and joy. Each story is unique – sometimes straightforward, but often counterintuitive (because if healing were simple or straightforward it would surely be easier).
Kintsugi is not for the faint of heart.