Revealing Your Extraordinary Essence


Non-Fiction - Self Help
172 Pages
Reviewed on 03/14/2012
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Author Biography

Cynthia James is a transformational specialist guiding people as they make changes for lasting healing in their lives. Ms James’ life was transformed as she transcended a childhood of violence and abuse, and that experience has created the foundation for all her programs. Once a successful actress in Hollywood, Cynthia now excels as a speaker, teacher, international singer and multi-award winning author of “What Will Set You Free” and “Revealing Your Extraordinary Essence”. She has coached and supported thousands of people into healthy and vibrant living. Ms James’ program, Advanced Awareness Coaching offers depth, focus and results for high level business leaders. Cynthia appears is the newly released movie, Sacred Journey of the Heart and created the Venus Transit University in 2012. She has completed a Masters Degree in Consciousness Studies from Holmes Institute and in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Cynthia is personally committed to utilizing creative expression as a vital and effective healing modality that will assist everyone in their own personal and professional growth.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Stephanie Dagg for Readers' Favorite

This book is positive and affirming from the very start. ‘I love being alive’, says the author in the Introduction and it isn’t long before the reader shares that opinion too, no matter how stressed or depressed he or she might be when picking up the book. But, as the author says, this isn’t a book, but more accurately a ‘support mechanism’. Its aim is to help us become an extraordinary person - one who is ‘awake, available and authentic’. It does this through discussion, exercises, affirmations and quotes. And there are different ways to use the book. It can be a year-long program of enlightenment, or the reader can focus on a chapter at a time until a particular challenge has been overcome. We are asked to ‘activate a willingness’, or to honor ourselves during the exercises, which are much wider ranging than simply setting goals or creating to-do lists.

Becoming extraordinary may sound like wishful thinking, but this book is firmly grounded in reality. The author is a transformational specialist with degrees in spiritual psychological and consciousness studies. Sadly she suffered from violence and abuse during her childhood. The fact that she is now so positive and able to share her beliefs with us is testament to her great strength and determination. This is evident in her writing which is always encouraging and inspiring. There are sections entitled Love, Connect, Clearing, Trust, Invest, and interestingly, Sing! Decluttering and organizing, so relevant to today’s materialistic way of life, are covered. The author is persuasive and generous, and when you have read this book, you really do share her view that each and every one of us really can be ‘an amazing gift to this world’.