see "your uncommon magnificence" with Rachel Awes

What if your quirks are your superpowers?

What might happen if we all woke up one day and realized that we were formed for something remarkable?
— Rachel Awes, "The Great Green Okayness: A Field Guide to Seeing Your Uncommon Magnificence"

You, phoenix, were made for wonderful things. And the parts of yourself that you're tempted to hide, to tamp down, to diminish? That messy beauty is what makes you wholly YOUR self . . . the one and only you in this world.

I'm thrilled to share that Rachel Awes, longtime friend of The Phoenix Soul, has released a new book. You know what? I think it's her best yet. (And the others are glorious!) This one? It's all about "your uncommon magnificence." Your unique soul.

We all share a common thirst––to be seen. This being seen is no small thing. It is mighty. Being seen holds capacity and power to free lives, because it informs us of our glory. This is what has led me to write and illustrate this book. [...] The pages are essentially a talking mirror, showing YOU to you––the great landscape of yourself.
— Rachel Awes on her new book, featured in The Phoenix Soul: UNITY

Rachel has combined her signature vibrant illustrations with wisdom gleaned from her psychology practice. This book is the perfect companion for any of us phoenix souls who crave encouragement and reminders of our own unique place in the world.

From Rachel's website:
"The Great Green Okayness is a 160-page field guide to discovering the beautiful wildlife within, infused with a dollop of nourishing honey and delectable color. Wise author and artist Rachel Awes, a psychologist of twenty years, created these works of the magnificent human heart from her reflections following client sessions. Each passage and corresponding artwork speak to the soul like a potent, powerful reduction of boiled-down truth and goodness that every one of us needs daily, a homecoming gift to our humanity. Open to any page and find the passage that you need now. From the African plain to the great cosmos, Awes takes her readers on a journey to discover the beauty around, within, and always."

Phoenix, you are seen here, in all your unique glory.

You amaze me. (Even/especially when you feel like a total mess or misfit!) Let's love our "uncommon magnificence" today.


rise & shine // The Phoenix Soul: RADIANT

rise & shine // The Phoenix Soul: RADIANT

Unique: a blessing (free audio recording)