There is a particular kind of insanity running rampant in the world that compels most women to stuff down, ignore, or hide parts of ourselves in order to be acceptable, attractive, or taken seriously.
Which doesn’t work. It actually ensures we remain unfulfilled, miserable, and at war with ourselvesand that is a war no woman can win.
So now comes the good news: There is a path to help you become the woman you are aching to become.
This path is unruly, messy, a wee bit naughty, and audaciously asks you trust the very parts of you that you previously warred against. While this path has no script, map, or blueprint, you’ll learn to use your sensuous, desirous, wildly feeling female body as a steadfast and trustworthy compass.
This is the path of Feminine Genius.
To get you started, you’ll have the best of guides: women’s life coach LiYana Silver. "One of the most enduringly inspiring things in my life," says LiYana, "is to watch a woman slip the Gordian knot of self-loathing, people-pleasing, and over-achieving and become simply and fully herself."
Partly an irreverently reverent feminist treatise and partly a non-denominational devotional hymnal to the Sacred Feminine, Feminine Genius just might change forever what you know about your body, soul, sexuality, intuition, and power. In these pages, LiYana invites you to:
Go deep and reconnect with the powerful parts of yourself you’ve hidden away
• Meet your innate genius: the wild, creative, and infallible wisdom of your body
• Brighten your everyday with hands-on practices
• Tap into your inner knowing so you can stop second-guessing yourself and get clear about your next steps
• Learn how to embrace your sexuality, emotions, desires, and cycles so you can achieve enormous effectiveness and fulfillment in life
• Navigate your "dark" and work with painful, difficult experiences in healthy ways
• Learn how you overuse your "masculine" strengths to the point of personal, cultural, and global breakdown
• Discover why your "feminine" isn’t weak, but is one of the strongest and most trustworthy parts of you
• Explore the history, physics, and biology of a universe built for harmony between "masculine" and "feminine"
• Look in the mirror and see the face of the Goddess gazing back at you
If you found a dusty bottle on a shelf of your cellar, there would be only one way to know if it contained an all-knowing genie with the power to actualize your deepest desires: open, and look inside.
Feminine Genius is a provocative wake-up call, nudging you to uncork that fabulous flask and find out just how much magic you’ve been hiding. Because you do have a genie in your bottleand genius in your body.
Are you ready to open, and look inside?
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About the Author
LiYana Silver is a coach, teacher, and speaker who helps women find the full expression of their feminine strength in work and life. Her offerings include her mentorship program Woman: The Embodiment Experience and her online course Ignite Your Feminine Genius. She lives in Asheville, NC. For more, visit liyanasilver.com.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Going to the Source
1 You Are Not Crazy 3
The World Is Off Its Rocker
2 The Provocative Path 13
Where I'm Leading You
3 My Story. Our Story 23
Where, Oh Where, Did Our Power Go?
4 Hello, Feminine Genius 37
Time to Meet Your Maker
Part 2 Navigating Your Dark
5 Dying to Live 55
All Great journeys Begin in the Dark
6 Living with Your Cycles 63
The Tourney from Death to Rebirth
Cycles Practice: Track It
7 Feel It, All of It 79
The Wisdom of Emotions-And How to Not Die from Them
Feeling practice: Feel It, All of It
8 Going Down 95
Mining for Gold in a Dark Night of the Soul
Going Down Practice: Mining for Gold in a Dark Night
9 Navigating Storms 111
A Cheat Sheet
Part 3 Embodying Your Genius
10 As Above, So Below 117
How a Goddess Pulls Herself Together
11 Sex Re-Education 129
The Birds and the Bees Get a Do-Over
12 An Oracle of One's Own 143
Your Direct Line to the Divine
Oracle Practice #1: Oracle Meditation
Oracle Practice #2: Finding Your Oracle's Yes and No
13 Trusting Your Oracle 159
Distinguishing the Voices of Doubt, Delusion, Reason, and Intuition
14 Your Very Own Pandora's Box 171
Unearthing Your Desires
Desire Practice: sorting Surface from Deep Desires
15 Calling Your Oracle 181
All Roads Lead You Home
Oracle Practice #3: Calling Your Oracle
Oracle Practice #4: conversations with Your Oracle
16 Your Body Is the Temple (and Other Heresies) 191
Another Cheat Sheet
Part 4 Cultivating Your Light
17 What You Appreciate, Appreciates 197
Creating a Field of Light
Appreciation Practice #1: When in Doubt Appreciate
Appreciation Practice #2: Shake it
Enjoyment Practice: opening up with Flirtation
18 Turning On Your Feminine Genius 213
Getting Lit Up with Pleasure and Presence
Pleasure Practice #1: The Pleasure Question
Pleasure Practice #2: The Pleasure Question-in Bed
Plesence Practice: The Grounding Rod
19 Activating Your Receiver 231
Are You Pickin' Up What the Divine Is Puttin' Down?
Receiving Practice #1: Taking it in
Receiving Practice #2: Thank you, But No
Receiving Practice #3: To Receive or Not to Receive?
20 Un-Damming Your Power 243
Letting Your Voice Out and Other Women In
Speaking-up Practice: Know What I Would Love?
Sisterhood Practice #1: Getting Lit off mother Woman's Brilliance
Sisterhood Practice #2: Letting Another woman in
21 Bringing Your Feminine Genius to Life 263
Coming Home and Becoming Home
Thank You 269
About the Author 275
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Very inspiring and empowering, with a profound, transformative and beautiful message. When cultural norms do not seem to be the right ones to flourish and be yourself, the only way is to make one, to make that daring decision to take your life, your happiness, your truth into your own hands and be passionate and brave enough to walk it . It is the path to your true self that manifests in your steps, from which no one can give you the map or the instructions, because the map and the compass Are Yourself. This is the path of personal rediscovery and assertive decisions that LiYana Silver was spinning in Femenine Genius. The author offers a handy guide designed to give you what you need. First she takes you by the hand to understand and have the clarity of where the dilemma began and how your personal power weakened. Secondly, she reminds you that it takes a personal job to recognize all that you have given permission to manifest in your life sabotaging it, but that in reality is a necessary part of the path to your empowerment. And thirdly you must integrate your wisdom, dwelling your own skin and connecting deeply with your body. Finally it is necessary to cultivate your light through your divine guidance, to remember the reason to come to the world and contribute: “This path asks of you to take on counterintutive practices so that you can thrive, but also to re-create a world that works for men and women alike”. My gratitude to the Publisher and NetGalley for allowing me to review the book