by Keri Mangis
This is a story of a woman who finds that self-acceptance is the key to joy. Embodying Soul has received 5-star reviews from Readers’ Favorite and is the author’s first book.
A determined truth-seeker craving success and belonging unexpectedly meets her journeying soul, which leads to greater self-acceptance, a deeper understanding of the mysteries of life and death, and the realization that every new beginning provides a rich opportunity for healing and personal evolution.
Serene Voyager, known as Sëri in the Soul Realm, reassesses her eternal journey before embarking on her next lifetime in the Earth Realm. For aid and companionship, she has her soul friend, Rasa; her soul animal, a silver-eyed wolf named Endless Curiosity; and distinctive characters that personify her emotions. Meanwhile, in the Earth Realm, twenty-year-old Keri moves away from her birthplace of North Dakota and, heeding the advice of Fear and Guilt, unwittingly surrenders her self-worth for safety, her personal power for approval, and her intuition for false promises.
Later, when her chosen roles of businesswoman, wife, mother, and yoga teacher thrust her into an identity crisis rather than imbue her life with meaning, she forges a relationship with her soul, Sëri. Through parallel stories, Sëri helps Keri discover that joy derives not from successful role-playing but from knowing who you really are inside your human skin.
Praise for Embodying Soul
This is a book about deep living. It is a book about courage. It is about searching, finding and telling the truth. And it gives us an example for how we, too, can mine the depths of our own lives to find what it is we are really looking for in order to live an authentic life. —Dr. Henry Emmons
The courage of Keri Mangis to engage in a public dialogue with her soul is a feat not to be taken lightly. Her book, Embodying Soul, will shape how we all communicate with ourselves and rediscover the truth of our souls. —Tim Miejan, Editor & Publisher, The Edge magazine
These pages offer the voice of Keri Mangis, a writer of modern sensibility who dares leap across time and space to unveil the true nature of soul. This book is a lovely memoir, yet its rare power and beauty is that it awakens your own soul in daily life. —Christina Donnell, Ph.D., Author, Transcendent Dreaming: Stepping Into Our Human Potential
About the Author:
Keri Mangis has studied and/or taught yoga, Ayurveda, herbal medicine, energy work, aromatherapy, Buddhism, Hinduism, Tantra, Christianity, and other spiritual teachings and healing modalities. A Minneapolis-based writer and speaker, her work has appeared in Elephant Journal, Urban Howl, The Sunlight Press, Grown and Flown, Rebel le Society, The Good Men Project, Stitch, Literary Mama, and elsewhere. Embodying Soul is her first book.