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A guide to self-remembrance with practices, meditations, and self-inquiry questions inspired by yoga and Tantra to help you connect with your inner wisdom, remember your wholeness, and live with clarity and compassion—by the bestselling author of Radiant Rest.
The Luminous Self shares teachings and practices that can help us connect with our true Self and reclaim our inherent power and wisdom—essential for living with purpose and grace in our turbulent world. In this book, Tracee Stanley shares teachings and practices in each chapter—including meditation, yoga nidra, breath work, dreaming rituals, community care practices, journaling, and more—that can help us remember and honor our deepest Self.
The book is a journey of inner exploration for anyone who desires to know themselves more deeply. Chapters introduce different paths to personal discernment—including facing obstacles to liberation, forgiveness, the power of memory, transitions as portals to wisdom and devotion, and nature as a teacher—and include stories from Stanley's life, teachings, and practice. 6 audio practices accompany the book.
About the Author
TRACEE STANLEY is a teacher of yoga nidra, meditation, and self-inquiry and the founder of Empowered Life Circle, a sacred community and portal of practices, rituals, and teachings inspired by years of study in yoga and Tantric traditions. She is author of the book Radiant Rest: Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation and Awakened Clarity, created the Empowered Life Self-Inquiry Deck, and is host of the Radiant Rest podcast. Tracee leads retreats and trainings in the U.S. and internationally.
“Tracee Stanley has gifted the world with another incredible and one-of-a-kind resource that is filled with countless gems of her grounded and embodied wisdom. The Luminous Self is an experiential and restorative guidebook that reminds us that Yoga is truly a state of being and that our spiritual practices and rituals are a sacred way of reconnecting us to our deepest selves. With compassion, nuance, and profound magic (in the way only Tracee can do), this book introduces us to the life-shifting practices of ritual, embodiment, movement, meditation, rest, and Yoga nidra. Deeply nourishing and simultaneously awakening—you will not be the same person when you are finished.”
—Zahabiyah Yamasaki, author of Trauma-Informed Yoga for Survivors of Sexual Assault
“Tracee Stanley is emerging as a global leader in the realm of a new and needed embodied spirituality. The Luminous Self allows us to penetrate life’s deepest and most transcendent question—Who am I? She adeptly walks us into the murky ground of this inquiry through both new and time-tested yogic technologies that allow us to release our old identities while simultaneously honoring our body, ancestry, and past experience.”
—Katie Silcox, author of Happy, Healthy, Sexy
“Tracee Stanley’s teaching is pure transmission; the clarity of her self-respect is of benefit to us all. The Luminous Self carries us to the heart with applicable, profound practices, providing a structure to nourish both intimacy and freedom within ourselves.”
—Elena Brower, author of Practice You
“There are practices and teachings within this book that will change the course of your destiny. The Luminous Self is a portal to the inner realms where anything is possible”
—Kim Krans, artist and creator of The Wild Unknown Tarot
“Tracee Stanley's book arrives in an age when people are thirsting for an authentic path to the true Self. This beautiful and deep book is the dip of cool water needed to slake that thirst.”
—Acharya Shunya, author of Sovereign Self
“It is time to collectively wake up and remember who we are before our forgetfulness causes any more harm to us, all sentient beings, and the planet. The Luminous Self is not only a book—it is already a good Ancestor who whispers to us, ‘This, this is the way.’ You are not lost; follow the ray that points toward The Luminous Self.”
—Octavia Raheem, author of Pause, Rest, Be
“This work of art speaks to the undoing that meets us all at our proverbial front door when we dive into an inquiry and practice how to heal ourselves and find peace amid a chaotic world and landscape. Tracee provides a soft container that feels like the wisest guidance for the unraveling and undoing as well as practices and tools for the journey back into wholeness and truth.”
—Michelle Cassandra Johnson, author of We Heal Together
“The Luminous Self is a bright and effulgent light in the darkness. Tracee Stanley has drawn open the curtains and allowed the sun to shine into our minds and hearts. With compassion and courage, she carves away our confusion regarding these ancient, esoteric spiritual teachings to reveal what has been there all along: We are already whole and full. The light we’re seeking is within us.”
—Jivana Heyman, author of Yoga Revolution