"Honoring Darkness is raw, brutally honest, and a great vehicle for transformation. This book provides an opportunity for the reader to change through heartfelt and easy-to-follow steps on how to enact positive change in the reader’s lives. It brought clarity and peace to my mind and my heart. It really pulled on my heartstrings in all the right ways. I’ve been a professional reiki master healer for 8 years and the subject of this book is in my professional wheelhouse.
There is a lot of talk of shadow work in spiritual communities, but not a lot of clear instructions on how to go about implementing it. This is the real deal. It’s not some watered down culturally appropriated garbage, but it’s real and in alignment with the author’s lineage.
The authors also have technical, science backgrounds as well as well as being practitioners of Chinese medicine and spiritual healing. The technical writing and backgrounds really show in the structure of the book and the clarity of the writing. Every chapter is really a manual to help people address common problems. I especially love all the honest acceptance of “mistakes”, lessons, and “flaws” by the author. I felt seen. I felt like I was with her on her journey and as she healed her wounds, her words healed mine.
From an emotional level, I really enjoyed the absolute brave honesty the authors used in illustrating their lessons. It takes a lot of courage to share ones mistakes, flaws, and shortcomings. I believe that these were shared in order to normalize common struggles and mistakes, and ultimately benefit the reader. It certainly benefited me. I felt my energy, my mind, and my heart change for the better as I read this book.
I laughed and I cried and I felt such a mental and emotional release while reading this book. It really made things in my life make sense that have been plaguing me. I can’t wait to buy it for my friends and tell my clients about it. I haven’t read another book quite like this.
I highly recommend Honoring Darkness. You will have an opportunity to honor yourself by reading Honoring Darkness. Winnie is legitimately a Queen of Compassionate Transformation, and I can’t wait to experience more of her work!"
Jessica Brodkin has been a reiki master healer in NYC for many years and her story has been featured in the NYPost, CNBC, entrepreneur magazine and more. While an undergraduate at MIT, She was recruited by the CIA where she worked for 11 years. While at the CIA, she became a stand up comedian and completed a masters in Applied Economics at Johns Hopkins. She is now the founder of a an NFT web3 tech company.