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Finding My White Hot Truth + the Source of My Feminine Genius: Untangling the lie that keeps us from knowing and having what we really want :

This post is written in honor and support of two new books out this week, authored by women who are way-showers on the path of the road less traveled.

White Hot Truth: Clarity for Keeping it Real on Your Spiritual Path from One Seeker to Another, by Danielle LaPorte

Feminine Genius: The Provocative Path to Waking Up and Turning On the Wisdom of Being a Woman, by LiYana Silver


Disowned parts and how they rule our lives …

Phew. I’m writing this after just returning home from a community circle in support of completion (and potential up-leveling) of a relationship I’ve been in for the past year.

Most people reading this will not even have known we were in relationship. And that’s because I mostly kept it hidden. I called it privacy, but really it was secrecy because our relationship brought out too many parts of myself that I have disowned and wasn’t ready to share.

Before I could be public with our relationship, I needed to reclaim those parts, own them and love them. More on that below.

I’ve been stingy and here’s why …

I had the opportunity this past weekend to gain a deeper sense of clarity around why I’ve made some of the choices I’ve made up until now, and I am infinitely grateful to remember who I really am, why I am here and to have a new perspective that I hope will inspire you to reclaim your life, as I reclaim mine.

Several years ago, I was a woman who inspired people with my authentic and transparent sharing of my journey from an empty life of success into finding a life of meaning.

Finally, an Ali + Alexis update! Resolve.

It’s been a little more than two years since I wrote here. And while I’m amazed that I’ve been quiet for that long, the truth is that I needed the time to myself.

For integration. And clarification. And resolution.

A lot has happened over this two years that required me to take the work inside and not talk too much about it as it was happening.

In that time, it’s become absolutely clear to me that Ali + Alexis are two parts of a unified whole that is so much greater and more infinite than any single name or individual expression possibly could be.

Ali + Alexis, a Love Story …

If you are a long-time follower of this blog, you’ll notice something different here.  The one girl who began this blog, Alexis Martin Neely, has become two — Alexis Neely & Ali Shanti.  The new banner at the top of the page here is a work in progress.  Here’s what it looks like right now (as it is likely to change in the future).

Below is a BIG discussion on Facebook about the best way for me to introduce Ali + Alexis to the world.  Click through and check it out, I’d love to hear your thoughts.