Rebecca Campbell is a bestselling author and an intuitive guide. She has traveled the glove, inspiring people to answer the callings of their soul, and pursue the work that they have been put on the earth to do, ultimately achieving true alignment. Rebecca Campbell has become well known for her books Light Is The New Black and Rise Sister Rise. When she is not writing however, she is an award winning creative director and the founder of The Work Your Light Lightworker Community and the Rise Sister Rise Sisterhood. Rebecca Campbell attained the award ‘Promising New Talent’ by the Mind Body Spirit Festival in London. If that wasn’t enough, Rebecca was also recognised with the ‘100 Women of Spirit’ award by Dadi Janki of the Brahama Kumaris for her feminine leadership and spiritual service. Rebecca Campbell is also known for travelling the world and going on adventures, and documents it in her column for The Daily Telegraph. Please enjoy my interview with the insightful Rebecca Campbell…
When someone asks you ‘what do you do for a living?’ – How do you respond?
I’m an author and spiritual teacher.
I am currently reading The Secret Life of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird.
What’s your earliest memory of reading?
My grandparent’s gave me Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm and I loved that. But to be honest, the first memory was around reading out loud in class – I used to hate doing it as I am dyslexic.
If you could encourage young people to read one book in particular, what would it be?
I would encourage young people to read You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay.
What is the worst job you’ve ever had?
When I was 18, I took several jobs to save up for traveling from Australia to Ireland and the U.K. I answered a job in “sales”. And after a few interviews I discovered it was to sell knifes door to door! I stuck at it for a couple of months but was so bad at it – had to pack band aids with me as I kept cutting myself when doing the demonstrations!
Do you read as much as you’d like to?
I am more of an audiobook listener as I am such a slow reader! I also find that when I am writing (which is most of the time) I don’t like reading too much as I like to keep my creative channel clear.
What books do you feel are important reading for people on your career path?
Books that allow you to go in. To develop a strong connection with our inner guidance system.
Is there a book that you’ve read more than once? What is it and why did you revisit it?
No I don’t think I have ever read a book twice!
What’s your favourite genre of book?
Self development or poetry. I’m a non-fiction girl.
What do you think a world without books would be like?
Without books, I feel like the world would be a much more chaotic place. Books help us develop a relationship with our imagination, our creativity and ourselves. I believe it is important to both go in for inspiration and to also be constantly opening ourselves up to new worlds, ways of thinking, concepts and ideas.
Is there an author whose writing you’re such a fan of, that you’ll read everything they release?
I love Steven Pressfield. He used to be a copywriter in advertising like me. Which I think is why he probably writes in such snappy headlines and short chapters. It’s part of the advertising training to be economical with words. I love his style of writing and the fact that I can get condensed information in just a moment!
Do you think digital books will ever completely replace real books?
I think audiobooks are going to continue to increase and that digital books are too. But I feel like physical books will always be there, even if it’s just for those special books that we hold onto because of how they moved us. I believe that physical books hold the energy of the author and that having them in our home is like carrying a bit of the energy with it.
What book do you feel humanity needs right now?
I feel humanity needs to read A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle.
The book that has had the biggest impact on my life is The Lightworker’s Way by Doreen Virtue.
Are there any books you haven’t mentioned that you feel would make your reading list?
What books or subject matter do you plan on reading in the next year?
Anything to do with Earthing, Nature and the intelligent power of Mother Earth.
If you were to write an autobiography – what would it be called?
Finding the Way Home.