Rebecca Campbell lights up the room. Her smile and laugh are infectious and you want her to be your friend immediately.
Originally from the sunny shores of Sydney, Rebecca now lives in London. She is a soulful writer, intuitive, mentor and creative director who guides women to connect with the inner light within and to shine it as brightly and authentically as possible.
Rebecca is also co-creator of The Spirited Project she teaches regularly and has been featured in several publications such as The Sunday Times Style Magazine and Psychologies. One of Hay House UK’s freshest voices, her book Light Is The New Black is out July 2015.
Meet Rebecca Campbell.
Your new book Light Is The New Black is out July 2015, what’s it all about?
Light Is The New Black is a book for a new breed of ladies who are here to be bright lights in the world. Light workers, B Schoolers, Indigo Children, Spirit Junkies, Emerging Women, Indigo Children and Ladies Of The Light.
The Dalai Lama said that “The world will be saved by the western woman” and I think he’s right. This book is my call to action to that.
A soulful, funny, honest, relatable mix of: one girl’s journey (that’d be mine), lessons learned, tapped in downloads from The Universe, practical tools and healthy helpings of metaphysical marketing for this new social age.
Made up of four sections: Turn Your Light In, Work Your Light, Live In The Light and Be The Light, it takes the reader on a wholehearted journey back home to who they are at the core. It invites them to reconnect with their inner guru and the deepest yearnings of their soul.
Gone are the days of following someone else’s business model or well-trodden path, in order to succeed in The Age Of Light, everything in our lives must be an authentic expression of who we truly are.
It’s the book that I wish I had when I was struggling to work out who the hell I was, what I was doing here and courageously step into the truest version of my calling.
You can sign up here to win a free copy.
What lead you to live in the light and be of service?
Since as long as I can remember I have had a deep yearning to be of service. I know I’m not alone. That niggling feeling or inner knowing that I was here for something or there was work to do. To be honest, for most of my life it has stressed me out! My biggest fear was that I would miss my life but I had no idea what it was that I would be missing. I felt like I couldn’t relax until I found “my calling”, like when you’re at University and you have an assessment due so can’t relax until it’s done.
Looking back now my journey makes perfect sense, however at the time I had no idea how to bring all of my gifts together. I spent my time looking outside myself rather than following the things that lit me up and allowing myself to emerge.
Desperate to find the answer, I built a life that looked great but didn’t quite fit. It wasn’t until 2011 came along and I suffered several rock bottom inducing experiences, one after the other, after the other, that I was forced to let go and let the life I had so consciously created come crumbling down. Brick by brick, wall by wall I started creating my world around who I truly was and the things that lit me up. For me, it took The Universe to turn off all the lights for me to find my own. And now I help other women do the same.
How has your own personal journey influenced your work?
My first awakening came when I was about 14. I started feeling things extremely deeply and could also feel other people’s feelings. I also started receiving what I know now to have been messages from The Universe but I had no idea how to deal with it all. No one in my life understood what was happening to me and so I stepped into (what I now call) a spiritual closet and expressed myself through my writing. I’d get off the bus after school and walk up the hill to my home. I’d then know exactly what I needed to write and would sit in my room getting the information down. It felt good to be creating but I always kept it to myself, only sharing my creations and “secret spiritual life” with those I deemed fit (which conveniently was not many).
Years later after forging myself a successful career as a creative director in advertising (while continuing my training, learning and creating under wraps) my life started to crumble. I see this happening for so many people, the systems, relationships, jobs etc that we once relied on to always be there are beginning to fall away. I believe it’s in an effort to stop us looking outside of ourselves and prompt us to look within (connect with our inner light). Maybe that’s been the case for you, it certainly was the case for me. Anyway, after my dark night of the soul, my calling became very clear and I knew it was now or never.
Looking back now, it’s cool to see how all the dots have joined. I see how my decade in advertising was perfect to help me answer the call of helping others who want to be of service to do so as authentically as possible. To help them get really clear on their message and brand. And then my intuitive gifts and training help me see very clearly who they are at soul level so it’s not about expressing just their identity, rather it is an expression of their soul.
I believe that our soul purpose is to 1. Be a light in the world, and 2. To express who we are at soul level. In my Work Your Light Mentorship I start by looking at who my client is at soul level. Their soul group of origin, natural gifts, energy centers and unique soul history. I look at anything that is holding them back from expressing who they truly are and step up into their gifts by answering the call. I then fuse my marketing skills to help them build a brand around who they are at soul level. This way, no one can ever copy their brand (if they try it won’t work) because it is a completely unique expression of them.
How does your work help others?
I read a great quote the other day which went something like this: “I don’t share to teach people something, I share to let the people out there who feel the same way I do, to feel less alone”. I’m so glad that that person shared that because that is exactly how I feel about my work.
I believe that we are moving into a critical moment in the planet’s history where we need to move from learning into acting. I think my work does a combination of this. When I write it is my intention to remind my readers what they already know. And with my teaching and mentoring it is my intention to move them from a state of knowing and into a state of courageous and authentic action.
Tell us about The Spirited Project?
My friend Robyn Silverton and I started The Spirited Project back in 2012 because we both felt a need (personally and in the community) to provide a space for people to connect in a down to earth, soulful and fun way. We host regular Spirited Sessions in London (currently called Spirited Sundays at Celestine Eleven in East London) and we’ve also hosted events in Australia, Asia and USA.
The sessions are an opportunity for like hearted people to find their people and reconnect with their spirit. A fusion of meditation, light movement, inner reflection with a splash of all things mystical.
We’re currently planning on in January 2015 in Sydney and as both Robyn and I are total gypsies we are always open to doing a Spirited Session in a new city if someone local wants to host it.
What does Holistic living mean to you?
Oooooh that’s a good question! To me, holistic living means whole living. Living with an open mind and open heart. Living from a space where you use your inner guidance system to determine what is right for you. It is not about rejecting the normal way of doing things but it is about determining what is right for you. What works for one person will not work for another. But if we listen to our inner guidance system it will light the way.
What is your message to cynics, sceptics, and the intrigued?
Hmmmm. To cynics and skeptics I’d probably say “how’s the weather” or “have you seen the last episode of Scandal?”. I’ve learned there’s no point trying to change someone’s mind. Not everyone wants or is ready to taste what you’re cooking, and that’s completely fine.
To the intrigued I’d say: The more you follow the things that light you up, listen to that inner voice inside you and courageously express who you really are, the more awesome life gets. I’m living proof.
Finally, what are your top five tips for self-love?
- Fill yourself up first. If flowers make you feel loved, don’t wait for someone else to give them to you, give them to yourself now.
- Don’t fall in love, fall into love
- Do a “Lovables List”: A list of 44 things you love about yourself. Then read it everyday until you believe it. Before long you’ll find that people start reciting the things on your list to you because you are embodying them.
- You’re already in the most important relationship of your life.
- Rise Sister Rise
First Published 2014/08/06