Growing Your Inner Light UK editionGrowing Your Inner Light is a comprehensive guide to creating your own spiritual practice, offering clearly-described techniques and showing how practices from global religions can be combined with contemporary wisdom to create an authentic personal sense of spirituality.

The book addresses the spiritual path from the perspective that you don’t have to have a guru or belong to a religion to develop spiritually. Life itself is a great teacher, helped along by techniques found in spiritual traditions the world over. By owning your spiritual path you can design one that suits you and your lifestyle, and can incorporate studying with a teacher and attending religious services and gatherings.

The book takes you on a transformative journey through thirteen key areas of spiritual growth, including:

  • How to create a sense of sacred space in your home.
  • How to clear your mind and ground your body.
  • How to develop your own practice of meditation, prayer and ritual, that suits you and reflects your inner values.
  • How to work with and understand your dreams.
  • How to develop your intuition.
  • How to create your own retreat or vision quest.

Growing Your Inner Light US edition“In an age when many conventional religious paths have lost their meaning, each person must find their own relationship to the spiritual journey, often outside established structures. Lara Owen does a masterful job of offering a rich and practical variety of avenues to explore one’s own spiritual path.” Tsultrim Allione, author of “Women of Wisdom” and “Feeding Your Demons”, founder of Tara Mandala Retreat Center.

Growing Your Inner Light is a beautifully written and inspiring spiritual guide for those of an independent heart and mind. You will find it full of helpful jewels and practical wisdom, whether you are experienced or new to spirituality, and whatever your tradition or belief system.” William Bloom PhD, author of “Soulution: The Holistic Manifesto – How Today’s Spirituality Changes Everything”, and co-founder of the Foundation for Holistic Spirituality and the St. James’s Church Alternatives Programme in London.

“A wonderful book” Bel Mooney, Daily Mail

“In Growing Your Inner Light, Lara Owen shares her own experience and impressive wisdom, guiding you through a delightful year of spiritual development. But perhaps more importantly, she provides an invaluable resource that you’ll want to have around forever.  Whether you need a reminder about the tools needed in a ceremony, the best way to create sacred space, the elements required for an altar, or some inspiration to deepen your meditation practice, it’s at your fingertips in this book.” Connie Kaplan, Doctor of Ministry and author of “The Woman’s Book of Dreams”, “Dreams are Letters from the Soul”, and “The Invisible Garment”.

“Here is a deceptively simple, concise and clear guide to discovering and deepening your own inner practice.  Lara has lovingly shared a collection of tried-and-true entry points which will reveal, enhance and support your own spiritual growth no matter what religion or path you may follow. What a wonderful gift for oneself or for others.” Michael Wiese, publisher and filmmaker (“The Sacred Sites of the Dalai Lamas”)

“Growing Your Inner Light will help you develop presence and awareness. Lara Owen captures a beautiful simplicity while weaving together the vital threads that compose a doable daily spiritual practice. She gives us a menu of options for ways to realign with our soul and source, and writes cleanly, without the clutter of unnecessary words. The overall effect is an experience of sweetness and peace, which is always the marker of true Spirit.” Penney Peirce, intuition expert and author of “Frequency: The Power of Personal Vibration” and “The Intuitive Way: The Definitive Guide to Increasing Your Awareness”

“At a time when so many people are awakening to Spirit and looking for direction outside of the established religions, Growing your Inner Light is destined to be an indispensable resource. On every page, Lara Owen proves herself to be the perfect guide, whose quietly assured words of wisdom and practical suggestions are sure to establish her place as an ideal friend and companion in the hearts of seekers everywhere.” Mara Freeman, author of “Kindling the Celtic Spirit”, and director of The Avalon Mystery School.

Growing Your Inner LightPublished in the US by Beyond Words/Atria Books (Simon and Schuster)

and in the UK by Piatkus (Little, Brown).

Here’s the link to the US edition at

and to the UK edition at

A Dutch edition is published by Mana (Het Spectrum) under the title Spiritualiteit: Hoe Doe Ik Dat?

Lara Owen writes and researches on menstruation, work, and feminism. She teaches and consults internationally.

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