Uber Driver Reveals Tales from #MeToo to Spiritual Freedom.
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In her memoir, 79- year- old Yamini chronicles her story of victimhood to the attainment of Self Love enhanced by stories from her passengers in “The Joy of Uber Driving – A Wild Ride to Self Love”. The perspective from the rear view mirror and the sensibility of a former actress, social worker and women’s empowerment advocate bring a unique human flavor as diverse as the population of San Francisco. Her ability to “tune in” makes her passengers come alive on these pages as they did in the back seat of her Prius.
In between her Uber stories are tales of the misbegotten #MeToo adventures of a Hollywood “Wannabe actress” during the 60’s and the 70’s who then did an about face by becoming a celibate Buddhist. Miraculously she landed the job as head of Wardrobe at CBS and later wardrobe coordinator at Warner Bros for several years and suddenly picked up and left everything including Buddhism and celibacy behind by jumping into tantric sex and spiritual adventures with Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (aka Osho) in India and Oregon in the 80’s.
She details her own experience living on the notorious Oregon Ranch with Bhagwan featured in the Netflix series “Wild Wild Country”. Her voracious appetite for adventure then landed on all things metaphysical, including fire walking, learning to channel disembodied entities, taking “out- of- body” trips, and witnessing UFO’s up close.
Finally, she settles into full self- expression as an artist, photographer, goddess festival coordinator, women’s empowerment advocate and then as an author, she traces her spiritual growth through all the twists and turns of her outrageous, unpredictable and magical life.
Paramount, are the lessons she learned taking her from victimhood to the life of a wise old crone who laughs easily, dances wildly, and loves all of life including the pitfalls. She reveals a timeless and sure-fire path to self- love through integrity, non- judgment, non-attachment,, forgiveness, gratitude, service and meditation. According to Yamini, these lessons are gained by experiencing life as a journey towards awareness of one’s soul purpose. Rather than a victim, she says you become a witness watching and co-directing your own movie and not only accepting, but, falling in love with yourself. When this happens, you experience perpetual peace and pure joy for no reason. Through her own story-telling, Yamini imparts these lessons in a dramatic and visceral way.
Pre-orders can be made on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Joy-Uber-Driving-Wild-Self-Love/dp/1631525670/ at a reduced price.
This and two other books by Yamini: “The Natural Goddess – Portraits of True Beauty in Women Over 40” and “A Wild Ride to Self Love With Osho” are also on Amazon and on her website: http://www.yamini-naturalgoddess.com
There is a bright light of awareness emanating from the life of this 79 year-old woman who has attained self-love and deep gratitude for her life now. She takes us on a journey that uplifts and inspires us to live outside the box and welcome experiences beyond our imagination.
- Lynn V. Andrews, NY Times Bestselling Author of the “Medicine Woman” series including “Jaguar Woman”, ”Flight of the Seventh Moon” and 18 more
The evolution from victim-hood to self- love is highlighted in this story of a 79 year-old woman, who loves spreading joy and conscious awareness through her daily service as an Uber driver. In A Wild Ride, Yamini pays tribute to each of her riders by relating their stories along with her own with humor and compassion.
- Marci Shimoff, #1 NY Times Bestselling Author, “Happy for No Reason” “Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul”.
A heartwarming and entertaining peak into the heart and soul of an Uber driver. Funny, poignant and refreshingly honest, Yamini Redewill has made certain that we will never take a ride from someone in quite the same way!"
~ Katherine Woodward Thomas, New York Times Bestselling Author of “Calling in The One"