I had the opportunity to interview the amazing J. Chavae. She has not only authored some phenomenal reads…she is also a healer. Please check out our conversation below and if you wish to learn more about her and her work please visit her website which is listed below the featured image. You can purchase her books via our Amazon Bookstore.
If you could describe yourself in your own words how would you? Who is J. Chavae?
I would describe myself as a very connected being on a mission. I take on a few roles in this lifetime, some of them being a mirror, an author, and a healing facilitator. Ultimately, I am a creator sent here to help people heal in this lifetime.
How do you think people view you?
I honestly don't know. Sometimes I think about it, but I am gently reminded that how other people view me is none of my business.
If you could pick the title for your memoir or auto biography what would it be?
It would be, "The Expansion and Evolution of J. Chavae"
What are some books that you feel have influenced the way you see the world today?
In all honesty, every book has shaped how I see the world today. My spirit has a way of letting me know what books I should or shouldn't read. It has a way of making me wait until I am ready to receive whatever words were written in the book I have in my hands. I am able to see the truth in everything I read. Over the past few years, if I had to choose specific titles, I guess I would say The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Assata, Autobiographies of Angela Davis and Malcolm X, The Tree of Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza, and Essentialism by Greg McKeown. The wisdom in these books have definitely resonated and stuck with me.
Is reading important to you? If so, why?
Oh, absolutely. I have been reading since about 3-4 years old. I believe that reading is powerful. Reading is a sign of wisdom. There is so much knowledge out there, so many things that we have yet to learn and we can access it by reading. On top of holding knowledge, I believe that reading is a form of time/space traveling, if you will. Reading literally allows you to transport your mind into another place, time, dimension...even the authors mind. How amazing is that?
Who is your favorite literary figure? Why?
This might sound "bad", but I honestly do not have one or any.
What is your favorite quote?
I am not sure if I have a favorite. These are trick questions! Haha! Well, a quote that resonated with me is one that I have attached to the signature of my email. It is by Paulo Coelho and it says "And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." It is a reminder that all is working for my highest good.
Name a book that you would read over and over again or one that you simply could not put down.
I just finished reading Essentialism and I couldn't put it down. Currently, I am reading Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi *insert deep breaths and the wiping of my brow*. I think I read 100 pages today. It is SO good!
A few words on the importance of literacy:
I do believe that reading is fundamental. Reading can take you to so many places and unlock so many doors. Oh, and I once read that having more books than you can read is actually a sign of intelligence. It shows that you acknowledge that you still have much to learn, that there is so much wisdom out there that you don't know...so I stopped beating myself up about my ever expanding library haha!