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GuRu

A book by RuPaul.

RuPaul

As someone who has deconstructed life's hilarious facade, RuPaul has broken "the fourth wall" to expand on the concept of mind, body and spirit. This unique perspective has allowed RuPaul to break the shackles of self-imposed limitations, but reader beware, this is a daily practice that requires diligence and touchstones to keep you walking in the sunshine of the spirit. Once you're willing to look beyond the identity that was given to you, a hidden world of possibilities will open its doors.

Throughout the history of humans on this planet, there've always been shaman, seers and mediums who are able to interpret both high and low frequencies and remind humans to look beyond the surface for the truth of who we really are. And who we really are is an extension of the power that created the universe (aka: God in drag). FYI: most people are not willing to hear or accept that.

That is RuPaul's secret for success, not only in show business, but in all aspects of life, especially in navigating the emotional landmines that inhibit most sweet, sensitive souls. If you think this book is just about "doing drag," you are sorely mistaken because for RuPaul, drag is merely a device to deactivate the identity-based ego and allow space for the unlimited. (From HarperCollins)

From the book

Welcome to the house of Mama Ru, my beautiful child. Here, we will explore the path of the seeker. The one who dares to feel more, to experience more, and to fearlessly love more. Together, we will uncover ancient sacred "realness" that is tried, tested, and found true. I will share everything I've learned from the journey thus far; my only wish is that you pass the knowledge along to the next traveler, even if that traveler is me. GuRu is a collection of mantras, sayings, and touchstones that I've used throughout this surreal daydream of a life to remind me of who I really am. I am a shapeshifter whose only mission is to experience humanity. It's as simple as that, but as questions arise, the need to go deeper beckons. I continue to walk through my fears, superstitions, and self-imposed limitations, some with more trepidation than others, but still I keep on walking. Think of GuRu as additional GPS to be used in support of your own built-in navigation system. How does "drag" factor into all of this? Well, I'm sure you've heard me say, "You're born naked and the rest is drag." In truth, you are not your clothes, you are not your profession, you are not your religion. You are an extension of the consciousness that guides the universe, for which there is no name because it cannot be defined. That's why all superficial things you list as your identity are in reality your "drag." Years ago, when I heard someone say "we are all God in drag," I knew it to be the true at my core.


From GuRu by RuPaul ©2018. Published by HarperCollins.