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Why Jayli Wolf of Once a Tree loved reading The Voice of Knowledge by Don Miguel Ruiz

The member of the electronic music duo on the book that left her feeling empowered and inspired.
Jayli Wolf (right) is one-half of electronic musical duo Once a Tree. (Jayli Wolf/Amber-Allen Publishing)

Jayli Wolf is an actress, songwriter and one-half of electronic musical group Once a Tree. The duo released their debut album, Phoenix, in 2017.

Below, Wolf discusses a book she's enjoyed reading lately: The Voice of Knowledge by Don Miguel Ruiz.

"The book is based in Toltec wisdom. The Toltec were scientists and artists who formed a community to explore ancient spiritual knowledge. They were known throughout southern Mexico thousands of years ago and I just felt so privileged to have that sort of information at my fingertips. I love this book because it's a guide to inner peace. It's pretty simple to read and yet it's chock full of knowledge and wisdom.

"One of the best things that I got out of this book was realizing that I am the author of my own story. The moment that I change my perception or clear out the lies that I have about myself, my whole story changes. The book says to question the validity of your thoughts and that is the way to free yourself. I just love that this book always just goes back to love. It's totally given me a sense of empowerment."

Jayli Wolf's comments have been edited for length and clarity. 

Watch the music video for Without You by Once a Tree



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