In Deep Shift: Riding the Waves of Change to Find Peace, Fulfillment, and Freedom (Hardcover)
An empowering guide to help you navigate those times when your life turns upside down and inside out—and the radical shift in consciousness you can access in the process
There’s nothing safe or comfortable about having your life overturned. Whether the upheaval comes in the form of a world-shaking event or something as intimate as a broken relationship, medical emergency, or personal loss—the result leaves us feeling profoundly disturbed and unsure of what to do next. Yet what if such moments of crisis were actually gateways to expanding our consciousness and finding more freedom than we ever thought possible? At these times, we enter what Valerie Gangas calls “deep shift.”
For Valerie, her own deep shift came after she lost her mother. In her struggles with depression and despair, she became fascinated by what comes next when our lives are upended. “There’s no ‘back to normal,’” she says. “Deep shifting is a process that means letting go of the person you thought you were. These times compel us to turn to what we’re all here to do—wake up, transform, and come home to our true selves.”
In Deep Shift walks you through the journey from the moment “shift really hits the fan” to your return to the world as a changed human. Here, Valerie offers research-driven insights, relatable stories, and practices and journal exercises to help reframe the hard times, embrace change as a gateway to awakening—and ultimately learn to become a “natural shifter” who can flow gracefully with whatever life throws at you.
Valerie shares the profound, often hidden benefits of being “in deep shift,” including:
• Freedom from troubling distractions and anxiety about the future
• Knowing it’s okay to just be you
• Resting in deep acceptance of what is instead of fixating on what you may have wanted
• Enhanced mental clarity and creativity
• Feeling more emotionally grounded and balanced
In Deep Shift is an empowering guide, offering reassurance and support during times of major life change—to help you remember that even in the hardest times, your sense of hope, purpose, and joy is always within reach.
“Valerie provides a unique and powerful voice to the new face of spirituality and higher-consciousness living.” —Bob Roth, New York Times bestselling author of Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation
“Besides providing illuminating insights and practical suggestions for living in higher consciousness, Valerie Gangas encourages her readers and listeners to seize each opportunity to create a new life, one moment at a time, one choice at a time.” —Mirabai Starr, author of Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics
“Valerie Gangas offers a vision of possibilities of inside-out development. She shows that the core principles of ancient wisdom are practical and usable, even for ambitious, pleasure-loving moderns—all in a style that’s funky, witty, engaging, and real. In person, she’s all of that and charismatic to boot.” —Philip Goldberg, author of American Veda and The Life of Yogananda
“Valerie Gangas has clearly transcended considerations of personality and entered a bigger mode of being, where her strongest motivating desire is to serve others and make the world better. Val lives a higher truth, and she has managed to convey that in the pages of her new book, In Deep Shift.” —Jack Forem, New York Times bestselling coauthor of What the Bleep Do We Know!?
“With In Deep Shift, Valerie Gangas reminds us that even the most devastating and unforeseeable plot twists can help us to grow and evolve. Not only that: with humor and infinite grace, she encourages us to lean into change and even tragedy as a way to strengthen our relationship to meaning, to the Divine, and to life itself.” —Ruby Warrington, author of Sober Curious and Women Without Kids
“In Deep Shift is a practical guide for navigating the way forward when facing the challenges of personal awakening. Valerie Gangas offers a fascinating ‘from the trenches’ perspective that’s an invaluable support on the consciousness journey.” —Marci Shimoff, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Happy for No Reason and Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul