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Discovering Your Soul Signature: A 33-Day Path to Purpose, Passion & Joy

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An invitation to change the energy that surrounds you, find the harmony that comes with self-acceptance, and, in the process, discover your life’s purpose and the boundless possibilities that await you.
Your soul signature is your spiritual DNA—it is who you are at your core, the most authentic part of you, your singular contribution to this world. And yet we reject our authentic selves. We allow our soul signature to become blocked by any number of emotional obstacles that life throws in our anger, fear, guilt, shame, sadness, despair. Any or all of these feelings overtake us and create a density, a heaviness that doesn’t permit us to embrace who we truly are, deep inside. We are energetic beings, Panache Desai reminds us, and emotions are energy in motion. When we are blocked we feel unworthy, less than, unloved, incomplete.
In Discovering Your Soul Signature, Panache invites us on a 33-day path of meditations—short passages to be read at morning, noon, and night that are designed to dismantle the emotional burden that holds us back and open us up to changing our lives. Through this distilled, poetic, practical, and inspiring course, he invites us to live a life of authenticity, to rediscover purpose and passion, and to believe from our soul in the possibility of all things.

274 pages, Kindle Edition

Published April 29, 2014

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Panache Desai

13 books56 followers
Born and raised in London, England, Panache has always known he was different. Even at a young age, he possessed an innate kindness and love rarely experienced from one so young. He was recognized by visitors and teachers as gifted. By adolescence he possessed a profound awareness that he had come to do something special.

During his final year at university, Panache began to feel an inner yearning to leave everything behind and be on retreat. So for six intense months he began a life altering schedule of meditation and prayer. When he finally emerged, he was a different man.

Determined to fulfill his purpose, he told his mother that it was time for him to go into the world and share what he had come to do. Panache moved to America in 2001 and during his travels he met many gifted spiritual teachers and leaders. Miraculously, each had expected his arrival and he learned from their tutelage and wisdom. At this time a powerful expansion occurred within him and he began to remember his own gifts and abilities.

His journey culminated in 2003 when Panache had a profound and life-altering experience of our (mankind’s) true potential:

"Our potential is infinite - every man, woman, father, son, mother, daughter, is infinite - every person is infinite. Our potential is only ever limited in the way that we say it is - the way we allow it to be."

And along with this experience came an ability to help people to move through their sadness, anger, or fear - to once again come back to their infinite potential.


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May 16, 2014
I saw Panache Desai speak at the Thrive conference in NYC and within 30 seconds, I was bawling my eyes out. All he said was "I love you" and "you are enough." I thought I was a relatively functional, confident person, but it was just so nice to hear those words and the moment I did, the floodgates opened. This book gave me the same peace and catharsis. It gave me the tools to observe how I react to life rather than stewing over the past or the things I cannot control. It helped me to identify, acknowledge and accept my emotions and patterns, both good and bad. The only regret I have is reading more than one chapter each day because I resonated so much with it! I'm now going to go back and focus on each chapter for each day as it was intended. This book is love. And if you have an opportunity to read it, or see him speak, I highly recommend it!
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941 reviews102 followers
January 6, 2015
so far this book broken up into tiny sips of WAKE THE F UP! is absolutely perfect. No he doesn't swear, but honestly, the information here is nothing new ---but neither is that coffee you're drinking---but doesn't that first sip quench your thirst and fulfill your reaffirming love of coffee?
This is the kind of book that reminds you that you are not your past, nor your mistakes, nor your anger or sadness or ego. It is a couple pages a day type reading and it's absolutely perfect and reasonable to commit to for the 33 days. so if you get this from the library don't forget to renew it.
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February 19, 2015
It doesn't take 33 days to change your life. The first three are more than enough. Once the door of truth opens you can't go back.
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50 reviews1 follower
May 11, 2020
This book has a place on my special bookshelf in my bedroom of my favorite, most inspirational and life-changing books. I often just open it to a random page and read it like scripture. Now, though, I'm going to re-read it, going through the 33 days again, to find comfort and self-understanding in this difficult time. For anyone who has not read it, I highly recommend it. Be prepared to look inward.
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1 review
November 30, 2015
There are so many books out there--but this breaks through the crowd. It's accessible, helpful, and broken down into daily thoughts and exercises that work. I'd recommend this to anyone who wanted to start pulling themself together and investigating their own spirituality.
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838 reviews157 followers
March 10, 2018
Engaging, and written in a gentle, comforting, encouraging tone. I personally found this quite helpful in examining some of my (negative) thought patterns.
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277 reviews
January 20, 2020
Yes. Just yes to all of this. I have now ordered the book to own my own copy so I can read it again. Such good stuff!
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August 18, 2017
I was asked to look at this book to offer an opinion if it would be a good choice for a discussion group. I think the person who asked had skimming it in mind, but I figured I might as well just read the whole thing.

The book is made up of 33 chapters dived into three sections. Each chapter is a day's reading with one section to be read in the morning, one at mid-day, one at night. (Since I wasn't interesting in doing that -- and only had a 7-day loan period - I just read straight through.) Chapters are built around key words or phrases such as Fear, Patterns, Ego, Gripes, Tools and Technologies, Inner Sabotage. The morning section is an overview of the topic, the noon section offers an exercise or action for the day, the night section is a combination reality check/review. There's really nothing new in the material itself, but Desai uses a straight-forward, conversational tone to point out that the things that might seem common sense probably aren't as commonly sensed as we'd like to thing; in other words, what we know intellectually is probably not what we're doing or saying to ourselves.
This definitely falls into the "warm, vivacious, charismatic, attractive, life coach type model gets exposure by contact with Oprah and becomes a brand" model. (It's gotten to the point where being spotlighted by Oprah is a surefire way NOT to be taken seriously. She used to lend credibility to things; now she only imparts commercialism. It's like she's become the Don King of Woo-woo.) Still, Pacache Desai -- which really might be one of the most fun names ever -- stops short of being the kind of over-chirpy, saccharine, head-in-the-clouds type Oprah usually collects. He seems to have retained a thread of "let's get real" in his spiel. Normally, reading this kind of material straight through would put me in a metaphoric diabetic coma, but this wasn't too sticky-sweet. I could imagine someone using this for a kind of mental de-tox or mental housekeeping exercise.

Aside from all that, I did not think it would work as a discussion group book. The material and format just don't lend itself to that. It is better suited to individual contemplation or journaling prompt.

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24 reviews
December 22, 2014

I was ironing my clothes when I turned to OWN and he was on help desk Panache Desai I've never heard of him but the way he spoke to each individual I wanted a part of him then a description of who he is in the show came and I went straight to Amazon and bought this book and it has been a gift to me. I feel a completely new person more aware of my thoughts and my emotions. I no longer try to suppress my emotions instead I invite them in and seat with them and experience them. I feel more peaceful and more loving. My relationships with everyone are becoming easier and less dense. I know to meet everyone where they are and I am doing my part to remember God is and God is Everywhere and is in everything. Thank you Panache for this beautiful book.
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171 reviews51 followers
June 19, 2017
It's most likely a book I'd need to read again. When it started out with the hype of "it will change your life", I tend to be skeptical. I do think this book make my perspective better. But like a very stiff body starting to learn yoga, by the end of this book I finally can touch my toes. I will need a lot of practice to be able to do a crow pose.
The lessons revealed in this book, some are great, some are kinda jibberish new age for my liking. Nevertheless, you take the lesson you can, and open your heart to new possibilities and love. Isn't that what life is all about?

Overall, I would recommend this book for someone who is into this kind of thinking and would like a new way of looking into their life. I find the first chapters are actually the best to open up your life.
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Author 2 books4 followers
August 5, 2014
Like many other reviewers I had a hard time putting this book down and reading only one day at a time. Panache is clearly one of the great teachers of our time. He speaks straight from the heart in authenticity and truth, illuminating the path step by step. His simple approach makes way for every emotion that shows up, good or bad—to feel, accept and breathe through anger, fear, joy and regret, happiness and gratitude. Unwelcome emotions lose some of their charge, expanding the space for the feel good emotions and peace that are your unique expression. Panache says this work is the soul signature. If you are looking for something greater, deeper and more expansive, this is it.
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50 reviews7 followers
November 14, 2014
Never judge a book by its author's name. :)

This book landed in my hand quite by accident.
But such accidents reinforce my faith in the divine.
I loved this book for its simplicity and humour.
It helped me. Hope it helps you if you give it a try.
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April 8, 2016
Although the book is very nice, Panache Desai lost all credibility with me after I met him. The book lost all value it could have had. He has a huge ego -- much more than I could stomach. He needs to practice what he preaches.
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144 reviews4 followers
July 1, 2018
Like most people familiar with Panache Desai, I was first introduced to his teachings when he appeared on Oprah Winfrey's Super Soul Sunday in 2013. His clear and concise yet deeply profound messages moved me, and I considered how wonderful an experience it would be to hear him speak live. Fast forward 5 years, and I recently had the great honor of attending one of his workshops at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies. Now having finally read this book, I can attest to the power of his teachings.

Desai stresses the significance of living authentically, as well as the dangers of compromising inner peace simply to please and avoid the judgments of others. As he stated during his workshop, this inner peace is his one "non-negotiable." He highlights the importance of embracing stillness, as opposed to seeking external distractions, as a means to connect with our emotions and, ultimately, the Divine. He also teaches how succumbing to fear, whether of failure or disapproval, necessarily prevents self-actualization and limits abundance.

Fans of Desai will be happy to know that he announced during the workshop that his next book is complete and awaiting review by his publisher.
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27 reviews1 follower
June 14, 2020
This book is for those who on the path of a deep and profound spiritual awakening. These words will resonate with anyone who seeks to find their higher purpose. They will help you see through the facade of pretense in the world around us and live a life guided by the power within each of us, which are our own vulnerability and authenticity. This isn’t a book about self-love. It’s much more than that. It helps us break down our emotions into the most basic elements so we can better process them, feel them, and let them pass through us. Ultimately the skills you’ll learn in this book will help you better understand how we can better connect with our own truth and humanity as a whole. Some parts of it are painfully beautiful. Hopefully one or more parts will resonate with you and help crumble away some of the untruths that are deserving you and the ones around you. Highly recommend for anyone who’s still searching for the signature of their soul.
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31 reviews1 follower
March 6, 2020
This book was a breath of fresh air! With passages for morning, noon, and night for 33 days, it stands apart from other self help books that mention mindfulness and taking in every detail by setting up the book’s structure in that way. This book takes time to read (33 days) and is meant to be relished. While I enjoyed most of what this book tried to convey, the one chapter that didn’t work for me was the chapter on “Addictions”. It claimed a lot of behaviors that I find totally normal to be addicting or problematic. I have to fill my time at some point with activities or I feel restless and the book implied all these activities were not good. So that point did not work for me.
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Author 1 book
July 30, 2020
This book has some lovely thoughts and helpful tools. I liked this book much better than his other one as it gives you day-by-day steps you can take to improve your connection to the Divine. However, like his last book, I would have liked more direction. It would have been helpful to my learning. Apparently this book is laid out in three parts. But the only reason I knew that was because of a sentence here and there written after a particular section. While the overall goal is clear, the steps to get there were a little muddled. Going forward, I will probably stick to his video and live teachings as they just seem clearer and more impactful.
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November 30, 2019
Find yourself with this book

This 33 day journey helped me overcome doubts and a cloudy sadness that were covering my daily life. All that is good is already inside of you, this book led me to see it again. Great read if you want to work on mindfulness and finding the Divine in you
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Author 7 books38 followers
October 29, 2020
I hated to finish the book. Panache Desai's writing and philosophies are incredible. They are so down-to-earth and simple, but still have a depth that reaches inside and makes you think and process emotions you haven't in a long time. Anyone who says there's no kale involved has my attention, especially for a spiritual cleansing book.
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Author 7 books45 followers
December 30, 2016
I love Panache Desai's simple, straightforward presentation of universal laws and principles. Broken into three daily reflections, it's a wonderful companion to one's daily spiritual practices. It is a book that can be read, or listen to as I prefer, again and again.
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232 reviews13 followers
December 19, 2018
The book is great, but I had a problem with my own expectation. A lot of wisdom here, but the 33-day thing was not what I was expecting when I picked it up (in the sense that there are not practical, but rather contemplative instructions). Very nice all the same.
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23 reviews
April 2, 2020
I always enjoy Panache. I have met him several times including one time in front of me on the plane on the way to Costa Rica. An awesome man with an awesome heart. I look forward to more of his teaching as I track down this path called life
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46 reviews4 followers
January 1, 2019
Great book of short daily focuses.

Great listening easy to share with friends.

Would read again.
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15 reviews
November 25, 2019
Beautiful words to create beautiful feelings

The daily thoughts to consider were very nicely set up in 3 sections kept me focused on higher thoughts throughout each day.
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127 reviews
January 3, 2022
We aren't broken and need to embrace all that we are. How to accept our insecurities and who we are in our natural state.
May 29, 2022
Loved it. Went through the book twice. A thought provoking guide to help be your own personal best and live an awesome life.
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