Blessed Are the Weird

A Manifesto for Creatives
Narrated by: Jacob Nordby
Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
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The world wants its soul back....

This audiobook is for highly sensitive people who have felt out of place in the modern world. It provides a narrative that describes how they fit into a lineage of creatives throughout history, and how their gifts are needed during this precise era of "new renaissance" on Earth.

In this book, author Jacob Nordby offers a bold new definition of success in the modern era. "The only success now is living and creating a work-of-art life: unique, rich with meaning, naked of anything we don't care about, and ruthless about carving out something absolutely real from a world that has gorged itself on fakeness and become critically ill from it. The only failure now is pulling back from that quest because of fear." Expanding upon his short original "Blessed Are the Weird" piece that became a viral phenomenon, he traces the roots of soulful artistry and creation to ancient times and back again to reveal the insistent, eternal quest of our true natures that demands something real - as if our very existence depends upon it.

This book is a call to creatives (and those who want to be) with the clear message that it has never been more critical to heed the call of soul than it is during this exciting, dangerous new renaissance epoch on Planet Earth. Heartfelt and sometimes humorous, it lights a signal fire for all who feel out of place in the modern world and invites them to claim their heritage as members in an ancient lineage - those tenders of soul and beauty who have always kept the flame alive for humanity.

This is a book for everyone who wants to lead a deep, true, and passionate life and leave the world better for having passed this way.

Blessed Are the Weird. Your time has come to define the new normal.

©2016 Manifesto Publishing House, Inc. (P)2018 Tantor

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Should be given as a certification

Sometimes those of us growing-up outside the click of cool people wish we had a diploma which allowed us to be ourselves. Here’s a diploma for us. If you too grew into a spiritual journey seeker which costs more than it gives. There are excellent exceptions which gives value too. However, after treating this audiobook as a rare gem where each chapter was allowed to sink in, I ended up binging on the last 2.5 hours I could not stop. It was as if I got my soul truly fuel-filled. This manifesto is creating a new genre: spiritual development. Unlike self-development this book does not try to change or improve you because you are what and who you need to be.

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Blessed are the weird, therapy for the creative

I've been struggling with severe depression and anxiety for months, years if I'm being honest, with the highest distress experienced in the spring of 2018. Then I found Blessed Are The Weird and it changed my life. 

From the debth of my soul Mr. Nordby, thank you on behalf of my family and myself.

Please know that without your work my path would have been hidden for much longer than would have been healthy.

Through your simple act of kindness and love, you have helped 
me to save the strangest woman in Alberta. 

I testify of your kindness and simple act of love constantly. I preach the virtues of weirdness to everyone I meet, a quality which has becomeas important to me as air. 

From the bottom of my heart, you have my eternal gratitude.

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Now...face to face with step two....

Nordby narrated his own work, so it was read well, and therefore; as the artist meant it to sound. Which I really like over some readings of someone else's blood, guts and soul being read with a mis-match of inflections. He had me from the lingering "born with a hole in my heart". Though mine stayed an extra 25 years before it closed up. From there he definitely describes a personality that fit me so well, I could finish his sentences before he did. It was pretty uncanny, and even a little emotional to hear another voyager's voice, their understanding, but more so; their insistence on not being defeated.
I would even like to know what one who does not fit this would think? Are we weirdos just as arrogant, in another way, and seemingly normal "status quo" folks suffer, too, only in silence?
Then there is the trouble with "step two" which few "self exploring" books even mean to answer; especially for women who love their families, who have commitments to family that just can't be handled with weekend visits. But so it is, our personal escape routes are more complicated.
Blessed Are The Weird, was communication with another person, in another tribe, that has the same lonely job as you, and reminds you just how important your job is, and why. And it is nice to know you don't have this job because your broken, but it serves, in many tribes and families down through the ages, as more than a court jester.

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Thank you Jacob!!

I am so inspired and encourage after listening to this amazing book. Thank you so much Jacob for writing it! Namaste!!!

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This book has given me hope...

No matter how I consume this book,the words strike chords in my soul. thank you

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Amazing for those who feels alone with ideas

This book is blessed such as we all are.
It gave me more trust about my creative desire of change my profession.
Now I am a real writer, a real sabbatical consultant.
Hope it can fill your heart and mind as it did to me. Thank you author for believe that you wasn’t alone. And for the effort of sharing this amazing journey. God bless you! God bless we all.
Lots of love, Olga

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I unexpectedly related to so many experiences!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was just what I needed to hear. I heard the sample and new I wanted to listen to more. Nordby summed up the experiences of those who always felt different, wanted to make a difference and never connected to the masses directly yet had great empathy for everything. It's pointers on how to connect with yourself on a journey of purpose and self discovery. Let it open your eyes to great food for thought. Quick read. I will definitely be reading it again.

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Wow

This book is a comfort, a muse, a motivator, and a new book-friend, which I will have to visit again... and soon. If you are a dreamer or a wanderer looking for hope and a feeling for kinship, this book is for you. Just serious enough and just irreverent enough to fill inspired, but not pressured or B.S.ed. This weirdo feels blessed to have stumbled onto this book.

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Won't work!

I "tried" to purchase this 3 times.....only to get the first few minutes. This is not the first time it's happened, but it is the last!!