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Reviewed by Stephanie Dagg for Readers' Favorite
This book is positive and affirming from the very start. ‘I love being alive’, says the author in the Introduction and it isn’t long before the reader shares that opinion too, no matter how stressed or depressed he or she might be when picking up the book. But, as the author says, this isn’t a book, but more accurately a ‘support mechanism’. Its aim is to help us become an extraordinary person - one who is ‘awake, available and authentic’. It does this through discussion, exercises, affirmations and quotes. And there are different ways to use the book. It can be a year-long program of enlightenment, or the reader can focus on a chapter at a time until a particular challenge has been overcome. We are asked to ‘activate a willingness’, or to honor ourselves during the exercises, which are much wider ranging than simply setting goals or creating to-do lists.
Becoming extraordinary may sound like wishful thinking, but this book is firmly grounded in reality. The author is a transformational specialist with degrees in spiritual psychological and consciousness studies. Sadly she suffered from violence and abuse during her childhood. The fact that she is now so positive and able to share her beliefs with us is testament to her great strength and determination. This is evident in her writing which is always encouraging and inspiring. There are sections entitled Love, Connect, Clearing, Trust, Invest, and interestingly, Sing! Decluttering and organizing, so relevant to today’s materialistic way of life, are covered. The author is persuasive and generous, and when you have read this book, you really do share her view that each and every one of us really can be ‘an amazing gift to this world’.