The Heart of Transformation

And the Butterfly Effect

Non-Fiction - Inspirational
85 Pages
Reviewed on 05/27/2020
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Author Biography

Verlaine Crawford has had a variety of life experiences, including author, artist, world traveler, seminar leader, and a career in marketing, publishing, hospitality, and high tech.

She began her career at Capital Records, then the Queen Mary Project in Long Beach, Chief Copywriter for an ad agency, sales director for the Lodge at Pebble Beach, VP for three software firms in Silicon Valley and Irvine, CA, and Exec. Director for the San Juan Capistrano and Laguna Beach.

"I was inspired to write my books, and especially the latest, 'The Heart of Transformation" because I wanted to present what I have learned about how we create our reality in a way that could be easily understood.

"The study of metaphysics and spiritual understanding is my life-long passion. I used this information in my career and personal life. I wanted to share how our beliefs are seeds that become thoughts, which fuel emotion and result in actions that create our life. Intuitive guidance helped me and others overcome health issues, personal and career problems. I learned to create health, loving relationships, creativity, and peace of mind."

In the 1990's she lived in the mountain village of Idyllwild, CA, and wrote two books: award-winning "Ending the Battle Within" and "Daughter of God: Angelic Messages of Wisdom and Love." She was invited to teach personal and spiritual growth workshops across the U.S., in Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, and Europe.

Verlaine can be contacted at verlainecrawford@gmail.com.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kimberlee J Benart for Readers' Favorite

Would you like to radiate more love, creativity, harmony, and joy in your life? If so, The Heart of Transformation: And the Butterfly Effect by Verlaine Crawford may be for you. This guide to personal transformation begins with the concept that we are fractured over time into competing often opposite and sometimes self-defeating “sub-personalities” or voices on the subconscious level. We must look closely at the beliefs they represent, create unified energy to support our strengths, talents, and abilities, and apply it across the four cornerstones of life (Health, Wealth, Love, and Self-Expression) and our base (Spiritual Fulfilment) through a method called the Infusion Integration Technique which Crawford developed as she confronted the effects of a traumatic event in her own life.

In The Heart of Transformation, Crawford provides a thoughtful and useful approach for understanding our past and achieving a bright new future, reinvigorating our lives by harmonizing our beliefs, stopping self-defeating dialog, and using all our powers to create a relaxed, joyful, and fulfilling life. The writing style is relatable and framed in real-life examples and graphic images which make the concepts understandable, like comparing our fractured selves to a jigsaw puzzle in which the pieces don’t quite fit together. I enjoyed the quotations, the explanation of the heart-mind connection, the step-by-step instructions on the Infusion Integration Technique, and the focus on wholeness across our physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual components which is key to becoming all that we can be. A positive, informative, and thought-provoking read which will prove helpful to many.

K.C. Finn

The Heart of Transformation: And The Butterfly Effect is a work of non-fiction in the inspirational sub-genre and was penned by author Verlaine Crawford. A concise work, but one which has a great deal in it to consider, the work focuses primarily on the Infusion Integration Technique, which in turn intends to help readers wipe away false perceptions and see themselves and their situation in the world more clearly. In a world of divisive rhetoric and false truths, Crawford intends to educate readers on examining themselves more closely and categorizing the many voices which influence them.

Author Verlaine Crawford has crafted a deeply impactful work which is sure to help many readers along on their journey of self-exploration and personal growth. One of the things which I admired most about the work is the confident and capable tone of the narrative with which the author leads the text: it makes readers feel like they are in experienced hands but also delivers a close personal message from the heart. This is combined with excellent clarity in the conceptual explanations, and the chapter structure of the work ensures that readers are introduced to ideas gradually and slowly build their knowledge and perception as the complexity increases. I was particularly moved by the idea of fragmentation and the processes by which that can be healed. Overall, I feel that The Heart of Transformation: And The Butterfly Effect will certainly help those who need it most: a thought-provoking and inspirational self-help read.

Foluso Falaye

Beliefs form the basis of our thoughts, and they are continuously injected by parents, friends, politicians, religious leaders, educators, and the media, leaving us fractured into many opposing personas. These inner conflicts cause stress and undermine our health, wealth, relationships, and our ability to be creative, adventurous, and full of life. The good news is that your beliefs can be changed; you can create the life of your dreams. The Heart of Transformation: And the Butterfly Effect aims to help wipe away these false perceptions and enable you to see the world more clearly and joyfully. By implementing the Infusion Integration Technique and the strategies laid out by Verlaine Crawford, you embrace a broader belief that opens the door to new, exciting, and adventurous possibilities.

I've always had different contrary opinions going at each other in my mind like a group of lawyers involved in a legal battle. It's a relief to know that I'm not alone in this confusing mess. Verlaine Crawford's book did a great job of showing me how to look into my mind to discover the root of this chaos. The Infusion Integration Technique is especially interesting because it proposes an ingenious way of arriving at decisions. The Heart of Transformation is for anyone like me that's seeking answers and the best way to go while faced with many different options. I found the practical, conversational examples very useful for seeing things from different perspectives. It also offers a peaceful, therapeutic experience, especially when read aloud. With personal applications of the guidelines provided in The Heart of Transformation, a complete and encompassing change becomes attainable.