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This is not a HOW TO book in any regard.
on January 19, 2004
While I was encouraged by the convincing introduction, which describes what intuition is, how intuition is already speaking to us and how by listening to it we can live a fuller and healhtier life, I find the author does not fulfil the promise of her introduction or the book title on how to accomplish this.
The book basically lays out in loose terms how our body speaks to us through illness if we ignore or fail to resolve the issues that cause emotional stress in our lives. She divides the body into seven emotional centers and their accompanying organs, and lays out what kind of emotional issues are connected to each center. She thus exposes the mind-body health relationship by linking emotional issues to the body areas they affect. She proceeds to give examples of what kind of diseases can arise if one of these emotional centers is out of balance (usually power vs. vulnerability balance). She draws on her experiences as a medical intuitive to demonstrate these mind-body links, either by using readings of her patients or by using her own personal life stories.
While her readings and experiences are interesting and even fascinating, there is a lack of thoroughness in linking diseases and emotional issues that makes it unqualified as a real guide for people who want to find out what emotional issue is at the core of their illness. The book is even more lacking in giving people practical advice or guidance on how to deal with their emotional issues if they do find out what they are. As far as actually awakening, developing and exploring your intuition, this topic is not addressed until the very end of the book in a few short pages.
I find too much of the book is not really useful to other than perhaps people totally new to the concept of intuition and the mind-body health link.
It does not exhibit the wisdom and insight that guides or encourages other people towards health, and there are many other books in this genre that I would recommend above this one in that regard.
I wish the author would have included more information on techniques to let your intuition speak to your conscious mind, shown wisdom and advice on how we can deal with and heal from emotional stress, and offered a better and more thorough guide for readers to link their specific diseases with corresponding emotional counterparts.