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A word on Hummingbird
on 28 February 2017
I bought this book as I'd recommended The Cancer Whisperer (Sophie Sabbage), and a friend said if I liked that one I'd LOVE this.
And there is much to like. Clearly Deborah is an amazing and friendly warm person so I feel slightly bad saying anything remotely negative but here goes. Good bits first. She certainly HAS had a journey and boy she deserves happiness - and finds it - but I feel the book is too long - I was skimping BIG bits towards the end.
I am extremely open and receptive to all life has to offer (I've looked at or experienced a lot of what she discovers), but (and I always feel suspicious here) - it makes me nervous when someone advocates EVERYTHING in alternative health there is on offer from vibrational tuning forks, meditation, I Ching, to Brandon Bays 'The Journey' workshops (where interestingly Deborah omits to tell us you half starve to death - I know this from an ex who did it!), to acoustic sound, to crystals, to Yoga (which I teach), to The secret, .... (and so much more). I'd have much more respect if she tried all this then settled with the ONE she believed in and then advised us to go for, in more depth.
It's also written in such a way that you feel ANYONE (including myself) could write a book - which is a good thing I guess - but doesn't command our attention as a truly great writer would (see The Cancer Whisperer's Sophie Sabbage is magnificent here). I didn't feel 'stretched' myself!
I'm not sure why I'm reading these books as I have nothing currently wrong with me (either cancer or Huntington's) but I AM after (as many of us are), enlightenment, solutions to life's mysteries and/or further clarity around life. Kudos to Deborah for writing this, and all the best for the future but it didn't quite 'do it' for me.