In Wisdom for Your Life Katrina Cavanough provides an easy yet thought provoking book that touches the heart and answers questions.
Whatever your beliefs in life and the spiritual world Wisdom for Your Life is therapy for the soul. Katrina Cavanough has been able use her experience as a social worker in a busy emergency department and her ability to communicate with the souls of those who pass to touch on the topic of death and loss with compassion and heartwarming love. Wisdom for Your Life is more than a book about spirituality and passing over, it is a book full of messages for us all as we continue this path we call life.
I realised as I read this book that it would not be for everyone. The ability to speak to the dead, to receive messages and to understand that there is a realm beyond the one we live is still too often today looked upon as fake and storytelling. With a spiritual belief of my own I found this book an interesting read and loved the fact that it was an easy read that could be read within a couple of nights. What took me by surprise was Katrina’s mention of seeing Jesus and upon asking him a question receiving a response. There are few who can claim to have seen, even spiritually, ‘the man’ himself or have had the pleasure of having a question answered in the context that Katrina claims. A few pages on and Katrina speaks to her deceased mother asking her what God is like.
Her mother’s reply “ A presence of energy. It surrounds you and envelopes you. It is warm and nice.”
In my experience it is rare to find a book of a topic such as this one that combines the writers personal religious beliefs in God with that of psychic power and speaking to the deceased. This adds another dimension to this book.
In her chapter Life’s Meaning Katrina’s mother states that she feels she now has an understanding of the meaning of life.
‘ It is only ever about you. That is the greatest lesson. Your hell or heaven on earth is determined by the way you think and feel about yourself in every given moment. I know this now, and I want you to know this, so you can feel the love that you normally are, despite all the wrongdoing. That is the crux of it.”
Katrina ask’s if it is the same for those who really harm others, a question which is often unanswered. This was responded to by the spiritual guardians.
‘Every soul that passes over has harmed someone, something or some place. We all harm one another to varying degrees, from a cruel word to a judgement to taking another’s life - even accidental harm. Whether the harm takes form as a cruel word or an act of murder, the process is the same. The lesson learned when reflecting upon the harm of a cruel word is of course different to the lesson learned when reflecting upon the act of murder; however, the process remains the same. Once the soul leaves the body and passes over, they review their life and learn the lessons they choose to learn through the process of reflection, review and healing.’
Wisdom for Your Life is divided into three sections - An unusual perspective, Death and Life. There are 12 chapters ( 212 pages ) in total. With a smooth cover, easy to turn pages and clear font size it sits nicely as a night time read.
This is a topical book that will have the cogs of the mind churning and will open discussion, with some hot debate to follow.
Wisdom for Your Life is a book on life, even after death. If you are looking for a book that will challenge your beliefs then this is the book for you.
Available online at www.allenandunwin.com
Review: Jennifer Douglas