Life You Want is a guide to healing and moving on from the traumas and
crises in your life. Composed of different healing exercises to allow
you to work through these tragedies, it is coupled with personal stories
for readers to identify with.
Laura Day is an Intuitive Healer and, as such, is of the opinion that we
all possess a level of intuition in our subconscious. She identifies
tools for us to use to harness this intuition and set us on the path
that we choose for ourselves. This perhaps is the strongest message of
the book: that the power of choice lies within us. She affirms that we
all hold the key to our future; we only need to visualize it and then
move consciously towards that goal.
Laura shares her personal stories with crisis and affirms her belief in
welcoming crisis in our life. She strongly affirms that she would not
exchange any of her personal life tragedies (for example, the death of
her mother and a bitter divorce) as they have made her what she is
today. She truly believes that it is during crisis that we uncover our
true self. At its foundation, this is the principle of turning our
weaknesses into our strengths.
Laura identifies common traps that stagnate and halt our progress from
moving forward. She says that “when you are focused on your crisis, all
of your energy is going toward what you want to move away from.”
(emphasis added) Energy is wasted on blaming others and focusing on the
past when we should be looking to the future. The goal of the book is to
allow the reader to become a ‘resilient’ individual, able to endure and
even embrace challenges in life and to continue to move forward,
becoming a stronger individual in the process.
Perhaps the term crisis is a misnomer. We have all experienced trials,
tests, challenges and tragedies. These come in the form of tests of our
faith, our beliefs, and even our confidence. As a reader, I sometimes
felt that the term crisis did not encompass these tests and challenges.
While some of the self-help exercises seemed a little mystical in
nature, the book itself contains valuable advice and insights into
regaining control of the situations in your life.
We have all been in crisis at one time or other. In fact, this book is
also valuable to those who associate with others whose lives are one
The question is if you will continue to blame others when crisis strikes
or will you welcome your personal crises for the growth they will afford
you. The choice is yours.