Art of efy Publishing (2013)
Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (09/16)
In “Healing Through Divine Light,” the author, known as “efy,” began experiencing symptoms of Lyme Disease in 1997, which completely took a toll on her whole life. She was finally diagnosed in 2003, and this is when her healing journey began. This path also led her to discover who she truly was at her core. By photographing the beauty of nature, efy began to feel like she was connecting with the spiritual aspects that are incorporated within this beauty. At this time, she also began to receive Reiki treatments. Her practitioner Jennifer introduced her to Reiki at a more in-depth level, and took her to a beautiful place which efy refers to as, “The Spring.” As efy began healing, she continued to take soothing pictures of the beauty that surrounded her. This enabled her to feel a closeness with the spiritual aspects of herself and she felt connected to light beings.
The healing process was not easy. Efy had to confront areas of her past that were having a huge effect on her health. She also gained an acceptance about aspects of herself which she hadn’t been acknowledging. In order to truly heal she needed to move out on her own and leave behind a loving husband. As efy shares her story, we gain a greater understanding of her need to do so. When she moved out, she was fortunate enough to be able to purchase a cabin near the Spring which put her in even closer touch with the vibrancy of this special place. Living alone in the woods also gives one time to confront many of their fears.
Efy’s story is a beautiful one. While her journey did not always proceed perfectly, it was powerful. In “Healing Through the Divine Light,” efy shares the three stages she went through: Awakening; Transition; and Healing. I am so grateful to her for sharing everything, even though it makes her more vulnerable. Being able to immerse myself into the beautiful photographs while reading about efy’s journey was very soothing and felt healing within itself. She reminded me that I need to get back to my Reiki practice and start looking around me to appreciate the healing beauty of nature.
“Healing Through Divine Light: A Journey In Photos” by efy would make a wonderful gift for someone who needs healing or for a person who is an energy worker. I can’t think of a more appropriate gift to give someone on either path.