“Bells jingled as I opened the door to the Imagine Center. A peaceful ambience and calming energy filled the small space, packed with lovely crystals, books, jewelry, an all sorts of things someone on a spiritual path would need in her bag of tricks.”
What was supposed to be one of stop of many to find Buddha was a life changing moment for Marla. With her friend Julie in tow, Marla goes through a variety of experiences (bamboo beatings, orgasmic meditations, crystal healing), most of which are not met with the support of her husband. Despite his other’s disapproval of her green smoothies and expenditures on healing materials, Marla presses on and maintains a level of commitment and optimism that is to be envied by anyone who reads her story. Despite doing everything right, Marla ends up stumbling a few times with low energy fields and bruises all over her body, but that does not deter her. She remains true to herself and your journey in learning more about herself and the spiritual path designed for her.
I loved that this was based on a the author’s true story. The background information provided by Marla about her past experiences in life help readers to understand her current actions and personality traits. I also loved that she shared her spiritual experiences with readers despite how far-fetched they may have seemed. The ability of Tauheedah to sense low energy fields within Marla and Marla’s dad’s spirit visiting her are just a few experiences that could cause people to raise their eyebrows, but Marla’s strong belief in them was evident in the reading. Her passion and drive keep you engaged while mentally rooting for Marla to find exactly what she is looking for.
I cannot identify any weaknesses within Marla’s story. It is well written, easy to follow, and very engaging. There are no points of the story that are dull and several of her experiences are refreshing.
I found Marla’s story more than a journey. It is an inspiration to readers to follow your dreams even when those close to you are not on board. I give this story 5 stars and hope that there is much more to come from Marla.