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‘Energies of Love’ a little flat

KIMBERLY NICOLETTIsummit daily news

As a personal tribute to Mira Fairbanks, an intuitive energy healer, “Connecting with the Energies of Love: My Journey with Mira Fairbanks” is sweet. However, as a mass-market consumer book, it lacks the juice to draw readers in to the obviously intimate relationship the author had with Fairbanks.Fairbanks lived from 1917 to 1999, and for years, author Roberta Otto maintained a personal connection with her. Fairbanks saw Otto through a divorce, taught her how to relate properly to her parents and children and helped her love herself deeply.The story Otto tells involves snippets of conversations, public Q&As and personal experience. But it lacks the magic of storytelling – the richness of character, the sensory details and the story arch of conflict, climax and resolution. Instead, it reads like a series of journal entries and taped conversations. And what seems to be missing the most is deep signs of Otto’s struggle or personal development; the answers seem pat and simple. For example, one page asks “Is this how you want to live?” Fairbanks asks, “Do you think you’re the smartest and the greatest person in the world?” The next two (and last two) sentences are: “It was all so silly and stupid. At that moment I realized I had spent my whole life chasing air.” Most of the awakenings flow that easily, without much dimension.However, on the whole, the book is a good reminder of the power of loving both oneself and others, teaching people how to disengage from unhealthy control patterns and remain connected to positive energy.


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