One day, Michele lost her hearing. The medical profession could find no reason. Four years later, her hearing returned, again spontaneously. Without one word of pontification or explanation, she makes the reason clear, but I won’t tell you what it is.
She achieves a seamless interweaving of three time lines: A trip to Antarctica with her second husband, Gordon, showing the new Michele; the years of her deafness, during a marriage neither she nor her husband realised at the time to have been severely abusive; and flashbacks to significant, mostly traumatic memories of her childhood. This is very powerful. She not only gets the reader into her emotional world, but without explaining, shows where the pain came from.
This book is not only gripping, entertaining reading. It is far more than self-therapy. It is a recipe for building a good life for yourself, whatever your problems. On page 199 she wrote: “I honestly believe and know that my improved hearing is the result of listening better to myself—listening to my feelings, acknowledging them, being with them, and not judging them. I feel so much more in tune with who I am and what I feel, need, and want. I think I’m starting to see the results of listening to my inner voice and trusting that guidance. I’m feeling a stronger connection with the Universe—like I’m being given the opportunity to learn an important lesson here.”
If I were still seeing clients as a psychotherapist, I’d put this book on their reading list. But it’s also an enjoyable read.
- Paperback: 230 pages
- Publisher: Joanne Fedler Media (8 March 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1925842096
- ISBN-13: 978-1925842098
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.3 x 21.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 322 g
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)