A real-life journal that traces her illness back to traumatic memories in her childhood to her unnerving diagnosis of Anterior Horn Cell disease as a teenager to her 18 painful surgeries and her bleak prognosis as incurable from the medical community, her book is more than an insightful personal memoir. It is proof positive that healing energy comes from within, starting with an open heart and an open mind.
Mayer writes that she was “unable to handle the world she lived in as a young child” so she “shut down.” She grew up in a household where she felt neither seen or heard, “a belief locking into place a series of traumas that eventually imprisoned me emotionally and physically.”
Though sorely tempted at times to give up, she showed up. She pushed through her pain, stepping out of the medical box into a new world of alternative healing modalities and metaphysical practices. “I began to redefine ‘me’ on a soul level and as I let go of old hurts and beliefs, I became stronger.” As her heart opened, so did her hands. Her body, mind and soul transformation allowed her to reclaim her life and create a new future.
A pioneer in mind-body healing and author of the best selling book Love, Medicine & Miracles, surgeon Bernie Siegel was one of the first medical professionals to publicly state that “ unconditional love is the most powerful stimulant of the immune system. The truth is: love heals. Miracles happen to exceptional patients every day—patients who have the courage to love, those who have the courage to work with their doctors to participate in and influence their own recovery.”
Siegel’s heartfelt endorsement of Mayer’s book, “Unlocking the Invisible Child contains some universal truths which can help us all to achieve our potential to heal our wounds, nourish our lives and induce self healing of body, mind and spirit” reaffirms his findings that there is a very real connection between thoughts and health. And like the journey poignantly illustrated in Mayer’s book about her own childhood, Siegel contends that children who spend their childhood trying to please mommy and daddy, while internalizing their own anger “set themselves up for disease.”
Christiane Northrup, M.D. whose best sellers Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause revolutionized the way women look at health, calls Mayer’s book “a riveting account of what true healing is all about. It is must-reading for all who seek wholeness.”
Like Siegel and Mayer, she believes “When we find the connection between our thoughts, beliefs, physical health, and life circumstances, we find that we are in the driver’s seat of our lives and can make profound changes. Nothing is more exhilarating or empowering.”
Healing experts agree that Laura Mayer’s story is important for many people to experience on many different levels. Larry Dossey, author of Reinventing Medicine, says it will inspire and encourage anyone who wants to be more than they are at present. Hugh Prather describes it as “a gentle and engaging guide to inner and outer healing,
especially important, because Mayer, as a parent and spiritual teacher give readers “revolutionary insights on how to see through the eyes of their children.”
Published under a division of Hay House publishing, whose founder Louise Hay concurs that “Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives,” Mayer’s timely book has the power to help anyone on the path to spiritual and physical recovery.
Unlocking the Invisible Child: A Journey from Heartbreak to Bliss is available through booksellers and online at Amazon.com, Balboapress.com and others or can be ordered on Laura Mayer’s website at www.dancingheartdancinghands.com