The story in a nutshell:
When his father is diagnosed with cancer, Nathan escapes the stress at home by dreaming his way into a fantasy dimension. But even there, trouble is brewing as evil ‘Reactors’ take over the world. He joins a band of rebels led by a carefree woman called Rada, and as he struggles to understand her cryptic leadership style, he begins to realise that the messages he is hearing could help his sick father… and himself.
Power of the Light is an allegorical story that sheds light on the ancient theme of good versus evil whilst affirming healthy life choices that are backed by the latest research in nutrition, human behaviour, psychoneuroimmunology, biology and quantum physics.
I decided to launch this book now because of the relevance of the zeitgeist: illness and fear, and agendas regarding control of the population via lockdown and potential mandatory vaccination/chipping, etc. We all face choices between following ‘the party line’ and conscious, deliberate creation of our lives.
The current virus is being loudly proclaimed as wildly dangerous but the actual statistics don't back that up, and there is a very smelly trail of subterfuge that one can follow right to the feet of big institutions like the Centre for Disease Control, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Rockefeller Institute. I've shared some of the relevant links in past blogs and on my FB page but there are so many more…
Here's a snippet from the dreamworld part of the book:
He is walking along a street, vaguely aware of more streets on one side of him and fields on the other side. It’s a lovely, sunshiny, blue-sky day. The air feels warm and there’s something like hay in the fields. He walks along, humming a song.
The next minute he’s in a house with lots of people, a happy family of people, who are all talking at once and coming and going with doors opening and closing and stuff happening. A large man offers him some food and then someone calls, ‘It’s starting!’ and everyone goes into the lounge room to watch something on TV. He goes with them, finding a seat on the floor because the room is so crowded. It’s a really old-fashioned TV, like the sort his parents had when they were little. He wonders about that.
The screen flickers and crackles and then a frowning man with thick brown hair appears and makes an announcement.
“In times like these we must be realistic,” he says heavily, and the people in the room all stir a bit and murmur. “The time for dreaming is over. These are emergency measures. It looks serious because it is. Please adjust your picture to match the facts.”
Nathan looks around him at all the people who are watching the TV. Most of them are frowning.
“You see,” someone says, “I told you.”
The man on TV begins to make exactly the same announcement all over again. Somewhere in the house a door opens and a voice calls, “Yoohoo! Where are you?”
“In here!” someone yells, and a moment later a woman wearing a glorious orange-patterned dress comes bursting into the room like a lovely warm breeze.
“You missed it,” someone says.
“Oh hooey,” she replies, with a quick shrug. She has a dimple in one cheek that makes her whole face light up. “That message is just hooey.”
“Don’t say that,” someone says. “These are dark times. We need to be careful.”
“Hooey!” the smiley orange person says again. “Hooey, hooey, hooey!”
Someone echoes the frowning TV man: “The time for dreaming is over. You can’t ignore the facts, Rada.”
“The time for dreaming is just starting,” Rada contradicts, leaning forwards with an intense smile. She straightens up. “So – who’s with me?”
A genuine pandemic right now is the explosion of chronic disease in people of all ages, from 4% in the 1960s to to 46% (among children!) today. One wonders why the government doesn't address this issue when simple non-interventionist solutions are being bellowed to the world from all sorts of reputable quarters. Cancer, diabetes, heart disease... so many of these conditions can be reversed through good nutrition and the removal of toxins from one's diet and environment.
One reader told me he found my Power of the Light story quite dark (:-)); the beginning is dark, because finding out that your father has life-threatening cancer is a dark experience. But there are empowering transformative options and choices available to everyone, and I've introduced some of those in the book. And, of course, the key idea is that we don't resolve issues by fighting thte darkness but by turning on the light.
Here's a snippet from Nathan's real world story:
When he came home from school there was a funny feeling in the house. It was quiet, but it was usually quiet, so that was nothing new. His dad worked alone in a tiny study at the back of the house and could type away even if a bomb had gone off next door, as his mum often said, and she worked in the city and wouldn’t be home for a while.
Nathan dropped his school bag in his bedroom and walked to the kitchen. His mother had made him egg sandwiches for lunch and he hated egg sandwiches so he’d given them to Eric and now he was starving. He pulled the fridge door open and that was when he heard it, a little noise like a sob. He paused, listening, but it was quiet again so he turned back to the fridge. There it was: last night’s lasagne.
Food, fork, and he was on his way to the lounge room to watch TV when he heard it again. And this time that was definitely a sob. Someone was crying.
Nathan stopped again and cocked his head, listening. “Dad?” he called out, and the sobbing noise stopped. Instead, there was a murmur of voices and then a door opening and his mother said, “Nathe?”
“What are you doing home?” Nathan asked, turning toward her voice. She came around the corner from her bedroom and he saw that she had taken off those crazy-heeled shoes she wore to work but was still wearing her blue suit, although it didn’t look as sharp as it had that morning; it looked crumpled and the skirt was twisted. But it was her red eyes he noticed in particular, her red eyes and mussed-up hair.
“Hey, Nathe,” she said, and wrapped her arms around him, pressing him close. She was warm and smelt faintly of mint. He wriggled a bit; the container of lasagne was still in his hand and he didn’t want to drop it. “How was school?” she asked through a sniff.
“Okay,” he said. “Are you sick?”
“No!” she exclaimed in a strange voice, and loosened her grip on him so she could take a step back and look at him. “Why do you say that?”
“Well, you’re home early and you sound funny…”
“Oh.” His mother twisted her wedding ring for a moment, staring at the ground. Then she looked directly at him and took his hand. “It’s Dad, love. He’s sick.”
Brett would already be watching at his place and they liked watching at the same time so they could call each other to talk about stuff. “I’ll eat this and then I’ll go see him,” Nathan said, taking a step backwards, toward the lounge room.
“Okay,” she replied, without moving, just standing there, and her expression was so sad that he stopped where he was too. Tears were gathering in her eyes and spilling over.
“Why are you crying?”
“It’s not just – a cold,” she spurted out, in a voice that was snuffly with crying. “It looks bad.”
“What sort of bad?” Nathan asked, but he didn’t really want to know.
She shook her head, unable to speak, wiping the back of her hand across her nose, and crying more and more.
Feedback from two teenage readers:
“I really liked this book! Power of the Light has a great message and lessons that are really needed right now. I particularly liked that Nathan is learning this stuff at a young age.”
- Luna, age 17
“This book was amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed reading every word of the adventures of Nathan as he learns many valuable lessons while his dad goes through the tough times of cancer. The lessons this book has on healthy eating and having a healthy mind are well worth the read and should be taught to everyone. I would also recommend this book not just for the fact that it has great life lessons but also that it is an entertaining read and had me wanting to read it all in one sitting!”
- Jasper, age 14
Internationally renowned Medical intuitive, Julie Lewin, shared this feedback:
“Everyone needs to read this book. I was sad when I had finished – I could have read on and on... The wisdom is precious. I will highlight it so I can remember the process. I laughed to myself when I realised the words ‘creator’ and ‘reactor’ have the same letters in them. That was my biggest pivotal moment in the book. I would have no hesitation recommending this book to my entire community. The concepts are phenomenal. I’ve been on this spiritual journey for 35 years but it changed the way I look at the world. Totally amazing.”