A semiautobiographical guide explores more enlightened living.
In this extensive work, Jones (God Is the Biggest Joker of All, 2002) begins by explaining how she was once a very busy and stressed real estate broker. She put in 60-hour work weeks while raising a family and yet she still sensed something was missing. She also felt unhealthy. With a great deal of inspiration from a study group for the book A Course in Miracles, the author set about dedicating her life to spiritual pursuits. It is the fruits of such devotion that have fueled the contents of this manual. A wide range of what can best be described as New Age material is covered, from chakras and past life therapy to the cleansing power of something called the Purple Transformational Flame of St. Germaine. And while messages abound about love and harmony and treating all things on the planet with respect, a great deal of the guide examines an individual’s intention. The author argues that it is essential to eliminate negative attitudes because readers are free (and have the skills) to shape the world as they see fit. Everyone has the ability to tap into the immense energy of the divine and, as the title of the volume suggests, a great key to life is owning the power you are born with. It is a heartfelt message that permeates the account even as certain points meander. Subjects such as diets specific to blood types and the idea that after individuals die they meet with a council of 12 to review their lives receive brief and flickering attention. At more than 700 pages, the book is long; sticking more thoroughly to the main, personal message might have made for a more potent read. Readers can find praises for the work of a writer like Masaru Emoto in many places but Jones’ firsthand account of harnessing her own power can only be discovered in these pages. Nevertheless, readers are likely to appreciate that the author is enthusiastic about every point she makes. Her greatest goal is to encourage others, and her drive never wavers.
While some topics become unfocused, this manual’s overall spiritual message remains uplifting.