The Power of Illness to Change Your Life is a book written by Kavi Jezzie Hockaday.
This is an inspirational book in which Kavi does two things.
First he shares his own experience of how early emotional traumas led to lifestyle decisions that finally led to a diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease.
He then describes the long ten year journey when he turned his back on the treatment orthodox medicine offered him (lifetime medication and/or surgery) and pursued a natural course. This deeply profound journey took him to every level of being, from the physical to the emotional, mental and spiritual.
It was a total transformation. That transformation is what led to this book.
The second thing Kavi does in part two is talk about some of the elements the reader might face if they decide to ‘walk the path less trodden.’ The healing path is mysterious and certainly not a ‘one size fits all’ journey. Kavi’s book is not a how to heal your condition the book.
It is, primarily, inspirational and motivational. It is rooted in the conviction that, with enough information, enough motivation, enough desperation and some great support, it is entirely possible to heal most so called diseases. But you really have to have those ingredients together. Healing is not something that happens to you without you having to do anything. You have to be the leader, the front runner, the powerful force. You don’t have to be ‘strong’ or use force. But you have to be willing to do whatever it takes, even when that is a total mystery.
He says, “After going through such a deep and mysterious journey, one that took me to the depths of my being, brought me face to face with God, and challenged me physically over and over again, I realised that so many people might want to go the ‘natural healing route’ but are so discouraged by friends, family and those in apparent authority, that it was my karma and my responsibility to give voice to the power that illness offers to heal our lives. It healed my broken heart, it healed my emotional wounds, it brought me to personal power, and it brought a level of peace that was previously unavailable to me.
When I consider what might have happened if, back in 2006 when I received my diagnosis and treatment plan, I had simply taken all the drugs and not questioned anything or walked out of the hospital, I shudder.
I feel blessed to have been given this opportunity to know myself deeply and intimately, and I see that this possibility is there for everyone who becomes ill, and all we need is encouragement, support and sometimes some guidance by those who have walked some of the path.”