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Angel Detox by Doreen Virtue & Robert Reeves: Book Review
What is Detox?
The idea of detoxing isn’t a new one. It isn’t an uncommon occurrence to see a young celebrity, once filled with the promise of a bright future, fall from a great standing in life to his or her knees. The cause is often an addiction to something harmful. What follows, if the star is lucky, isn’t death but a rough, rocky period filled with loving people and experts that help the struggling person get rid of the substance or substances threatening the existence or vitality of life. The usual culprits in the person’s journey are drugs, alcohol or both.
Detox on a Higher Level
In Angel Detox, Doreen Virtue and Robert Reeves present some ideas on detoxing that definitely let you know that their idea of living fully isn’t just living without drugs or alcohol. Each of them has gone through a detox of some sort, whether it was eliminating a relationship or specific foods to achieve the highest level of health. They claim that making such small choices as eliminating dairy or coffee, if you are called to, may help you achieve your career dreams faster.
Unseen Elements of a Spiritual Realm
I decided to read this book because I loved Assertiveness for Earth Angels: How to be Loving Instead of “Too Nice”, written by Doreen Virtue. However, this book is less practical. That is, Angel Detox contains fewer practical ideas and expands more on the spiritual realm. It makes some assumptions that you know what certain things are, such as orbs and auras. For example, “Her aura was bright and clean, with gorgeous orbs in it.” (88) What is an aura? What is an orb? I think I have a general idea, but Angel Detox didn’t give a definition. Many of the ideas presented in the book were a bit too extreme for me to take action on – I’m skeptical that they exist, therefore, I’m skeptical that they would work. There is no foundation as to where some of the ideas come from. For example, the authors speak with confidence on the names and qualities of certain angels, but they do not explain how they know these facts. Have these beliefs been passed down through oral tradition, a sacred book, personal revelation, or other inspiration? It is not explained.
A Call to Live Healthier
There were some aspects of Angel Detox that address how to detox in everyday living. Issues like water quality, chemicals in plastic and other items, and how to find healthy foods prompted me to make changes.
FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for this review. The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment of the product.