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Book review: Living Without Fear

Columnist Claire Nielsen offers her insights into Lee Purcell's novel Living Without Fear. Purcell is a local author.
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Claire Nielsen provides a review of Lee Purcell's novel, Living Without Fear. Purcell is a local author.

Those who know me know I am a big fan of being quiet and meditating when life gets hard to navigate.

I do not think we were meant to make it through without support from each other, from our spirit and the loving universe. It’s all in the language but the language all leads to the same place – getting out of our heads and into our hearts. Being still in the present moment (or many present moments) and connecting to our spirit within our breath, relaxing into the body with gratitude, surrendering what is not serving us, opening our minds to solutions and opening our hearts to reconnection – this is what resonates with me as I find my way.

I have recently been gifted with a beautiful book called Living Without Fear written by a local author Lee Purcell. I have had the pleasure of meeting Lee a few times.

He is the embodiment of light and has a beautiful aura of loving energy. I have been reading his book but have to set it down every few pages to process, absorb and embody the messages. The words seem to have flowed through him rather than just from him. His creative mind has been able to communicate ideas in such an eloquent way that I seem to be feeling the poems rather than just reading them.

Having worked with plant medicine myself and understanding the great teaching potential it contains, I sense some of the experiences that inspired Lee’s beautiful and magical words.

If one makes a practice of sitting quietly in contemplation, this book is a ‘must read’. I am enjoying it immensely and will be gifting copies to several people I love.

Here is one of my favourite poems by Lee Purcell.

How Much Effort Does It Take

Another wave of relief

Created outside of belief,

The thief was the Ego

Taking the moment away

While angelic vibrations

Begin to sift through the night

Healing the world

With pure harmony

And unconditional acceptance

Reminding me that

Love is Effortless

Thank you, Lee, for blessing us with this collection of beautiful contemplations and philosophical insights.

Claire Nielsen is a health coach, author, public speaker and founder of The information provided in this article is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional health and medical advice. Please consult a doctor or healthcare provider if you're seeking medical advice, diagnoses and/or treatment