The Beauty of Wings is a magical true story of inner transformation. It unravels the details of author Alexandra Mika’s healing journey, from an excruciatingly painful childhood of bullying, exclusion, and asthma to her mid-twenties filled with anorexia, pneumonia, panic, and suffocation to near death. Through dedication and determination Alexandra propels herself out of dark waters and comes home to her natural state of bliss, radiant health, and love. Journey with Alexandra on a pilgrimage of self-awakening through Reiki (energy healing), a profound connection with an extraordinary horse, connecting deeply with the natural world, yoga, and learning to love herself unconditionally. Through the metaphor of lungs as butterfly wings, readers journey from the dark isolation of the cocoon into the freedom and majestic nature of the butterfly. The Beauty of Wings reveals the unlimited potential of the human spirit and the capacity within the heart for healing, transformation, and unconditional love.
“The Beauty of Wings is the story of an incredible journey of inner awakening, a story concerned with the task of learning to love oneself. This remarkable young woman has achieved what we would call “speaking oneself into being” through aligning her inner and outer speech with positive thinking and removing herself from the toxicity of negative thoughts, feelings, and beliefs about her experience. Join Alexandra on a courageous odyssey of self-renewal and the determination to rise above any and all of life’s obstacles. Her true story demonstrates the power of consistent positive thoughts to heal the body, heal the mind, and to positively change one’s life.” –Pia Smith Orleane & Cullen Baird Smith, authors of Conversations With Laarkmaa, Remembering Who We Are and The Return of the Feminine.
“With great courage and honesty Alexandra shares from the heart her story of struggle and pain, to surrender, healing and empowerment. Just as she drew upon the power of painting as a means of healing in trying times, she uses words to paint the picture of a lifelong passion for the natural world and a deep connection to the world of spirit. She tells of how the metamorphous of a sensitive soul, more comfortable in her own cocoon of spirit and nature, transforms from near-death to a life of health, balance and fulfillment. From animals to angels, from suffering to triumph, she speaks her truth and grows her wings to fly to new heights spreading the message of hope and beauty, as do the butterflies that have always been with her.” -Tara Cindy Sherman, ERYT-500
“August 7, 2009
A beautiful pink butterfly began to emerge from my heart during a deep meditation. The enormous butterfly was exquisitely detailed and radiant with massive pink and silver iridescent wings. Her thick feet were strong and grounded. Her green eyes glowed with deep strength, and she came to me for a specific purpose.”
“December 23, 2010
As I drove through the fog up the mountain road, I felt pain in my left lower lung. I wanted to be able to breathe and relax more than anything, but I could not take a full breath. I called on the light within; I asked it to shine on areas that needed healing. I imagined light filling my lungs and began to cry. When I reached the top of the forested mountain road, I saw a huge circle shining brightly – it was a brilliant beauty, it was stunning. Behind the fog was the sun. At that moment I became aware of the power, the beauty, the magnificence of the light within me, and I knew with this bright light anything was possible.”
“I felt pure unconditional love. I had come to know that unconditional love is what we are made of and what ultimately heals us. From that moment on I was truly dedicated to loving myself unconditionally.”