‘It began with a Hummingbird’ – a book of Inspirational Soul Poetry and Reflections

“Isaac your book is pure magic! I just read it cover to cover before bed. I cried, I smiled, I was touched beyond words. I wish you so much success, although I know you won’t need it. I cannot wait to share these pages of wisdom with the people I love!”

– Katrina Leavitt – Founder of Rhea Sunshine – Yoga Teacher & Clean Living Consultant

A portion of the profits from the sale of this book is being donated to Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. (AU$1200 raised so far)


When I wrote each of the poems and pieces my aim was to have to have a higher meaning. It is not just what I call ‘observational writing’ but invites and often compels the reader to delve deeper and open a door to personal exploration.

I give $5 per book to Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (www.hamlin.org.au) to help fund their life-changing work. Here is a link to an amazing video from Oprah, showing the story of the Australian doctor Catherine Hamlin and her charity. Truly inspiring: https://youtu.be/9M5SH-WM6P0
My dream is to put a $5Million cheque in Catherine’s hand. A big dream, yes, but one I truly believe can happen… with persistence and the right help.

A friend asked me to describe my book in one word. That word is ‘CONNECTION’. First helping people connect to their inner beings, and then from this place they can then authentically and confidently connect with others. My book launch (of 140 people) was evidence of this. So many people commented to me what a magical night it was with “So much love in the room.”

I have made videos of me reading the poems as a woman looks directly into camera. One has received 6500 views and two recent ones got 1200 views in a few days. They can be seen on the book Facebook page (4000+ likes): https://www.facebook.com/itbeganwithahummingbird

Bookshops where you can find ‘It began with a Hummingbird’

The Grumpy Swimmer
110 Ormond St
Elwood 3184

Thesaurus Books
29 Church St, Brighton 3186

Page8 Books and Gifts
543 Hampton Street, Hampton, VIC 3188

Top Titles

Shop 3 Dendy Plaza,26 Church St, Brighton VIC 3186

Avenue Bookstore
434 Glenhuntly Rd
Elsternwick 3185

Handworks Nouveau Paperie
80 Church St, Brighton VIC 3186
244 Chapel St, Prahran VIC 3181

Readings Bookstores

• Carlton
• Doncaster
• Hawthorn
• Kids shop
• St Kilda
• Malvern
• State Library


What people say about ‘It began with a Hummingbird’:

“Isaac Xavier is a unique poet. On seeing Isaac you instantly know he is a very fit and healthy individual. The fact that he is Health Coach and Rehabilitation Specialist comes as no surprise. On meeting, talking to and then discovering  that he is such a moving poet, makes him an extraordinary individual. Whether his body informs his mind, or his mind informs his body, the fact is Isaac’s poetry is a rare combination of both.
 – Ellen Komesarook, Montessori Educator and Triathlete, USA

“Isaac Xavier’s skill as a rehabilitation specialist is in fixing bodies and focusing minds. In his debut as a poet, we come to realise he is also very much about healing hearts. ‘It began with a Hummingbird’ is a sensitive collection through the eyes of a soulful man.
– Martine Harte, Award winning television journalist
, Digital publisher Engaging Women 

“Reading Isaac Xavier’s poetry is a mindfulness exercise in itself. When he “looks”, he truly “sees”, whether he’s pondering the joys of love (not a “fall” into love but “an ascent”), enjoying the  “crimson hairdo” of a rambutan or watching a torrential rainstorm pound the sea. He’s “in the moment”. And he takes you, the reader, there with him.”
 – Liz Porter, Award-winning Melbourne journalist, novelist and forensic science writer

“This book takes you on a beautiful and an emotional journey”
– Gaye Newton