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Sacred Grief: Exploring a New Dimension to Grief [Paperback]

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Item description for Sacred Grief: Exploring a New Dimension to Grief by Leslee Tessmann...

Sacred Grief offers an intriguing exploration of the far-reaching ripple effect of our present-day opinions about surviving grief's emotional roller-coaster and the unnecessary suffering our judgments unconsciously promote. You'll find comfort in discovering that there's another dimension to this universal experience--a dimension that fosters trust, kindness and compassion, peacefully heals, and steadfastly moves you towards your soul's deepest desires and dreams.

Praise for Sacred Grief

"Because we will all have the experience, Sacred Grief is a compelling guide for everyone searching for the sweetness in life's great passages."
--Gregg Braden, author, The Divine Matrix and The God Code

"Sacred Grief is a holy handbook for gleaning the gifts of the journey called grief."
--Mary Manin Morrissey, Co-founder, Association for Global New Thought

"Sacred Grief is a welcome departure from the conventional advice about 'surviving' grief."
--Jill Carroll, Ph.D., Executive Director, Boniuk Center for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance, Rice University

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Item Specifications...

Pages   172
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.4" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2008
Publisher   Loving Healing Press
ISBN  1932690530  
ISBN13  9781932690538  

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4Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Sociology > Death

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Sacred Grief-Exploring a New Dimension to Grief  Aug 18, 2008
Many Books and articles have been written and shared on the subject of Grief. This is not an academic perspective but a personal perspective. It is represented by sharing a personal life experience and the "highs and lows" of life itself as it relates to Grief. This book and its message is a simple view on a complex and emotionally charged subject. As a result of reading this book, the reader evolves into a "hopeful" way of being and an intimate relationship with the Grief and therefore coexist with the Grief in a positive and healthy manner. Given time and distance the Grief can be a "Teacher" and a "Friend".
New way to grieve  Aug 9, 2008
Sacred Grief presents a message that is not often heard in Western culture; this message is one that touts the importance of living in the present. Where grief is concerned, the author writes that we need to respect it and experience it when it is present, but we are not to indulge it or suppress it. How are we supposed to view grief? Summed up nicely in chapter eight, we need to experience it, realize it has an honorable purpose, and accept that it is supposed to be a part of our life, but it is not supposed to consume our life. A word of advice on chapter eight, if you are in a hurry to get right through this book and skip right to that chapter, you will miss out on some important concepts the author discusses earlier in the book. It would be difficult to get the full impact of this chapter with out understanding how the author worked up to it. Also, don't be fooled, like I was, in thinking you will be able to read this book in one day. It may be small (only 172 pages) but it carries a lot of weight. I had to read it twice, and could have even read it a third time as the author provides many fresh and intriguing ideas for consideration. I would suggest this book for any one that is currently in the grieving process, but I would also suggest it for some one currently removed from the grieving process. Being armed with the information in this book would help a person when they do face that inevitable and sacred part of life, grief over some type of loss.
An intriguing viewpoint about grief...  Jun 8, 2008
"Sacred Grief" is one women's discovery of her `sacred' self among the chaos of her life. The author, Leslee Tessman, shares the knowledge she gathered through her years of good and bad life changing events (rape, alcoholism, divorce and death).

The author writes in a simple manner that allows you to reflect what she is saying to how it pertains to your own life. The chapters in the book; Power of Language, Mischief, Authenticity, Middle Way, Compassion and Making Waves, cover the topics of how she created a sacred life for herself. She very openly states that she is not `telling' us this we should believe or follow what she says, but hopes the understanding of what she has learned may help someone who might need a different approach to overcome grief. She includes an appendix of self reflection questions to ask yourself as you read each chapter.

Ms. Tessman state in the book "I shifted from relating to the grief process as something to survive, and instead began the journey of learning to relate to it as `sacred.' By sacred, I mean giving reverence and respect to every precious moment and experience." These few words turned on a light bulb in me and I realized how true these words are to my life. After the loss of my husband, I felt thrown in to the cycle of getting `through' the grieving stages and getting on with life, but everyone is different in how they handle grief. This book helped me understand to love the days I had with my husband and consider them a sacred part of my life. Also, that grief is in our lives more than just in death. It is a part of our lives more than we might think, which is why living a sacred life is important to every day living.

I would recommend anyone that has had any type of grief in their lives to consider reading this book. This book gives another option to those looking for answers at the time of grief. It might even give you a `ah-ha' moment to reflect upon!

**Thank you to Love Healing Press for the Review Book Copy
An examination of the long term psychological effects of the grieving process   Jun 8, 2008
The most devastating thing in anyone's life - the death of a close loved one. "Sacred Grief: Exploring a New Dimension to Grief" is an examination of the long term psychological effects of the grieving process and if there's more to it than most people seem to see as they go through the process, an extra element that can help readers recover from their loss much quicker. "Sacred Grief: Exploring a New Dimension to Grief" is highly recommended to anyone looking deep into the effects of grief and for community library self-help collections.
A journey  Apr 30, 2008
Sacred Grief is one woman's journey to self-understanding. The author makes a great effort to analyze her losses and fears and to make sense of the disabling grief that is felt at different times of her life.

Leslie Tessmann is able to delve deep down into her being to make sense of it all and therefore live a more peaceful life. This book gives hope, through understanding, to those who suffer from depression as well as feelings of grief, guilt and imminent doom.

I recommend this book to all who find themselves devastated by the sudden loss of a loved one. Use this book as a map to navigate through the retrospection, the grief, the feeling of being at loose ends. This book will help to understand and build a different life.

Gunta Krasts Voutyras

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