You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After a Breakup, Divorce, or Death
In typical Louise Hay fashion, this book does not disappoint. The collaboration between grief counseling expert David Kessler and metaphysician Louise Hay brings about a wonderful book with intelligent insight into the behavior associated with grief. Louise guides the reader to analyze their thinking. Most likely it will contain negative affirming thoughts that hinder the healing process. She advises positive affirmations to change the thought processes which are the first step to overcoming grief. When grief incapacitates ones life to the point they can not move forward, they need to re-evaluate their thinking as well as their behavior.
David Kessler brings his expertise in dealing with grief and how to handle it. Both of them agree it should not be suppressed in order to move on, as it will only re-emerge with a vengeance later on. They cite examples in story form that allow the reader to see the alternatives to thinking negatively and the possibilities with the changes.
The beauty of this book is that it does not only deal with grief of death. Grief is an emotion that is felt at any loss. Although the principals could be attributed to seemingly simple losses its main focus is life-altering loss such as relationship break-ups, divorce and death. There is also a chapter on other losses such as miscarriage, job loss, lost dreams/achievements and so on.
Divorce or Break-ups do not have to be a war between the parties involved. With respect, both parties can heal their hearts and honor what was between them, what brought them together in the first place and what they will continue to carry with them as they separate.
The lessons within are beautiful and if followed will lead to a more nurturing society based on respect and honor rather than competition of victimized thinking.
If you have a family member or friend dealing with a loss, this book can help them to heal. They would have to be open to move past the trough of grief and anguish, but it would lift them toward a path of recovery. Beautiful insight, beautiful nourishment for the soul!
FTC Disclaimer: I was given an ARC of this title by Hay House Publishing for review purposes only, no other compensation was awarded.