[PDF] ❤ Finding Hope in the Darkness of Grief: Spiritual Insights Expressed Through Art, Poetry and Prose Author Diamante Lavendar – Thantai68.info

Live your life with a grateful heart so that love and goodness can transform you Midwestern author artist Diamante Lavendar writes books based on self and spiritual discovery such as coming of age stories and stories involving the overcoming of hardships that afflict the human condition Diamante s mission is to assist her fellowman achieve happiness and wisdom in the face of apparent heartbreak and failure As she has said, Nobody is immune, but everyone has the opportunity to grow tall or Live your life with a grateful heart so that love and goodness can transform you Midwestern author artist Diamante Lavendar writes books based on self and spiritual discovery such as coming of age stories and stories involving the overcoming of hardships that afflict the human condition Diamante s mission is to assist her fellowman achieve happiness and wisdom in the face of apparent heartbreak and failure As she has said, Nobody is immune, but everyone has the opportunity to grow tall or wither like a flower in harsh light It s completely up to us how we choose to respond.In a book rich in imagery such as photographs and other art forms Diamnate offers short thoughts, poems and prose that are sensitive and inspirational Even during the times you feel most alone,there is always a presence watching you,hearing your internal dialogue.Don t be afraid Don t feel alone.Let the light lead you.In the dark night of the soul,it is a tremendous help to knowthat you aren t alone.Negativity wants to twist your thinkingand make you believethat no one else can understand your pain.This is a dangerous deception.It prompts you to believe in the illusion of separationrather than the truth of togetherness.Things will be badAnd things will be good The important thing is To flow with it Knock On Wood.Grief comes in many forms.The most obvious is death Other forms of griefinclude abuse, loss, and difficult life changes, such as divorce.While these experiences are heart wrenching, they are also life changing.Spirit s great wisdom uses all forms of teaching to expand usand to create depth within us.While grief is not fun to deal with, it is a valuable toolto bring about amazing change and growth The key to this deep level of learningis attitude How will you respond to the pain you re feeling Being positiveDoes not happen By chance.It is a decision.Don t chase your dreams.Let them overtake you Quiet, soothing, constructive advice from a spiritual artist who obviously cares Finding Hope in the Darkness of Grief gathers Diamante Lavendar s own insights on how she charted a path through grief, and pairs free verse poems that double as uplifting admonitions There is so muchTo every instance Than we can comprehend with prose and the author s lovely color art images From illusions of darkness and separation to the realities of harboring false beliefs and following the road to healing, Lavendar s verse and insights follow the process of not only recovery but Finding Hope in the Darkness of Grief gathers Diamante Lavendar s own insights on how she charted a path through grief, and pairs free verse poems that double as uplifting admonitions There is so muchTo every instance Than we can comprehend with prose and the author s lovely color art images From illusions of darkness and separation to the realities of harboring false beliefs and following the road to healing, Lavendar s verse and insights follow the process of not only recovery but finding the kind of empathy and understanding from the healing process that strengthens other connections in life The juxtaposition of nature oriented images and art with these admonitions lends a visual touch to the written word that enhances both with a structure and reinforcement that either alone could not have achieved Those who will benefit most from Lavendar s approach are readers who are seeking their own paths to healing and greater enlightenment, who can accept her candid assessments of what the process of grieving leads to Death is not an ending but a beginning to a different reality, not only for the bereaved but also for those who have passed into eternity This audience will relish the message of Lavendar s art and words and will discover not just a quiet comfort offered within the pages of Finding Hope in the Darkness of Grief, but a broader message that holds clues to finding strength from weakness and ultimately transforming grief into a growth experience Readers interested in finding opportunities from the great of adversities will keep Finding Hope in the Darkness of Grief close at hand for reflection, inspiration, and ultimately transformation It helped me through my grief for my late brother and an old late friend Thank you for letting me win this book at a much needed time It beautifully helped me in my grief and loss Now I m giving it to another soul who needs this book to guide them through a rough patch. I felt that this short piece of work that reminded me of inspiring beliefs and thoughts learned over my years on this earth was very uplifting and motivating, providing strength and refreshment as well as hope in a world that is becoming fast paced and blind to those who are less fortunate Here are some thoughts I culled from it to highlight the benefits of this book for you who is down and on the verge of suicide or a breakdown 1 Even during the times you feel most alone, there is always a pr I felt that this short piece of work that reminded me of inspiring beliefs and thoughts learned over my years on this earth was very uplifting and motivating, providing strength and refreshment as well as hope in a world that is becoming fast paced and blind to those who are less fortunate Here are some thoughts I culled from it to highlight the benefits of this book for you who is down and on the verge of suicide or a breakdown 1 Even during the times you feel most alone, there is always a presence watching you As a true believer of the Lord on high, I know this to be true because He is all seeing and all knowing He has never failed me so I assure you that is doubtful that God sees and knows your sadness and grief You are never alone in this life If you have a family, good for you If you don t have a family, well, there s God above looking after you You better believe it because it s true.2 Every hardship has a reason every deprivation a purpose As a Christian and someone who is no stranger to hardship and struggle, I can assure you now fellow brother or sister who is losing hope that for every tear and broken heart I ve experienced in life, I have realized that there is a reason and a purpose for their tearing and breaking For God is not a merciless deity He is also very just When he sees that you are struggling or in pain, He will turn your tears and your sorrows to happiness and smiles Oh I know because I know Trust me and trust God.3 Look to those who have traveled before you for wisdom and insight True to the max Look to those who have gone before you for guidance is what the Author and myself is telling you now And make sure that this person was a positive role model and a good one at that Learn from their struggles and their wounds And listen to their advice and counsel always If you have parents who want the best for you then listen to them They are older than you and have been through life before you did.4 To fully understand life, we must understand loss I may be young but let me tell you this and the author knows this too by saying this in his her book you will come to realize the meaning of something when you lose it It s like a derivative of that saying You don t know what you ve got until it s gone I have experienced so much loss in my years on this earth that I have come to understand why I am here on this earth Go ahead, I tell you Lose something or lose someone precious and then you will know that life is not a perfect bubblegum movie.5 When we know we never truly die, that death is only a metamorphosis, we are free to live happier lives.In my own understanding of this thought from Lavendar, when we know that the soul lives forever, that there is life after death, then we will be happy to live through every hardship or pain that may threaten to come for us, knowing that there is no such thing as death, that it is just a phase that we the children of God go through so no worries, don t grieve forever Appreciate life, God s gift to us all.And there you have them Some amazingly wonderful thoughts from this book that will greet you when you read it Why not buy a copy for yourself or a loved one for this upcoming holiday season It s the season for Thanksgiving and Joyfulness yeah Celebrate it by nourishing anything that promotes love, goodwill and peace And this book by this wonderful author just does that Happy holidays Written To Honor Diamante S Children In Heaven, Finding Hope In The Darkness Of Grief Is A Recipient Of Five Awards To Date For Poetry, Religion Spirituality, Inspiration And Gift BookThis Earthly Plane Offers Much For Us To Learn Happiness, Wisdom, Loss, Heartbreak, And Enlightenment It Is A Pandoras Box Of Emotions, Situations, Opportunities, And Failures, All Wrapped Into A Package We Call Life Nobody Is Immune, But Everyone Has The Opportunity To Grow Tall Or Wither Like A Flower In Harsh Light Its Completely Up To Us How We Choose To Respond Finding Hope In The Darkness Of Grief Is A Gleaning Of Insights From Artist Diamante Lavender For Her, Life Has Been A Long, Difficult Road, But It Has Taught Many Poignant Lessons Her Poetry Collection Is An Exploration Of The Human Soul, A Traversing Of Situations That Life Throws At Us Diamante Has Always Been Intrigued By The Ability To Overcome And Move On To Bigger And Better Things She Writes To Encourage Hope And Possibility In Those Who Read Her Stories If She Can Help Others Heal, As She Has, Then Diamantes Work As An Author And Artist Will Have Been Well Spent She Believes That Everyone Should Try To Leave A Positive Mark On The World, To Make It A Better Place For All Writing Is The Way That She Is Attempting To Leave Her Markone Story At A Time This book is like holding hands with the author, and allowing her to accompany you on your own difficult journey whatever stage that may be at At times a very emotive read, making it a little difficult, it s worth persevering with Lavender brings to the forefront the message that there can be a great strength found from loss, sadness and adversity Grief is a very personal thing, and we all have our own coping mechanisms The author doesn t try to over shadow this, nor does it come across as This book is like holding hands with the author, and allowing her to accompany you on your own difficult journey whatever stage that may be at At times a very emotive read, making it a little difficult, it s worth persevering with Lavender brings to the forefront the message that there can be a great strength found from loss, sadness and adversity Grief is a very personal thing, and we all have our own coping mechanisms The author doesn t try to over shadow this, nor does it come across as dictating or patronising Lavender shares her inspiration on how to cope, how to move forward, and offers the reader a sense of empathy and thus, comfort Add in some art work which incorporates nature, angels and butterflies, and this collection becomes a thing of beauty I will be buying this for a dear friend who is in need of a little strength This heartfelt collection of observations and beliefs by Diamante Lavendar is a collection of her artwork and creative writing She shares photography, illustration and prose poetry that explore her inner feelings and emotions Her daughter died at age 18 and Diamante s wish is to extend the strength that she has found confronting her grief and pain, through the sharing of her words and images She simply offers intimate bite sized thoughts for readers to gain inspiration and hope from, allowing This heartfelt collection of observations and beliefs by Diamante Lavendar is a collection of her artwork and creative writing She shares photography, illustration and prose poetry that explore her inner feelings and emotions Her daughter died at age 18 and Diamante s wish is to extend the strength that she has found confronting her grief and pain, through the sharing of her words and images She simply offers intimate bite sized thoughts for readers to gain inspiration and hope from, allowing us to take in one at a time, dip in and out or take our time and indulge inI particularly liked Diamante s black and white photographs I found them intriguing and equally as thought provoking as her writing I recommended Finding Hope in the Darkness of Grief as a spiritual pick me up for anyone seeking comfort Finding Hope is the kind of book that you can take something uplifting away from no matter what your upbringing or how little or how much grief you have personally experienced Lavendar has a real way with words and crafts each of these pieces into a unique and rewarding experience There is something of an influx of inspirational authors these days, but few have the ability or insight of Lavendar For me this is a must read. Grief and disappointment are hard to deal with, especially if you are a private person like me I don t share my feelings with many people and that sometimes makes me draw into myself Finding Hope in Darkness helped me by making me feel like I wasn t the only person that felt the way I do and that things will always get better even it it doesn t seem like it at the time.Although I don t often read poetry, I thought it was a great and concise way to deliver an important and hopeful message to Grief and disappointment are hard to deal with, especially if you are a private person like me I don t share my feelings with many people and that sometimes makes me draw into myself Finding Hope in Darkness helped me by making me feel like I wasn t the only person that felt the way I do and that things will always get better even it it doesn t seem like it at the time.Although I don t often read poetry, I thought it was a great and concise way to deliver an important and hopeful message to anyone that is struggling If you are having issues with adversity of any kind or know someone who is, then I recommend this book Finding Hope In The Darkness is not an easy book to get through but well worth reading It was recommended to me by my friend, but I was a little reticent as I rarely reach for poetry However this really did surprise me Diamante Lavendar takes readers for a beautiful journey through poetry, insights and art The author mainly shows us a different way to look and cope with grief.Lavendar is emotionally connected to her work which is why the beautiful stories are so moving and deep Highly recom Finding Hope In The Darkness is not an easy book to get through but well worth reading It was recommended to me by my friend, but I was a little reticent as I rarely reach for poetry However this really did surprise me Diamante Lavendar takes readers for a beautiful journey through poetry, insights and art The author mainly shows us a different way to look and cope with grief.Lavendar is emotionally connected to her work which is why the beautiful stories are so moving and deep Highly recommended to anyone who looks for advice, comfort, compassion but also for hope I am sure many readers will reach for this bookthan once Finding Hope in the Darkness of Grief: Spiritual Insights Expressed Through Art, Poetry and Prose


About the Author: Diamante Lavendar

I am the author of three books with a fourth coming out soon My first book, The Secrets Of Yashire is no longer in print My second book, Breaking The Silence, has won six awards in the category of Inspirational Fiction Following is a link to my book Breaking The Silence Breaking The Silence also have an award winning poetry book entitled Poetry and Ponderings You can find it at this address third book, entitled Finding Hope In The Darkness Of Grief Spiritual Insights Expressed Through Art, Poetry and Prose has won 15 awards to date A recipient of a Silver Mom s Choice Awards medal and a Pinnacle Book Award for Inspirational reading Also a Gold Medal Winner for Gift Book Coffee Table Book and received Honorable Mention for Poetry as well as Religion Inspirational Books from Dragonfly Book Awards Recently Finding Hope won a Bronze Medal from the ELit Book Awards, 5 Gold Medals and 1 Silver Medal from the Human Relations Indie Book Awards as well as Grief Awareness Book Of The Year from the Human Relations Indie Book Awards Finding Hope In The Darkness Of Grief can be purchased at the following address I will also be publishing a book dedicated to my daughter who recently passed entitled Kelby s Love It is due out later this year.


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