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Reviewed by Deborah Lloyd for Readers' Favorite
Della Temple has given the world a treasure with her book, Walking in Grace with Grief: Meditations for Healing after Loss. Della shares her journey of grief, when her 29-year-old son tragically dies in a car accident. Prior to his death, she had already explored the metaphysical realms and believed physical death is a transition to the spirit world. She also practiced mindfulness and was familiar with meditation. Using these beliefs and healing tools, she developed a new way of grieving, called conscious grieving. She did not avoid her feelings of sorrow; rather, she learned how to process her grief by becoming aware of and feeling her emotions consciously. Dealing with the practicalities of returning to her routines became manageable by remembering to live in the present moment.
This book contains a powerful story and practical tools for healing after the death of a loved one. The healing meditations are wonderful, as each one addresses a particular need for a grieving person. Matching meditations with each step of her journey demonstrates the most effective time to use them. I especially enjoyed Blowing Up a Rose; sometimes, the only way to release a strong emotion is to blow it up! Her instructions for each are easy to understand, whether or not you have ever practiced mediation. In Walking in Grace with Grief: Meditations for Healing after Loss, Della Temple reveals her intuitive compassion and wisdom by sharing her own story of loss and how she found her healing path. Della explains how she became stronger, gentler and more compassionate, giving hope to those who are grieving.