The Infinite Thread

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The death of a loved one is often accompanied by regrets among the survivors. These kinds of unresolved feelings can prevent someone from letting go and moving on, affecting other relationships. In The Infinite Thread, previously titled Your Loved One Lives On Within You, Alexandra Kennedy explains that death need not separate people from those they love, and that, in fact, the end of a life can lead to a new beginning with the person considered lost forever. At the heart of Kennedy’s approach to grieving is the ...
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Overview

The death of a loved one is often accompanied by regrets among the survivors. These kinds of unresolved feelings can prevent someone from letting go and moving on, affecting other relationships. In The Infinite Thread, previously titled Your Loved One Lives On Within You, Alexandra Kennedy explains that death need not separate people from those they love, and that, in fact, the end of a life can lead to a new beginning with the person considered lost forever. At the heart of Kennedy’s approach to grieving is the use of the imagination as a transformative tool. Through active imagination and inner dialogue, readers develop the power to create and re-create relationships, heal old wounds, and experience deep intimacy. This continuing relationship with the person who has died offers powerful opportunities for healing, resolution, and even guidance.
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Editorial Reviews

John O'Donohue
The book is a practical tool and will be immensely helpful to so many wounded ones forsaken at a frightening threshold. Rich in imagination, it invites us to let our imaginations become pathways to retrieve subtle presences hidden under surface absence.
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Booknews
Kennedy (a psychotherapist) offers an approach to facing and overcoming grief using one's own creativity and intuition. She describes the use of dreams, letters, dialogues, and imagery; and she discusses relationships with family, romantic partners, children, and friends, and the means of healing daily losses. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"At last! A deeply and profoundly wise book on healing a life after loss...The Infinite Thread stands out like a lighthouse, beckoning those who travel in the dark to the refuge of a safe harbor...a must-read for anyone who has ever thought that their heart could never heal."
—Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, author of Kitchen Table Wisdom

"Refreshingly original in its approach, The Infinite Thread takes loss beyond conventional ideas of mourning. The insightful series of exercises and thoughtful text make this book essential reading for all those who seek healing and resolution in their grief."
—Charles Garfield, author of Sometimes My Heart Goes Numb

"To experience loss is a fact of life. Yet so many of us simply shut out what causes pain only to learn over time that this shutting out robs us of our very lives. The Infinite Thread offers a path to healing from the inside out...a way not only to comfort but to the joy of regaining our lives."
—Hal Zina Bennett, author of Write fro the Heart

"In The Infinite Thread, Alexandra Kennedy gives us tangible tools and ways to reconcile a relationship with a loved one and to work through unfinished business...this book is an excellent resource guide for healing all our relationships."
—Angeles Arrien, author of The Four Fold Way and Signs of Life

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442958838
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
  • Publication date: 1/21/2009
  • Pages: 418
  • Product dimensions: 0.85 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xv
Part 1 Looking Within
1. The Living Presence within You 3
Part 2 Reaching Within
2. Communicating with One Who Is Dying 25
3. Dreaming of One Who Has Died 47
4. Letters: Beginning a Correspondence 71
5. Dialogues: Going Where They Take You 89
6. Connecting through Imagery 107
Part 3 Reaching Outward
Family Communication after a Death 125
8. Reaching Your Living Partner 145
9. Reaching Your Living Children 157
10. Reaching Your Living Friends 171
11. Healing Grief Passed Down through Generations 179
12. Healing Daily Losses 191
Epilogue 199
Suggestions for Grieving and Exercises for Healing Relationships beyond Loss 203
Bibliography 241
About the Author 245
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