- Paperback: 404 pages
- Publisher: New Generation Publishing; UK ed. edition (March 20, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 075521126X
- ISBN-13: 978-0755211265
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,710,848 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Garden of The Soul: lessons from four flowers that unearth the Self Paperback – March 20, 2009
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The author's frailty and strength of character emerged equally in each of the four sections, empowering something deep and unspoken within me.
There are no preachy "to dos" or step-by-step instructions. The lessons of the flowers must be grasped and applied to each reader differently. Ms. Serafinn has a way with words that transfer the magic of Spirit from the pages, past the mind, and to the heart. I saw myself in the pages of this book. I saw abusive people in a new light. I saw Spirit in each of us. I recognized where and what I have given. I appreciate what I have received. I am becoming more of my true self, and I am in touch with my inner being.
You'll feel at home with the restful prose using the garden as a metaphor for the Self. The author divides the book into four sections:
Lessons from the Rose where we learn the Principle of Giving.
Lessons from the Iris where we learn the Principle of Receiving
Lessons from the Daffodil where we learn the Principle of Becoming.
Lessons from the Lily where we learn the Principle of Being.
Perhaps the most important lesson is this: "You are already the hero of your own life," says Serafinn. The work she does in coaching lets people see just how powerful and important their lives already are. Serafinn does a lovely job of bringing us along through the winding path to finding her true self.
Her reflections remind me of the many times I've received a gift of abundance but was unable to recognize and appreciate it. The book is indeed a gift, rich with a lovely sense of fantasy. Enlightening!
Helen Gallagher Release Your Writing: Book Publishing, Your Way
Lynn shares her life story (thus far) with candidness... growing up in a 'no-talk-zone' household, attending an elitist music school, immersion in a spiritual community that marginalizes women, years spent in an abusive marriage... all of which led to disconnection with her Self, and eventually serious health issues (such as pancreatitis and fibromyalgia).
The spoiler: Yes, her tale has a happy ending. She's come out the other side, and now helps others to find their own Voices. I found myself in her story, some words bringing me to tears. Maybe you'll find yourself there, too.
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