Storm of Joy by Sherri Sengsouvanna - Illustrated children's book on death - Category Spiritual Illustrated Children's Books Review for children and adults
When a children's book is spiritual, it always gives something great to its readers, because spirituality always teaches one thing above all; to open our hearts, and that changes our perspective on anything and prepares us for true joy.
Storm Of Joy by Sherri Sengsouvanna is the story of a mother's healing process from grief to new genuine joy, and it's based on the author's personal story, the tale got its inspiration from the author's loss of her son Tom. This excruciatingly painful experience brought her to a crisis from which she emerged transformed, ready for new happiness and with an important mission. This book is the result of her healing process and I consider it a true gift for all of us. I write this review with the hope that her book will help healing any kind of heartbreaking emotions. In fact, despite this book being about death, it is a lighthouse that can help navigating through any emotionally challenging circumstances, for both grown ups and children alike.
Why we love this children's book
- explains to kids what blocks the process of healing
- life continues after death, just in a different form that only our hearts can see
- miracles for kids of all ages
A big theme in this tale is the process of healing.
What happened to the Queen? Like all good children's books, this one hides treasures behind simple words. With this book you can teach your kids that any healing and ''moving forward'' begins inside themselves by accepting the situation and suspending their resistance to what they don't like (the famous ''NO'' Eckhar Tolle speaks about). In other words, this children's book will help your children understand that for improving something they first truly need to want to improve it.
Another big topic in this great book is life continues after death, just in a different form that only our heart can see.
For this reason, this book is great for those parents who want to teach their kids that death is just a moment of transformation and not a real separation. As the author beautifully explains at the beginning of her book, our departed dear ones continue living on in our love for them, and our love for them is our very precious bridge to living a life connected to the Creator.
This brings us to the last topic I want to write about (but not the last topic in this beautiful children's tale) which is miracles for kids of all ages.
First of all I want to say that I am very excited I've found a book which speaks to kids about miracles in a spiritual and non religious way. Storm of Joy teaches kids that when we live a life with a loving heart, connected to our innate goodness and trust in life, we then gain the power to see miracles happening to us. How amazing is it to have a serious children's book which talks to kids about miracles? With her children's tale Sherri Sengsouvanna gives us the chance to raise our kids as believers, in a spiritually and not religious way.
As described in her book, miracles are always possible only when we ''learn to trust [our] hearts and believe in the magic of the Universe that [our] eyes cannot see but [our] hearts can see''. I think all kids will love that part.
All these topics are laid on the underlying concept that nothing can happen unless first we make sure we really want it and have accepted in our heart the possibility it can happen. Everything can happen if we suspend our disbelief and our resistance to the present situation and open ourselves to the wonders of the Universe.
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How to use this book
During your daily life, you can remind your kids about this book any time they are stuck or refuse to accept what's happening. You can remind them that the Queen couldn't get what she wanted the most simply because she was resisting what was happening. This way you can help your kids shift their focus from their resistance to the change they want to see, and proactively help them walk the path to achieve that.
In cases of grief, you can recall this book any time needed to console your kids, inspire them with trust and the belief our loved ones never departed, and thus help them establish a connection with the loved ones through the love they feel in their hearts.
Who’s this book for
Absolutely a must for all those who are going through a process of grieving, young and adults. We recommend it to all those who want to introduce their kids to the spiritual topics mentioned above and to those who want introduce their kids to the concept of death without the usual fears and taboos.
Thank you for stopping by, in Love,
Ori and the team