Bringing Our Purpose To Life After Loss

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I want to share what I learned while planning, and then actually doing, a tele-seminar. Not because I want to WOW you with all the technology I have had to learn (and am still learning) these past few months. Or, the amount of work it takes to actually produce enough material for an hour of speaking (step aside, five hundred word blog posts that I used to consider difficult.)

No, I want to share it with you because of how it has forced me to rethink what is possible and shown me how we can be the force that brings our purpose to life.

When I started writing this blog, there is no doubt I had high hopes for it. I kind of, sort of thought it would turn into a really cool place for out-of-the-box resources and conversation. I envisioned a place I would want to go: safe, nurturing, and comfortable. At the time, I could find nothing that felt that way, so I suppose I decided to create it.

But, when you are mucking around in the world of the “S” word, you keep your dreams quiet and your voice a bit muffled. The mere mention of the word suicide can send people running. For some reason, in spite of this, I kept writing, dreaming and hoping.

So, now here we are in 2015, and I find myself in this incredible position where I can actually approach interesting people and ask them to do an interview about the very topic that just a few years ago would most certainly gotten a negative response. But, by the grace of the universe, I have the most amazing interviews lined up to share with you.

And, I organized a tele-seminar with the word “suicide in the headline and attracted a rather enviable audience.

I attribute this to one thing: trusting and honoring my inner knowing.

I have had many people tell me that no one wants to talk about suicide. I’ve heard it’s not “sexy,” and even had one friend tell me that, “No man would want to date a woman who does the work you

do.” Clearly, this did not phase me.

But, I have found so much satisfaction and healing here in the midst of this work. It gets me out of bed in the morning and enlivens me. It has given me a sense of deep satisfaction when I look in the mirror. I no longer see a human wanting, I see a human being living, contributing and fulfilled.

I know you have felt that same inner knowing I speak of. It is a special something that tugs at your heart, and won’t let go. It is the one we often dismiss as ridiculous, and impossible, and yet it is the very thing that will connect you to the place you want to go.


I feel at home now in this very odd space I have claimed as mine. I never would have imagined that I would say this or be doing this work, but the universe operates in mysterious ways. We all have missions we are here to live, purposes we are here to discover, some arguably more attractive and glamorous than others.

What I have learned is this: if we honor and listen to the spaces between the busy comings and goings of our days, there are messages awaiting translation. Quiet and lovely transmissions that want to be heard and brought to life.

The question then is, do you have the courage to bring that message to life and live in possibility?

Do you?

Sending love and light for that to happen.


Who is Dianna Bonny?

Hi, my name is Dianna Bonny. It’s my mission to candidly share my journey with you. For me, it’s all about the healing: to create a radiant healing energy for others who have befallen a similar fate. Together, we can forge beautiful lives of belonging and connection. Thanks for joining me today! I look forward to hearing from you.

  1 comment for “Bringing Our Purpose To Life After Loss

  1. May 13, 2015 at 4:01 am

    I appreciated your post today. While I am not enrolled in the S club, I nearly have been more than a couple of times. My husband almost made me a widow three times, but he was unsuccessful. His father did succeed, planting suicide in his brain as a viable option. I didn’t realize my son also saw it as an option as well. But he did not succeed. God had other plans.

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