Human grief is something that many people don’t know much about. Those who experience it often don’t want to talk about it because it’s completely overwhelming. Many times we deny our feelings of grief and think it’s something else.
A Course in Miracles tells us all healing is at the level of the mind, but how does that help when our loved one has died? When we’ve lost the job we loved? When our friend no longer wants to be our friend? When our house is lost in a storm? When our marriage feels broken?
When there’s a great sense of loss, it can feel like we’re lost in time and space. It’s a time when we can feel acutely that we’ve lost connection with God, that we’re undeserving and the good that we had is now gone and it’s getting even worse than before.
A time of grief can feel like a time of hopelessness and aloneness. It can feel as though no one understands our pain. The constant reminder of our loss is inescapable and oppressive and yet, we often cling to it.
There’s a way out of the pain, the shock, the sense of hopelessness that is our grieving when there’s an intense sense of loss. One thing is to not make our feelings wrong or bad.
Our feelings are helpful in that they’re showing us the effect of our thinking. It may seem impossible not to dwell on the sense of loss. Don’t make that wrong. Self-compassion is the loving expression that can help us to move through our grief.
We CAN get to a point where we feel the loss without the pain. This is possible. I’ve seen it in my life when my loved ones have died. It can be SO difficult and yet, it’s still possible. Our willingness to let Spirit heal our heart is required. Just a little bit of willingness can go a long way.
Love is our healer. Our life is for loving. When a loved one “leaves” it can feel like we’ll never be the same – and we won’t, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy life again.
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