As we enter the end-of-year holiday season I’d like to share some ways that I’ve found to cope with grief during this season of merriment and celebration.
Below is an excerpt and meditation from Walking in Grace with Grief Meditations for Healing After Loss. I’ve chosen a passage from the chapter Learning to Ride the Wave where I speak about how I used the energy tool of Blowing up a Rose to ride that wave of grief without allowing it to encompass me.
Defusing the power of the story allows you to return to the present, the now, the current situation without the baggage of what could have been, should have been, or wasn’t meant to be. Releasing my old stories allowed me to look at my son’s death from a new perspective. It was not about what could have been. It’s about what is—right here, right now. I still felt the pain, but it was a pain of missing Rick right here, right now. It was not about all the future things that would not be.
Walking in Grace with Grief Meditations for Healing After Loss is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or have your local bookstore order it for you. There are many more energy tools featured in the book, all designed to help you grieve a different way – one full of grace and awareness.