Grief breaks our heart open. In such a time, it is really urgent to be surrounded with love, compassion and support.
I will be honoured to sit together, and in the meantime, here are a couple of teachings.
Heart Time Not Head Time
A deep loss often results in a broken heart. A broken heart is an energetic injury, which is just like a physical one. When physically injured, you don’t think yourself through it. You rest, eat well and are kind to yourself. This is no different. This is heart time. Time to nourish the heart by creating space for it to heal at its own pace. Time to be extra kind to yourself. Not to push or make demands on yourself. Let this time be heart time.
Nature is healing, and in times of grief, nature can lighten your load. Give your grief to the earth, water, fire, or air. The elements absorb your grief. Just as effective is going for a walk in the woods and asking the trees to take your grief. Nature helps when you ask and offer thanks.
A Traditional Gaelic Blessing
Deep peace of the running wave to you
Deep peace of the flowing air to you
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you
Deep peace of the shining stars to you
Deep peace of the gentle night to you
Moon and stars pour their healing light on you
Deep peace to you