What is Healing?

When we lose a beloved we may be so affected by the grief that we lose connection with our lives- with our physical well-being, with our relationships, with work, and so forth. 

Truly, there is no 'healing' from the loss of a loved one. They are gone in this material realm forever. There is no 'moving on'. There's no 'getting over it'. The hole that has been made in your life can feel like a lost tooth that the tongue keeps relentlessly probing. 

The 'healing' I am meaning can be getting back to eating and sleeping well. It can mean tending to the relationships with family and friends that are in your life currently. It can mean being able to create and focus on your goals and work. The healing that I seek to support you with is of your capacity to engage your own life.

The loss of a loved one is a scar that you will likely always feel. But our body can still be healthy, functional, and complete even with a scar. Our heart can feel lightness and love even when it feels sadness. 

In time, and with the aid of support such as this program, the pain will be less intense, less debilitating. Ultimately, I hope, the grief can transform into appreciation for the presence of a spirit that enriched your life.

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