Many people want to know how I got to where I am now. They are referring to my journey through grief, from heartache to a place of hope and renewal. It’s a difficult question to answer because there have been so many things that have influenced my personal journey of loss. So many factors that led to the evolution of me if you like. Too many to answer easily or in one blog post.
So I decided instead to share some of my favourite things. Those things that supported me, physically, emotionally and spiritually and helped me heal in so many different ways. I dont believe that many people can get through a crisis alone. I certainly couldn’t. I needed help from wherever I could get it and this pick became my very own support crew.
Influential Book: “Growing through Personal Crisis” by Harmon Hartcell (An Edgar Cayce Guide) This helped me so much in the early period of my grieving, it was like a roadmap through the chaos.
Soothing Music: Bach.
Inspirational Book: “To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings” by John O’Donohue. Any of his books actually, Anam Cara, Eternal Echoes. I love the celtic spirituality all through his writing.
Spiritual Text: I use many, but probably go back to The Bible most often.
Comfort Food: It’s gotta be chocolate.
Personal Resource: Other people who have been there before me.
Uplifting Song: Proud by Heather Small.
Grief and Loss Quote: Mourning is a spiritual journey of the heart and soul.
Courage Quote: Dragons Power is mine: To rise up roaring, To fly above sorrow, To see treasure gleaming…..L Weatherstone
Grief Buddy: My daughter, Bonnie – we share our sadness, our memories, our challenges and our celebrations.
Sacred Place for Connecting: Walking a labyrinth, allowing its path to lead me in and out to a place beyond what I know.
Sacred Place for Reflection: Being in nature. Walking along the beach, then sitting on a rock and looking out to sea for as long as I need to.
Everyday Ritual: Saying hello to my son every day when I check my i-phone. His happy face looks out at me and smiles back.
Most Useful Grief Tool: This would have to be journaling. It has been absolutely instrumental in my grief healing. I have many and use them most days.
Grief Supporter: My mind.