Grief is such a personal process.
For me I know that I can take my grief out on others.
I retreat, isolate, get irritable and want to be alone.
I lose interest in the things that once made me happy and start to see life as the glass is half-empty rather than half-full.
We all have different coping strategies for grieving.
In my work as a spiritual teacher and medium working with people who have lost their loved ones grief comes up a lot. They all have different ways to cope.
And the one thing that stays the same is that is is hard.
If you are grieving or know someone who is grieving sometimes the best thing you can offer yourself or another is time.
What do you need? What does this person need?
I am learning in moments of grief to ask for support and to not go about it alone.
To be visible and transparent. To let others in and to also get support and resources from expert when I am struggling.
When your grief takes over, pause.
Ask yourself what do you need right now?
The goal isn’t to avoid the pain but to find ways to cope in a healthy way.
To feel better than 5 seconds ago. 5 minutes ago.
Gentle acts of self-love can be big stepping stones for yourself and others.
The road to recovery in grief is your journey.
Look within for the right tools to get you there in a healthy way.
You are not alone.