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Published: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:46:24 -0600

 



The Company of God's Presence in the Numb Night of Grief

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:05:52 -0600

SOMETHING is common in the experience of those who have been broken by a pain that rips their lives to shreds. God's Presence.



The Grief Integral to Full Faith Allegiance in Christ

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:14:27 -0600

FALSE truths and half-faiths there are plenty of in the Christian walk; both as far as dogmas and lived-out varieties are concerned. John Stott was right when he said that heresy is the over-emphasis on some truth without allowing other truths to qualify and balance it. (And this article will no doubt feature an imperfect mix of truth!)



Do You Ever Ask, Did It Really Happen?

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 15:04:02 -0600

BUZZ goes the phone, and as I check for the message it's a friend. He reminds me of the significance of a date (tomorrow) I already know - yet, suddenly, God has me go in on a journey. He shows me something surreal. It catches me by surprise.



He Who Made You Will Make a Way for You

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 14:54:42 -0600

IF you're battling today, to hold it together, or to take that next step, or maybe to simply halt that slide backwards, consider this. Whatever happens, whether you succeed or fail, you're dearly loved.



On the Other Side of Acceptance

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 06:56:26 -0600

REALITY is only a threat when we cannot live in harmony with the truth. Yet reality is a real issue for every single one of us. It's a phenomenon that must be mastered if we're to live the life every human being is purposed to live. Comparatively few ever do. Yet it's the opportunity God freely gives each one of us.



God Is for You and With You in Your Trial

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 07:59:58 -0600

UNDER spiritual attack, one of the first things we forget is that God is for us. Our Lord is present and powerful in all circumstances, especially when we're weak, and that's because we're more likely to pray and to lean not in our own understanding when we're being overpowered.



Endurance Is Easier When We Accept Life Is a Test

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 09:54:47 -0500

NOBODY really likes the sound of that title, I know. But deeper consideration of this truth evokes the super-conquering hope Paul talked about in Romans 8:37.



How the Stages of Grief Manifested in Me

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:33:58 -0500

The stages of grief theory was of course posited by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross (and David Kessler). It involves denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally, acceptance. The strength of the model is it highlights real stages we go through as we experience loss. One of its weaknesses is it's not linear - the stages tend to reoccur chaotically. But it's overall flow is true. Here are my observations of the grief I've experienced over the past three years:



Man of Sorrows for the Man and Woman in Pain

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 15:13:02 -0500

JESUS hung out with all the wrong types, because no ladder-climbing was done there. He sought out the lonely, broken heart, unlike His detractors who loved ladder-climbing.



The Gloves Come Off - A Look at the Transformation of Death

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 19:19:03 -0500

Grieving is so very individual. If you are struggling with the loss of a loved one I highly recommend that you seek professional or spiritual council. With help you may find that you are able to embrace the transformation of energy and use it to create something new for yourself.



Every Response to Loss Is Appropriate

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 15:06:45 -0500

As all grief is real, all responses are appropriate, commensurate with the pain we experience. It only grieves the spirit in us more when we're told we're doing grief wrong.



Why Grief Isn't Depression and One Thing You Can Do About It

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:06:32 -0500

HAVE you ever visited a psychotherapist once, never gone back, and realised it was the best hour you could have ever spent? I've had one of those experiences. And the older gentleman taught me the difference between depression (which I thought I had, but didn't) and grief (which I had). Sure, I was depressed, but...



On My & America's Collective Suffering and Loss

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:04:19 -0500

The world is collectively choosing to undergo experiences of loss and hurt. The veneer of "everything is okay" with America is eroding on an inner level as well as on the outer level we all see. Collectively, we have all decided we want something better than the old system.



What If I Made the Decision to Stop Suffering?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:14:10 -0500

When a circumstance means your whole heart and soul to you, and when that circumstance changes for whatever reason, and when we feel like dying as a result, this is the emotional suffering I am speaking about. Can you relate?



I Wasn't Just Grieving The Loss Of My Father

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:10:24 -0500

Shortly after I had got to the point where I could contain my emotions, the healer that I was working with said it would be a good idea for me to see if I could cry when I'm by myself. The reason for this was that I hadn't been able to cry during the sessions that we had had.



One Thing They Never Tell You About Loss

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 19:58:24 -0500

THERE are so many dynamics and nuances and variables in loss. But one thing remains the same. Grief is a phenomenon that changes us irrevocably. And there is but one choice - to go in the direction of one of two destinations: to move into the new life beckoning or to stifle its flow.



Son, You Would've Been Turning 3 Soon

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:58:05 -0500

EXTINGUISHED now is the deep pain of our loss, yet what has replaced it is the precious void we share together as we remember our son. Often, we talk about how old he would be, and we particularly miss him not being the loyal little brother to our now four-year-old.



On Puerto Rico and Hurricane Maria

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:39:14 -0500

The Puerto Rican people have a deep, spiritual root that no hurricane can take out. Electricity or not, they will shine again. Puerto Ricans don't just live on the island... they are the island.



If Only - Sad Words of Regret for the Grief Stricken

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 07:26:26 -0500

If only I had gone there, hadn't spoken those words, had taken a different route, listened to my own instincts... 'If Only' and all the words of regret that follow are scattered across a trail of shattered dreams, of broken hearts. We use them as we search for how we might have altered an incomprehensible outcome; a loss we simply cannot accept.



And Jesus Said, Always Pray and Never Give Up

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:40:11 -0500

Every day. No matter how empty your cup. Always pray. And never give up!



How My Counsellors Helped Me in My Deepest Grief

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 11:53:47 -0500

To my counsellors... I adore you, I salute you, I thank God for you. For without you I possibly wouldn't be here to write this. Without your gentle God-led intervention, I would be a different person, and I'm simply glad today that I am who I am, due in no small part to you. You were God in skin to me at a time in my life when God had to be real.



To a World That Won't Understand, and a God Who Will

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 14:03:52 -0500

What if we were to sense the loneliness in another individual, and simply attempt to meet them there. To just be there with them. Not try and fix anything. Just listen if they want to speak, and to hold the tensions of the irresolvable kind. To allow them the dignity of non-engagement. The sanctity of silence, which doesn't seem to us to be much of a ministry. Funny how when we move aside the Holy Spirit often moves in.



Traveling True Through Hell to the New You

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:14:41 -0500

REMINISCING over 14-year-old journal entries proves a thing true. A hell-of-months traversed through consistently, blesses, for such memories never fade.



How Loss Touches Us Deeply In God

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:22:32 -0500

Love how God continues to touch me through loss. So blessed just now to watch a dear woman's "life in images," and as I watched I saw eternity in those pictures of her life... a complete stranger (but none of us truly are strangers, are we?). I felt so blessed to read of a daughter's gratitude to the loving community of family and friends around her. And despite her grief she gave herself selflessly for others. Humanity at its rawest and best. And yet there are all the remaining days of her life that now must consist without her mother in them.



5 Experiences of Existential Pain We Must Get Used to

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:06:49 -0500

THE ABYSS. It's where God wants to take us. Not for our harm, but for our good. Not for no reason, but for a purpose. And we only realise this when we stumble on it by accident having been forced to go there by the cruel circumstances of life.



Light Shines Brightest at Night

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 15:38:54 -0500

THERE are foundational salvation truths we learn only in our darkest days. We never expect to be blessed at a time that seems so irretrievably cursed.



How Losses Are Gains in Disguise

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 14:49:43 -0500

TRANSFORMATION or tribulation. Every moment of our lives is a choice and a consequence for one or the other.



Transcending the Wounds of Grief

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 15:31:17 -0500

Our grief-avoidance society says, "Get over it quickly" or "let it go and move on;" yet, the pains and emotions cut deeper than a knife, oftentimes leaving us stuck and alone to suffer in silence. Someone that we loved has been taken away from us and we are expected to act as if it were only a small cut on our finger. It seems as though everyone around us has moved on with life.



On Learning To Feel My Feelings

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 08:23:22 -0500

A stranger bought lunch for my son and me today. It was a terrifically kind thing to do... and completely unexpected. Even now, hours after the event, I find myself moved with emotion by the gesture. I chose to receive it as a gift from my husband from whichever dimension he finds himself in. The entire incident brings tears to my eyes but unlike the old me, I don't hold them back like I used to...



Five Reasons to Embrace Grief

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:18:24 -0500

AMID the tempest of grief outbound of loss, love builds in the heart and wisdom forms in the mind, when we can allow the present to be as it is. Here below are five reasons to embrace the inevitable when it comes.



Give Yourself Permission to Grieve

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:17:22 -0500

Just as each of us was born with our unique DNA, so is the grief experience unique to each of us. There is no Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), rulebook, or one size fits all approach to handling grief. There is no right or wrong way to grieve and no one can tell you how to grieve; however, it is necessary to validate the uniqueness of the grief experience.



What Is Healing Your Grief?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:44:28 -0500

It takes an absolute commitment to heal your grief. The healing is in the reconciling of your new changed condition. Achieving reconciliation requires a search for a renewed purpose and meaning. Hope for a better situation must emerge and a commitment to a future fullness. As you journey through grief and find your way you must accept the need to work through your mourning. In order to reconcile your grief requires intentional mourning what has forever changed in your condition. Hope for a better situation must emerge and a commitment to a future fullness. Possibilities for a better life will emerge as you make efforts to understand and meet your mourning needs. A search for self-improvement must be a constant in your healing efforts.



The Day of My Bicycle Triumph

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 08:23:02 -0500

When my husband and I discovered he had cancer, we still did not have running water or an indoor toilet. Off grid living was not going to work in this situation. Through a friend, we ended up in a small one bedroom rental. Very high stress. I took to riding my bicycle up and down the local streets...



On Starting Over With A Higher Love

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 08:13:53 -0500

Some people I meet live their lives completely disconnected from their inner world. I see it more like a journey through my own inner me. My husband taught me what devoted love looked like. As much as I knew how, I loved him but I know that there is another level that I have not yet known. An even holier one... and I think... if I am very quiet... that I can hear it is coming for me!



What Happened?

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 20:52:15 -0500

Questions a person is asked following the sudden death of a person who had drug and alcohol addictions. Things you should never ask a family member due to the painful reflections of reliving the death.



Shedding The Heavy Load & Letting Go

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 08:45:00 -0500

It's been eight months, one week and two days since my husband died. I have been actively sorting through all of our many, many belongings. It has been hard to let it go. I hold on to all sorts of things and to all sorts of people even long after I should have let them go... and I have been carrying years of baggage. Time to shed the heavy load of my many pasts... again.



5 Ways to Overcome Grief and Fantasy Loss

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 13:47:59 -0500

What Happens When Dreams Are No Longer Fantasies? When you daydream, you dream of a spectacular life you wish to live. You never consider the dream any other way.



What We Learned In Our Grief

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:29:13 -0500

Grief leaves its markers throughout the rest of our lives. Life never returns to what it was like nor should it - that is perhaps the greatest loss.



Just When We Thought We Were In the Clear

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:29:01 -0500

5PM on Friday July 18, 2014, I strolled through the door clutching flowers for my wife, and her parents' demeanour said it all. The moment stood still.



The Precise Reason We May Rejoice In Our Grief

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 10:42:50 -0500

LET'S use a different word than suffering: grief - it's the effect of loss, and suffering essentially is the condition of grief. The reason we may rejoice in our grief is...



What I Know, But Can Never Explain

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 08:48:17 -0500

FOR me, grief demands expression. And yet I can never fully comprehend nor succinctly communicate its mystery, which is so fitting. Still, there are myriads of caricatures of life made in the image of grief - showcased through articles, books, videos, testimonies, real lives, etc - both rousing and heartbreaking, not to mention countless shards of emotion evoked between which splinter off without recognition or acknowledgement.



Why You've Never Lived Until You've Been Undone By Loss

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 21:17:37 -0500

NOT everyone who reads the title of this article will agree, and many will disagree with its content. But I write out of experience, and my experience is pretty much a Gospel experience; one that millions have come to attest to in their experience.



A Day That Changed the Course of Our Lives

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 09:01:47 -0500

JULY FIRST. Three years ago, today. A harmless enough scan, the results of which would propel a ripple of ambiguous grief through our lives for four months until the gravitas of loss finally broke our world late on October Thirty.



PEACE When Your World Is ROCKED

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:10:44 -0500

Perceive what is going on. Explore what you are feeling. Allow the experience to happen without judgment. Calm yourself through trusting yourself to calmness. Experience joy and hope because of your courage to face fear.



How I Came About My Spiritual and Artistic Defrost

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:50:58 -0500

I told myself I was happy being a wife... and I was but my world with my husband was too small. Where was the passion? Where was the laughter? Where was the joy? Where was the adventure? Was the only potential reality for my self-actualization, one in which my husband was not in it and if all potential realities exist in the Universe, did I will this particular reality into existence?



So, It Didn't Go Your Way - What Are You Going To Do About It?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:41:59 -0500

PLENTY of things in life don't go our way. We can easily find ourselves belly-aching to God, "How long, O LORD!" - in the tradition of Psalm 13.



Keeping a Blessed Memorial of Your Pain

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 13:25:48 -0500

LOSS is a phenomenon designed only to precede resurrection. That is the hope we have, because we hold onto it. We can only behold it. One salient way of keeping the latter (resurrection) front of mind is bearing the former (loss) with a memorial to the suffering itself. Not wallowing in it, but immersing ourselves in its truth, to fill our broader reality.



Your Grief Healing Saga

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 13:23:13 -0500

You have the right to stop grieving and start healing. Neither you or someone near you can alter the permanent condition that is yours forever. The healing is in the reconciling your grief and loss, and that takes time. Remember the body becomes what foods we eat, just as the spirit becomes what our thoughts are that we think. You can start healing now. Remember, your thoughts can become beliefs that alter your life; can you see how vitally important they are? Your life is three in one - body, soul, and spirit. The body becomes what foods we eat, just as the spirit becomes what our thoughts are that we think. You determine the outcome. Your thoughts are ongoing occurrences! As your thoughts become settled beliefs, they begin to frame your life. That is why it is essential that you choose your thoughts wisely. Don't waste time. If you are angry at God it will be important for you to get new understanding and inspiration. When was the last time you poured your heart out to God?



Is Your Grief Healing A Straight Line Or A Spiral?

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 13:22:42 -0500

Although the quickest and most economical path between two points is usually a straight line, regrettably, that only works on an active GPS! Grief and loss experiences are not a straight line but a spiral as your emotions and strength ebbs and flows. As you arrive at the point of understanding that God knows far more than you and I, and was aware of every daily step of your journey before you were born on his earth, you will embrace every frustrating catastrophe, each unforeseen twist and turn, every hardship, and every grief moment as an opportunity to reconcile your grief and loss. Only then, will you possess the personal empowerment, inspiration, and strength it takes to carry the healing blessings you desire and hold on to them forever. The healing process requires undeviating actions, and time enough to accept change so your life can be more whole and peaceful. Contemplate this question: would you be willing to wait and prepare for the healing wishes of your heart and mind, rather than get fulfillment immediately and be unprepared to fully receive them? Your answer will speak plainly if "healing integrity" is your ultimate goal.



Each Day Above Ground Is a Good Day

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:04:11 -0500

It is one of the coldest days of the winter season. Ice cycles hang from the trees and the gate to the entrance. Although the driveway has been salted, the road is still dangerously slippery.



Hope That's Vanished Will Once Again Abide

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:05:18 -0500

If you hold on, despite what you're feeling right now, and delay what dangerous thing you wish to do, hope will once again abide. Like it did before. Or, like it never has. If you believe.



Can Dreams Help Heal Your Grief?

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 13:04:38 -0500

Believe in the potential of your dreams. Never stop even though it may seem like, at times, in your healing efforts you take one step forward and two steps back. Learning to reconcile your grief and find new peace and joy requires unqualified commitment and continued energy and determination. It requires purpose, willpower and sustained resolve. Never quit dreaming of healing possibilities! Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep focusing on your goal to find new peace and more happiness. Rather than your night dreams, a more relevant undertaking would be to spend time concentrating on understanding how conscious dreams can help you heal your grief. It is absolutely essential to your well-being to dream about vital remedies to find new peace and happiness.



Lord, Help Me

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 07:23:51 -0500

A reflection and a prayer in the wake of a series of chilling atrocities. Lord, help me.



Transforming Grief Into Love

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:08:02 -0500

Losing a loved one is a traumatic experience, and one that can be seemingly impossible to "get over". This new and different perspective about understanding the intense emotions that result from such a loss can help you through your grief and bring you to feelings of love and gratitude.



Professional Grief Relief Counseling

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 07:42:48 -0500

Professional Counseling Goals Your goal in seeking professional help is to help you gain insight and comfort to meet your life challenge of unbearable grief and loss. Part of living is facing challenges and difficulties that sometimes seem to overwhelm you. Usually grief happenings cause you to feel uncertain and unsure and you wisely decide to seek support and help. This important step can result in insight, comfort, solutions, and grief relief empowerment. Any professional help you seek must be centered on your individual needs as you experience a constant up and down spiraling of your grief as it ebbs and flows. It certainly may be wise to avail yourself of help. Walking with someone can be more empowering than walking alone in grief and sorrow. Certainly, experience and maturity in your professional counselor or coach is the most essential requirement - sometimes book-learning is not as valid as someone who has walked their own personal grief healing path. Having someone who has purchased the grief tee-shirt, walked the walk, and been where the tire hits the road often ads credence to the quality of counseling you receive.



Coming Out of Your Grief Cave With Healing Gratitude

Tue, 30 May 2017 11:53:51 -0500

Having suffered in anguish from your personal grief it is reassuring to remember there is still much in life to be grateful and hopeful about. Gratitude is one of the sweet shortcuts to finding peace of mind and happiness inside. Counting your blessings can lead you to finding the peace and hope you really need in times of terrible grief and loss. A grieving mind and heart can be healed. Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. Gratitude can make sense of the past and bring personal hope for the future.



Why'd You Have to Go

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:37:20 -0500

Anyone who has a heart feels broken when tragedy or violence takes a loved one out of their life. For those left behind, 'forever' the word that used to be filled with promise starts tonight, today, this moment in time. Violence is senseless regardless of the underlying cause. The death and carnage left behind defies understanding. Vivid stories describing the event or even the carefully crafted clinical description on the certificate that officially ends the life you loved can't begin to answer the one question that matters most. Why? Why'd they have to go?



Six Absolute Grief and Loss Healing Questions to Ask Yourself

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:54:04 -0500

You need to be about going beyond being emotionally consumed and physically weak, and from surviving to thriving. The challenge is to be a survivor and overcome your loss and transform yourself into a new whole person. It will require of you a comprehensive constant effort. Deep within you is undiscovered unused strength. Now is the time to dig deeper than ever before for the how to promote your health of body and mind. Take time to decide what your resolve will be, how you will do it, and when you will do it. Keep telling yourself you can start healing and quietly take the actions necessary to stop grieving and start healing. You can begin healing from within.



Grief - A Powerful Place to Bear Witness From

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:22:00 -0500

It's how we handle crises that speaks most for our faith in a risen and victorious Lord. And this faith is the capacity to take the living moment courageously; to be really real, which means everything when life has come to nothing.



Fixing Your Grief Fun Button

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:12:47 -0500

Life's too short to live in obnoxious lasting misery! I can tell you that when my fun button breakdowns, it is usually because I am taking myself too seriously and not making the necessary effort to enjoy the journey. So, if your fun button is broken, here are several steps for a thoughtful, inspiring, and refreshing fix! If you know someone who could use a little cheer and encouragement, discover with me important life-changing must-have solutions to fix your grief fun button.



7 Uplifting Grief Relief Invitations

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:22:58 -0500

Because of your unique grief loss happening there are personal considerations that make your need satisfaction singularly to you. The result for your grief has changed your life for the future - forever.. It is absolutely important that you don't allow your grief experience to imprison your future happiness. After all, beginning today, is the rest of your life. Consider any and all possible solutions to make your new you - your now future life - hopeful and fuller. Absolutely consider all actions you can take to bring you new purpose, more peace and hope.



Do You Have A Pebble In Your Grief Shoe?

Sat, 20 May 2017 09:09:08 -0500

Accept the personal challenge to take healing action steps. Remove the pebble in your shoe. Dump it out and start the grief healing process you need. Often, to dump out the grief pebble it will be necessary to reconcile your grief. The healing is in the reconciling. Rise up and meet your grief challenges head-on. Many experience grief pebbles. Who is aware of the exact time that will happen? It is not a sign of being good or bad. It is life. Add God's help to your efforts. He can bless you with vital inspiration and added strength to find new purpose and take the necessary life-changing actions to begin healing and find hope, peace and joy.



12 Things the Grieving Should Know

Thu, 18 May 2017 10:10:21 -0500

This is for those going through loss and grieving. As a medium, I channel those who have died to help people heal and have hope.



Overcoming Grief Relief Blocks

Sat, 13 May 2017 10:16:53 -0500

Reliable direction to help you move through your grief and find joy can be fleeting. Solutions and direction, even if found, can be an uphill and trying experience. Meaningful and reliable steps are fundamental for success to stop grieving and start healing. The challenge for you is to find new purpose and happiness in your life. You alone must decide! Yet, powering forward you can dig deep internally for empowerment you didn't know you had. Healing and peace are worth fighting through temporary blocks.



Are Dimes My Spiritual Connection to Mother?

Fri, 12 May 2017 08:55:38 -0500

Many stories have been written about the significance of finding dimes and the interpretations are varied. As with finding pennies, I always attributed such incidences to the old wives tale of good luck, but never really thought further about it. That all changed when my Mother died.



Happy Is The Hardest Word to Say

Tue, 09 May 2017 21:16:22 -0500

It's not difficult to identify people whose life has been touched by a profound loss or personal tragedy; just listen. The common question of 'How are you doing?' elicits a flat response. 'Fine, as good as can be expected, OK or I'm good' has replaced joyful exuberance, laughter or the words 'really good' and especially 'happy.' Like a scar from a deep wound there is lasting evidence that something has been inexplicably altered. The physical evidence is in the eyes where a smile never reaches or in the deafening silence where laughter seems appropriate. Their emotions are anesthetized; not from a drug but rather the natural disconnection from emotions where pain can lie dormant. Happiness is buried deep within that disconnection. For a time, it can be the hardest word to say.



Seven Quotes That Will Help Heal Your Grief

Thu, 04 May 2017 12:51:15 -0500

Healing from a horrendous grief experience and reconciling your sorrow and loss requires unique personal answers. Grief and loss change, but serious sorrow never ends. It is a journey not a place to stay. Your grieving must give way to a valued new condition and a new you. You can start healing and stop grieving. Your prime objective should be to seize every opportunity to reclaim your life.



Past Life Regression and Grief, Death and Dying

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:40:59 -0500

Past life regression and remembering your past lives can help you deal with grief and loss. By remembering that you have lived before, you can see that you and your loved ones will live again. You can also discover that love and connection don't ever die.



Grief - Life's Test of Courage and Trainer of Faith

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:45:07 -0500

EVERYONE experiences grief of one kind or another consistently throughout life, and never more so than when we're beset by conflict. But there is a kind of grief that blindsides us; the genus of which rips the heart out of our resolve, fear chiselling us down to our core, leaving us all alone, a fractured, wafer shell; the sort that forces such change that the old must go where a new man or woman emerges, delivered in writhes of death, paradoxically into life. Blessed abundance; an enigma.



Tell Me I Was Dreaming

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:40:26 -0500

Is this really happening... it has to be a dream; these are words born in the state of confusion that ensues when suddenly we wake up and realize they are gone. Gone is a lonely, desolate word delivering a cold harsh reality with awful finality. Gone carries the sound of the human heart breaking into pieces. It invites us to cover our heads and go back to sleep, back to yesterday when nothing was changed. Regardless of how strong and competent you may be the loss of someone you love is accompanied by a host of fears.



Can I Prepare for This Grief Journey?

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 10:33:49 -0500

According to Webster, the word journey is defined as "an act or instance of traveling from one place to another." Is this definition applicable to the grief journey? If so, can we prepare just as we would for maybe a cross-country journey by train?



Staying Present In Traumatic Times

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 14:30:39 -0500

The last couple weeks were somewhat traumatic. First, my 15 year old dog had a seizure and possible stroke, and the next week a family member who has COPD (possibly emphysema) and MCI (mild cognitive problems) went into the hospital with pneumonia. It took be back to a time I've written about a lot, 2011-2013, with our other dog who had cancer and then neurological problems, and my mother who had Alzheimer's and lung cancer.



Please Don't Tell Me "It Just Takes Time"

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 11:44:25 -0500

We try to console others. We try to heal our own broken hearts. While doing so, the one myth that we hear and accept most often is that "It just takes time.



Teddy Bear Grief Healing

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:17:02 -0500

Seek support from all available useful and beneficial sources. Reconciling your grief is necessary for the healing is in the reconciling of your loss and sorrow. Use your best alpha actions. Don't wait; begin today to seek ways to stop grieving and start healing. You are stronger than you think; you have inner strength which has not been needed before. Use your inner empowerment now. Important action-oriented tips will help you move beyond your grief and loss and find new peace and joy. You can find new happiness. You can understand and heal your grief, if you want to find new purpose and happiness in your life. Remember that it is up to you; no one can do it for you.



Grief Alert - Beware the Danger of Dark Thoughts Ahead

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:53:26 -0500

The grieving process can be tricky and very dangerous from a mental health perspective. When we have experienced a significant loss, our minds can play tricks by creating coping mechanisms that help us get through the long dark days. But be aware of where your thoughts can lead you, if unchecked. Sometimes the danger zone - contemplating suicide - can pop up without warning.



Waking Up the Soul - Death As a Spiritual Alarm Clock

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:45:30 -0500

Although not intentional, sometimes it seems as if we are waiting for a tragedy to happen, to wake us up to the importance of making the most of our lives. If so, that's not a very wise - or effective - strategy. Anthony de Mello maintained that spirituality means "waking up." Don't let a tragic loss be your alarm clock.



Grief Healing Courage

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:32:11 -0500

Decide your purpose no one else can. Step into the unknown fearlessly. Resolve and determination are necessary along the way. Saddle your horse with an abundance of fortitude. Don't allow fear and hopelessness to control how you feel and how you act. Certainly, horrendous and unwanted grief, sorrow and loss bring into your life a necessary need to have the ability to conquer your sorrow, despair and fear. Decide how you will generate your own healing courage. You can! Reconciling your grief, sorrow and loss helps you heal. You alone must decide.



The Purpose of Your Life - Is It Predetermined or Random or Does It Matter?

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:29:06 -0500

Do you believe there is some sort of Divine Plan for your life? Some predetermined path for you to follow, so as to meet your destiny? Or do you believe everything is just randomly unfolding and it is up to you to give your life meaning? Or does it even matter? Perhaps what matters most is that our lives have purpose.



What I'd Wish I'd Known at 19

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 07:38:11 -0600

Ever wished you'd known something before you stepped into it? Many times, I'm sure. But there's a problem with knowing things before we step into them. If we knew what we were about to step into we would never step.



Your Grief Healing Resolutions

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 12:22:51 -0600

Within your grasp you have the power to say, "This I am today; that I will be tomorrow." Joy and happiness is within your reach. Begin today to grab hold of every moment of hope and happiness available within your reach. You are invited to embrace each moment to find healing, harmony, hope, peace and joy in living. Do so every day.



How Long Will I Remain In The Quagmire Of Grief When My Dog Passes Away?

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:58:51 -0600

Grappling the tide of emotions when you try and overcome pet grief that has entered your household due to the loss of your beloved dog or cat. can sometimes be quite overwhelming. It is a treacherous journey you are about to embark on and you will need comfort and support so you come out the other side as unscathed as possible.



Grieving For A Pet With Guidance and Counseling

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:04:08 -0600

For many of us who have pets, losing them to death feels as devastating as losing a family member or best friend. People who don't have pets don't tend to "get" this, but those who do really understand the profound sense of loss. Our pets are often like a member of our family, so when we lose them, we feel immense grief.



Epic Grief Relief Cafe

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:42:55 -0600

Menu Be Partakers of the Healing Dishes - Check out the Transformational Favorites - Commitment Appetizer: "Over the years my life's happenstances have underscored a vital clarity. I have learned an essential personal truth: As I have experienced failures and successes - professionally, personally and physically - I have learned that until I commit, I am hesitant; there is a chance...



5 Things to Try When Your Grief Continues to Torment You

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:40:16 -0600

This is a daunting article to write, for the sheer fact I'm out of my depth. I've suffered sufficient loss and grief to be in the ballpark, but I'm unsure I'll slide a run all the way home. But seeing God has given me the thought, and shown me a need to wrestle, let me attempt its resolution.



The Blessing In Loss for Having Responded Well In Grief

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 07:27:43 -0600

Given the situation of loss how can it be that we might be blessed? How can something so drastically dysfunctional turn out the best it possibly could, given the circumstances?



How God Turns Loss Into Gain

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:04:15 -0600

As we endure loss that rips life of its meaning and strips our being bare, we hope beyond hope that one day it could amount to something. That somehow loss might be worth the pain we endured.



Grief & Loss Alpha Healing Guidelines

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:58:13 -0600

You can't have your old life back. You must begin anew. Don't let your condition or others define you. You decide. Dig deep for your untapped personal power. Your empowerment is within. Healing is in your reconciliation of your grief. Use your best alpha actions. Begin today. Grief and loss must be healed.



Encouraging Words on Death of a Loved One

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:55:12 -0600

Fr. Gerald McGovern is one of God's great missionaries. As a child, I saw him as a missionary to me; as an adult as a missionary to men; now, a missionary to all men. He resides in a special place in my heart until we see each other again.



How Grief Can Be an Indispensable Life Experience

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 10:27:53 -0600

It is difficult, in the throes of acute loss, to reconcile how life that's suddenly gone so bad could possibly end up so good again, but that is our hope. We may simply want things back as they were. For the pain to abate.



Year End Grief Review

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 15:30:09 -0600

Getting rid-of your unique personal grief partners should be your year-end goal. You should review how well you have done to transform your grief and loss to a richer fuller life. Even though your condition may be unique and challenging it must not be a permanent happiness and joy interruption. Don't forget tears of the soul can help heal. There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.



Does Grief & Sorrow Ever Stop?

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 07:34:11 -0600

Happiness has evaded you; hope has ran-away and grief and loss surrounds your whole being. Are you saying: "Yes this describes me?" To have hope is to have faith, to take a chance, and dream. When you have hope, you believe in the likelihood of possibilities. Hope allows you to look forward to a feeling that something positive will likely happen. Grief and sorrow can be reconciled. Hope. It begins with you. Start today. Opposite of hope is despair. Transformation from despair to hope is perhaps your most important solution to the grief you experience. Despair causes you to believe good things only happen to others but never you. Your expectations for hope is limited.



Grief Relief Funk

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 09:35:53 -0600

Within every person is empowerment undiscovered and dormant until called upon. Grief can make that call. At the height of your grief you may feel possible impossible. Deep inside there is a well of empowerment you can dig deeply for and find. Arising from your bed of terrible grief and loss is possible. Awakening from awful sorrow and nurturing new hope and joy should be your creed.



The Stirrings of God In Lonely Contemplation

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 07:16:14 -0600

Far too much of the time we're too busy to fall into loneliness, and in busyness we're further from God than ever, for God is in the silence of loneliness. That is the beginning.



Grief, Loss and Healing Transformation

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 07:25:32 -0600

The challenge is to be a survivor and overcome your loss and transform yourself into a new whole person. But, on certain occasions suffering crashes down non-stop like huge sledgehammers on your emotions. New roots of hope and fortitude have to be given room to develop. Learning to reconcile your grief and find new peace and joy requires unqualified self-commitment and continued determination. It requires purpose, willpower and sustained resolve. Certainly, there will come a time when you will need to say: "It's up to me!"



When All You Should Do Is Be Gentle With Yourself

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 07:31:31 -0600

I am doing the best I can with what I have in this moment and that is all I can expect of anyone including me. Reflect over those words.



Grief: A Strange Emotion And Why We Need To Embrace It

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 08:41:47 -0600

Grief, is a strange emotion. It took me nearly forty-eight hours to first of all register and then secondly, digest the fact that forty something (please excuse me for not having the exact statistics) people passed away in the plane crash in Pakistan on December 7th, 2016. While some people mourned over the loss of a, once-upon-a-time singer Junaid Jamshed, others grieved over the loss of (the same person) an inspiring evangelist.



Loss: Is It Possible To Get Over A Loss?

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:03:56 -0600

In today's fast-paced world, there is often the need for instant gratification, and when something doesn't happen straight away, it can lead to all kinds of problems. This can be a time when someone will experience a strong emotional reaction, and the sooner they get what they want the sooner they will settle down.



Losing Your Pet? You Can Experience Anticipatory Grief

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:20:27 -0600

Are you losing your pet? Anticipatory grief is refers to a grief reaction that occurs before an impending loss. Typically, the impending loss is a death of a pet that is close and due to illness. It can also be experienced by dying individuals themselves.



Let Suffering Convert to Compassion

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:11:14 -0600

Without having been deprived of compassion we don't really understand compassion's importance. Its basis is the meaning of life, providing purpose which drives us along in our living the abundant life of loving others.



Tears of Beauty Beyond the Ashes of Pain

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:34:07 -0600

That season of brokenness we endured, in the faith that something better was imminent, ultimately, even as endurance was tested dozens of times, proves the above truth right every time. As we reminisce we cry because God has made that cause of our brokenness the very catapult that has restored us.