One of my customers at A Healing Spirit described sitting in her garden with her copy of A Guided Journal through Grief and connecting with her feelings about her loved one, who passed not too long ago.
That’s exactly how I hoped the books would be used: sitting quietly in a beautiful place, connecting with the energy of a loved one who has crossed over by meditation, visualization or even just plain thinking.
And then, responding to the prompts by writing, drawing or even making a little collage.
“It beats just crying,” she said to me. “It’s important to honor grief, because loss is not only sad, but sacred.”
I’m a fan of tears. They’re cleansing. And I can’t tell you the number of tears I shed as I went through the exercises in the journal, myself. But being able to find an outlet for those tears by writing or creating brought my thoughts of my loved one to a whole new level. And I think that’s what she meant when she said “just crying.” That working through the journal a little at a time provided a place for her grief. A safe place. And one that honored her loved one.
Summer is here. It’s a perfect time to spend some quiet time out in nature. If you’re grieving the loss of someone special in your life, why not consider taking the Guided Journal Through Grief out to your yard or garden and making that connection. Working through your emotions in this safe place. See all our grief support offerings at A Healing Spirit.