When my husband died I felt numb and trepidation at the thought of being with grief and facing many dimensions of loss.
This is what I heard deep within – whenever I had a moment to listen.
It gave me conviction, comfort and courage to continue on.
It may help you too. With much love, Clare xxxx
As you enter a labyrinth of loss and grief,
Face the storm.
Batten down the hatches.
Listen, watch and wait.
Trust your intuition.
Rest in moments of calm.
Hold close in your arms the ones you love.
Consult ancient wisdom and those who have travelled the path before you.
Pray to god,
Question, why me and why now?
Remember who you are
And what is important.
Ride the waves of emotion.
There will come a time when you can climb ashore to safety.
When you do,
Wiggle your toes in the sand and feel grounded,
Calmed by the spaciousness of the sky.
Soothed by the flow of the waves
And the light illuminating it all.
Feel connected to everything.
Rest and take your time.
Be compassionate to yourself.
Nurture and Nourish yourself.
Observe nature, the cycles of life, the seasons,
The waxing and waning of the moon.
Appreciate the vivid colours and the elements.
Dont underestimate what you have been through.
You can’t go back. Be patient.
Honour the trauma.
Sit with the pain, and
let it go.
You did your best.
But know your journey is not over.
The next chapter awaits
And will be full of light, love and laughter,
For you and for your children.
Reflect on the lessons learned
Your capacity to live,
Your courage to love
And lose again.
Feel the fear.
Trust your judgement.
You will know when you are ready to step back into your boat.
Your body will be energised
And your heart will be excited
To see what evolves
As you head towards the horizon.
Draw on the lessons you have learned
The skills you have acquired and
You will weather each storm
and take comfort from love.
Your friends and family will help you.
And remember, to keep listening
To your heart
To your body
To your children
And to your soul.
Love your children
and the people you meet.
Love the world.
Talk and Share your story
with others that you meet on your way.
They need to hear of your experiences
so that they too can navigate through.
And you in turn will learn of
New ways you can live.
Enjoy the all the world has to offer.
And when the time comes
Let your children be
Let them explore
Feel their own way
and find their own path.
Catch them when they fall.
Support them when they stumble.
You will be there for them every step of the way.
Know that love is with you.
In all ways.
I love you.