We all know people die. Yet, most don’t want to talk about it. Some will say, “I’m sorry for your loss” when they hear that you’ve lost a loved one. What does that mean? I’m sorry too! I’m sorry that I didn’t spend more time with the person who passed on. I’m sorry I didn’t always listen when they were speaking to me. I’m sorry I didn’t really get to know the person, or try to see their many aspects, or understand them, or love them more.
Life goes by fast. Any of us can take our last breath at any moment. Really. I never had much of an understanding of that until my dad died in his sleep on March 8th, 2019–last week (for those reading this now at the time I’m posting this). I am deep in grief.
Sometimes no words are needed. I am sorry for your grief, might be a better way to express our condolences. But, I don’t know. For who the hell am I?
This morning I told my husband, “Let’s try to make this a positive morning” and no sooner than I’d said that, I literally picked up my phone to read of a friend’s passing this last Tuesday!!! I put my phone down and lost it again. Sobbing, I couldn’t wrap my mind around how a beautiful young mother of two amazing young sons could die unexpectedly. Dumbfounded. She was an utter light and JOY to all who knew her.
Again, it brought the thought back to me that any of us could cross over to the Grand Beyond at any time. Is this what we’re sorry for? That’s life’s so short? That our time is so fleeting?
Incredibly sad was also the fact that only a few days after this beautiful young mother of two passed, another young lady I’d taken a healing class with, also transitioned to the Grand Beyond. I sobbed as the loss of her enveloped me. We had a soul-connected sisterly conversation after that class and I had hoped to attend more sessions with her.
So, yes, I feel the loss. I grieve for my papa and for my friends. I grieve for all I’ve lost, but there’s a wink from the Universe that, We Are All Connected. I know grief is a process and I am open, just a little bit, to smile again. I know that every moment given to sadness is a moment lost to JOY!
I will see you again beloved dear ones.
Reaching for Grace
Yes, “Thank You” to the Universe, to God, to each of us, for being who we are on the planet. For reaching for grace whenever we can. We are not perfect, and we do not control others, or anything really.
As I take the next long and luscious deep breath, I reach for Grace. When someone cuts me off in traffic, I “send them Love.” (Eternal thanks to Miraga and her dear husband, Joe for sharing that teaching with me years ago.) I keep practicing this, as I feel it’s a worthy thing to do. I feel the ripples of uplifting energy pulse from me when I try. I am not perfect, but I am progressing on a profound journey. And so are you.
When one offers grace, real joy, one can be, do, and have serenity. Many wonderful and beautiful synchronicities will appear to you. Trust in that.
Blessings to you in ALL ways.
On the uplifting side
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