December 2019 Newsletter
“Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give but cannot. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go.”― Jamie Anderson
This past few weeks have been ones of letting go for me. This sense of loss has prompted me to look into the experience of grief that we all face at some point in our lives.
We grieve many things – deaths of loved ones, letting go of relationships that aren’t working out, old beliefs or habits that we choose to change. I know that I have shared before in this newsletter that all change requires a death, so perhaps this is why we fear change so much: the grieving of the old is often painful.
This past week, I have lost two precious friends – cats that we had for over 13 years. Petey passed away very peacefully on Tuesday and Dexter joined his lifelong friend in spirit on Thursday. It was a most painful week, sharing my grief with my family and friends, but feeling powerless to have a different outcome for these two loving fur babies. I knew that change was inevitable and that we would carry on without them.
The statement from Jamie Anderson above summed up how I have felt about these and other losses – last week, my love had no place to go, except to love them enough to keen their loss, celebrate their lives, and sing their souls home. That ceremony was healing for me; to let them go with love.
I was also moved to keen some other losses – relationships that have changed, people that are no longer nearby, and the fearful situations, old toxic patterns, or negative emotions that are no longer controlling me.
When journeying to discover the meaning for all the experiences I have had recently, I was offered some amazing insights, for which I am very grateful. I learned that I can allow others to help and support me, and that there are many kind and loving people that understand and share their love without conditions. They didn’t sympathize or caretake me, but offered true support. It was through their support that I could see the magic and wisdom that was apparent all around me. I was able to let my own heart be the place to which love could flow: Grief could facilitate the replenishing of love in my heart.
Explore grief and loss with this journey: Ask your helping spirits to assist you by journeying to the Land of Grief and Loss. What will your spirits share with you? Can you let love flow even through loss? Can grief refill your heart? As always, remember, no judgements! What will you discover? I invite you to journey with this intention and see where it takes you on your path to self-mastery.
Laini Risto and I are expecting our second cd, Snow Raven, to be released very soon. Please watch here for the release date!
The cd Spirit Bear has its own webpage to make your purchase of this music easier: https://lainiristo.hearnow.com/spirit-bear
Should you be looking for a gift for a loved one or a special treat for yourself, I do have gift certificates for sessions with me. Please contact me for details.
With the holiday season approaching, I will be closing my clinic from December 14th, 2019 through January 11th, 2020. Please be sure to book your appointment to avoid disappointment or delays.