Grief from loss happens on a recurring basis. While spring is blooming, the winds of change carried the recent and tragic loss of a young friend, the passing of several distant relatives and the ongoing e-mails from clients about their loss and final days with their beloved animals.
Sometimes, it feels like too much. I ponder honoring loss in the cycle of life, bringing grief to consciousness, and the release from a good cry… Grieving just takes time. The great German poet Rainer Marie Rilke says: “Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves”.
Naturally, we incorporate the pain of grief into our being, eventually moving to a place where joy and grief live together. We change in this process, not returning to who we were before, but evolving to be more. Like a spring peony unfolding, we emerge as a bold blossom. We again open to love, loss, grief and joy; a cycle of cycles. Ultimately, the goal is to include loss in our love and trust of life.
I stumbled upon this insightful video “Crying: The Ritual of Healing – Women’s Wisdom of Africa” amidst composing this post.
Rest easy and run free: Blossom Light, Hasty, Abby, Kimbu, Bam, Frodo, Justice, Aunt Nancy, Aunt Carolyn, Chris, Taz, and Beamer