Finding meaning on the spiritual journey through grief
Losing a loved one on the spiritual journey – it’s a year today
I had written the date on my fridge door calendar, and I knew it was coming…but it’s still different when it’s here – the first anniversary of my mum’s passing.
I think after a family bereavement the first ‘anything’ is hard, the first Thanksgiving, the first child’s birthday, first family vacation. But life does go on. As John Edward (psychic medium) says, we can never get ‘over’ a bereavement, we just get ‘through’ it.
My spiritual journey and this blog are helping me to get through the grief of losing my mum
My spiritual journey is helping me through. Some amazing things have happened along the way that I may not have been able to experience otherwise.
I’m also fortunate enough to know about some alternative approaches to clearing the feelings of grief as I go, and they continue to work for me. As with any grieving person though, it’s a work in progress.
Two magical stories on my spiritual journey through grief – a cloud angel and a music track
The day after my mum’s funeral in the UK last year I was walking to a friend of my mother’s for coffee, and this cloud angel popped up in front of me.
I wish I’d had a video camera because it formed very quickly and moved much faster than the rest of the clouds were moving as if somebody was drawing it.
I took a picture and captured it – I find it very meaningful to me.
My mum was a person who enjoyed nature, as am I so it just seemed to me as if she was showing me one of my favorite things to do in nature, cloud spotting!
Music can be very meaningful and the timing of musical tracks can evoke healing for us on the spiritual journey through grief
My mum had lived in Emsworth, Hampshire for most of her married life.
All of our other family members had moved away, so when I left for the airport I felt like this might be the last time I’d be in Emsworth for a while (I grew up there).
I had read about people hearing a favorite track from a loved one who has passed on and also heard from people who have experienced this phenomenon directly, so before driving away I mentally asked to connect with my mum and asked for a track on the radio. And for those who knew her – she listened to the radio A LOT – especially Women’s Hour at lunchtime, so it felt appropriate.
The track I heard, and it started the moment I turned the car radio on, was “I will always love you”.
Now, I know the original intention is a love song, but now it holds a different and more personal meaning for me and helps me to deal with the grief of her loss.
My mum’s story – this blog was created in her memory
If you have an elderly relative who has angiodysplasia or an immune-compromised system then this post might be useful.
I promised my mum that I’d share more about the work I’ve been studying for the last 16 years or so – and this blog is part of that.
Wishing any readers the best on your spiritual journey and grief journeys and thanks for listening.