Finding meaning on the spiritual journey through grief
Losing a loved one on the spiritual journey – it’s a year today
The spiritual journey through grief.
I had written the date on my fridge door calendar, and I knew it was coming.
A significant day is 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.
Dealing with the grief of losing a parent
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. 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
The day after my mum’s funeral in the UK last year I was walking to a friend of my mother’s for coffee.
Like someone drawing with a crayon, these clouds moved at a different speed 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.
I took a picture and captured it – I find it very meaningful.
My mum was a person who enjoyed nature. 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
My mum had lived in Emsworth, Hampshire for most of her married life.
All of our other family members had moved away from our hometown. When I left for the airport I felt like this might be the last time I’d be in Emsworth for a while.
I had read about people hearing a favorite track from a loved one who has passed on. I’d also heard from people who have experienced this phenomenon directly, so I decided to try it.
Before driving away I mentally asked to connect with my mum and asked her to please play a track on the radio.
For those who knew her – she listened to the radio A LOT. She was a big fan of classical music and loved Women’s Hour at lunchtime.
The track I heard the moment I turned the car radio on, was “I will always love you”.
I know this is more commonly a love song, but now it holds a different and more personal meaning for me. It 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 their spiritual journey and grief journeys and thanks for listening.
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