The Healing Process
There are many sources of inspiration to draw from. We stand on the shoulders of so many who came before us. The 13th Century Persian poet, Rumi says "The wound is the place where the light enters you." There are those who prefer to say, "The wound is the place where your light shines out into the world."
In the midst of grief and loss, we may feel as though our heart is broken. Or we may be drifting aimlessly, not knowing what to do. The world as we knew it has changed and life will never be the same. We can't imagine ever feeling good again. People have said things that hurt our feelings. It seems safer not to let our feelings show. Our pain and sorrows accumulate. We have tried to operate in systems that didn't listen or fill our human needs.
There are many different types of grief and loss. Death, divorce, moving, estrangement, as well as abstract losses of faith, trust, hope, and sobriety, to name a few. The "mental health" system has many good, caring people working in it. It also makes assumptions about how we should feel, think and behave and how quickly we should "recover". Unfortunately, for good reasons, many among us don't trust the system.
Transforming Grief provides unique, effective support. As we learn together and share our stories, we create new pathways for living our lives. We build connections that support us in our grief process. Welcome to the Transforming Grief Community!
Wisdom of the Ages
Throughout time, there have been seekers, sages, people of all walks of life who have searched for meaning and truth.
The awesome, raw energy of grief connects us to so many human and animal beings around the world. The tragic events in recent times have been particularly rugged on our collective psyche. As we break the isolation, our path becomes more clear.
At this time, the world is full of challenges and opportunities to work on healing our hearts. As we find relief from grief, we can be of greater service to others who are struggling.
We have the good fortune of standing on the shoulders of those who came before us. This benefits us all as we journey through life and continue walking side by side.