Here is the list of affirmations used in the video, Affirmations for the Grieving, on Tales & Meditations. With thanks to Paul Denniston at Grief Yoga for allowing me to use his affirmations alongside my own.
I know firsthand how hard it is to lose someone (or pet). The world can feel like a very lonely place, dark, dreary, unsafe. Grief can trick us into perceiving life as meaningless.
It can be hard to ask for help. We can feel like we don’t deserve it, that we should suffer in silence, that we somehow deserve the pain we are going through… It’s nonsense.
A Friend’s Mother’s Last Words: My good friend, Laura Skilbeck, kept a note of what her mother said during her final moments. Like many people who have read it, I felt the need to share it.
Here’s a little slice of good news I would like to share with you.
I was with you when you received the news,
I’m sorry I didn’t say goodbye.
Your grandad died when you was 12. It was the summer holidays, and surprisingly you do remember the sun.
A white friend,
You dreamt of,
When your friend was grey.
Life can seem so cruel at times. I recently heard of a friend’s sudden loss, and cannot imagine the pain she must be going through. What are we supposed to say to someone whose wounds are still fresh? “I’m sorry”? I can’t see how that helps, and personally I try to avoid saying it. DoContinue reading “The Healing Power of Space”
It has always amazed me how the majority of us avoid talking about the inevitable. Think about that for a second… We don’t talk about what’s definitely going to happen. Why? Because we’re scared of it. I’ll repeat that: We don’t talk about what’s definitely going to happen because what’s definitely going to happen scaresContinue reading “Not Accepting the Inevitable Makes No Sense”