The loss of a loved one is never easy. No matter if they passed away suddenly or have a terminal illness, you are never quite prepared and it is no easier. And loss doesn’t always have to be due to death, it could also be from something such as them moving away, or suffering from an illness such as dementia where they don’t remember you, or perhaps a divorce. Losing contact with somebody that you were very close to will hit hard and if you are spiritual you can feel like you have been abandoned. Being a spiritual person doesn’t mean that you will always be protected and you need to know that grief and pain are completely normal. If you are looking for ways to deal with the grief following Memorials of a loved one or a life event that has caused you to feel loss, then these top tips might help.
Allow yourself to feel grief
Grief is not something that you should ever feel afraid of and is a completely natural process. At first, you might feel denial, anger or shock and try to push away the grief that tries to enter you. Rather than push this away, accept it, feel it and let yourself go through the emotions. Cry if you need to and remember this is not a weakness. Over time your emotions will subside and you won’t feel so raw, this is a natural healing process.
Try and take back your life
When you lose someone close to you it can be that you feel you have lost a whole part of you. This could be because you have been together for a long time and used to do everything together, or because you’re used to speaking to them a lot. You need to remind yourself of how to live on your own and to recognize yourself as an individual. It could be a good idea to take a solo trip on your own, or just do things by yourself that you used to do together. You will soon realise you can copy just fine on your own although it might be sad at first.
Connect with your spirituality
When we are feeling pain it can be easy to withdraw from our spiritual side, feeling that it has let us down in the events that have recently occurred. Instead, you need to continue your daily practice and fill yourself with love. Connect with your spiritual presence and let it heal and guide you through the process. Whether you need silence, to weep silently or to meditate, connect and accept the feelings you experience as well as any guidance that you may feel come your way.
These are a few ways that you can help to deal with loss spiritually and should help you on your healing journey. What are some top tips that you find help you out when you are feeling down? Or have helped you to deal with a loss? Let me know in the comments below.