Every Wednesday

Every other Wednesday, I will post a reflection on the entire landscape of grief. This blog isn't just for widowers. It's for everyone who grieves. I want to encourage people to share their stories and compassion with each other, build up a community of support, and help those who have never grieved understand the trauma that death brings.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Grief as Spiritual Initiation

The Sacred Space of Grief

Grief initiates us into sacred space. Elaine Mansfield started me thinking about this, and Christina Rasmussen, in one of her posts last month, wrote that “grief is God” and described how this was so. The following are my thoughts so far. I’d love to hear your insights.
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  1. I love this. It is so true. Life will never again be the same. Our world is sharper, clearer, now. We are sensitised to the beauty and the pain of living. We turn toward kindness. We know that is what matters. I am going to share this. Hope you don't mind. xx

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    1. We turn toward kindness. I like that. And I don't mind you sharing this at all, Tricia. In fact, it rather delights me.

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  2. Thank you for this beautiful post. I have been thinking along these lines during my mourner's path, realizing it is initiation. My heart is so open to ghe love, the beauty in this world, the compassion, and the suffering. And all this is God. Thank you

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    1. Grief does open our hearts up, if we let it guide us to look and see how our lives are interconnected with the suffering, compassion, and beauty of others. You are right, Karen. It is becoming aware of the holiness around us.

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