Grief and Loss as a Rite of Passage
Grief and loss can serve as a rite of passage. It has been said that we can evolve out of the worst tragedy we have ever lived through. I can relate to that, as I did not know how I was going to continue living my life without my dad. We were like two peas in a pod. Inseparable, until death took him away. It was a devastating loss for me yet somehow, I came to know who I was outside of the pod. I came to know that I was capable of living a life without him in physical form and because of my tight spiritual connection with the “other side”, I was able to still communicate with my dad in other ways. At first this was quite frequent, then I learned to stand on my own.
Wondering how to go on when you know life will never be the same?
Ever feel like there is something more? More meaning, greater purpose?
Wish you had the freedom to pursue that?
You are not alone.
Grief, loss, and transition can take many forms. Here are just a few of them:
- Anticipated loss
- Missed opportunities
- End of relationship
- Death of a loved one
Journey Through Grief
There are stages we journey through as we process grief that take us through shock/denial where we navigate through disbelief, anger/depression where you question your beliefs, faith and may become resentful, as well as honouring and celebrating the life of the departed, emotional release, finding peace and acceptance, then returning and deepening love for those still living.
Everyone is different and has their own way to express their grief as well as their joy. It’s a good idea to get in touch with yourself to understand how you express what you are feeling, especially with the holidays fast approaching. This article shares great tips for coping during the holiday time.
What happens to us after we die?
What happens to those left behind?
Do we see our beloveds after they have transitioned?
Wonder if they see us? Can you feel them?
Have you had a near death experience?
“Death is the natural progression of life”, says Death Doula Ruth Boydell from Newcastle, Australia. She offers an After Life discussion group through Our Sacred Community which explores many of these questions.
I had the opportunity to interview Ruth a while ago on my YouTube show where she shared how to break through the illusion of separation. You can still view it here.
In that interview we talk about:
- Who we are at source
- Supporting and preparing for the end of life
- Being called to the “other side”
- Life on earth is just one part of our journey
- Embracing mortality
- Doula work and spiritual/pastoral care
- Deliberate end to life
- Is this all there is?
- Intuitive experiences signaling the presence of a departed loved one
- Sacred space, room to grieve and be witnessed
- Caring for triggers
- Role of a Deathwalker
- Power of ritual
- Continuation of life
- Adapting to change
Do you believe in life after death? Let us know your experience in the comments.
Known as, “The Soul Illuminator”, Jennifer Regular specializes in helping Thought Leaders, Creatives and Visionaries direct the life they live so they can create global impact, make the impossible possible, and fulfill their life mission. She is an International Speaker, Author of Embrace Your Power: A Healing Journal of Self-Discovery, and Podcast Host. https://linktr.ee/lighting.the.path