Grief, a powerful force that can consume even the most resilient of souls, has a way of reshaping our lives in the most unexpected ways. I know this all too well, as I found myself plummeting into the depths of despair when I lost three people close to me in a short period of time. The pain was raw and unrelenting, threatening to engulf me entirely. But amidst the darkness, I discovered a flicker of hope, a path towards healing.
Healing from grief is not a linear process; it’s a turbulent journey filled with peaks and valleys. For me, it began with acknowledging my pain, allowing myself to grieve and mourn without judgment. I learned to embrace the flood of emotions. Frankly, it was rough.
Seeking professional help from a therapist and an energy practitioner helped. I have also heard of yoga for grief. I attended a grief support group although it didn’t help me much. The people I loved passed in unexpected ways and the group participants lost their loved ones in less traumatizing ways. I do think it’s a different type of grief when mixed with trauma. Still, it is worth checking out grief support groups.
Over time, the grief became much less intense. As the days turned into weeks and then months, the intensity of my grief gradually lessened, making way for acceptance and a newfound sense of resilience.
Though grief may never fully disappear, it can transform. With time, support, and self-care I have become much less attached to the pain of grief. It wasn’t easy, and there were moments when I felt utterly defeated. I still have my moments, but they are few and far between. Through it all, I learned that healing is possible, and a new chapter can be written.