It is possible to live a meaningful, purposeful and joyful life after you have experienced loss.
There are many kinds of loss:
Loss of a job.
The loss of a loved one, whether expected or unexpected.
Wherever you are on your life’s journey you will likely find familiar patterns that weave their way through your story. One of those patterns will most likely be grief or loss. We do not often recognize grief or loss as an underlying cause of our despair or feelings of powerlessness. When you are ready to expand and grow into the fullest expression of yourself, you will likely come face-to-face with your grief or loss over your relationships, your pets, your career, your identity, or your family. Some grief can be ambiguous and we are not even aware of it or how it affects our lives.
Here are some signs that you are ready for change.
- You know that you are tired of the way things are and the way they have been for too long.
- You are unclear about how to change or even where to start, and most of the time you think you want to curl up and stay right where you are, to hold your pain close for protection. And yet that little voice continues to whisper: “You are ready.”
- You are willing, or willing to be willing, to step into the unknown. You have the courage to step out of your comfort zone.
When you find yourself at this crossroad, you have no idea what going through to the other side of your despair will look like. You may not be sure you can do it or even that you want to get out of your comfortable numbness.
All you need is to be fed up with your life continuing as it is; to be unwilling to live an unfulfilled life any longer. You need to be open to the idea of finding a better life, without the sadness, the anger, or the frustration.
When you find yourself standing on that threshold, I can help you walk through that door and discover all the possibilities available to you through my proven eight step process in dealing with grief.
There is hope and there is help. There is a different way than what you are doing right now.
I know how you feel; I have been there. In November of 2000 I lost my 17 year-old daughter, Leah, in a car accident. That single event changed the course of my life. It sent me on a journey into the depths of darkness. Along the way, I learned a powerful practice that was my constant companion on my path. That companion, an ancient yogic tradition called Samyama, helped me to navigate the initiation of my daughter’s death. This transformational practice guided me not only with my grief, but also with all the feelings that arose in my daily life. My daughter’s death provided the doorway to my transformation and to a higher vision for myself. It showed me a way to break free from limiting beliefs about what was possible in my life.
I want to help you step through this doorway so you can realize your own transformation and live the life of your dreams starting right where you are today. Even if you have tried everything, you owe it to yourself to take a stand right now so you can reveal the you that you know is longing to break free. You deserve to live a life that is in alignment with your soul’s purpose. It is time for your authentic voice to be heard.
In Service to Love,
I was asked the other day if I get tired of talking about grief. If I’d rather put down my grief and go do something fun. These are really good questions. There was a time that I wanted all of my feelings of grief to go away. I didn’t want to remember that my daughter...Continue Reading >
Last week at the Raleigh Death Café a participant’s question about what constitutes a good death prompted much discussion. As I listened to the interesting conversation I flashed back almost 17 years to Leah’s hospital room. I remembered holding on to every thread of hope as we conferred with her doctors. I remembered Dan helping...Continue Reading >