Are You Grief Stricken?
Have you found yourself stuck in the downward spiral of grief? If so, his is a great read for you. In this I will talk about signs of grief, coping with grief, and healing aspects you can use. But before you read, please understand that I am Not a medical professional. If you need medical professional help, please speak with your doctor.
Grief. An emotional roller coaster that seems to never end. We have all been there at some point in our lives. Whether it be from loss of a loved one, a breakup, etc. First off, what is grief? Well the definition of grief is listed below.
GRIEF - n - Deep sorrow, especially that caused by someone's death. (Thanks google.)
Signs of grief include, but are not limited too: Supression, isolation, depression, emotional numbness, thoughts of suicide, anger, etc. Okay, so what if I am feeling any of these? What can I do to make it stop?
Time. Healing from grief takes time, so do not beat yourself up if you do not heal right away. Every person is different. Some of the best medicine for grief, in my own perspective, is going outside and being active. When you fall into the isolation, you make things worse. So get out and do your best. It will not be easy, but it can be done.
Nature is very therapeutic. So get out, get a fresh breath and enjoy the beauty of nature.
Don't be alone if you don't have too. As humans, physical connection to people is a MUST. So surround yourself with family and friends even when you don't feel like it. It will help, I promise. Vent your feelings out. It's okay to feel.
Smooth your soul. Don't turn away from God. I know that you may be angry, but I promise you that he has no intentions of hurting you. Remember, being in his presence is the best feeling ever. Your loved one(s) are in the absolute best place they can be, with God! Now its your turn to turn and be as close as PHYSICALLY possible to him, whether that's in church of your choice, temple, outside, or in your bedroom just talking to him. Remember that He IS with you and listening.
Eat healthy. This will give your body the strength to heal. Yes, it does help you heal. So make sure you are getting the good nutrition you need. You may have no appetite, but remember your body absolutely needs to eat. If your body is lacking nutrients, then you will not heal properly (both physically & mentally.) Give your body the fuel to continue.
Heal your Chakras. I recommend receiving Reiki. Reiki is a form of energy healing. Our body has seven points of energy (Crown Chakra, Third Eye Chakra, Throat Chakra, Heart Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra, Sacral Chakra, & your Root Chakra.) When we experience anything stressful, our energy can become "off." So I always recommend Reiki.
Reiki and Therapy go hand in hand. Just talking to someone about how you feel is always nice. I always recommend venting out your feelings. In fact, listed at the bottom is one of my favorite Reiki Masters & Therapist, Michelle. She is a good friend of mine, and I would recommend her to anyone.
When someone telse you something negative about you grieving. IGNORE THEM. They are NOT you and they have no idea what you are personally feeling. This is why I say that Reiki & Therapy go hand in hand. It is okay for you to feel, and talk about your feelings. It is actually healthy for you.
Crystal Therapy. Now I do not know a whole lot about crystals, but I will recommend a few crystals that I personally have around me or place in my bath when I am feeling down. First one is Rose Quarts, a very loving crystal energy. Second is Amethist, a beautiful emotional balancing crystal. Third is Selenite, its a protection crystal. Fourth is turquoise, another protection crystal. When your energy is low, it is always good to stay grounded and protect your energy from things like depression.
Lastly always KNOW that your loved ones are constantly with YOU. When clients come to a session, often times they mistake that their loved ones can only hear me or come with me. Wrong. They are always with you and in heaven. Time is not linear in Heaven, which is why they are always with us. Pay attention to the little signs they send you. Whether it's Penny's, Lady bugs, numbers, music, dreams, electronics, etc.
Your loved ones are always sending you signs. I PROMISE. Just because you may not notice them, doesn't mean they aren't there. It can be the most simple thing, like seeing a robin or dove outside. They're signs are always meant for YOU!
I truly hope this helps you. With much Light & Love,
Michelle W. Maddox, LPC, LADC
Therapist, Reiki Master, Intuitive