A tragic loss can be one of the most difficult

experiences one will encounter during the 

course of life. The feelings of grief is the

normal and natural reaction to loss or change 

of any kind.

The death of a close or loved one is sure to leave 

one shattered and having mixed feelings or 

emotions. When this tragic event happens to 

someone close, it is bound to be accompanied

 by a great deal of intensely agonizing sorrow

 and heartbreak.

For most people who have experienced a loss, the

 immediate and direct emotions they feel, when

 that person dies, are tremendous sadness and 

paralyzing pain.

Dealing with death is a life experience that no one 

wants to face. No one knows the deep ache and/or

 numbness one can experience when they lose a 

loved one. 

 “Grief only exists where

love lived first.” 

– Franchesca Cox

Nothing hurts more than the death of someone 

you care about. The pain inside can feel as if 

our soul will crumble under the weight of this

overwhelming, paralyzing grief.


The overwhelming feelings and emotions that 

surround the experience is bound to be 

accompanied by a great deal of mental suffering, 

intense sorrow, grief, regret, numbness, disbelief, 

and shock.

When we are navigating the deep waters of 

sorrow and loss, we may wonder how a loving 

God could allow such a painful thing to happen. 

We generally conceal our pain from the outside

 world, wrapping it in a secret mantle of silence. 

This causes sorrow to linger unexpressed in our

 bodies, weighing us down and dragging us into the

 realms of depression and/or destruction. Some 

people have come to fear grief and feel too alone 

to face the powerful energies of sorrow. Grief quite

 often bleeds into denial and/or anger.

Grief is when you have the desire to place a phone call, 

then realizing, that loved one is no longer there.

We all express grief in different ways.

The range of normal grief is vast and often

related to an individual’s circumstances.

Let us not allow the world to put some 

arbitrary time limit on our grief.

Allowance must be made so that our grief 

may be fully experienced and processed

 in its own time.

There are wounds in life that can be overcome...

transformed through hard self-work. 

Grief is NOT one of them.

Healing takes both time and focus. We can put

 off the pain, but we can't avoid it. We have to 

give ourselves permission to sit in the discomfort 

and pain. We must give ourselves permission to

 mourn, lament, sob, and weep as if it were our

 foremost concern. 

Our pain is typically relative to our love. So, we 

must allow ourselves to be sorrowful, our loved 

one has been separated from us. Let us take time

 to talk with God about it.

Grief is unpredictable, affecting each of us in slightly

 different ways. Let us give ourselves permission to

cry, weep, and feel sad!

Healing takes both time and focus. 

Grief, like love, is a powerful emotion that each

 of us feels differently. Grief does not require a 

solution any more than love does. Grief caused 

by the death of a loved one cannot be fixed 

because the cause of the grief cannot be fixed. 

Someone who was once present has left - 

that is an unchangeable fact.

Because grief is normal, 

it cannot be deactivated.

Grief, like love, is a strong emotion that each 

of us will experience differently. Grief does not

require a quick fix any more than love does.


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