National weather reports torrential rains in many parts of the country. We’ve seen the devastation of tornadoes in the south. Severe weather events bring loss. As we know, Grief IS a natural consequence of loss.
How are you in this moment with these traumatic words and images?
What has happened to your breath?
Did it tighten?
Now turn your attention to the familiar phrase:
April showers bring May flowers.
It first originated in a poem written by Thomas Tusser called A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry, in 1557. That version looks like this: “Sweet April showers Do spring May flowers.”
Think about the gentleness of showers.
Usually constantly falling rain can be a soothing sound when embraced. Once the drizzle begins, we allow it to pass through and dampen everything in its path…
Much like the body handling grief.
Although grief can hit you like a lightning strike in a thunderstorm, it becomes a constant. When you allow yourself to embrace that grief, it can start its journey of passing through.
After the showers slowly stop, the sunbeams begin to break through the raindrops, and then the flowers can start opening to receive that warmth. Similarly, your body will start to open up to the warmth of the world and find joy beyond the grief again so you can move forward and fully in life once more.
We are all drowning in global grief – even therapists!
As an extension to ease the pain of grief and to support them, I am hosting a meeting on zoom this Wednesday, April 27th at 5 pm PT.
They may register here: https://integratedwellbeinginstitute.com/awakening-awareness/
Please forward and share this invitation to your own therapist, a friend or family member who provides private therapy, or even someone you stopped seeing as a therapist.
Love all around, above, below, to the left and to the right, before you and behind you,
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