CLASS: 25 - "SWEET SORROW" . . . Blossoming Through Grief
The broken, shattered heart.
What is it about GRIEF . . .
That so completely undoes us.?
It takes our lives, our emotional centers, and our minds -
And it thrashes them against the rocky shores of a place we dare not go.
A place we don't want to be, and yearn for all our worth to turn away from,
And to find our way out from.
Yet . . .
There is a sweetness to grief.
I know. I've felt it often. It has somehow been . . .
An unwanted bouquet in my life, finding me and even perhaps accompanying me in the most surprising of ways.
That sweetness comes not from how raw grief makes our hearts. And it comes not from the flood of emotions that engulf us - often without warning, months and years after an event, as if even time itself was frozen and stood still, bearing witness to our pain. Our Sorrow. Our Undying Grief.
And - it is that, isn't it? UN*DYING. Or so it seems. OR so I thought.
But you see, something has changed in me now. All that grief - all that sadness - all that sorrow?
It gave birth inside me to . . . something new. Something ever surprising. Something, dare I say it - even . . . Miraculous?
Come. this may be my story.
But I am betting it will become yours too.
IF YOU LET IT.
IF YOU ALLOW ITS MUSIC
TO PLAY THROUGH YOUR HEART.
IF YOU SURRENDER AND LET IT TRANSFORM YOU.
As I have done.
Yes, Death is abloom. Grief, its ever-attendant watchman. Yet, unseen and unbenknownst to us in the depths of our sorrow . . .It Comes Bearing A Gift. An Important One.
A GIFT OF LOVE. Soulfully given to us . . . by those we grieve.
Are we ready? Can you find the courage to discover the meaning and presence which the gift holds out to you from the very first tear? I know you can. How do I know ? ? ? BECAUSE I DID MYSELF. And it has made all the difference.
So, you see, like everything else in our lives . . .
GRIEF IS A CHOICE.
And it holds a beautiful,
When you are ready.
THE GIFT AWAITS.