Loss . . . . . . .
Why do people say “I lost my husband?” He’s not lost. I know right where he is. Well, at least I know where his physical body is. Not too sure about his spirit. There is great debate on whether or not death is the end of everything. I choose to believe that it isn’t the case. I believe there is a place from where we came and will ultimately return.
We are all on this earth for a purpose but not all of us choose to complete out task. Why is that? My answer would be that we allow our humanity to get in the way. We forget that there is also a spiritual side. Do we choose humanity because we think it’s easy? Do we ignore spirituality because we think it’s hard? Or is it that our spiritual side doesn’t get the same attention?
A year ago this month I walked in the doors of Intuitive Development. As the saying goes ‘what a difference a year makes.’ OK, I know it’s actually supposed to be a day but I like mine better. I was a mess to put it bluntly. My husband had passed a little over four months prior . . . . . . passed not lost. I was struggling just to get out of bed. I thought I had no reason left to exist. There were times when I wished I could die. ID through their loving support taught me to live again. Taught me to focus on spirit, mind, and body.
Spirit is what was missing. Somewhere along the line I had forgotten how important my connection to spirit was. Through ID’s support and their nonjudgmental acceptance, I started to see what I was missing and started once again to become a whole person. It hasn’t been an easy process. At times it seemed downright impossible but fortunately for me they didn’t give up on me.
I miss my husband every day but I don’t get stuck in the sadness. I’ve found a new way to share my love and compassion by volunteering for Hospice of the Valley. I give respite time to the caregivers. I was asked why I did this for no pay. Quite honestly I derive great comfort in knowing that at least, in some small way, I have made a difference in their life. By helping others I am helped.
There is no magic wand, only the desire to live a more conscious life.