03 Jan Letting Yourself Grieve
We all experience grief at some point in our lives, and we all deal with grief differently. Whether you’ve lost a loved one, ended a relationship, or unexpectedly lost your job, you’ll enter your own unique grieving process.
Because these experiences and situations can catch us off-guard, you may feel completely lost, alone, and confused by the feelings that come up. It can be hard to deal with grief in ways that are healthy, authentic, and that allow us the opportunity to move forward with our lives.
Grief is Completely Natural
It’s not something to feel guilty or ashamed about. It’s not something that makes you “too emotional.” Grief makes you human.
And while many people may feel like they’re in it alone, that’s rarely true. Even if others around you haven’t experienced the loss you have, they can empathize and provide some comfort. Connecting with those who have gone through similar experiences can allow you the chance to feel understood, even if their grieving process is completely different from your own. Sometimes getting a different perspective on the same situation can bring clarity and peace of mind.
Do allow yourself some time to be alone if you feel the need, but instead of letting your grief consume you to the point that it builds a wall between you and your family or friends, let it create some bridges so that you can all cope together.
Part of the Healing Process
Grief allows us to heal from many different situations (trauma, death, loss, illness, divorce, foreclosure) so we can step into a place of acceptance. When we don’t give ourselves the time and space to grieve — such as blocking off those thoughts/memories or over-scheduling to keep our minds busy with other matters — that healing process can’t occur.
Over months or years of avoiding our grief, we can unknowingly create energetic and emotional blocks within our bodies, filling up with unaddressed chaotic energy that may collect and manifest as physical pain, discomfort, or other symptoms.
Unresolved grief can even impact our mindset and life decisions, and not for the better. Fear of love, distrust of strangers, doubt in yourself, anger towards the universe… all of these and more are unhealthy mental patterns that develop and linger, affecting your relationships with others and with yourself. This in turn ultimately determines the course of your life. Each bad decision you make based on these negative emotions hinders your future growth, success, and happiness.
Healthy Ways of Coping with Grief
It’s important to remember that what may work for someone else may not work for you, and that your method of coping with grief may need to change over time. Here are some of the most positive and powerful ways to let yourself grieve:
- Journal about your thoughts and feelings (both emotional and physical) every day. Facing your feelings and acknowledging them is the key to healing.
- Open up with other people who are closest to you.
- Cry. While not everyone needs to cry in order to feel grief, crying is scientifically proven to be not only cathartic but healthy, since it lowers blood pressure and removes toxins from the body.
- Get creative: paint, sing, play instruments, build something.
- Give your body what it needs, whether that’s more sleep than usual, physical exercise, better nutrition, or stretching.
- Start a decadent self-care routine: book spa days, get a massage, and enlist the help of bodyworkers to help you unravel the grief and any chaotic energy from your body.
Talk with an Energy Healer Today
At LunaVox, we pay close attention to any areas in the body where your energy feels stagnant, stuck or blocked and better help our patients heal from pain and discomfort. And sometimes this means addressing grief, whether recent or from years ago long unresolved, in order to get back to feeling most like themselves.
If you want to learn more about our in-office chiropractic and reiki sessions or our distance healing package, reach out to us today to take the next step in your healing journey.