Tips to help one cope with grief spiritually

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Tips to help one cope with grief spiritually

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Spirit needs tending when we grieve, perhaps one of these Tips will make a little difference. That is the intention.

The Serenity Prayer
 

God grant me the serenity

to accept the things I cannot change; 

courage to change the things I can;

and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time; 

Enjoying one moment at a time; 

Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; 

Taking, as He did, this world

as it is, not as I would have it;

Trusting that He will make all things right

if I surrender to His Will;

That I may be reasonably happy in this life

and supremely happy with Him

Forever in the next.

Amen.

--Reinhold Niebuhr

In loving memory of

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Comment by Martha on November 27, 2013 at 7:18pm

Please feel free to post Tips that  help the persons here deal with grief spiritually.

Comment by Martha on November 26, 2013 at 6:20pm

THANKSGIVING 

DAY

It is not easy facing the holidays without those we love most.

Let's recount the blessings we do have, and the fortune of the time shared with those wonderful souls we were blessed to have in our life.

Comment by Brenda Ann on November 26, 2013 at 3:35pm
Be mindful of talking out your feelings talk about it but not in a hostile way. Proverbs 18:21, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue; Those who love to use it will eat its fruitage."
Comment by Martha on November 23, 2013 at 7:09pm

THANKSGIVING

Here in the USA we have Thanksgiving Day which is next Thursday. For those of us that have lost someone so very important in our lives, it will not be easy to put it mildly. I will try on that very wonderful day to do what it was intended for, to give Thanks to God for the gift of my loved one, and all the time we had together, with the complete assurance that we will be together again in Heaven someday.

Comment by Martha on November 23, 2013 at 6:59pm

Like a Hot Potato

If you find yourself having a very painfully thought over and over. That does not serve you well. There is a choice you can make, drop it like a hot potato, use the visual, if it helps.

Comment by Martha on November 23, 2013 at 6:55pm

Snowflakes

If you hear that someone who lost a loved one is doing better, try not to wonder why you are not doing better by now. There are people that bounced back sooner, the rest of us later. We are all unique in our set of circumstances. Just concern yourself with your own recovery. We are all different just like snowflakes:

Comment by Brenda Ann on November 20, 2013 at 5:20am
How Can I Live With My Grief?

“I FELT a lot of pressure on me to hold in my feelings,” explains Mike in recalling his father’s death. To Mike, suppressing his grief was the manly thing to do. Yet he later realized that he was wrong. So when Mike’s friend lost his grandfather, Mike knew what to do. He says: “A couple of years ago, I would have patted him on the shoulder and said, ‘Be a man.’ Now I touched his arm and said, ‘Feel however you have to feel. It will help you to deal with it. If you want me to go, I’ll go. If you want me to stay, I’ll stay. But don’t be afraid to feel.’”

MaryAnne also felt pressure to hold in her feelings when her husband died. “I was so worried about being a good example to others,” she recalls, “that I did not permit myself the normal feelings. But I eventually learned that trying to be a pillar of strength for others wasn’t helping me. I began analyzing my situation and saying, ‘Cry if you have to cry. Don’t try to be too strong. Get it out of your system.’”

So both Mike and MaryAnne recommend: Let yourself grieve! Why? Because grieving is a necessary emotional release. Releasing your feelings can relieve the pressure you are under. The natural expression of emotions, if coupled with understanding and accurate information, lets you put your feelings in proper perspective.

Of course, not everyone expresses grief in the same way. And such factors as whether the loved one died suddenly or death came after a long illness might have a bearing on the emotional reaction of the survivors. But one thing appears certain: Repressing your feelings can be harmful both physically and emotionally. It is far healthier to release your grief.
Comment by Brenda Ann on November 13, 2013 at 9:11pm
To help you cope:
▪ Keep a list of comforting Bible passages, and refer to them at least once each day.—Psalm 94:19.
▪ Reach out to a compassionate confidant. Talking things out may well lighten your load.—Proverbs 17:17.
▪ Meditate on the Bible’s promise of a resurrection.—John 5:28, 29.
Comment by Martha on November 13, 2013 at 8:50pm

'Humans of New York': The woman who reduced photographer to tears

"I'll tell you what my husband told me when he was dying. I said, 'Mo, how am I going to live without you?'  And he said, take the love that you have for me and spread it around.'"... 

The 29-year-old self-taught photographer is behind the hugely popular "Humans of New York" blog and now book.

Comment by Martha on November 4, 2013 at 5:50pm

ECLIPSE

When we lose a family member that we love so much it feels as if all that love gets hidden by our grief, but know that all that LOVE is there like the sun behind the moon. And, when we do not resist the pain the light comes back when we allow ourselves to heal spiritually which is LOVE, ETERNALLY a bond unbroken with our loved one.

 

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