Living With Loss
A go-to guide of compassionate selections on Loss from my book Merging Worlds.
My story of loss and grieving isn’t different from anybody else’s. Not more important, worthy, colorful — nor is it any less. But, I believe sharing our stories with each other, is an offering of healing.
In 2011 my Mother died. One year later, my job was eliminated and a month after that I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. In 2013, I gave up unhealthy habits like alcohol, processed food, negative thoughts and negative people. After my own cancer treatment, and watching possibly every show airing on OWN TV, I emerged.
Then, between January and April of 2014, four very important and kind people left my life. These four deaths, my lifelines, in four months time crystallized a message — surpassing my life challenges, I must live the message. The message is, that love matters.
I suggest that we never give up. That in our seemingly insurmountable circumstances — the loss of jobs and homes, and friends and loved ones, changes in our health and abilities, we bring our wisdom and greater love and appreciation for life, to ourselves and to each other.
What I know for sure? We are loved, we are safe, we are enough — and we matter!
When everything in life changes, and it does, I found there remains only one logical question. Who Am I?
The book is 16 pages, set up with an introduction leading into 93 affirmations and positive meditations – things to ponder.
Here is a sample of the inspiring messages you will receive.
“The message is that love matters. All love, self love, your love, my love. And even though we must stand alone at times, we are never alone.”
“I am realizing now that all I need to do is show up – offering the words and messages that this energy flowing through me has to give. My ego’s perceptions or judgments don’t matter here; it’s not their place to interrupt —this message from love…”
“We are enough because you and I exist. Period! We exist in the same way the ocean and the trees exist. We don’t say to the tree “you are not enough,” we see it as complete.”