Coping with grief: The importance of self-care

Coping with grief: The importance of self-care

Grief is emotional torture.  The thoughts that go through your head are nothing short of your own personal horror film.  The anguish, soul destroying guilt, regrets and all of the other feelings on the spectrum, are just so painful it is a wonder that we are able to function..I am making a promise to my son that I will, from now on, look after myself and do little things each day to make myself feel good…

Crystal and grief work: Sugilite

Crystal and grief work: Sugilite

Sugilite is a violet ray crystal with a beautiful violet colouring..It will bring you to a place of calmness and serenity so that you may heal from the loss of your loved one.   You may also connect through meditation to the spirit of your loved one with this stone of love and forgiveness…Psychic abilities are magnified with sugilite…

Azurite

Azurite

Azurite was sacred to the ancient Egyptians and is named after the Persian word ‘lazhward’ for its brilliant blue colouring..It serves to balance when one is having difficulty in conveying one’s message to others.  Communication is crucial amongst those who are suffering the loss of a loved one and this can be aided if meditated upon with a piece of azurite placed over the throat area whilst lying down…

Amethyst

Amethyst

Amethyst has been held in high esteem throughout history both for its glorious beauty as well as its powers to alleviate the mind and spirit of ills..Particularly helpful in grief work is the ‘rutilated’ amethyst where the intent to heal the intensity of the grief is meditated upon and thoughts of your loved one are meditated upon whilst holding this rutilated amethyst crystal.  The brownish segments of the stone are known as Goethite and this is said to find the link between the deeper psyche and Mother Earth…

Crystal work: Stilbite and apophyllite

Crystal work: Stilbite and apophyllite

Stilbite can help you to connect with memories of past lives and will remove obstacles preventing happiness and satisfaction, removing also, self-destructive tendencies. It enhances intuitive states and aids in the understanding of the guidance received from spirit guides and guardian angels…

Soulful moments with you, my son

Soulful moments with you, my son

Know that I love you Adam, that my love for you has always been pure…Soul power is so strong when it is felt, perhaps this is why I can write this post tonight and not cry, because you are giving me strength to hold myself together…A mother who has lost a child would understand why I talk this way, think this way…

10 month anniversary writing to my son

10 month anniversary writing to my son

It is passing, as I write, the 10 month anniversary of you leaving this world as we know it.  It does not seem possible.  Time is a strange phenomenon, it feels as though it’s flying and at the same time, it feels like it’s standing still.  It just doesn’t seem possible that so much time has passed, yet, missing you seems to have gone on forever.

Managing your grief

Managing your grief

Consistency, I think, is an important word to add to our daily vocabulary. In all our undertakings we must be consistent. Our hard work is what people come to expect of us and patience is a quality naturally found in those for whom hard work is the norm…