The Greatest Gift

jack, max & damir at joe - Laura Schair
photo by Laura Schair

The Greatest gift you can give to someone who is grieving is to let them talk about their departed loved on.  It is something I know from my own experience, but it was a great comfort to hear Sue Frederick, an experienced grief coach, repeat it in her Grief Coaching workshop today

For me it feels very sacred to talk to someone about their departed loved one; to hear the story of their connection, their time together on earth and the journey they went on by losing their dearest.  There is such great love in remembrance, even if sometimes the stories are also filled with tears and pain. Today, during the course, I felt I was witnessing the divine (a higher-self shimmering through?) when I was listening to someone talk with great fondness about a deceased relative. By bringing the departed into our conversation, I wonder do we conjure their beautiful energy into the room?  It certainly felt that way.

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4 thoughts on “The Greatest Gift

  1. What a lovely description of the importance of talking about our loved ones. I am glad I stumbled on your blog. I was writing about grief/loss recently and I am glad to see others have as well. Thanks for writing.

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