Journaling, Healing the Loss of a Loved One


Life, all life, is about saying 'good-bye' as preparation for the final closure when consciousness evolves out of the box. But how do we let go of someone we loved, and heal the pain and suffering? For many people its about expressing their emotions in a book, journal, poem, or just daily writings to the one who has left their life.

Crossing Over, Healing After a Death, by Connie Johnston

Many are feeling the loss of a loved one and seeking some way to cope with the heartache this brings. There are friends and family, grief counselors, one's spiritual practices, books, busy work, etc.

The one thing that helped me most when I experienced the sudden loss of my husband was a simple, private one. It was to write him a letter at the end of every day. I would sit down at the end of the day and simply date the letter and start to write.

Sometimes it would be pouring out the sadness and loneliness I was feeling. Other days it would be anger, anger as to why he left, or "how could you do this to me?" Other days it was simply writing what had happened that day, or the weather, or how the children were doing, just everyday experiences.

Never go back and read the previous day's letter, it has passed and completed.

Then a strange thing happened. Six months of letter writing and I no longer felt the need to write. The heartache and anger had eased. Slowly, a healing had taken place, one that I had barely noticed until then.

Perhaps this practice will help someone else. I hope so. There is something cathartic when you acknowledge your thoughts and feelings and then release them.





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