Luminescence means “Moving Towards the Light”

We experience grief when we experience loss.

Healing in our grief does not begin when we stop feeling sorrow and pain.  It begins at the very moment that we encounter loss.

Grieving is not an illness.  It is a way for our bodies to process loss.  It is part of the human experience.  When we love deeply, we will grieve deeply for the love that is no longer present.  Grieving is not a passive experience.  It requires us to feel emotions at a very deep level.  In our grief, we enter into a journey of discovery, of “becoming” what we have never been before as our sense of self shifts and evolves.  We enter into a “meaning making” place, searching to define our place in the world.  We can acknowledge that our stories do not end with loss.  They are carried into new experiences and understandings of ourselves and others.

It takes a lot of energy to grieve.  When we take the necessary steps to confront our emotions attached to loss and feel them completely, space is created for the healing light to shine within.

“It is impossible for you to go on as you were before,

so you must go on as you never have.”  C. Strayed