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The Acknowledgement of Grief…

With the changing season, it brings forth the need to acknowledge the change in circumstances. The start of fall signals as a reminder for Grief and Loss, for some; and others it’s a different season, month, date, or time.

Grief and Loss brings forward the process of remembering that person (position, role, or relationship), and how they (or it) impacted you. Remembering that loss but shifting our focus to the positive elements—What I have learned? How I have grown as a result? How it has shifted further relationships for those left?

We are all grieving—as Grief is not only reserved for death. It can be represented through the loss of anything, anyone, any role, or tie. Understanding and recognizing your grief is the first steps to transforming it. Transforming how we hold it and view our ‘new state.’ As grief is something we hold with us for an eternity. It is ever changing and transforming the impact on us, but it never ‘ends’. We are active agents within this and have the ability to assist with this transformation. That leaves the question—what impact do you want this Grief and Loss to have on you?

The pain was necessary to know the truth, but we don’t have to keep the pain alive to keep the truth alive. –Mark Nepo

Perhaps grief is not about empty, but full. The full breath of life that includes death. The completeness, the cycles, the depth, the richness, the process, the continuity and the treasure of the moment that is gone the second you are aware of it.– Alysia Reiner