Grief Reiki® Card Reading

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Grief Reiki® Card Reading

The Grief Reiki® Card Reading was my way of trying to pull together comforting thoughts and words for a griever in a non-traditional format. The approach is to Pick-A-Card that jumps out at you. Whatever number comes into your head first. Or just go with your gut. Now read the message corresponding to the card you picked.

I have found we usually get the message we need to hear most.

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Today's Messages (1)

If you picked Card #1: Today’s message reminds you that it is okay to ask for help especially when you are grieving. When things are “normal” we run around like superman and superwoman. We multi-task all day and collapse exhausted in bed at night. But when we are grieving our whole world is turned upside down. We can’t think. We can’t react. We can’t speak. We can’t sleep. Grievers have a higher incident of illness and accidents due to these facts. Trying to do everything yourself is just asking for trouble. Reach out. Even if it is just asking someone to sit with you while you talk or cry. Maybe it’s having someone drop off dinner on their way home from work because you forgot to eat all day. Maybe it’s asking another parent to take the kids for a few hours so you can actually get some much needed sleep. Asking for help when you are grieving is far better, definitely safer and certainly healthier for you than trying to handle everything yourself!

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Today's Messages (2)

If you picked Card #2: Today’s message is a reminder that the bond of love is so strong which is why grieving is so hard. Usually the intensity of our grief usually correlates to the intensity of our love. If you accept this fact, you realize that feeling so terribly heartbroken when a loved one dies is completely normal. Love is one of our strongest emotions. Grief is our emotional reaction to loss. Grieving for someone you loved is like a double whammy. That’s why it is impossible to put into words how you are feeling. How do you begin to describe it? Empty? Broken into a million pieces? Heartsick? Don’t be hard on yourself during this time. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you  are “over-reacting” or “overly emotional” (especially if it is a pet). After all, the relationship between you and your deceased love one is yours and yours alone. It’s okay to be sad. It’s okay to cry. No one else can or should understand how you are feeling. Acknowledge the great love between you and your loved one and the beautiful gift it has been to your life.

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Today's Messages (3)

If you picked Card #3: Today’s message is a reminder to get outside to rejuvenate and refresh you. Grief is an energy-depleting emotion. We can’t do very well on a day-to-day basis without energy. If you are parent, you really can’t afford to have less energy than your children or they’ll be eating ding-dongs for dinner and you’ll never know it. When we are out in nature our energy is replenished. Even just a short walk around the block can do wonders for how you feel. I used my walks to grieve. Walking gave me the quiet time I needed to listen to music (maybe my loved one’s favorite song) and cry if I wanted to without fear of judgement or criticism. It was nice to be able to “get it all out.” I would walk back into the house feeling “lighter” than when I left. Getting outside also helps us to eat and sleep better. Sitting on the couch or laying in bed won’t contribute to either one. So do your best, as hard as it might be, to spend even a short amount of time outside. Your body, heart, mind and soul will appreciate it!

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Sending you love, comfort and peace!


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