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Grief Reiki® Card Reading

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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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Card Deck (Ask For Help)

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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Card Deck (Love)

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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Card Deck (Nature)-2

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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Grief Reiki® Card Reading

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The Grief Reiki® Card Deck 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)

Card Deck (Birthdays)

If you picked Card #1: Today’s message reminds you that is okay to still celebrate your loved one’s BIRTHDAY even after they are gone. Birthdays are meant to be celebrated. I am sure there are some people who think that is weird or morbid. Personally I think it is healthy and honest. Your loved one was with you for many years so remembering them  just seems like the right thing to do. Don’t dwell on the fact that they aren’t here anymore.  Don’t dwell on how and why they died. Just focus on all the great memories you had together. Get a Birthday cake. Open a bottle of champagne. Make a toast up to the heavens: “Happy Birthday. I haven’t forgotten you. I am celebrating you here on earth today and I know you are celebrating in Heaven!”

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Card Deck (Laughter)

If you picked Card #2: Today’s message is a reminder to LAUGH even when you are grieving. I know that sounds easier said than done but laughter really is the best medicine. Someone once wrote that “Laughter is a way of lifting that heavy burden of loss and all facets of grief if only for a few minutes. It is a wonderful respite.”  Telling stories about our loved one helps us to cope. Telling funny stories is even better. The time Mom put her glasses in the refrigerator and we all spent hours looking for them. The time Uncle Bob didn’t hear what we said and brought “Cheetos” home from the grocery store instead of “cheese for the tacos”. Those tacos sure looked funny with Cheetos on them. What a laugh we all had. It is completely okay to laugh. In no way is it disrespectful. It helps us to heal. Our loved ones would want us to laugh. Dig deep inside your memory bank and find a few of those stories that will make you laugh. If this is too hard to do watch something funny instead. My loved one laughed every time those AFLAC commercials came on. We never thought it was very funny but we laughed because he laughed like he had just seen them for the first time. Now that he is gone any time those AFLAC commercials come on, I can’t help but laugh and think of him. Find a way to laugh today.

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Card Deck (Signs)

If you picked Card #3: Today’s message is a reminder that SIGNS from our loved are all around us if we just ask for them. Our loved ones want to tell us they are okay. They don’t want us to be worried about them so they send us signs. Signs are everyone. It could be as simple as a butterfly or rainbow. It could be as complex as a realistic dream or a song that comes on the radio right at the exact moment you are thinking about them. It could be a birthdate that shows up repeatedly on the clock. These are not coincidences. My friend whose Father had passed away starting finding pennies everywhere she looked. Sometimes in the strangest of places. It made complete sense that her Father would send her pennies since he had been a CPA. What better sign for a CPA to give than leaving a penny! This card is asking you to look for those signs. When you receive them, always make sure to say “thank you”. Our loved ones want us to know they are around so there are always more where that came from!

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Sending you love, comfort and peace.

Grief Reiki® LLC


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Grief Reiki® Card Reading

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The Grief Reiki® Card Deck was my way of trying to pull together comforting thoughts and words for a griever in a non-traditional format. Here is the card reading for September. 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)

Card Deck (Sunset)

If you picked Card #1: Today’s message is reminding you to take some time to watch a sunset. Even though it’s been tough for you recently, a sunset is a beautiful sign that you made it through another day! There are so many ups and downs while we are grieving that it’s easy to lose sight of what it feels like to truly live. Just sitting quietly and watching a sunset or even a sunrise, helps to minimize the chaos that may be around you. It’s a good opportunity to take a deep breath and just be present in the moment. The craziness may not go away, but just taking a few minutes to appreciate you made it through the day will do you (and your heart) a world of good!

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Card Deck (Music)

If you picked Card #2: Today’s message is a reminder of how important music is to helping us get through our grief. You may want to consider listening to your loved ones’ favorite song or piece of music. This can provide solace, even if it is for a short moment. Sure the song may make you cry but that’s ok. If we don’t face our grief by holding it in, we eventually feel like we are going to explode. Perhaps include some “reminder” songs on your playlist and listen to them when you need it most. It can be when you are alone it the car or walking through the park. It is a wonderful way to bring back the memories you shared together. Listening may make you feel happy or sad but either way it is ok. Acknowledging and remembering is healthy for you right now. Don’t push it away. Let it come to the surface and honor it.

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Card Deck (Heartache)

If you picked Card #3: Today’s message is that the heartache associated with your grief is painful beyond anything you have experienced. A Pulitzer Prize winning poet probably couldn’t find the right words to describe it. If those around you don’t understand your pain, please let them know you just need them to be there for you. No questions. No analyzing. Just a hug and a “heart with ears” when you need it. These are your feelings. They belong to you. You don’t have to describe them, just feel them. They honor the unique relationship you had with your loved one. No one else could have the same experience.

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Sending you love, comfort and peace!

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