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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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If you picked Card #1: Today’s message reminds you not to go through grief alone but to draw strength from your friends. Society has conditioned us to “Grieve Alone” when in reality this is the worst thing we could do. We have also been taught not to ask for help or family and friends will think we are weak. Again, this is furthest from the truth. Family and friends want to help us but we have to reach out and ask for that help. They cannot read our minds so if we wait for them to offer it may never happen. Ask for what you need.  Don’t try and go through it alone.

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If you picked Card #2: Today’s message is a reminder to REST when you are grieving. I know that sounds easier said than done. If you are like me when I was grieving, you can’t even sleep or think about sleeping right now. But resting doesn’t mean you have to sleep for long periods of time. Sometimes just taking a 5-10 minute cat nap can leave you refreshed. It is so important that you try to do this since it is common to be more prone to accidents and injuries when we are grieving. This is because our minds, bodies and spirits are on an emotional roller coaster. Make the time to rest when you can. It’s especially important right now.

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If you picked Card #3: Today’s message is a reminder that it is perfectly normal to feel extreme sadness when you are grieving. Since Society seems to have put a time-constraint on how “long” we should grieve, we often feel pressure to not be sad. We force that sadness down until we feel like exploding. Most places of employment don’t help either by only giving us 3-5 days bereavement time. How could anyone “feel better” after such a short period of time? Expressing your sadness is normal part of being human. Don’t plaster that fake smile on your face or say you are “doing fine” when you aren’t. This card reminds you to share your sadness. It will help you move through your grief. It will also help those around know that expressing sadness is a normal and natural reaction to loss.

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Sending you love, comfort and peace!


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Grief Reiki® Card Reading

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Here is the Grief Reiki® Card Reading for December. 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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If you picked Card #1:  This card is a reminder that grieving depletes your energy. Your body needs energy to be healthy. The energy in your body corresponds to your various emotional, physical and spiritual functions.  If you aren’t replacing and/or balancing its energy you feel awful in one or all of these areas.  Do those things that can renew and replenish your energy. Take a walk. Spend time in nature. Schedule a Yoga, Tai Chi or Reiki session. Getting an energetic “fill up” is so important when you are grieving!

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If you picked Card #2:  This card is a reminder getting “lost” in a great movie can be the best medicine for your grief. It can give you an “excuse” to cry everything out or give you a “break” from grieving by offering up a good laugh. You can also watch your loved one’s favorite movie as a way of remembering them. Whatever type of movie you chose, watching a movie can be very healing. So find a comfy chair, break out the popcorn and grab the tissues!

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If you picked Card #3: This card is a reminder that it is perfectly normal to feel extreme sadness when you are grieving. Since society seems to have put a time-constraint on how “long” grief should last, you may feel pressure to not be sad. Consequently, you force your sadness down until you feel like exploding. Most places of employment don’t help either by only giving you 3 to 5 days of bereavement time. How could you even “feel better” after such a short period of time? Expressing your sadness is normal part of being human. Don’t plaster that fake smile on your face or say you are “doing fine” when you aren’t. This card reminds you to share your sadness. It will help you move through your grief. It will also help those around know that expressing sadness is really a normal, natural and healthy reaction to loss!

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Sending you love, comfort and peace!

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