Many of us our losing loved ones and friends and what seems to be an accelerated rate, or we know people who have. Losing someone is never easy, and it doesn’t get easier with time or quantity. It gets more painful each time.
For all of you who have lost someone recently, know that we all share in your loss. Even if we never met, your loss is my loss as well, your pain is our pain. Know that you are not alone, and that we all send you love and support through the Spirit. We will mourn together, and we will heal together.
Know also, that those that we loved, are not truly gone. Their memories remain, as a connection to them. They have only lost their physicality, not their essence. When we mourn their loss, it is not truly the loss of them, but rather the loss of the physical connection we had with them. We can remember through our pain, that we can still connect with them by remembering an event, their favorite color, scent, food, etc. When you speak to them now, do it as you normally would, and listen for their answer as a voice in your heart.
Over the last few months, I have lost a few personal friends. Each time, I held a conversation (or several) with the person who had crossed over. I still mourn each loss because I can’t hug them, see them, watch them, I still enjoy conversations and laughter. And while it doesn’t help the loss or the pain, with their help, and the Spirit, it gets a little easier to bear each day.