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Grief is something that will likely affect you at some point in your life. If you’re like me, you may already have had a lot of experience with it, and know that it’s toll is unpredictable, as each occurrence is rarely the same as any other that you may have experienced prior. Of course, grief isn’t just the side effect to be processed when a loved one has passed away, it can also be experienced during a change or end of anything that was an accustomed part of your life, such as when your job or relationship ends, you experience a decline in your or a loved one’s health, you move to a new location or home, you lose a family pet, or you become an ’empty nester’, just to share a few examples. Grief is a very personal and individual experience that has no timeline. There isn’t a right way or a wrong way, and the unexpected and challenging emotions can often leave you feeling like healing your grieving heart is next to impossible, as you do your best to cope, day to day.

Thankfully, we now live in a time and age in which we can learn how to tap into outside energy sources to help support us through the symptoms like that which we experience when we are dealing with grief.

Recognizing Your Grief Symptoms

Symptoms of grief can be both physical and emotional. You may notice some symptoms as quickly as you begin to grieve while others may be more subtle, slowly creeping into your life.

Those around you may recognize changes occurring within you long before you gain awareness, but being able to identify some of the most common symptoms may help you to recognize them more quickly. In order to accept something, you have to recognize it first, which is important when you’re in the process of healing your grieving heart.

Physical Symptoms of Grief

  • Fatigue / Exhaustion
  • Insomnia / Hyperactivity
  • Change in Appetite / Gain or Loss in Weight
  • Nausea
  • Breathlessness / Headaches / Chest Pain
  • Hypersensitivity to Sound or Light
  • Panic Attack
  • Weakened Immune System
  • Lack of Focus

Emotional Symptoms of Grief

  • Shock
  • Anxiety
  • Profound Sadness
  • Guilt
  • Depression
  • Isolation
  • Fear
  • Anger

Grief Has No Timeline

Your grief will last for as long as it takes you to begin to process your loss, find acceptance and begin to heal. It’s impossible to ever feel exactly as you did prior to your grief because grief changes you in a multitude of ways, and your healing process will most likely push you outside of your comfort zone before you find your way back. The amount of time can be weeks for some and years for others. The length of time is said to be determined by a variety of factors, including such things as your life experience, your personality type, the significance of the loss you experienced, your coping style, your support network, your faith, whether the loss was sudden or traumatic, and whether you had time to prepare for your loss as when a loved one has been diagnosed with a terminal illness.


Healing Your Grieving Heart

Today, there are many options for you to choose should you find yourself in a time of grief. The more traditional options appear to be mind over matter, focusing on the good and working on accepting the process that is ahead in order to heal, while keeping good company close by. Whereas, the non-traditional new age type options are more heart-centered, getting you out of your head and into your heart, connecting to various energy sources that can remove blocks and interference, and/or raise your vibration, and cause a shift in your energy around your grief.

Traditional Ways To Help You Cope with Your Grief

Traditionally, it is recommended that you get good rest, eat well, and exercise, doing all that you can to avoid the temptation of drugs or alcohol, overindulging in food or putting in extra work hours as a way to ignore your feelings and numb your pain. Ideally, you want to surround yourself with friends and family while grieving so that you don’t isolate, keeping yourself involved in the hobbies that you enjoy, and/or joining a support group, if you have one available. You must learn to accept your feelings, knowing that grief is a process that you don’t have a choice but to be in and/or seek the assistance of a mental health professional who can help you explore the emotions that are surfacing and who may prescribe an anti-anxiety or antidepressant to help you cope. Time is the unknown, so you must do the best that you can each and every day, be kind to yourself, and find small things that make you feel better, even when it may feel impossible.

Non-Traditional Ways To Help You Cope with Your Grief

A non-traditional approach to healing your grieving heart may often involve connecting to outside energy sources, and require the assistance of a certified practitioner or your enrolling into classes to learn to do it for yourself.

This is how I became aware of all that helped me while I was on a personal journey with grief years ago. I only knew that I was not attracted to various parts of the traditional recommendations, and as I began to seek alternative options, I found a few that drew me in. I began with Reconnective Healing® that helped to remove some blocks and interference in both my physical and my emotional symptoms of grief, immediately followed by The Personal Reconnection, that repaired DNA and assisted me in finding my life purpose path. About a year or so later, I found the 111® Activation with the Universal Sphere® speaking to me. The 111® Activation with the Universal Sphere®assisted me in the release of some old patterns and gave me ongoing support to continue to raise and expand my vibration. That same year, I learned about the Akashic Records, using the Pathway Prayer Process©, where I was able to clear some ancestral patterns, released a past life and found a great deal of healing through the readings of my personal records. I was intrigued by how much each of these modalities helped me in the healing of my grief in a very short time, and that I could learn how to do them for myself so that I could use them as often as I wanted and/or felt I needed, without draining my bank account.

Moving Forward With Ease and Grace

When healing your grieving heart becomes your top priority, it seems to make the most sense in utilizing both traditional and non-traditional recommendations, specifically the ones that speak directly to you. The majority of the traditional are ones of common sense in this three-dimensional world that we live in, and can benefit us in our daily lives, even when we are not succumbed to grief. The non-traditional options that I have shared help to dissolve the blocks that our overthinking minds create, and allow us to come from a heart centered space at a high vibration where all things are possible when we are in alignment, and continue to be beneficial to use in our daily lives moving forward.

May this help you in your journey of healing your grieving heart with more ease and grace than you previously thought possible. I welcome you to explore more about these non-traditional options that helped me, knowing that I am here to help you. If you have any questions, or would like to know more about a session or workshop, please reach out, and I’ll be there for you.

In gratitude,
Shellie

Learn more about Shellie and her journey with grief…

Shellie Powers is not a physician and make no claims, promises or guarantees. See our website Disclaimer for further details, at www.ThePowersOf.com

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Shellie Powers ()

In 2010, I embraced a new world of healing. It's what helped to bring me out of the darkness of deep grief years prior, and still benefits me today, both personally and as a tool, to help those on path to heal, to ascend or to uplevel elements of their lives. Founder, The Powers Of

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6 Replies to “Healing Your Grieving Heart with More Ease and Grace”

  1. As a person who has experienced grief, I am glad that you are finding your way through. I have to get quiet and pray, to stay centered. Sometimes, grief hits you in waves, and you need to be in a good place to deal with hits over and over.

    1. Thank you, Enid. I hope your healing path continues. Prayer is another way to raise our vibration to help to lift us from the depths of grief. Grief affects each of us differently, with every death, and definitely has its waves. A good support system goes a long way. In one way, it was unfortunate for me that I tried to hide all that was really happening in the beginning, but on the other side of the coin, I am grateful for my journey as this is how I now have a deeper understanding to the depth of darkness that can occur. We are all light, and that light never stops shining… It just gets a little blocked now and again. Shine on, Enid! 🙂

  2. Shellie this is such a good read. Grief has so many sources as you have mentioned and we are seldom raised knowing how to recognise it, cope with it and move through it.

    I feel a lot of people will be seeking some direction from you.

    The Pathway Prayer Process sounds interesting – I may keep an eye on your website for more about that topic thankyou.

    Chrissie

    1. Thank you, Chrissie. I used to feel like so much of my life during that period of time was wasted, but now recognize that it was both personal growth as well as a gift so that I can be there for others. I greatly appreciate your kind words. And, yes, I will soon have my Guidance section up, sharing a lot of good vibes around The Pathway Prayer Process© and the variety of ways that we can use it to help ourselves and others.

  3. Hi Shellie,

    Such an informative and DEEP post on grief. I went through some grief last December and felt the sadness and shock that you describe. Sometimes it is a stark realization that hits you that starts the process.

    I agree that exercise can be a powerful way to overcome grief. Sometimes you can almost replace the emotional pain with physical pain by going on an intense run and feeling really good about your effort afterwards. Beyond that, staying busy with things you love can help you “forget”. I like your wording on how to move forward – with grace. It can be easy to get caught up in the emotions of difficult events and become angry and hostile as a result.

    Thank you for helping others.
    Ben

    1. Thank you, Ben, I’m sorry for your loss and am glad that you are doing well in your healing process. An intense run helps me, as well. Getting ourselves up to go out and help ourselves is sometimes the struggle, once that realization hits. Each loss is different and it doesn’t seem that we can ever know in advance how we will be affected… we just have to keep doing the best we can and seeking answers until we begin to feel whole again.

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