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Opening to receive comfort by sharing our grief

When we experience something that causes us to feel shock
and sadness, we may feel the urge to withdraw from life. It may seem like
remaining withdrawn will keep us protected from the world, but during these
times it is important to reach out to those trusted and precious people who
care about us the most. Even with our best information and reasoning, we never
know when someone else’s experience or perspective can give us additional
information that we need. The universe speaks to us through many channels, and
when we open ourselves up to receive its messages, we also receive nurturing
care from a loving partner in life’s journey.

Grief is part of the human experience, and sharing our
vulnerability is what creates truly close bonds in our relationships. Opening
ourselves up in this way gets to the core of our being, past all of our
defenses and prejudices. When life seems to crack the outer shell of our world,
we are both raw and fresh at the same time. It is then that we discover who is
truly willing to walk with us through life. We also see that some of those sent
to us may not be the ones we expected to see. Regardless, we learn to trust in
the universe, in others, in our own strength and resilience, and in the wisdom
of life itself.

Sharing grief allows us to ease our burden by letting
someone else help carry it. This helps us process our own inner thoughts and
feelings through the filter of a trusted and beloved someone. We may feel
guilty or selfish, as if we are unloading on someone who has their own challenges.
Although, if we think about it, we know we would do the same for them, and
their protests would seem pointless. Remember that not sharing feelings with
others denies them the opportunity to feel. We may be the messenger sent by the
universe for their benefit, and it is on this mission that we have been sent.
By sharing our hopes and fears, joys and pains with another person, we accept
the universe’s gifts of wisdom and loving care.

So, folks…. share, share, share

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