Dr Alan Wolfelt, a renowned grief expert, talks about grief as a wilderness of the soul.
I couldn’t agree more.
Grief is something that happens to us; it’s not within our control. Grief happens when it happens and those waves of grief might come at the wrong times: when you’re in the middle of an important business meeting or when you’re out with friends.
Grief can also often take us to primitive, primal spaces within our hearts and souls. It takes us to the very depths and core of ourselves.
So, I invite you to think about what it means for you to walk into the wilderness of your soul. What would be like to unleash yourself into that space, into that raw vulnerable space where you don’t know what’s going to happen and you don’t know what’s going to come up, but to allow yourself to be there anyway.
I had a few moments like this when I was grieving my sister. I still vividly remember those moments, like gut punches, where I’d fall to my knees and break down. The depths of my sadness would overtake me and I’d forget to breathe, forget how to stand, unable to do anything other than cry.
There was such an intense, soul-level missing of my sister, longing to talk to her again and tell her how much I loved her.
As difficult as those moments were, I realized they were also some of the most healing.
In those moments, I learned how to expand my ability to be with my grief. To be with the depth of my love and the sadness of losing my sister. I learned how to walk with that depth of love and sadness, with my grief, a little bit more every time I went into the wilderness.
I truly believe that there’s a healing power in that wilderness.
It will be different for every single person, of course. And, I don’t know what it means for you to walk into your wilderness but especially if you’ve been avoiding your grief or trying to compartmentalize it, if you’ve been trying to control and manage grief: I invite you to consider walking intentionally into your wilderness.
It requires courage, self-trust that you will survive, and possibly some guidance. But I believe in you and your strength. And, I’m here to help you walk into your wilderness, and find healing there. Schedule your Discovery call today, and find out what awaits you.