I spoke with a client who recently lost a parent. It is such a difficult time for the family, hard to watch your loved one in pain, feeling helpless and ill-equipped.
Often times family issues are brought to the fore in our memories, and we may have to face relatives with whom we have past issues. If the issues are with the loved one passing, it can be very difficult to say the things we need to say.
The most important part of the grieving process is love and forgiveness. It can be difficult to let go of your loved one if you feel there is unfinished business. It is very important that you work through this grief, don’t let it be “stuffed down” and ignored. Time doesn’t heal all wounds, not if we choose to hang on to our issues with a loved one.
Take the time you need, then begin the healing process. Writing down your thoughts and feelings is useful to begin the process, but just the beginning. When you feel like crying, let the tears come, it is very cathartic. Breathe through your tears, it will help to process the emotions. Yell, holler, punch a pillow if you need to. Get those emotions out of the body, and you are on your way on the journey to healing.
Energetic work at this time is very useful. We can help you to process those emotions more quickly, helping you release the blocked energy in the body.