English: Robert Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
When a loved-one dies it can leave us feeling very upset, confused, and angry. In fact it's natural to feel a whole range of different emotions all at the same time. Every one has their own way of dealing with grief and there is no one way that works best - it's a very personal time.
Some people deal with it by talking to friends and family, sharing good memories and taking support from others around them, or in some cases professionals if necessary. Others prefer to keep their thoughts private and shut off from family and friends for a while which can be worrying for the people that care about them. Its important to keep an eye on anyone dealing with grief in that way just in case it spirals into depression etc.
Quite often people pass without their loved ones getting the chance to say goodbye however it's never too late to say what you want to say. I believe our loved ones remain with us in spirit and we can speak with them whenever we feel we need to. Take a few minutes in a quiet spot and call their name - they will hear you.
People often report that after a loved one passes they can feel that person around them, or that they can smell a perfume/aftershave or another smell they associate with that person. Many people take comfort from knowing their loved one is with them.
Different countries have different customs regarding death, however regardless of where we are in the world it's important that people deal with grief in their own time and in their own way and also that the resources are available should we feel we need a little help to deal with our grief.
Death is the one thing in life that is certain and we all have to deal with the passing of a loved one at some point in our lives. Sometimes it is a blessing and we take comfort from knowing our loved-one is not suffering anymore and we remember the good times.
Nowadays we all have such busy lives between work, education, children and hobbies that we can forget to just pick up the phone, or make a visit to a loved-one to say, "I love you," or "are you ok," or "do you need Help in anyway?" If this blog reminds just one person to do just that, then my work is done.
Love Light and Peace x
Tracy is a Reader at www.whisperingspirits.co.uk Visit the site for info on all things psychic!