When I acknowledge I need support, I learn to walk again – Karen Lang
In a few months I will begin teaching a monthly Workshop for grieving parents. It takes courage to step out and seek support, and I remember early in my grief how vulnerable and exposed I felt, not knowing how to deal with my emotions.
Often it feels easier to ignore our feelings and tell people, “I’m good” or “I am coping” or “I am working on it.” These attitudes keep our energy blocked and we can miss receiving the gift of guidance and nurturing.
Letting go and admitting I needed help after our son died, I found a beautiful mentor who guided me through the terrain of grief and taught me how to heal within.
We may not find the right teacher or mentor the first time, but I really believe when we are open to learn, these teachers and mentors will be there, to guide us, help us heal and see a deeper understanding and perspective in life.