It’s possible I am pushing through solid rock in flint like layers, as the ore lies, alone; I am such a long way in I see no way through, and no space: everything is close to my face, and everything close to my face is stone.
I don’t have much knowledge yet in grief so this massive darkness makes me small […]
Rainer Maria Rilke
Grief resilience is learning to breathe deeply again while we carry our grief. It’s seeing ourselves as broken yet whole at the same time. It’s recognizing that grief is a part of life because the hard truth is we cannot love without risking loss.
Grief resilience allows our sorrow, fear and despair ever so slowly turn into seeing ourselves truly for who we are, despite being surrounded by darkness. And in this recognition of who we are, we discover our gifts. We learn ways to share our gifts with others who need them.
Gradually over time we grow and transform into a type of beauty that’s filled with wisdom and compassion, that can only come from a long life fully lived with love and sorrow.
Love does not exist without grief. Each is a shadow of the other and both lead us to greater expressions of beauty.
In all of our Grief workshops, participants will learn:
Frances Weller’s 5 Gates of Grief
Discover methods to build resiliency while experiencing sorrow
Explore ways to move grief and encourage it’s transformation