“Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.” ―Leo Tolstoy
*Many of you know that I am a cat lover. I’ve had cats my entire life.
Losing animals we are bonded with is, oftentimes, more difficult than losing a person. There are no mixed emotions with animals, there’s just love and companionship. They have an incredible way of healing and mending us, of reminding us to slow down, and of showing us unmatched affection.
Every pet owner is different, but I think we can all agree that we’d do anything within our power to care for them and provide them with the absolute best life possible. Thankfully, there are so many new healing methods and things we can do to prolong their lives.
This article is a perfect example of the lengths we go to and how we attempt to heal after losing a beloved animal.*
“Public truth telling is a form of recovery, especially when combined with social action. Sharing traumatic experiences with others enables victims to reconstruct repressed memory, mourn loss, and master helplessness, which is trauma’s essential insult. And, by facilitating reconnection to ordinary life, the public testimony helps survivors restore basic trust in a just world and overcome feelings of isolation. But the talking cure is predicated on the existence of a community willing to bear witness. ‘Recovery can take place only within the context of relationships,’ write Judith Herman. ‘It cannot occur in isolation.” ―Lawrence N. Powell, Troubled Memory: Anne Levy, the Holocaust, and David Duke’s Louisiana
“Light is creation. Darkness is the space necessary to create.” -Erica Jasmin Cartaya
You Are Important To Life…
You are important to life. Take time to shut out the world and take care of you. Initiate a process to become grounded. Create a ritual where you go within yourself to create a space of joy, peace. and healing as a process of centering yourself. Leave behind the worry, anxiety, and stresses of life, if only for a minute, around finances, work, family, health, and relationships.
Focus on things that build a stronger and more courageous you and that help you to get a good night’s sleep. These may include mindfulness, chanting, meditation, deep breathing, laughter, prayer, enjoying silence, and stillness. Read something inspiring, stretch and exercise your body and mind, and practice gratitude. Your life matters. You have something special. You have GREATNESS within you!
7 Rules Of Forgiveness
Some Old Wounds…
“Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.” ―George R.R. Martin