My counselor told me this - that grief exists in layers, and with time and healing, each layer eventually lifts.
This feels true for me. When I compare how "heavy" I felt when my Mom first journeyed home to the Spirit world at the end of August to how heavy I feel now, I do notice that the "load" feels lighter upon me today.
Another layer has lifted recently.
Has anyone else noticed this - layers of grief being lifted?
That has been the case for me, and I wanted to share it in case it helps give those of you reading this some hope that your grief too will lift away, one layer at a time, as you work at your process of healing. For those of you heavy with grief right now, you have my utmost compassion and caring thoughts. You are not alone although it may feel like it at times. You will not hurt as much in time. Maybe counseling might help you, or spending time with your memories and feelings with a trusted friend, or even alone. But you will be okay. Rest when you need to, but always come back to the heart-healing work of grief.
That's what I've learned so far.