Riding a Grief Wave Successfully

In my post on Monday (“Writing a Book Strengthens Many Virtues”), I mentioned that while writing my next book (Reaching for Orange: Practices, Visualizations, & Blessings to Help You Happy Up Your Life), more than once I have witnessed myself applying a concept from the book in my life.

So this post is a story of how I rode a grief wave successfully by using some of the very tools I had already written about in the new book!

One evening last month I was suddenly overcome by a huge grief wave over something that happened in my past… I have experienced a lot of grief in my life, but this particular wave was incredibly painful, so much so that I was beginning to feel overwhelmed by the intensity… While I was crying really hard, as if by some Grace from Beyond, I spontaneously began speaking out loud to myself in a very soothing voice… Here is what I said:

“Remember that emotions are just energies… these are big energies, but they are just passing through you… soften, and give them space… allow them to flow through… remember that emotions rise and fall like ocean waves… they won’t take you out… relax into the pain… just let it go through you… you are stronger than the energies that are passing through you… you don’t need to be afraid of these energies… these energies will not overwhelm you if you just soften and allow them to move through… they will shift…”

After coaching myself like that for a while, I stopped crying, and the energies did shift… and I was okay… No, I was more than okay… I was triumphant!

I successfully rode that painful grief wave because I practiced what I preach, so to speak.

Perhaps you might like to print out those words that I spoke to myself, so the next time you feel grief, you can read them aloud to yourself. If you do so, please let me know how it goes…

May All Beings Be Free of Suffering.
May All Beings Be Happy!

 

Photo by Mathias Reding on Unsplash.

 

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StarFire Teja’s StarFire Friday Prayer: Keep Feeling Fascination

 

May you feel in alignment with your Highest Self.

May your Deeper Mind guide you to positive thoughts.

May your weekend be blessed with Elevated moments of Pure Joy.

May you Keep Feeling Fascination!

 

Do you ever wake up feeling really good and completely rested and happy? Seriously, do you regularly wake up feeling refreshed and gleefully jump out of bed into your day? If you answered yes to those questions, you are very blessed and you may want to forward this blog article on to your many friends who do not wake up feeling so great.

Unfortunately in our busy frenetic modern world, many people are not getting high quality sleep on a regular basis. If you do not get restorative sleep, you’ve likely already read many articles with tips for getting better sleep, and if you are like me, those tips do work on occasion. For me, sleep is an ongoing issue and soon I will post some of my own sleep tips, but today I want to share a fascinating experience I had that might help you.

One recent morning I woke up feeling especially awful. It was one of those mornings when I just wanted to stay in bed all day, but I sat up, and, remembering some self-coaching I had done the night before, I said this prayer out loud, “Dear God, Please keep me in alignment with my Highest Self this whole day, and please keep me elevated to the Highest Love Vibrations this whole day, no matter how bad the body feels. Please keep my mind in a positive elevated state.”

What do you think happened that day? Well, to my delight IT WORKED, proving to me once again the great power of prayer and intention, and also the profound potency of the spoken word. I am incredibly fascinated by the power of our minds. Try this yourself, the next morning that you feel like you just want to stay in bed all day. Sit up on the edge of the bed and speak out loud your intention to have a fabulously elevated day regardless of how your body feels, and then see what happens. Please share your experiences here in the comments below, as they might be helpful to someone.

Here’s a fun upbeat blast-from-the-past song by The Human League to elevate and energize your weekend:
“(Keep Feeling) Fascination” (Lyrics)

I love the high vibe lyrics in that tune: “Keep feeling fascination… Passion burning, Love so strong…”

May All Beings Be Elevated to the Highest Love Vibrations!
(When you feel like you love Everyone & Everything, that’s when you are in the Highest Love Vibrations.)

May All Beings Be Happy!

 

image Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech