A few thoughts about journalling: Write down your thoughts – all at once they are real. Once they are written, they do not have the same hold of you.
“Grief waits to be explored, examined and opened. Sometimes I feel that I am encased within grief’s grip, trying to breathe deeply, yet nothing moves expands or moves.”
“Sometimes I want to stretch and groan, and then I want to hide, be silent and close my eyes.”
“Grief paralyzes, immobilizes, scrutinizes and . . . ”
“When the lights are bright around me, I want to turn my back.”
“At times, I wonder if everyone knows how I feel, how much I hurt or if I want to be heard.”
“Echoes of laughter, whispers and yawns vibrate in my thoughts.”
“And then I am free. That which gripped, no longer has a hold. It is in the past.”
This is an example of importance of journalling, or in this case, scribbling. When healing and recovery has taken place, it’s difficult to remember these dark days. I am thankful for grief recovery. It’s such hard work, but so important to do.
“There is no greater gift than to be lifted from grief’s hold and set free.” 1970’s/Dec 2000
It is a process for the butterfly. It’s natural, necessary and normal. So it is with grief. Jot down a few thoughts about your process toward grief recovery.