We don't talk much about grief.
I learned that grief only happens when someone physical dies. As a teen, I thought because not many people in my life had ever died, that I just simply didn't experience grief and always wondered what it felt like.
But I, like all us, had a well of grief waiting for me to notice, and embrace it.
I opened the door to grief as a sacred visitor and found it to be one of my greatest allies. The vulnerable, slow tender qualities of grief soothed me and recalibrated my nervous system.
I feel incredibly refreshed when I allow grief to move through me when it is present. I had to learn how to embrace it, I had to learn to let go, to trust the wave, to ride it and lose myself in the momentum.
Grief comes in many ways, and is present in GROWTH.
The stories, fantasies, strategies, and ideals of an old paradigm die when we awaken to more of our wholeness. It doesn't matter how deep, transformational or useful new insight is, it causes a small death.
So let's celebrate our wins with all our hearts while holding our arms wide open to the grief.
Let's hold it all.