I’d Like To Acknowledge Your Loss

Dear One,

I’d like to acknowledge your Loss!

I am truly sorry! I am sorry that you have to go through such a dramatic event.

I have been there when my home, workshops space and office and all I owned burned in the Valley Fire in 2015.

Friends and people are often at a loss of words when something difficult happens. They want to be caring and you might hear them say: “At least you are still alive – or it’s only stuff, you can buy it again – or time will heal all wounds – or trees will grow again.”

I know they all mean well. On good days I could nod – on bad days I got angry because I knew they had no clue what they were talking about.

How can someone is slip into your experience? They simply can’t. Even when we have experienced a certain loss before, we might forget what it felt like.

Going through loss and transition is a huge lesson in compassion.

Please be very compassionate with yourself!

And acknowledge and affirm: I experienced a loss! It is difficult!

Don’t smart talk yourself out of it! Don’t spiritual by-pass it! Don’t deny! Laugh if you can and cry as much as you need to!

Sending tons of love and inspiration, Joya

©Text Joya P Gallasch/The Gifts of Change

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