Honor Your Pet Loss
Did you know when you honor your pet loss grief experience it can be an invaluable and profound way to communicate with life—one of your most profound teachers?
Important to Honor Your Pet Loss Grief
When the raw pain of loss comes your way, please take the time to honor your pet loss grief. As humans, our natural tendency is to push the pain away and move past the feelings as quickly as possible.
Yet, if you chose to not bury your feelings, your journey of loss and grief can reveal itself as a brilliant teacher and/or even a friend.
I know this may sound weird or even counterintuitive. How could the loss of your companion and the grief that is attaching itself to your heart be a teacher or even a friend?
When you honor your pain and give your grief, the space it needs, your experience can open your world to new insights and healing. Doing so gives your heart and soul the respect it needs. Respect is part of the pet loss journey and giving it respect shows we have a relationship with the process.
Honor Your Pet Loss Grief
As you probably already know, when you resist a feeling, it often becomes stronger and more heightened. Grief is persistent. But if you are ready to honor your feelings, the opposite can occur.
If you are ready to stop resisting your pain, you can create a new world for yourself. A place where you can own the fullness and the gifts your companion gave to you.
Insight to Honor Your Pet Loss
Honor your pet loss grief. It is important when pain comes your way to honor your journey—grief is a profound teacher. When you acknowledge what’s happening to you, you can truly benefit from teachings of the cycle of life.
~ Wendy Van de Poll, MS, CEOL
Bring Your Emotions Home
When you can honor a painful loss by acknowledging it, honoring it, and marking it in some way it can give you a more conscious relationship with the events.
As you know pet loss grief is a unique journey. Special to you and your beloved companion. You may not be completely ready to do this. But please keep this suggestion somewhere close so when you are ready you can quickly access.
- Create a work of art, performing a ritual, or undertaking some other significant memory.
- Light a candle in honor of YOU and for everything you are experiencing.
- Creature a gesture to mark how your pain has transformed and helps you recognize the value and profound nature of the complete life cycle.