The themes of grief, loss, and mourning have been coming up a lot lately for me personally and in my practice. I’m remembering something from Linda A. Curtis that I want to share with you about Honorable Closure. She has a four step process for saying goodbye and moving on that can be applied to many different areas of our lives.
The first step has to do with Gratitude (a favorite of mine!): Tell the Old Story in a New Way.
The second step is about Willingness: Resolve any Regrets
Forgiveness is the third step: Let go and Let it be
Reclaiming Joy (experiencing joy is sooo important!!!) is the fourth step: Invent the Next Story
Allow these concepts to percolate and see what comes up. Be patient with yourself and what you are feeling. It won’t last forever but it is here right now so pay attention to what needs to be done.