Grief is supposedly a natural response to a loss or any major changes in our lives. The Law of Attraction as I understand it does not make any considerations for this. I am beginning to wonder if feelings of grief are necessary or were we made to believe that it is?
I don't think it is a conditioned response to feel loss and grief, although it "can" be, especially for children, who are just picking up on the actions and emotions of adults around them. It's natural and normal to feel the loss of someone or something when it is now missing in your life. I do think the LOA can help us get over that pretty quickly though and keep it in perspective. We can then replace the thoughts of grief with thoughts of hope, and also we can keep happy memories in mind rather than feelings of loss that bring our vibrations down. I guess I am saying it's normal to feel for awhile, but we don't have to let it go on for very long. Feeling better is always better for us and it's so great to be in control of that!
answered 17 May '10, 18:15
I agree with LeeAnn, one of my close friends passed away yesterday after a six year battle with cancer. I paid him a visit on Saturday and could see that he was not himself. After the news yesterday, I could not help feeling the negative energy of the whole situation, but after giving it some thought, I realized that I would rather remember him the way he was and the good times we shared. It's not always easy to lose someone but we have to get over it and start feeling positive again as the opposite will achieve nothing beneficial for us. We must carry on and attract the good in life which will help us achieve our purpose while we still have the opportunity.
answered 17 May '10, 19:13
Grief is a natural part of the healing process, but it can go on too long if it is considered socially unacceptable to do otherwise.
How long is an acceptable grieving time? If a widower began dating the next day after her husband's death, would you think less of her? How about a week?
In some places they play happy music or throw a party for the person who has passed on, in celebration of the fact that they have moved on to a happier place.
answered 17 May '10, 19:47
I've lost my dad last Christmas Eve, from senile dementia. I am in treatmet for serious depression and post traumatic stress. I am feeling better only since I read The Secret and I found The Master Key System and doing the meditations. Even my Dr. said she found me way better. I can only try and feel "good", but I cannot stop grieving about my dad and I know my mum can't also... I know in some countries people celebrate instead, but that's not our culture, unfortunately. Going on with our lives and not getting into a serious depressive state is the best we can do in our culture, I think.
I have read somewhere that grieving too much is not really about our beloved one but about ourselves. We want to dwell into self-pity. All I can say is my doctor considers serious grieving and depression for more than 6 month to be pathological. I think an year is ok instead...
I have also noticed that neither book makes any considerations for grief and loss. They should have had a chapter on that I reckon...
answered 17 May '10, 20:07
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