Many of us are all too familiar with the feelings associated with grief of loss. When we experience the loss of a loved one we experience a state of being that dramatically shifts us into a new level of existence. This change can be sudden, and it affects our lives forever. It is a stress of sorts because we experience emotions we often do not feel equipped to deal with. We may find that those close to us want to help make it better and offer possible solutions.
It is important for each of us to understand our needs, and realize that our loved one(s) are still very near in spirit and in our hearts. In my experience, when connecting with my beloved horse, Sweet Dreams, I have found it very uplifting to know that he is still as present in my life as he was before he left his body. The focus of my journey has changed but the support from our relationship has shifted. I became aware of the reasons and timing for his departure and see that it was all in perfect and divine order.