Higher Realms of Awareness

Is it possible to transcend grief?

All of your stressful emotions exist at the lower-self level of limited awareness: shame, despair, anger, hate, jealousy, guilt, anxiety, and fear. At the higher realms of self, we experience the deep and enduring emotional states of compassion, love, joy, forgiveness, gratitude, and peace.

At a higher realm of awareness, you can still dearly love some who has died because true love endures.

Transcend Grief

True love transcends the physical. It transcends the ego. It transcends grief.

True love even transcends time and space. Intellectually, you understand that the concept “eternal” means “to go on forever.” The concept that our universe extends out in all directions—forever!—can be mind-boggling.

And yet, when you think of someone you love with all your heart, loving them forever is not mind-boggling at all.

No ‘Solution’ Possible

The problems of grief, fear, failure, or unmet desire cannot be permanently resolved at the lower realms of self. But neither do the higher realms of self “solve” grief, fear, or desire. The higher realms help you to transcend grief and fear. Then you can integrate them into your being.

Excerpted from Finding Peace When Your Heart Is In Pieces: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Other Side of Grief, Loss, and Pain: Coleman, Paul: 0045079573383: Amazon.com: Books

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Paul Coleman

Dr. Paul Coleman is a psychologist in private practice for over thirty years and the author of a dozen books including his most recent “Finding Peace When Your Heart Is in Pieces” (ADAMS MEDIA, 2014). He has appeared on national television shows such as “OPRAH” and “TODAY” and has appeared on dozens of national radio shows including NPR and WABC. Dr. Coleman specializes in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as well helping people through grief and other life transitions. For fun, Paul enjoys acting and has appeared in over forty community theater stage productions. He recently appeared as a grief counselor in the HBO series “I Know This Much Is True” starring Mark Ruffalo. He has written several stage plays—as yet unpublished—but has had readings of his plays performed in New York City and Austin, Texas. Paul and his wife have three children and four grandchildren.

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