One of the things that makes it so difficult to adjust after losing a loved one is the absence of their physical presence, and while there is no denying that we cannot see them anymore, the love is still there, and that love is a link that cannot be broken. One could even say it is our eternal connection to each other. That love is what joins us in spirit, whether we are in the body or not.
Some of my children live 1500 miles from here, and yet we are very close. Our love for each other connects us every day and makes their presence seem very real.
It is no different for those who are no longer with us physically. Once their physical presence is gone, we become even more aware of the love we shared and how it is still very much a part of us. It is as though our love has expanded and taken on a deeper dimension, and indeed it has, for that love is the very essence of our being. It is who and what we all are. As our awareness of that infinite, ultimate presence increases, we begin to realize that we can never be separated, for we are all expressions of that one infinite, loving spirit.
When we begin to truly “get” that, we find great comfort in the knowledge that the love we shared lives on, and it is there to support us and sustain us in ways we may not have imagined before.
The death of a loved one brings many lessons, but it also carries with it great gifts. The realization of our unending love is one of those gifts.
Sending you love,
I lost my mother 1 year ago. Sometimes I wonder if we make up all this stuff just to be able to deal with the pain.
I am so very sorry about your loss, Toni. Losing a Mother is unlike anything else. Please be very patient with yourself. It does get easier, but it takes time. My heart goes out to you. Please feel free to email me if I can be of any help. Blessings always…