I had a birthday party of sorts for this cutie patootie, and it was called Honora.
It was sponsored by the Greater Good because I’ve made it a public gathering where we can all gather and honor both the loved ones who we’ve lost as well as the lessons we’ve found within as a result.
And because there’s so much life still in death, beyond the honoring and ritual we’ll engage in tonight, we’ll also make room for all the still – dazzling plans, purpose and dreams that are very much still a part of who we are.
As I shared last week on my personal and business Facebook pages, “in our modern lives, we rarely join in community like this beyond maybe the one-on-one dates with friends during the first week or weeks of a loss (death to divorce as just two examples) to engage in a more deliberate way around the experience of loss and grief and, in addition to that, around who we are now, who we want to become or are [inching or speeding] towards becoming, as a result.
One thing I’m fascinated by is that inside this experience of loss, we rarely discuss the still-dazzling plans and dreams we never lost to continue fully living.
Society may believe that if we’ve set out on a grief journey, that it’s all we feel — grief, but the truth is, oof, there’s much more — a deeper clarity on our purpose, deeper friendships, more intimacy and sensuality, daring, drive, creativity, will, wisdom and a reconnection to our innate and creative wildness!”
To the truth in all of this and to the full and beautiful life she lived, happy birthday to my young mama!!!!
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