September 1st, 2010 by Allison DailyTags: grief support
, loss and grief support
Posted in Blog
Listening With Your Heart
I think an essential part of the grieving process is what I've heard called "liminal space," or a time between things. If you've had significant loss in your life, you know that there is a time period when you are beyond the intense period of crying but you still feel the pit in your stomach, and the missing still aches inside you. It's as if your head says to your body, "Okay, this person is gone. He/she is not coming back. You have honored them, grieved for them, allowed them the freedom to 'go,'...now it's time for you to move on." So, your head and logic know that it is time to figure out what is next and how to take that next step and yet part of you doesn't want to. You are in a state of liminal space. I can tell you right now, I think it is an absolutely okay thing to be in that place. It's a time that can lead to hope.