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A Journey Through Grief: Gentle, Specific Help to Get You by Alla Renee Bozarth Ph.D

By Alla Renee Bozarth Ph.D

For these people operating throughout the heartbreak of grief, writer Bozarth deals clever and comforting suggestion.

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Sometimes the winged one dreams itself a cocoon. Everlasting Change comes, all the same. Page 25 I've said that time is on your side, but time itself doesn't heal. It only gives us room to free and heal ourselves. Time offers us the eternal present of possibility. We determine that possibility through our decisions and actions. We decide to use the time well. If we waste the gift of time and fail to incorporate past and future into the present moment, which alone is ours, old wounds may not close.

Where can I go then from your spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I climb up to heaven, you are there. If I make the grave my bed, you are there also. If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand will lead me and your right hand hold me fast. If I say,'Surely the darkness will cover me and the light around me turn to night,' oh, darkness is not dark to you. The night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light to you are both alike.

We determine that possibility through our decisions and actions. We decide to use the time well. If we waste the gift of time and fail to incorporate past and future into the present moment, which alone is ours, old wounds may not close. A hurtful word may be as painfully present in memory as it was when originally inflicted perhaps ten or even forty years ago. Most of us are living through grief or grieving through life much of the time, for life is conditioned by small and significant daily losses.

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