Often times I feel as though grievance has been an overlapping theme in my life the past few years. The eyes of my heart have come to see grief as a process not only experienced following the death of a loved one, but something that we go through for other reasons as well. Break ups, moving, or being diagnosed with an illness can all cause us to grieve.
Over time, I have realized people can go through a lot of hardship and still move forward in life. In fact, I have seen firsthand how people turn grief into a passion. I knew someone who lost her three best friends on the same day to a car accident. She went on to become a youth minister in a church and inspired so many young girls to never take life for granted and to always treasure the blessings of friendship. Miriam G. Zacharias, the author of The Peace Process, lost her entire immediate family in a matter of months. She used her experience to create a widely successful natural healing business and wrote multiple books on the topic. I highly recommend you read her book, The Peace Process ,if you are a natural health care provider or are planning to enter the field! Even if you aren’t, it is still an inspirational book.
The point is grief brings up emotions we rarely experience otherwise. We cry and scream, “WHY?” Our attention is turned towards the issue that caused us grief. Be it losing a loved one to an illness, ending a relationship because of maltreatment, moving far away from loved ones or being told we will never be able to walk again. Humans are wired to avoid pain, so we scheme ways to prevent us from returning to agony. If we are not careful, we will end up lonely and bitter to evade another loss. If we are wise we channel our energy into passion and create solutions to not only our problems, but others’ as well. This is when the wailing “WHY?” turns into an act of courage, the point in which we discover why. The labour pains end, then purpose and intention are born. We a driven to do all we can to fulfill our newfound calling.
Think about some of the technology, products or services you use everyday. Someone probably invented Skype and other forms of social media because they were grieving the distance between their friends and family, so they created a way to stay in touch. Physical therapists, chiropractors and mobility aides (wheelchairs, walkers etc.) all exist because someone didn’t like the idea of not being able to move independently or be out and about. There are countless stories out there about how people turn grief into passion. I am sure you have story (or will very soon!). Passion justifies why we had to grieve.
Living overseas enabled me to have multiple perspectives on the realm of natural health and wellness. I am mourning the life I had abroad, but I am using my grief to produce content for you on Wholesome Valour! If it had not been for my experiences in a foreign country, I would not have all this knowledge about or experienced the power of Eastern Medicine. I want to use that to help you understand that you have options when it comes to your health. If Western Medicine has failed you, I want you to know there are other options available, regardless of where you live. You just have to know where to look! And I am here to guide you in the direction of your all-natural, healing adventure.
I don’t know who or what you may be grieving. I can only imagine how difficult this all must be for you. I am sorry for your loss. Grief is one of the most difficult things we humans go through. It is not easy. It is painful. I know. What I really want you to take from this though is that there is hope, new beginnings will bring clarity and light. Take care of yourself first, then reach out to those behind you. You may find a new career, the “one” or the cure for an illness. How will you turn your grief into passion?