I recently lost my mother and even though we knew it was coming, it was still a very difficult loss to accept. This poem and affirmation prayer is for those who are grieving. I've had many suggestions, but one of the most helpful that I have received is to set aside time to grieve. Pick a time and review the experiences, videos, notes, and other communications from the past loved one. May you find healing in this process.
Sorrow sweeps through my soul like
The sword of yesteryear
Waves of sorrow smash upon my heart
Reminding me of you
Of your love
Of your kindness
I drown in the eventual stillness, gasping for air
Why was life so unfair to you?
But it's me who doesn't let go
It's me who feels guilty for not suffering your loss longer
If I hold on to that feeling, then the memory
Of you doesn't slip away
Miss the feeling of our etheric touch
I dreamt of seeing your soul last night but I had tied a rope to it You kept trying to fly away
But I kept pulling you back—You turned to me, broken
Today I cry and let you go—release you from the earth plane
The rope unties and I see your smiling soul fade away
Dear spirit, God energy, higher self, universal knowledge, thank you for hearing this prayer as I need strength during this challenging time. I turn to you for guidance and love.
May I be strong.
May I have the strength to accept my grief.
I understand I feel grief because I have loved.
I know who has passed, would not want me to live in sorrow.
May I cherish their memory and remember them with fondness.
May I find peace.
I understand my grief has pushed other emotions and responsibilities aside. Yet, I can accept it.
May I have the knowhow to work with grief.
May I cope with this endless sadness and constant heartache
May I accept my loved one is no longer suffering.
Help me see the good in my life.
Guide me through my loss.
May I feel loving kindness.
May I forgive myself for the things I've done or not done.
May I accept that there was nothing I could have done to change what happened.
May I heal from the silencing of their voice and touch
May I set time aside to remember their memory
Thank you for having this beautiful soul in my life. I will cherish them and let their soul be free.