You are doing an amazing job, Megan - thanks for being there.
She is a voice in the dark; a sound to walk towards. No promises on how or where, or when, you will come out of this crushing grief journey, but in listening to Megan, you don't feel alone. I think I might actually sleep a little tonight. All I need to do is figure out how to loop this so that it plays on and on ~ so that when the nightmares come, and believe me, they will come, Megan will still be there talking to me about something no one wants to talk about.
Megan Devine has created the right place for people afraid that they’ll never feel right again. Her blog, her online writing groups, and her very presence through “Refuge in Grief” help create a safe and strong community for the grieving. She's an indispensable advocate.
I found myself crying because of the acknowledgment of what a heavy weight this grief is to bear. Maybe more just crying from relief at that acknowledgment. So lovely to hear someone who is actually IN it, instead of some exalted figure trying to help from above all this messy horrible grief. Those people make it seem too easy, and this is not easy.
What a huge gift this is! Hearing the words "showing kindness to yourself" made me sob like a baby. And immediately write all in caps I WISH I HAD HAD THIS EARLY ON! What an image. Makes such sense. I think those words, that image, might have helped me sustain myself or at least not do more damage.
I think what you're doing with Refuge In Grief and the WYG course is a beautiful thing. You're meeting a need that clearly exists!
sarah w 3
What you're building here? A tribe of truly amazing people. I was honoured to be in their company.
tim lawrence part 1
"I've devoured endless grief resources in my research and personal trials, most of which aren't very good. Megan's audio book, The Grief Experiment, is a rare exception; it's profoundly moving, a haven of tenderness, and a shelter of grace for those who are suffering."