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Lynne Forrest

To My Son, Upon The Occasion Of Your Death …

To My Son, upon hearing the news of you lying in coma after a massive heart attack requiring reoccurring resuscitations, I fell to my mat in shock, and despair … and found there what I needed to move forward another day… My son, my son, I have to let you go! How else am I going to live through the eminence of your death? I

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Having Our Feelings …

I once believed that to be healthy I needed to feel my feelings which (for me) meant spiraling into grief, anger and fear for “appropriate” lengths of time in order to let go ofthese old emotions from childhood. However, once I recognized that it’s the stories I run that generate these unhappy feelings, it no longer made sense to me to indulge them. Here’s what

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Death Is No “Gift”…Or Is It?

I got some strong feedback disagreeing with some of what I said yesterday about death. Hearing the feedback brought me awareness of how my words could come across – It definitely could sound like I am discounting grief and that wasn’t my intention. I apologize if that’s how it sounds to you. One concern was about saying such things to someone who has just lost

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Death: The Awakener

I was asked if we “invite” the death of someone close to us. Indeed it is a commonly held belief that we are somehow responsible for someone else’s dying. I thought I’d share my thoughts on this perplexing question. Let me first say that the human body is a “form” and therefore, by definition, temporary. All forms eventually fade away, disappear, dissolve or die. That

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