The Spiritual Path to Healing:
Mourning Ideas, Part 4

by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.

CREATE.

CARPE DIEM
Make something today.

PRAY WITH PRAYER BEADS.

CARPE DIEM
If you don't already have prayer beads, stop by a bead shop today and learn about buying or making a prayer strand.

FORGIVE.

CARPE DIEM
Today, call or stop by to visit someone you've been holding a grudge against. Tell this person you've missed her company and would like to catch up.

USE A SINGING BOWL.

CARPE DIEM
Place a photo of a person you mourn in the singing bowl. As the bowl sings, imagine that the sound is carrying your loving thoughts to the person who died. See if you can hear back what the person might say to you.

Allow Yourself to Receive

CARPE DIEM:
Carry out the same process outlined above for your friend. Then repeat the process, going to a deeper level of truth. Observe how your connection and bond with your friend increases. As you learn to receive and give, the separation between giver and receiver disappears.