This year has been a year of the highest highs (My youngest daughter got married and Christine’s entire family visited her for her husband’s 80th birthday). Such joyful moments which we will both savour.
This year has also been a year of sorrow, pain and grief…saying goodbye to loved ones who live far away and saying goodbye to friends who have passed from this world.
We know that both of these make up our life, and yet accepting the moments of sorrow is difficult. Experiencing the pain of loss is made even more difficult in our world that focuses on eternal youth and healthy bliss.
I personally believe that Mother Nature knows that pain is more difficult for us to cope with, and so we find a number of herbs that help to calm and soothe the spirit, giving us much needed time to catch our breath and heal our spirit.
Sleep is an important part of the healing process, and yet grief can keep us from being able to sleep well. 40 drops of this strong herb can give us much needed sleep. And… one does not become addicted to it.
Lavender Pure Essential Oil
Just one drop on your pillow at night can help calm a restless spirit. Or, 3 drops in a diffuser can bring a sense of peace to a living space. If you have a bath, add a drop or two of this essential oil to the warm water, lay back, close your eyes and rest for 10 minutes.
This herb is a nervine, calming the nervous system. It is a gentle and yet powerful herb which can give a sense of peace and well-being. This is so very helpful when those tears just won’t stop.
Friends and Family
I include our friends and family here, as the love and support given by those surrounding us is invaluable.
What have you used to help you through your moments of grief? We would love to hear from you.
Sue and Chris