Pondering the Divine purpose of grief,
another poem comes to mind:
“Row, row, row your boat
gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
life is but a dream.”
This life is but a dream,
and eventually we all wake up
and return to an expansive space
where our spirits are not cramped
within the confines of tight skin,
where our perceptions are not limited to
stimuli that travels through physical orifices
to activate our senses and nervous systems.
Grief can connect us to the spirit realms
like no other feeling can.
The intense pain of separation and loss
for that which can never be returned to us
can bring us face to face with
impermanence of our bodies and this material reality.
It can leave us with no place to turn
except toward the One Who calls us all home.
Grief can burst us wide open
and bring us to our knees in surrender,
where we can be taken up into the arms
of the Beloved,
to awaken from the dream while still in physical form,
to return to the Heart of hearts,
to find rest within
the Essence of the One.
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