Mental Health Mantra 38/365
Crying is OK.
This kept coming up for me this week, there have been lots of tears and letting go.
My Dad has been tested positive for Covid and is now on his 6th day of isolation in his room - extremely hard for an elderly person who has vascular dementia and doesn't quite understand why they can't sit with their friends. Today he's very sleepy and lethargic. I hope his immune system is forming a response - he is a tough cookie.
Crying is OK.
It's okay to cry and sob for people who have passed.
The wave hits, it's okay to let the sob move through you.
I sat and watched a memorial service last night of a wonderful woman in our community who suddenly and devastatingly passed away aged 63 a week ago, leaving her husband, 7 children and 17 grandchildren. She was a humorous and kind hearted soul, her community meant the world to her, as did all her family. I knew her via one of my oldest school friends and the family connection. The service was incredibly moving, with speeches given by her children and brothers. I sobbed my way through it.
Feeling the feelings of loss and letting it move through me.
Loss and what that means to me, with losing my Mum and all that's happening in the country and the world.
Crying is Ok.
Crying is energy in motion - why it's called e-motion.
Today's Mental Health Mantra is a reminder that it's ok to cry.
What I know as a holistic counsellor and spiritual life coach, if it feels more support is needed, reaching out and seeking help is a strength, releasing and talking about what's behind the tears is crucial so that these tears and sadness don't remain in the body where it generates stagnated energy and can cause dis-ease and inflammation.
We can cry and be strong all at the same time.
'Art with Heart - Calm your Mind, Soothe your Soul.'