Treatment for Grief
by Marilyn O’Leary, RScP
Divine Love, divine life, divine comfort, divine guidance, divine goodness is all around. It fills this universe. It is its Source.
I am one with Divine Source, Divine Life, Divine Comfort.
I approach the Divine with a heart full of grief, a presence filled with loss. I am the parent who has lost a child. I am a wife who has lost a husband. I am a child who has lost a parent. I am a refugee who has lost a home. My grief feels overwhelming, leaving me bereft, confused, lost. Yet somehow, through this, with the help of grace, I have a sense that I am not alone.
I affirm that in any experience of loss, I am present and so is the Divine I Am. Even though I have times of feeling alone, abandoned, I am brought by grace to remember that Spirit is with me. I find comfort when no words can comfort me. I find Love when I am alone. I remember that I am not alone. I surrender to Spirit, knowing that someday I will find comfort and understanding. I am present in my loss, I do not deny it, and yet a part of me knows that I am surrounded by love that reaches out to me when I am ready to receive it. On this difficult journey of grief and acceptance, I am with Spirit. I am comforted. I am at peace.
I give thanks for the forces in the universe that surround and comfort me. They come to me through friends, thoughts, letters, emails, phone calls. They come to me when I am quiet and go within. I am grateful for those who reach out to me with Love. I know that I, and all who grieve are comforted.
I release this prayer to the universal source, to Love, knowing that it comes back fulfilled. And so it is. Amen