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February 01 2013

Spiritual Solutions - Dealing With Loss

Category:  Spiritual Solutions

Find more answers in Deepak's book Spiritual Solutions!

Pam is dealing the with untimely passing of her son. She asks "how do I deal with the loss of my child?" What is the process for getting in touch with your grief, anger, and other emotions?

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  • I agree with pathros56, as a grieving mother myself I can tell that she is in shock and denial. It`s the brain`s way of coping through the intense grief and pain. Unless you`ve experienced the loss of a child especially being a mom, it may be hard for you to understand Wolf37152. There is no greater pain than that of a mother losing her child...

    hbrr82
    // 2012-07-25 20:01:38 // //
  • Life sends a numbness to those most affected to get us through those early days. Denial is often the first stage of grief. I have lost a child and work with an organisation called Compassionate Friends for people who have lost a child. I have learned never to judge the way a person grieves . It took me five months to have a really good cry. Not my choice. Just how it was. Ithink till then I was running away from grief, caring for my remaining adult children and doing lots of volunteer work.

    Pigletfox // 2012-07-25 20:50:06 // //

 

 

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  • I have lost both my older sons in the past 15 months. My 19 year old on 24 September 2011 and my 22nd year old on 22 December 2012. Both died from unnatural causes. It`s hard to look a those death certificates and know they both left this earth at the hands of another or through the actions of another. It`s devastating and numbing and of course right now I cannot make any sense of why I should have lost two sons within a year, however, I keep moving and yes, I`m also still in a sort of state of denial about my eldest. They were my world and now I have to find some way to start a new chapter in my life. It tears a mother apart.

    angel-faerie // 2013-02-08 04:45:49 // //
  • I have one son and I`ve have had the mental state if something ever happened to him...that it was his time. My son is a gift from God and there are memories that I cherish...but I know he`s a gift that God can call on any day. I would rather for him to be in God`s grace than on/in this wicked world....

    Onestepatatime // 2013-02-07 01:38:48 // //
  • I would discuss with my wife if we need replacement.

    Jamaluddin Shamsuddin // 2013-02-04 23:47:41 // //
  • It doesn't matter if they are 5 or 35 either!

    Paula Bourque // 2013-02-01 18:48:10 // //
  • Losing a child is my worst fear in life.

    Lovee Johnson-Lundy // 2013-02-01 18:27:25 // //
  • Stay in Gods word as much as possible...

    Robbie Shoemake // 2013-02-01 18:11:58 // //
  • This is not the first time video links don't work. Deepak needs to work on his website.

    Jimmy Wilson // 2013-02-01 17:04:48 // //
  • yes, very interested in seeing this, yet when I tried the link, it did not take me to it. Thanks!

    Dan Curtiss // 2013-02-01 16:53:02 // //
  • I'm looking also:(

    Dana Romes-Schmidt // 2013-02-01 16:52:07 // //
  • I found the same, Linda & Suha. Not there yet.

    Darlene Barriere // 2013-02-01 16:43:32 // //
  • not there

    Karen Marie // 2013-02-01 16:36:05 // //
  • I can't find it either...I looked in the section 'Spiritual Solutions' and did a search...still can't find it. Could someone please help me out...as my daughter lost her 2 yr old son and we're all in much pain. Anything would be helpful. Thank you and God Bless !!

    Deb D'Entremont // 2013-02-01 16:34:13 // //
  • still not there :(

    Suha Kaidbey // 2013-02-01 16:21:56 // //
  • thank you

    Mariann Boda Toth // 2013-02-01 16:18:48 // //
  • The episode is not there :/

    Linda Klukosky // 2013-02-01 16:14:03 // //
  • When my mother died I couldnt get in touch with my pain... I couldnt cry at her funeral, and it was quite frustrating, really... Loosing a son is probably completely different (probably worse!), but this womans behavior, reminded me of myself...

    sag2007ama
    // 2012-09-19 11:14:21 // //
  • This woman has a right to be pissed off. She is looking for answers. I`m still looking. My only child was killed in a car wreck at 23. I still don`t breath some days. You will never get passed it, move on.. What ever. You just learn how live without them. This take strength , courage, and help. When my mother was killed in a car wreck she was only 26 and I was 6. Losing my daughter was so unfair! To her and me, and her dad. You`ll never look at the world the same. The shift is to grand. I would like to say to the woman: I`m so sorry this happened to your son. I`m so sorry he will not be apart of your life anymore. May you find your way through this and have some peace.

    Broken // 2012-07-31 16:16:12 // //
  • Is it in a good place ;notice the absence ego but detachment is normal everything is recycled be happy for this moment tis moment is your life.

    valentine // 2012-07-30 01:18:12 // //
  • this lady just wants to be on t.v., she didn`t lose any body!!

    Jgeneraledger23
    // 2012-07-28 21:25:25 // //
  • I have lost a close family member, and when it initially happens, sometimes that grief/pain/sadness isn`t always immediate, the body is made to protect itself, even from emotional pain, so you will deny or the reality of the situation won`t hit, until you are at the funeral etc. I do agree, that losing a son so recently she didn`t seem to have the emotion, but we all handle things differently, she may have so many emotions going on right now, that she can`t let them out

    foreverbyhiside
    // 2012-07-26 15:12:52 // //
  • Yes, denial and anger, she will recover :)

    welldonefromhereon
    // 2012-07-25 23:12:50 // //
  • Life sends a numbness to those most affected to get us through those early days. Denial is often the first stage of grief. I have lost a child and work with an organisation called Compassionate Friends for people who have lost a child. I have learned never to judge the way a person grieves . It took me five months to have a really good cry. Not my choice. Just how it was. Ithink till then I was running away from grief, caring for my remaining adult children and doing lots of volunteer work.

    Pigletfox // 2012-07-25 20:50:06 // //
  • I agree with pathros56, as a grieving mother myself I can tell that she is in shock and denial. It`s the brain`s way of coping through the intense grief and pain. Unless you`ve experienced the loss of a child especially being a mom, it may be hard for you to understand Wolf37152. There is no greater pain than that of a mother losing her child...

    hbrr82
    // 2012-07-25 20:01:38 // //
  • I can kind of hear it in her voice that she`s trying to hold it together, because she knows that if she truly accepts the pain she wouldn`t be able to walk around and function. I don`t think she`s faking, because if they`d had an actor in there they`d be over the top with grief. I understand the person who doesn`t have the luxury of losing it, and has to appear as if they`re coping for outward appearances, and for their own mental stability. I`m sure she grieves in private.

    1AussieInJapan
    // 2012-07-25 16:52:06 // //
  • The woman is in shock, denial and the grief shows; very good advice by Deepak.

    pathros56
    // 2012-07-25 12:01:03 // //
  • My friend lost her son in a freak accident last year. I myself lost my mother suddenly in November, right on the wake of my husband`s father passing away. We also lost my brother at age 31 in 1988. I would say, surround yourself with supportive people who will allow you to talk freely about your son`s life and death. Many people are uncomfortable because they don`t know what to say, and frankly, there is no time limit to when you should stop grieving. I lost a little grandson to miscarriage years ago, and my mother`s passing brought that up to the forefront, and I grieved all over again for him. Looking back, perhaps I should have sought out a grief counselor or support group. Another friend of mine who lost a son said the only thing that helped her was exercising to the point of exhaustion on a daily basis. There is no "one size fits all" for grief. It is personal, yet is is something we all share as part of the human condition. One day, I was driving around aimlessly and I stopped at a gas station. I got a breakfast sandwich, and suddenly, feeling eyes on me, I saw a black lab peering out from under the table. The clerk told me his name was Spirit. He actually followed me to my car. I drove on, not knowing where I was going, except that I wanted to run away from the pain. Suddenly, I spotted a sign that said, "free kittens." I turned around, thinking I would just go look. The woman brought out three kittens, and I was drawn to a ragdoll patchwork kitten with copper on her nose. Her little golden eyes looked into mine and I took her home. Since then, this little kitten, whom I named MoneyPenny, has helped both me and my husband. I am not advocating adopting an animal to help you get over your grief, but for me, an empty nester whose family is far away, this little kitten has literally kept me from staying in bed all day. I`m very sorry for your loss and I wish you well. Please don`t pay attention to people who seek to put you down and draw those who love and support you around you right now. Much love and sympathy from Maine.

    Marie // 2012-07-25 09:25:12 // //
  • She seems reconciled that it was a freak accident - plus, grief -especially initially, comes in waves. Nothing unusual here, and good advice although it cheapens the subject by covering it in a 2-minute promotional video. Seems like a cheap shot at fame in the wake of the Aurora shooting tragedy. Thought Deepak was better than that.

    smspirate
    // 2012-07-25 02:14:42 // //
  • This woman shows absolutely no type of shock/sadness/pain etc. Either this is a farse or she is in complete and utter denial of what just happened. I know people who would have been more upset if their cat fell off the roof and died. My suspicious nature questions whether or not this woman actually experienced any such loss. What do others see?

    Wolf37152
    // 2012-07-25 01:21:22 // //
  • Deepak you are so kind, gentle and wise....I love you, blessings !!!

    Yvette60
    // 2012-07-25 00:27:53 // //