I had a really nice chat with my deceased dad today. Now I’m all choked up and grateful. Some context: One year ago today my father released his long suffering body. I had received a message in a dream a few weeks earlier and changed my plans in order to fly across the country and see him before leaving to lead my retreat in Bali. It was clear to me from that visit that he no longer benefited from being in a body. I told him I loved him, and it was okay for him to leave. I … Continue reading
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Devin and I have returned home after our “30 Days Of Love” tour through France, Belgium, Spain and Portugal, 4 weddings richer than when we departed. (Here’s a first: immediately after our wedding in Madrid, I received 6 more wedding proposals!) I documented every day of our trip with videos and photos, and posted them to the “In The Know Bride” site my husband created after asking me to marry him 100 time in 100 countries. One of the delightful things that made this trip different from any other is Devin and I knew and met up with friends in … Continue reading
Life happens. I’m writing today because I see so many people are going through dramatic life events. A lot of my friends have joined me in the “dead dad club” this year, or suffered comparable losses.
Coping skills and positive thinking are awesome and helpful, and yet I really think we need to make some space to include the reality of grief and challenge as sacred and inevitable parts of our journey.
For that reason I’m going to be transparent about my own process… Continue reading