Grief hit me like a tidal wave on Tuesday morning when I woke up in my new home in Taos, New Mexico.
Having moved seven times internationally and many times within a country, it never occurred to me that grief would be a part of this process.
Alas, now that I’m in it, surrendering, letting the tears come when they want, it’s obvious that I’d be grieving the loss of Boulder, my friends, and my community. I am allowing it to flow, accepting what is, and being gentle and loving with myself.
To help with the process, I’m getting out into nature, connecting with Gaia on all levels.
On Tuesday afternoon, after a 1.5 hr. hike, full forest bath, I already began to feel better. I have started to develop my connection with the animal, tree, land, and mountain spirits of this area as well as the spirit of Taos.
I feel so much gratitude for the casita that Spirit and I manifested together.
It is on 3.5 acres and backs up to a national forest. If you haven’t been to Taos, it’s a high desert. There aren’t trees everywhere like in Colorado so being housed amongst them is so amazing!
Yesterday as I came back from my hike, I met the neighbors. They are Argentinian and Polish and after a lovely chat, we set a date next week to drink mate, ceremonial cacao and go for a hike. Magical, new friends already!
I’m on day three in my new home of Taos and I can already feel my new roots beginning to sprout.
Grief is part of our human experience.
Most of us are going through change due to the ascension process of humanity. Our society doesn’t often allow for the full expression of grief but it’s important to process it for our growth and evolution.
If you are grieving the loss of a relationship, job, loved one, community, friendship, the known…whatever it is, give yourself FULL permission to be in ‘it’.
Do whatever your spirit needs to process and move through it.
We will all feel better when we pop out on the other side.