Communing with the Pueblo ancestors at Bandelier National MonumentIn the past couple of weeks, three people I love dearly died. Two were quite young and died tragically.
Mount Shasta at dawn.Take a moment and do a little exercise with me, if you feel inspired to do so. Consider someone you really loved and lost. Remember the feel of that person, the joy he or she evoked in you. Pull up a memory of how you felt when you were together. Then find the memory of how it felt to feel them slipping away from you. Maybe a beloved parent or child or spouse died. Maybe you finally met the love of your life, but he couldn’t stay in the presence of such intense intimacy, and he left. Find the grief of losing that person. Really feel it. Locate it in your body. Feel where you contract, the intense pain of the loss. Do you feel it?