Many people have asked me what they can do for those who are losing or have lost a loved one. Here are 7 essential steps for helping those who are grieving.
- Let them know you are there for them. Become fully available to them. This will enable them to understand they are not alone.
- Offer them information about life after death. Give them books on the subject. Tell them to ask their deceased loved ones to give them “without a doubt” signs. Then inform them to be patient because the signs will come when they least expect it!
- See through their eyes. Try to understand what they are going through. Just perceive them for who they are and assist them the way they would appreciate it best.
- Listen to them. Don’t try to fix the situation. Become a person that they can vent to and really hear what they are saying.
- Help them with chores they are now unable to do. They may be numb and are unable to complete even the simplest tasks. Bring them meals, ask them what they need at the store, offer to do their wash, help them with their pets, or assist them with anything else that needs to be done.
- Be compassionate. This one is extremely important. I, personally, have recently dealt with two different types of veterinarians as my dog was going through a very serious illness. The vet who was compassionate helped me so much at this very difficult time, whereas the other one made it worse. Be the person who will exude love and make life better for the person who is grieving.
- Talk to them about their loved ones. 99% of the time they want to talk about those they have lost, especially their wonderful memories of them. In this way, you are helping them to keep these precious memories alive.
These are just some of the many ways that you will be able to assist those who have experienced a loss. I’m sure you’ll be able to find even more things that you can do to be of service to them during their difficult time. Just set the intention that you want to lend a hand, and you will be guided as to what actions to take next.
Many blessings to you – now and always!