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Mourn the ongoing destruction of our planet or who suffer the accumulated traumas of a lifetime will appreciate the discussion of obstacles to successful grief work such as privatized pain lack of communal rituals a pervasive feeling of fear and a culturally restrictive range of emotion Weller highlights the intimate bond between grief and gratitude sorrow and intimacy In addition to showing us that the greatest gifts are often hidden in the things we avoid he offers powerful tools and rituals and a list of resources to help us transform grief into a force that allows us to live and love fully From the Trade Paperback edition. After losing my joy bird my dog Milagro I’ve been interested in griefhow to hold it and use it to open my heart and make me alive This book offers so many resources and thoughts to ponder

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The Wild Edge of SorrowNoted psychotherapist Francis Weller provides an essential guide for navigating the deep waters of sorrow and loss in this lyrical yet practical handbook for mastering the art of grieving Describing how Western patterns of amnesia and anesthesia affect our capacity to cope with personal and collective sorrows Weller reveals the new vitality we may encounter when we welcome rather than fear the pain of loss Through moving personal stories poetry and insightful reflections he leads us into the central energy of sorrow and to the profound healing and heightened communion with each other and our planet that reside alongside it The. Reading this felt like a turning point in my life where I will make a conscious effort to lean into my emotions rather than run from them out of shame One of the biggest deathbed regrets people face is they wish they had the courage to express their feelings Thanks to Francis Weller for publishing this beautiful book and encouraging me to live wholeheartedly and hopefully without this regret

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The Wild Edge of Sorrow free read î 100 ¿ Noted psychotherapist Francis Weller provides an essential guide for navigating the deep waters of sorrow and loss in this lyrical yet practical handbook for mastering the art of grieving Describing how Western patterns of amnesia and anesthesia affect our capacity to cope with personal and collectivWild Edge of Sorrow explains that grief has always been communal and illustrates how we need the healing touch of others an atmosphere of compassion and the comfort of ritual in order to fully metabolize our grief Weller describes how we often hide our pain from the world wrapping it in a secret mantle of shame This causes sorrow to linger unexpressed in our bodies weighing us down and pulling us into the territory of depression and death We have come to fear grief and feel too alone to face an encounter with the powerful energies of sorrow Those who work with people in grief who have experienced the loss of a loved one who. Stunning This is such a grounding and necessary book when you are grieving or if you want to understand what it's like for someone else who might be grieving Mystical and Jungian the words ring ancient and true and I've underlined nearly half the book It will stay on my nightstand to keep company with other books that I use as references time and time againalong with Care of the Soul and Women who Run with the Wolves