Let Grief Change You
An interview with Rev. Julie Interrante, by Stephen Gilbert, Hospice Chaplain & Bereavement Coordinator, Sacramento, California.
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Q: When I say the phrase, “Growing Through Grief,” what comes to your mind?
Q: Asking us to be real… This is a very different way to look at grief. The way you talk about it makes it seem like there is a wisdom in the experience of grief.
“Absolutely. It’s the wisdom of our own soul. It is how we are designed. We are designed to feel, but we are always fighting our own nature. So that when I have a big loss, and my feelings start to come up, if I am not familiar with, or I’m uncomfortable with the experience of feeling these things, it is going to be really hard to trust that by feeling I will heal. If I will simply let myself feel what I feel in my grief, it will begin to change.