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COPING WITH LOSS.
COPING WITH LOSS.
You have lost a friend or a loved one. For you, this pandemic is very real. It's heartbreaking. You are full of grief and sorrow. Perhaps you are full of anger. Perhaps you were unable to conduct funeral services because of the lockdowns -- you never had the chance to say goodbye and comfort them in their last moments. For you, COVID-19 is a deadly life altering disease. Others can recover. They can get back to normal. But not you: you will never get back to normal because someone you loved died. How do you deal with this situation?  

"I Lost A Loved One To COVID-19"  (6 minutes)

"I Lost A Loved One To 
COVID-19"  (6 minutes)

"When Someone We Love Has Died." (5 minutes)

"When Someone We Love Has Died." (5 minutes)

"Getting Unstuck from Grief..." (14 minutes)

"Getting Unstuck from Grief..." (14 minutes)

I Will Remember You (5 minutes)

I Will Remember You (5 minutes)

ONE WAY TO DEAL WITH THE PAIN.


We all deal with the pain in our own ways: visiting the cemetary, writing to the dearly departed in a journal, attending church services, making homemade  shrines, etc. 

One way we at ViralStrategiesNow.net have dealt with the pain is with food. We all love certain foods, and some foods bring back fond memories, particularly  with the loved one who died.   Many religions have food as part of their rituals of worship. (Give us this day our daily bread.) Sharing meals and eating together is an act of intimacy.  The kitchen table is where a lot of bonding and loving takes place. What are we to do now after the death of a loved one? We recommend the following: 

We make the departed one's favorite food. We make enough for the week. With our daily suppers, we place a serving of the food at the departed one's place at the dinner table.  We place a printed picture or framed photograph of the departed where s/he would otherwise sit. We remember the good times we have had together among the living family members. We also talk about the day and our own lives and our futures even though the departed one is gone. If we are by ourselves, we remember, perhaps silently. Sometime later during the meal, we then taking the serving of the departed's favorite food and divide it among the rest of us to enjoy.  We aren't just enjoying the favorite food of the departed, we are literally ingesting good memories associated with the departed.  We are literally eating food filled with good vibrations because we have blessed the food by fondly remembering the departed. 

We do this every day for about a month. Afterwards, we do this once a week for 2-6 months.  We then do this once a month for the rest of the year, with particular emphasis on special days such as birthdays and other milestones.  There will be times when perhaps the food will be served to us by someone else coincidentally. That's okay. There are no rules other than we express thanks for the enrichment of our lives that the departed as given us. We always mark the memory that person, first on a daily basis, then monthly, then at least yearly ... for the rest of our lives. That person never really leaves us completely ... they live within our hearts, minds, thoughts, and  now (literally) our bodies. 

It's important to make sure we make the transition from once a day to once a  week, then once a month, and then yearly.  The situation doesn't necessarily require us to move on  and forget the departed one. On the contrary, we remember the departed one explicitly on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis ... to internalize our thoughts and feelings of fondness and hope.  Before we know it, the departed person continues to be a part of us although gone from this world. We feel the presence and the blessing of the departed as we live the rest of our lives, knowing that they would want us to be happy without forgetting them.  

We hope this helps as this has helped us deal with losses--- before, during, and after  COVID.  Peace. 

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