Vicki Woodyard On Grief, Loss and Enlightenment

 

“Life, after unspeakable loss, becoming poetry again….”

Tattoos on the Heart, The Power of Boundless Compassion, by Gregory Boyle

Dark Night of the  Soul 

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The Last Kiss  

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The Last Leaf

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Taking Down The Walls

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  1. The compassion of the Boddhisattva – never forgetting the pain of those who have never tasted enlightenment. Yes, of course, in spite of what the “bliss ninnies,” as you call them, have to say, sorrow is part of life’s journey. However, the subtle undercurrent of peace is unassailable, even in deep sorrow, once we have been graced.

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  2. i, ve been a student of vernon howard for years, which put me onto listening to you this day.,ive my own daughter whose 6, listening too you talk about that loss,. i hardly ever cry any more., well not for myself anyhow, 2 tears fell from my eyes as i listened too you talk,. i just wanted to say that .,. take care .,

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  3. We have some things in common….<3 although I have never lost a child, I just can't imagine the pain of that Vicki, my heart goes out to you….I lost 5 members of my family, with my Mother being the latest in 09, I miss here just like it was yesterday…I have been in and out of grieving practically my whole life…I was 5 when I first experienced what death really was, I lost my brother to brain cancer. So although it was just the beginning, I got through it. I'm 49 now Vicki, and to be honest I feel 70, I mean that seriously. I have found some relief with A Course in Miracles, they are a great loveable, caring group… I love that you found poetry, I always wanted to write….but just don't have the courage lol…someday I will though. Well I just wanted to say to you that you are very much so loved by me Vicki. God put's me in the direction of people to be on my friends list on FB. I know that may sound odd. But that's how I have done my friends list… I'm blessed to have you as a friend. Take good care…. <3

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  4. Hi Vicki, I rarely do FB. I’m glad it’s there with all my friends. But now that I’m here w/ you, I feel the quiet; no clutter of photos & array of choices to find my next social fix. I will visit more often now I think. I know darkness. Doesn’t matter how or why anymore. The grief is still there…after years of “work”, an Awakening experience & insights, it’s still there. I’d like to live from the view of the broken heart. A numbed out heart makes separation seem so real. Thanx for Being Here. Love to you. Mark

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    1. Yes, few people will acknowledge the simple truth that some grief is not resolved by so-called “awakening.” What a joke that word
      can be. It seems to be a meal ticket for many. My heart is broken, numbed out, separated, cried over, exhausted over. What it teaches me is
      vulnerability and how that works. One can’t just be called up to the Vulnerability Window. Rather, it’s a matter of total exhaustion.

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  5. Just exploring the sadness of being awake. Although there is this love and happiness all around, the seeing what is going on everywhere and staying there present, compassionate and suffering (in another way than before) can be felt like hell, like you called it, Vera, in facebook, some hours before.

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