Grief and Spirituality

‘We are not human beings having spiritual experiences, we are spiritual beings
having human experiences’ Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

The death of a loved one is often a devastating experience. While in many ways the grief pathway for every bereaved person is unique, in other ways there are shared qualities of the ‘lived experience’ that help the bereaved to walk the pathway together.

One aspect of this journey, which is often less well discussed, is the spiritual or transpersonal dimension, with spirituality defined as something that is very broadly based, ‘non denominational’ and ‘non institutional’ and grounded in personal and lived experience.

Currently, in partnership with the Compassionate Friends Victoria, LIF is involved in the Exploring Spirituality Program.

Dimensions of Grief: Exploring Spirituality

LIF has partnered with The Compassionate Friends Victoria to hold bi monthly discussion forums where bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents can discuss Spirituality, and other Transpersonal themes and how they impact on their grief. The forum focuses on personal experiences and the broad concept of continuing bonds and connection, rather than specifically on loss.


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