I was having a conversation with someone recently about loss.
She, like so many others, has experienced a lot of loss in her life in the last few years. Her story is much like many I hear: careers up in smoke, homes foreclosed, marriages unable to survive, sickness; these are only a few examples of what I know has happened at almost epidemic levels.
I happen to think that such losses can be doorways into new and wonderful opportunities. All the time I hear stories like this: the man who lost his job, and took the opportunity to start a business doing something he always wanted to do. Or the woman who lost her home and moved to a place she always wanted to live in, but didn't feel as if she could because she was tied to her home.
It isn't necessary to experience great losses to make such changes in our lives, but if you have experienced such a loss, it may be time to look at it as an opportunity. However, in order to do so some work may have to be done. Properly grieving the loss, self inquiry, faith building and intention setting are just some of the things that might need to be done in order to move forward.
If you've experienced a loss of any kind and feel as if you haven't yet recovered from it, I encourage you to attend a workshop being held this Sunday, March 23, at 12:30 pm at the Center for Spiritual Living in Carson City, NV. Ramona Goodge, a recent graduate of Holmes Institute and a good friend of mine, will be giving this workshop and is also the guest speaker at CSLCC that same morning at 10:30. She will be revealing some healthy strategies to dealing with loss.
The address of CSLCC is 1927 North Carson Street in Carson City, NV. CSLCC is located in the Frontier Plaza, on the corner of Winnie Lane and North Carson. Again, the talk begins at 10:30, the workshop at 12:30. And a bonus: a potluck in between! Both are being offered on a love offering basis. I hope to see you there!