Dealing With Grief, Trials and Challenges

Jonathon Boots

Letting Go and Letting the Divine Carry The Burden

“You can’t change the past. You can only change the way you allow the past to affect your present and your future.” ~ Springwolf

What ever the situation, making change to deal with the trials of life, or letting go of the past is not easy. No matter what the situation or what the loss, be it the death of a loved one (animal or human), the loss of a friendship or love relationship, the loss of innocence, allowing drugs or alcohol to control your path or a hurt that has been felt and carried for a long time; our psyche goes through a period of mourning.

In today’s world the line between Psychology, Therapy and Spirituality is growing thinner. Working on the issues in one’s life doesn’t mean throwing out your beliefs, nor does it mean your personal views and spiritual practices will be under scrutiny. Rather there is a growing movement to understand how both the mainstream concepts of therapy can be supported, expanded and enhanced by the spiritual beliefs of an individual. . After all, when more than 80% of the world’s population holds some type of spiritual belief, why wouldn’t we try to understand the human condition from both a physical and spiritual perspective. No matter what that path of spirituality is.

Why we hold onto the past is just as important as why we should let it go and make way for a better future. But it’s hard sometimes to get there from here. We become so used to the pattern of struggle and grief, that it can eventually be all we know. Letting go of that can be scary. But it does no one any good at all, to live in such a place of despair.

Learning to let go doesn’t mean you’re forgetting about the past. It simply means you’re not going to live in those long gone days any longer. It allows you to open the door to the light of the future and welcome in the change, the opportunities and the excitement of the unknown.

Read more about Dealing With Trials & Grief – Trials, Trauma & Grief – A Dissertation

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© 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Spring’s Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

2 thoughts on “Dealing With Grief, Trials and Challenges

  1. I really love this website. Your link above says to or read more to click the link dealing with trials an grief but it doesnt go to the website. Its shoes a 365 green bubble an Chinese letters. Nothing else. This has happened to me when I tried to look for this website from an old bookmark I had saved. It didnt bring it up so I had to google the name spring haven an pagan website to find it. Can you check the link please for the above. I would like to read more from it. Thank you. Bright blessings.

    • Thank you Dorena for your note.
      We retired our Spring’s Haven website with Spring retired. And we had been updating the blog with the many articles that were on that site, moving them here to the blog. But then Covid-19 hit and everything went on hold. I update this article and moved that Dissertation article that was on the Haven site to here. So you should be able to click that link and go to the proper place now. – Patty.

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