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“The Other Side of Grief” by Ara Parisien

The Other Side of Grief


The Other Side Of Grief offers hope and inspiration within the context of the grieving process. Medium Ara Parisien shares selected transcripts from thousands of readings she has conducted over twenty-five years. These transcripts not only showcase how Spirit encourages us to live joyfully – in spite of what we feel we have lost – but also serves to illuminate the pathway to discovering the eternal gifts our loved ones leave behind.

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The Way


Just for today….take time to meditate. Meditation is your natural state while waking, conscious life is the altered state. Allow yourself some time to feel non-resistance to life challenges. Non-resistance can be achieved through meditation. It is the state where solutions surface, inspiration dawns and authentic power manifests. Meditate. You are worth the dignity of your own efforts.

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The Spring season lends itself to a tangible awareness of new growth, new hope and new opportunities. Celebrate your newness. Breathe new life into your dreams and passion. Allow the freshness to inspire you in new directions. While Spring ignites excitement we should remember that every moment allows for a pristine new beginning. Rebirth. It is available in every moment.

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Just for today…listen. Stop talking about your issues, your problems, your health and your challenges. Focus more on listening than on being heard. In your silence intuition and inspiration arise. It is through your intuition that guidance is offered. It is through inspiration that answers and actions are determined. It is always speaking to you. Just listen.

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Signs of Inspiration

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Every so often clients tell me they receive signs when it is time to have a session. Some, such as this one today, are just too good not to share. This particular client had been feeling like a session was in order but wasn’t completely sure. Then she noticed the label on a wine bottle in her home and knew, without doubt, it was time for her to seek guidance. Spirit does inspire in all ways. If you have a sign you wish to share–please let me know! You never know who Spirit may inspire through your doing so.

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If I had a dime for every time someone said to me, “You have not suffered like I have suffered,” I would be a very rich woman–monetarily at least. Life is not a competition of who has suffered the most. Life is about understanding that your pain can only be heard and felt by you and therefore only healed by you. We can empathize and sympathize with each other but the actual work can only be done by you. On a personal level, I grew tired of seeking permission at every turn to stay exactly where I was and be validated by others that my pain was real, unjust and ever so sad. I wanted to know who I was without the pain.

Living and Being spiritual became my chosen way of life. With that choice comes optimism, hope and joy. Have I suffered? Yes. Do I know what pain is? Yes. My optimism, my hope, and my joy are a by-product of being exhausted by the sorrow I have experienced. Like a cork that is deliberately held down below the surface of the water and suddenly released, I popped back to the surface and realized that I no longer wanted to be the cork. It is a choice.

My optimism, my hope and my joy are all shared–not just with idle words but with real feeling– with the hope that a reminder of who you truly are shines through the murkiness of your troubles–like it did mine. It is not a lecture. It is a simple reminder. If you are offended by any of it you may want to consider it is merely a reflection of where and who you are temporarily in the moment, as after all, we are all mirrors for each other. There is no right way to be and no wrong way to be. We are all finding our BEST way to be.

For those of you who prefer to lash out at the mere glimmer of optimism and hope and especially joy, then I suggest you turn the proverbial flashlight off instead of finding fault with it and snuggle into the darkness that you push against and struggle within. At the most perfect time the light will shine once again and you just might make a different choice. Until then know that all is well. Your journey is unfolding even in your resistance of it. Know you are loved—eternally loved—no matter what choices are made. It’s all so perfect.

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Love is not about validation from another.  Love is about recognition in one another.  When one is needing validation you will hear statements such as, “Love me just the way that I am.”  This speaks of a desire to feel one is ‘okay’ no matter what the condition.  Conversely, when one is in recognition of another, they need no validation.  They simply ‘know’ themselves so completely they are able to recognize the Oneness in the other. Our humanness is ever evolving, ever-changing.  Recognition is eternal and never-changing.  It is about loving, honouring, respecting, sharing and playing in the eternalness that is truly you.  Seek not validation—seek recognition.