"...Our Master can see it all. If you drive down a long curvy road, you don't see the twists and turns until you are on top of them. But when you see things from a higher perspective you can see the whole road and the twists and the turns and the beginning and the end. In Heaven we can see where you are in relation to where you're going and we can make things happen at the intersections of life. We can create the right time and the right place and we can already see how it all ends. We can see the whole story of your life while you live it in little bits and pieces..."
"Jack McAfghan: Return from Rainbow Bridge"
How do we help others in their grief?
Give the gift of understanding.
Don't offer advice. Don't tell them what to do. Just be fully present with them. Just like we taught you to be. Don't tell them how they should be feeling or how to "behave." Just give them permission to feel whatever they need to feel and to express it. All feelings are accepted and appropriate. Validate them. Reassure them that their grief will not last forever even though it feels like it will.
Tell them, "You're not crazy at all, it's the grief."
"Grief is a temporary state.
You're going to be okay once you work through this."
Let them know you're there for them
and say your prayers for them.
This too shall pass...