Thursday, December 31, 2015
Remembering Those in Spirit
I'm sitting here in Michigan just fresh into the new year thinking about the spirits of those who have touched me and continue to reach me from afar. My dad instantly comes to mind. I lost him in 2008 and now I carry him with me in my heart and through my memories always. He filled the room with laughter; his sense of humor was bigger than life and it lives on within me. I miss him terribly but I know I can always close my eyes and feel his presence, I just have to be still to do this.
I have many loved ones in spirit form and some of these are my fury angels, Scruples and Charcoal (my kitty cats) and Ronny (my husband's dog who I was grateful to have spent a few years with). We are so blessed to be able to make connections with animals; they teach us so much and I miss them terribly too; such beautiful and empowering souls!
As much as it hurts to lose our loved ones from the physical world, I believe they are in a better place and we'll see them again. It is my faith and spirituality that keeps this belief alive.
I hope, wherever you are and whomever you are missing, that you are able to lean on your faith and spirituality to feel the presence of those who are now one with the universe. We are all part of this collective whole; just close your eyes and be still in order to feel it!
Posted by Kathryn Raths, M.A., LPC at 10:53 PM 0 comments
Friday, May 7, 2010
My Cat, Scruples, Joined My Dad in Heaven
I'll miss him more than anyone knows; my baby was with me 20 years. He has unconditionally loved me through many life challenges. I know my Dad will take care of him until it is my turn to join them. He is now my little angel!!!
Posted by Kathryn Raths, M.A., LPC at 1:37 PM 0 comments
Labels: cat loss, grief, pet bereavement, pet loss
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Celebrate your loved ones life; comment with their "In Memory of" detail
Find the silver linings packaged around the dark storm clouds in your life. Because of my journey which has been filled with loss, I am a much stronger and compassionate person today. I know my Father wouldn't have wanted me to stop feeling or living life to its fullest and I'm sure your loved one feels the same. They are now part of our universe. We can feel them through nature, in our heart and in our memories. Celebrate their life by reminiscing with family and friends. Leave a comment about your loved one; talk about their legacy or simply just provide their "In Loving Memory of" detail. May your heart blossom and fill with a new found zest for life!
Posted by Kathryn Raths, M.A., LPC at 3:25 PM 2 comments
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