Exhaustion, fatigue, depression, no energy. Heartbreak, sadness, broken, lost. These are hallmark words of grief and loss. They are physical, emotional and metaphysical symptoms. Your heart is a biochemical and electromagnetic energy center of your body that sustains, and is, life and connection. The physical is HEART. The invisible is LOVE.
In grief, it is as if someone pulled the plug on this electric life and love current.
In a very real way, this is true. The pulse of your own heart may physically change in what you term a heartbreak or the hole in your heart. It is no wonder, and not unusual to find yourself in the doctor’s office trying to explain the pain in your chest, or the same aliments that transpired in your ill loved one. (And yes, if you experience this please visit your doctor to rule out health concerns.) The longing of love is very strong and memorable to your cells. Your body responds in withdrawal to conserve its energy for the basics of life. Your mind acts in kind steeped in a fog of grief until the body begins to adjust to the real changes of loss.
The process through grief means you must return to a love for yourself, as you loved the other and was given in return. Even in less than ideal circumstances, it is the desire to be loved and belong that the HEART considers. Your journey of healing requires re-connection to your heart at the center of beliefs, body and mind. As you find your way, your physical energy will return, your mind will ease your fears and your intuitive knowing will guide you ahead.
You cannot separate LOVE and HEART even when loss separates you and your loved one. The connection of LOVE is forever. The grief itself can be dissipated to distant occasions.