What do you think of when you think of grief?

How does it make you feel?

Can you spot a grieving person when you pass them on the street?



Not always.

All too often in life, we do not have the space to fully grieve. We many not have the understanding or the knowledge to move through the waves of emotion that want to flow through us and so we bury our grief deep inside.

You might have thought that you didn’t want to talk about it because it was so crushingly painful, you’re not sure if you could function.

Maybe you don’t have a supportive person in your life that you feel safe enough to process that level of grief with.



And so, you push it down in hopes that one day the pain will virtually disappear.

I can relate in many ways.  For far too long, I buried my grief deep inside.  Desperately hoping that one day my heartache would simply dissipate.

The truth is, it didn’t.

I could function normally.  I could laugh, and love and embrace moments in each day but when the darkness came, so did the many layers of my sadness.

No matter how hard I tried, my grief would find its way into many moments of my life.

As you can see, there are many faces to grief.

Grief can appear in tears and anxiety. It may look like envy or excitement. It can also look like fear, love or sympathy for another.

Yet, it is always there until the moment comes, that your soul cries out for something more.

In my case, it was JOY.  I had a deep, inner longing that came from the depths of my soul, that longing was joy.

When I came to the realization, that I simply didn’t want to go through life any longer carrying the weight of my grief, that is the moment that I surrendered.

I cried out to the Universe for help.

That help came in a variety of forms. New friends, a coach, reiki, a spiritual practice and finally, a connection with my spirit baby.

With the passing of days, weeks and months, I began to feel a sense of deep inner peace and eventually, I found JOY.

So, this is my question for you.  What unresolved grief are you holding on to?  Are you ready to let it go?


I’m an Intuitive Grief Mentor and I hold space for the emotional and spiritual well-being of people who are ready to experience grace through grief.

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Tracey Swainson is a Reiki healer/teacher and intuitive mentor, passionate about supporting healers and space holders as they heal their heartache of pregnancy loss and the stories that may have been created due to the emotional trauma of their loss. She brings healing both to the spiritual and emotional bodies through intimate, sacred, supportive one on one sessions. It was the emotional and spiritual healing of her own pregnancy loss experiences that fully birthed her into this sacred work. Tracey guides women through their healing journey and holds space for them to awaken to and connect with their Child of Light, so they can birth their powerful work into the world Connect with Tracey via linktree and subscribe to her mailing list to receive monthly doses of heart-centered notes. https://linktr.ee/traceyswainson