A Guide Through the Process of Mourning to Help You Find Meaning in Grief and Heal Your Soul
Are you mourning the passing of a loved one?
Do you feel stuck in an endless darkness of grief?
Are you struggling with the purpose of life after a loss?
Mystical Mourning can help you gain perspective and find light after the loss of a parent, sibling, child, friend, or beloved animal.
Why Have We Created Mystical Mourning?
Death most often strikes without warning, leaving mourners gasping for air as they attempt to deal with the immense weight of their grief. Having watched this scene unfold many times, through our work as a spiritual medium and a Rabbi who’ve helped hundreds of people deal with grief, we’ve come to realize the need for a positive and practical framework that would guide the bereaved through their mourning.
After experiencing this need first-hand when our beloved father passed away, we decided to put this guide together. Mystical Mourning helps you make your way through the dark and highly emotional period of mourning in a meaningful, purposeful, and therapeutic way that alleviates your grief and helps you find your way back to love and light again.
What is Mystical Mourning?
Mystical Mourning is an eight-day, multimedia support system to help guide you through your grief in a proactive, purposeful, and powerful way at any point after the loss of a loved one. Grieving is neither a weakness nor a shame. It’s a necessary and potentially transformative process for dealing with your loss and pain. Mourning is the pathway we walk through grief, and Mystical Mourning is the path we’ve charted by drawing upon spiritual, emotional and mental best practices from religion, spiritual practice, therapeutic methods, and our experience in guiding individuals through the process.
What is its Purpose?
Mystical Mourning intends to help you discover the meaning within the process of mourning. This guide won’t tell you how you should properly mourn; for neither “should” nor “proper” have a place in mourning. Your pain after losing a loved one may be private and your mourning process as distinct as the relationship you’ve had with the deceased, but the process of mourning is universal. Mystical Mourning aims to equip you with tools―mental, emotional, psychological, and physical ones―that will help you move through your grief in your own time, on your own terms, and in your own way.
Who’s it intended for?
Because grieving is a process that works in spirals rather than a linear pattern, Mystical Mourning speaks to anyone who’s currently grieving and going through a process of mourning, whether for a recent or a long-ago loss. This guide can also offer you a way to provide comfort and direction to grieving loved ones by offering them a real, tangible, and actionable way to add meaning and direction back into their life so they can begin to heal and feed their soul. Finally, Mystical Mourning can also be used by someone who is watching a loved one slowly die and needs a guided way to confront the pain of the gradual loss.
What should I expect?
Non-denominational in its nature but drawing material from various religious, spiritual and secular mourning traditions around the world, Mystical Mourning helps you create new rituals around mourning and grief that are informed by tried-and-true ancient wisdom traditions and universal spiritual practices. Divided into short daily reflections with accompanying meditations and activities, the material in this guide will help you build structure and intention around your mourning and help you find meaning in the difficult but much-needed process of grieving.
How Can I Use Mystical Mourning?
8 days of mourning
Each day offers you thoughtful and meaningful reflections, meditations, and activities that will help you move through the process of mourning with purpose and direction so you can begin to heal yourself and feed your soul.
Tears are one of the most powerful expressions of emotion. Allowed to flow unabashedly but with purposeful direction, shedding tears will help you prepare to heal by cleansing your soul.
In a world that encourages giving, receiving gets mistaken for weakness. Exploring ways to open your heart to receive the love and aid you need helps you overcome the darkness of grief.
Authenticity in grieving means accepting your true emotions during mourning. Finding gentle ways to speak the truth about your needs, to yourself and others, will help you heal your heart.
The only thing we can control in the face of death is our response to its darkness. Mindfulness, the state of doing everything with intention, will show you how to pave the way forward in life.
Exercising stillness during the upsetting process of mourning is incredibly hard. Learning to still your monkey-mind will help you reach the peace and clarity needed for mending your life.
Losing a loved one painfully reminds us of our lack of control over life. Learning to surrender in the meaningful ways we present will help you find peace amidst the emotional turmoil of grieving.
Losing your loved one wasn’t your choice. But choosing life, choosing to heal, and choosing to honor your loved one is a choice you can make through small and manageable daily actions.
Joy has as much of a place in death as anger has in life. Both emotions act as powerful guides and understanding how to deal with them will help you restore your healthy outlook on life.
How it’s Helped Other’s Deal With Grief
“Rebecca’s books and meditations have been an incredible catalyst in helping me develop my own skills. I will be forever grateful to her. I share her books and meditations with many friends and also people I do energy work with. I admire her down to earth attitude, openness about this topic, and kind approach.”
– Lisa S.
“The personal life experiences that Rabbi B shares in session and also in his book, helped to normalize my anger, rage and ultimately, intense sadness after my loss. Those shared experiences helped me feel not so alone in my grief response. I have received counseling/ life coaching off and on throughout my life. The experience with Rabbi B far exceeded what I envisioned to be possible in a counseling experience. The spiritual essence he exudes, elevates the intensity of the personal transformation.”
– Susan E.
“I’ve had conversations with deceased loved ones in my dreams and have been shown some deep revelations about my life during the dream state that I can attribute to connecting with the energy of your meditations. So, thank you Rebecca for offering these tools and for sharing your gifts with all of us still developing.”
– Alycia B.