The traumatic loss of a loved one is among the most devastating hurdles that life can throw in a person’s path. Such grief, whatever its cause, alters existence forevermore and confronts the survivor, eventually, with a choice: to move through pain into a more authentic way of being, or to withdraw from full engagement with the spiritual meanings of life and mortality. Drawing from her own experience, as well as from art, literature, and traditional wisdom, Elaine Pryce explores the spiritual aspects of grief, recovery from grief, forgiveness, and the blessings of acceptance. Discussion questions included.
About the Author(s)
Elaine Pryce is a British Quaker of twenty-five years’ exploration, and claims no more than that she is faithfully attempting to grow into its meaning for her life day by day. She is a qualified education professional, and has worked in intercultural education, both in the United Kingdom and overseas. She has also trained as a mental health professional, specializing in marital and family counseling and therapeutic interventions in grief and loss trauma. Her vocation has informed her belief in both the exacting and healing potential inherent in committed, faith-full relationships as a spiritual path, and also in the strength and capacity of the human spirit to find spiritual meaning in the most painful of life experiences.
Pendle Hill Pamphlet #416