One evening my four month old puppy was let out of the kennel as part of my evening routine. He annoyed his 11 year old sire around the farm as usual. The pup did not come back. My wife and I called and looked in the usual places for hours. We called the neighbors just in case. He did have a collar with my name and phone number. At night fall I took the ATV and a spot light and rode the woods and fields. There was some reason, he could not come home. Did his collar get hung up on something, did the coyotes get him, or was he at someone's house? It was hopeless to find him at night. I went to bed and did not sleep very well. I got up at 3AM and went back into the woods to look again. At day light I walked the deep ravines for 3 hours to no avail. My neighbor called to say his wife saw a dead dog by the highway a half mile away.
I found him, took him home and buried him. Loosing a pet it tough. But it reminds me of the loss of what some experience when they lose a wife, a husband, a father, a mother, or a child. Someone that is part of that person.
For many, the holidays bring happy times of family gatherings and good food. However, this time can be difficult for those that have lost loved ones. Grief is an awful state. In the initial phase of shock and disbelief comes an emotional roller coaster.
Grief can be the loss of a friend, relationship, or job. It can also be the loss of a concept. The fairy tale world is not like the real thing. The princess did not live happily ever after. This is not the way I thought my life would turn out. What ever the reason, time sometimes helps.
In the world of homeopathy, Ignatia is the premier acute grief remedy. Key notes of the remedy include: the emotional state of grief or frustration, suppressed or deep grief with long drawn sighs, ailments from grief, emotion shock, disappointments, quarrelsome, and worse from consolation.
Some have suggested that it may not be best to give a remedy for grief. Of course regular prescription medicine may include some anti-anxiety or anti-depressant. Robin Murphy, ND put it quite well. "If a child broke his arm would you say let him experience the pain so he could learn from the discomfort?" Ignatia does not change the process but allows the individual to feel more balanced in the process. Start with Ignatia 30C as needed. You can also increase the potency to 200C if needed.