Lamenting Your Way to Health & Wellness

Some of the most powerful things we can do when life goes sideways, whether it’s forgetting your lunch at home, having an uncomfortable conversation, financial struggles, or the Corona virus, is to cry, scream, punch a pillow, journal words of rage, share feelings of fear, and so on.  While I’m biased to go directly to joy, encouragement, gratitude, and the goodness that can or will come from “this”, to skip expressions of lament would be detrimental, like cutting Winter out of our seasons.  Positivity that doesn’t allow, move through, and include hurts, frustrations, fears, etc. lacks the potency of realness.

While the way we lament varies by person, reason, and season, they have a pattern.  The rhythm of lament begins with a complaint, turns into a request, and transforms into a feeling and expression of trust.  I’ve noticed when I don’t give “voice” to my feeling that things are not as they should be, I suffer.  Yet, until I turn this energy into an ask for help from above and around, I remain mired in a place of negativity.  Finally, I then have the ability to healthily let it go, trusting all will be well.  In practicing lament, we honor our own feelings and voices, the importance of others, and the goodness of the Spirit behind and within this all.

Complaint.  Request.  Trust.  Who wants to join me today in lamenting our way to wholeness and unity?

 

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MUCH Love and Many Hugs,

Lang

2 thoughts on “Lamenting Your Way to Health & Wellness

  1. This is your best post ever. Lament has a long, long history, of course, but we don’t hear much about it in our modern world. The lamentations now need to be expressed…both for our emotional well-being and for our spiritual well-being. It turns us to the power that walks with us through the suffering to the other side, which is the strength to endure and to reach out beyond ourselves to help others. Thank you for this!

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    1. Ahh, thank you! I really appreciate your encouragement, insight, and wisdom. I agree with you 100%. Richard Rohr talks all the time about how Big Love and great suffering are the two things/experiences that bring to new levels of wholeness, unity, aliveness, and life, and I pray this is a communal experience of that for us all.

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