Being away with a loved one for while is already difficult. How much more if you no longer see him/her for the rest of this lifetime? We may no longer see them once they pass away, but the comforting thing is we can still connect with them.
Here are just some of the ways we remain connected with our departed loved ones.
Communicating with a loved one who has passed away is possible. You can write letters, share stories about them with your friends, relatives, or strangers, or speak with them directly when you visit them in the cemetery or in their memorial site.
You can communicate everything to them, most especially if you’re going through a challenging time or celebrating a milestone. They may not be with you in these moments but communicating with them will still feel like they are part of these events in your life.
You can have a journal for writing directly to your departed loved one. One of the things you can also do is go out for a walk in nature, embracing the peace and quiet, whilst you speak with your loved one. If it helps, you can also choose a specific place where you visit to talk or connect with them. Aside from the cemetery or their memorial site at home or somewhere, you can also visit the favourite place of your loved one—like parks, and beaches, among others—and connect with them there.
Wearing something that makes you remember a loved one who has departed is another way to stay connected to them. An example of this could be an item of clothing, accessory, a present they gave you, a symbolic item that reminds you of them, or ashes urns jewellery. This jewellery can be bracelet urns, rings, earrings, or pendants, which you can wear every day. You will feel connected as part of your loved one will always be with you and talking about them as this becomes a conversation piece will keep your memories with them alive.
It can be a source of comfort and strength. You will always be reminded that your loved one is always there for and with you, supporting and protecting you.
There is always something we remember our loved ones by. This could be the lessons they teach us, their traits, personality, or hobbies. They can be funny, kind, helpful, loving, generous, sporty, or a good cook. Finding a way to embody these traits in your daily life keeps you connected with them. The beautiful thing is, you’re not the only one who can connect with them but even the people you show these traits with. Your life will remind them of that departed loved one. Imagine if that loved one liked to cook and you prepared a meal that he/she usually prepares for your family. It is a comforting and loving way to honour and remember a loved one together with your family.