Finding meaning on the spiritual journey through grief

Losing a loved one on the spiritual journey – it’s a year today

Losing a loved one on the spiritual journeyI had written the date on my fridge door calendar, and I knew it was coming…but it’s still different when it’s here – the first anniversary of my mum’s passing.

I think after a family bereavement the first ‘anything’ is hard, the first Thanksgiving, the first child’s birthday, first family vacation.  But life does go on.  As John Edward (psychic medium) says, we can never get ‘over’ a bereavement, we just get ‘through’ it.

My spiritual journey and this blog are helping me to get through it

My spiritual journey is helping me through.  Some amazing things have happened along the way that I may not have been able to experience unless I was on the spiritual journey.

I’m also fortunate enough to know about some alternative approaches to clearing the feelings of grief as I go, and they continue for work for me.  As with any grieving person though, it’s a work in progress.

Two magical stories on my spiritual journey through grief – a cloud angel and a music track

Spiritual journey through grief - cloud angelI’ve been fortunate to experience a few amazing things on my journey so far which give me comfort.

The day after my mum’s funeral in the UK last year I was walking to a friend of my mother’s for coffee, and this cloud angel popped up in front of me.

I wish I’d had a video camera, because it formed very quickly and moved much faster than the rest of the clouds were moving, as if somebody was drawing it.  I took a picture and captured it – I find it very meaningful to me.

My mum was a person who enjoyed nature, as am I so it just seemed to me as if she was showing me one of my favorite things to do in nature, cloud spotting!

Music can be very meaningful and the timing of musical tracks can evoke a healing for us on the spiritual journey through grief

Hearing radio tracks on the spiritual journey through griefMy mum’s funeral was in the UK and I live in the USA.  I had only had a week there whilst my husband and a sitter looked after the children.

My mum had lived in Emsworth, Hampshire for most of her married life.  All of our other family members had moved away, so when I left for the airport I felt like this might be the last time I’d be in Emsworth for a while (I grew up there).

I had read about people hearing a favorite track from a loved one who has passed on and also heard from people who have experienced this phenomenon directly, so before driving away I mentally asked to connect with my mum and asked for a track on the radio.  And for those who knew her – she listened to the radio A LOT – especially Women’s Hour at lunchtime, so it felt appropriate.

The track I heard, and it started the moment I turned the car radio on, was “I will always love you”.  Now, I know the original intention is a love song, but now it holds a different and more personal meaning for me.

My mum’s story – this blog was created in her memory

To learn more about my mum, here’s her tribute page and a post about vaccinations and angiodysplasia.

If you have an elderly relative who has angiodysplasia or an immune-compromised system then this post might be useful.

I promised my mum that I’d share more about the work I’ve been studying for the last 16 years or so – and this blog is part of that.  Wishing any readers the best on your spiritual journey and thanks for listening.

About Sarah Lawrence Hinson

A Mom On a Spiritual Journey! Sarah writes about modern spiritual practice and alternative wellness. Check out the podcasts too. She offers Akashic Records Readings, Energy Work and Intuitive Work via Skype at 'NewWorldEnergetics' or phone at 316 247 4144.


  1. Lovely idea, would love to hear and read”finding a spiritual Journey.

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  3. So sorry for your loss. Sharing your thoughts is a wonderful tribute to her memory and helps others feel not so alone or weak in how they handle their own grief.

    • Thanks for your kindness and taking the time to comment Stacy. I agree, sharing thoughts on grief is empowering for everybody and honors the person’s memory.

      I took a look at your site – neat! I know my mum would approve! 🙂

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