The Grieving Odyssey's 12 Stages
Grieving arises at one moment or another. It may be a monumental personal grief or it may be a shared or collective grief. Whether we are grieving the loss of a dear loved one, an entire family, one’s home, one’s country or a way of life, there comes a time we surrender to the process, as upheaving and emotional as it is. The 12 Stages of Grieving can deliver us eventually to states of freedom and inner peace.
These steps are not necessarily in order. One can move back and forth or stay in a stage for the necessary, extended time. The following article identifies key stations and the overall progression one may make.