If you are grieving for a spouse or anyone else you loved who has died, you have probably found yourself talking to them at times. Late at night, holding a pillow next to you, perhaps, or alone as you walk along a trail. More than likely, you have found this comforting, to simply talk to your loved one… ask questions… reminisce… or tell them about all the things that are happening in your life.
In reality, this is a wonderful form of therapy, and it is common to people around the world. In Japan, residents of a town devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami erected a simple phone booth — without a phone connection. It is a place where people can come and pick up the phone and say things from the bottom of their soul. “Why did you have to die? Why you? Why me?”
Watch the first few minutes of this video, and you’ll be struck by the power and emotion involved in expressing thoughts in an intensely personal way. Perhaps this will be inspiration for you to find a sacred spot that you can go to — to reach out and connect with your loved one and simply talk to them.