Death is universal, and grief is a natural consequence of love. Cultures throughout history and the world practice rituals around death and they mourn in community. Why, then is grieving so difficult for our 21st century society? What have we forgotten? What do we need to remember?
“Voices of Grief, Honoring the Sacred Journey” explores the impact of our modern western culture on the expression and experience of grief: our disconnection to our emotions and our community and the impact of unresolved sorrow on our bodies. It is solution-oriented, encompassing ways to overcome our culturally-imposed restrictions of the grief process. It explores the ancient wisdom of attending to the heart and soul of grief.
The documentary film interweaves individuals’ personal stories of loss and healing together with the insight of nationally renowned experts in the fields of grief and mourning. The film provides both an educational tool for those in bereavement and encourages a more compassionate way for us to return to community and bring this vital part of our life back to the personal rather than the virtual. We show that the goal is not to get over grief; we reconcile and integrate the experience, enabling the possibility of transforming grief into something greater as we carry on the legacy of our beloved.