Introducing Mystical Mourning, Grieving With Guidance
This month marks the 10-year anniversary of the death of my father, Shelly, to suicide. As many of you who have read my books or followed my blog know, my dad’s death had an tremendous influence on my work and my understanding of death and the other side. This past week, while I was in my hometown of Omaha, NE for my Large Audience Events, it was with
immense gratitude that I was able to spend time with my family and friends, celebrating his life. My brother, Rabbi Dr. Baruch HaLevi, and I often talk about how greatly our personal lives and professional courses were impacted by both our father’s death and his approach to life.
For the first time ever, Baruch and I have partnered professionally to unite our gifts and passions to provide a tool that we’ve both come to know is much needed and significant to the healing process. This new product, Mystical Mourning, is an 8-day self-guided grief relief program. It consists of 8 days of mind, body, spirit work designed to provide a nurturing and comforting journey through one’s grief.
The creation of Mystical Mourning was a long time in the making, and can be traced back about 30 years ago to the suicide of our paternal grandmother. Our family was left reeling in pain and grief, only to be met again 10 years later with the tragedy of suicide, this time of our dad’s. We know that the pain, guilt, and constant questions that we faced are similar to those that so many others experience when facing death of any form. We’ve both come to understand that grief is something that is often swept under the rug and quite misunderstood in today’s culture. It is uncomfortable to go through, and uncomfortable for others to be around. During his 15 years as a rabbi, Baruch oversaw over 500 funerals. Again and again he saw the need to find a better response to grief than the suppression that we naturally trend towards.
My brother and I are both passionate about creating products with purpose, and that is what we believe Mystical Mourning is. It is intended to be used at any point during one’s grief—a day after the death of a loved one, decades later, or anytime in between. There is no right or wrong way to mourn, and there is no one appropriate timeline. But we do seek to find a way to mourn with meaning and purpose, and to learn to see the light in our darknesses. Mystical Mourning serves as a guide to do just that.
We hope that you’ll find comfort in this program. Baruch and I both had to journey through our own mourning processes, and put in a lot of work on soul and spiritual levels, but eventually we were able to see the blessings in our father’s death. Ten years after his death, we still love him dearly and we miss his physical presence every day, but we know that he is still with us, and we found a way to honor him through the work that we do. We hope that through Mystical Mourning you, too, will find yourself in a place of peace as you learn to live with the physical loss of your loved one.
If this speaks to you, I invite you to visit mysticalmourning.com to learn more, or to get started on your journey today.