Soulful Signs


A True Story of Redbirds
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague.
Who shall say where one ends and the other begins?
Edgar Allan Poe

Before you begin...

I have concluded that we are not human beings attempting to be spiritual, but spiritual beings trying to be human. We are uncomfortable with our bodies and fascinated by ghost stories. The author
C.S. Lewis believed that these two facts prove we are spirits in human form. If I accept the idea of an afterlife, and I do, how can I not believe in after-death communication?

My experience of winter redbirds is true, but let's face it, it was a subjective event. Just as no one can convince me that the cardinals were not a gift from Mom, I cannot persuade anyone to accept that they were. Whether you believe my story, or not, is your decision. Please stay open to the possibility of mystery as you arrive at your own conclusions.

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Why can’t I find a page or link that used to be here?

Over the last ten years, The Grieving Heart® meandered into many topics and lost its purpose. I have deleted 40 pages to bring it back to the original focus of grief and helping grievers.

Web addresses come and go and I cannot guarantee the accuracy, safety or longevity of third-party (external) sites. Adding links by request, or finding and fixing broken links are massive time consumers, so I have deleted many outside sources and will limit additions in the future. The external links that remain are checked on a regular basis and related to grief, helping grievers and pet loss. 

I will continue to honor and remember veterans and fallen soldiers because it is the least I can do for those who have given so much.

I hope that my renewed attention to grief information will make The Grieving Heart® a better experience and comfort for you. Thank you for visiting. CJ



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Christine at The Grieving Heart dot info 

A Word About E-mail: One way to decrease SPAM caused by Internet bots is to deactivate the live address link. You can still contact me by typing this address into your own e-mail program using @, a period, and no spaces, the standard e-mail format. Thank you.

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How complicated and individual mending is, the time required for healing
cannot be measured against any fixed calendar
. Mary Jane Moffat
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