It’s worth the following reminder: Memories can create missing or longing. It can feel tender. Sore. Bittersweet. Just plain sweet. Memories can take a moment in your day. Feelings can last a moment (or just a few moments) at a time.
There may be more memories that come forward to be noticed during winter holiday months. There’s nothing wrong with this. It’s a time for traditions, either practiced or recalled. You notice who is new in your world or at your table… and who you miss seeing too.
Memories are a conductor of feelings. Meaning, feelings of all kinds flow in on memories… good, painful, or both.
Could it be that the feelings that come in thru memories have both love to be felt and grief to be released? You get to keep what you want to keep. Allow your feelings by observing them and trust that there may be pain that is ready to go, to be transformed or transmuted… and to allow that to happen too.