Last fall I decided to take a training class to teach pregnancy and infant loss to providers and practitioners through an established institute. I thought that this would be a good way to earn some income while promoting my book and using my grief to help others. This endeavor was expensive. I spent a small fortune to travel to the weekend class with less than one month’s notice from the teacher. I listened to webinars. I invested a lot, and it turns out that the person doing the training misrepresented herself. I felt stupid at having been misled, especially about pregnancy and infant loss, a topic that is so important to me as I continue to work to improve awareness and acceptance of death in my work.
I have a dear friend Leslie who hiked with me this past summer. She asked me if it was worth a few thousand dollars to have the confidence to go forward and create my own business and teach my own classes. I replied firmly with a “no,” but she disagreed. “Of course, it’s worth it!” she exclaimed. “You wouldn’t have done this last fall, and now here you are starting your own business and doing the work that you wanted to do.”
Reader, my life is a labyrinth, and the path to my heart center is not linear. I have wandered a maze, hither and yon, horizontally and vertically, and here I am.
I introduce The Labyrinth of the Heart Center. My website is revamped with new offerings both in person here in Colorado and online. I am now available for grief and intuitive consulting. This November I am offering a six-week online grief class on Sunday afternoons (mountain time) to offer support to grieving hearts facing the holidays without their loved ones. I will teach a grief class in January in Greenwood Village to providers and practitioners to improve awareness and understanding for those of us going through losses. Pregnancy loss. Infant loss. All losses. We need those around us to use kind words as we maneuver our lives with our tender, broken hearts intact.
When I signed up for the class to train and be a part of an institute last year, I wanted the support of a network and community. I am feeling alone, yet I am stepping forward to do the work I am called to do. Even now, somewhere there is a family discovering that their pregnancy will not have the outcomes that they desired. I am here. We do not have to face our challenges alone.
Please visit my website www.diannavagianos.com that web woman Amanda Burma of The Mindful Tech has revamped soulfully. I look forward to connecting with many of you through this new work.
Happy Autumn… May the squirrels not eat all of your pumpkins, as they have just taken another one of mine…