Emotional Connection & Suicide Loss With Raphael Cushnir April 13, 2015 • 0 Comments In this 65 minute Healing Project Interview with author and renowned teacher, Raphael Cushnir, a leading voice in the world of emotional connection and present moment awareness, we talk about the importance of feeling emotions, especially the difficult ones, in order to heal. There are few experiences that bring us in contact with a wider range of painful emotions than the experience of losing a loved one to suicide. While the despair is devastating, the profound loss of suicide goes well beyond just grief. Our conversation explores how we reach a state of profound acceptance with this searing tragedy to begin the process of healing, while also finding deep compassion for ourselves along the way. How the “Negativity Bias,” an evolutionary component of our mind, can hinder our healing. Where does early childhood wounding originate? Of all the stories we run about our lives, unworthiness is the biggest virus in the world. When we experience loss, the amazing opportunity to bring our wounded parts back from exile. Any forward movement toward healing must happen with our most wounded parts integrated, cared for and loved. Our biggest shifts can happen during a period of loss. “When you’re falling, dive.” A counter-intuitive approach to feeling feelings. The benefits of paying up close and patient attention to whatever you are experiencing in your life. “Comparison is the devil.” Your pain is your pain. How grief is paradoxically horrible, and soulful. “Unconditional Bliss.” There is a fundamental radiance, joyfulness and peace available to all of us, no matter what happens, and it is only a breath away. The importance of stepping out beyond the reactive states of good, bad, right and wrong. How looking to assign blame and responsibility only create false and temporary satisfaction. How to use the parental stance of, “Strong Arm, Soft Heart” to navigate emotions. You will never get over this. That is not the goal. Self-vulnerability is the source of your greatest power and offers the opportunity to courageously live with what is. I hope you find the information helpful to your healing journey. As always, sending love and light. –db Who is Dianna Bonny? Hi, my name is Dianna Bonny. It’s my mission to candidly share my journey with you. For me, it’s all about the healing: to create a radiant healing energy for others who have befallen a similar fate. Together, we can forge beautiful lives of belonging and connection. Thanks for joining me today! I look forward to hearing from you.