Genesis 35:19-21 Rachel died and was buried on the road to Ephrath, that is, Bethlehem. 20 Jacob set up a pillar to mark her grave. It is still there today, “Rachel’s Grave Stone.” Israel kept on his way and set up camp at Migdal Eder.
Expressing Grief is an important part of the healing process of recovery . We should never be afraid to grieve. Some people (mainly men) consider expressing emotions as a weakness. Often we try to appear strong by hiding how we feel. But expressing our grief can help us deal with our feelings appropriately.
Having fo face and deal with some of the character defects we have grown used to after many years of developing them can result in feelings of grief. But the can be roadblocks to our spiritual growth if left unchecked.
Take time to look at your list from Step Four and take some time to grieve and feel the pain of the loss of some of the things that have comforted you during your life of addiction and compulsion.
Be honest about your feelings. Don’t over exagerrate them or make the loss of them a bigger issue than they are. TAke time to assess what your new way of living is going to be like without these defects of character and CELEBRATE.