Grief is an inevitable part of human experience. It's part of the duality we're in. Without grief we cannot recognize and appreciate joy. But this information doesn't make grief easier. When you experience a tragic or sad event, you must allow yourself to feel grief. It is equally important that you no longer grieve as you can no longer enjoy life.
Grief is a very strong emotion. Black obsidian is a stone that can absorb some of your grief. In times of extreme grief, carry black obsidian in your trouser pocket, clean and recharge it every day.
Smoky quartz converts negative energy into positive energy. Sit quietly, holding the smoky quartz in your non-dominant hand while repeating the mantra. Let grief flow naturally. Continue until grief is reduced. Repeat this as many times as necessary during your mourning.