Good Grief

Sometimes I feel like exclaiming, Good grief!, When will this pandemic end?

What I have noticed in my clients, though, is that the pandemic has afforded them the time to be on their own, reflect and grieve.

Good grieving is something that we have time to do during the pandemic. It’s one of the pluses of being at home.

Memories from the past resurge and we have the time to process them, something that was less likely before.

We may feel a tinge in our heart, followed by sadness, followed by letting go.

It’s important to let these memories surface and then leave our system energetically as well as verbally when we tell someone.

In his book, Modern Man in Search of a Soul, the renown psychiatrist Carl G. Jung discusses the concept of confession as being the first step in a psychic process that, ultimately, leads to transformation.

When we, for example, reveal our secrets to our analyst, we are confessing (expressing verbally) that which was previously concealed.

According to Jung, that which remains concealed—remains secret—leads to illness. In his own words, ‘To cherish secrets and to restrain emotions are psychic misdemeanours for which nature finally visits us with sickness ….’[1]

As a chaplain, I see physical illnesses that are manifestations of unresolved spiritual issues. I find that when the person shares their story with me (a kind of confession) and we pray together, they feel better and are able to release anger or sadness or perplexity.

It starts with ‘confession’ and all comes out.

To tell your truth to another human being is not easy and involves trust.

Tears may flow after which comes a release like no other.

We cannot move from one level to the next without having fully worked through our issues at the level we presently find ourselves.

We must confess before moving to Jung’s next steps of explanation, education, and transformation.

The model that I use in Take it to the Next Level, ‘Listen Recognize and Create’ (or Co-create) is similar to, but different from, the psychic process defined above.

Take it to the Next Level is all about you finding the knowledgeable, qualified person (mentor or spiritual coach) you’ve always been looking for to really listen to you, recognize the issue that is blocking you from advancing, and (together) create a plan to move forward.

In order to move up a level, we need to let go of our past. When we let go, we can ‘climb out and climb up’ a level.

The pandemic has forced us to let go of many things: we can’t go places we used to go; meet people we used to see; or engage in the distractions we used to engage in.

The pandemic has forced us to stay home and spend time with ourselves. This is a plus because it is only when we look at ourselves that we realize that we are no longer satisfied with the status quo. We realize that we want to change, want to move up a level.

We may have all the material things we could ever want, but our soul is crying out, telling us something is missing.

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[1] C.G. Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul (New York: Harcourt, 1933), 34.

When the Muse Calls

Although LUBA RASCHEFF CONSULTANCY was founded in 2015, the inspiration for ‘Take it to the Next Level’ with Luba Rascheff was born this year, 2019.

Can we dictate when the ‘muse’ comes calling? Of course not.

Take it to the Next Level, therefore, represents a complete overhaul of the business, a so-called ‘re-branding.’

Although re-branding can be disruptive, it is something that had to happen. It is nonnegotiable.

For those of you who follow LUBA RASCHEFF CONSULTANCY and are past or present clients, we are truly grateful. Nothing will change in your regard.

For the novelty of the odyssey that we are embarking on and future clients we attract, we say, ‘Welcome!’ and ‘How can we help you Take it to the Next Level?’

The speed at which time appears to be moving, the uncertainty of life, the unceasing technological innovations our planet is experiencing—some of which are rendering certain jobs obsolete—may seem unsettling. Whereas we grew up thinking that degrees, education, the club we belong to, or what society expects is ‘it,’ today we may find ourselves struggling, on unsteady footing, unsure as to what to do next, how to best move forward, what our next move should be and how to Take it to the Next Level in a ‘new,’ rapidly evolving world.

Our world is undergoing massive change on an unprecedented scale. The news—real or fake—is hard to keep up with, and new generations are challenging old, assumptive values.

LUBA RASCHEFF CONSULTANCY uses a consultative approach to help clients Take it to the Next Level following the LRC Model (Listen, Recognize, and Create). The acronym is easy to remember because it also represents the first three letters in Luba Rascheff Consultancy.

Luba Rascheff will personally assist the client by:

  • Listening to where you find yourself presently
  • Recognizing what needs to be done in order to help you Take it to the Next Level
  • Creating a step-by-step plan that will help you move forward


Luba Rascheff will spend as long as it takes to deeply listen to what a client has to say in order to be able to pinpoint areas in the client’s life or business that require change—that would benefit from a different direction. Luba Rascheff, an experienced, Toronto-based chaplain, has clocked countless client hours listening on a variety of levels: psychological, emotional, social and geographical. Clients trust Luba with confidential information.


Once Luba, and her client, jointly recognize what is the root cause of feelings of stagnation, helplessness or a perceived inability to move forward, an opening will form in which change can occur. Recognition is the beginning of admitting that there is a problem, issue or unresolved matter and that something positive can be done about it. The first step in taking it to a higher level has to do with recognizing that there is a need and that this need can be filled in a better, different, more ‘evolved’ manner.


Creativity is a lost art. We’ve become so used to finding pre-set answers that we’ve stopped seeking the muse. We’ve lost the connection to our source of inspiration, to divinity. We no longer allow for an opening to form into which inspiration can rest, out of which creativity can be born. Luba, and her client, will—based on the previous two steps of listening and recognizing—create a step-by-step plan that will crystalize what needs to be done for the client to move forward, to Take it to the Next Level. The plan will not be fixed in stone; it will be flexible and allow for change, depending upon changes that take place in the client’s personal life or business. The plan recognizes that changes require micro re-directions and adaptability in order to reach macro goals.

Your first session* with Luba Rascheff, President and Founder of LUBA RASCHEFF CONSULTANCY, is #FREE. Click on the ‘Contact’ tab in the menu bar of to book your session. Please provide as much detail as possible regarding what you seek and specify Saturday (6 p.m. – 8 p.m. window EST) or Sunday (4 p.m. – 8 p.m. window), and best time within the window to chat.

*Via Zoom technology, 15 minutes for the first session. Subsequent sessions are 45 minutes long.


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