Well, here it goes. I've always said I'd never write a blog. There are a million of them out there, and who would be that interested in what I have to say? Yet, on a frequent basis, in everyday conversations, I hear, "You really should write a book!" But, for many years I've given in to deep seated feelings of "who am I to tell my story? who am I to advise anyone else?" And most recently, "who am I to step into the role of a Death Doula and guide people in their final months, days, weeks and moments of life?" These mistaken beliefs held me back, made me play small, and convinced me to withhold my story and my light from the world. Well, I am now ready to share my experiences, in the hopes that someone else will relate, and hopefully benefit from them.
I am a woman who has learned many lessons in her first forty years on this planet. Most of those lessons were very hard learned. In the past, I have tended to need to learn from direct experience in order to really grasp a new concept or gain a new awareness. I've made many mistakes, and gained a new understanding of who I want to be, with each of them. I've come to terms with each of my mistakes and made amends where appropriate. I've come to accept my own traumas and forgiven those who've wronged me, understanding that hurt people, hurt people. At this point in my life, I have no regrets, nor do I hold any grudges. I do my best (although I don't always succeed) to live each day, present, in the moment; accepting that any one of those moments could be my last.
And that is what this blog will be about. Living life to the fullest, because it is finite. Our time here, on this 3-D plane of existence, in this dimension, at this particular point in space and time, will never happen again. So lets talk about how to make the most of it. And how to consciously prepare for the time when it comes to an end. Lets talk about it openly, and honestly. Lets release the fear and trepidation and talk about it with love in our hearts. Let us walk home, together.