Tag: death

Are Imaginary Friends actually visits from Deceased Loved Ones?

Thirtysomething years ago, when my kids made comments about their "imaginary friends" -- making visits, having conversations, joining us on outings -- we accepted...

Spirit Leaves: Embracing Death

The question is stunning, isn't it: What happens when we die? Do emotions, thoughts and memories we've gathered all these years suddenly grind to...

Thankful for a Moment to say Goodbye

My husband, Tim, died peacefully in my arms. A true gift. A true honor. Because we confronted his death with conscious awareness, I'm no...

Consciousness in Dying: The Story of Jack Heckelman

My first husband, Paul, and my daughter Kirsten, both died suddenly, so when my second husband, Jack, was diagnosed with fourth-stage lung cancer, I...

Using Flower Essences to Prepare Patients and their Families for the...

I sat nearby my father's hospital bed, which my family had placed in my sister's living room. By consensus this would be the best...

Death and Dying from a Shamanic Perspective

In shamanism, the belief that there is no death is a concept grounded in the belief of the soul existing in a never-ending process...

Conscious Dying: A message from Ascended Master Serapis Bey

"It is necessary to cast off all the material illusions of the world in order to achieve a Conscious Death while still incarnated. When...

Conscious dying: How to say Goodbye with Loving Awareness

There are many goodbyes at the end of a life. Sometimes you have to say goodbye to a dying friend, sometimes you haven't said...

Home Funerals: A Special Touch

Bringing funerals back home is remembering our capacity to care for our own. Up until the 1850s in North America, death and after-death care...

Home Ritual for Dying Consciously

Every experience in life after birth comes to us from another person, nature or animals. Think about that for a moment. From our conception...

A Path to the Door

Be careful what you say around the dying, because hearing is the last of the five senses to go. As my mother neared death last...

Dying Leaves

I have sat for hours wondering about the cycle that our lives go through -- the many lifetimes we experience in this lifetime. Who...

In Life as in Death

My mother had a saying up on the wall in her home office that read: "No one is completely worthless; they can always serve...

Death & Consciousness Awareness

No matter our differences, accomplishments or failures, how liberal or conservative our values, what religious or atheist belief we hold, science or logic we...

On Death with Thich Nhat Hanh

On Facebook, friends of noted Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh were shocked to learn that the 88-year old teacher experienced a severe brain hemorrhage...

Soba Rigpa: Good Health is all in the Mind

A plaque at the National Institute of Traditional Medicine in Thimphu, Bhutan, summarizes the root cause of illness as being a lack of knowledge...

In Memoriam: Dolores Cannon (1931-2014)

Dolores Cannon, a past-life regressionist and hypnotherapist who specialized in the recovery and cataloging of "Lost Knowledge," died on Saturday, Oct. 18, following a...