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Resting and Recovering

With Patty, back in 1981, I had stayed by her side day and night for the four or so days it took her to leave us. But, my mother’s slide was too gradual. Too slow. And so I wasn’t with her when she left. Or perhaps I should say that my Body was not with her? I am becoming aware that a huge part of my inner self was with her — and is only slowly returning to me.

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Posted in connecting, lying fallow, Marathons, Mothers, mysteries, Needed Repair Time

A New Perspective

For nine years my mom became, a major focus — and for Kit, too, as he visited her almost as much as I did. At first, the loss of my mom, a beloved focal point, was disorienting. My Center was missing. Bad enough to be grieving, God, without feeling aimless.

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Posted in Abundant Life, adjusting, asking for help for myself, Changing, Mothers, Needed Repair Time

Color as Therapy?

Give Sorrow Words, the Grief that Does Not Speak,
Whispers to the Or’ Fraught Heart and Bids it Break.

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Posted in Colors, connecting, connections, Expand my Heart, Mothers, processing on deeper levels

The physicality of grief

I’m not sure our society or our scientists understand the Physical Cellular Connection between Momthers and Daughters. We share mitochondria. We share the deepest possible physical connection.

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Posted in connecting, Families, Feeling our feelings, Grief, hearing myself, Mothers

Sunsets Coming

But, in addition, I am feeling more and more a part of The Web of Life. More than ever I sense that it extends further and deeper than we humans can begin to imagine.

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Posted in connecting, LOVE, Mothers, web of life

The Dark and Light of Life

I am quite certain that as sins go mine could be worse. But, that misses the point! The point IS that they are Mine and they are tired of being ignored and locked up. They want to come up and be dealt with — or at least acknowledged. That requires of me both personal Courage and personal Respect.

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Posted in Compassion, Failing, Forgiving, freedom, Mistakes, Mothers

Dying: “It’s not so bad . . .”

It was just a few weeks ago that You had Patty come (dream or vision or ?) and tell her, “Don’t be afraid, Grandma. It’s [dying] not so bad.” I do have to remind mom of that. But when I do, she always lights up and smiles. She remembers it!

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Posted in a hand up, accepting my need for help, comfort, encourage and comfort, Families, Mothers

Blogs I Follow
Brené Brown

chatting and sometimes, listening

Rachel Naomi Remen

chatting and sometimes, listening

A Moment with God

chatting and sometimes, listening

Sacred Dance Guild Journal

Since 1958 articles by members & guests offer news about activities, history, Sacred Dance practices, profiles of Sacred Dancers, choreography, images & illustrations.

Victoria Paulsen

How to Step In -- Substitute Teaching

Brené Brown

chatting and sometimes, listening

Rachel Naomi Remen

chatting and sometimes, listening

A Moment with God

chatting and sometimes, listening

Sacred Dance Guild Journal

Since 1958 articles by members & guests offer news about activities, history, Sacred Dance practices, profiles of Sacred Dancers, choreography, images & illustrations.

Victoria Paulsen

How to Step In -- Substitute Teaching