“No man can avoid getting to the end of his life”– The Big Fish movie
What Do Your Childhood Stories Reveal About Your Life?
The stories of our lives often surface when childhood friends get together. Have you ever experienced that?
We gathered with my husband’s sister and a few of their oldest friends, today. Brother and sister best friends with brother and sister.
The stories were among those I’ve heard before, particularly the ones about the stern and punitive “Holy Nuns.”
Tom and friend Alan called the nuns Sister Charles Bronson or Sister Telly Savalas.
A few of the stories Alan never heard before.
I never heard the stories about Tom’s mother and father.
I knew Tom’s dad, Donald, but never met his mother, Helen, who died of cancer before my time. Donald was a WW2 survivor and was stranded in the Philippines for a number of years, before he was rescued. He arrived home with Post Traumatic Stress and an inability to talk about his experience unless he was drunk.
I never got the impression that Donald and Helen were close. But according to these third party observers, Donald and Helen loved each other very much.
Helen was quite the dancer. She had the agility of a professional. She had a live and let live attitude which helped her as she was dying. She smoked pot and learned how to meditate on her death bed.
I felt Helen’s Presence as we talked about her, today. I am so glad to meet her. Tom and I have been married 28 years, and he holds his mother close to his heart, and rarely talks of her.
Unlike me, who talks about my mom all the time!
As I muse on this, I know Kitty, my mom, and Helen are dancing together beyond the veil.
My mother was quite the dancer, too!
And so am I! Dancing reminds me of my youth in the 1960′s and 1970′s. I am sure we all could loosen up our psyches by dancing more and more and reaching back to those things that used to bring joy and resurrect that joy right up to the present moment through the music we used to love.
And will always love. Forever.
My new Google Hangout Webinar Series, titled “Uprooting Our Fear Of Death: Bringing IT Out Of The Closet” seeks to discover the connection between Love and Fear, while at the same time, uprooting our death fear, in the process.
How? By having conversations about Death and opening up our consciousness to receive the lessons
Death has to teach us.
My first guest is Julia Assante PH.D, author of The Last Frontier: Exploring The Afterlife and Transforming Our Fear Of Death and thought to be to the after death movement what Kubler Ross is the the Death and Dying Movement.
We are meeting 9/11/2013- 3 PM EST
Kate’s Prayer Prescription Series and her mission has, at its foundation, the intent to relieve suffering through the spiritual practice and the remedies brought about through the healing power of Prayer, Love and Compassion.