What do you think of when you hear the word Hospice? End of the line? A scary place? A sad place? That’s what I used to think. And yet, last winter, I was irresistibly drawn to offer attunements to the clients of our local hospice. Man oh man, does life ever take us where we need to go!
From the first day of the rather rigorous and thorough training, I knew I was in the right place. My spirit was humming, saying, “thank you, Nance, for bringing me here!” And now I know, hospice is not scary or sad or even the end of the line. It’s a place of hope, support, lives transforming, hearts opening and spirits soaring. I get to be there!! Each visit fills me with deep gratitude to be allowed to share in these precious and intimate moments with people who don’t even know me… people who’ve been thrown a curve ball and had their lives turned upside down.
A person doesn’t generally know that, by allowing me to participate in this energetic process, they are letting me see them stripped of ego and image. It is an honour and a privilege to be given this level of trust. They are inviting me to commune at the level of spirit. That is both humbling and exhilarating. I am not the giver, here. I’ve trained for this work is all. The giving flows both ways.
A sense of peace and comfort is what those who come to me most often report. A seed is planted and grows, with each visit taking them to places they have never been before, enabling them to nurture that sense of wellbeing themselves. I couldn’t ask for more. But…
Life Lessons from the Hospice; Spirit, Energy & Awareness
A fabulous extra that seems to come with this work is heightened awareness in my own perceptions, surrounding energy and vibration. There is a feeling, when all the factors are aligned in perfect attunement. I don’t know how else to describe it but to say orgasmic. That’s right, I said it. It is a feeling, so intense, so perfect, it’s the best word I can draw on. Hmmm, spiritual orgasm. It could be a new thing!
As these new vistas of perception open within me, as I refine my skills, I feel I am still in kindergarten… just touching the tip of the iceberg. That’s okay, in fact it compels me to keep moving forward. Imagine what is yet to come!
My heart is filled with gratitude. Thank you, each one who graces me with your heart and soul, bared and keen. Thank you, loving hospice workers for your support and open-hearted trust. Thank you, teachers all.
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