Losing a Parent : Passage to a New Way of Living

by Alexandra Kennedy | Health, Mind & Body | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0062504983 Global Overview for this book
Registered by biba89 of Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on 3/25/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Friday, March 25, 2005
This title reached out from the shelf and almost slapped me in the face. My mother is ill. She will not recover, we both know that. And we both manage to avoid the subject very succesfully, when we see each other.
I am afraid.
I think this book will help me to face the situation.

Journal Entry 2 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Look, this book has been sitting on my shelf for over three years now, slapping me in the face sometimes, its reading postponed to when time was due. Now time seems due. I have succesfully put off thinking about my mother dying, until she received the dreaded chemotherapy last Tuesday and decided, when the aftermath kicked in, that she wasn't going to continue. Which has final consequences. On learning that, I finally mustered the courage to pick up this book for reading in the train towards Utrecht. Which I did.
It was highly spiritual, too much for me, with all the shamanic journeys and archetypical beasts and dream telling. But I learned a lot from it, gathered some courage to face what is coming, decided I need to take the time to write, decided to set up a retreat place in our home devoted to my mother and my emotions around this transition time. Transition for her, for me and for my sister. Maybe postponing until there is really no hope left is not the best way.
I think I will have to read this again, shamans and all, if only to go through the excercises. And write down stuff.

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