Something is shifting. More and more people are being called to be at the bedside of the dying. "Why" is a common question, as well as "What do you do" and "How are you different from hospice?". This article appeared online a few days ago at Huffington Post and can help answer those questions.
And so we begin. No splash headlines or confetti, just a small ounce of courage to say "yes, let's do it." Endings and beginnings are the cycles we live in, bridged by the beautiful transitions that cause us to expand and contract against the containers that hold us. How can we stand so close to inescapable truths and not hang on to each other? Or, at the very least, look into each other's eyes and say "Don't be afraid, I got you."
Here's the flesh of it. We cannot survive without each other, yes this is true. But we cannot die without each other either, nor were we ever meant to. New moon, new seeds and another precious moment to make a wish just because right now, you can. Take a deep breath in--breathe in your wild, messy, unpredictable, beloved life. Then exhale, let it all go, and blow those seeds into the promise of being held by an invisible wind.
Welcome to our space. With so much love, your Death Doulas...