This week as we attended to Dylan’s post treatment scans and tests we were reminded of the tragic reality of this horrific disease. Two mothers held their little heroic boys in their arms as they said their last goodbyes, allowing the whisper of their last breath to be released in the comfort of their mothers loving arms. Both boys courageously endured very harsh medical treatments, while still living fully sharing their energy and joy to all those around them. Their lives weaved with challenges that many others never experience, their impact on the world around them significant and permanent. Continue reading “Aware”
“It’s been an honor Dad.
Today we are Celebrating a life well lived
He was loud
Funny and friendly
He was so loved
And he will be very fondly remembered.
Generous, a joker and so helpful, he accepted you as is ……”
We huddle tightly below deck, while the ferocity of the storm rips relentlessly at our vessel. Battered continuously, whipped around like a rag doll there’s little we can do. Our control swept right from under us we are left clinging on to one another. Then, just as suddenly as this all began, there’s a break in the clouds, there’s an uneasy calm, an almost sickening stillness. We are left bobbing in a very vast ocean, quite unsure of any direction.
The few things that keep us afloat during the brutality of this …. Limitless courage, unconditional acceptance, surrendered trust, total presence, and of course love. These things remain with us. Continue reading “Today”
Seeing beyond the flesh, I see a soul. A wisdom far exceeding the knowledge that may be expressed through the mouth, a sight more expansive than that seen through the eyes, a knowing deep truth far beneath the mind, an opening overflowing in creative powers within this tiny physical form.
In conversation yesterday with a lovely lady we spoke of many interesting things but the valuable awareness for me came from our discussion of illness, death, the ending of a child’s life.
She spoke of her experiences caring for very ill babies and children, many who were in their final time here on earth. Her compassion and wisdom that she had learned from these experiences was astounding. She was both a receiver and a giver of wisdom within these experiences, shining a light on a purpose, the gifts of wisdom and unconditional love shared.
What I learnt was a souls purpose can be lived in a moment, a day, a year, there is not a time frame. We come here with a mission or ten, and we do that, we do our mission, we share our wisdom and our love. When a baby passes out of this body their mission is done and they are ready to move onto their next mission, their mission achieved in a moment, their wisdom lasting lifetimes.
My awareness of those souls who choose to care for others in such a selfless act with compassion has forever changed. Previously I was under the assumption that a carer must have a cut off, must be capable of disconnecting emotionally to be efficient and effective in their role as a carer. However since this conversation I realize that we don’t condition love with time. Our hearts open, unconditional love flowing always, even if it is to only be a brief moment in time, we share love always.
When we see beyond the limits of our bodies we know the value of each moment. Purpose and love are never bound by time.
With gratitude to the love of caregivers and the wisdom of those souls who I thought ‘left too soon’ but who rocked their mission in a millisecond.