Sacred Death: 25 Tools for Caregivers
with lead author Hemali Vora, August 2021, Brave Healer Productions
Chapter 11 - Conscious Dying: Staying Present, Aligned, and Connected Together
The chapter is about my journey deathwalking my father in 2012 over a two month process. It was mystical, profound, heart-wrenching, and grief-filled yet still full of love and joy. My tool, Creating a P.A.C.T.: Presence, Alignment, and Connection Together, is about giving insight into how a caregiver can support the dying person in having a conscious death, and this happens when the family and caregiver are also open and present to the needs of the dying.
I sat sobbing while trying to listen to the hospice social worker explain what to expect. “The body will shut down slowly, his food intake will dissipate, he’ll begin to have difficulty swallowing, and he’ll sleep more.” “We know,” she said, “that hearing is the last sense to go.” When I exclaimed, "But he's deaf!" she replied, “Don't worry, he will hear you.” The tears flowed and I said I was just so sad. “Of course you are,” she commented, “You’re losing the first man you ever loved.”
All books can be purchased on Amazon or by emailing me to purchase directly (New Zealand only)
Breathwork Facilitator with Venus Rising Assoc. for