It’s about being radically present.
It’s about easing one’s fear.
It’s about showing no judgment.
It’s about showing they’re undoubtedly loved.
I read this list again as I’m typing it and it could be about any great relationship or evolved connection, but today I share these as four of the key principles of conscious dying and end of life doula/death doula or soul midwife work.
I posted a few stories a couple days ago and will likely post more about this work that’s touching so many parts of my life right now…parts of my past, parts of my present, and — really — parts of *each* of our future.
Friends have joked with me that nobody grows up and says I want to help people die, but we do need more people to help people die…but die how?
…to die with dignity, to die with love, to die with someone by their side, to die feeling peace and that, in some ways, those around us are doing some part of it *with* us (as in any great relationship or friendship, when shit is really hitting the fan this is what you want to hear or feel: “I’m here and we’re going to do this together.”).
Most of all, what more of us who are nearing the end want and need (even if we don’t have the words for it) is to be supported to (still) live while we are dying, because there is still life and fulfillment and connection (so much of all three) to be had.
At one point, months ago, I wondered how my identity and success coaching in business with women entrepreneurs connected with this death/living while dying work?
And though in many ways, it doesn’t really matter, here’s one way it does: we are ALL trying to find our way…whether it is in business, life OR in death.
The work I do in whatever form or name it comes dressed as is about the same each time ~> about radically expressing yourself (a bolstered sense of self), showing the world who you truly are (more is “revealed” when we do this) and doing what is genuinely joyful and fulfilling for you each day (carpe diem), all of it, everyday ~ like a prescription ~ down to your very last breath.