With Death & Dying
Time To Live, A Time To Die
it or not... death is a natural transitional part of life and our individual
journey. On Friday evening June 6, 2003, my mother passed on from life
in her physical body in order to begin a new life and journey.
series of articles, "A Time To Live, A Time To Die," are meant
as a tribute to her, her life, and the unwavering love that only a mother
1 - To Every Thing There Is A Season
As a more than middle-aged man - teetering treacherously on the brink
of 50 - I'd suddenly found myself in that age group where one is surrounded
by friends, acquaintances, and coworkers experiencing the initiatory loss
of their parents.
Part 2 - I Received The Call
The attempted forecasting of future events, based on whatever astrological
symbols are involved is, has always been, and will always be at best a
dicey and hazardous endeavor.
3 - The Future Is A Scary Place
Yes... the future is a very dark and scary place. As much as I hate to
admit it... and as much as I've taught against it... when the rubber met
the road and my mother was given a diagnosis of 6 months or less to live
- I attempted to gain control over the situation via my knowledge of astrology.
4 - The Young Boy
Although the deeper strata of the "unconscious" doesn't recognize
physical death as an "ending," the "unconscious" does
have it's own mysterious ways of preparing folks for the separation of
5 - The Moment of Death
The moment of physical death can be a very private thing for some folks.
My own very private Capricorn mother picked a time to begin her final
journey when neither of her two children would be in the room. Yet, in
spite of being 1,000 miles away, Mom still managed in her own unique way
to say her final good-byes.
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