Reiki and Hospice
"What is dying?
I am standing on the seashore. A ship sails to the morning breeze and starts for the ocean. She is an object of beauty and I stand watching her till at last she fades on the horizon, and someone at my side says, "She is gone." Gone where? Gone from my sight, that is all; she is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when I saw her, and just as able to bear her load of living freight to its destination.
The diminished size and total loss of sight is in me, not in her; and just at the moment when someone at my side says, "She is gone," there are others who are watching her coming, and other voices take up the glad shout, "There she comes!"--and that is dying."
By Bishop Brent
When we have family and friends in Hospice, we are overwhelmed with grief, worry, and fear.
The family members who is in Hospice is also in worry, disbelief, fear, pain, and grief.
Suggestions to help the both of you.
-Write your thoughts out.
-Write your own story about who you were and are. This will be a cherished paper that can be handed down to the rest of the family.
-Try using meditation to help calm the emotions and to accept.
-Try to be outside everyday to enjoy nature. Nature is calming and healing.
-Cry when you feel like it.
-Wail! Take time and actually wail loudly. This, along with crying, helps you to release grief.
-And lastly, try having Reiki sessions. Reiki is highly relaxing an supporting. Reiki can be given to the one in Hospice and the family members.
Reiki can help the Hospice patient to relax, calm their minds down, help with pain, and with acceptance of death and their situation. Reiki for the Hospice patient is there to support them through this difficult time
Reiki for family members will also help support them with relaxation, acceptance, and calm mind.
I am truly sorry for what you're going through.
*Reiki in the Prairie LLC offers a few grief books that may be helpful . Check them out. A few extra ones in the Reiki in the Prairie LLC office for sale. Soon to be placed on the webpage.
Written by Cynthia Bergsbaken RM of Reiki in the Prairie LLC
April 20, 2021
***All original content is copyrighted by Cynthia Bergsbaken, Perceptive Blogger & Reiki in the Prairie LLC.