Reiki and Hospice

"What is Dying?"

By Rev Luther F. Beecher

I am standing upon the seashore.
A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze
and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength,
and I stand and watch until at last she hangs
like a speck of white cloud
just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other.
Then someone at my side says,
“There she goes!”
Gone where?
Gone from my sight . . . that is all.
She is just as large in mast and hull and spar
as she was when she left my side
and just as able to bear her load of living freight
to the place of destination.
Her diminished size is in me, not in her.
And just at the moment
when someone at my side says,
“There she goes!”
there are other eyes watching her coming . . .
and other voices ready to take up the glad shout . . .
“Here she comes!”

Sources:  Northwestern Christian Advocate, July 13, 1904; Religious Telescope, Vol. 70, August 21, 1904; and Attica Daily Ledger, October 26, 1904.

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.

-Be there.


-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.

Take Care.


*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

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