"About A Young Patient"
Introduction: "Diary of a Death Doula"
“Providing support for others, no matter where they are in their lives, can be life affirming and bring immense comfort. Those who feel isolated receive the message that they count. Someone took the time to care about them and they haven’t been forgotten. They’re not just some hospice patient who is waiting to die, but someone alive and worthy.” - Debra Diamond, Ph.D.
I came to hear about Diary of a Death Doula when I started diving into research about the End-of-Life process and the doula path. This excerpt begins with an experience from the author’s first day of training in hospice care. Listening to the audio book, I was stopped in my tracks and knew it was something to give my close attention. I began to think about my own life and that I too would transition one day. This book help solidify my decision to seek out training as a death doula. The author and their mentor, Matt, were with an unresponsive patient, when they got an unexpected request....
"Path of the Shaman"
EXCERPTS FROM "AWAKENING TO THE SPIRIT WORLD: THE SHAMANIC PATH OF DIRECT REVELATION" BY SANDRA INGERMAN AND HANK WESSELMAN
"My desire as a woman, and as one who has dedicated her life to being in service to the planet, is to communicate Shamanic principles to the general population.
For one, the feminine principle of the visionary steers us away from seeing the practice as a series of techniques and methods to seeing Shamanism as a way of life, in which we honor and respect the spirit that lives within all things. This way considers how you live to be more important than what you do.
You continue to be in awe and wonder for the life giving power of earth, air, water, sun, and the beauty of who you are, as well as the nature of life that surrounds you. This includes the principle of experiencing power with versus power over."
- Sandra Ingerman
"Pursuit of Happiness" Teachings
"If We Create A Conscious Planet, All Life Will Thrive " from Sadhguru Podcast
"In pursuit of happiness, we have ripped the planet apart.
But still, we are not any happier than what people were a hundred years ago or a thousand years ago.
It is time to stop and look… because all human experience happens within us, not outside of us.
Though both joy and misery can happen only within us, in pursuit of human happiness; how much damage we have caused on this planet?!
This time, when this virus has made us come to a standstill, it is time to consider how we pursue human happiness..."