Processing the Beauty of Life and Death
I’ve been out of touch lately as I’ve been doing a lot of processing and witnessing life’s beauty, challenges, and death.
Over the holidays, I had the sadness of saying goodbye to my dear grandmother and also of seeing the beauty of her life and the strength and power of her body and will. We don’t ever realize the thoughts and belief systems we have built around life and death till it’s in front of you. I don’t think my Grandmother realized it either, till her time came and she realized she wasn’t done. My grandmother loved life and she loved to go on adventures. She was one of the most outgoing people I knew. She had hoped for her 84th birthday she could go on the longest zip-line, and she had many places still to see. She also loved her family so much. This made it difficult for her to let go in the end, because to her, life was not done and life was great!
In this process she showed such strength from the lifetime of taking care of her body. Her health showed through till the end. Living a healthy life, may not always guarantee you will live to be a century old, but it certainly changes the way we live and die. I got to see that with my Grandmother. She took such care of herself – she was an inspiration to so many for this -she lived a full, adventure-filled life and she did it right till the end. When most people’s bodies would quit, my Grandmother’s heart and other organs were strong and her will to live didn’t let her give up. I learned a lot from her, and I was able to find the many reasons why I will continue to take care of my body, my emotions, and my spirit for my entire life’s journey.
Life is to be lived and enjoyed. Life is to be experienced and abundant. And it is my truth that you can get a lot more out of life when one’s body is healthy, emotions are processed, and soul is free.
My journey is still young, and I am here to share with everyone what I learn, so that I may give back and help others get more out of life, and live an amazing, full life, as my grandmother did, and as I will. Thank you for allowing me into your lives and supporting my mission in health.
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