We are at a very interesting time in human history at this time. Among the New Thought Movement, people call this the time of the Shift of the Ages. Many long-term time cycles – to the tune of 26,500+ years, are merging together and a great deal of love and light frequency is coming onto the planet. This is why the entire world – and what we have become used to - seems to be “going crazy” through this major Transition, especially when you pay attention to the…Continue
Added by Maria Dancing Heart Hoaglund on February 13, 2016 at 11:30pm — No Comments
We live in a culture where expressing grief is not honored in meaningful ways. We live in a society that’s awkward around the subject of death & dying, as well as grief. We have “bereavement leaves” in the workplace that last for three or four days. We use words like you need to “get over it,” and “keep busy,” and maintain a “stiff upper lip.” It’s almost as if we encourage each other to turn a blind eye and ear to our…Continue
Added by Maria Dancing Heart Hoaglund on January 1, 2016 at 11:30pm — No Comments
During the last 100 years, says Rabbi Schachter-Shalomi, our culture has “pathologized” death by taking it into the hospital. We have done ourselves a real disservice by separating, or “compartmentalizing” death - and endings - away from life; and this has been taking its toll on our society. There is a tremendous focus on and bias toward youth and beauty, not to mention image; and we have become dishonoring of…Continue
So why is it that we Americans fear death so – especially in our modern world?
First of all, perhaps death is not what most of us have been told it is – something scary to hide and avoid? In my experience from doing hospice for years, my conclusion is that there's actually nothing to fear about death itself. In fact, understanding and learning about death can open up and enhance our lives…Continue
Added by Maria Dancing Heart Hoaglund on December 5, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments
"Funny how you’ll plan every aspect of every trip except the most important one you’ll ever take!" – found on www.nhpco.org, the National Hospice website
What comes to your mind and heart when you think of “the last adventure of life”? Do you have any hidden, or not so hidden fears around death, grief, and the afterlife – as many Americans do?
When I was seeking a publisher for my book, The Last Adventure of…
Added by Maria Dancing Heart Hoaglund on July 24, 2014 at 6:08pm — No Comments