Angels By The Bedside

Death is out of the closet more these days than in the past,
but it’s still not viewed as a natural process of life. The
challenge lies in the understanding of what changes and that
which never changes.

For instance, my body, my possessions, the people around me
are all subject to a momentary disappearing act, and could be
gone at any time. I may as well accept that. My life will be
much easier if I do.

But the silence and peace that is of God/ess that I access
during meditation is changeless and permanent. My body and
possessions and all the people in my life are impermanent.
The more I access the peace, love and forgiveness that IS
god/ess, then when a loss occurs, which it will most assuredly,
then I will be equipped to stand with strength against this

I am one of those people who finds the passing of people from
this life to the next to be an enlightening experience. I was
with my mother when she passed. WOW!! What power! The entire
room filled with light, her spirit moved noticeably up and out
from the top of her head, and the 73 year old body that remained
lost all its wrinkles. My dear mum looked like a fourteen year
old princess.

Then for a day or two, I felt true unconditional love and compassion
for everyone and everything that came my way. I’ll never forget that.
Of course, ordinary grieving took place around me for my mother.
My father had much fear and doubt about true matters of the spirit
so we comforted him the best we could. But my mother had many spiritual
women friends with whom I could share my experience.

When the experience receded and I returned to ordinary, everyday
consciousness, I never forgot what happened. I will draw upon it
for insight when the time arises in the future for another major
loss. The gifts of spiritual recovery make it possible to see the
miracles of life and death.

The same great feeling of eternal intimacy occurred around the
death bed of my father’s sister.

A group of us held a vigil around that bed: her son, my cousin;
his son and his wife and her mother; my husband Tom, and me.

We told stories about her life and the part we all played, while she
slipped deeper and deeper into unconsciousness.

My uncle was a bishop in the Episcopalian church. Episcopalian
clergy visited our gathering every hour. They would say a prayer,
then join in the discourse for a few minutes, to return some sixty
minutes later.

That three day period was an exercise in joyous comradery.

The angels were there.

Those who had gone before were also there.

My aunt had lost a son and a grandson many years before.

They were there.

Then, the time came, and my Aunt went on to join those who were

Those three days were over. We had to return to the world where
death is not discussed. Or if it is, it’s seen as a calamity
and disaster.

Certainly, to tell the story as I experienced it: that those
three days were probably the most meaningful and beautiful
three days of my life, was honest, but censored information.

But I saw first hand the following truth:

That the body is a garment that we shed at the moment of death.
Conscious contact with God/ess is a skill that when practiced,
enriches our understanding of death, grief and life.

There is no right or wrong way to deal with these issues.

Sometimes the only way is through it, like when a baby is born.

As a Labor and Delivery nurse, I’ve been around many birthing beds.
The difference between the birth and death bed is negligible.

The Angels and unseen forces are present both places and times.

The healing that is possible is beyond understanding.

Kate Loving Shenk is a writer, healer, musician and the creator
of the e-book called “Transform Your Nursing Career and Discover
Your Calling and Destiny.” The book is designed to stimulate
nurses to love their work and to prevent on-the-job-burnout.
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Published in: on October 18, 2007 at 9:24 pm  Leave a Comment  

Dog And Dolphin Healing: An Interview With Ildiko Minko

The following is an interview I conducted with Hungarian Film Maker
Ildiko Minko.

Her love for Dog and Dolphin has prompted her to set up a foundation
to enlighten the world about the healing capacities of these
2 species.

Read and In-Joy!!

1) Kate Loving Shenk: You plan to set up a foundation for the protection of
Dogs and Dolphins.

Ildiko: Yes. THE NYÍRSÉGFIA HUSZÁR FOUNDATION, named after my Dog.

KLS: What do you perceive are the links between these 2 beautiful

Ildiko: I think they are both Heavenly creatures. LOVE is the biggest
link between them.

2) KLS: Dolphins are drawn to humans, and seem to abandon their own families
to be with us.

People are also drawn to Dolphins and swim with them, more and more in
the wild without supervision.

This is a practice that may have dangers for Human and Dolphin.

Will your foundation also serve as an educational portal for humans to
learn respect for the Dolphin, by teaching all about their history,
life cycle and habitat?

Ildiko: Yes. We will bring awareness to all these issues.

3) KLS: What are your experiences with Dog and Dolphin?

Ildiko: I have a Dog, a Hungarian Pumi breed. My love for the
Dolphins comes from my readings.

4) KLS: How do you plan to get the word out about your foundation?

Ildiko: I have a friend who works at one of the biggest advertising
agency in the world.

5) KLS: And finally, do you believe Dolphins heal the people they contact?

If so, what are your experiences with Dolphin Healing?

Ildiko: I can only talk about my own experience with them. I think
they have an ability to communicate through space and time
and I didn’t even have to go to swim with them. Healing
took place in my life by looking at films and pictures of them.

KLS: Do you believe Dogs heal the people they contact?

Ildiko: My Dog brought tremendous healing into my life.

KLS: What are your your experiences with Canine Healing?

Ildiko: By walking with him, he brought people into my life whom led me
to healing experiences. Not to mention MILES of walking every day.
That by itself is keeping me healthy!

6) KLS: Please give me examples of how you have experienced healing by looking
at paintings or pictures of Dolphins.

Ildiko: I had some emotional pain and wanted to go to swim with the Dolphin
to heal it. so I was searching the net the places where I can do that.
To my amazement, by ONLY looking at videos and pictures of the Dolphins
on the net, the pain WAS GONE. It was healed.

KLS: Yes, I too, have had profound experiences with Dog and
Dolphin healing.

I went to Virginia Beach with the man I eventually married.

This was our first date.

We went swimming out in the ocean on a raft and lo and behold,
hundreds of Dolphin surrounded our tiny raft.

Mamas with babies and many others. They were jet black and
peered into our eyes. Then they swam around and around, made
noises of communication, and kept coming back to look into our eyes.

This went on for quite some time–long enough that I was able to recognize
the individual traits of certain Dolphins.

Also, I felt myself lose all sense of “time.”

A feeling of eternal, infinite, timeless silence permeated
my consciousness, except for the noises of communication between
these beasts.

I also felt they were communicating with us, as well.

I felt a “high” I will never forget–a feeling of love for
all creatures on planet earth–and beyond.

I felt that I was connected to all living things, to nature and rocks.

I felt everything around me was moving and breathing
and full of joyful vitality.

This I will always remember.

Naturally the man I experienced this with, was similarly affected.

And we eventually married and have remained so for 21 years.

We have 2 Dogs whom we commune with, sleep with, play with
and discuss them and laugh about their joyful antics.

I believe that because of these Dogs and the Dolphins, we remain
partners for life.

May I add, that if you do not live in the light and love of dolphin healing, you will fall prey to the dark forces of Ego Mind.
Kate Loving Shenk is a writer, healer, musician and the creator
of the e-book called “Transform Your Nursing Career and Discover
Your Calling and Destiny.” The book is designed to stimulate
nurses to love their work and to prevent on-the-job-burnout.
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Published in: on October 2, 2007 at 9:40 am  Leave a Comment