It's been awhile since I've really updated here and much has happened.
Let me introduce myself for anyone popping by.
I am Christina and I am a magpie of all the things. I love reading, writing and any kind of creative art. I walk the Shamanic Path (The Four Winds Society) and am a Psychopomp which led into my taking EOL classes with INELDA so that I can do both sides of the EOL journey with people.
I just finished Day 3 of the INELDA course and am so humbled and honored to be in a class of amazing instructors and students. The course is so perfectly tailored from start to finish and I have learned so much already - mostly that I still have much to learn ;)
The classes have taken what I thought of as "surface work," and instead taking me into a deep dive down under the surface to explore in greater depth many topics and beliefs. The people I have been paired with in small groups have been the exact people I have needed to learn from at the perfect time and that sort of synchronicity tells me I am precisely where I need to be right now.
While I do plan on being a full spectrum end of life care (death) doula, I plan on specializing in Grief work - especially with families of suicide or sudden/unexpected deaths. With that in mind I will be going back to school - I found a program of sociology/counseling that will enable me to widen my scope in helping people. I also want to be sure everyone has their Advance Planning and Advanced Directives paper work in order.
I am still processing so much of the class and my brain is full of ideas bursting all over the place but right now I need to focus on some "Learning at Home" work - which is Vigil Planning. Specifically my own Vigil and how I would like my last days to death to look like.
Call me twisted but I am grinning ear to ear while thinking about how I want everything to be - Death doesn't need to be all sadness - this inevitable failure of being will happen to us all. Sometimes humor and a light heart can help take us where we need to be. The next great adventure awaits - just, you know, not quite yet ;)
Not vicious or malicious
Just de-lovely and delicious