Today I am launching a new IG account: soulmidwifebythesea.
I have begun training as a Soul Midwife , studying via a distance learning course, with Felicity Warner at www. soulmidwives.co.uk.
I am initially approaching this as personal development for myself, as I recognised I almost had a fear of death, certainly a discomfort, a turning away from it, and certainly didn’t feel comfortable discussing it in any great depth. I remember many years ago, my mother starting to read more about death when she lost her mother and brother, and at the time I felt it was a strange fascination.
Sorry Mum, I totally understand now .
A couple of months in, I already find myself much more at ease with the idea of turning towards death, accepting that we are all going to lose someone and we are all going to die ourselves, why not choose our experience as far as possible? We create a birth plan, why not think about and consider how we might choose our death , our surroundings, with music? soft lights ?company, or not? sacred oils ? a favourite blanket ? while aiming to make this the most comfortable and peaceful experience we can.
I am learning about grief, and living with loss and how of course, life goes on around us as we grieve. Recently I lost my friend Val. In her last week I was able to share with her that I have embarked on this training. Her response was that it is ‘a very useful skill to have’. I think so too.
I also have a dream to be living by the sea within the next two to five years , and so I have combined the two to create this account, and who knows, sometimes dreams come true ❤
I plan to share here about my learning journey, what I am learning about myself and eventually how I may help others.
In time I hope to hold Retreat Days and Gatherings at my home, where we can discuss and explore not only what makes a Good Life, but also what we need to experience a Good Death.
Thanks for reading along and if you would like to know more, come find me @soulmidwifebythesea.
‘ For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one ‘ – On Death, Kahil Gibran ( The Prophet)