Amidst the tears, anger, fear, grief and helplessness that many people experience, we also often feel numb or completely disorganized until we are able to re-construct some semblance of a normal life. It can be incredibly difficult to manage our time and our lives while we are facing the potential loss of a loved one.
Cancer, especially when it strikes in an aggressive manner, catapults us into a journey that is largely unknown. We are faced with mystery as we confront the possibility of death, and all family members are profoundly affected by the experience. As caretakers our primary focus is the person fighting the sickness, but many other layers present themselves. How do we manage to care for ourselves in the face of what is happening? How do we release our fears around death and loss and embark on the profoundly spiritual voyage that has presented itself to us? How do we make peace with the idea that as long as we align ourselves with love, no matter what the outcome we are riding on the coat tails of Spirit? How do we create a space in the journey of life and death that allows us to ride a wave of living from the heart, with all the power it possesses?