Close to the Bone: Life-Threatening Illness As a Soul

Close to the Bone: Life-Threatening Illness As a Soul Journey This is a book for any person who is living with a life threatening illness and for anyone who is caring for and or loves a person who is ill Bolen affirms that the price of going into the scary places, of feeling like a piece of green meat on a hook, is high, but worth it We have no choice We will all face health crises our own and others We can try to bury our heads in the sand Or we can travel to the underworld We can probe We can listen We can connect to what we know in our bonesIn the ten years since the original publication of Close to the Bone, Jean Bolen has continued to explore the impact and the possibilities for finding purpose that confronting a serious illness and possible death present us This expanded edition includes a new section about forming circles in the time of crises, plus stories that support the process of hope and the desire to live and change as well as a very personal passage in which Dr Bolen tells the story of the death of her sonThis book is meant to help and heal, to make people less afraid, and to encourage them to trust the wisdom they have inside what they know in their bonesth Anniversary revised edition, with a guide for those who want to form support circles [BOOKS] ✸ The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War, By R.F. Kuang – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk of feeling like a piece of green meat on a hook [Reading] ➽ The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War, Author R.F. Kuang – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk is high [Reading] ➺ The Animal Antics Joke Book By Sean Connolly – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk but worth it We have no choice We will all face health crises our own and others We can try to bury our heads in the sand Or we can travel to the underworld We can probe We can listen We can connect to what we know in our bonesIn the ten years since the original publication of Close to the Bone [BOOKS] ✭ Ecstasy By Sean Connolly – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Jean Bolen has continued to explore the impact and the possibilities for finding purpose that confronting a serious illness and possible death present us This expanded edition includes a new section about forming circles in the time of crises [PDF / Epub] ☃ 1,001 Wisdom Keys of Mike Murdock ✑ Mike Murdock – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk plus stories that support the process of hope and the desire to live and change as well as a very personal passage in which Dr Bolen tells the story of the death of her sonThis book is meant to help and heal ➤ [Epub] ➞ Magical Imaginations By Andrew Cliffe ➮ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk to make people less afraid ❮Ebook❯ ➠ Hellion (Seven Brides for Seven Bastards Author Georgia Fox – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and to encourage them to trust the wisdom they have inside what they know in their bonesth Anniversary revised edition ❰EPUB❯ ✸ The Adventures of the Brown Girl in her Search for God Author Imdad Ali Imam Ali Kazi – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk with a guide for those who want to form support circles There were some tender and good points that she made, but not everyone is into myths and rituals and so some of the things she suggested made me wrinkle my nose in distaste The good that the book does is to point out the very life shaking events that accompany a serious illness for all those involved After I described some of the authors ideas on rituals, my sister was so put off she decided it wasn t for her just based on those parts of the book. My mother in law has given birth to five babies, miscarried one, and has been present at the births of at least 3 other babies She has also been present with at least 3 or 4 people as they died She always talks about how the processes are so clearly the reverse of each other watching the life come into a baby as it starts to breathe seeing the life leave a dying person as they stop breathing I have not been present at a death, but what she says makes sense to me This isn t a book about bi My mother in law has given birth to five babies, miscarried one, and has been present at the births of at least 3 other babies She has also been present with at least 3 or 4 people as they died She always talks about how the processes are so clearly the reverse of each other watching the life come into a baby as it starts to breathe seeing the life leave a dying person as they stop breathing I have not been present at a death, but what she says makes sense to me This isn t a book about birth or dying, exactly It s about the process the human soul goes through preparing for either birth or Bolen s main focus death or recovery from serious illness In some ways, there isn t a lot of difference between preparing to die or preparing to live or give life It s a preparation for change from one state of being to a different state of being.There are many passages in this book I feel enriched by and know I will use in different ways This is one of my favorites I hope that I can die well whatever that may mean when the time comes When I was pregnant and knew I would be going into labor and delivery for the first time, I also hoped I could do it well I did not really know what it would be likeJust as I wanted a natural childbirth because I wanted to be conscious, so do I want to be conscious at the moment of my death Some people want to be asleep when they die, just as many women want to be unconscious when they deliver babies Also, I wanted my newborns to come when they were ready to come, just as I hope to die when I am ready to go Very interesting view of serious illness as a journey. There is no easy path through a chronic or life threatening illness, but Close to the Bone offers insights that can ease the difficult journey.The authors align the phases of illness with stages of mythical journeys, illustrating them with real patients stories They also offer practices to help patients and loved ones reconnect with their innate strength, engage mindfully with suffering, and cultivate meaning within what may be or feel like chaos, injustice, or unknowable mystery.There aren t There is no easy path through a chronic or life threatening illness, but Close to the Bone offers insights that can ease the difficult journey.The authors align the phases of illness with stages of mythical journeys, illustrating them with real patients stories They also offer practices to help patients and loved ones reconnect with their innate strength, engage mindfully with suffering, and cultivate meaning within what may be or feel like chaos, injustice, or unknowable mystery.There aren t any answers among the pages, but there is comfort and compassion Each patient and loved one follows their own path beside them, this book can be a lantern, its light warm and kind

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