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A Journey of Life and Love: Graduation from Earth School

February 19, 2021 by  
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My Mom: Her Life and Her Love

On August 15, 2017, in the presence of my brother and I our Mom peacefully took her last breath. It was an amazingly sacred experience.

Family and friends visited in the days that led up to her passing we played “Pure Imagination” and “The Way You Look Tonight,” “Unforgettable” and my nieces sang “Come Fly with Me” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” 

About 8 pm on August 15th as the sun was setting a beautiful large yellow butterfly appeared outside her window and lingered.

My brother and I were told that sometimes people like to transition when no one is with them. So we decided to step outside, but first I told her “we love you so much and it’s okay to go. We are going to give you a little time to yourself.”


When we returned minutes later, her breath had changed so we knew the time was approaching. My brother put on a beautiful song about hellos and goodbyes. She made her peaceful exit. It was surreal.

Then some humorous things happened, which made me feel my Dad was intervening from the other side (here’s where I talk about the message I got on a plane at the time of my Dad’s sacred transition).

I’m grateful that collectively as a family we were with Mom 24/7 since she received a terminal diagnosis one year earlier. 

Our Mom loved life! She was 89 years young and would have stayed much longer if she could have. The grief comes and goes as all of you know who has lost someone close to you. I’m patient with myself as I navigate the grief and this new space. The love remains.

And relieved to be delving more fully back into my work and teaching of Reiki and meditation. In that “space,” I readily connect with that part of me that feels connected to all that is.  IMG_8612

In the space of Reiki and Meditation, we connect to a place within of calm, love, and possibility. We heal ourselves and the world.

I’m so grateful to my Mom and Dad and I miss them both tremendously. My Dad passed 16 years prior to my Mom. They are now together again, on the other side. 

Some absolutely astonishing things that also happened around my Dad’s death showed me that something larger was at work. After his passing, he has continued to be a great presence in my life…and has come through to me in dramatic ways, too! 

Giving thanks to all of you for being a part of this journey.

Let’s embrace it all. Changes, difficulties, loss, the unknown, and love.

As my Mom would always say “life is dynamic,” “don’t worry” and “have a positive attitude.” And “believe.” Good advice from a zealous and loving soul. As my Dad would say “think out of the box, ” “if you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got.”

Know that magical possibilities known and unknown are arising. And trust in the moment and the journey.

Love to you all,



“We are travelers on a cosmic journey — stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. But the expressions of life are ephemeral, momentary, and transient. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment, but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share with caring, lightheartedness, and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other. And then this moment will have been worthwhile.” Deepak Chopra



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