When We Die…

when we die

When my mother transitioned in 2009, I struggled on many levels. But the most challenging aspect was the loss of her physicality. One moment she was here. And gone the next. She had vanished into nothingness. How did she leave? Where did she go? The thought that she was lost to me forever was a…

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Being A Soul Midwife

soul midwives

I am a Soul Midwife. I just didn’t know it until I read Felicity Warner’s The Soul Midwives’ Handbook: The Holistic & Spiritual Care of the Dying. Anyone who is a companion to the dying and helps them transition is actually helping birth their entry into a new realm. As the Founder of the Soul…

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Remembering Debbie Ford

debbie ford

After a long and arduous battle with cancer, the body of 57-year-old Debbie Ford surrendered to release her spirit and send it home. It is a huge loss to humanity, this feisty author and spiritual teacher whose work has changed millions of lives. And yet, in my mind and heart, Debbie Ford will continue to live…

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The Questions We Ask about Death

understanding death

When someone you love dies, your world goes black. It happened to me when my mother died. My senses went numb. My brain buzzed with a single question: Why?? And soon a flood of questions poured in. What is death, I asked myself, really and truly for the first time. What is the point of…

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Karma: The Universe’s Boomerang

boomerang of karma

Growing up in India, “karma” and “reincarnation” have been part of, not just my DNA, but regular adult conversations as well. I haven’t always been curious about it, though. For most of my teenage and early adult years I avoided getting close to it because karma, I knew, was all about “sin”, “retribution”, and a record of my wrongdoings.…

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Till we meet again…

till we meet again

There’s no hiding from the Universe. Within days of starting this blog, I have been faced with the sad passing of a dear friend’s husband in Chennai, India. Our kids–eighteen-year-olds now–have been best friends since fourth grade. It was uncanny, the timing of it: precisely five days after my first blog entry. The irony is how…

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