I heard from a friend who reached out to me some time last year for some beautiful Gardenia Tiare Parfum. I sent her some Lemon Verbena Flower Water too. She went silent until this eve when she opened up and spoke to me about her path over the past year.
" I wanted you to know what my daughter & I did with the Products we received from you. But i have been far too emotional to discuss it with you...My friend was dying shortly after we got your package...we held onto it til the time was right & when she passed(pancreatic cancer).Her Body we washed & annotated with all the Gardenia Perfume & Lemon Verbena Water..it was our gift to bless her with these .I'm finally able to share with you. Way too sad for me.she was my closest & dearest friend of 50 years...Thank You for your goodness..."
I won't divulge her name. However, I lost both my parents in the early 2000's. Since then I have heard some stories about death. One I heard was yesterday which said the brain continues for 10 minutes after the heart stops beating. I also read something about Egyptians that says they mummified their dead so they could come back for reinhabiting their bodies. Still more information came to me recently that states that the way we die can lead to us dissolving our bodies and taking them with us.
My friend and I chatted about death, because we are all guaranteed an experience with this transition. I wrote to her thanking her for sharing because who is going to take care of US? When we die, pass over, transition?
It was the most beautiful testimonial I have ever received about how someone has used my organic perfumes and botanicals. I am humbled deeply and feel that this conversation is something we should open up.
Dr. Wallace J Nichols is writing his next book now, which will include the 7 Ages of Water. The final stage is death. One of our colleagues works in hospice. She helps people to die with dignity. Isn't that what we all want?
I will be 60 in October. It amazes me what we are up to in this world now. We are able to create loving transitional annointings for our beloveds. I think we should pursue more conversation of how we want to be laid to rest after we pass on.
I know for younger people when a parent passes, or someone of deep friendship it is more of a shock. As we age the trajectory is to make the most of our lives. I learned from my mother to have friends of all ages and beliefs. This keeps us young.
How do we best transition into soul/spirit world. I think we can open up this conversation.
I was so humbly moved by my friend's report of how she annointed her best friend with LPO Scents. It makes me consider what I would like. Yes.
My aunts and uncles, grandparents were buried. My parents were cremated.
Which is the path of the most spiritual transition?
In Egypt they mummified their leaders in the pyramid awaiting rebirth.
Annointment sounds good. I am loving our guides on this path. Let's keep adding more.
Diane Gray in Naples, Florida who works in Hospice Care and Carroll Harrington's friend Paula who is starting a business where people can stay in their homes will be guides for us.
I would also love for LPO to be a guide as we age. So much to consider. The baby boomers will be the most amazing aging generation yet. Wait for it.
We will see it.
Listening to Hugh Masekala The Lasting Impressions of Ooga Booga
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