Consciously Dying and Living
a 4 day intensive in november 2017
The Greatest Journey
In the West, we no longer remember how to die with grace and dignity. We shuttle the dying off to hospitals where death is considered a ‘disease’ and extraordinary measures are taken to prolong life at all costs. Families do not know how to come to closure with the passing of a loved one.
Many people die in fear, with unresolved issues, not having said the ‘I love yous’ and ‘I forgive yous' that would be so healing for them and their families. We have tried to make death invisible, thinking that if we ignore it long enough, it will go away.
In Western culture there are not many maps for after we die; most of which have been drawn from near-death experiences. The shamans of Tibet and the Americas, however, have mapped the landscape beyond death in great detail.
Death is the ultimate journey of liberation. When neural activity ceases and the brain shuts down an extraordinary phenomenon occurs, a portal opens between dimensions, enabling the dying person to enter into the world of Spirit.
When a person has unfinished business in this world, they are unable to step easily through this portal, so it is important that we complete our unfinished business and be prepared to enter infinity. We need to take the steps to journey home as cleanly as possible.
The message of the Greatest Journey is that we can come to the end of a life with grace. Its purpose is to assist the person who is making the journey beyond death to do so in a peaceful manner, full of light.
The great death rites practiced by the shamanic traditions allow us to understand the kind of psychological and emotional closure needed. They provide specific steps to bring reconciliation and healing both to the loved ones and to the person dying.
Thursday, Nov. 16th, 3pm to Sunday, Nov. 19th, 5pm
Edenrise, Sandwell Retreat barns, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 7LJ
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
“Dying consciously” – maintaining consciousness intact through the journey of death and beyond – is designed for all persons involved in the dying process: The individual, family members, and friends. Its purpose is to assist the person who is making the journey beyond death to do so in a peaceful manner, full of light.
Regardless of where we were born, everyone has a skeleton with the same number of bones. Likewise, we all share the same luminous anatomy, which includes the chakras and the acupuncture meridians. Cleansing the dying person’s chakras helps to set their energetic body free by removing toxic energy accumulated throughout a lifetime as a result of trauma.
The best moment is NOW
Are you called to be a midwife of the Soul?
As mentors or “midwifes of the soul” we can help individuals, families, hospice workers or community members understand the process of death with dignity. In this 4 day intensive (both didactic and experiential) you will learn the techniques to teach others how to assist in dying consciously. With Western medicine evolving as it is, this work has become more important than ever. The time is now and you are the ones!
You will learn about:
· the process of death and dying through direct experience
· how to disengage the fight-or-flight response
· the importance of ceremony
· the luminous energy field ,chakrasystem and the removing of toxic residue from the chakras
· the importance of recapitulation and forgiveness
· the 7 chakra illumination
· the great Death Spiral; how to free the soul from the physical body
Apart from all these energy healing tools that you receive there is also an emphasis on direct experience through shamanic ceremonies , practices and sharings.
Gwen from 4windsenergy offers a Dying Consciously Intensive in 2017.
"Together with my partner we joined the Intensive ‘Consciously Dying and living’. This turned out to be a great gift for ourselves! It has brought us a great sense of peace and at the same time a lot of zest for life. Thank you so much ,Gwen.”
"Gwen knows the art to create a safe and stable space. She works with compassion and an unerringly sense of what the group and the process needs at the moment. Despite all the deep felt emotions I could experience the process as light and this is thanks to her humour and enthusiasm.”
"Grateful for my sister Gwen who's medicine skills, knowledge and guidance are absolutely professional and authentic. And got to know beautiful, new people with whom I shared more in 4 days than with anyone else in my whole lifetime.
Also definitely changed my perception of death, and how important it is to live fully now, like it would be your very last day! To express ourselves, to say and show how much we love each other. To acknowledge that we really are so much more than our body's, thoughts, feelings and emotions! When everything goes well we often take it for granted instead of realizing how sacred our lives actually are! "
".....If one is interested in human behavior, in the adaptations and defenses that humans have in order to cope with stress, death is the place to learn about it. For those who seek to understand it, death is a highly creative force. The highest spiritual values of life can originate from the thought and study and death”. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross