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Now why do I need to write about something that has been addressed a hundred times before? Well, this time it is personal and unique to me. This time it has touched home in a profound way and I simply must share it.

I had the privilege of knowing a most caring, kind, generous, spiritual woman and she was my best friend and soul journeyer. My experiences with her in the last weeks of her life will forever be imprinted on my soul.

As a Therapist and Intuitive Life Consultant I am very aware of the stages of death and dying, and over the years I have had opportunities to sit with people in their process. My heart was with them as I watched and listened as each person came to terms with this one inevitable journey.

However unique their experiences were, the stages and the pleas were the same.

“This can't be happening, not to me!”
“Why me? It's not fair!”
“Just let me -----.!”
“I'll do anything for -----!”
“I will give my -------!”
“It's going to be okay!”
“I can't fight it, I may as well prepare for it!"

If my friend ever went through any of these stages she never showed them to me. We were close, and over the years shared the most intimate aspects of our lives. If she were distressed, surely I would know it, or she would tell me.

When I or anyone walked into her room, she greeted us with her wonderful smile and we could tell she was happy to see us. Her concerns were about our well being rather than hers, which was so typical of Sue.

As spiritual beings having these human experiences we often go through life with all its challenges and loose site of who we truly are, or why we are here. If we are fortunate to have just one person who is glad we are here on the planet, one person who truly sees us, can make all the difference in the world. For me, Sue was this one person. She saw me and supported me in all my endeavors, and, many times offered me a safety net.

The last day and hours with her were very different than any other time I have ever been in her presence. This day she looked at me and for the first time I was unnerved.

Her eyes pierced into and through mine and though I might have wanted to look away I could not, would not. Something was happening that I may never experience again and I stood naked in the experience. She saw my soul and I saw hers. What ever I might have thought or imagined about Sue’s life no longer held truth. She stood naked, not clocked in her life here on earth but naked in sweet innocence and surrender, Sue had stepped into her god-self, her true self, and I saw her and her life in a new light.

I was certain however painful it was for me to let her go, I knew my friend had completed all that she had come to do and was ready to go home.

This moment will be embedded in my soul forever and because of her, what ever I might have thought about my own life has changed, I now see it differently.

Her life and legacy will live on in my life and all the thousands of people she touched. Because we have known her we are spiritually richer people. I wonder how many others called her Spiritual Sister!

With dignity Sue left this plane December 21, 2008, a Winter Solstice.


www.charleneryan.com

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Comment by Charlene Ryan on May 4, 2009 at 8:22am
Thank you AW
Comment by AkashicWreckage on May 4, 2009 at 8:01am
Charlene,
Thank you for sharing this part of your life, and your Soul Sister's life with us. I was not with my Sister/Soul Sister when she passed. I didn't even know that she was ill. However, something must have been going on, because in my heart I knew.
I, too, have been blessed to know her presence from time to time, and it brings me so much peace to know that she is often with me.
Blessings,
AW
Comment by Charlene Ryan on May 3, 2009 at 9:24pm
Thank you Lynn.
Being with my friend was such a deep spiritual experience. I have also had the blessing of her contacting me since her passing. I miss her physical presence, but feel so blessed to feel her spiritual presence.
Nice to have you as a friend
Nameste
charlene
Comment by Lynn Fishman R.N. on May 3, 2009 at 8:45pm
As a nurse and as a daughter, I have experienced death professionally and personally. The death process is as unique as the individual, yet the steps to that destination remain the same.

I commend you on your ability to be there for your friend. Many individuals cannot tolerate being with a dying person. Death leaves everyone feeling vulnerable, raw, and exposed.

I have always believed that all our our losses along the way prepare us to deal with the one and final loss we all must face one day.

It pays to examine how we deal with loss and with our ability to let go.

Thanks for sharing with us.

        

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