Anyone who is familiar with this subject knows about Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. Kubler-Ross spent her professional career caring for and investigating the subject of death and dying. She is the one who coined the phrase of, “death denying society”, in which the majority of the world rests within. Society doesn’t like or feel comfortable about this topic even though it is a natural part of life; the inevitable end one of one’s journey and the beginning of the next. This is by no means to negate the fact that experiencing death and dying is often a painful both physically and emotionally aspect of life.
I speak freely about my experiences because it aids me on own path, to live in my truth is everything to me. The quotes from Kubler-Ross that best resonates with what I’m experiencing now are as followed:
“When we have passed the tests we are sent to Earth to learn, we are allowed to graduate. We are allowed to shed our body, which imprisons our souls.”
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross(The Wheel of Life, 1997)
“Death is simply a shedding of the physical body like the butterfly shedding its cocoon. It is no different from taking off a suit of clothes one no longer needs. It is a transition to a higher state of consciousness where you continue to perceive, to understand, to laugh, and to be able to grow.”
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross(Life Lessons, 2000)
Again, this does not pacify nor rectify my feelings about death and dying; change of any kind is difficult. Yet, it’s never really a goodbye, more like, a see ya sooner than later.
I posted about my methods of moving through grief through another blog site that I write with, BayArt, if interested please check it out.
This is a difficult time for me so thank you for allowing me a space for me to be honest and open about my feelings. It’s hard, and that is definitely an understatement. Since I am studying mental health counseling I am seriously considering on getting some counseling to aid me along with this process so that I can receive more help and learn how to assist other’s on this specific journey throughout my counseling career.
Yes, I am listening to the Peanuts Track List, entitled, Feeling A Bit Like Charlie Brown, on my Spotify, it’s another one of my coping strategies, jazz does that for me.