I feel it’s best we find a way to be more aware of everything we are able to do and be now, before we’re grieving the loss of those things. It always seems to hurt that much more when we feel the absence of something we never quite pondered the transience of or appreciated enough. This practice has helped me immensely in maintaining the greater perspective of all the abilities and comforts I have access to. I have always wanted to bring this practice to others for how it has served my life, and because of quarantine/ Reimagine/Zoom aligning, it is happening!
This class involves a practice of visualizing death in a way that felt so real to me when I did it, it took me a few days to recover. Hospice Maui CEO Dr. Greg LaGoy will be guiding us through this practice. He is a naturopathic physician and a former Navy pilot who holds a B.S. in Chemistry. Greg is scary good at guiding this process, and it can be incredibly intense. This may not be a serving practice if you don’t need any extra intensity in your life right now.
Fun fact: A few months after I first completed this practice, our guest speaker- who was my boss at the time- diagnosed me with an extremely rare tumor condition in the moment that I told him the symptoms. This was after a long journey of being misdiagnosed and ultimately saved my life.
This is class 2 of my ‘Three Weeks to Live’ series. Sign up for all classes, or drop in as you like! This series includes guided meditation, contemplative practices, making plans for ‘what we leave behind’...like our bodies, setting goals based on the insights we gain, and much more. The topics that we’ll explore include the chapters of ‘Alive for Now’ which you may preview here: https://www.amazon.com/Alive-Now-Using-Teacher-Thrive/dp/1549605240
Jessica Murby is an author, occupational therapist, hospice volunteer, and yogi with a rare freakish adrenaline tumor condition, the experience of which has led to much of this work.