There are many materials that I have found very helpful on my journey to understanding myself and my need to become at one with the end of life, in order to live what life I have left with the greatest of love, gratitude, passion and compassion.
I would like to share Resources with you that I have found valuable on my own journey. To make it easier for you in not having to undertake the massive research that I have already done. After all why re-invent the wheel when you can follow in someone else’s steps and chose the ones that make sense to you and leave aside those that are of no interest to you.
To begin with I will just drop references to resources in here in no particular order, with a small explaination next to them, for you to see if they are of value for you. As time goes on I will put them into groups that will make it easier for you to search for specific things you are after.
Sacred Contracts - In the early part of my journey I did some really powerful work using Caroline Myss’s (pronounced Mace) book- Scared Contracts. She helped me understand and reclaim the archetypes that live within us all, some shared with others and some with our own expresion. Understanding this allowed me to give voice to aspects of myself that I had found hard to own, rather than try to push them away and ostracise them.This work helped me to feel far more balanced and able to face sides of myself that I had been afraid of. I think that Death is always asking us to collect together the ‘all aspects of us’ in a manner than allows us to feel truly whole and that we are at one with who we are, who have been, who we want to be, and what we have done, as well as the Legacy we would like to leave from having lived.
Caroline Myss says her book, Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential (2002) dealt with the issue of finding “Life Purpose,” while describing Sacred Contracts as “a set of assignments that our soul had formed around before incarnation”. During the course of Caroline’s career she met and interviewed Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, the author of the world famous book On Death and Dying, which inspired her to pursue a master’s degree in theology from Mundelein College, Chicago, in the 1970′s.
Little Soul and the Sun – I love this book. I gave it to each of my grandchildren when they were born because I think this book has a wisdom to it that is profound and timeless. If we are able to understand the concept shared in this book I beleive that we can avoid the horror of what Ghandi explianed when he said : “An eye for an eye and pretty soon the whole world is blind” This book gives us a much bigger way to look at the pain and misery that we might experience in life and how to wonder if there might in fact be something much more profound attached to the experience.