Living My Last Chapter of Life
- What did that doctor say?
- How much time do I have?
- Do not treat me like I am dying every day!
- How do I want to live my Last Chapter?
Many individuals are told by their physicians their life span may be ending in six months, one or two years. Sometimes they are told about treatments which may increase their time by a year or even longer. Today, modern medicine can offer many individuals a longer time to prepare for their transition.
In such cases the question becomes “How do I live my Last Chapter of Life”? How do I find joy and love with family and friends and strangers? Do I have my will, my property, and my finances in order for the beneficiaries?
Then there comes how to deal with the emotional and physical parts of living with the upcoming transition. The everyday routine of one’s independent life turns into facing possible limited physical ability and loss of one’s independence. How does one communicate with family and friends, keep laughing and making memories without letting anger even denial take control of the final months/days?
This is a situation we think we know how to handle, but in real time very few are prepared this time in life. There can be moments of love, joy, laughter, and a peace of mind for a gentle transition, but how does one find that balance, that place of peace and resolve!
It was taking care of my parents and brother during their final chapter of life that taught me about making short term goals that were achievable. We did not focus on when or how that last moment would be, but instead focused on love and joy and simply enjoying each day with each other. Having a medical background and being with individuals when they were transitioning have given me an understanding of the importance of living every day like it was the last one. My relationship with my Higher Source enables me to find love and joy during each day. Every day is a gift with a lesson to learn and an appreciation for what we experience during that day. Unfortunately, so many of us are living with a closed mind and give no importance or value to writing and living our last chapter of this lifetime.
I offer one-on-one sessions with individuals who wish to live their last chapter of life the way they might want to and offer workshops for individuals and families on how to live together with great humility yet proudly during this important time.
Rev. Lee Cloughfeather offers a free 15 minute introductory consultation to discuss the last chapter of life. She can be contacted at 304-229-9833 or send email to: email@example.com. Additional sessions are available upon request: two (2) one-hour conversation sessions for a monthly cost of $50; or four (4) one-hour sessions for a monthly cost of $100. Reiki sessions cost $45 per session.