Isaac’s dream

Dying is a part of life. It is the final healing, a blessing from our Creator.

by Khayriyyah Savannah — 

I was asked to visit a friend’s brother, Isaac, in the hospital. Isaac was dying of liver cancer, and the family was unable to visit him. The doctors had given him one month to live. Isaac had decided to spend the remainder of his life engaging in the spiritual process of dying. He lived three more months.

Upon entering Isaac’s room for the first time, I was struck by the fact that he was only in his mid-forties. I had assumed he would be much older. I felt an immediate connection to him as he shared with me his prognosis and pointed to the grapefruit-sized tumor in his abdomen. My hands were drawn to touch him gently through the sheet, and the healing energy flowed. He was using only morphine for pain relief so he could complete his spiritual “graduation.” I struggled with how to help him heal.

One day he shared a dream. “You and I,” he said, “were pushing a wooden cart up a hill. The task was nearly impossible, as the load seemed so heavy. Then, halfway to the top, I opened the lid, to find it was empty.” Isaac laughed joyously at this revelation, and I realized its powerful gift.

Dying is a part of life. It is the final healing, a blessing from our Creator. Somewhere around mid-life, we may begin to realize that a truly holistic lifestyle must include the acceptance of dying. We can learn by watching loved ones embrace this sacred journey, and we can then breathe ourselves forward.

 

Khayriyyah Savannah is a licensed massage therapist in Mesa, Ariz., who specializes in energy healing for women. www.revitenergy.com or 602-301-1825

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 26, Number 6, December 2007/January 2008.

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