Earth Hospice or Midwife

“As other wise ones have observed, we who are now in service to our planet cannot know whether we are deathbed attendants to life on earth or midwives to a new age. Both callings have similar characteristics: a sense of awe, complete attention to each moment, a thinning of the veil between life and death. Whichever side of the coin we are enacting, we are blessed to be of service.” “Coming Back to Life” by Joanna Macy and Molly Brown, p.87-88

This is where I am at. For me, the situation is also personal and stark: Barry’s eventual death is my rebirth into the next phase of my life. The end of my life in Michigan will be the beginning of my life elsewhere, probably Virginia. Letting go of Christianity in favor of Buddhism, should I choose any religion at all. The collapse of Michigan’s economy and the abundance of jobs on the coasts.
I’m neither here nor there.
I just want to be part of the solution.

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About cdhoagpurple

I live in Michigan. I was Greek Orthodox (and previously Protestant), but now am more Buddhist than anything. I am single now (through the till-death-do-you-part clause of the marriage contract). My husband Barry was a good man and celebrated 30 years in AA. I am overly educated, with an MBA. My life felt terminally in-limbo while caring for a sick husband, but I am free now. I see all things as being in transition. Impermanence is the ultimate fact of life. Nothing remains the same, good or bad.

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