Facing Death is not an easy thing to do, whatever your age. Today we discuss Facing Death of a loved one, such as a parent. We enter the New Moon shedding the fear, pain and suffering of death. We strip ourselves away ready to seed something new, something wonderful, having learnt our lessons well. What new lessons will you have learnt by the New Moon in Libra? Happy New Moon in Libra on 9 October. A time for new things. A time to let go the ‘dead’ weight, to free yourself of heavy karma, which may have come about through death or loss.
Facing Death of anyone or anything is not an easy process or action. It is always a personal experience. Each person will react in a different way. Facing the death of a parent is something new, if you have not experienced the death of a loved one or a parent before. You are never ready for death, no matter how prepared you think you are.
Death takes you always by surprise. It is an almost paralysing emotion. Grief is so deep and can be long lasting and devastating. It can also lead to depression or even, in extreme situations, suicide.
Facing Your Mortality
There is the point where you first think about your own mortality, when someone dies. Usually, you are young, when this happens. There is the point when you think you are going to die. Then there is the actual time when you realise you are going to die. Then there is the time when you actually die. The time when you first came across your own mortality e.g. age 7 years, may be a long time to when you die e.g. age 77 years. So death tends to happen long after your first thought about your own mortality.
Always when there is a death, there is a burial. Usually before the burial there is the preparation for the funeral, which may happen immediately or months later.
The Moslems like to bury immediately, while Christians are not too fossed about burying immediately. In Nigeria, when a person dies, there is so much to prepare. The burial may take place a month or longer after actual death, so the body is kept in the morgue for a while.
New Seeding with the New Moon in Libra
As with all preparation, I invite you to a time to seed new things on 9 October, New Moon in Libra. With all the talk of death, we let go what no longer serves us. We honour, we revere and we respect. We gather in the land of the living, as opposed to the land of the dead. We acknowledge a time to contemplate and communicate with the silence of our mind and get the clarity we seek. We begin again, starting afresh. Join me:
- TIME TO SEED NEW THINGS
- Tuesday 9 October
- Time of Meditation: 7:30pm (London)
- Time of New Moon: 4:47am (London)
- New Moon in Libra
- Element – Air
- There is so much to cover on the New Moon. Come join us.
- Link – New Moon
My Father’s Funeral
My father’s burial was over 3 days. He was laid in state and everyone came to see him. There there was the ceremony and rituals performed around the country because he was a chief. A goat was killed and its blood spilled on the entrance of the driveway, before the car carrying his coffin could drive into the house to park.
Lots of cows, chickens, goats, etc. were killed. There were over 1000 people at the funeral, which was all day. The service at the church was very long. The service after the church was also very long – by this I mean the prayers at the party celebrating his life. Then there was the dancing with the coffin. The men carrying the coffin danced and danced and danced with him in his coffin. We followed behind dancing. Once he was buried we went to celebrate with an elaborate party. So in total we had two or three outfit changes. Very expensive funeral.