END OF LIFE GUIDANCE AND PASTORAL SUPPORT
non-religious spiritual ministry, life writing, ceremony and final rest planning
Therefore we can go die as sleep, and trust
Half that we have
Unto an honest faithful grave;
Making our pillows either down, or dust.
PLANNING FOR END OF LIFE
Making your wishes clear in planning end of life does not need to be morbid or depressing. Part of expressing your joy and love for your humanity is to think about how your life will be celebrated.
CHOOSING A CELEBRANT
The celebrant you work with should reflect your values and be able to express them in the content and tone of your ceremony. If you leave this to chance you won't know how well this will be done.
I would be delighted to come and meet you, whatever your circumstances. You have no obligation to work with me but at least you will have had an opportunity to find out more.
You don't need to be religious or have a particular faith to think about spirituality. I embrace many philosophies, traditions and rituals that will help you to create your own picture of life and death.
WRITING YOUR LIFE
Your life should be more than lists of dates and obvious facts put together after your death. Together we will record the experiences that reflect the aspects of your life you want people to remember.
PLANNING YOUR CEREMONY
The ceremony is for those you leave behind. By planning it well, you will help them as they cope with your loss and ensure they are able to pay their respects and commemorate your life.
UNDERSTANDING THE OPTIONS
Mostly we leave funeral ceremonies or deciding on our final rest to others. Understanding end of life options and preparing and planning gives your loved ones peace of mind and makes life better.
We all fear death at some point in life. Using gentle meditative practices and rituals to explore spirituality, will enable you to create an end of life story that helps to remove the fear of death.
WORKING WITH FUNERAL DIRECTORS
It's important that you make the right choices in advance about who will take care of your end of life logistics. I can guide you on the the possible choices.
END OF LIFE COMPANIONSHIP
Knowing that at end of life you have the support of a companion to sit with you, can help bring you some comfort and respite for your family.