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Welcome to the June issue of our Helping Parents Heal Newsletter!
Hello! We are glad you have found us. This newsletter is a space that allows us to share our amazing children. We are all in this together. We understand and we walk the same path. Thank you for your compassion and for the constant support you provide. Together, we will help each other heal!
We have some very exciting news! Irene Vouvalides, our Hilton Head affiliate leader, has offered to help organize a Helping Parents Heal National Conference. She has already contacted many wonderful speakers who have agreed to participate! She is also researching conference centers in and around Phoenix and Scottsdale. The conference would take place over a two-day weekend in April 2018. We need to have an idea of how many parents would like to attend so that we can move forward with the planning. Please email Irene to let her know if you might be interested in attending: firstname.lastname@example.org We are certain that this conference will be wonderful!
Speaking of conferences, Ann Castaldo has kindly given Helping Parents Heal a table in Healing Haven during The Compassionate Friends annual conference here in Scottsdale, AZ from July 9-10 at the Fairmont Princess, Hope Rises on the Wings of Love. We need volunteers to man the table, give out flyers and tell people about our group. If you are free during that time, please let me know: email@example.com. Sara Ruble is organizing Healing Haven and I will be volunteering with Christine Salter, Camber Wilson and Jana Evraets. We hope to see you there!
Once again, this month's newsletter contains stories of validation and spiritual growth. We have many affiliate groups that are starting up throughout the country. There is information about upcoming meetings in this newsletter. Photos and bios of all of our affiliate leaders are available on our website: www.helpingparentsheal.info.
Sending love and light to each one of you and to your beautiful children. You are not alone.
-Elizabeth Boisson, Co-Founder and President of Helping Parents Heal, Newsletter Editor and AffiliateLeader for Phoenix/Scottsdale.
'Knowing' that Our Children Will Have an Early Transition
Suzanne Giesemann & Susanne Wilson at the Bench Dedication, Susanne Wilson
Prior to the death of a child, some parents have experienced a phenomenon known as claircognizance (clear knowing). This means that one or both parents had a strong feeling that the child would die, even though there was no logical reason present to fear the child's death.
To be clear, the experience of claircognizance about a child's impending death goes far beyond the typical worrying of a parent for the child. Some parents describe the "knowing" as a realization that comes to them "like being struck by lightning" or "punched in the stomach." These are seemingly normal parents, most of whom report that they never experienced anything of a psychic nature previously.
Claircognizance about the death of a child may happen to the parent only once, shortly before the child's unexpected death (and often within 24 hours prior). In other cases, claircognizance of the death of a child occurs several times, over the course of months or years.
Recently, I did a medium reading for a mom whose eight-year-old son had died from a head injury he sustained while at school. The young boy said in the reading, "Mommy, remember I told you that I wouldn't always be with you."
The boy's mother responded, "That's right! He was about 4 years old when he said that to me...Also, I had a sick feeling that morning that I could lose my son."
This parent, like many, asked me whether she was supposed to prevent her son's death. Was that the reason she felt that her son was going to die? Was she supposed to save him? She needed answers from me.
I explained claircognizance and why it happens. The experience of “knowing” is NOT intended to make the parent responsible to prevent the child's death. The experience of "knowing" is an acknowledgement (on a soul level) that the child’s death is going to occur, and it's part of a plan. Claircognizance doesn’t come with an exact time, date, or means of the impending death, because there is no prevention possible. The parent who experienced the "knowing" of the impending death was being prepared (again, on a soul level) for the inevitable death of the child.
The death of one's child is the toughest and most raw life experience a human being can have. Yet we are told, in over 200 years of afterlife research, that there are reasons why this suffering is needed (although we won't fully understand those reasons until after we return to heavenly home). The bottom line seems to be that each soul born on Earth arrives with a plan outlining the broad strokes of his or her life. Grief is a part of the plan, and in its wake, great spiritual growth is possible. Earth is where we come to have experiences that allow us to grow spiritually. Meanwhile, please know that your child continues to be part of your family's life. And I believe it because I know it!
-Written by Susanne Wilson, The Carefree Medium, www.carefreemedium.com
Susanne Wilson, The Carefree Medium is a medium and intuition development expert. Her work has been documented by renowned researchers including Dr. Gary Schwartz and Roberta Grimes. Although the wait for a private appointment is over a year, Susanne has public events coming up in California and Arizona, as well as a book being published later this year. Here is the link to receive her newsletter.
The 5 Steps to Healing After the Passing of a Loved One
Karen Noé and her latest book, Your Life after Their Death
After losing someone you love, you may feel that a part of you has died as well and not even wish to be here on Earth anymore. On the other hand, your deceased loved ones are probably right there by your side, trying to comfort you, whispering a powerful message in your ear:
“Please don’t grieve for me. It is so hard for me to watch you suffer. I’m in such a peaceful and happy place, and I want you to be in the same wonderful energy.
As you now fully understand, life is too short, so make sure to embrace each and every day, and be grateful for all the blessings in your life. Love and appreciate those who are still here with you. Be strong, show compassion to everyone you meet, and make a difference in this world. Please go out and enjoy life again. I love you so much, and I will see you again when you join me, many years from now. But for now, be brave and make me proud of all that you are able to accomplish in this time that we are apart.”
But how can you heal after all that has happened? Here are five steps you can take to help you with your grief.
1. Most of all, it’s important to understand what happens after we die. Even though the body has died, the energy of who we are continues to exist. For those who are scientifically oriented, just remember that energy doesn’t begin or end!
I like to use the analogy of water to explain this concept further. If we put a bowl of water in the middle of the room, it will eventually evaporate. The water is no longer limited to the bowl and is now free to go where it wants. It’s the same with us!
When we leave our physical bodies, the energy of who we are continues, but it is finally free of its vessel and is totally unconfined.
You may want to do some research on your own of “near death experiences.” (This is a phenomenon that occurs when people are clinically dead and then return to life.) The International Association for Near-Death Studies at www.iands.org is a wonderful web site that has a lot of information on this.
2. Practice Different Healing Techniques. There are many healing techniques that can help you immensely as you are going through the grieving process, such as the Emotional Freedom Technique, Ho’oponopono, energy healing, prayer, meditation, and positive thinking. I talk about each one of these in more detail in my book, Your Life After Their Death: A Medium’s Guide to Healing After a Loss. Some techniques may resonate with you more than others; so make sure to practice the ones that you feel most guided to use.
3. Maintain Your Connection With Your Loved Ones. Talk to your deceased loved ones; write letters to them; learn how to receive messages from them; go to a reputable medium who can receive messages for you. Your loved ones want to communicate with you as much as you want to communicate with them!
4. Ask for “Without a Doubt Signs” from Them. Then after you ask, just be patient and wait, and you will receive these magnificent signs. Some of these types of signs are:
* They come through as animals. They are able use their energy to go inside of an animal, such as a bird, ladybug, or butterfly, for a brief period of time. The animal will commonly behave in a way that it normally wouldn’t, such as land on you, peck at your window, shriek in an odd way, and so on.
* They place objects, such as coins and feathers, in your path. If you have been finding these types of objects in your path, make sure to keep them and put them in a safe place so you will be able to see how many of these objects your loved one is sending you!
* They love to come through with songs. For example, their favorite songs may come on at the perfect time with the exact words you need to hear. Often the same song is played in many different places.
* They come through in dreams. All you need to do is to ask them to come, and they will. However, you should ask them to wake you up after they come, or else you will not remember the dream. A dream that is a true visitation will be very peaceful and you will know it truly is your loved one. You will remember this type of dream in detail many years later.
* They love to show you numbers that are relevant to you, such as birthdates, anniversaries – or repeating numbers, such as 1111, 2222, 3333, etc. These numbers may appear on clocks, billboards, or any other familiar place.
* When your loved ones are in the room, they usually make you feel so loved and at peace. It usually happens at the most unsuspecting time, so there is no logical explanation for your sudden bliss.
* Because they are in spirit form, your loved ones don’t have an audible voice. Therefore, they give you messages telepathically. You will be able to tell the difference between your thoughts and theirs by back- tracking your thoughts. If you can find the thought that triggered the thought, it is probably your thought. If a thought just pops into your head for no apparent reason, it is probably your deceased loved one speaking directly to you!
* They turn electricity on and off. They like to flicker lights, turn the television and radio on and off, and make appliances beep for no apparent reason.
* Because those in the celestial realm speak to you on a different, higher frequency, you may hear ringing in your ears when they are trying to get your attention. This is a sign telling you to listen to what they are saying.
* They use license plates to let you know they are there. If a car cuts you off, instead of getting angry, check out the license plate. It may be your loved one’s name, birth date, or something else that was significant to him or her.
The list can go on and on, but these are the most common ways they let you know they are around. If you haven’t received any of these signs, simply ask your deceased loved ones to let you know they are there.
The more you are aware of the messages they are giving you, the more they will continue to allow you to know they are present. Be patient and persistent, and I promise that they will give you the signs you have always wanted.
5. Move Forward. Your loved ones want you to move on and be happy again. They would like for you to set new goals for your future and live your life to the fullest!
A common message that comes through in my appointments is, “I’m okay. I just want you to be, too!”
Many blessings to you now and always!
-Karen Noé. Please read more about Karen Noé on her website.
Dr. Mark Pitstick and his book 'SoulProof'
Evolved Souls Don’t Need Long Earthly Lives
by Mark Pitstick, MA, DC
Welcome to the Helping Parents Heal Q & A. The death of a child is very difficult, painful, and sad. At the same time, it can be a spiritually transformative experience. You can—moment by moment—choose to heal by awakening to your and their true nature (much more than the physical body), honoring their lives, serving others, and enjoying life again. That’s the balance Helping Parents Heal seeks to maintain.
I recommend reading the Foundational Articles for Healing and Transformation that form a basis for my answers. Links at lower left of www.soulproof.com home page.
I’ve also created several products with information and strategies for surviving and even thriving amidst your suffering. http://www.soulproof.com/shop/ If you truly can’t afford them, let us know and we’ll send them to you at no charge. Then, when you are doing better, you can “pay it forward” and help others.
Q: My only child Craig died 4 years ago at the age of 38. It was totally unexpected. He was alone when he died so an autopsy was performed. I had to wait 6 months to get the results. Not even his doctor knew how bad his heart was. After 4 years I've learned to live with it, but there are times I'm "ambushed" by a memory or trigger that makes it feel it just happened. I'm convinced the loss of a child is the worst pain ever. - Kathy
A: Many people would agree with you, Kathy, about that being the worst pain. And it’s perfectly normal to feel ambushed by memories. But you’ve gone through the worst of it ; my question to you is, where will you go from here? Here’s my top 4 wish list for you and other bereaved parents:
- Join Helping Parents Heal and take an active role in helping more recently bereaved parents. If there’s not a group in your town, start one. We will walk you through the steps.
- Consider how you can honor Craig’s life. Some parents work with homeless people, others donate time to charities, some start a scholarship.
- Grieve more deeply with the Transformational Breathwork technique. To learn more about this amazingly healing approach, visit http://www.soulproof.com/product/transformational-breath-work/ I will send a free downloadable file to anyone who wants it. Just email me.
- Take optimal care of yourself. Add positive changes as described in article #12 : 7 Keys to Fine-Tune Your Body/Mind.
Over time, these steps will help transmute and upgrade your predominate energy FROM sadness and pain TO gratitude for 38 years together and joy that you two will see each other again.
Q: I find myself wondering: where would we be with a 10 ½ year-old daughter? How would she look, talk and behave? Any awards from school? Athletic? Her voice? Raspy like mine? I'll never know. I'll wonder forever, baby girl. - Michelle
A: Of course you have those thoughts, Michelle. You wouldn’t be fully human if you didn’t. Wondering at times is fine; obsessing and letting your self be destroyed by what might have been is not. It sounds like you are handling this in a balanced way. It is difficult to stay in the present moment instead of thinking about what would have or could have been – isn’t it? One way to do that is to increase your relationship with her now.
I asked one bereaved father who is a medical doctor if he felt very much sadness and pain about his son who transitioned three years ago. He said, “No. Whenever I find myself dwelling on that, I shift to more positive thoughts because that’s how I can best feel my son’s presence right now.” To learn more about you can do this, read article #9: 12 Keys to Visiting with Your Departed Loved Ones. I also recommend a session I created using hypnosis/deep relaxatio: http://www.soulproof.com/product/facilitated-after-death-contact-2/. I will send a free link for the digital audio version to anyone who requests it.
Q: I usually am the one trying to lift people up when they are down, but today I need the help. My son was killed in a car accident a year and a half ago. So here I sit, trying to figure out why this experience had to happen to me. I know it was 'in the plan' or at least that’s what I have been reading in all the books. I have been doing yoga, meditating, reading, talking to him, etc. but today I just want him to be back or at least have his spirit come to me and tell me he loves me. – Deanna
A: Thank you for your letter, Deanna. I know that you are putting into words what many parents feel. They try to be positive and do all the right things, but sometimes they just want to see their child again NOW. This is very common and can feel like the “ambush” that Kathy described. It’s part of the process of grieving. It’s OK to let yourself have some moments like that as you continue your mourning.
As for your questions, it didn’t have to happen to you. As you are learning, much evidence indicates that you, as a soul, volunteered to be part of this scenario. You knew that it would break your heart AND that it would create powerful opportunities for growth and service. Your real self also knew that this time on earth is but a blink of any eye in the span of eternity. Further, it understands—without a doubt—that death is not an end, but a change in form along life’s journey through forever.
It sounds like you are learning all this intellectually and through experience. One and a half years isn’t that long so pat yourself on the back –- you are doing great. Honor your grieving, maintain your healing practices, and keep shining your light as much as you can. And when you feel like you can’t, reach out and ask for help. Visible or unseen assistance, guidance, and love is always available. And keep your sense alert. Your son IS telling you that he loves you and that he is right there. You are closer to directly experiencing him than you might think.
Q: Tomorrow is my Nathan's fourth angelversary and what should've been my first grandbaby will be coming any day. I am having bittersweet feelings about the situation. I'm so happy that his true love has found love again, is moving forward, and still includes me in her life. But I am sad and selfish and want this to be my grandbaby! I want to watch my son be a father. But, as I've told her, this baby will have his own personal guardian angel to look after him. Sorry for the rant. - Lisa
A: That wasn’t a rant, Lisa. Your feelings are very understandable and, if people are honest, VERY common. Did you notice the huge shift in your last two sentences? You went from talking about being sad (natural) and selfish (you’re not) but then upgraded the focus to how your son will watch over this little one. Read those sentences aloud and notice how you feel better when you get to the guardian angel part. And that is part of the solution for every challenge in life, isn’t it ? Admit your feelings, express them, and then look for the blessings. Thank you for demonstrating this in your question and your life!
Q: It's been four years and I have not experienced joy the way I did before. I wonder if I ever will? - Daryl
A: Great question, Daryl. Every bereaved parent is different and there’s not “one size fits all.” On one hand, some answer, “No, you will never feel joy again” and make a strong case for why that is their truth. Others say that you will feel joy, but it will be different than before. The second option is especially possible when you actively work to honor your child’s life, serve others, and realize that life and love are eternal. So my answer to you is, “Whether you ever feel joy again or not is up to you.”
The wisest and strongest bereaved parents I’ve met report that it’s a moment-to-moment choice to focus on creating more joy, peace, and meaning to their child’s passing. Choosing the path toward more joy isn’t an easy path. You probably will fall down and have to get back up a hundred times a day. You will need to focus on one happy thought even though ninety-nine sad and bad ones are staring you in the face. Choosing the more positive fork in the road is one reason your essence chose this tough challenge. To learn more about how to do this, read article #10 When You’re Facing Big Challenges, 8 Keys to Surviving and Thriving and others on my website.
Q: My son Mark died 7 1/2 weeks ago of a heroin overdose and the past week I feel like my world or my mind is crumbling. I cry and scream whenever I am alone. I have a wonderful counselor and a good support system. But how do I tell others that I just want him home and it feels like I am completely lost without him? - Tricia
A: You just did, Tricia. Tell your support team just how you feel; they will understand. It’s been less than two months so of course you feel this way. It’s like a horrible nightmare that you wish you could wake up from. And, in a very real sense, this earth-experience is a dream.
You are early in the grieving process. Go through the anger and depression with all of your being. Don’t shut down or numb out. It’s good to cry and scream at this point. Mark my word . . . someday, and much to your surprise, you will notice a sliver of acceptance and peace shining through the darkness. Read and reread article #2 : 12 Keys to Surviving and Thriving When a Child Passes On. Apply steps #1, 3, and 4 in my first answer and #2 when you feel that you are ready. Keep in touch and let us know how you are doing.
Note: This information is not designed to replace medical or psychological care. Dr. Pitstick’s recommendations are based on his forty-three years of professional training and experience in hospitals, mental health centers, and holistic private practice.
Mark Pitstick, MA, DC is an author, clinical psychologist, chiropractic physician, frequent media guest, and workshop leader who helps you know and show that—no matter what is going on around you—this earth-experience is a totally safe and magnificent adventure amidst forever. Visit www.soulproof.com for free radio shows with top consciousness experts, newsletters, and articles addressing life’s toughest changes and challenges. Email Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask him your toughest and most challenging questions
-Dr. Mark Pitstick is a Board Member of Helping Parents Heal and of Eternea
Mark will soon be hosting Eternea Chat webinars. Please click here to learn more and to participate!
The topic for the first webinar on June 21st will be: When a Loved One Dies: 7 Things to Remember.
Words to Inspire from Ernie and Kristine Jackson
Kristine and Ernie
Sunbeam Fingers and Sprinkles
The man sat in his loft, meditating and praying. He spoke to his son, telling him how much he missed him, how much he would like to see him, speak with him and asking for a sign. He wasn’t there long, but he spoke earnestly before getting up to ready himself for the day.
The Arizona morning was pleasant, not quite cold, but certainly not warm yet; summer was still a couple of months away, maybe if they were lucky, longer than that. As the man drove toward the freeway, the sun, already risen, was blocked by trees. As the man approached the freeway the sun became visible but is was partially blocked by a cloud. Turning to go east, the man took a closer look.
The sunbeams were pushing through the cloud and the man thought of a hand. He reached up, placing his fingers into the sunbeam fingers and began to cry. He drove like that for a minute, his fingers interwoven with his son’s, then lowered his hand, moving it to his heart in a silent prayer of gratitude for the sign. And then, from nowhere, it began to sprinkle rain – in Phoenix, where rain had not fallen in months.
The man contemplated the sprinkles. He wondered from where they fell for the cloud near the sun was too far to make sprinkles on him. He looked up and around, but there were only wisps of clouds nearby. Simultaneously while trying to make sense of it, he remembered a long-ago ceremony in his hometown, nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The ceremony was so commemorate a bench that the community had built to remember their son; a bench that his dear friends had insisted that he participate in building. On the second year of this celebration of their son, concrete was poured in front of the bench. Nearing the completion of the smoothing and finishing of the concrete, it had begun to sprinkle. One of the neighbors looked skyward with a knowing expression on his face. That neighbor was a native of Hawaii. And then he explained, in his culture – when it sprinkles during ceremonies and sacred events like the one we were having, it means the spirits are near.
The man, missing his son, had earnestly asked for a sign, some communication with his son on the other side and in response, got a double barreled blast. The man recognized it for what it was and was filled with emotion; he was filled with love and appreciation for his son on the other side who had sent him yet again another sign.
And the lesson – don’t dismiss these signs. There are no coincidences. If it is weird, unusual, never happened before or odd – stop, sit a moment in silence and let it in. These are the significant moments. Even in doubt, even if you might not believe, think about your loved one on the other side. Celebrate them.
Blessings! -Ernie and Kristine Jackson
-Ernie Jackson is a Board Member of Helping Parents Heal and the proud father of Quinton. His two books,'Quinton's Messages' and 'Quinton's Legacy', are available at www.quintonsmessages.com. Please also view Ernie and Kristine's video of their June presentation at the Phoenix/Scottsdale Chapter of Helping Parents Heal here.
Affiliate Updates -
Helping Parents Heal-United Kingdom, First Meeting June 26th!
Marta Arce-Dubois, Affiliate Leader and Barnett Hill, Surrey
Our first HPH UK Meeting will take place on June 25th at the Dunant Conference room at Barnett Hill outside Guildford, Surrey. Weather permitting, we will be able to spill out into the beautiful grounds in the afternoon. There will be coffee and tea on arrival from 12 pm, introductions, greeting from Helping Parents Heal co-founder Elizabeth Boisson, buffet lunch (the bar will be open for those who wish to have a glass of wine). After lunch activities ('NLP Grief Process' tester - 'Bringing our children into our present and with us into our future', 'Reconnection Meditation', etc, talk and message session by a spiritualist medium, afternoon/evening coffee.
This will be a great day of sharing, understanding, healing, spiritual development, making new friendships and strengthening existing ones. Please, let me know that you can attend as we will need to confirm attendee numbers before the meeting, email@example.com. Please RSVP and learn more here.
-Much love, Marta Arce-Dubois, United Kingdom Affiliate Leader
Helping Parents Heal-Dallas with Lisa Chalmers, June 14th!
Join Tracy Houston-Venters on June 14, 7-9 pm at Unity of Dallas for a night of friendship and healing. She is excited to welcome Lisa Chalmers. Lisa has many gifts, and is trained in past life regression. Lisa will talk to us about how pain experienced from our own childhoods or past lives can hinder us in the healing process and block us from resolving other issues we may be struggling with in general. Through Past Life Regression therapy can help you go back in time and release limiting thoughts, fears, behaviors and long-term patterns.
At this meeting she is going to guide us through a meditation where you can meet a loved one or one of your angels or guides. This is going to be a great meeting - Please mark your calendars and don’t miss this important event! You can RSVP and learn more here.
Helping Parents Heal-Hilton Head, Irene Vouvalides & her Sister, Judi Hancox
Judi and Irene, Parents at the Hilton Head Mother's Day Meeting, May 8th.
A Special Mother's Day Potluck in South Carolina
Our May meeting was amazing! We were 18, my sister Judi did a talk about grief and PTSD. She then led us in a guided meditation. Everyone brought food for brunch, and my husband Tony bought all the moms white roses.
Please read a helpful article by Judith Hancox entitled 'Therapies to Help Parents Heal After the Loss of a Child' by clicking here. Please RSVP for the June 5th meeting here.
- Irene Vouvalides, Hilton Head Affiliate Leader
Helping Parents Heal - Tampa-Next meeting June 22nd!
Marla Grant-Tampa Affiliate Group Leader
Little did I imagine four months ago when I reached out to Dr. Mark Pitstick and Elizabeth Boisson to see how I could be of assistance to grieving parents, that I would be launching a local chapter of Helping Parents Heal. With their thoughtful guidance and encouragement and advice from several established affiliate leaders, I did just that on Wednesday, May 25 at the beautiful Franciscan Center in Tampa, Florida.
Facilitating the meeting gave me a fresh reminder of the stages of healing and recovery I’ve had to navigate over the years after losing three of my five children, and I could easily identify with each member of our group. Two couples attended as well as two moms and a sibling whose brother had very recently passed. The manner in which these loved ones were lost varied widely but each person was bravely working through their own personal circumstances. It was wonderful to see the empathy and kindness flowing through the room. Those who have found a way to accept and live with their loss were able to model healing to those in early or more profound stages of grief, giving hope for better days ahead.
We look forward to more parents joining the group as the months go by. We have several excellent guest presenters scheduled in the coming months who will use their gifts to help parents make the emotional connection between this life and the next, confirming that our loved ones are well and always so close.
-Marla Grant, Tampa Affiliate Leader
Marla’s next meeting will be June 22nd. Please RSVP and learn more here.
Helping Parents Heal-Cincinnati, A new affiliate group!
Tywana and Brian Smith
Brian and Tywana Smith are starting the Cincinnati Chapter of Helping Parents Heal. Brian and Tywana’s daughter Shayna Elayne, whose name means 'Beautiful Light' transitioned June 24, 2015 at the age of 15 years old. Shayna was a force while on Earth and continues to be a force after her transition. They have had many visits from Shayna including her coming through in medium readings loud and clear.
After her passing they began experiencing a series of synchronistic events that led them to Mark Ireland, Elizabeth Boisson and Mark Pitstick. The events were undeniable that it was in their destiny to start a chapter of Helping Parents Heal locally.
After Shayna’s passing, Brian and Tywana started attending the Unity church in Cincinnati, OH. They have met with the pastor there and agreed that the Helping Parents Heal chapter will be affiliated with the Unity Church where they will meet. The meetings will August 8th from 7 to 9 pm.
The Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/helpingparentshealcincinnati/ Details on the chapter can be found there. Please visit Brian's blog, 'Beautiful Light', here, and RSVP for the August 8th meeting here.
Please contact Elizabeth Boisson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in starting an affiliate in your area.
Elizabeth Boisson, Ernie & Kristine Jackson and Brian & Tywana Smith during a recent visit to Phoenix
Helping Parents Heal-Phoenix with David Router & Lilla Swanson, June 19th
David Router, Lilla and Alex Swanson
Please join Elizabeth Boisson as she welcomes David Router and Lilla Swanson. Lilla will be telling her personal story of healing through energy work with David Router, a Master Energy Healer from Queensland, Australia, after the passing of her daughter Alex. David will also be coming to answer questions. Please read our May newsletter to find out more about Lilla and David. Also, you can visit David's website at: www.davidrouter.com.
The second part of our meeting will be devoted to a small get together and sharing time for Father's Day, June 19th. Please bring a favorite appetizer to share and RSVP here.
Helping Parents Heal Phoenix/Scottsdale May 15th with Camber Wilson
Camber Wilson (center, blue jeans) at Unity of Phoenix
Camber Wilson, a bereaved sibling, intuitive life coach and developing psychic medium, came to speak to our group on May 15th. Her talk was uplifting and helpful to all siblings who have experienced the passing of a brother or sister. Kristine and Ernie Jackson kindly recorded the meeting and it is available on Youtube here. You can learn more about Camber on her Facebook site, Path to Purpose, Intuitive Life Coaching. Please take a moment to view her talk.
Wisdom and Quotes from The East Coast“Know then that the body is merely a garment. Go seek the wearer, not the cloak.”
This is what I see: so many grieving, so many deeply wounded and suffering from the pain of their losses, so many going about living life as best they can, with this gnawing pain that lingers throughout their days. This I understand.
What I don’t understand, and I know that everyone is busy with the business of living, is why more people don’t make it a regular practice to integrate spiritual exploration into their lives. It doesn’t matter whether you take a class, read a book, listen to an interview, watch a documentary, have a reading with a medium, meditate, etc., it is my belief, that in order to heal, you need to make the search for spiritual knowledge and understanding a part of your life’s curriculum.
To me it’s a no brainer. Our children-in-spirit are not here, but they are somewhere and that somewhere remains a mystery to be explored. It’s fascinating, really and I know because I’ve been exploring spirit since I was 20 and after 45 years I can tell you, it never gets boring! There is always something new to learn or expose yourself to, and each thing you learn adds a piece to the puzzle, and your confidence grows with each piece. But more than that, you begin to shed a little of that pain as your perspective on birth and death expands and you open to the presence of spirit.
You might think of it this way: The time that you would spend with the child or children you are missing is time that you now have to “seek the wearer” and you do this by designating time to expand your knowledge and awareness of spirit. I have no problem understanding pain. We all have it. But for those who speak of how great their agony is, I want to say, “stop lamenting about the garment and go seek the wearer,” for therein rests your healing.
-Written by our NYC Affiliate Leader, Sheri Perl Migdol
Mission Statement of Helping Parents Heal: Our mission is to help parents who have lost children, giving them support and resources to aid in the healing process. We will go a step beyond other groups by allowing the open discussion of spiritual experiences and evidence for the Afterlife in a non-dogmatic way. In other words, we will welcome everyone regardless of their religious (or non-religious) background and allow for a very open type of dialog. We receive all and do not judge people or their children on the basis of life choices. -Mark Ireland, Cofounder, Helping Parents Heal
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