Dear Friends, Drodzy Przyjaciele, Cari Amici,
When I visited my brother in the hospital the other day, when I walked into the room, the first thing that caught my eye was a wide band of a Blue Bracelet with big black letters on it: DNR. That means Do Not Resuscitate. If his heart stops, Let Him Go.
For some reason this DNR Bracelet, made of Plastic and Paper, hit me in the Heart like a Heavy Brick.
It goes against everything in my Instinct at the moment…
The Instinct is to Protect and Rescue and Help a Sibling in Distress or Sickness.
But this time, the Right Thing To Do is to Let Him Go.
Do Not try to Save Him from Death.
Do Not Hold On To His Presence on Earth.
Let Him Go.
Do Not Try to Prevent His Death.
My friends, I know this is the Right Thing to Do. In my work with the Elderly and Dying I am faced with this almost every day. I know that Death is not the End. I know it is not the Enemy. I know that it is what we are all walking towards every single moment that we are Alive here on Earth.
I assist people who are Dying, to be peaceful, to be trusting. I encourage them to Let Go when they seem to be distressed and hanging on to something or someone.
But they are Elderly People, who it seems normal and natural to help them Ease into Death, to Lean into the Dying Process….
Not my Brother, my Brother who is much too young to have to Leave Now.
DNR. Do Not Resuscitate.
Lord Have Mercy! Panie, Zmiłuj Się! Signore, Abbi Pietà!
My Brother is Dissolving before my Eyes and I cannot Stop it and Today I cannot Deny that My Heart is Pounding with Grief.
Thank you all for being with me and for your own Commitments to living Consciously and Deeply. More and more I am realizing how every single day, every single Moment is filled with the Call to Live a Conscious, Sane and Soul-Filled Life, and that my own Healing is happening as I stay Committed to Being Me, Here, Now…no matter how Sad this Now feels.
With my Gift from the Heart, Z moim Dar z Serca, Con il mio Dono dal Cuore,
Gabriel Orion Marie
* For those of you who may not know, I have published a series of three books that tell the story of my recovery and healing from profoundly intense physical, sexual and spiritual abuse. These books have dozens of paintings that I did during my process and those paintings are a core form of communication I used in my Healing. These books are available on Amazon. I hope you will read them and pass them on to others!
This White House (Book One), Going Sane (Book Two) and A Spectacular Dawn (Book Three)