Having recently taken part in this workshop I can thoroughly recommend it, the next one takes place in Dorset in November 2014. Having lived with the experience for a week I felt drawn to write the following:
‘Having well and truly faced my own mortality it feels like I have been given a second chance. Each day feels so sweet, like a new beginning. Bird song seems louder and clearer than usual, the colour of the flowers more vibrant – I have found a deeper meaning to life. I am living in the moment, enjoying and cherishing all that surrounds me and of course – laughing a lot!’ Jean Francis – One Spirit Interfaith Minister, pre-need funeral arranger and author.
The following was written by a previous ‘Dying to Live’ workshop participant:
A Cure for Constipation
I came to the workshop with bad constipation
And such a fierce pain in my head,
But I didn’t expect to attend my cremation —
I didn’t expect to be dead !
But death has assisted my recuperation
And now I’m beginning to thrive –
For the poems, the photos, the fun meditations,
The obits, the songs, the artistic creations,
The gibberish, hugging and visualisations,
The teachings of Osho, the carers-and-patients,
The dancing, the laughter, the tears, the elation
Have wakened in me joyous anticipation –
I want to jump into a wild celebration –
I’m dying to feel so alive !