Do you or a loved one have a terminal illness? Are you facing your transition? This light, compassionate massage is designed for those who are currently making their transition from this life into their next existence, or anyone who desires an opportunity for healing when dealing with death, dying and transition.
This massage is a tool for compassion, awareness and support, performed to the music of 'Graceful Passages', a blend of words and music that opens hearts and soothes souls for the person facing their transition. It is a musical prayer for the ages that honors the rich and sacred transition of dying.
In music and words, Graceful Passages helps to provide an extraordinary atmosphere of fresh insight and a renewal of faith for anyone exploring the challenge of dealing with grief from the loss of a loved one. Cofounders of the Companion Arts Foundation, the authors have gathered Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Native American, Confucian, and Buddhist sages to create a truly broad-ranging multi-faith resource.
From many perspectives the themes of letting go, closure, expressing love, forgiveness, appreciation of life, and the continuity of spirit are reviewed as voiceovers to beautiful, soothing music. We hear the words and voices of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Thich Nhat Hanh, Ram Dass, Arun Gandhi (grandson of Mahatma Gandhi), Sam Keen, Dr. Ira Byock and others. A customized musical score composed by an award-winning composer and pioneering healing music artist helps to make this session an opportunity for reflection and peace.
1.LETTING YOURSELF BE LOVED - Lew Epstein
Lessons from the Heart - Cultivating Inner Peace through receiving Love
2.RETURNING HOME - Tu Weiming
A Confucian Wisdom keeper invites us to consider our unique place in the cosmos.
3.THE GIFT OF LOVE - Alan Jones
An Episcopal priest speaks of his daily practice in the art of "Contemplative Dying".
4.WALK ON - Jyoti
We witness a lifetime through the eyes of one deeply connected to the earth.
5. THE END OF SUFFERING - Thich Nhat Hanh
We are invited by a Buddhist master to relax into peacefulness.
6. FRANCISCAN BLESSING - Maximilian Mizzi
A Monk from Assisi, Italy, gives us a blessing from the heart of St. Francis
7. IN YOUR BLESSED HANDS - Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
We witness a sacred conversation between the Jewish Rabbi and his God.
8. UNCONDITIONAL LOVE - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
A Pioneer of transitions shares her deepest understanding of what is most important in life.
9. WE ARE NOT ALONE - Arun and Sunandha Gandhi
She speaks from wisdom gained by her near death-experience; he recalls a vision shared by his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi
10. BE HERE NOW - Ram Dass
An American spiritual teacher speaks of experience beyond this world.
11. THE WELCOMING - Michael Stillwater
A guided journey of relaxation, transitioning into a heavenly soundscape, then emerging into a song of homecoming
12. SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT - Linda Tillery
A lullaby-like gospel hymn of heavenly promise from the soul of a great singer.
Experience a powerful, compassionate session of touch, music, and word. Session runs 90 minutes.