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LOVE IS THE ANSWER and LOVE IS YOUR POWER

I imagine you know that love is the answer for all that we face in life.  But the key question is, do you know how to open to your power of love? This question is especially important now in these conflicting times with the intense human, social and political drama, as well as gun terror, drug overdoses affecting so many, and even the possibility of world disaster?  There seems to be so much fear, pain and suffering we face today in our lives. Can love really help us?

All this fear and suffering in the outer world not to mention our personal inner struggles creates continuing stress and anxiety. What about your fearful thoughts and emotions? Many of us project our anger out at our world with the fear of being a victim, or we project inwardly feeling unworthy and filling our being with guilt and shame. It is these inner and outer fears and struggles that cause us to lose awareness of our heartfelt power of love.

Hafiz, the thirteen century Sufi master and poet, said, “Fear is the cheapest room in the house, I would like to see you in better living conditions.” How can we create better living conditions with our heart power?  The HeartMath Institute in California has done some amazing research on our heart. When you place your conscious attention on your heart it generates five thousand times more electromagnetic energy than your brain. The electromagnetic signals generated by the heart have the capacity to affect others around you. Heart rhythms reflect inner emotional states and stress. Focusing on the heart alters your emotional state via the neurological input from the heart to the brain. The more you are in your heart the more it changes the brain in a positive way. Researchers describe this coherence between the heart and brain, the “heart/brain”

The call within us and by the challenges of the circumstances around us daily is to open our heart to regain our love power and to release our fearful projections so that the power of love fills our heart/brain.

Forgiveness is the energy of the heart that releases the deepest fears that binds negativity to us. Forgiveness can dissipate these cords of negativity. The negative bindings will naturally dissipate if they are not held together by the negativity of our mind. The practice of forgiveness gives us back the power of our heart to love.

A friend and meditation teacher, Doug Kraft, suggests that there are three drivers that generate our need for forgiveness:

  • When you do not fully understand a situation.
  • When you are overcome by remorse and guilt.
  • When your behavior violates your values.

These three drivers lead to four simple forgiveness meditation phrases:

  • I forgive (myself, the other or group) for not understanding)
  • I forgive (myself, the other or group) for making mistakes.
  • I forgive (myself, the other or group) for hurting (myself, the other or group)
  • I forgive (myself, the other or group) for not following (my, your, their) deepest values.

Whatever blocks your heart of love today use these four meditation phrases to release your heart love energy. As you work with these forgiveness statements focus on the feeling at your heart center, breathe deeply and let the power of your heart/brain release you to your power of love.

Also, below is a powerful video from my book Embracing The End of Life: A Journey into Dying and Awakening. This is a forgiveness meditation video that will assist you in this process of awakening to your heart now. This video meditation uses the chakra color and brain wave frequencies embedded in the sound frequency of the color itself. To watch the color listen to the guided questions with your eyes half open. Put your attention and focus on listening to what you are experiencing inside yourself. This will allow the color to naturally enter into your unconscious as you have your eyes slightly open. If after a period of time your eyes close that is okay. I suggest at the end of the video to write about your experience. The more you write the more will come to your mind from your unconscious into your heart.

May the power of forgiveness fill your heart/brain with love!

To find the 16 videos that accompany my book click here on my website. They are free.

Green 4 – Forgiveness Meditation; Green 4 Embracing the End of Life Part II: A Journey to Freedom from Patt Lind-Kyle on Vimeo.

For more on my latest book visit Embracing the End of Life: A Journey into Dying & Awakening.

Ippy Gold Medal - Independent Publisher Book Awards

Gold 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards

IPPY GOLD for New Age/Mind-Body-Spirit!

Patt is honored and delighted to have been awarded the 2018 the Independent Publisher Book Awards (“IPPY”) gold medal for New Age/Mind-Body-Spirit category for her newest book, Embracing the End of Life: A Journey Into Dying & Awakening.  The award ceremony will be held May 29th in NYC. 

The IPPY Awards recognize the thousands of exemplary independent, university, and self-published titles published each year. The awards are open to all members of the independent publishing industry, and to authors and publishers worldwide who produce books intended for an English-speaking market. According to Independent Publisher, since the inaugural contest in 1996, nearly 5,000 books have received IPPY Awards, along with the recognition, credibility, and increased sales that a book award can bring. Independent spirit and expertise comes from publishers of all sizes and budgets, and books are judged with that in mind.

Launched in 1996 and conducted each year to honor the year’s best independently published books, the “IPPY” Awards recognize merit in a broad range of subjects and reward authors and publishers who “take chances and break new ground.” Small presses, university presses, and self-publishing services give experimental and entrepreneurial authors a platform to share their stories, impart wisdom, and speak out against ignorance and prejudice.

IPPY medal-winning books will be celebrated on May 29th during the annual BookExpo publishing convention in New York.  Gold, silver and bronze IPPY medallions are being awarded in 83 national, 24 regional, and 11 e-book categories. This year’s contest drew 4,500 entries, and medals will go to authors and publishers from 43 U.S. states, 6 Canadian provinces, and 12 countries overseas.

  1. New Age/Mind-Body-Spirit

 

 

 

GOLD

Embracing the End of Life: A Journey Into Dying & Awakening

By Patt Lind-Kyle, MA

(Llewellyn Publications)

 

 

 

 

 

 

SILVER

The Year of Drinking Magic: Twelve Ceremonies With the Vine of Souls

By Guy Crittenden

(Apocryphile Press)

 

 

 

 

 

BRONZE

Change the Story of Your Health: Using Shamanic and Jungian Techniques for Healing

By Carl Greer, PhD, PsyD

(Findhorn Press)

 

Embracing the End of Life joins Patt’s earlier book Heal Your Mind, Rewire Your Brain which was also awarded a Gold IPPY for Health and Wellness in 2010.

End of life care: I had a dream and you were in it

How could it be that I dreamt about you? Yes, I had this dream and you were in it.  What I realize now is that the dream depends on you.

This is my dream. I dreamt that you are very smart, aware and conscious of what really matters in this world.  You also are waking up to the realization that you are not going to live in this life form forever.  In the dream you were wondering what was going to happen to you when this life ends and how it will end. You wondered what it was going to be like at the end of your life.

I saw in my dream that you wanted to have some guidance in order to prepare for this happening.  But you did not want to go through this preparation alone.  You wanted to share this important venture with family or with loved ones. You wanted to be supported by others but most of all you were curious as to what it would be like to have the experience to awaken together.

Well, when I awoke from the dream I knew I had to let you know the answer to your concerns.  You already know I have written a book called, Embracing the End of Life: A Journey Into Dying and Awakening.  It is a guidebook for dying.   But it is also a guide to living now in an awake aspect of being human. This book can help release you from the driven fear that holds you attached to this life of suffering. It guides you how to open to the joy of freedom now before you die.

As I was writing this book, my constant question was, how important is it to create community discussions about the end of life like our ancestors did and like people in other countries are still doing.

Embracing the End of Life Facilitators GuideI now am now introducing a facilitators guide book just for this purpose to help to create community. Its purpose is to form a group in order to help people create an aligned caring community and support now for the end of life and opening to a more vital life now.  The facilitators guide book is a way to create such a group. It is designed to answer the question of how to get started into an end of life and awakening conversation.

The facilitators guide book will give you examples and tips on how to get started on this journey. This guide is to assist in conversations that breaks the taboo about talking about death in order to prepare for your own death and awakening. The wonder of it all is that this type of group provides a conversational experience within a context of a supportive community.

Embracing the End of Life Meditations CDIn the guide book you will find how to form a group, how to use the resources and meditations that I provide. There is also a down loadable guided meditation CD available on my website at End of Life Meditations CD that can be used in place of the written meditations.  As your group moves through Part 1 of the book this CD will be a resource as it has music, and brainwave binaural beats to drop you deeper into the meditation process. There are also 16 free videos on my website that is used in Part 2 of the book.

All in all this was quite a dream I had with you.  It is a dream I will not forget.  This dream can open you to realize what we are here for and how to release the fear of death and to awaken from the dream of this life.

Dream with hummingbird from Pixabay.com

You are invited to dialogue!

“If you are mindful at death it will not come as a surprise. You will not be anxious. You will feel that death is merely like changing your clothes.” ~ Dalai Lama.

Most of you have read or heard me reaffirm, Death is a sacred act. It is the most important moment in our life. It is also the moment of waking up. Death is inevitable no matter how repressed we make it in our culture. We will all die. How do we prepare now and discover the freedom from the fear of death to live more expanded lives?

Over the next few weeks, I will be traveling across California to lead a series of dialogues around how we as individuals and as community can open ourselves to discuss this most important aspect of our lives.  My intention is to create a safe space where we can freely discuss our deepest desires and those of our dearest loved ones with our family, friends and community.

I invite you to join me either in person or listen on the radio:

Unity in the Gold Country
Sun February 18, 2018 ~ 10:30am PST
Workshop 12:30pm
180 Cambridge Court
Grass Valley CA 95945
See Unity Event

With James Bragg, KSAR-FM
Is Fear of Death Lurking Behind All Your Busy-ness?
Tue February 20, 2018  11am PST (1pm CST)

Community Dialogue and Book Signing
Sun February 25, 2018 ~ 11:30am – 2:00pm PST
Murphys Diggins Community Center
216 Tom Bell Road, Murphys, CA
Learn more at A Community Dialogue
Hosted by John Adams and Rhoda Nussbaum

The Mike Schikman Show, WSVA-AM
Is Fear of Death Lurking Behind All Your Busy-ness?
Mon March 12, 2018
12:37pm PST (3:37pm EST)
Podcasts posted at Mike Schikman Show

Nancy’s Bookshelf with Nancy Wiegman
NSPR North State Public Radio
Wed. March 14, 2018 ~10am PST

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Meaningful dialogue

Meditations for End of Life CD

Just Released ~ 6 new Meditations for Embracing the End of Life!

These six (6) meditations are from the book Embracing the End of Life: A Journey into Dying & Awakening. The recordings are designed to guide you into a deeper meditation experience. The meditations may be replayed many times in order to release the resistance to death and become open to being awake and vital in your life now.

Within the music background are binaural beats which are specific brainwave patterns. The binaural beats aid you in deepening the meditation while maintaining a high level of concentration and awareness. At the beginning of each meditation I describe its purpose and relationship to the material in the book. These meditations come from the first part of the book: How to Prepare for Your Death. In the second part of the book, The Journey to Freedom: A Guide to Life, there are 16 video recordings to assist you in the journey of awakening.

Track 1 The Pain Meditation – Page 41 in Embracing the End of Life – Alpha

Track 2 The Meaning of Your Life – Page 44 EEL – Alpha

Track 3 Preparation for Letting Go – Page 68 EEL – Theta Track

4 For Dying and After Death – Page 88 EEL – Theta/Delta

Track 5 Preparation for After Life – Page 105 EEL – Theta

Track 6 How a Person Dies – Page 48 EEL – Alpha See inside cover for more information on brainwaves.

Music composed by Patt Lind-Kyle
Executive Producer: Patt Lind-Kyle
Producer: Michael Logue
Recorded, mixed and Mastered by Michael Logue
Cover by Llewellyn WorldWide Publishers
Please Visit: www.pattlindkyle.com for more information.

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Dr Emmett Miller invites you to:

Listen to this episode about embracing the end-of-life? Our natural reaction is to quickly flip to another page. But not so fast.

In our culture we deny what we don’t understand, and nowhere is this more obvious than in how we deal with yes and dying. We try very hard to pretend that it doesn’t exist, when our pretensions break down we do everything we can to delay death even if it means it living in a hospital bed with seven tubes entering and leaving our bodies, Then when it happens we’re all shocked and ripped apart.

One’s life changes when one begins to realize the death is a part of life– that in fact yes didn’t exist until life invented it!

Let me introduce you to Patt Lind-Kyle, a longtime friend of mine, who has boldly gone where a few have been willing to go, And has written an intensely needed book, Embracing the End of Life: A Journey into Dying and Awakening.  In this conversation you will learn much about Pat’s incredible journey, her long periods of silence and meditation, in some of her remarkable discoveries about how we can learn from and have our lives profoundly enriched through following this entertaining and easy to read roadmap. Patt was trained as a hospice volunteer and served patients in the Hospice Hospital of Portland, OR and Hospice of the Foothills in CA. Patt confronted the deep fear of her own death in a long meditation retreat.  This experience launched a study of the dying process in preparation for her own death (although she is in no way on the verge of leaving us), and by developing personal exploratory practices about death, Patt has defined the step by step process of dying including legal, caregiving and awakening processes. Have a listen…you won’t be disappointed.

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How Do You Face Transitions in Your Life in This New Year?

January is a threshold of time as the old year dies away and the new year is born. A new year offers a threshold of hidden potentials, meanings, purposes and transitions.

This year I went to three events where we did rituals of letting go of 2017 and imagining our dream and intentions for 2018. At each event I released illnesses, troubles and regrets into the fire. Then I wrote down my dreams and intentions for the next year in order to make this new year meaningful in order to experience a sense of happiness and joy. Writing down my dreams and intentions will help me revisit my intentions at the end of 2018.  By this time in your life you have been through a few of these year end experiences and have made many new year transitions in your life. But more than just a new year reflection, transitions are a major part of our process of living day to day.

However, you may not have considered that your birth, the beginning of your life, was your very first transition. Your birth is similar to opening to the transition of this new year. Each year is a new opportunity to be “born again”. Beyond your birth the next and final transition in your life is the major transition of experiencing your death. Dying is like releasing the old year. These are the two major transitions that are the most important moments in your life and each is a major transition of the purpose and meaning of your existence. Amazingly, beyond these two markers we go through beginnings and endings all through our life in the form of minor to major transitions never thinking that if there is a beginning of a transition there is always an ending.

Consider for yourself these two major moments of transition in your life. I am fascinated by the rituals that exist at the birth of life. A pregnant mother begins to nest and gather what is needed for the arrival of the baby. Whereas a conscious dying person reverses the process, instead of gathering their nest they give things away and get practical matters in order for their family so they can complete their life.

Another similarity of these two transitions is that a new mother may wonder if she has room in her heart to love the new being when her baby arrives. The dying person wonders how to let go of the ones they love.

In both the birthing and dying process fear and confusion can interfere with these transitions. These same fears occur with the mother frightened of the pain of birthing and the same fear in the death process for the person dying as well as for the family and the caregivers. It is surrender and letting go that are needed both for dying and birthing. In the end, you can experience the positive nature of both these major transitions if you prepare for them, just as we prepare for all the minor transitions in our lives.

As I’ve indicated above, in each of the birth and death transitions there is a need to preparation. Let me give you an example of a wonderful end of life preparation for a dying person. I received a beautiful note from Meriel who had read my book Embracing the End of Life.  Meriel gave an incredible description of how the information from the book allowed Meriel to help her dear friend make her transition consciously and in peace. Meriel said, “the suggestions in the book of what a dying person close to death would want to hear was especially important”. She also included the idea that, “planning how one would like to orchestrate their final days/passing and after death is seemingly so important and not just the legalities but all the details of one’s choice of environment and the people that will be there.”

We make lots of preparations for having a baby but how about making preparations for the end of our life. Meriel showed the importance of preparation for her dear friend.

For the transitions coming in this new year remember it is the preparation, the thought and the awareness that will help you prepare for your final transition. A very blessed New Year to each of you.

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A season of giving

Holiday gifts

In this season of giving and celebrating,

I invite you to gift yourself and your loved ones the freedom of breaking through old confining traditions. Open to new dialogues and experience the joy of letting go of unexamined fears.

My dream is that my books and just released meditations will increase your courage to release your deepest fears and that you will know the truth of your own path for yourself.  This freedom will open you and loved ones to a more vital and joyful life now.

Gift yourself and loves now …

Embracing the End of Life: A Journey into Dying & Awakening

Just announced by Spirituality Today 5 of 5 start rating – Pick of the Year – Top 5 Books for 2017!

Exploring multiple aspects of life and death—with everything from chakras and the Enneagram to living wills and health care directives—this book is meant to help you unwind the challenge of death and discover the truth of your own path to inner freedom.

Buy Embracing the End of Life on Amazon

Heal Your Mind, Rewire Your Brain

 

Heal Your Mind

The key purpose of this book is to have you understand the nature of your own mind, how it interfaces with brain structures, and how meditation or mind training can help you find happiness and peace of mind. The heart of the book teaches the synchrony of the four brain wave patterns and the unique way each reader can bring their brain wave patterns into harmonization.

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Guided Meditations for Heal Your Mind, Rewire Your Brain

Two companion CDs of guided meditations by Patt accompany, “Heal Your Mind, Rewire Your Brain.” Listen to these companion CDs to train your mind to go into deeper meditative states. Binaural beat pulsations in the background of each track increase the effectiveness of the meditations. They will also rapidly increase your mental and emotional stability and support the rewiring of your brain.

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Instrumental Meditation Music Only

Many of you have listened and worked with the two CD set of guided meditations, “Heal Your Mind, Rewire Your Brain” CDs. There reaches a point in your development of meditation when it would be beneficial not to have the verbal guidance that I provide with each brain wave frequency. This CD has just the music for each brain frequency with the binaural beats imbedded into the music.

 

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6 Funeral Trends That Are Changing Death Rituals

A few interesting options worth investigating

by Leanne Pott, AARP, November 20, 2017

Photo by Sam Kaplan for AARP

Writing for AARP, Leanne Pott shares six new trends that are transforming funeral and burial processes in the United States.  She has not included the the Kiwi Coffin Clubs that are popping up in New Zealand where people create their own unique and often artist coffins.  Although, she does include themes about in home death preparations from In the Parlor.

She opens by noting that:

Last year, cremation surpassed traditional burials for the first time in the United States.

Traditional funerals are on their death bed. More people are skipping the two days of visitation, religious service and burial of an embalmed body in a casket that can cost as much as a used car, and instead opting for funerals that are easier on the planet and the budget. They’re going for more personal rituals, too, that break the rigid customs that became the norm in the 20th century. Here’s a look at what’s out there.”

In addition to cremations, she discusses the emerging popularity of water cremations, green burials, at-home funerals, therapy dogs, and creative ideas for “more interesting things to do with loved ones’ cremains than leave them in an urn. A British company will press them into a vinyl record with a custom song. Your local tattoo artist can mix them into tattoo ink and give you a custom tat in their honor. And an Alabama company will put them into the ammo of your choice so you can blast them to the afterlife in a one-gun salute. Because scattering ashes is so 2001.”

Free the full article on AARP.com at 6 Funeral Trends That Are Changing Death Rituals.

What the living can learn from the dying

A Buddhist teacher on what the living can learn from the dying

Vox.com, Sean Illingsean.illing@vox.com

“When we come close to the end of our life, what’s really important makes itself known.”

A Buddhist teacher on what the living can learn from the dying

“We know that we will die, yet we spend much of our lives trying very hard not to think about it. But is it wise to ignore death? Could we live better if we spent more time thinking about our own mortality?

Frank Ostaseski is the author of The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach the Living and helped found the Zen Hospice Project’s Guest House.

In an interview with

“Buddhist practice, with its emphasis on impermanence, the moment-to-moment arising and passing of every conceivable experience, is an important influence in my life and work with dying. Facing death is considered fundamental in the Buddhist tradition. Death is seen as a final stage of growth. Our daily practices of mindfulness and compassion cultivate the wholesome mental, emotional, and physical qualities that prepare us to meet the inevitable.

Through the application of these skillful means, I learned not to be incapacitated by the suffering, but allow it to become the ground of compassion within me. Meditation practice develops the equanimity that often allowed me to be the one calm person in a very chaotic situation.

Finally, in Buddhist thought, one aspect of compassion is boundless and all embracing. We might call this universal compassion. Then there is everyday compassion. The compassion that gets expressed in daily life, when we feed the hungry, stand against injustice, change soiled sheets or listen generously to a friend’s broken heart. We may be effective or ineffectual in our efforts, but we do the best we can. These two facets of compassion rely on each other.”

For the full interview, visit: A Buddhist teacher on what the living can learn from the dying.

For other resources, visit: End of Life Resources.