“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.
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?
I am a person who studied the dying process in preparation for my own death. In our culture we deny our death. But in our culture we prepare for a job, having babies, and a vacation.
Why not prepare for death? Death is inevitable for everyone.
As I wrote this new book I understood the dying process and have put my affairs in order for my husband and children. I am currently preparing my mind for the moment of death.
The preparation practice is to awaken the mind before we die. In doing so I am living now every moment, free from fear or denial of my death.
Woody Allen – I am not afraid of dying from Patt Lind-Kyle on Vimeo.
Learning how to prepare to die is learning how to live fully now!
There is a direct bridge between my last book and my new book. In the book, “Embracing the End of Life: A Journey into Dying & Awakening,” I use the tools of rewiring the brain and meditation from my previous book “Heal your Mind, Rewire Your Brain.” Meditation is an expansive and stabilizing process for healing our minds, rewiring our brains and opening to life. I demonstrate how to use meditation as a vehicle to engage the brain’s neuronal pathways to awaken the mind to it’s true self. Meditation is an expansive and stabilizing process for healing our minds, rewiring our brains and opening to life.
Patt has also created a series of 16 meditations to enhance your engagement with the book. These meditations are available as bonus videos to be downloadable from http://www.pattlindkyle.com/meditations/.
In conjunction with the release of Embracing the End Of Life, a number of additional bonuses were offered. If you have purchased the book, you are welcome to Claim Your Bonuses Now!
Patt has also released a series of six (6) meditations for the End of Life available through CD Baby. Learn more at Meditations for the End of Life.
Embracing the End of Life Facilitator Guide
Patt has created a Facilitator Guide for both individuals and for people reading, experiencing and exploring the Embracing the Endo of Life book within a group. As I was writing the book, my question became, “How do we create community to face this challenge of exploring our death, and what is the best way for people to use this book?” I’ve designed this guide as an answer to these two questions and to give you some examples to help you get started on this journey.
From the Foreward of Embracing the End of Life by Karen Wyatt, MD and author
“As a guidebook for the journey from birth to death, Embracing the End of Life serves as a wise companion for those who dare to live deeply into the mysteries of life and death, with eyes wide open and mind fully centered in the present moment. This innovative and comprehensive book has the power to change the perception of death for the individual reader and for society as a whole as we confront the most fundamental question of our humanity: “How do we live while knowing we will die?” Read this book now to transform how you live for the rest of your days, and then keep it on your bookshelf as a resource to consult over and over again on your own “journey into dying and awakening.” Read the full Foreward …
Endorsements for Embracing the End of Life
“Death is still a huge taboo in the Western world, and this taboo is mainly based on fear. Only during the process of exploring one’s own death someone is able to understand the importance of accepting and integrating death as one of the most powerful experiences of our life. In her inspiring book ‘Embracing the End of Life’ Patt Kyle has written a very useful tool to better understand the process of dying, not just as a physical, but also as a psychological, social and spiritual process. And this new insight contributes to an even better life right now. So ‘Embracing the End of Life’ is not only a compassionate guide for terminal ill patients and their families, but it is above all a very useful and practical guide for everybody who is consciously willing to change and to live a more happy, vital and spiritual life by diminishing the fear of one’s own death. “ ~ Dr. Pim van Lommel, cardiologist, New York Times bestselling author of Consciousness Beyond Life: The Science of the Near Death Experience.
“Patt Lind-Kyle’s book, Embracing the End of Life, is perhaps the most important book about death and dying present today. It provides a map of the emotional, spiritual and pragmatic issues that can help us normalize this most important passage so that we can live our lives with more emotional intelligence, kindness, awareness and love.” ~ Gary Malkin, Seven-time Emmy award-winning Composer and Co-author of Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying, and Founder of WisdomoftheWorld.com.
“Patt Lind-Kyle’s Embracing the End of Life is an invitation into the most tender and awake aspect of being human. Those who are fortunate enough to have gravitated to this book will find it to be a wise handbook for living.” ~ Michael Bernard Beckwith, Best selling author of Spiritual Liberation, Inspirations of the Heart, Forty Day Mind Fast Soul Feast, A Manifesto of Peace, and Living from the Overflow. Founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center, co-founder of the Association for Global New Thought, and co-chair of the Season for Nonviolence along with Arun Gandhi. Beckwith was one of the featured teachers in The Secret (2006).
“Forty-seven years ago Elisabeth Kubler-Ross rocked the world with her discussions on death. Her work largely led to the use of hospice. We ordinary mortals need a deeper personal journey to our own preparation for the inevitable march to that couch on which we lie down. Here is a wonderful guide.” ~ Clyde Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., American neurosurgeon and a pioneer in pain medicine;Founder and CEO, International Institute of Holistic Medicine; Co-founder, American Board of Scientific Medical Intuition Editor, Journal of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine; Author of Blue Print for Holistic Healing, Medical Intuition and Living Bliss
“The fear of total annihilation with physical death has caused more suffering in human history than all the physical diseases combined. Drawing on the world’s greatest spiritual traditions as well as modern science, author Patt Lind-Kyle pulls back the curtain of death and helps annul the horror that humans often experience in life’s final chapter. Embracing the End of Life defies the widespread materialist assumption that consciousness is produced by the brain and is destroyed with physical death. It provides evidence supporting the emerging view of consciousness as nonlocal, thus immortal, eternal, and one. It is difficult to imagine a more important contribution, because our very survival as a species on Earth will largely depend on our beliefs about what happens in the greatest transition of all.” ~ Larry Dossey, M.D., Author of ONE MIND: How Our Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters
“Embracing the End of Life” by Patt Lind-Kyle is a must have book for anyone who works with death and dying, or is interested in living a full and juicy life while alive. Patt guides you to an even deeper exploration of your own personal clearing through energy templates, exercises and meditations needed to become Awakened. Being awake is our goal, Death is the doorway to that goal, and Patt has made that exploration possible, clear and worth every moment spent in doing it now.” ~ Linda L. Fitch, Shamanic Teacher of Dying Consciously
“Patt Lind-Kyle has written an essential book for the universal rite of passage that each of us must eventually face — whether through loved ones who pass before us, or at the end of our own life. It is high time that the culture claims this passage in reverence, and with proper preparation. This book offers the way to create a peaceful and enlightening death—just as it should be. ~ Anodea Judith, Teacher of the Chakras and author of Wheels of Life.
“This is the most comprehensive and practical book on preparing to die consciously. How to prepare psychologically, spiritually and legally all presented in an approachable and usable manner. If you have any questions about healing your fear of death, read Patt’s book.” ~ Dale Borglum Ph.D., Spiritual counselor, Founder of The Living/Dying Project
“I am extremely impressed with Patt Lind-Kyle’s tremendous knowledge, experience, wisdom and her platform for sharing the important subject of life, death and dying with us. What Patt has done with the scope of this wisdom and application is an epic venture extraordinaire.” ~ Judith Aston, Founder of Aston Kinetics, Pioneer in the art and science of kinetics, Author of In Your Body On The Earth
“The fear of dying keeps countless people from living fully – as well as keeping countless others trapped in endless suffering. Embracing the End of Life will help all of us prepare joyously for the inevitable.” ~ Christiane Northrup, M.D., OB/Gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers: Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Wellbeing, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, and The Wisdom of Menopause
“Delivering on the promise of its title, Embracing the End of Life is two books in one. It is an eminently practical guide for dealing with pertinent details, from the prosaic – such as living wills and medical directives – to the esoteric, such as ways to recognize that you are dead (yes, a little-discussed problem sometimes encountered by the recently deceased). The book is also a detailed and powerful guide for what the author calls “awakening,” living a life that is informed by and made ever so much more precious by the fact that we are mortal. While not everyone’s favorite topic, if you think there is a chance you may one day die, we highly recommend this book.” ~ Donna Eden and David Feinstein Ph.D., Co-authors, The Energies of Love and the award winning classic, Energy Medicine (Both are NY Times best sellers) ~ David Feinstein, Clinical psychologist and a pioneer in developing innovative therapeutic approaches; Author of The Promise of Energy Psychology, Rituals for Living and Dying and Personal Mythology(with Stanley Krippner) ~ Donna Eden, Global teacher of how to work with the body’s energy system
“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,” according to Patt Lind-Kyle. In a culture such as ours that denies what it doesn’t understand, this is an intensely needed book. Our fear and ignorance leaves us fearful and woefully unequipped to deal with the most unavoidable experience of our lives . . . the event, the process, and the sequelae. I highly recommend that you purchase this book now, and read when the time is right for you.” ~ Emmett Miller M.D.
“In her most recent book, Patt Lind-Kyle has offered a rare gem. Weaving priceless threads from scientific, psycho-social, and spiritual traditions, as well as her own deep spiritual journey, we have in our hands a resource that guides us through the realms of expansive and liberated living that also helps us prepare for conscious dying. Rich with open-hearted teaching and a wealth of valuable exercises, she poses some of the most important questions of our lives. This book, to be revisited again and again, will have a prominent place on my bookshelf.” ~ Roxanne Howe-Murphy, Ed.D., Author, Deep Living: Transforming Your Relationship to Everything that Matters through the Enneagram, and Deep Coaching: Using the Enneagram As A Catalyst for Profound Change; Founder, Deep Living Institute and Deep Coaching Institute
“In her latest book, Patt makes a major contribution to the field of death and dying, as well as helping us work through how to live our best life until the end. Her focus on the many aspects of the death process — physical, psychological, spiritual and legal — are useful not only for those aging or facing the end of life, but also for their spouses, children, friends and caregivers. The book is both thought provoking and practical. It will be one of the books I return to frequently to support my efforts to age and face death thoughtfully and gracefully.” ~Gail Aldrich, Principal, The Aldrich Partnership and Nonprofit Leader and HR Executive
“Dying is often defined as ceasing to live. Yet most of us only begin living when confronted with death. In Embracing the End of Life: The Journey into Dying and Awakening, Patt Lind-Kyle unravels the most important and most misunderstood aspect of life. For within the mystery of dying lies the key to living. This is a must-read for anyone wishing to breathe and live fully.” ~ Dr. Jacob Liberman, author of Light: Medicine of The Future, Take Off Your Glasses and See and Wisdom From An Empty Mind
In Embracing the End of Life, Patt Lind-Kyle offers readers a multitude of useful approaches to the subject, along with numerous meditation exercises, guiding videos, and information on advance directives, organ donation, and other issues. This book can serve as a helpful unpacking of Ram Dass’ advice, “I assure you, dying is perfectly safe.” ~ Jeff Kane M.D., Physician; Author of: How to Heal: A Guide for Caregivers and Healing Healthcare: How Doctors and Patients Can Heal Our Sick System
“The most powerful motivation for living fully is the realization that physical life will one day come to an end. Those who recognize their own mortality are often inspired to prepare for the end of life, but have little idea where to begin or how to confront their limited knowledge and fears about dying and death. Fortunately, Patt Lind-Kyle’s transformational book Embracing the End of Life: The Journey into Dying and Awakening offers the precise guidance needed for the contemplation of death along with the tools to actually transcend fear and discover the joy of living with full awareness of mortality. This life-changing book is both inspirational and practical with age-related meditations, specific exercises to explore the roots of fear, and descriptions of enneagram and brain frequency patterns for various stages of life. As a guidebook for the journey from birth to death, Embracing the End of Life serves as a wise companion for those who dare to live deeply into the mysteries of life and death, with eyes wide open and mind fully centered in the present moment. This groundbreaking book has the power to change the perception of death for the individual reader and for society as a whole as we confront the most fundamental question of our humanity: “How do we live while knowing we will die?” ~ Karen M. Wyatt, M.D., Hospice Director and Physician, Spiritual Teacher, Speaker, Author of Award-Winning Book What Really Matters: 7 Lessons for Living from the Stories of the Dying and The Tao of Death
“If you were emigrating to a new country, you’d learn all you could about your destination before you left. Paradoxically, we don’t honor death with the same study, though our passage to this unknown land is an absolute certainty. In this comforting and practical book, Patt Lind Kyle clearly lays out the practicalities of dying for us and for those around us. She also describes the states of consciousness that spiritual traditions tell us lie beyond death, the stages our brains and bodies go through before and after death, and how we can prepare ourselves wisely while we have the cognitive faculties to do so. Exercises and checklists delineate the choices we can made in advance to make sure that our preferences are known to our caregivers. This wonderful resource is our guidebook to the country we’re all bound for, transforming death from a terrifying mystery to a conscious transition to the love that lies beyond.” ~ Dawson Church, Ph.D., Best-selling author of The Genie in Your Genes and editor of the peer-reviewed journal Energy Psychology: Theory, Research, and Treatment, and general manager of Energy Psychology Press
“Embracing the End of Life provides powerful and inspiring insights and guidance along the path to freedom; freedom to face the obvious, inevitable part of our lives we call death; freedom to be fully alive.” ~ Marc Lesser, CEO, Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute; Author of Less: Accomplishing More By Doing Less, and Know Yourself, Forget Yourself.
“Patt Lind-Kyle has given us a marvelous manual for preparing the transition we all will make eventually. Brilliantly done, Embracing the End of Life provides the reader with many resources and guidelines that one can employ in ending one’s life consciously – a major benefit for oneself and one’s family and loved ones who remain.” ~ John Renesch, Futurist, humanitarian, author of The Great Growing Up and 14 other books
“Patt Lind-Kyle gently takes our hand and walks us consciously through the death and dying process. In doing so she is a handmaiden to help us discover our true Self, and we learn that we are already the light into which we continue our journey.” ~ Rev. Jerry Farrell, Unity Minister and former Hospice Chaplain
Below are comments from participants of the recent 3 month course based on Patt’s new book:
“This is a stealth book on spiritual liberation. Taking this course has heightened my awareness and has brought important insights and deep emotional healing. I recommend it for anyone wishing not only to die with ease, but also to live with joy.” ─ JD
“In the workshop and doing the chapter-by-chapter exercises Patt provides, I have learned to let go of my ego's desire to control and to cling. She is the ultimate synthesizer of knowledge from the world's cultures. Her work translates that knowledge into easy, living practices we can use on a daily basis ─ practices that replace fear with peace, stress with ease. Thank you, Patt!” ─ AD
“As a retired hospice nurse, I have experienced the journey of the death and dying process with dozens of my patients and their families, and most of them were unprepared and resistant to the reality of their impending death. I never realized how unaware I was about the dying process until I took this course. It has given me the tools to take with me on this journey of an Awakening Process in my preparation to die. I am forever grateful.” ─ MC
“Patt’s gentle, eloquent brilliance creates a safe, loving space to explore and confront our deepest fears around death and dying. Through a compelling process that engages the mind and heart, Patt guides us through a profound four-step journey to release the binds of what she calls our “Constricted Self” and embrace an awakening freedom. The journey is a life altering experience that transforms one’s relationship with death to live fully now.” – RM
“Patt’s course prepares you for life as well as for death. This is the part I like. It is a real eye opener and it does prepare you for the rest of your life and your death.” ─ LR
“I can’t wait to read the book ...It has SO much information for growth.” – JW
“It is not every day that someone invites you to examine your life to ready yourself for death. I work in a funeral home and see the aftermath of death daily. Taking the time to really understand, and admit to myself that I am, we are all dying and we had better get ready to make it the best transition possible, has made living so much better.“ ─ KS