This week we heard that a longtime friend of John's died July 4th of brain cancer. She was 49. Yesterday I spent the day at the hospital with my (unofficially) adopted daughter Holly who is pregnant and due any day now.
Sunday I was blessed to facilitate a ritual for Holly, her mother, two close friends, and a baby honoring the upcoming birth. How amazed we were to find a large cave which was perfect for our birthing ritual and just steps from the ocean. A ritual to welcome the new soul coming soon. A Goddess cave.
There will be another ritual of transition but this time honoring the life of Marsha. Friends will gather and stories will be told, stories of her life and of her passing. A life lived in contrast to the life about to be lived.
Both of these souls are entering and leaving through the same doorway. The Gateway of souls through which all of us pass.
Artwork by Daniel Holeman