Death as a Spiritual Teacher

 
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By Sharon Whitefawn. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Even a Graveyard can be a Classroom.

My spiritual journey was began when I was 13 years old. It was a hot August morning when my mother entered my bedroom sobbing. She told me that my sister, who was only 16 years old, had just been tragically killed in a car accident. By this age I had already dealt with an abusive father, domestic violence, a certain degree of abandonment and neglect, and other abuses born from poverty. When I was, maybe seven years old, my father left my mother with six children, never to be heard from again. Although I had been dealing with those things, I hadn’t yet developed any coping skills for dealing with a tragedy like this. In the wake of this shocking news, I struggled, as you could imagine, with no immediate point of reference for dealing with death, let alone the death of my sister.

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