As a loved one sheds their earthly body, they often experience illness, a decline, a plateau, another illness, another plateau. They are assuredly beginning to transition. Hard decisions need to be made, and while a loved one’s mind is shifting, their sovereign choice is still theirs to navigate their world through perspectives and choices according to their free will.
I support you
to continue to make choices as you will.
With love, I Am letting you know that I Am here.
Please ask me for help,
so that I may join you,
support you and give to you as I can.
I grant myself the serenity
to know that I cannot walk this path for you,
nor carry you through it.
I seek to love you
as you experience your natural transitional shifts.
I respect that you know better than me
how you feel, what you need,
how you wish to direct your next steps
even if they are different
than what I would choose for you.
As I walk alongside you,
I vow to do my own work
of approaching my own feelings
of guilt, responsibility, resentment, sorrow.
I will work through
what they represent for me
and release and transform all that I can,
so that I can stay present.
For, you are not suffering:
you are transitioning.
Your accumulative choices
have created a path that you are walking now.
My only desire is to walk with you,
as I can,
for as long as I can,
showing love in simple gestures.
May I believe your answers
when I ask you what you need.
I will fulfill what I can,
and respectfully let you know what I cannot.
May I hold our time together as precious
and spend it holding your hand
and sending you love
through the softness of my voice
and my loving intention.
Imperfect as this all seems,
I rest in the purity
of my heart's loving intention.
I trust our love
to be the vehicle
that will get us safely
to the threshold
of the next place.
And may it be so.
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