Dear Ones
 My precious mother, Gertie has passed into the Life Eternal.  Sweetly, and 
without any struggle at about 4:50am this morning.  Thank you for your prayers 
and best wishes.  I know she left on a tsunami of Love!
 Love and all blessings, 

---In, <> wrote :

 An aspect of her has been out visiting family members the last few days.  
Pulse now ‘thready’. Heart rate up. Breath measured and drawn.  

---In, <> wrote :


---In, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote :

 Still in the body on the planet. Pulse, thread-like this morning.
 Breath, gasping.    

 I wonder what her experience is right now? We, as the living, would have a 
much different experience than her, watching her, grieving her or simply just 
waiting for that death moment. 

 When my father died at home from esophageal cancer and he had made the 
decision to have his feeding tube removed it took about three days for him to 
die. Eventually he went into a coma (a combination of starvation and opiates) 
and quite soon after that, died. But his body did continue to function up to 
that point, as if its great mission was to keep the cells fed with oxygen so 
that the heart could keep pumping and thus the machine would keep working. I 
think it would be so much better if we could simply put our attention on the 
body ceasing its labors and we could stop the machine and simply move on to 
whatever might, or might not, come next.

 ..Remember, our mortal state;
 How frail our lives! how short the date!
 Where is the man that draws his breath,
 Safe from disease, secure from death?
 While we see whole nations die,
 Our flesh and sense repine and cry;
 Must death forever rage and reign?
 Or hast The Unified Field
  made mankind in vain?


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---In, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote :

 noun: intense or violent pain and struggle, especially accompanying birth, 
death, or great change.

 "he convulsed in his death throes"
 pangs, spasms, torment,
 literary travail
 "the throes of childbirth"

 The last few days I been sitting with my mother-in-law with her as she is 
dying and is very much in the throes of death.

 A type of a saint, she is a totally good and effective person in life the kind 
of person who always brings good to and out of people everywhere she goes.  She 
is the kind of person Ollie points to here as a cultivated person by virtue of 
how it is expressed in life.  A life well lived.  

 She recently turned a robust 96 and just a little while ago had some small 
strokes or bleeds in her head that sent her through to hospital emergency rooms 
and thence neurology but was able to return home to her assisted living 
quarters.  Small bleeds continued and she declined to a level where hospice was 
engaged for her.  

 She is down to the end and it is not easy at all.  Head, joints, muscle 
strictures, eyes everything.   She is in the throes of death.  Thank the 
Unified Field for morphine and such.  

 Is interesting to see how a public concern now over abuse of prescription 
narcotics has complicated the use of drugs to mitigate extreme pain.  Pain 
receptors and balancing preserving a conscious life, physiological life, a 
comfort without suffering, and yet not intentionally over-dosing, until finally 
the heart stops its work.  "Thy last expiring agony,
 Thy fainting pangs and bloody sweat.

  Her work is not over yet tonight.  Maybe tomorrow.  

   And let this feeble body fail,
 And let it faint or die;
 My soul shall quit this mournful vale,
 And soar to worlds on high,


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