Death is a subject close to my heart. Being a psychopomp, a fancy Greek word meaning one who guides souls, death is ever present as a part of my role. A psychopomp travels energetically using shamanic skills to connect with those who are in the process of departing through the transition we call death. I help people and animals to pass over and also guide souls who are stuck, such as we might call hauntings, supporting them to move towards the light, enabling them to cross into the realms of spirit.
I have found that the role of the psychopomp is all about those who are left behind, those sitting on the sidelines whilst a loved one is going through the process we call death. Many times, I am present to support them, to help them let go, to be reassured, to move through their grief.
Everyone is touched by death, sooner or later, we all lose someone we love. And it’s hard. It’s even harder that we belong to a culture that is not comfortable talking about death. We are all concerned, not only with the grief of loss, but our own ageing and eventual demise. How do we understand it, how to we prepare for it? How do we talk to our children about it? The truth is, so many don’t really know how or what to say and there are such discrepancies about what happens next.
Personally, I feel very sure about what happens next, having had a lot of evidence from a young age to support my understanding, but this is the kind of evidence that cannot easily be shared.
Recently, I’ve been working on a project with my niece, Psychic Medium and Rune Witch, Chloe Elgar. She is someone who is very much in touch with death and embraces it along with life. We have been exploring some of the energies death brings us. That inspired me to consider running an online workshop on the subject of death because I really see there’s a need for us all to explore this together. But then I thought, who will come to that? And I let the idea fall away. Then, a conversation led me to reconsider. I was talking to a mother who was watching her twelve year old son struggling with the idea of death, and just as this was unfolding for him, his beloved one year old cat was hit and killed by a car outside his house. He was devastated. He is really getting an initiation into death from the energies on his path, it seems. As we talked, I realised we do need to have workshops on death. We do need to know how to help children manage the emotions and the ideas it brings, and not just children, we are just as much in need as adults.
And from there, my next online workshop project was born. Expect a few posts on this subject as I plan and develop the content of this new and, I feel, vital energy workshop. As always, I will be calling in light beings from the inner planes, channelling their wisdom and supporting a deep state of awareness for participants to receive deep transformation in the understanding and embracing of the wisdom death offers us.