And though I am obviously still on my same path as a witch, I am spending a great bit of time these days on my studies to become a Death Midwife and Home Funeral Guide. I have really developed a passion for helping folks pre-plan their end-of-life in such ways as creating an advance directive (everyone needs one, even if you are not currently ill) and having all of your paperwork and wishes in line. I'm meeting a lot of interesting, helpful people and taking part in some great organizations.
I feel like practically everything I've studied in the past, from aromatherapy, to creating ritual space, to Reiki, to having been legally ordained so that I can visit folks in the hospital has been leading up to me finding this path. I am constantly working on my class and researching further on my own. I cannot wait to finish the class and get to work. Most of what I'll be doing is volunteering to inform people on their rights and guiding families on how to care for their own during their transition to the next life, and teaching them how to conduct family lead death care.
It's amazing how much we don't know about our rights to care for our own beloved dead! I could probably talk for hours on these subjects, but will spare you for now, lol.
I would suggest to anyone who's curious about this work to explore it! While participating in a structured class can be helpful, there is a mass amount of information on the topic online and in books. If someone really wants to do it, self-teaching is a definite option! I have a new Pinterest board just for these topics. Feel free to explore! And I'm always happy to answer any questions.
Hope you are all well and enjoying the beginnings of what will soon be the summer season!