This article is about my experience of running the Running Transition or Possibility Session on my mother when she had pancreatic cancer.
I created the Transition or Possibility Session especially for those who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. During this session I run two different Access body processes.
This process helps the being and the body remember that life and death is a choice and begins to restore the communion and connection with earth that is possible for us and our bodies. This can assist with the healing process or transitioning.
This session gives the recipient total choice as to whether they choose to stay or choose to transition. Either way, it is their choice. And this choice isn't always cognitive.
I first ran these two processes on my Mother when she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2012. At the time, I was living in California, and she was living in Michigan, so I ran the processes on her by distance (remotely). About four months later, she was scheduled for a Whipple Procedure, a common, yet complex surgery for someone who has pancreatic cancer.
I had the awareness that she was ready to go and might choose to pass on the table during her surgery. I really wanted to get my hands on her and work on her in person before her surgery. So, with her permission, I booked a flight and arrived in Michigan the night before her surgery.
Regardless of who I am working on, I am always the space of allowance when doing this session. I am so grateful for having the ability to be that gift with no point of view. It has given me so much more peace and ease when it comes to losing a loved one. I was amazed that it I was able to be the space of allowance for my mom, but I realized it was an honoring of her.
I ran this session on her while running her Bars. It was so cool, my step-dad got into bed with her and lay beside her and held her hand while I worked on my mom.
Early the next morning my step-dad Joel and I took my mother to the hospital. The surgeon spoke to the three of us before my mother's surgery. He was reminding my mom that she would be in the hospital for two to three weeks or more before going into an intermediate care facility for six to eight weeks, before she'd be allowed to return home. He proceeded to remind her that she would have to learn how to eat again.
It wasn't until I heard this conversation that I realized how much of a major surgery the Whipple Procedure was. I had no idea before that. I actually was under the impression that we'd be taking my mom home in a few days.
My mother was in surgery most of the day. It took many hours, longer than was typical they told us later. They wanted to make sure they got the cleanest margins possible. Later that day we received word that she was in recovery; my mom had made the choice to live.
The next day, and every day that she was in the hospital I continued working on her. The first day after her surgery I cleared any entities that showed up during her surgery. I cleared the residual anesthesia from her body (making sure to leave the pain medications for her comfort) and I ran her Bars. I continued running her Bars every day when we visited the hospital.
During our visits, when the nurses came in to check on my mother, they would comment that she was doing really well, actually better than had been expected. My mom would chime in and tell the nurses how her daughter was working on her. The nurses would often comment "whatever you are doing, keep doing it, it seems to be working."
My mother was released from the hospital in just less that a week, much earlier than had been expected. She did not have to go into an intermediate care facility, she was able to go directly home. I had to return home to California shortly after, but I was grateful for the time I had with my mom, and that she was actually willing to receive the work I did on her.
I recall my mother calling me about a year later. She was so excited. Her oncologist had finally agreed to remove her port. His protocol was to keep a port in his patients until they were cancer free for one year. I remember my mother boasting that her oncologist told her that she was in the top 1% of survivors for pancreatic cancer.
My mother remained cancer free for a couple of years, before they found a new tumor in her abdomen. This time she said she wasn't going to do anything about it. No chemo, no radiation, no surgery, no alternative therapies, nothing. She said she "was leaving it up to God's will." With this, I knew my mom was getting closer to leaving.
I began running the Transition or Possibility Session on her again remotely, to give her more ease in her body, and so that she could once again choose, with more ease, whether she wanted to stay or to go. The choice was hers to make.
My mother transitioned on February 28, 2017, just one month and two days after her 78th birthday. I know she's not gone. She just doesn't have the physical body she once had.
Learn more about this body process in my blog post A Different Possibility For Those With Terminal Illness. Learn more about Access Body Processes.
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