Tara Coyote: My Path
I feel called to demystify death, to help others understand that once one truly accepts death, one can truly come to life. I now volunteer at Hospice and find great joy in spending time with folks on the threshold of death. It is a daily reminder of how precious each moment is and I am blessed to learn this from my dying patients.
I choose to work with horses with the dying and caretakers as I see that horses have the ability to go between the worlds, to pull out the sorrow and what is real for those facing life’s greatest challenges. Horses are healers, they have the ability to touch into what the human mind likes to hide away in fear.
On the same token, allowing one’s grief to release is the same. Once we allow our tears to fall, grieving what we have lost, whether it be a friend, partner, pet, job, house, idea or the harsh realities of our environmental current situation, we release that which is holding us back from truly living life fully…
I invite you to start to recognize in a deeper fashion that death is with us at every moment, in fact, we are slowly making our way to that threshold.. We never know when our death might be, it could be sudden or long and prolonged. There is no rhyme or reason to the riddle of why some die young and others live to a ripe, old age. Life is short and every moment is precious. Seeing my best friend’s life slowly being snuffed out was the greatest lesson in understanding how temporary our moments on Earth are..