The verb "to
die" comes from the Indo-European base dhue-, which means to pass
away, become senseless. Dying is a natural part of living. Dying is the
personal experience of the being letting go of its physical body.
with the dying..
In being there with
the patient be open, simple and in the present. Listen with your heart,
not your mind. There's often anger, denial and fear before acceptance
of the inevitable.
try to fix the pain.
to dying is allowing oneself to relax. Embracing our natural fears
of the unknown with acceptance and joy brings one through difficult
moments expanding our capacity to surrender and let go.
the patient to remember his being.
One has help the dying to carry on through the transitions of death
and birth. The state between death and birth becomes visible to the
terminal patient as passage approaches.
sincere and stable.
honest and speaking directly to the being helps maintain their connection
to the purity and strength of their being, enabling them to meet passage
a terminal midwife.
between death and birth carries with it forgetfulness and ego disintegration.
Someone who is not experienced at remaining attentive through death
may feel very disoriented. Being there as a midwife is an act of compassion
toward the being, assisting them in remaining as conscious as possible
through the ensuing unsettling transition.
There are observable
indications that transition or death is at hand. Listed below are some
of the most noticeable indications.
- Loss of control
over facial muscles.
whistling, buzzing sounds, low rumbling thunder, or complete loss
hallucinations or complete loss of sight.
- Breath coming
in gasps, hasty breathing.
- Cold sweats,
teeth chattering, uncontrollable shivering.
- Extreme agitation,
anxiety, irritability, depression.
calm, sudden inexplicable apparent absence of previous pain.