Helping My Mother Cross Over

Photo of my Mother with her Meditation Garden Art QuiltNancy Smeltzer, MFA

Little did I know how important this Meditation Art quilt would be for my mother when I gave it to her at Christmas. She died yesterday from complications from pancreatic cancer, having only been diagnosed a week before. The art work had been hung across from her bed so that she could easily see it. The last good conversation that I had had with her a week ago,  I had told her that all she had to do when she was ready was to go through the window (portal), and stand in the column of Light on the other side and then she could go up to heaven to be with my Dad. So two days ago, when she was still lucid during the morning, my brother and sister-in-law said she kept saying, “I have to look at the picture.. the picture..” and would get upset if somebody got in the way and blocked her view.

By the time, I got to her bedside, it was 10 pm, and she had slipped into sleep. I held her hand, which was so hot (temperature was 102 degrees) and kept reminding her of the portal. The next morning, she still was asleep when I came back, but actually seemed a little better than she had been the night before. However, later in the afternoon, as a minster was reading her the 23rd psalm, she opened her eyes one last time, smiled, and breathed her last breath.

I am so glad that I was able to make her transition that much easier with my art work. In that last good conversation that I had with her, after I taught her the “prayers” to go along with the art piece, she told me how proud she was of me. Those words of her love I will always carry with me. I am so proud to be her daughter.

What have you not said or done for someone you love? What is stopping you from doing those things before it is too late?

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About Nancy Smeltzer

I'm passionate about long distance spiritual and alternative healing, having had a successful practice now for over ten years. My clients work with me over the phone and on Skype from all over the USA and Canada, as well as Switzerland, Russia, and Australia. I specialize in helping people heal their negative repeating patterns of behavior and remove the stuck energy in their unconscious minds. By doing that, they can quit going round and round in circles,. repeating the same mistakes, and move forward to having the life of their dreams. Besides my holistic healing practice, I've also been professionally creating art quilts and other fiber arts for over 30 years. My specialty is contemporary beaded art quilts. On my web site, I bill myself as the "Self Proclaimed Button and Bead Queen of Maryland (USA)." My recent works have images that are based on what I see when I tap into a person's energy field and are called Meditation Gardens. These visionary art pieces are the perfect place for that person to play and meditate. In my spare time, I'm a rabid, avid "dirty nails" gardener, composing scenes with plants. Sometimes, I come inside so dirty that my clothes have to go straight into the washing machine; they're too dirty for the dirty clothes hamper! -The Official Google + site for Nancy Smeltzer
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