Welcome to Angelic Complementary Therapies March 2022 Newsletter
Firstly, please accept my apologies for not sending this newsletter out on the 1st March, I have only just returned from Dorset and this is the first time I’ve had a moment to sit and write.
As many of you are aware, my mum very suddenly and unexpectedly passed away on the 3rd February. It was a complete shock to all her family and friends, but especially to her 92 year old partner who I had to tell she was never coming home from what should have been a simple procedure at the hospital. I’ll never forget that look in his eyes – his heart broke. Mum and Derrick were together for 24 years and these are the happiest times I can recall for my mum. They used to sit of an evening in their arm chairs, holding hands, watching TV having a glass of wine or whiskey. They used to walk down the street holding hands – they genuinely loved each other, travelled the world together and lived life to the full. Mum was such a strong woman and taught me many values in life. She forgave. She put others first. She cared and loved deeply. She would do anything for those she loved, even if it meant she went without. She was super proud of her family and wouldn’t hesitate to show anyone photos of her “large and colourful family”. She was kind and treated others as she would like to be treated. Nobody was a stranger to her. I remember she taught me from a young age to be kind to others and smile, as that may be the only smile or hello they may receive that day. She was a mum to many. But she was my mum and you only get one mum.
I was lucky enough to see my mum before she passed. She was sedated, but I was able to kiss her goodbye and tell her I loved her. I know she heard me as she flinched her cheek as my hair brushed it. As I write this, two robins are sitting in a tree in my garden and a dove has just flown past the window. My mum is now at peace and able to watch over her family. Rest in peace, mum. You were and are very loved by many.
February for me has been busy but not in a way I’ve ever experienced before. I’ve barely been home in four weeks, and although my husband tries, in the words of my son, “Dad doesn’t run a home like you do mum.” Arranging mum’s funeral and now her estate (without Will or Power of Attorney) has been challenging. This has also meant I’ve spent time with my Dad (who is also unwell) encouraging him to sort out his affairs. It’s been one of the hardest months of my life and I am very pleased to march into March.
I still have lots of mum’s affairs to attend to this week and I have decided to take next week as holiday as I am exhausted (also have caught a rotten cold to boot). I plan on starting reflexology appointments from 15th March and Reiki/Angelic Reiki appointments from the 22nd March.
Quote for the moment
“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realise this, and you will find strength.”
Poem by A.J. Stanley
This poem is a reminder to cherish what was and embrace what is. A reminder that a well-lived life is full of love and other happy memories (read by my brother at mum’s funeral).
Think of me as one at rest,
For me you should not weep
I have no pain no troubled thoughts
For I am just asleep.
The living thinking me that was,
Is now forever still
And life goes on without me now,
As time forever will.
If your heart is heavy now
Because I’ve gone away
Dwell not long upon it friend
For none of us can stay.
Those of you who liked me,
I sincerely thank you all.
And those of you who loved me,
I thank you most of all.
And in my fleeting lifespan,
As time went rushing by
I found some time to hesitate,
To laugh, to love, to cry.
Matters it now if time began
If time will ever cease?
I was here, I used it all,
And now I am at peace.
When you look in the mirror, accept yourself with non-judgemental awareness and say, ‘Thank you, this is who I am.’ Understand and believe that everyone has beauty, and that includes you.
“The purpose of your life is to serve in a way that brings great joy to yourself and others. Don’t worry about finding your purpose. Instead, focus upon serving a purpose, and then your purpose will serve you.”
I hope with all my heart that March and Spring will bring peace and warmth to our lives. I do hope that peace will be found within Russia. As I always say, be kind to all, but mostly yourself and I look forward to seeing you soon, with love and light.
Kate x ^i^ x
Kate Palmer-Marshallsay MAR BA (Hons)
Angelic Complementary Therapies
Email – Kate@angelicct.com
Web – www.angelicct.com