46. Don’t Hold Your Tongue

People are looking at their own mortality. If Covid-19 didn’t already bring in the uncertainty of human life, seeing that people are dying quickly around us, knowing that I have a limited number of days left has brought it to light


One of things that I have appreciated about everyone is that you have been very open, honest, and willing to ask questions.  Oh my god… and share your personal experiences of what this has brought up within you!

Don’t hold your tongue.  Share anything.  Ask me anything.  I haven’t found an area where I am unwilling to share, but I also feel like I can tell you that I will get back to you on something later, or just that I don’t want to go there.  Sometimes I don’t know an answer or haven’t looked within in an area that you question, so you help me grow.  

thank you signage

Beautiful words of gratitude flood my world, words coming to me from others.  Thank you!

There are common threads.  

People are reliving their own cancer experiences or health struggles.  I am certainly looking at the people in my life who have had this challenge!  

People are looking at their own mortality.  If Covid 19 didn’t already bring in the uncertainty of human life, seeing that people are dying quickly around us, knowing that I have a limited number of days left has brought it to light.  It’s never a bad idea to look at the technical side, quickly jot down a will, power of attorney, medical power of attorney, and get them notarized. (I can share formats!) And then move to the spiritual.  Or do it simultaneously, better.  We all have a limited number of days; we always had a limited number of days    .  I am the lucky one, because it clarifies the vastness for me, and thins the veil.  There isn’t an end.  There is no death.

Some people have looked closely at their connections, relationships, their own needs that will not be met if my body cuts out and they only have my soul to work with.  You can’t get rid of me.  The connection and assistance cannot go away.  But noticing how we rely on one another, and how ego wants it a certain way, is a great spiritual work.  Know thyself.

I think I see a lot of folks embracing helplessness too.  They express it.  They offer to do whatever I could wish, whatever they can.  It is so beautiful!  I can just cry about the outpouring of love that I receive every single day.  And that’s about all anyone can do for me right now.  I live a normal life with a lot of doctor appointments… but the doctor appointments take less time than work did!  The oncologist repeats “no limits”, so I live limitless, normal, super hero normal. It’s a vacation life.  I am having a lot of fun!

Appreciation is another theme.  Beautiful words of gratitude flood my world, words coming to me from others.  Thank you!  And that can’t help but ooze out in all of our visions, to those around us, for their gifts and contributions too.  It’s eye opening.

We are in this life together.  Whatever paradigm you picture, our interweaving, ongoing existence is undeniable.  Ask questions. Speak the words.  Share your experiences. We are growing side by side.  And we are the change the world is looking for, the healing of all that is.

Author: Michele Plumb Stowell

Michele Stowell was a teacher, a hand holder, and encouraging voice. Born an early Gen Xer, she has lived in Western Washington for the duration. Her children, two spectacular genetic daughters and an uncountable number of marvelous scout and school sons and daughters, shine as her biggest impact and her greatest blessing. Just before her 54th birthday, Michele was diagnosed with stage four cancer. Her writing and art work are expressions of the drama and the joy of living earth bound. On October 24, 2021, Michele was released from her physical body, transported to continue her work on other realms.

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