Once upon a time… or so the story goes…My wife Diana was asked by her daughter’s boyfriend if we could assist his mother by doing some distant healing as she had been diagnosed with cancer and she had only a short time (about 3 months) left here. We did several Reiki sessions and Diana was able to meet up with the lady for a cup of tea and a short conversation.
Keeping up with our distance healing work, we were told that she was finally admitted to a care facility and eventually past over. Her son was pleased that he was given an extra 3 months with his mother and thanked us for our help. Knowing how he was helped and he didn’t want to impose but he still asked if Diana could help and write a eulogy for his mother’s funeral. Perplexed, Diana said that she would try… she had briefly met the lady for about an hour; she wasn’t quite sure as to what to say.
As I was off to work, Diana decided to sit down at the computer and tune in; not knowing where to start, she closed her eyes and started to type whatever came to her; every now and then she would take a peak to see where she was on the page. This is what came about…
Remember me Always….
I came to this earthplane an eager young soul
as daughter and sister in a strong learning role,
I blossomed to womanhood as lover then wife
tasting passion and rapture and joys of this life.
Lessons of love came in the most sacred form
as the first of my three precious sons was then born.
The love of my children was the light of my life
bringing happiness always, occasionally strife.
I savoured each first step, each first tooth, each smile,
then accomplishments gained as each walked his own mile.
Though it tested my learning and sometimes brought pain
I knew they all loved me and this was my gain.
Learn all that I learned in this journey called life
through the laughter or sorrow, through joy, even strife.
I wish I’d known earlier what a wise man once said,
“Learn to think with your heart and not with your head.”
Share love with each other in all that you do
for love is the healer and creator too.
Put anger behind you and all hurt and blame,
for loving, remember, extinguishes pain.
Know all of life’s lessons help make you strong.
Forgive each other always, as there’s no right and no wrong,
just opportunities each day to make a new start,
so remember to always keep love in your heart.
Thanks for being close when I needed you
your love and your kind words tided me through.
I’ll keep them here with me deep in my soul
and carry them with me as I journey Home.
I’ll always be with you, my own special crew,
my own special family, all of you,
as husband and partner, sons, granddaughter too,
and sisters, my loved ones and your loved ones too.
So be watchful and loving and know that life’s good,
as things happen always the way that they should.
And that’s how I know what my life was about
so sing all my life’s praises in one joyous shout.
Remember me always with love in your heart.
I’ll love you forever - that’s what life was about.
Remember me always in the beauty you see,
it’s always around you… as I promise to be.
Diana M. Olson March 29, 2001
After completing the poem, Diana had the distinct impression that the woman was standing behind her, dictating her message.