Death Leading To Life

Gail Warner, MA, MFT, is heart healer and hearth keeper of a small retreat center called Pine Manor, a gathering place and creative canvas for therapists, body workers, artists, energy healers, musicians, spiritual teachers, poets and writers. Gail’s vision, along with her invitational and collaborative style, has allowed people from all walks of life to deepen their connection with self and others in this sacred space. Gail has been a psychotherapist for more than forty years. She has accompanied others through the inner journey of unfolding inquiry, grief, discovery and transformation. She has offered countless retreats that provide time to step outside the demands of life and focus on what really matters through self-reflection and creative processes that include Sand Tray and SoulCollage®. Mother, grandmother, earth mother, poet, dreamer, decades-long group facilitator and body-centered psychotherapist, Gail guides others into deeper connections with their soul and the soul of the natural world while endlessly and humbly walking the same journey herself. Weaving Myself Awake: Voicing the Sacred Through Poetry, a collection of Gail’s poems, is available on Amazon.

My friends are dying
and I am driving through a lush spring forest.
My friends are dying
and I am broken open to living.
My friends are dying
and still they are encouraging me,
“Live! Take it all in!”
I know that they know,
as they edge toward the threshold of death,
just how precious life is.
And so I celebrate the gift that each has been to me.
Are my tears and theirs
part of the sacred stream of water,
water of a new life
that is becoming known to me?

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