with Chris Hargrove
A new podcast series from Divine Lineage Center on the sacredness of dying. Chris Hargrove in conversation with Monika of Penukonda explores the process of being present to the extraordinary play of life and death as a hospice worker and healer for those preparing to exit.
It’s a very rarified space to be with people when they’re preparing to exit…the relationship that can develop is sacred.
As people enter into decline, if they’re older, if they’ve arrived at a disease process through aging, typically one of two things happens. Either family becomes very present, sometimes in an intrusive way. Or, poof, everybody disappears. And to be with those individuals, the folks who have had everyone just, ‘poof’, vanish…
I talked about presence earlier - what is that? This is what I’m speaking to, is the opportunity to cultivate abiding awareness and attunement to another. Who you know, and they know as well, is approaching the end of their life when the people who they expected to be doing that for them are not…what does it look like to have peace and what does it look like not to, and what’s important and what matters in that space and that time. Relationships matter. Community matters.
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is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Sai Shakti Healer in private practice at Four Flames Healing in Asheville, NC. Chris has worked in behavioral health for over 20 years and spent 11 years in Hospice at the bedside where he learned first hand the blessings of being present to the dying and their loved ones. These lessons are enriched by nine years of direct study with Sri Kaleshwar and his revelations about the true mechanisms of healing grief, loss, and heartbreak Chris is available for in-person and remote Sai Shakti Healing sessions and counseling. To learn more please visit: www.fourflameshealing.com/chris
Monika of Penukonda
is a spiritual teacher, master healer, and sacred feminist. Author of a modern rendering of the "Sri Sai Satcharitra", "The Wonderful Life and Teachings of Shirdi Sai Baba” and “Kaleshwar"; editor of “The Real Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ” and "Shirdi Sai Baba, The Universal Master."
The siddha master Sri Kaleshwar said of her, “Monika belongs to the Divine Mother feet. She is a Divine Ma on the planet. She’ll walk and give a lot of wisdom and clarity to bloom wisdom. This lady will bless millions of people on the planet. She’s going to do it.”