Debbie Ford was one of the most influential women for me in my life. It was through her book, The Dark Side of the Light Chasers that I found my dark side, my shadow self, the part of me that I feared would destroy me if I let it out. Well, that was nearly 15 years ago and I'm still here...living fully and passionately right now, alongside my shadow self!
Debbie faced the dark side of her self after recovering from drug addiction many many years ago. She was so profoundly altered by this experience that she shared it with the world. And I thank her for that every day!
She had been living with a new shadow and kept it very quiet, until a recent episode of Oprah Winfrey's Super Soul Sunday's, where she revealed that it had been ten years of dealing with the effects of cancer. This is what she finally succumbed to yesterday at her home, with friends and family beside her.
A new website, Remembering Debbie Ford, has been created to publicly commemorate her life and see the impact she has had in the world. It's touching, inspiring and incredible to read the messages for her, about her and to her...all in death.
So...how does someone who deals with death and dying deal with the death of such an inspirational woman as Debbie Ford?
I keep doing what makes me feel alive and passionate...of course!
I would have loved to have met Debbie in this lifetime but that's not to be. I would have loved to let her know what a great impact she has had on me over the years. There is a part of me that is grieving for the light she no longer shines with the world but at the same time, I believe that her purpose was truly fulfilled.
The end of her life is an example of how I would like the end of my life to be. And this is precisely why I do what I do with you! Not for the glory or fame, but for the peace in knowing that I have impacted you in some way that made you want to live more fully or passionately with the time you have left.
And, with that in mind, I'd like to share with you my next venture...for more information click here to go to the event page on Facebook! See you there...
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