The journey of grieving for a dying friend has begun for me. It all began early last month when I heard that my friend Debbie's cancer had returned. Another friend Chris and I went to see her soon after she had a series of tests done. We were startled by how weak Deb had gotten so suddenly. My intuition told me that our friend was dying.

My mind still has a tough time accepting this truth especially since it is happening so quickly. It is so hard to believe that I am grieving for a dying friend who is not yet 5o years old. One of 4 of us Seattle friends, she ate organic foods, had a positive attitude and created beautiful art.

This is not supposed to happen, my mind says, as this was to be our 11th year of the 4 of us "YoYos" getting together for a long weekend away. We spent time together to connect, laugh, cry, dance, eat, drink, play and do art on our special weekends once a year. We are soul sisters bonded in love. Now I am grieving for a dying friend who is a part of me, a part of us 4 YoYos.

Releasing the Pain

Releasing the pain of grief has been hard for me. Lord knows I have had ample opportunities to practice grieving since I have had so many losses in my life. Used to playing the role of the strong one is one of the obstacles I have to allowing myself to break down and cry.

Usually I am the first one to encourage releasing the pain for others in their process. How ironic that it is a challenge for me to cry. This morning, however, the floodgates of pain were released in me perhaps because my daughter was at work and my husband was out of town. There was no one to be strong for except me.

After releasing the pain through deep waves of "the ugly cry," as I like to call it, I feel lighter, freer and more relaxed. It takes so much energy to resist the natural impulse to cry. Surrendering to it and letting it go is like releasing the steam of a pressure cooker. Aaahhhhh!!!

Reiki Healing

Reiki Healing is the perfect soothing balm for a broken heart. When I place my two hands on my chest my heart drinks in the gentle waves of the universal life force energy of Reiki. My shoulders relax, my lower back releases and my soul is comforted from within. I am not alone as the great comforter Kwan Yin is present.

When I visit my dying friend I share Reiki Healing with her from head to toe on the front of her body. She makes sure that we have quiet time alone for she knows the sacredness of this healing energy medicine. Watching her drift into Reiki sleep pleases me as it relieves her pain and helps her in her transition to the other side.

Reiki Healing is a powerful yet subtle way to love my frail friend. Since I am powerless over her process of dying Reiki helps me to stay focused on witnessing her journey and supporting it naturally through the power of LOVE.

Note: Photo of hands was taken a year ago by our YoYo friend Jayne during the last weekend the 4 YoYos had together. In the image I am holding Deb's hands. Little did I know that I would be using this image for an article about grieving for her. Almost 13 hours after publishing this article our dear friend Deb left her body to join the other angels. OM!!!!!!!!!

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Author's Bio: 

Maureen Brennan Mercier has been a Metaphysician for over 27 years and has helped many people in all areas of their lives. While taking a meditation class in the summer of 1983, Maureen discovered her gift of channeling and began her spiritual journey.

Maureen's new found connection with her higher power helped her through the tragic death of her husband only weeks later.

Raising two children alone and overcoming other challenges throughout her life has given Maureen more strength, compassion and emotional intelligence. Her love of people and her great passion for life continually inspire her work.

Meditation Classes

Maureen teaches meditation classes using simple guided imagery and channels spiritual guidance for the group, which is uplifting. Each person is able to ask a personal question at the end of the meditation and receive specific spiritual guidance for their life journey. The energy during the meditation is very loving, compassionate and nurturing which is healing in itself.

Intuitive Readings & Spiritual Guidance

Intuitive Readings are based on the client's questions about relationships, career issues, emotional issues, health issues, attitudes and beliefs, loved ones who have passed on and more. Maureen goes into a meditative state where she accesses specific guidance in answer to the questions being asked. The channeled information she receives during and intuitive reading is spiritual, yet very practical. After a reading with Maureen, individuals feel more relaxed, reassured and more positive about their lives.

Reiki Training & Reiki Healing

In September 1992 Maureen received her first degree Reiki training. After years of practicing Reiki healing in small groups, workshops, centers, and retreats throughout the United States, Maureen received her second degree Reiki and Reiki Master Degree in August 1999.


Maureen is extremely grateful for the gifts of healing she has received over the years and is committed to being a channel of LOVE, GUIDANCE and HEALING. Her life's work is about assisting individuals with their healing, spiritual growth and the remembrance of who they truly are - DIVINE.