The barrier between the level of consciousness achieved in this realm and the consciousness of the One Consciousness (God) is referred to as “the veil.” People who are near to death frequently refer to seeing light, which is another metaphor for what cannot be experienced fully until the veil is lifted. Physicians of all callings, the world over, will have their own perceptions of God and end of life responsibilities. The therapeutic relationship between the doctor and the patient needs to be one of mutual non-hierarchical respect. This is not something that can be legislated by a parliamentary vote. A vote in favor of physician-assisted dying may, however, encourage individuals to begin conversations about the mystery of death and how they view their life and their unique purpose. Such a vote, if successful, could be in danger of being choked with illusory safeguards. We live with a lack of security and uncertainty and, perhaps, rather than legislation, we need to explore what it is to have faith in a soul’s purpose.
This book is about the author’s journey to get in touch with her own soul. She shares the belief that the soul is the part of us that does not die and travels through many lifetimes. Death anxiety is common and is relieved with understanding, patience, and love. The nondual mind is open to everything and is capable of listening to the other. In this book, the role of soul is described and what is helpful in facilitating a timely release.
About the Author
Joy Nugent received training in nursing and midwifery in Australia and Scotland and worked as a nurse in Toronto, Canada, and in London, England, over the course of her career. She pioneered a private nurse practice for three decades and founded NurseLink Foundation, a non-profit public company with charitable status providing end-of-life education and nursing services.
She is the author of: As Good As Goodbyes Get – A Window into Death and Dying and My Way – One Nurse’s Passion for End of Life.
This book shares not only Nugent’s personal soul journey but refers to her model for end-of-life nursing. Although she has had to face many challenges and struggles along the way, she acknowledges that her life has been divinely guided.
Nugent says, “The soul is the part of us that does not die and needs consideration along with keeping the physical body comfortable. Soul care is the essence of end-of-life care – more than that - it is the reason we were born.”
She currently lives in Adelaide where she is the Patron and Founder of Soul Talks Inc. This organisation promotes self-healing and encouragement is given to raising the level of consciousness within individual participants by means of sharing personal and professional journeys.