A Graceful Goodbye

By Susan Mercer

 

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Susan Mercer of MODERN OUTLOOKS is an End of Life Doula, Kundalini Reiki Practitioner, Energy Healer, Space Clearer, Intuitive/Medium, and Interior Designer.
Her ability to connect with individuals and spiritual beings have enabled her to assist many clients through their life transitions.  Whether it is redesigning a room, transforming their home, coaching them through life’s upheavals or helping them prepare for their death, Susan takes the time to listen to each person’s desires and assists them in making their decisions with clarity, thoughtfulness and love.

Susan’s experience sitting vigil with clients through their end of life transition has given her insight into what is lacking in our Death speak.  Unafraid of Death, herself, Susan offers a compassionate perspective into creating the peaceful serene space she feels necessary for the ease of passing.  Her philosophy of being prepared and stating your wishes alleviates the fears of the unknown for the client and their family. I embrace the celebration of life while providing serenity during the transition/dying process.

Click Here to read more about Susan from a recent article in the SLO New Times.

The Art Of Living Well

Creative solutions to your end of life transition.

Susan provides counseling and support services for you or your loved one’s end of life transition. This includes a Legacy Project, Room Setting, and a Love & Death Plan, or any other concerns around your end of life.

Legacy Project

Keepsake for loved ones to create with you as a celebration and remembrance of your life. Opportunity to share memories of what is important to you and them. These keepsakes could include: a scrapbook of pictures, letters, postcards, memorabilia; videos sharing funny stories or words of wisdom; book or box of favorite recipes; scroll of favorite sayings or poems.

Atmosphere

Creation of your resting place. Where you want to be; at home, care facility, hospital. What you want your room to look like, feel like, sound like. Who you want to visit. Treasures you want in your room, pictures to be displayed. Lighting, candles, incense, aromatherapy, music, water feature. Books and poetry you would like to be read. Favorite lotion you would like massaged on hands, arms, feet. Anything to create a space of ease, peace and comfort. This may also include your final resting casket choice.

Love & Death Plan

Written documentation of your End of Life wishes compiled for your family and medical staff including DNR, medical and personal care, funeral, burial and celebrations. This plan creates the guidelines for a peaceful, serene transition into your afterlife.

Questions

Will I be in pain as I die?

I feel as you live well, in the flow of life, you learn to stay expanded and not constricted. As our body prepares for death, as it knows exactly how to die, ( just as it knew how to be birthed), it will stay in a state of ease. Our body may feel different at times and unfamiliar sensations may arise.  With awareness, conscious breathing, meditation and visualizations, these sensations can be diminished.  Music also helps control the mind and constriction to keep us in a peaceful state. Of course, there are pain medications available to ease the pain as well.

Do Crystals really have the capacity to heal?
Crystals come from the earth’s core. Therefore, they hold the incredible healing energy of the Earth and Mother Nature. For any healing modality to have a true affect, though, one must be in congruence and resonance with the crystal. Some popular crystals used for healing are: Amethyst is used for protection, peace, calm, can relieve physical, emotional, and psychological pain or stress. It can ease headaches and release tension. Rose Quartz is used for unconditional love and infinite peace. This crystal is often used to heal the heart after a break up, the loss of a loved one or heart surgery. It brings deep inner peace and tranquility. It is used for attracting love especially when placed near your bed. It can be helpful with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and senile dementia. Hematite is used for grounding and protecting. Hematite is said to be useful for legal situations. Hematite can aid circulatory problems such as Reynaud’s Disease and blood conditions such as anemia. It support the kidneys in cleansing blood.
Is using the Art of Feng Shui necessary in creating your home?
Your home is your sanctuary. The more balanced your home is, the more balanced you and your family will be. You will be healthier, happier and more productive in a balanced home which uses all the elements found in nature in a harmonious way. Wood, metal, water, air and fire need to be represented in your home in strategic places and using some of the principals of Feng Shui can assist in creating the harmony you desire, especially in a home office and bedroom. All objects possess energy called chi and you can use this chi to bring luck, wealth and opportunity into your home according to Feng Shui.
Resources

Funeral Consumer Alliance of San Luis Obispo County, a non profit agency assisting with funeral questions. fcaslo.org

5 Wishes Document asking important questions of your wishes for medical, personal care treatment during death. 5wishes.com

Susan’s Blog

Living

"One day your heart will stop beating and none of your fears will matter. What will matter is how you lived." ~Henri Junttila I found this quote to be interesting, stirring, captivating and thought provoking. As I pondered this quote, my fears surfaced.  I realized, I...

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Colors That Resonate

As I am thinking what to write my first blog post about, my new website and the color choices come into mind. I originally planned for a blue/purple scheme as those colors  represent healing and power and make me feel connected and communicative. Yet, as I saw the...

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Are You Afraid Of Dying Or Living?

Thinking about the End of Life Options Act which will become California law June 1, 2016. "Death is a sacred part of life's journey." Dignity's statement of common values. As I ponder this act, I am left wondering~is it death we are fearful of or life? It seems to me,...

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Here’s what people are saying

Susan Mercer is a gifted Intuitive/Medium and her readings for me have been extremely accurate.  She is able to convey the information in a truthful, positive and loving way.  She asks questions and helps to keep my mind open to “what if”.  She has a fantastic way of combining her psychic skills with common sense and her advice is always spot on.  I would highly recommend Susan as an aid along your Path to Knowing.
Jerri Williams

Susan is a gifted facilitator and ceremonial guide.  She recently led a group of us in an amazing Full Moon Solstice celebration at Pismo Beach.  Susan beautifully ritualized the setting of the Solstice sun with a guided meditation intended for releasing that which no longer serves us.  She then artfully led us in another guided meditation intended for manifesting something new, synchronized with the rising of the full moon.  Sacred, sweet and powerful on so many levels!  Thank you Susan.
Richard Leversee

Working and being with Susan is so comfortable, easy and helpful in so many ways.  I find Susan to be a great listener, very intuitive and quite calming.  With graceful wisdom and diversely talented experience, Susan artfully conducted a beautiful space clearing and abundance welcoming ceremony for new office space, skillfully guided me toward balance and wholeness via her full moon/summer solstice meditation and breathed fresh life and wondrous whimsy into some shadowy and dreary spaces within my life.  Susan has many talents and offers many gifts that I will be tapping into again and again with great delight and much appreciation.
Cari Leversee

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Contact

 

Susan Mercer

508-221-8596
susan@modernoutlooks.com

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” -Mahatma Gandhi