Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

One Year

September 26, 2010

It has been one year (Oct 3rd, 2009) since Leon died.  But his presence is with me all the time.

Brian Weiss suggests that when one passes the soul seeks another person to inhabit, usually an about to be born baby.  Well Maria, my next door neighbor had a grandchild about a month after Leon died. I hypothesize that that infant, Joey is where Leon’s soul now resides. A sweet, bright and curious baby.

During this year I have been part of a meditation group led by Rabbi Michael Weisser at the Free Synagogue of Flushing. It has been a very healing experience.  I cherish it.  The Rabbi was using a watch which he propped in front of him to keep time.  So I gave him a clock that Leon had been using to time his meditation. Now Leon (at least his clock) is in the midst  of us every Tuesday evening.  The one light in the room seems to shine upon this clock.  I feel his presence.

This year I have undertake various spiritual and hopefully healing journeys.  I believe that Leon is guiding my choices and is in some way participating in these experiences.

Namaste dear departed friend, and all.

The Magical Years

January 7, 2010

Selma Fraiberg wrote a book, The Magical Years in 1959 about early childhood where a boy goes from receiving the total support and love of his mother to her sudden abandonment of him at 6 years of age.  I read this book in the ’60s and can easily recall empathizing with the boy. It made me feel terrible.  The abandonment was so sudden and complete.  I  never  finished the book because I felt so badly for the boy.

How could she do this, and without warning?  Was it necessary?  Was any harm done by either the complete devotion or the complete abandonment?

Time to read to the end.

I’m Back

October 22, 2009

I’ve been away and much has happened.  With the loss of Leon I direct you to the web site in memory of Leon . It  is Leonwiner.com.