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Joan Borysenko’s Deathbed Vigil For Her Mother

February 24, 2009

Joan Borysenko

When I interviewed Joan Borysenko for my book, Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything. I asked her to tell me about her experience at her mother’s bedside the night she died. Here is an excerpt from that profoundly moving story:

Not long after that, we started the countdown because she was getting weaker and weaker. In the middle of the night, my twenty-year-old son, Justin, and I were sitting by her bed meditating when I suddenly had a very profound, very realistic vision. I was a pregnant mother giving birth, but I was also the baby being born. Throughout the vision I was perfectly lucid, and I was in my regular state of consciousness as well. I thought, How remarkable. I’m in two bodies and I’m conscious of being in both. And it occurred to me that that’s what the consciousness of God is, and that it’s present in every human being. Then my consciousness switched totally into the baby being born, and I found myself coming down a long dark tunnel and out into the light. Once I was in the light, I saw my entire relationship with my mother unveiled on an infinite number of layers. (more…)