Week 8~ “I Build Bridges so my Love may enter their Souls”


It’s well known that scroll 2 from Og Mandino’s “The Greatest Salesman in the World” is my favorite scroll. The Blessings to live so much of my life by the principles and practice of this scroll I am exceedingly grateful for. There’s a familiar gratitude and exultation that I’ve become accustomed to feeling when reading this scroll.

This week there’s an entirely different level. This one sentence has become my repetitive thought. There’s a sobering of it’s full responsibility and potency. The Hospice nurse called and from her words and tone of voice every cell in my body responded that my 94 yr old father’s death was imminent. I am grateful for the family and friend’s loving support that helped me travel to be with my father.

There were conversations with my brothers and my heart felt so vulnerable. When I could finally be with my father, I stroked his brow, held his hand and sat in silence with him. “I build bridges so that my love may enter their souls”. My father and I have an incredibly deep bond. However, as much as he adores me, it’s not his nature to always be able to receive my love. The Hospice nurse came and checked his lungs and declared that the pneumonia had cleared. My father is very weak with a mind that is very coherent.

So I remembered my mantra: “I build bridges so that my love may enter their souls”. There’s been an awarness of a deepening, stilling and preciousness. It was the love he received. My presence brought him more peace. He’s honored me by sharing what he can of his final transition.

God Bless my father.

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Fred says November 21, 2015


I am glad you are with your father, this is a precious time. Continue to share your love. Hugs from Canada.. Fred

    Fawn says December 2, 2015

    Fred, I’m really grateful for your touching thoughts and feeling, thank you! The Love is amazingly palpable and I will continue to share.

Wendy Tebbutt says November 22, 2015

Aloha Fawn, The “tweet” was far too short for me to express my thanks for your beautiful blog post. Thank you for sharing that you’ve turned part of that sentence from Scroll 2 into your mantra. That same sentence spoke to my heart, too, as I worked with First Nations clients up in Northern Canada. One woman’s session defined my Dharma for me – something I’d struggled with for years. And, so I too will use this part of the full sentence as my mantra. Mahalo for sharing that thought.
Please know that I am sending you much Light, Love & Support during this challenging time in your family’s life. God Bless your Fathe.

    Fawn says December 2, 2015

    Aloha Wendy, Thank you so much for sharing your own experience with your experience of the Northern Canadian woman’s session defining your very own DMP. So very beautiful, Wendy. I am celebrating how connecting we all truly are. Your words and sharing touch me deeply. I feel your sincere Love, Light and support, thank you. The Blessings are gratefully received each day with my father’s process.

Danny Linkert says November 29, 2015

Amen! God Bless Us All

    Fawn says December 2, 2015

    Thank you, Dan the Man!! I appreciate your Blessings!

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