NOTEs FROM A STRONG RELATIONSHIP
Marion has been able to maintain, even grow her relationship with her mother since her mother’s death.
This is a very special interview, though you won’t know it unless you open your heart and listen from the heart. Marion hasn’t ever shared these special moments of her life publicly before; you are in a privileged position to be able to hear them.
If you listen with your heart, you’ll hear how Marion moved the grief she felt for the loss of her mother into an expanded, loving and real continuation of their relationship, just in a different way than it was before.
Marion’s father died when she was just four years old, she and her three sisters were raised by her mother in a small town in rural Queensland. Her mother taught her the foundations for happiness and kindness which I can attest to being the very essence of Marion still to this day.
"She helped us realise just how important love, strength and kindness are in the world. Nothing else mattered so long as you were kind and forgiving and shared a lot of love with people. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have anything else in the world, so long as you’ve got food in your tummy, a roof over your head and you’re kind to people, then you’ve got everything you need."
Although Marion doesn’t dwell on it during this conversation you can feel that the passing of her mother left a crevasse in her life. In the grief, Marion did what came naturally to her, to maintain her relationship with her mum.
"It’s so hard to explain, but I talk to mum regularly and I still do."
She didn’t know what talking to her mum would bring and she was beautifully, and lovingly surprised and delighted.
"It was just as though she had guided me to find that key."
You may also be able to feel that Marion’s mum is present during our conversation. Even though Marion and I were not in the same room during the conversation we could both feel the loving presence and consent of her beautiful mother.
"Whenever I have goosebumps I know that she’s near me and helping me, guiding me through."
Ultimately, by maintaining her relationship with her mum Marion was able to transmute grief into reassurance.
"I realised I would never be alone and that she’d always be with me."
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