Paranormal Palliative Perspectives

Recently I got to spend some quality time with my awesome deathy colleagues at the Surrey Hospice Society's : The Beginning of a Conversation Event.

I was honoured to speak publically on the themes of Paranormal Palliative Perspectives and Psychopomp Workings... clickie the video... its about 27 min long ;)


This is the original presentation guideline for those who want to get fancy with it... 

We currently facing a mental health epidemic in our society. As a result many end of life caregivers live in fear of speaking about extra sensory experiences. 
Taking into account the generous spiritual teachings across cultures and throughout time we witness a sacred tapestry of DNA and story-lines carried through the generations. We witness that caretakers have always been the highly intuitive and compassionate threads that hold it all together.  
We witness the normal interwoven with the paranormal.
By acknowledging the wisdom of the ages we can re-create healthy spaces for ourselves, our clients, and their families to feel safe, heard and understood.
∞ Cat Webb is a Spiritual Director, Artist, and Psychopomp. She specializes in facilitating authentic conversations regarding spiritual and psychological needs of patients, caregivers and families facing end of life matters.

AND...
 My Lady Boss Biz Buddy  Joan Trinh Pham  AKA  The Modern Palmist   spoke as  a p anelist on the topic of embracing cultural diversity in the end of life journey and as a featured presenter on her investigative process for supporting folks at end of life with her   4 Question Foundation for Meaningful Conversations, Especially for Goals of Care + Care Planning conversations   AND... She also recorded me saying all the fancy words... plus helped me with my nail polish cause I am rubbish at that kind of stuff. ;)

My Lady Boss Biz Buddy Joan Trinh Pham AKA The Modern Palmist  spoke as  a panelist on the topic of embracing cultural diversity in the end of life journey and as a featured presenter on her investigative process for supporting folks at end of life with her 4 Question Foundation for Meaningful Conversations, Especially for Goals of Care + Care Planning conversations

AND... She also recorded me saying all the fancy words... plus helped me with my nail polish cause I am rubbish at that kind of stuff. ;)

 I also got to spend some fabulous deathy chat time with Pashta MaryMoon from  CINDEA  while sharing an exhibitor table. 

I also got to spend some fabulous deathy chat time with Pashta MaryMoon from CINDEA while sharing an exhibitor table. 

Deep Gratitude for the Surrey Hospice Society for putting on such a great event... Especially Rebecca Smith and Tricia Keith for pulling it all together!!!  Deeply honoured to be part of this magical and informative day!!! 

Peace and Blessings
~Cat

ESSENCEtial Conversations with Cat

The lovely Lucca and Rebecca had me on the show and here is the result... 

Psychopomp Poppet Kits are available in the shop.

The weight of the witnessing...

 Psychopomp Percussives ~ Cat Webb 2016

Psychopomp Percussives ~ Cat Webb 2016

I spent my weekend in ritual, prayer, and communication... This is what I have gathered:
The reality is, all that is toxic, all that we are now being called to witness, has been happening for millenia. Grounding and self care is needed to continue the long journey to healing and reconciliation.
We are witnessing because we are the first generation to be big enough and brave enough to turn the tide of hatred into healing for all.

Peace and Blessings ~ Cat AKA Hecate's Daughter

Dear Death Midwifes and End of Life Colleagues

Dear Death Midwifes and End of Life Colleagues

As a mystic and psychopomp professional working in our westernized death community:
I can accept that the work I do is esoteric and intangible to you, in the land of the living. 
I can accept that you may not understand what it is that I do, even after I explain to you. 
I can accept that you do not understand the full scope of mystic psychopomp work, the associated time and energy exchange, or the years of study that allow me to work in the bardo safely.
I can accept that you do not understand that I have a lifetime of experience and 20+ years of research backing up my interactions with dis-incarnate souls in the bardo states. 
I can accept that you may choose to never work or study with me or enlist my skills, due to facets of the psychopomp work being occult, hidden in time, and beyond comprehension.
I can accept your scepticism and disbelief, and I can still assure you psychopomp work proves itself invaluable to the dis-incarnate and the dying souls beginning their journey into the spaces between. 

I will not accept that Mystics and Psychopomps (like artists*) are supposed to work for you, for free. 

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Badassing through Chronic Illness

 MedicineBuddha Cat Defeats the Evil Staph Queen 

MedicineBuddha Cat Defeats the Evil Staph Queen 

I was talking to an old friend about how I deal with my chronic illness... I told him that I cannot look at the day to day or even month to month for signs of healing. I need to look back to my worst point and measure my healing progress from there.

From being bed ridden with mould in my lungs at 30% on the palliative performance chart, and actually healing from that, only to get hit with a full body skin staph infection, to now a few years later being able to do all my own household chores and errands... Its a big deal! Even the first time I was able to shower standing up without help was a huge fucking win!
I am totally Badass!!!

So here's what I have learned:
Healing goes in cycles and waves... Learn to celebrate the every day victories... Keep creating healing art cause it does help... Scars are just the marks left behind by our body loving us enough to heal & pssst we ALL have them...  And every once in awhile please remember to step back and look at the bigger picture to see just how badass you truly are! <3

Psychopomp Prayer : Healing in the Space Between

I am (__given name or spirit name__), a psychopomp and crossroads guardian, I call upon (__personal guides / spirit helpers__) to provide a safe space for my workings.
I pray for there to be safe passage to the next life provided for all innocent souls who have died in pain or fear. May their soul’s light be found, by defying the darkness of their stories. May their light spread and heal others.
I am greatfull to witness and experience this powerfull moment in time, being called into service to heal the spaces between. In helping to heal another’s story, we heal our own. I am greatfull to my Spirit Guides for providing safe space for journeying and for bringing light to the dark places.

Prayers for peace to be in the space between the things that are.
~Cat AKA Hecate's Daughter

Today I am 9 years old ~ Josi Case

Today I am 9 years old ~ Josi Case

Today, I’m 9 years old.

I write this letter to myself every year on the anniversary of my suicide attempt. The point of the letter is for me to take the time to reflect upon the past year and, once again, celebrate a failure.

I know that celebrating failure is uncommon. But, of all the successes I can count, I have learned the most from my ineffective attempt to kill myself.

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Empathy and Suicidal Thoughts

Empathy and Suicidal Thoughts

As psychopomp and an empath, I frequently process/ feel/ experience emotions that are not mine.

In high school it was overwhelming. I was just coming into all this new energetic awareness and feeling quite crazy because at that time I still had no context for my psychopomp experiences. High school was a gold mine for ALL.THE.FEELINGS. Plus who honestly doesn’t feel like they are a giant freak and totally alone in that mob of teenage angst and hormone stuff.

In my particular case add in a mom in the psychiatric ward (who blamed me for her mental illness and the outcome of her life choices), and alcoholic raging father (who was either absent or totally inappropriate and abusive in his interactions with me). Add in an unusual spiritual calling that would not stop banging around in my head… the loneliness at times was almost suffocating, like drowning in a sea of people.

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