Amazing Grace

As I begin my journey with cancer, Adrianna Grace is completing hers. I met Adrianna in April of 2006 at a Divine Feminine Institute workshop on Maui. I moved to Maui in June of that year, and we became good friends. I watched her leave Maui and come back several times, and was always happy when she returned to live on the island again. We co-created a few times, and there was always overlap in our work and in our lives. There was never a time when I felt out of sorts with her.

Adrianna was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer a few years back. She had surgery and chemo, and over the course of about 2 years, she healed herself and almost made a full comeback. She came back to Maui late in 2012 to begin her professional life again as a colon therapist and vibrant life advocate. A few weeks back, she started having pain and was diagnosed with acute leukemia, a complication of the chemo she received previously.


Adrianna Grace

Now she is resting comfortably at Maui Memorial under palliative care. She has created a beautiful field of love and light around her hospital room, where she is being visited by many loving friends and her few remaining family members.  I sat with her on Sunday, and she was lucid and still feisty. She’s grieving, of course, and understands that the graceful completion of her beautiful life is at hand. She has maybe a few days or a week left. The nurses who are attending her are loving, compassionate, and very available for her and to those who have questions. She has three dear friends who are attending to her needs, wishes, and final arrangements: Neeraja, Caress, and Shelley. The nurses are amazed at the quality of attention she is receiving from her visitors. They think she is maybe famous or something.

Adrianna is not famous in the traditional sense. She is, however, known to have the biggest heart you can imagine that she freely shares. She’s not all soft and gushy, though… this woman is fierce and opinionated, and she expresses herself honestly but lovingly. She is truly a Queen. The grace with which she has lived her life, especially through her cancer battle,  is an inspiration to me. As Apollo and I were sitting with her on Sunday, Neeraja asked her about one of her possessions and what she might like to do with it. Adrianna replied that there would be a later conversation called “bequeathing”. We all got quite a kick out of that.

A&A with Adrianna crop

Adrianna with Amrita & Apollo

I leaned in close and asked Adrianna what I could do for her. She asked me if I had, in my “priestess bag,” a ceremony to release the spirit from the body. Having felt this call from her very soul over the past couple of days, I was prepared. It was not a ceremony I’ve ever done before, but I knew exactly what to do. I had brought with me an essential oil of sandalwood and rose damask, and I anointed her body and invited her to open her crown and to know that the portal is open whenever she is ready to go. She visibly relaxed and we talked about her next adventure into new realms and dimensions.

Is is strange for me, recently diagnosed with cancer, to be at the beside of someone dying of the disease? Not at all. First of all, I’m not afraid of death. I plan to be around for a long time, Goddess willing. But when the time comes, I expect that I will be fully at peace with how I’ve lived my life  because I already am. I left feeling the hospital feeling high as a kite. Her energy is so beautiful as she prepares to journey home to spirit, to be embraced back into the oneness from whence we all came. When a body gives out and there’s nothing more to be done except make that body as comfortable as possible, there’s only one thing left that matters, and I’m pretty sure you know what I’m talking about.

Adrianna pre cancer

Adrianna pre-cancer

I’ll see her again on Tuesday after my next round of biopsies, and that will probably be my final goodbye as I leave for the Mainland on Thursday to teach my final Reclaiming Aphrodite workshop in the Bay Area. Adrianna has lived a blessed life, filled with grace…. amazing grace.

Journey well, beloved sister. I will miss you and remember you forever with love and affection.

If you want to know more detail about Adrianna’s progression, you can visit her Caring Bridge page. Please leave comments below as well.

Love & blessings, Amrita

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17 Responses to Amazing Grace

  1. This is the next level. Such beauty! Thank you, Amrita and Adrianna for this expression of what is actually happening: love, love, & more love, cycle after cycle, sunrise, moonglow, stars shining, every moment. I am grateful to witness such authentic Love. Aloha, Hugs of grace & pure Divine Love fills us all, Claire

  2. Amrita Grace says:

    Thank you, Dear Claire. Your prayers, the space you are holding, the love you are radiating and reflecting, are all connected and appreciated. xo

  3. Aoha, I am sorry you are going through all of this. your last class? I have a colonic device up here in Haiku and just was turned on to cellular renewal food. more powerful than any superfood that has not seemed to balance me out in all these years.. I am working on getting the food in me, and I do colonics a few times a week, so we shall see. blessings Michelle Mazon 298 8179

  4. Amrita Grace says:

    Thank you Michelle… my last workshop for now, anyway, we shall see what the future holds! Blessings on your healing, I know it’s been a long haul for you. xo

  5. Jen Aly says:

    Oh my god. Thank you soooo much for who you are and sharing this Amrita. This helps me in my grieving Adrianna and in being human in general.

    Love, love, love to you, Jen


    • Amrita Grace says:

      Of course, Jen, it is my pleasure to be in service to Adrianna through my writing. I hope to see her again on Tuesday, and I’ll take a special hug to her from you. I love you, dear woman!

  6. Lily says:

    My heart is somehow full of hope and uplifted. I don’t know Adrianna personally yet I know her.
    I pour out love and blessings to you and her. May I be so blessed as Adrianna when it comes my time.

  7. Kym says:

    To Grace
    Beloved sister you are not alone. Your home is in the heart of everyone who comes to know you even if we have never met, as in our case. I hold you in my heart, whisper ‘sweet somethings’ and I light a candle for you to light your way.
    Kym Australia

  8. Amrita Grace says:

    Thank you, dear Kym. Your words will reach her on the wings of loving energy and the candle’s flame.

  9. WOW, I didn`t know she was on this journey, thanx so much for letting me know. I don`t know her well, but enjoyed my interactions with her and send love and light to her and all her friends and family! Your writing is so expressive, Amrita, I really appreciate you! Aloha <3

  10. Harriet Collopy says:

    Aloha, dear Adriana.

    I didn’t get to know you except at our Angel Ohana when you were able to attend. I enjoyed your presence there and taking you home that one time. Then the time we met at the pool and hugged naked in the shower. That was beautiful!!! You seemed like a free spirit and now hour Spirit is soaring. My love and prayers are with you for a joyful departure into the unknown- where Love is. Blessings, Harriet

  11. Amrita, what a beautiful friend you are to Adrianna. I am deeply touched by your courage, your heart felt writing and sharing. Our love for Adrianna is shining ever brighter each day. Hugs!!!!!

  12. Bless you Amrita! I pray for your cancer journey. I am a 14 yr. breast cancer survivor. Mahalo for sharing your words about Adrianna. She uplifts me with her grace & courage. Sending love & light to both of you lovelies! Hugs, Susan Vickery

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