What is different about Crossing The Creek? Why do so many people find it to be so helpful and comforting?
This is the BIG question. The one that really counts.
The short version of the answer to this question is this...
Crossing The Creek presumes that "life" transcends "death." It assumes that physical death does not mark the "end of life," but rather, is just another of life's many transitions leading us into to the next phase of life, whatever that may be. And it does this without adopting or supporting any particular religion or doctrine. It encourages people to combine their spiritual views with science rather than keeping them separate and contradictory.
I have considered trying to explain everything that went into the writing of Crossing The Creek, but inevitably throw my hands up in frustration. To truly understand it a person would have to spend a great deal of time studying a wide variety of subjects; such as family systems, psychology, parapsychology, physiology and pathophysiology, quantum science, classical science, symptom management, comparative religion and philosophy. And it goes without saying that you would have to spend many, many hours with dying patients and their families, listening to what they have to say and observing what they do. After all, they are the ones dealing with dying directly. They are the ones with the front row seats and if we listen, they will teach us things we have not even dreamt of.
Crossing The Creek resulted from the great good fortune I stumbled into. I have always had the interest in dying process, so when the opportunity appeared I jumped at the chance. Eight years later, Crossing The Creek came into being. It has always been successful. It's perspectives were tested in the field before being committed to paper, so the fact that it comforts people and gives them a higher level of understanding has never been a surprise to me.
Another good way to describe what Crossing The Creek does is this. It tells people the truth. It gives them the basics about what they need to know, as opposed to what they might want to hear.
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