The Most Important Day of Your Life: Are You Ready?

The Most Important Day of Your Life: Are You Ready?

by Maria Dancing Heart Hoaglund

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In Buddhist thought, the day you die is considered the most important day of your life. The moment of your death is the culmination of your entire life; and you want to be at the highest vibration possible in that moment so that you can move on to the highest vibration possible on the other side.

Crazy Horse, a holy man of the Lakota people, became well known for the phrase “Today is a good day to die.” His words epitomized the Native American philosophy that understands that our lives are cyclical. Life on mother earth is a circle just as the stars; the moon and the sun are circles. We are born, we live, and we die. Crazy Horse and the holy men and women of the many tribes of what is now North and South America were indeed great prophets.

In her new book, "The Most Important Day of Your Life: Are You Ready?," Dancing Heart shares some of the ways in which her spiritual life opened up through her association with hospice and those she served. Her book will help you go deeper spiritually and see that death is nothing to fear. You will learn about some of the best kept secrets of hospice. You will learn how expansive your life is and how lovingly, creatively, and miraculously you might live it. And who knows? You just might decide – as the Celtic way suggests – to die before you die, so that when you finally let go of your earthly life, you'll realize that you're not really dying! Nothing "ends"; we simply transform.

Here are the chapter titles from the book:

Chapter 1. Life and Death Go Hand in Hand – Bringing Death Back to Life

Chapter 2. Hospice Work – Like Having a Gradual Near Death Experience

Chapter 3. The Simple Power of Being a Loving Witness

Chapter 4. Maintaining Attentive Ears with an Open Heart

Chapter 5. There Is So Much More than Meets the Eye

Chapter 6. Developing Flexibility

Chapter 7. Growing Our Intuition

Chapter 8. Holding a Grateful Heart and a Non-judgmental Attitude

Chapter 9. Being Open to the Mystery and Unpredictability of Life

Chapter 10. We Are All Profoundly Inter-connected: Tuning into the Synchronicity of Life

Chapter 11: Healing Tools for Self-care and Relaxation

Conclusion: A Vision of Peace

Suggestions for Death Care Reform in America

20 Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask a Hospice Counselor © May, 2010

At the end of every chapter, Dancing Heart shares a exercise that can help you develop spiritually. She also shares some humorous pieces throughout the book, as death always needs to be tempered with a sense of humor.

Some of the benefits you’ll experience by reading The Most Important Day in Your Life: Are You Ready?

1. Bring more joy into your life.
2. Allow you to live more fully in the present (moment).
3. Assist you to go deeper spiritually.
4. Help you become a better partner and friend.
5. Move you to delve into the mystery and magic of life.
6. Help you to become a better caregiver.
7. Challenge you to know "who you really are!"
8. Allow you to move through life transitions with more grace and ease.
9. Help you to help your parents and elders face the aging process.
10. Show you some of the best kept secret treasures of hospice.
11. Allow you to discover what comes after life.
12. Show you how to prepare to "start the conversation" with someone you love.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940012910554
Publisher: Bridge to Dreams
Publication date: 06/21/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 110
File size: 70 KB

About the Author

Rev. Maria Dancing Heart Hoaglund is an author, energy healer, U.C.C. minister, and end-of-life & bereavement coach who has been doing some kind of spiritual work for most of her life. She was born and raised in Japan, so she has an expansive, multi-cultural perspective and the ability to speak fluent Japanese. Dancing Heart is passionate about body-mind-spirit connection. Through this passion she's learned several energy medicine modalities that she incorporates in her healing work: Bradley Nelson's Heart Wall Healing technique, Richard Bartlett's Matrix Energetics, and Master Zhi Gang Sha's Divine Healing Hands. She also uses a variety of healing tools from her tool box, such as the Amega Zero Point tools, the Young Living Essential Oils, and the points from Jin Shin Jyutsu, a Japanese acupressure method.
Dancing Heart's books, THE LAST ADVENTURE OF LIFE and THE MOST IMPORTANT DAY OF YOUR LIFE: Are You Ready? are inspirational resource books, unique works that bring together material from all walks of life. They are assisting people who desire to face the end-of-life -- and all kinds of change -- with courage and hope. Many spiritual traditions are represented, and Dancing Heart shares from her rich experience with hospice, that has profoundly opened up and expanded her spiritual life. Anyone facing death, grief, or a major transition in their life could find her books and resources helpful.
Due to her upbringing in Japan and her love for all things body-mind-spirit, Dancing Heart has also developed a line of gift baskets called "Soul Baskets" (or Love & Comfort Japanese-style Bundles) incorporating tools for healing and relaxation from the last chapter of her first book. Dancing Heart considers herself a bridge builder who encourages more joy and awareness around living and dying. Her books and bundles will help in you transform. Her energy work will help you Forgive, Release, Let Go, and Move on!
Rev. Hoaglund also writes for as their National Transitions & Grief Examiner and the All Things Healing as their assistant editor for the Energy Healing site. See her websites and links for more:,,, and Please contact Dancing Heart through her email: .

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