Here it is, Sunday, the day before I begin my year-long residency program at St Mary’s Medical Center in SF. Someone asked me last night if I was anxious or nervous. I told no but that I was excited to begin this new phase if my life, post graduate school.
I know I will get to explore new and hidden aspects of my own shame regarding who I am and what gifts I bring with me to this position. I also know I will be a witness to all kinds of shame expressed by patients, their loved ones and the hospital staff. It is my hope to be able to help others move through those feelings is ‘false’ shame.
With Goddess’ help, I hope I can.
Published by Rev. Daniel Borysewicz
Daniel Borysewicz, MDiv, CSR is a progressive, sex positive, hospice chaplain and educator seeking radical inclusion for all people; regardless of race, nationality, sexual or gender identity, or socio-economic class. As a spiritual guide, Reiki practitioner, educator, facilitator, and U.S. Navy veteran, Daniel works to provide solutions for problems that individuals struggle with including shame, desire, and grief to name a few. This is accomplished through one-on-one interactions, support groups, education events, and social media. Diverse experience as a natural networker and leader who connects people, ideas, and resources to improve the spiritual and emotional wellbeing for all people, including those living in the margins. Daniel is currently a Spiritual Care Counselor with Hospice of the East Bay (www.hospiceeastbay.org) in Pleasant Hill, CA; Community Educator; and volunteer clergy at Metropolitan Community Church San Francisco (www.mccsf.org).
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