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Posted by Merle Levin on October 6, 2011

VUpdate on my mom Celia’s health
I have decided to use this forum to keep updates on my mom’s health.  She has been discharged from hospital in Cape Town and has gone to stay with Yigal at my sister in Caledon.  She has 24 hour nursing care, is still struggling with the effects of pneumonia and emphysema and the difficulty to breathe .  At this time she is oxygen dependent. Her sense of humour is as ever, right on track.  Her determination to keep going is enormous.  She is surrounded by loving care.
I,together with her and the rest of the family made a decision to come to the UK to attend a Ridhwan retreat  Jeff and I had committed to attend a year ago. It allows me to know even more fully, how connection is not time nor place dependent. I am as close to her in my heart as I would be sitting beside her bed, holding her small, cold hand.
It is a gift to know I hold a silver thread – Hebrew “chut hashani” between our heart’s and universal light of god’s healing power.

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  1. Katherine Southern said

    Merle, I am thinking of you and your Mom. I remember when my Mom was ill and how difficult it was. Our mother is the one who has known us the longest and we have a very intimate relationship with our mothers, whether or not we are close. I send my love to you both and the rest of your family. This is Thanksgiving weekend in Canada and so I give thanks to you for being you
    Love Katherine Southern

  2. Arleen said

    Sending so much love to you all. Thank you for sharing – really touches my heart.

  3. Gigi said

    From Gigi with all my love and prayers

    Hi Merle,

    This might be quite a surprise to you, but I wish you will be able to remember me. I met you, Jeff and most specially your mom, Celia, when you gave me the chance to
    work for you in Natural Health Institute. I newly migrated to Canada, far away from my own country. You are the first person who gave me the chance to work in Toronto. I will never forget your loving and affectionate way of treating me like a part of the family , most specially the loving way your mom, Celia has shown me such motherly affection as well.

    I tried so many years to know how you are doing. Only today I was able to find a way to get in touch with you. It is with utmost concern that I think for mom Celia and that I am praying she is well today.

    I just want to thank you for the love and affection you, Jeff and mom Celia has given me. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

    With all my love,


    • Dear, Darling Gigi,
      How wonderful to hear from you! Please write to me on my email address: so we can have a long chat and catch up on what is happening in our lives.
      Your words about my mom touch me so deeply. Sadly I am unable to share them with her, she would have loved to have known your thoughts. she died just a few months ago.
      My love and blessings to you. I wait to hear about your life and your children,

    • Dear Gigi, How are you? I recently was talking about you to a neighbour of mine from Iran. Jeff and I remembered what a special woman you are. How are your children? Sending love

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