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Having initiated me into the ancient lineage of the Siddhar Yogis of South India, my living guru told me my sacred name on June 2, 2015 (Full Moon):
“Divine Kritika Devi, the Goddess of the 6-pointed star. Your sacred name on this auspicious day. The name is of the Goddess within the grace of enlightenment as the six dimensional cosmic awareness that has dissolved human limits. Yes, let the name be that you will resonate into in time as you feel your immenseness. Just Be. All in the flow of grace is from Being” ~Nandhi Tapasyogi

What the name means:
Kritika is largely used in the Indian language and it is derived from Sanskrit origins. The meaning of the name is the Pleiades. In Hindu mythology, the Kritikas are six sisters known also as the six Pleiades, the latter is the name of an open star cluster in Indian astrology.
Devi is derived from Sanskrit meaning “goddess.” Devi is the Hindu mother goddess who manifests herself as all other goddesses, synonymous with Shakti, the female aspect of the divine in the Shakta tradition. She is the female counterpart without whom the male aspect, which represents consciousness or discrimination, remains impotent and void.

"Christine," my given name at birth, is a feminine name of Greek or Latin origin. It is derived from the word Christ, which is the Greek translation of the Hebrew word "Messiah".

I am also known as "Onga," the name that grandson gave me before he really started talking.

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Palliative care and end-of-life doula

The end-of-life doula (EOLD) accompanies dying people and their loved ones through the last days of life, supporting them emotionally and spiritually, with love, companionship, and caring. (An end-of-life doula does not provide health care or medical services.) Contact me.

Companionship: Can include playing cards and games, chatting over a cup of coffee, reading books, going for walks or wheelchair rides, listening to music or watching a movie, or just sitting quietly in presence. The possibilities are endless, always directed by the client or caregiver.
Caregiver Relief: Can stay with clients for a few hours, allowing caregivers time to do things they need to do such as run errands, to take a break, and to care for themselves.
Life Review: Work closely with clients and families to create a lasting keepsake which captures the life story of the dying person using the dying person’s words. A life review can be personalized by creating oral recordings, selecting meaningful music, gathering family photos or writing a collection of stories which can be presented in many creative ways. I provide both biographic and values questions, and questions that visitors might consider as they share their memories.
Vigil Planning: Guides the client through a series of questions (whichever she or he chooses) to provide choices and a directive while the client is in active dying.
Active Vigil: Provides a constant, caring presence to people who are actively dying. The presence of an EOLD during vigil allows family members to rest, knowing their loved one is not alone.
Life celebration ceremonies and gatherings, in whatever ways clients and loved ones wish, before or after the dying person leaves the physical body. This can include assistance in coordination of the event, offering meaningful readings, organization and facilitation of speakers and music, and/or whatever will be chosen by the client and loved ones.
Advanced Directives: Assist in the development of recording choices for future health care, with access to State of Wisconsin legal forms.

I offer independent EOLD service to people in my geographic area, those who may or may not be receiving comfort care in a hospice setting. (Often an EOLD can provide a broader scope than hospice can.)

I have trained with, have received a certificate from, and am a member of International End-of-Life Doula Association (INELDA). Have trained with and have a professional certificate from the University of Vermont. I am a member of National End-of-Live Doula Alliance (NEDA). I am an ordained, nondenominational minister.

Since 2016 I have served as a trained, experienced volunteer with hospice care providers in Madison, WI.

Please contact me to learn more, and to see if this service is a fit with you and your loved ones.

Ordained nondenominational minister with Universal Life Church, licensed to officiate wedding ceremonies in the state of Wisconsin, US. I can also provide funeral and memorial services, and baby-naming ceremonies. Contact me.

Face-to-face Kundalini awakening peer support in the Madison, Wisconsin, US area. Contact me.

Shakti-inspired and -infused sacred art. See a video of favorites. Look here for the full online gallery. The icon in my logo is "Star Sisters," watercolors on Yupo paper.

Likes purple best in some moments, red in others.

Deep Gratitude to Mother Kundalini, and all of the gurus,
including my self, the ultimate guru.