Home Funeral – Upworthy shares our story

I was interviewed for a story on home funerals in Upworthy by Evan Porter, and he wrote a beautiful piece. Very grateful to be sharing it here:


Elizabeth Blue, home funeral
Making offerings…9/23/12
Elizabeth Blue, home funeral
Elizabeth Blue’s body at home, 9/23/12
Elizabeth Blue, home funeral,
Her toes…
Lucia Maya

I live and write in Makawao, on Maui, Hawaii. I write on my blog about my experience with my daughter Elizabeth Blue, during the last year of her life living with cancer and dying in a state of grace. I follow my passion in my work, doing Energy Healing (Reiki, Karuna Reiki and Craniosacral work) and spiritual counseling, in person and at a distance, teaching Reiki and facilitating spiritual workshops. I have a blog on my LuminousAdventures.com site as well!

13 thoughts on “Home Funeral – Upworthy shares our story

  1. I was brought here like many by the Upworthy article. I read for hours, and its left me speechless.I’m not sure I even know what to feel after reading all of that except gratitude. You, Elizabeth, and your entire circle are beautiful souls. Thank you for sharing your experience, and Elizabeth with all of us.


  2. Wow. Beautiful gesture from you. Is the first time I heard about this. You are a brave women.
    Hi, from Luquillo, Puerto RIco.


  3. I just read your story on Upworthy, and I plan to read your blog from the beginning….what a beautiful tribute to Elizabeth and her life…I have never heard of a home funeral these days, comforting to know that this can be done…God bless you, Lucia, and may your beautiful daughter Elizabeth, rest in peace…namaste….


  4. This is such a loving, compassionate, personal and gentle way to say “good-bye.” It’s the ultimate act of caring for a loved one.


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