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A Tragic Opera - Can it be a Source of inspiration?. Cancer and its decisive impact on human existence. A Tragic Opera with 6 Acts. Suffering losses that bring grief Threatened by isolation from life and relationship networks Attacked by the hounds of fear

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a tragic opera can it be a source of inspiration

A Tragic Opera- Can it be a Source of inspiration?

Cancer

and its decisive impact on human existence

a tragic opera with 6 acts
A Tragic Opera with 6 Acts
  • Suffering losses that bring grief
  • Threatened by isolation from life and relationship networks
  • Attacked by the hounds of fear
  • Struggling with questions about guilt
  • Thrown around by emotional struggles
  • Battling with various types of pain

All acts are performed simultaneously!

act 1 suffering losses that bring grief
Act 1: Suffering losses that bring grief
  • Wellbeing / mobility / physical self-control
  • Loss of dignity: physical / mental / emotional
  • Bodily strength
  • Identity / control / decision making
  • Relationships
  • Work / security / social status / possessions
  • Future
  • Opportunities to make peace with God
  • Ultimately, loss of own body
act 2 threatened by isolation from life and relationship networks
Act 2: Threatened by isolationfrom life and relationship networks
  • Dying is an individual process
  • Social factors can contribute
  • Nature of the disease can contribute
  • Can experience isolation even when not so
act 3 attacked by the hounds of fear
Act 3: Attacked by the hounds of fear
  • The nature and seriousness of the disease
  • The future / re family / re finances
  • Suffering and pain
  • Dependence on others / Helplessness
  • Being a burden
  • Being alone / being abandoned
  • Humiliation
  • Not being able to cope emotionally
  • Separation from loved ones / from God
  • The unknown
  • Punishment / judgment
  • Losing mental capacities
act 4 struggling with questions about guilt
Act 4: Struggling with questions about guilt
  • Guilt is the consequence of breaking a law; it is a judicial state, not a feeling
  • Four types of guilt
    • Personal
    • Social
    • Legal
    • Theological
  • Guilt about:
    • Bad things done
    • Good things not done
act 5 thrown around by emotional struggles
Denial 

Rebellion 

Negotiation 

Restlessness 

Anger 

Distrust 

Despair 

Disappointment 

Doubt 

Criticism 

Depression 

Bitterness 

Insight

Surrender

Acceptance

Peace, clear conscience

Meekness

Trust in relationships

Courage, hope

Satisfaction

Certainty, security

Appreciation, gratitude

Comforted, joy

Reconciliation, forgiveness

Act 5: Thrown around by emotional struggles
the main aria the song of the cancer sufferer
The main aria - the song of the cancer sufferer
  • Please draw a cancer history timeline from five years before you first noticed something was wrong right up to today
    • Either from the patient perspective
    • Or from the relative / friend perspective
  • In this timeline show highs and lows where the cancer sufferer was facing various aspects of the six acts: losses, isolation, fear, guilt, emotional struggles and pain
  • Share this with one another in the discussion time asking: What can we learn from this history?
possible extra activities
Possible extra activities:
  • You might want to expand a section of the timeline on another sheet of paper to show more details
  • Write a poem about your time line
  • Make a drawing / painting about your time line
  • Write an essay about your time line
  • What about a daily journal where you examine all six acts of the opera?
discussion time
Discussion Time
  • Share your Cancer History Timeline in the group
  • Group members are not allowed to give comments or advice, only to ask clarifying questions.
  • You might want to add some extra elements to your timeline
    • Questions remind you of something
    • Other stories remind you of something
  • When the person has finished their own story, discuss: What can we learn from this history?
facing death in the tragic opera
Facing Death in the Tragic Opera
  • Spiritual needs of those with cancer
  • What about life after death?
  • The second aria – the experience of the survivors
  • Group Discussions
  • Plenary Feedback: what we have learnt from one another’s experiences
7 basic spiritual needs of those with cancer
7 basic spiritual needs of those with cancer
  • Good relationship with God
  • Good relationships with relatives
  • Hope
  • Meaning
  • Purpose
  • Life concluded with no loose ends
  • Prepared for the transition
what about life after death a christian perspective
What about life after death?a Christian perspective

Conception

Second coming of Christ

Birth

Death

Paradise

New heaven and new earth

Hades

Gehenna / Hell

how can we make sure our life after death is good

How can we make sure our life after death is good?

From a model developed by

Dr Walt Larimore

the wages of sin is death but the gift of god is eternal life in jesus christ our lord romans 6 23
The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6: 23)

Lord

Jesus Christ

wages

gift

sin

God

death

eternal life

but

the second aria the song of the relative
The second aria - the song of the relative
  • Please draw a close relative/friend history timeline from five years before you first noticed something was wrong up to today
    • Either from the patient perspective
    • Or from the relative / friend perspective
  • In this timeline show highs and lows where the relative / friend of the cancer sufferer was facing various aspects of the six scenes: losses, isolation, fear, guilt, emotional struggles and pain
discussion time1
Discussion Time
  • Share your Cancer History Timeline in the group
  • Group members are not allowed to give comments or advice, only to ask clarifying questions.
  • When the person has finished his / her own story, discuss: What can we learn from this history? How can we sing better?
plenary feedback what have we learnt
Plenary Feedback: What have we learnt?
  • Not allow work to ruin your life
  • Doctors should learn to share the news about cancer in a better way
  • Relatives are very important to cancer patients
  • Give special attention to how the children experience the cancer of relatives
  • Power of the Word of God if used in a good way
  • People also go through the six acts in other traumatic situations: divorce, sudden death of a loved one
  • Sometimes cancer patients experience other situations (divorce / sudden death of a loved one) as more traumatic than their cancer
  • Even if we do not have cancer, we need to prepare ourselves for death
  • Live life to the full in any case
  • All of us are going to die at some stage; as we realize this it gives such a different perspective to life
make a whole person diagnosis

Transcendent

Make a whole person diagnosis
  • Make a strengths / weaknesses evaluation of all relationships in the diagram
work towards whole person wholeness

Transcendent

Work towards whole person wholeness
  • Relating rightly to
    • inner human,
    • outer human,
    • relationship network,
    • environment
    • transcendent
  • Biblical concept that covers all these aspects: Shalom
paint a life of shalom
Paint a life of SHALOM
  • Shalom touches all areas of life
  • What it is:
    • The presence, blessing and peace of God
    • Jesus Christ Himself
  • Shalom continues all the way right through death, so it can always be our goal
what needs to be done about my spiritual needs
What needs to be done about my spiritual needs?
  • Good relationship with God
  • Good relationships with relatives
  • Hope
  • Meaning
  • Purpose
  • Life concluded with no loose ends
  • Prepared for the transition