To find your soul mate and then three years later to lose her to cancer, is one of life’s unspeakable tragedies. But being with my beloved Laura during her last 9 months was one of the most precious experiences of my life. It reduced our love to its sweetest essence. There was no room for past or future, only now.

What I’ve discovered since then is that true love never dies. It just changes form. The night Laura passed, I saw a stream of white light pouring from the crown of her head. I believe it was her soul leaving her body and that moment changed my life. I’ve been on a spiritual quest ever since. I may have lost Laura in her beautiful physical form, but she is still daily by my side. Her playful spiritual presence comforts me, cheers me on and delights me as I journey on.

Lucie Young

Lucie+ Laura
Lucie & Laura

21 Comments Add yours

  1. Jane says:

    Good luck with this and keep us posted. It’s a big journey. I don’t know where you live but you might want to check on out http://www.thewellnesswarrior.com.au for some inspiration. Lots of love and light and health to you. Jane


  2. auntbeckys says:

    After having done the modified Gerson for 2 years (10 juices and 3 enemas a day), I have been healed. My severe MS symptoms included only being able to walk with a walker. Two years after finishing the Gerson therapy, I ran a 5k. Five years after finishing the Gerson therapy, I’ve had 4 years in a row of now new activity on my MRI. I have two friends cured of cancer and another cured of MS as well. Keep it up! It really works šŸ™‚


  3. Laura says:

    This is so great to hear! The Gerson Therapy is a cure for many diseases.


  4. June Winger says:

    Hello ladies, just popping in to say “Hello” and say how glad I am to hear of the chickpea you gave birth to Laura. I’ve been following you all along and think of y’all daily. June (from Mexico)


  5. Alison M says:

    We are thinking of you at the Y. Lots of love and good energy!


  6. Hi Laura and Lucy,
    I have been seriously moved by your blog and your story. I have nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can find out more here at my blog http://essentiallybeing.com/2013/12/16/being-nominated-for-the-versatile-blogger-award/ or here at the Versatile Blogger site http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/about/.
    I look forward to continuing the journey with you,
    Be well and be happy


  7. Hi Ladies,

    I’m really impressed with your story. A story of love and overcoming. Very inspiring and touching. I’ll do my prayers for you and for this recovery. With my affection

    God bless you

    Hainner Azevedo


  8. b0phal says:

    Wishing nothing but the best for you both. Keep continuing…….. If you wanted to share some of your story to other cancer patients and for inspiration, please visit


    Love is light…….


  9. Hello Lucy ( and Laura from the spirit world) – I came across your blog from seeing your post on the Oprah/Depak 21-day meditation journey which began today, To say that I have been inspired and deeply moved is an understatement. I want a love like the two of you shared. Three – four years of such a perfect love is a gift to be treasured for sure. The playfulness you shared with each other and the genuine joy and love on your faces as you looked at each other inspire me to find my true great love.
    And Lucy, thank you so much for the references to enlightening books and other resources. I have believed in reincarnation for years – it’s just made sense to me. Finally, the connection you have to the spirit world and your ability to “see” energies moves me to hone my skills to further tap into my intuitive senses.
    I have been dealing with Fibromyalgia for more than 30 years, and I struggle with the idea that if I truly INTEND to heal, then I will. Your conclusion that Laura’s healing came in the form of her realizing that she was always surrounded by love really touched me.
    You are both a very gifted writer and an amazing, loving. beautiful and woman. I wish you peace, comfort, and healing.
    Thank you for sharing your most personal yet beautiful journey with the world. I am blessed to have found it.


    1. Dear Maggie, welcome to the blog and thank you for your kind words of support. I haven’t posted about this, but I’ve suffered my whole life with MS (originally misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia) and healed physically and emotionally after I let go of trying to hide my truth and just be proud of being gay and being me. I am now symptom free. You sound like you are already on your journey to healing. Bravo. Let me know how you get on. Lucie


  10. Elaine L. Mair says:

    Dear Lucy, I too found your blog after my first meditation with Oprah/Depak. I couldn’t stop reading, couldn’t believe how much I resonated with all you have shared! Firstly…..Journey of Souls was a huge encouragement to me and was given to me on a trip to Australia about a year after my youngest son moved on to the ‘other side’ . He was 21. I’d also been reading The Tibetan book of living and dying when approached by a monk in my little shop of Indonesian imports. He was a tremendous help in my coming to terns with ‘loss’. It has been almost 10 years since his passing, I honestly don’t think I’d have gotten through this time without these profound insights. I had been a radical ‘believer’, joining the ‘Jesus Revolution’ in the early 70s and moving to Asia, mostly Indonesia for the next 25 years where I raised a family of 6 children. Although I still believe in the Source, the Universe…I am on a personal journey now, an exciting one, not clearly defined. I just wanted to thank you for sharing this very personal and moving part of your life. Having had the opportunity of meeting one of your soul mates, here on earth, is a wonderful privilege, often the lesson of detachment is a part of it, but love is like that. I wish you well on your journey. Elaine, Cornwall, UK.


    1. Thank you Shannon. But what is an OLBA? I looked it up online and it said Ontario Lawn Bowling Association – surely not?


  11. Rosemary says:

    Dear Lucie, I am so very sorry to hear about Laura. Laura and I were friends/room mates many years ago and we drifted apart. Something told me to look her up and see where she is and I am heartbroken and sadden to know she passed, but am grateful she had you to guide her into transition. She was a great spirit and hope you gain strength from her.



  12. Dear Lucie,
    I knew Laura from the late 70’s early 80’s. I remember visiting her at her apartment on Gay Street. I came across one of her cards that she gave me from her Show at the Soho Photo Gallery. I am also a photographer. I lost contact with her. I am so sorry for your loss. Laura was a wonderful person. Glenda Hydler


  13. Mary Conway-Spiegel says:

    In 1990 Laura set me up with Bob on a blind date; I was actively looking for a man/soulmate, Laura told me Bob was “teddy bear cute” and really funny. We went on our first date, fell in love and have been together ever since; married 21 years together 25, we have three children.

    Randomly, an hour ago, I googled Laura’s name.

    You already know this, but Laura = love. That love included you, all her friends past and present, animals, black & white photography, exercise — AND — fixing up Bob and Mary who, to this day (imperfectly) love one another and have built a loving home. The ripples will continue…ripples that began because of Laura.


  14. Lucie, I went back to the beginning of your blog where you just had found out that Laura had cancer. Here I am in a similar situation with my beloved husband Garnet. We just found out a couple of weeks ago that he has a radical prostate cancer. Needs surgery soon. I have not been able to say it or write it down until now. Don’t even want to see the word written out. Rather refer to it as the evil c. You are so strong Lucie. I don’t think, I know, i won’t be able to handle it so gracefully and courageously as you have until today. -Angelika


    1. Lucie Young says:

      My dear, just be yourself and allow your emotions to flow freely. No one is strong all the time. When laura was first diagnosed I would walk around our favorite streets with tears flooding down my face. The best you can do is listen to him (support him in his choices – it is his journey) and be there to accompany him as much as you can without losing your own balance. I think this is key – your strength will come from keeping yourself in balance first and foremost. I shall pray for you both and hold you both in my hearts. Lucie Xxx.
      Ps you are in touch with Susanne – right? If you like, ask her for my tel and we can chat on the phone.


      1. Thank you, dear Lucie, for the generous offer to talk. But right now, I can’t talk about it. It all seems so surreal. Do you refer to Susanne Chakan? Yes, she is in my FB contact. But you can also send it to me via message through FB. For just in case. Perhaps one day. -Angelika xoxo


  15. john coburn says:

    Dear Lucy – after so many years we finally spoke the other day. It was heart breaking to hear the news about your sweet love Laura. To see a bit of your blog and what you’ve shared is both courageous and inspiring – to take the unthinkable and find a creative way to some how deal with the pain is such a worthy lesson. Reading Angelika’s words above is again heart breaking please continue sharing your words, giving the world a place to reflect and hopefully if only a bit each day, week, month or year heal a tiny bit. Love Johnny C


    1. Lucie Young says:

      That means a lot to me to hear you say that John. Thank you! xx


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