The loss of a loved one can be one of the greatest devastating occurrences in life. Whether you lose a loved one or a friend, there is a period of profound sadness and grief.
For some, wondering where their loved one has gone after death is a common thought. Those that have religious convictions may wholly believe their loved ones have moved on to an afterlife. Others without strong religious or spiritual convictions, or come from a atheistic point of view, may very well doubt any kind of an afterlife actually exists.
Most ancient civilizations believed in an afterlife. They even built entire societies around this belief and performed elaborate rituals to ensure their relative was entirely taken care of in this new existence. In modern times of rational and scientific thinking, some believe that believing in an afterlife is the product of wishful thinking to alleviate the fear of death.
The Wheel of Beginning and Never Ending
Life has been evolving into a higher state of being for since time immemorial. Everything around us, including galaxies and the Universe itself, is in the process of evolving into a higher state of existence.
Before there can be a beginning, there has to be a predetermined end. Beginnings and endings are forged together because opposites need each other to exist. Light relies on darkness because without darkness light could not exist. Everything ends, but it is also true that each end must lead to a new beginning. Indeed science has confirmed this actuality by confirming that everything comes to an end but then transforms into something else in an eternal cycle.
Everything in the Universe, including us, is made up of energy. Einstein stated, “Energy cannot be created or destroyed. it can only be changed from one form to another.”
What Happens to a Soul Just After Death?
When a person’s body has experienced what we call death, there is that essential part of them, the soul, which immediately moves on to another plane of existence. They are usually greeted by loved ones who have already passed and caring Spirit Guides and angels. There is a period of orientation where they “review” their lifetime on earth and the lessons hopefully learned. Once acclimated to their new state of being, they are able to communicate with those left behind. They will be there to greet their loved ones when they pass over.
In cases where the loss of a loved one was a spouse, there are usually emotions of intense devastation and disbelief. The idea that this person may be gone forever can be paralyzing. The loss of a spouse, parent, child, or anyone close, in any circumstance, can bring on years of unrelenting grief and pain. While grief is a normal and usually healthy response to loss, it can become unhealthy and counterproductive if it persists too long. The truth is, holding on to these emotions for years does nothing to change what has happened and only serves to hold back those still living. Our loved ones do not wish us to live in this state of sad limbo forever. They are the first ones to encourage those still living to let go and know that their loved one is okay and living a beautiful existence not so far removed from our own. And, that they will see them again!
My sister who is not what one would call, religious or spiritually minded, could not come to terms with our mother’s passing. She didn’t believe the notion that we all transcend the death experience and move on to another plane of existence. Then she had a dream. In this realistic dream, our mother telephoned her, and they had a conversation. My sister asked her if she was okay and our mother replied she was still getting to know others who were there. There wasn’t much more to it. Needless to say, my sister was deeply shaken by the experience. I could have told her that a dream is one of the most common ways a loved one will try to communicate. In a mindset where one does not believe in life after death or anything of a spiritual nature, the deceased have one heck of a time trying to get a message across. Before this happening, I doubt she would have believed me if I had tried to explain this phenomenon to her. Now, she’s a believer.
Mediumship and Spirit communication provides a tool to help one come to terms with loss in a positive way. Understanding that our loved one actually lives on, albeit in another state of being, helps to alleviate grief and can also contribute to soothing guilt or other feelings of unfinished business. Talking with them once more can bring about needed healing from grief. As a teacher of Spirit Communication, I have spent years witnessing these truths.