As a Spiritual Medium I know that there is more to us than this human body that we inhabit for a very short period of time. I know this because I regularly communicate with those who have gone to the realms of spirit and I feel them, see them and hear them.
They are no longer in their physical bodies but they still live. They have their personalities with all of the traits they possessed on the earth, their sense of humour or lack of it!
They exist and they are still watching over their family and friends, still wishing to express love and to bring about healing.
When the physical body dies the spirit and soul is set free from the confines of the body. People have reported through all of the ages sensing, seeing or feeling the life force, the soul leaving the body. In nearly every religion there is talk of or belief in an afterlife, a life everlasting and an eternal continuation of our soul.
My belief is spiritually there is an appointed time of birth for us all and that time of birth is aligned with the planets and the stars giving us the personality traits we need to achieve our spiritual goals. The time of death can seem too soon when it comes.
Physical Life is what happens in between the moment of your birth and the moment of your death but your spiritual being is eternal, infinite, existing before birth and after death.
Knowing beyond doubt that all living things on the earth have a season, a cycle, and that season or cycle is not within our control puts things into a certain perspective. So without any doubt we will all die. We most probably won’t know when and mostly we cannot prevent any one we love from dying.
As a daughter, mother and a grandmother one of my biggest fears was losing my mother, one of my children or my grandchildren or even losing my partner. When I was faced with my mother’s terminal illness there was a part of me that believed I could save her, cure her and keep her here. I couldn’t and that was something I had to accept. I am not God.
One thing I discovered is that living with fear of death and trying to prevent it when it is inevitable or believing we could have prevented the unpreventable takes away the sweetness and joy of being present in life.
The only moment you have is now.
I really do understand the Buddhist sayings that pain is caused by wishing things were different. Acceptance is a way to heal, to let go of the burden we carry.
The saying “this too shall pass” reminds me of the transience of every experience and emotion.
What does not pass or die though is the love you carry in your heart.
Love continues on both sides of the veil and as a Medium it is part of what we are here to do, convey their love to you and sometimes be able to let them say in death what they could not always say in life.
Most of all those in spirit want us to live life to the fullest and to be all we can be here on earth, until we meet again.