For so long now I have recognized the close proximity of our departed loved ones. Those gifts that were given to me, at the time my mother and best friend made her transition, were my clue to this information.
Over these past few days I have had the opportunity to witness others experiencing similar situations. And I feel so grateful on behalf of my sweet Harry and my other friends, Jim and Cheryl, who have all experienced the loss of their loved ones, that they are feeling the connection.
We are truly all ONE in this Universe no matter what side of the veil we may be. I am so grateful that more and more of us are recognizing this. The power in this connection is palpable and each of us has special stories that highlight their magnificence.
The more we share these experiences and come together the sooner we will know there is no death. Life has simply taken on a new form. We can communicate and we must pay attention. The signs are all there. The veil is lightening and soon will be gone. Thank you Mom. I’ve got this.
Having just attended the funeral of my former mother-in-law, who has held the place of mother, in my heart, for many years, the words to say, at a time like this, truly baffle me. The perfunctory, “I’m sorry for your loss.” Seem so trite and automatic and yet they are often quite real for those who use these words. What would I like to hear?
O.K. I’d like to hear words that come from a place of total authenticity for the person who is delivering them – nothing more and nothing less. And for many, who just don’t know what to say and just want to avoid, I say, “Don’t be afraid. A sincere look of love and understanding could work just fine. This is a time to honor the living and to celebrate the crossing over to a place of total freedom of our loved one. It is a time to say what is real and genuine. And for the receiver it is a time to be in a place of acceptance and gratitude.” I am glad I gave this some thought. I’ve got this.
I never really knew him. I simply shared the same space on a few occasions. And yet, his presence truly impacted me. I clearly got the essence of this man. I felt the fear in his heart and I also witnessed that beautiful, impish grin. And now that he has made his transition I get to hear his story and I get to understand why I had felt so compelled to share my understanding with him.
There will be no regrets. Those people, who really knew him, will now share their view of his story or history. Together we can celebrate this special child of God. Together we will celebrate his life and also celebrate his transition. Welcome home Richard. You will forever impact our lives. I’ve got this.