Tag Archive | death and dying

Supported We Hang In There!

 

 

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THIS AMAZING ROCK FORMATION IS CALLED “CHAPEL ROCK. THE TREE YOU SEE ON THE ROCK IS ONLY KEPT ALIVE BY THE ROOT BRIDGE ON THE LEFT.

When times get tough, as they sometimes do, we all need a lifeline, something or someone to help us get through. At present I know a very special lady who is struggling and am sending her lots of prayers and love. Her strength is coming from her family and the many wonderful friends she has made over the years but in the end in the toughest times even more is needed. I have been meeting a lot of people lately who have been doing it tough and it really starts you thinking.

When looking at times when we are alone and no other person can share a path we must walk alone you need a strong inner belief that life is taking you exactly where you are meant to be and that all is unfolding just as it meant to. Then you can settle, find peace and acceptance of the present situation knowing that this too will pass, it is impermanent and as everything does will change.

Often this takes a strong faith!

 “You need a deep well in times of drought!” was how the Dalai Lama put it during his teachings in Melbourne.

This faith doesn’t belong to any culture. He went on to say “If I had been born in Australia I would probably be praying to that nice lady in blue (Meaning Mary the mother of Jesus) His point was that we have different religions because of our birth place, heritage, cultural beliefs and this is not to create barriers between us but to make it easier for us and allow for our differences.

Some find their strength in Christ’s teachings, some in Buddha’s and some in other faiths, the important thing is to find that strength and how to tap into it BEFORE things get tough because then it is easier to hang in and find the inner strength and peace to make the journey easier. 

These tough times often bring amazing blessings! They come to us in many surprising ways but they almost always come to us through the love given out by others. It is a gift we can all give, it costs nothing but a little time to send loving thoughts and in todays tough world we need all the love and compassion that can be given.

If you know someone who is doing it tough and you want to help but don’t know how start by sending them loving thoughts.

If you are doing it tough just open your heart and accept all the love that is being poured out daily by many loving souls who know that everyone has a special unique place in this world and that love unites us all.

 

 

Do Pets Go To Heaven?

 

 

WILL I SEE MIKEY IN HEAVEN?

 

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MIKEY IS STILL HERE BUT I LOOK FORWARD TO BEING WITH HIM IN HEAVEN!

 

 

Will I see my pet’s spirit after they pass on?

This is a question that is often asked, especially when a much loved pet dies.

I am one of many who answer “YES, you will!.”

Many years ago, while trying to work out how it was that I could see spirit and if it was alright to do so, I attended a spiritualist church in Sydney where the medium giving the readings saw spirit so clearly and accurately that everyone was amazed!

She came to one person after another in the group giving her messages from the spirit world and time and time again she would describe a pet that had died years ago.

The lady behind me had a cat. Not just any cat but a cat with a coat that was rough to pat, it had ripples in it she said and it was a ginger colour. Sure enough the lady had that type of cat it was some special pedigreed breed I had never heard of but she had one.

There was a variety of dogs recognised by their owners and then she came to ME!

I lived in a unit at the time but I had a cat Mischa that had died shortly after my mum passed.

Great I thought!

No she didn’t see a cat… she saw a budgie! A blue budgie that I had forgotten all about.

How I forgot him I’ll never know for he caused us so much embarrassment in his day.

His cage at night was right next to the phone. Peter, that was his name, talked so much mum was always saying “Shut up Peter!” then one night when she was on the phone to a friend  he came out with “SHUT UP!” (sorry for swearing) He had dropped the” Peter” .well mum nearly died there and then as she tried to explain who was doing the swearing.

Peter never did use his name after that when he swore and we learned a valuable lesson about talking budgies!

She then saw “Mischa”,  a tabby cat with one distinctive feature, (he only had three legs as he had been attacked by a dog)

the medium said “This cat hated being called TRIPOD!”

Only one person ever called him that, a cousin’s husband and I never forgave him either!

I became a believer in pets going on after death to a spirit world that night.

I don’t know if it’s the same place we go but I think it could be and I truly hope it is. I have shared so much love with so many wonderful pets and am looking forward to being reunited with them.

I am even looking forward to seeing Peter again for I’m sure no one swears in heaven…DO THEY?

 

 

 

 

 

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PASSING ON.

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A friend of many, many years has just died and I believe is now with those she loved and missed dearly who had gone before her.
Death is just another step in our journey but it causes so much pain to those who remain that we seldom remember this.
When a young person passes over we grieve for the life they “should have had” but really have no way of knowing what that life would really have been like or what suffering it may have involved or if it would have in fact been a happy one.

Death places a curtain between those we love and us while we are still here but curtains can be made of various materials, some so sheer you can see straight through them.

I know this lady, who had a strong faith in life after death and her Lord, is happy now.
Happier than she has been for many years.
While she will be missed here I know she is just behind the curtain and I will see her again soon.

NAMASTE BRITA

A Blessing To Hold Tight Forever!

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Each day brings new beauty into our lives, sometimes in ways so subtle that we fail to catch it. I have just had the privilege of sharing with a beautiful lady who after many years of marriage was waiting for her husband to pass into the spirit world. She was sharing with me how lucky she was to have such a loving husband and told me that her son had said” I have never seen or experienced anywhere else the tremendous love you two have.” She said his comment embarrassed her a little, as his wife was there, so she pointed out to them that this was because they were too young. “Love grows,” she said ” With time and with greater knowledge of each other, working on respect and increasing wisdom you learn love is deeper than you ever dreamed. It grows to encompass friendship, contentment, true joy and the memories of shared experiences both good and not so good. After many years it is the friendship and knowing you are always there for each other that really matters.” Such wisdom! What a wonderful gift she had given. I do so hope he was able to grasp it tightly with both hands and never let it go. It was a great reminder for me that until ego fades and allows us to find joy in another’s joy we can never hope to experience love deeply. It is in giving we receive. Namaste.

  (I would appreciate if someone can let me know who produced this beautiful poster so I can acknowledge them)

Helping A Spirit Presence Move On To The Light.

Not all spirit presences are the result of tragic circumstances, some have such a strong attachment to a place or a person that they choose to stay around. This is unusual and is not in their best interest as they have much to learn on the other side before their journey can continue. The spirits that remain due to some tragic circumstance likewise sometimes need help. If you feel you have crossed paths with such a spirit and know fully about psychic protection then you can be of help to them If you are attempting to contact any spirit, I stress again make sure you are experienced  in protecting yourself, if not seek out someone who is such as a priest or if Buddhist a monk who can carry out special practices that have been passed down through the ages.  I would recommend staying away from difficult spirits, there are others, on the other side, who will help them when they are ready to accept help. If however the presence is friendly and of someone you know and had  GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH then you my be able to assist with their journey. In such a case simply saying “Go in peace, light and with blessings to the world of light, your earthly life is done now.  You have you have friends and relatives waiting for you. Go in peace and love to the light..” may be sufficient. Repeat this blessing each time you feel the presence

. If after a period of time you still can feel or see the spirit you may seek support and try a more direct approach. To do this get help. Make sure you have a small bottle of holy water(Blessed water) or mineral water to which three pinches of salt have been added and over which you have prayed for the protection of the deity you worship, your guardian angel and the power of the light to enfold and protect you. Also have a small container/packet of sea salt on hand. As a Christian I always wear a small cross and this gives me added protection in all my dealings with spirit. These and your other psychic practises may be important if you sense a change or any resistance on the part of the spirit to disconnect from you. BEFORE YOU BEGIN Light a candle and  say a prayer asking your God or the power of the light to enfold you in protection. Visualize a  brilliant white light and use it to draw a fully sealed circle of light around you. I also place myself within a bubble of white light. I ask for the blessings of the four archangels and position them at the four of the room. Only then do I attempt contact. It is good to remember not all spirit is as it initially presents itself so taking care even when you “think” you are safe is always a good idea and much less hassle than the consequences should you ever be proven wrong in your judgement. Always approach spirit in a friendly manner, it is actually important to do this as YOU HAVE  NO PWER OVER SPIRIT! Stop at least an arms length away from where you feel or see the presence so that you do not intrude in its space. Smile and greet the spirit in your head or softly but firmly out loud. The presence may turn and move away. NEVER FOLLOW. Usually they stay and you will feel the connection. They may then share with you something of their life or even their reason for being here. Usually though just being acknowledged is enough to bring them peace. Listen to their message and when the encounter fades say “GO IN PEACE AND BLESSINGS TO YOUR WORLD AS I GO BACK TO MINE.” You may experience a chill as they leave, like a cold draft from an opened door. Blow out the candle, thank your protectors and leave the room/space. As you leave splash a little water over your hair (from the special bottle of water you carry), then place some in the palm of your left hand and dip your finger in it, apply it to your brow (third eye ) saying “THE CONNECTION BETWEEN US IS CUT WITH BLESSING.”  Do not take anything from the room with you. The presence usually has no interest in following you but just to be extra careful turn as you leave and sprinkle a little of the water behind you from the small container you carry and drop some salt behind you, saying ” RETURN TO YOUR WORLD AS I RETURN TO MINE! THE CONNECTION IS BROKEN!” If you feel the presence is gone when you next enter the space light white sage and smudge the entire area. If you still feel the presence and it bothers you seek help from a monk or priest who is specially trained. Note that not all priests have this training but they can put you in touch with those who do. Their special training also enables them to know just what they are working with and what procedures they need to follow, If you are Buddhist you will no doubt know of the prayers and practises for helping the dead and dying and keeping these up for the 49 days after a persons passing is the greatest thing you can do to benefit them. A special ceremony purifying the karma of the deceased is also taught. In the Catholic church special masses can be said and it is good to remember that no prayer is ever wasted. It benefits both those being prayed for and those offering the prayer. Life after death is not something to fear it is simply the next stage of our journey. I have witnessed more than one person die with a real look of rapture on their face and great joy in their heart. Such a passing is a special gift to those left behind. Speaking of gifts, one the greatest gift we can give ourselves is to have a strong loving focus on where we want the journey of death to take us.  Being confident of where we are going and that we have prepared for our journey is the greatest gift of all. Blessings on your journey we all share the path, may you support others on theirs and be supported on yours.

Passing On – A Journey, Not A Dead End.

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Having seen spirit as a child I always knew that you didn’t stop “being” when you died. It wasn’t the end of you, you continued to exist but beyond the vibrational limits our earthly eyes were able to perceive. Unfortunately this knowlege was of little comfort to me  when I began to experience the death of those I loved. By the time I left High School I had “lost” my mother,my father, a much loved uncle and a few very close friends. In my head and also my heart I knew they had gone on to a better place. I had already seen many people die. Death wasn’t hidden away in those days, it was seen as part of everyday life. Birth, marriage, death and everything else in life took place in the community or rather the extended family of the neighbourhood in which you lived. Everything was shared, the good times and the bad and everyone was supported.  M,ost people died at home where they were then laid out by the neighbours, usually in the front room, and  everyone came to see them off. Although I had no fear of death  I still longed for their physical presence, to see them again and feel their embrace, so when I came across this poem simply called “Passing On”, it gave me great comfort. I would love to know who wrote it but no author was given. Please if anyone knows the author I would love to hear from you. There are many beautiful poems on death and dying that seek to give comfort to those left behind and quite a few have built on this idea of death being a journey. It is an idea I lovingly accept, although I do feel that for most of us it isn’t a journey to a destination where we stay “forever more”, instead it is a journey to a different energy plain where we continue to grow, learn and “rest up” before we come back to earth to demonstrate that we have matured spiritually.

There is so much fear and confusion around death and the process of dying, I witness it often as I visit the palliative care unit where I am a volunteer. It is so sad that at such a special time old half truths worry and plague so many. It is always a priviledge to share in this special time, I have learnt so much while listening as people share their life stories, experiences and wisdom and it is always especially  beautiful to witness the passing over of those who have faith that their journey is beginning not ending.

PASSING ON.

WHEN WE LOSE THE ONE WE LOVE

IT LEAVES AN EMPTY SPACE WITHIN OUR HEARTS AND LIFE SEEMS VAIN,

FOR NO ONE CAN TAKE THEIR PLACE

AND OH, WE LONG TO CATCH A GLIMPSE OF THAT DEAR FACE NOW GONE

AND HEAR AGAIN THAT LOVING VOICE, NOW RAISED IN HEAVENS SONG.

BUT IF WE COULD PULL BACK THE VEIL AND SEE BEYOND OUR SHORE

THEN WE WOULD SEE THEM YET AGAIN BUT JUST THROUGH YONDER DOOR

AND AS WE GRIEVE, THEY’D RAISE A HAND TO WIPE AWAY OUR TEARS,

FOR NOW THEY SEE AND UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS NO NEED FOR FEARS

FOR DEATH IS BUT PASSING ON THROUGH YET ANOTHER DOOR

WHERE THEY ARE WELCOMED HOME AGAIN,

TO DWELL FOREVERMORE.

If you think this may bring comfort to someone you know please pass it on, even if it doesn’t help it may open up a conversation that will allow them to share their feeling. Sharing with someone who we know cares is always a great help on any journey through grief. Praying that any of you who are on this journey, at this point in time, will find yourself surrounded by peace and love.

 God bless you.