Transition from the physical plane to spirit.
The actual act of dying and our experience of
it, depend upon how we approach it on both the physical and spiritual
level. Very often when an entity is in the process of dying, or
actually has died they see their own physical body as
they left it on the physical and are strongly aware of those who
loved them grieving, whilst they themselves may be experiencing
a euphoric state of freedom and light, as they leave their heavy
bodies and pain behind.
The transition of the soul from the physical to
the spirit dimension depends entirely upon the evolvement of the
individual. Basically, those on the lower levels will need time
to adjust whilst old souls returning from working on
a spiritual level with mankind, will travel quickly to their rightful
place with no need for adjustment. After all, they see this journey
as a return to their proper home. However, where such a soul has
suffered a prolonged illness they too will need to rest their essence/vibration.
Perhaps the most difficult death to accept for
both the living and the dying is that of a young person, particularly
where the young person has died a violent or unexpected death such
as in an accident. Those grieving for their young loved ones find
it almost impossible to come to terms with their loss and can go
through an agony of emotions, guilt, anger, bitterness, blame of
others, or themselves, and will almost certainly take much longer
to recover than the one who has died.
Sadly, in the case of a young person who has died
suddenly and/or violently, they can often be disorientated for some
time, not knowing what has happened to them, or even that they are
dead. However, there are always those close to them on a spiritual
level to help and to guide them to their natural plane of existence
in the hereafter. Often they are met by relatives and their own
spiritual guides. Anger at their lost or foreshortened
lives are dealt with by those trained to help such cases. They can
re-visit their earth families when it is felt that the time is right.
In this way they can also help them. Often those left grieving on
the physical are aware of their loved ones. Many such incidents
have been recorded.* (See Jon)
Souls often leave their physical bodies behind
minutes prior to actual death. The soul leaves via the crown chakra.
They can leave up to a day prior to death particularly when in great
pain. However, in normal cases of death, the soul stays close to
the dying body for some time. (i.e. in case of recovery following
an operation etc.) Where people have endured long illnesses, which
will have depleted their energy level, its unlikely that they
will have recovered their essence sufficiently to attend
their own funeral. Their spirit/vibration needs to recover lost
energy and they will be taken to a place of rest for a short time.
In a normal death there is a choice-if
the soul wishes to attend its own funeral it can-if permission has
been granted by a higher authority. This however, is unlikely to
be granted to those who are on the lower levels of evolvement. Most
souls will want to move away as soon as possible from the heavy
vibration of Earth. As they have almost certainly been met by the
souls of their loved ones already in spirit and will have the comfort
of their own guide at hand, they will not want to linger long, but
wish to hasten to the plane of their own spiritual evolvement, to
be with those nearest to them on a spiritual level. This of course
means that they may find their loved ones separated from them yet
*(See Between lives in spirit)
The act of dying has often been likened to travelling
in a long tunnel with light at the end towards which the soul is
reaching out. It is at this time that they may be spoken to or be
aware of the spirit/souls of those waiting to greet them. Many experiencing
OOB or death experiences are likely to hear/sense musical vibrations.
The further along the tunnel the soul travels towards the light
of the other side, the more musical the sound. This has been well
documented by many who have experienced being out-of-body and returned
to tell what happened. In the latter case they may well have been
told to return to earth, as it is not their time to pass over. This
was the case I experienced-I was told I still had work to do on
the physical and here I am 20 years later still doing it! (See OOB
The experience of passing from the Earths astral plane is
usually one of great peace and joy.
Souls have little interest in what happens to
their earthly bodies once dead. After all, it was only
a vehicle for their spirit/soul, which is now in its proper home.
Indeed where there had been pain they will feel a great relief and
freedom now free of the physical body. Although some may wish to
linger near their families who grieve, they often stay within the
family group until after the funeral. Some are tied
to their families for too long, by the negative feelings of anger
the bereaved cling to.
The meeting up with ones loved ones and spiritual
guides, once the transition has been made, is one of instant recognition.
Whilst some manifest in an almost physical form, the more evolved
find this unnecessary as they recognise the vibration of loved ones.
Communication is by telepathy. The more advanced the soul, the more
prepared for its physical death, the quicker and easier the transition.
These evolved souls are very keen to return to their true home.
Unfortunately there are those who have dark souls
and are troubled spirits. These will not experience the joys of
the above and are unlikely to be met for some time. Eventually they
will be helped by an advanced soul. Often these troubled souls hang
around Earths heavy vibration and can cause mayhem to gullible
people on the physical. Sometimes they just wish to stay where they
feel they belong and where they probably met with their death-hence
the haunted house syndrome where spirits are earth-bound. They are
caught in a strange 'time warp', which exists between the lower
astral planes of Earth and finer spirit world.
Whilst some of these poor souls mean no harm,
many can and do wreak havoc. Beware of calling these lost souls
up by the usage of ouija boards and table rocking etc. These misguided
souls have usually sent their guides away. They have refused to
be helped. Until they wish to see the light and be helped
to make the transition then they will remain to haunt or disturb
those on the physical. Sometimes exorcism
by a person on the physical who knows what he/she is doing can help.
Often they are able to persuade the unhappy soul to leave the person
or place they are haunting. This can be a risky business and really
does need someone experienced, or the exorcist can himself or herself
be affected badly. It should be noted that negative forces emanate
from ourselves-these lost souls will
not seek us out unless we have laid ourselves open or actively sought
Remember the Universal Law: - LIKE
This is still a taboo subject for
many on the physical. One they refuse to address because the thought
of their own mortality causes them fear. This was brought home to
me forcibly when giving healing to a patient who said I fear
dying, because I fear God. Her husband was a lay-preacher
of the church, yet clearly she found no comfort in her regular attendance.
I asked Do you mean you fear God as in being afraid or in
awe? She replied that she was afraid in terms of actual fear,
rather than awe.
Somewhat surprised at this reply I answered her
that she had nothing to fear from God/ Creator, the only
thing she needed to fear was her own nature. I had explained
earlier to her about Guides and that all is known, our thoughts,
our words and deeds. This is necessary for karmic reasons and our
Akashic records. So clearly
this patients response showed her fear of her own nature.
She admitted she often spoke and acted in an uncharitable manner
just as many of us do. She was afraid of confronting this.
Far from being judged when we pass over, we
have to judge ourselves, face our own souls. However, in
living our lives we can create or negate past karma. It is our future
karma of which we should be aware because this is decided not by
us, but by other highly evolved souls.
* This is a true story related to me by friends
who had lost their 5yr old grandson Jon, when he suddenly had a
Jon had literally died whilst in his pushchair
on a shopping trip with his mother. For a long time this family
was inconsolable and could not talk to each other about the tragic
loss of the child. Some months after the death, I was asked if Id
have a talk with the childs mother Carol, who Id never
met. The first occasion was a very lengthy phone call in which she
told me that Jon had apparently been seen by his sister
and cousins many times, usually when they were playing games outside.
At first his appearance and clear longing to play with them frightened
them all, but gradually they accepted his presence. His sister,
who was some years older, eventually told her mother. It was at
this stage that she rang me. Carol admitted she often felt Jon around
her and that she felt him twiddling her hair when she was seated,
just as he had when on the physical. She had been unable to tell
her own parents, as she didnt think they would believe her.
After our talk I offered to go the grandparents home and talk
with them all as a family.
I did know her parents, George and Sybil, although
we had never talked about the esoteric, they knew I worked as a
healer. With the ice broken prior to my visit, Carol told her parents
what shed told me. Her father George, was a very staid and
stern man, the last person one would have expected to be remotely
psychic or interested in the paranormal, so I could understand her
reluctance to share her story with him. However, George soon admitted
hed had several psychic experiences since being a young man,
but had never mentioned this to his amazed wife and daughter until
that moment, for fear of them thinking he needed psychiatric help!
Since his little grandsons death hed
experienced an amazing visit from Jon, but had never mentioned it
as he thought it a) might frighten his wife and b) might upset his
daughter. This was his story:-
After midnight he heard the handle on the bedroom
door being tried. At first he thought it was his eldest son who
had been out for the evening who perhaps had a problem with his
car. However, the door opened gently, squeaking a little as it always
did, and his little grandson, bathed in pale light stood in the
open door smiling at him and beckoning George to follow. Whilst
his wife was totally unaware, so deep in sleep was she, he decided
to get up and follow the little boy who held out his hand and called
He followed the little figure downstairs and into
the kitchen where the little one passed through the back door laughing,
knowing his grandfather couldnt do that and had to open it,
but still he beckoned him to follow. George quickly unlocked the
door and saw his grandchild near the middle of the garden path.
It was a very cold winters night, clear and starlit.
As he began walking towards Jon, the little boy
suddenly spread his arms wide and put his hand up to stop George
following him. He just said Bye Bye Bampy and suddenly
disappeared into the white light, which had surrounded him. George
felt saddened not to be able to follow his grandson and amazed at
what had happened. However, he felt that Jon had come specifically
to let him know that he was happy, very much alive in the spirit
world, whilst still close to his family on the physical.
Until that evening none of these happenings had
ever been disclosed to each other. Unfortunately, the grandmother
was bewildered and a little hurt that she had never felt the childs
presence as she had been particularly close to him. I explained
this was only to do with what she was able to tune into on a psychic
level-it had nothing to do with the childs love for her. I
said that like her, I was not particularly psychic on a clairvoyant
level-I didnt usually see things, but I sensed
them in other ways. She shouldnt feel she was in anyway inadequate.
It was sad to think that George felt unable to
discuss this at the time hed had this wonderful meeting with
his grandson, but better late than never and the combined experiences
of Carol, the mother, the sister and cousins, as well as George,
not only helped the whole family come to terms with their loss,
but allowed the soul of Jon to be released to that level in spirit
where he was destined to be.
I was shown a photo of the little boy who looked
like a little angel with his mop of blond curls and laughing blue
eyes. I could see he was a very evolved soul and said so. The whole
evening we were all aware of many entities in the room and a happy,
calm atmosphere pervaded. Needless to say the little boy rarely
returned after that night. It had also meant that the whole family
were able to move forward from the grieving period and talk-at last.
Whilst the lead up to the actual death of the
physical body can be painful for some individuals who suffer from
a grave illness, or through an accident; the actual transition,
it should be remembered, is one of joy and overwhelming relief from
absence of physical pain/trauma.
Thanatology, study or science of the experience
of death and dying, and of the process of bereavement. Although
people in all societies have speculated about death, the systematic
study of its experience is a recent development. In 20th-century
Western culture, until the last few decades, a taboo existed against
studying something as frightening and personal as death. Many people
still believe that studying the dying is insensitive, but thanatologists
consider their work as potentially helpful to all because, in seeking
to understand the process of dying, they may be able to help make
it a less alienating and frightening experience.
The work that most influenced public considerations
of dying and bereavement is On Death and Dying (1969) by the Swiss-born
American psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.