What Death Means – Part 2
Death can also mean that the person’s body is gone, but their spirit remains near us and with us, and even interacting with us; we actually feel their presence and some people even experience events explained only by the belief and understanding that death is not for the living. Those of us still here cannot know what the dying or dead experience. We have not been there. But, many who have lost a loved one have had amazing encounters and experiences that can only be explained by the presence of those who have died.
As people near death, amazing things can happen. Stories abound of people who are just about gone, but they hang on until one particular person is present or one thing has been said or seen. Some people only die when they have been “given permission to let go” by someone they love. Or, they die once someone has left the room and was not there to have to witness the death. Again, we cannot know these things until we are there and experiencing them ourselves.
Death truly means what you need it to mean. Sure, there are universal truths – once dead, you no longer walk and talk, or eat and breathe the way you once did when living. Beyond this, death means what you need it to. For some of us, we believe that people continue with us in spirit – their presence is felt at pivotal times in our lives, they are near us when we need to feel them. Some people have even had odd things happen that they can only explain by knowing their loved one had a hand in it. There may be a special shell known only to you and your loved one and that shell is moved or placed directly in your path so you see it, so you know they are still with you. Yes, this actually happened!
If these things do not happen to you once you have lost a loved one, it does not mean they are no longer with you or that it is not possible for this to happen. It may mean that you are not yet aware of the experiences or that you are able to subscribe them to other explanations. Either way is not good or bad, right or wrong, but a different way to process the dying and death. Either way can be healthy and healing and perfectly acceptable. We all live differently, so we should expect that we all will die differently.