Hi there Tuesday peoples. :) This article caught my attention. It's off the path of how I began the week with the Tarot but I find it, Death, fascinating. As life reminds me often, this is our mutual gateway, the place where we all will pass. It isn't an attempt at morbidity but a opened armed embrace so that life can be seen clearly.
More than this, and with this article in particular, are the questions about where we go and who we will encounter when we do pass along to another form, life, or place.
Personally, and in these my middle years, my view has dramatically opened to see and feel the connections that we have with Otherness, the spirit world.
Consider it food for high thought.
Do the dead greet the dying?
If you find the concept of a dead loved one greeting you on your deathbed impossible or ridiculous, consider what I finally realized as a parent: You protect your children from household dangers. You hold their hands when they cross the street on their first day of school. You take care of them when they have the flu, and you see them through as many milestones as you can.
Now fast-forward 70 years after you, yourself, have passed away. What if there really is an afterlife and you receive a message that your son or daughter will be dying soon? If you were allowed to go to your child, wouldn't you?
While death may look like a loss to the living, the last hours of a dying person may very well be filled with fullness rather than emptiness. Sometimes all we can do is embrace the unknown and unexplainable and make our loved ones feel good about their experiences.