Luke SkyWalker, Yoda & Obi Wan Kenobi
This week I want to discuss the positive energy when someone dies. The feeling in a room is peaceful. In this situation, the person who has passed is at peace with their death and accepts the situation. In other cases, the individual’s tradition has prepared them to exit in a specific way that allows for their conscious transition.
In the first kind of peaceful death, the person accepts the event and is willing to transition, and they are not feeling traumatized. This individual may have been transitioning over time by being in and out of their body for a number of weeks prior to their leaving. In some cases, people who are connected with this person may have received a ‘visiting’ dream weeks or sometimes several months prior to their friend or loved one's departure. The receiver wakes up with a dream that is before their friend or loved one’s passing. While some cultures are more comfortable with this phenomenon, others are not. Usually people do not discuss these types of dream experiences until after the person has passed.
Other people have a tradition that prepares them for death. In these traditions, there are practices that may be lifelong that are useful for easily disconnecting from the body. These traditions allow the person to release their emotional attachments and more consciously make the transition through death through a breathing process. Often there are prayers and rituals that are done by the people who are close that help with their emotional responses. These traditions often involve prayers for the loved one passing through death’s stages as well.
A friend of mine said someone died and left her flowers in water, in a little vase. These items were in the room when she died. My friend had the vase with the same amount of water in it for over 3 years after the person passed. This passing imbued the vase and water with positive energy that changed the water. In another story, a person was hiking with their spiritual guru in the mountains. The spiritual leader was ready to die, and a rainbow appeared. The
guru was able to release their physical body which includes the complete release of emotional attachments.
This discussion continues through the month of October in honor of Dio de los Muertes also known as the Day of Dead. It is a time to remember and honor those who have passed as well as to learn and grow from the death expereince.
For more information about death and another cultural perspective watch the excellent movie, The Unmistaken Child.