Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way, I will sacrifice
Now I’m living in your afterglow —INXS “Afterglow”
Whenever I lost some amazing person at the hospital I would listen to this song, and savor his/her memory. I often feel a glow upon my life after a special person has died. Sometimes when people I cared for died, and I wasn’t there, they have come to my thoughts (even those who have suffered greatly) and tell me, they are okay, with a smile on their face. (This has actually happened to me a number of times.)
In my work as a spiritual counselor, people will often tell me stories about encounters they had had with a deceased loved one. Frequently, they will say, “I don’t know if you’ll believe me but…” And of course, I tell them I believe them. The power of the spiritual world and individual connection to it is very personal. I deeply believe that connection with the deceased does happen. It is real.
How about you? Do you ever feel the presence of someone you love, or dream about him or her? What has this experience been like for you?
I was moved to share this story with you because of Memorial Day*, but also because many of the people I follow and share in conversation with here, have expressed the loss/death of someone they have loved.
I invite you to open your heart and hold all those who are grieving right now in your heart, and send to everyone of them, and even to yourself if you need it, a prayer of love and compassion.
I open my hands to catch your tears, and hold the sacredness of who you are and who you have loved within my arms. I ask the benevolence of the earth and all of creation to touch you with a gentle presence of grace in ways that you can understand and feel.
Whenever you need to be near the ones you love who have died, open yourself and ask them to be near you, and when you are ready to receive them I imagine they will find a way to be near you or to let you know what you need to hear.
Blessings, Erin, Bella Bleue
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If you are interested in understanding connection or want to connect more, a wonderful blog to visit: Necole Stephens
Photo is from a wonderful Facebook Page called Heart Centered Rebalancing
*This Monday we celebrate Memorial Day. It is traditionally a day of remembering men and women in the Armed Forces who have given their lives for service. It is also a time when people visit the cemetery…and remember and celebrate life of those they love.