Before we make our way through this third part of the What Happens When We Die series (part 1, part 2), it feels important to acknowledge that the topic of dying can be a challenging one, if not a disturbing one.
The boundaries between life and death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where one ends and where the other begins? ~Edgar Allen Poe
There's little - if anything - in the way of iron-clad assurances to be had about what we will experience when that time comes.And there certainly aren't any peer-reviewed studies that assert, beyond any shadow of doubt (and with copious footnotes and references), what happens when our souls release these bodies that enable our human lives.What I can comfortably attest to, through this remarkable work I'm called to do, is that dying is only the beginning.
Dying is Only the Beginning
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In three words, I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. ~Robert Frost
I've been thinking about - and watching a lot of - Wayne Dyer over the past six weeks or so since he passed. His face appears, unbidden, through my third-eye View-Master. (Remember those?!) He's always smiling, and it feels like he's about to bust out laughing with sheer joy.I can imagine that joy-bordering-on-laughter feeling is what he felt when he realized, in his still-new-to-him spirit form, that he could do this:Can you see the face on the ocean? Specifically: Can you see Wayne's face on the ocean?Allow yourself to imagine how it might be - how it might feel - to do something of that nature; to be completely unrestricted, and completely motivated by peace and joy and love.That's the message the spirit realm wishes to convey: You are so unrestricted in your peace-, joy-, and love-filled motivation, you can do something as crazy-cool as put your face on the ocean, and let your loved ones know you're still here.
Where We Go When We Die
What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us. ~Helen Keller
When we die, we don't really go anywhere. We don't ascend to some celestial chapel beyond the reaches of Earth's orbit, or to some fiery furnace of a hole. We continue on in an unfettered spirit form:
♥ everything and nothing, at the same time;
♥ tangible and intangible, simultaneously;
♥ here, there, and everywhere, all at once.
It's miraculous, isn't it? I feel it is. And yet I hear, "ordinary miracle." The reason it isn't extraordinary, is because everyone embodies that miracle when they cross to the light.
What that Means for Mediumship
Mediumship, which is the practice of receiving and conveying messages from loved ones who have crossed over, is a wonder; a miracle, too, in its way, albeit also an ordinary one.When we die, and return to spirit form (to light form), we no longer have any of our human characteristics, and yet...When in-spirit loved ones come through, they come through in a recognizable way. They come through with phrases and stories, and even a tone of voice, that are a mirror reflection of their human experience.They do this solely for the purpose of comfort and recognition. Even if they reincarnate for another human lifetime, their soul is able to present itself in the form you knew it through mediumship.That's how it is that Jesus, Mary, the Magdalene (as Mary Magdalene calls herself), the Buddha, and others can still come through as reflections of those incarnations, even though they may have reincarnated dozens or hundreds of times since then.They present themselves in the form we need, when we need it. How's that for a superpower? :-)What do you feel about this? What does it bring up for you? Feel free to leave a comment, or email ellen at intuitive ellen dot com, if you'd rather.