Bereavement is a painful, traumatic human experience. A sudden and unexpected death will shock you to the very core of your being. The death of a loved one after serious long term illness, in the knowledge that death was inevitable and expected can leave a conflict of mixed emotions. When there is the profound sense of loss and the relief that the pain and suffering for that person has now ended. No matter your religion, your philosophy or belief it doesn’t seem to alleviate the grief. The separation, the absence of the physical presence of someone close, someone you loved and someone who you shared your life with and you relied on always being there. Death and bereavement can be a life changing experience but a human condition that we all have to face, and it is said, that time is a great healer, but, it has to be in your time and not, the dictate of others, ‘Oh, surely you’d be over it by now?.’ It does takes time to accept and come to terms with death. The pain will gradually ease if we keep the memory of the person alive with family and friends. Bereavement counselling or consulting a recognised spiritual medium or a visit to the local spiritualist church in the early stages can be beneficial and part of the healing process. I lost two lovely son’s who both suffered from Duchene Muscular Dystrophy, a wasting disease of the voluntary muscles. They both died at the age of sixteen and it was heartbreaking, but their suffering was over. I feel privileged that they were entrusted into my care.
If you believe in reincarnation, wouldn’t there also be sadness for the spiritual family of the soul who chooses to leave their spiritual home to return to the earth plain?