Birth is the event through which a soul comes onto the planet for his or her next adventure and experience. Death is the leaving of that body to go back home to the other side, or spirit world, or heaven. Two sides of the same coin indeed.
I spent a month there at my grandfather’s bedside, along with my mom and my aunt. Other friends and family members came during this time to spend special time with him. He was conscious for the first few weeks, and we talked about old stories, sang old songs, and laughed. He said he wanted me to get married and have a family of my own. He had advice and wishes for each one of us. I did marry and have a baby - I know he got to hold her and talk to her before she came Earthside to be with me, and I experienced the joy and happiness that he wished for me! This was one of the most special and magical few weeks I’ve ever spent.
Death is simply a shedding of the physical body. The person who passed is still very much with us, but on a different vibrational level. Kind of like a dog whistle - it’s pitch (or vibration) is so high that our human ears cannot perceive it. It doesn’t mean that it’s not there though! Spirit energy is the same - so high that we cannot see or hear it (usually!). It does not mean that the person is not there. Most often, we can feel them. They will also send us messages in a variety of ways, such as an animal or insect (butterflies are common) that come to us in an unusual way, finding coins in odd places, electronics going on and off with no explanation, the phone rings and no one is there. Electronics is one of the easiest things for them to manipulate. Dreams are also a common way for our loved ones to communicate with you. Once the conscious mind is out of the way (yours, when you are asleep), it’s much easier for them to get through to you and interact with you. Visitations “dreams” are very common and can provide lasting peace for you.
If you pay attention, you’ll see the signs. Most people will discount the signs, thinking it’s just a coincidence or their imagination - it’s not. If you wonder if something is a deceased loved one that is trying to communicate with you, pay attention because it’s true and it’s real. You can communicate back simply by talking to them in your head. Imagine a conversation with your loved one - you may be very surprised! And I can tell you, it’s not your imagination!
One thing though - as a further word about how to tell if it is your imagination or the communication of your loved one….. If the communication is mean, belittling, harsh or negative in any way, it’s your own ego mind saying those things to you. That is not your loved one. Spirit communication is always loving and supportive. The Other Side, the spirit world, is one of love only.
Book suggestion: Journey of Souls and Destiny of Souls, both by Dr. Michael Newton. Read Journey first. Both are fascinating reads!