Our spirit guides and guardian angels, the souls of our ancestors, friends and family make a point of appearing for the special occasions in our lives…. and one of the most important times they will come to us is when we die….
The first time I saw who we see when we die was when a dear aunt was dieing. I was driving home from the hospital a week or so before she passed, praying and working the energy around her to do what I could to ease her passing, when I was shown a scene from the other side… many of my aunt’s loved ones, my grandparents, other relatives and friends in spirit were gathering in a kind of great hall awaiting her arrival. I didn’t recognize most of the people there, but I knew my aunt would – and that she would be leaving us very soon now for a grand reunion.
Since then I have witnessed this gathering of the loved ones on numerous occasions. Most recently, I saw my father’s family-in-spirit coming together a week before we got news of his sister’s apparently sudden death.
What happens when we die is a fascination for many people:
Who do we see when we die? Everyone says we see the loved ones. Who are the loved ones? The whole family? I guess I have a hard time understanding this whole concept. I would see my loved ones, which could be my parents. Will I see my grandparents if I did not know them? The list can go on forever, so how is it that we will see all the loved ones and the loved ones see their loved ones and what about the mother-in laws and father-in-laws? What about if I would like to be with my mother and my husband but not with my husband’s mother (mother-in-law)? How is that possible and did any of the living people cross over and come back and how do we know that what you are saying is true and is not just something that your mind has created?
From what I have seen in helping others cross over, we are not always met by our loved ones. Twice, the person who was crossing over was met by what I call “the angel of death” who took the person to a kind of soul retrieval emergency ward for some deep healing before they were able to move on and connect with loved ones. And our loved ones can also include , dear friends, soul mates, and yes, even animals, a dog, cat or horse or any animal with whom we have made a deep bond while on the physical plane.
We must remember that once we are in spirit, we don’t see with human eyes, but rather we sense the energy… so even though we may not recognize the physical appearance of a relative we never met while we were alive, we will “see” the energy in that person and know them as kin through the energetic connections.
From what I have seen, the loved ones who gather to meet the newly arrived spirit, come as a welcoming committee. They facilitate the crossing and then help the soul transition to life in spirit – and they show the soul how to clear karma from that life, get closure on outstanding issues, and help the spirit to cut the ties to the earth plane. So…. if you had a problem with your mother-in-law while you were both alive, chances are that you will meet up again on the other side to pick up where you left off… this time with your guides around to show you the family dynamics that were at work on both of you and give you both one more chance to settle. The good news is that these connections are transitional… it is unlikely that you and your mother-in-law or any of your friends and family in spirit will be hanging in your space for very long.
However, if we do not “will” to see a soul, our will can be strong enough to avoid contact, even on the other side… and so it is that many souls do not get past the astral plane when they die and will reappear here on earth as ghosts. These souls are trapped by a will that is too strongly tied to life on earth that they must be encouraged to complete the transition in order for them to get to the dimension where they can be welcomed by their loved ones. This is one of the reasons it is so important to pray for the departed.
This is all very hard to accept unless you’ve been there, felt it and seen it with your mind’s eye. The many people who have had near death experiences in which they crossed over and were sent back are convinced that someone will be waiting for them when it comes time to make the crossing for good.