Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A New Chapter: Across the miles....

.....over the bridges, through the tunnels, around the lake, under the lake, behind the rock, into the clouds. Whirling, swirling, transitioning through the realms. Wondering what's on the Other Side. What happens in the Afterlife?

There is an Afterlife. I have no doubt. This is my belief, my experience. You may not agree with me. But that's what makes life interesting.

David has given me signs from the Other Side. From pens lying in the grass to the quiet stillness of a butterfly; a song on our anniversary, a heart in the clouds; a gentle shaking of our bed, an airy kiss on my cheek; a cardinal chirping out a special message just for me. I feel his love and encouragement every day. I draw cards every morning and most often pick the Love card from my Gentle Wisdom of the Faerie Realm deck (created by Sasha St.John).  There is another deck I use too, called The Teachings of Abraham Well-Being Cards by Esther and Jerry Hicks. This card came up a lot after David died:

"I am Life Everlasting; I am an Eternal Being." And on the flip side:
"You cannot die, you are everlasting life. In grace you may choose to relax and allow your gentle transition back into your Nonphysical state of Pure Positive Energy (your natural state is Foreverness.)" 

I love that card. It gives me hope and reinforces my belief that David's spirit is just on the Other Side, not too far. It's just over the rainbow.

But what's it like on the Other Side? What do they "do"?  I don't think Spirits "do" anything. They are not human, so they must "be".  What is the purpose of their "being" in this place of spirit, this heavenly realm. Do they have assignments? Is their purpose to protect us human beings down here on Earth? To teach? Or to send out reams of wonderful Love and Light to all.

Hmmm, and another thought. What does David need from me? My love? He's got that. Prayers? He's got that too. What more can I give? And how can I know the answers to my questions?

This morning I thought I'd start with cards. That seems to be our most effective avenue of communication.
So with this question in mind I drew a card from my Well-Being deck. "What are you doing (or being) up in the Spiritual Realm?"
The card I pulled had a picture of a bird flying in the blue sky; her nest was in the foreground. Inside the nest were 3 blue eggs. "I'm not here to fix anything; I'm here for fun." And on the flip side: "You are not here to fix anything because nothing is broken, but everything is continually changing and expanding.  Release your struggle and seek joy and fun, and in doing so, you will align with the fantastic expanding rhythm of this Universe."

Okay - he's having fun! That's a good start. Now I know he's released his struggle (with lung disease), but what I needed to hear was that he left his body with joy. Not pain or fear, and is now aligned with the rhythm of the Universe. That has a ring of truth to it. So is this the beginning of the story? Will I learn more in the coming weeks or years?

The next card I drew was from the Faerie deck.  On it was a picture of a maternal-looking faerie sitting in a chair made of tree branches, her feet on the roots. In her hand she holds a glowing egg (hmmm, more eggs. Eggs represent birth, a new beginning). The word underneath the picture is Nurturing. The meaning "It is an incredible gift to use your energy to support and nurture others. Take nothing from those you are serving and expect nothing in return. You will actually receive more grace and energy than you give."

Nurturing, what a kind and gentle vibration that is. Is he being Nurtured? Or is he doing the Nurturing? Or does it matter? Perhaps he is experiencing both.

I feel good about drawing these cards. I like the messages. So when it feels right, I will ask David about his experience in this new realm, and see if a pattern emerges.
"He's gone to a Better Place," people say. Is it?