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?


Grammy said...

Hi Wendy, I see we have both been on the same wave length today. I think I have written 5+ pages today. I was writing about acceptance is the key to letting go. I believe the spirit can stay around for a while. I can feel it some times. Like with my dad it was negative energy. And I was afraid. His spirit stayed in my brothers home for a long time. It may even still be there. My brother did not get well till the house was sold and he moved. But I felt my friend mom moved on when it got close to time that the house was sold. But there was a loving spirit in that home. I myself believe in angels and spirits. I do not know if we have a choice. I just feel we do. We become energy and I believe in orbs. I may write a post tomorrow and share some of what I wrote today. But I feel he is still near you for you to get so many clues.
Talk again soon.

mxtodis123 said...

Wendy, that was such a beautiful post. Such a great love you two had! I do believe there is an Otherworld, and I believe that we all once again meet up with our loved ones.

amelia said...

I'm not sure I believe in an afterlife but I'm not sure I don't either. I guess I'll just have to wait and see..
I really enjoyed reading this post as I always do enjoy your writings.

Tommy S said...

what a lovely blog!

A bird in the hand said...

I believe there is an afterlife. The spirit/soul leaves the body and it must go somewhere. Besides, I've had too many experiences that confirm it.

Colette (in Toronto)

stardust said...

Hi, Wendy, I opened the door to this world of yours from another blog I visited last time.

This is a lovley tale. Whether there is afterlife or not, we will know after our death. I believe whenever you think of David, he is transferred from heaven through your consciousness and is near you before you notice him. Don’t you feel him in the air?

In Buddhism, there is no afterlife. Completely forgetting the current self, we transmigrate from one self to another self repeating birth and death. In that sense, maybe you, Wendy, and me might have come across sometime, somewhere.

Thank you for your revisit to my old post. You came to me through Sarah through Shelly.... looks like we live in the neighborhood. I’ll become your new follower to keep track of you as often as possible.

Yoko alias stardust

Beth Niquette said...

What profound thoughts. I have often sensed my brother and others nearby. The Bible says there is a cloud of witnesses around us. I believe this to be true.


On Fragile Wings said...

First of all I am a widow too.
6 years this past July.
I remember constant signs of Jim being there
in the beginning...

I felt his energy with me for a very long time.

I sense it was more him knowing I needed him
to remain close to me.

As time passed and I grew stronger I learned to let him go. It took quite a while and I have written
many poems about it.

He will be with you for as long as you need him to be.and you will be reunited some day. You only
need believe that to be true.

hugs and blessings

Unknown said...

I am sorry for your loss. I can firmly tell you there is life after our physical body dies. I've been there. During open heart surgery my heart was stopped for two hours and I went into the light. Since then I've seen and heard spirits everywhere I go. I'm not afraid of dying anymore, I can tell you that.

Just know that he IS with you and he does hear you. He's out of pain and in a glorious place.

Look for butterflies.