One of the misunderstandings surrounding the nature of death is that we experience such a false sense of separation from those who have died, and I truly believe that it is this lack of understanding that contributes to such difficult experiences of grief. We may not be able to stop ourselves from missing those who have died, but we do not have to continue to experience the sense of separation any longer!
Most people are familiar with the concept of an afterlife, and many have even had their own personal experiences with it in one way or another. With that being so, there is still very little understanding or discussion about what the afterlife entails for us here, or what that actually means in relation to our loved ones who have gone over already. When we begin to explore what these concepts and the energies surrounding them entail, we begin to see that what we consider the "Other Side" is actually just THIS side with an expanded perspective!
What is the "Other Side" anyway? Well, from the energetic viewpoint, it is nothing more than a vibration that is slightly different than the one our everyday physical world operates on. It is all around us. It is a part of us and we are a part of it. We can never actually be separated from it. On a conciousness level, we are ALL ONE energy and we are ALWAYS connected to everyone and everything! The difference in consciousness from our physical world and in our physical bodies and the perspective from without them is that we as humans are often very limited in our thinking. We are aware of and believe only in what we can sense through our physical senses of touch, sight, hearing, smell, and tasting. Let me assure you that that is TRULY the least of all of the ways to perceive our surroundings and the nature of the space we are in! Don't be afriad to explore more than just your five known senses!
Energy (Spirit, or The Divine, or Conciousness, or whatever you wish to call it) exists outside of time and of space. For those who believe in reincarnation, it is even more fascinating to consider that those multiple and continuous lives are actually occuring both presently and concurrently - we are living or experiencing ALL of our lives (past, present, future, parallel, etc) from the same moment! Everything is NOW! Since energy is a ridiculously interesting thing and even with that being said, that does NOT mean that our lives are unchangeable or pre-destined in a way that removes our personal input into them. In fact, it's quite the opposite! Our intention shapes and changes the energy as we go and impacts everything else so it is very important that we become aware of just how much impact we really do have over our lives (both here and otherwise).
Another incredible realization about time only existing as a faculty of our limited universal perspective (progression in cycles is a "real" circumstance of our world, but the PERCEPTION of time is far different) is in regards to the afterlife, and in how we and our loved ones continue to remain connected and interacting after death. Since we know that time is not a factor in the realm of energy and spirit, we can then understand - and this is a BIGGIE - that when a loved one or us ourselves die and leave our physical forms, we are then able to access both our loved ones who have passed before us AS WELL AS those who are still living in physical form, and even those who have moved ahead into a future incarnation (all lives are concurrent, remember)!
We are still ALWAYS in full and constant connection with those in a different vibration from where we are, even if we are not aware of it! The ONLY thing that separates us from each other is the ILLUSION of separation that comes from our limited human perspective and linear perception of things taking place as past, present, and future! When we die and leave our bodies, we are reunited with those who have died previously AND with those who are still in bodies because they are actually BOTH the EXACT SAME THING! Dead equals alive and vice versa! No separation!
So the next time that you find yourself wondering if your loved ones are okay and if they are around you, ponder the idea that nothing has actually taken place to separate you - other than your belief that it is so! You are always together!
In peace, love, light, and blessings! Melinda! ^_^