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You are Eternal

You are eternal beings. You walk into this room, you all come willingly, and yet you have not committed your life to being in this room. In a few hours you’re going to get up and you’re going to walk out of here. And everybody’s going to say, that’s just fine. And yet, when somebody makes their transition which is no different than that, they just withdraw their attention from one room and give their attention to another room — you all act like it’s the end of the room. You act like it’s the end of the world. 

Last Thursday, my good friend Todd Wees  transitioned from the physical after his body failed to repel pancreatic cancer.  His wife, Joy, will miss him terribly for a long time and yet in her grief, she keeps noticing things that remind her that he is actively still present. Previously when she could not find something, she would ask Todd to help her look for it and the object would soon be found. In Todd’s absence, she asked her brother to help her and he was able to immediately locate things even if they were in strange places.  She felt that Todd was helping her brother find things. I think she was right.

What I also know to be true is that in time as her grief lessens she will be able to once again call on Todd and get his help.  As a friend, my job is to affirm his presence and encourage her to interact with him.

People who transition from physical to non-physical can go into the light and be with God and still interact with us.  The only difference is that when someone is physically in the room with you and you ignore them, they can touch you to get your attention.  Non-physical beings for the most part can’t do that any more. Usually, you can choose to ignore them or to interact with them.

If you have a friend or loved one who has passed away, you can write them a letter and know that they will see what is in your heart.  You can forgive them, or explain something to them so they will know your true intentions.  If you allow it, you may receive a message beck from them as well in the form of a comment from a friend or relative, by seeing an answer on a sign or billboard you didn’t notice before or even in hearing a song you both loved on the radio when you turn it on.

My friend Todd loved jokes and humor and he often encourages me to turn on the TV to a particular station or inspires me to look at a news headline or greeting card that is amusing. These suggestions are appreciated as I am always up for a laugh.

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