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Loved One´s In Spirit Wait By The Bedside To Guide Us Into The Light

I´m not at all religious, but I have always felt strongly that those we have loved and lost never leave us entirely and come back to us from the spirit world when we need them. I also believe they wait by the bedside when we die to help us transition to the other side.

Last night I kept myself awake to watch a programme on TV in relation to this subject. On the show were doctors and health workers who also believe in this theory. They all spoke of seeing patients on the verge of death suddenly become conscious and opening their eyes, often uttering the name of a deceased person before taking their very last breath and dying with a smile on their lips. I find this a very comforting thing to hear. Not all deaths go this way of course, some like my late husband didn´t open his eyes or utter a single word as he died, but I still had an overwhelming feeling that he did not pass alone , and there were people waiting to take his hand, when he could no longer feel mine .

I lost my husband 11 years ago and felt sure as he was admitted to hospital for the very last time, that we were not alone in the ambulance and he was seeing deceased loved one´s who had come to wait for him. Why did I think this? Because he asked me as we made the journey if there had been someone else in the ambulance when we set off, and obviously didn´t believe it when I told him no. The look he gave me said it all, and I believe he was seeing shadows of those waiting for him on the other side.

Of course, none of this can ever be proved, somethings you just have to believe in, and I´m so glad I believe in this.

Do you believe in the spirit world ?

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bestwriter wrote on February 16, 2015, 8:05 AM

I find it is unfair that we have to keep guessing about this till the very end.

MaeLou wrote on February 16, 2015, 8:23 AM

I'm not really sure what I believe in. I would like to believe that they are waiting for us, but I'm just wondering if it is wishful thinking.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on February 16, 2015, 8:25 AM

In that case, either commit to believe or not ! As I do believe I don´t ever question or guess.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on February 16, 2015, 8:28 AM

The doctors and nurse´s on the show had no doubt at all that spirits were waiting. I think on something like this you either believe whole heartedly or you don´t. If you do believe you never question it at all, just accept.

maxeen wrote on February 16, 2015, 8:31 AM

I just live and accept all the good thing we have here today and when I wear out I will crumble away just like the plants and animals cause we are animals,hope you are happy and contented in your belief.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on February 16, 2015, 8:33 AM

Thank you, I am emoticon :smile:

Hollyhocks100 wrote on February 16, 2015, 8:35 AM

A question please . I just saw you had tagged me on this post. How did you do that and what significance does it have please ?

bestwriter wrote on February 16, 2015, 8:37 AM

It is not just white or black there is that much evasive grey too Hollyhocks which haunts us in so many situations.

MaeLou wrote on February 16, 2015, 9:15 AM

I think I tagged you in a different post, not this one. You can tag a person if you are responding to them, talking about them, talking to them, etc. You just put an & in front of the username to tag someone.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on February 16, 2015, 9:21 AM

Thanks for that, I think you might have tagged me in a different post too. I get what you are saying, but what is the significance of tagging ? Does it increase your chance of being read for example?

wolfgirl569 wrote on February 16, 2015, 9:34 AM

I do believe they are with us at all times. Sometimes little things will happen to show it if you are paying attention. Like a friend of mine has a Christmas cactus from her mom. It always blooms early on the day here mom passed away.

rosepetal wrote on February 16, 2015, 9:44 AM

Yes I do believe in the spirit world. Before my dad went in for heart surgery(he had several mini heart attacks while in hospital) he saw his deceased dad.

grandma20121 wrote on February 16, 2015, 9:45 AM

i really do think this is true, i myself believe in the spiritual world,the night my mom died i awakened by my bed shaking the right after i got the call she had passed

Hollyhocks100 wrote on February 16, 2015, 9:56 AM

I am so pleased to find others who share my beliefs. When we are open to the idea of the spirit world we often get the signs others would easily miss. I know many would poo pooh this idea and think it´s make believe, but when you know , you just know. Thank you all for your wonderful comments emoticon :smile:

MaeLou wrote on February 16, 2015, 10:12 AM

It's basically just to get someone's attention. Like if I had written a post and Kasman was helpful in another post, I would tag him. Or if bestwriter gave me an idea, I might tag her that she gave me the idea.

Koalemos wrote on February 16, 2015, 11:25 AM

I have no reason to believe in anything of that nature. As you say, this can neither be proven or disproven, but it does not seem logical to me.

UK_Writer wrote on February 16, 2015, 1:29 PM

I saw that programme too, it was compelling. When I was at my dad's bedside in the final hours, he hadn't moved for over 20 hours - I left the room for 5 minutes and when I got back mum said he'd been trying to speak and sit up - and he died 10 minutes later. Maybe if I'd been there I'd have known what he actually did/tried to say; I'd like to think his mother came for him.

WordChazer wrote on February 16, 2015, 1:32 PM

I think you're right in every word. As you say, so many people go in peace even as they fought so hard in life against pain. Many doctors and nurses would love to share these thoughts with their patients but bureaucracy and ethics considerations often prevent them from doing so. It's not so long ago that a nurse was dismissed from her job for offering to pray with a patient at the end of their days, after all.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on February 17, 2015, 5:59 AM

That´s the point Barry, you can´t apply logic to everything.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on February 17, 2015, 6:00 AM

Thanks MaeLou. I have been using a # does this not tag someone' does it have to be a & ?

Hollyhocks100 wrote on February 17, 2015, 6:05 AM

Oh, what a shame you weren´t there to hear what he said. I know from my own experience when my husband died, that he did what many do in the final days, and that was get a second wind and seem much better for a few hours. When he was actually slipping away and in a deep sleep or coma I got no squeeze of the hand or anything, but still I felt he was being waited for.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on February 17, 2015, 6:07 AM

That is just downright disgusting, what on earth where the hospital board thinking of for god sake. If praying would give someone solace in their last hours how can this ever be considered a dismissable act.

MaeLou wrote on February 17, 2015, 9:05 AM

A # makes a tag for similar articles, so the member will not see that post. Using the & in front of the username will tag them and it will show up in their feed.

WordChazer wrote on February 17, 2015, 4:43 PM

I agree. Many medical staff are in their profession because of a wish to make people's pain/illness (or maybe their patients' last days) better in whatever way they can. It's a genuine driving force for them. How come they are prevented from helping the patients thus, when nurses and doctors are in a unique position to do so thanks to knowing their patients so well after caring for them?

Hollyhocks100 wrote on February 18, 2015, 4:38 AM

Exactly, it does not make any sense.