by Carol Nicholson —
The loss of a loved one can be one of the greatest challenges in life. A period of profound sadness and grief follows when such an event occurs. Learning how to connect with the spirit world, the place where our loved ones exist after death, is a life-changing experience.
When a person’s body experiences what we call death, the essential part of them — the soul — immediately moves on to another realm of existence. Once acclimated to this new state of being, the deceased is able to communicate with those left behind.
In cases where the loss of a loved one was a spouse, intense loneliness and concern for the future can develop, which is emotionally devastating. The loss of a parent, child or sibling under any circumstances can bring on years of unrelenting grief and pain. While grief is a normal and usually healthy response to loss, it can become unhealthy and counterproductive if it persists too long.
The truth is that holding on to these emotions for years does nothing to change what has happened and only serves to hold back those who are still living. Our loved ones do not want us to live in a state of sad limbo forever. Rather, they are the first ones to encourage the living to let go, and understand that they are OK and enjoying a beautiful existence not so far removed from our own.
Mediumship and spirit communication provide ways to help someone come to terms with loss in a positive manner. Understanding that our loved one truly does live on, albeit in another state of being, helps alleviate grief and also can help soothe guilt or other feelings of unfinished business. Speaking with a lost love one again can bring about needed healing. As a teacher of spirit communication, I have spent years witnessing this truth.
Carol Nicholson is a psychic medium who has taught mediumship tools and techniques, counseled individuals, assisted with life problems and offered solutions by providing direction to bring about peace of mind. imaginespirit.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-747-0811.
Reprinted from AZNetNews, Volume 30, Number 3, June/July 2011.