- Registered Member
- Posts: 178
- Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:07 pm
I know some cultures have celebrations, not funerals. In some esoteric traditions tears are thought to make the deceased's journey more difficult. I've seen hindu and witchcraft people both speak out against super grieving. I'm not sure I agree. Grief and tears may be a natural phase we need to go through. It's probably not one size fits all.
But sensitivity to after death communication is probably less is we're really in loss and grief, right?
- Posts: 339
- Joined: Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:47 am
- Near Death Experiencer
- Posts: 302
- Joined: Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:00 am
Yesterday, we buried my father in law. As we watched him die for a week...I thought how nice it would be for him to just let go...I knew the blessings that awaited him. I knew he would be free, happy and celebrating. Yet, there is a sadness, a profound loss, an emptiness in our lives. Even I as an experiencer have a sense of loss of purpose right now. Grief is natural and important, it shouldn't be dismissed. I know the trappings of this life are now gone for him. I celebrate his homecoming... yet, grieve for the loss in our family.
- Registered Member
- Posts: 501
- Joined: Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:32 am
- Location: England
Jem: One of the 8 Beatitudes, ‘Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted’.
My sister-in-law’s recent death was marked by a Celebration of her life – just as she wished. Still a very sad & tearful occasion, but surely more appropriate than the ‘traditional funeral’ for a beloved child of the Creator who has returned to her real home.
Marguy: I agree with you; we grieve because we know we will miss them for the rest of our lives in this world, for unfinished business – and some grieve because they don’t believe that the soul is released, at last, from the imprisoning body and its duty completed is able to go back to that natural state of complete peace, joy, understanding and happiness.
Anne: I am sorry for the loss of your dear Father-in-Law xxx It is right, and entirely appropriate, that we mourn the death of a loved one. We love them and therefore feel pain at the perceived separation – a separation which, for them, is over in an instant, but for us may take many years until our own death brings reunion. The mourners, ‘Shall be comforted’ in the knowledge that their dear ones are home and in bliss.