The fear of the unknown is what makes death so intimidating. If only we knew what was on the Other Side. Is there an afterlife or not? Do our deceased loved ones live in another dimension or reality? Are they near us? Can they see or hear us from the afterlife? Knowing for sure what lies ahead might make a difference in how we handle death–our own or that of a loved one.
This book provides the comfort and answers to help you process the stages of death and the natural dying process. Topics include insight on hospice and palliative care, signs to look for when death is near, euthanasia and end-of-life decisions, how to deal with the imminent death of a loved one and what to do to help someone peacefully transition to the afterlife. Learn more about spirit communication from a soul in the afterlife. There’s even a surprisingly fresh and unexpected look at suicide and the phenomena known as soul exchange or walk-ins.
Much of what we believe about death and dying is taught to us by religious doctrine. Our main attitudes about death and afterlife are deeply connected with our religious beliefs, which may either confuse or comfort us. For example, if someone believes in an angry God who punishes for sin, then death for that person may be frightening. If someone believes that we all go to a better place after death, regardless of our earthly behavior, that person may not have as many concerns about dying.
Are You Personally Facing Death?
Are You Helping Someone in Hospice?
Some families are able to let go and even assist their loved one in transitioning. Some families have a fear of death and will do anything to keep their loved one alive even if it means everyone involved is suffering.
Hospice care is not about fighting death or prolonging life with drugs, surgical procedures or technology. It’s about making the patient as peaceful and comfortable as possible emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically while preparing for transition. Hospice care supports the whole person—body, soul and spirit—and educates the family and loved ones about the process of illness and the final stages of death.
There is a difference between cure and healing. Cure means that the disease no longer exists. Healing, however, can mean a healing of relationships, or self-worth issues. Hospice is not a place to find a cure, but there are many opportunities there to find healing, peace of mind, and enhanced self-esteem amidst isolation, loneliness, and other issues. Hospice gives the patient a chance to talk about the things that have been on their minds. Some people on their death bed discover that they did indeed have a meaningful life and a definite purpose for living.
Author Yvonne Perry is a volunteer for Alive Hospice where she ministers by singing light language into her frame drum. She able to help you understand how deceased loved ones communicate with us from the other side of life.