It’s a fact we live and we die that we cannot live forever and although the whole passing thing can be daunting and put fear into us, with spiritually there is something about someone’s passing that helps us draw comfort.
There is this life and there is the spirit world, which is where we go when we pass. When it comes to a loved one’s passing, our loved ones are never far away. Once they pass, they stay around to help guide us, watching over us.
They hear and see everything from the other side. When it’s a loved one’s time to pass, no amount of praying will help us keep them. A prayer from us that goes unanswered is never meant to be answered. When it’s someone’s time to pass, it’s their time.
Although the whole concept isn’t easy to understand, it can be the difference between living with fear in our hearts and being at peace with the passing concept. It doesn’t matter the age, the more we understand everything there is to know about spirituality and death, the less fear we will carry, the more inclined we will be to let go of our loved ones, when it’s that time.
To believe in spirituality is to understand that what is meant to be will happen, it’s part of the process whether we spend a lifetime in prayer or not. Prayer doesn’t make it so, but it wouldn’t be my place to tell anyone not to pray if they draw comfort from it. If our loved ones are meant to recover from illness they will.
We hold on to our loved ones as if our lives depend on it, scared to let go because we’ll be on our own. The irony is that once our loved ones get to the stage of death, they already know and are comfortable with the idea that it’s their time.
It’s the family they leave behind who struggle with the concept of the loss, but it really doesn’t have to be that way.