Bereavement can bring feelings of loneliness, anxiety, and confusion, as well as bodily effects such as weight loss, lack of concentration, and sleep disturbance. For the past two days it happens to me, I also experiencing loss of memory, loss of self-esteem and identity I begin to neglect my appearance for a time being and feel that nothing matters any more. Although these are all normal rather than pathological reactions, at these talking to others about what I feel really helps.
I just think that in reality, there is no death – only transition. So, the real question is; “How can we live our life now to make our “transition” free and clear?” So where do we go when we die? Do we really die? If you fear death, are grieving for a loved one who has passed over, or believe in Heaven, Purgatory, Paradise, Hell and Limbo, perhaps you need to take a different perspective……Because of this, It crossed into my mind that first thing we should learned who are we really and why are we here?
The infamous Deepak Chopra once told:
“Human beings are made of body, mind and spirit.
Of these, spirit is primary,
for it connects us to the source of everything,
the eternal field of consciousness.”
“Each of us is here to discover our true Self…
that essentially we are spiritual beings
who have taken manifestation in physical form…
that we’re not human beings that have occasional spiritual experiences
that we’re spiritual beings that have occasional human experiences. “…
So, knowing now that we are spirit Invested with bodily nature and form on earth to discover our true Self through our physical form, and knowing that Spirit does not die, then we can understand that death is nothing to fear because it is then really only a shift of dimension and or ‘homecoming’, then now it is how we live our lives here and how we think about ourselves and our life can be so invigorating and empowering. If you perished tomorrow, can you say that you lived a full life and that you influenced positively on the lives of those near you? Would you feel sorry of all the things that you’ve left unsaid or undone?
The Bible often reminds us of how we should long for its coming and cling to its promise to keep us going when life is difficult. For the believer, death is the gateway into the promise of eternal life as we shed our earthly bodies to enter into the presence of God (1 Corinthians 15:50-53).
”Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade — kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith — of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire — may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls” (1 Peter 1:3-9, ESV)
So after all of these!!! I pray to God in Jesus name:
Eternal rest grant unto my father (Jaime C. Menor Sr.), O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.