I wanted to share our experience around his passing from this existence as an example of the concept of living in highest vibration energy despite what is occurring around us - that I call being divine - and to honour his memory.
Remember that the message of this website is not to promote a traditional religious concept of Divinity, but rather to support you to live the life you long for, totally connected to the wonder of this world and the creator. As a Divine being, you enthusiastically dive into the wellspring of abundant life and operate in a very high dimension and everything occurs like a gracious opportunity to move yourself forward.
My father stared unflinchingly into the eyes of death countless times in his life and death withdrew. It was almost as if he was playing with that energy of going beyond the veil and returning. He was known as the Miracle Man and I called him the energizer bunny. He just kept on going and going and going. Even as late as last week, when the doctor advised us to come to the hospital to see him as he seemed to be ready to go, a magic kiss of love from my mother, his wife revived him from his nearly comatose state, and he lived for 6 more days. Intravenous lines removed and only respectful attentive nursing care at Burnaby General Hospital, he began to enjoy his soup and puddings for a few more days.
We spoke of many things, not cabbages and kings, but in his confusion, wondering where his swagger stick was, wanting me to open and close the bathroom door to make sure it worked and getting the papers to the recycling bin.
I knew from caring for my mom who has dementia, to go where he led and explore and play with whatever it was.
He kept hearing a train whistle and watched the group of people waiting for the train to arrive. He saw crossroads, but couldn't tell me where they led. Were these symbolic as he walked thru the valley? When I told him I was sure he would go to heaven, (as that is his religious background of life after death) he said perhaps he'd go to another world. I think he'll have a great adventure, delighting in freedom of movement and enjoying the new aspects of existence in the beyond.
This time, even with a body worn out by the ravages of old age, tissue paper skin that leaked and tore when he was moved, failed kidneys and no accessible veins, he still wasn't sure he was ready to go. Near the end he muttered there was still so much he wanted to do. I was able to use the skills I have honed while learning to live a divine life peacefully and lovingly connected to the energy of everything, and sit quietly and comfortably supporting him as he was out of his conscious mind as I believe he was doing this work energetically. I had decided to focus on this sacred and precious remaining time for us to be together in physicality and put no expectations or pressure on myself to accomplish any other activities. I also chose to honour my own needs by taking breaks from the hospital room to get nourishing meals and go outside to reconnect with nature. I went home and slept well, knowing I would do what was required following his passing as it was necessary. I reminded myself as I went to bed that there was nothing I could do during the night and tuned into the support and loving energy of my friends near and far and imagined their hugs settling me. Of course I also connected with the All That IS and knew my Oneness and Allness.
This was an auspicious time to be leaving the planet. There was a high vibeing celebration of global oneness day and a solar eclipse and mega solar flares. While he was unresponsive, I did a guided visualization with him where we adventured together beyond the realms of our bodies into the vast cosmos and saw the magnificence and glory of creation. We experienced our oneness with our family and every living thing.
That week Canadians had been sorrowed by the attack and death of a soldier on guard at the National War Memorial and shooting in our Parliament. I believe Dad, a veteran of WWII worked with that soldier and brought in new energies that dissipated fear surrounding that event while finishing his work on the planet.
I talk to my father no matter where I am, knowing we are always connected. Before I went to sleep his last night on earth, I asked him to give me a few hours so I could be rested and prepared physically to do whatever I could to continue to support his choice of life or death. He honoured that request and I got a call from the hospital early in the morning saying he had left his earthly body.
Once again the Burnaby General hospital staff and doctor were compassionate and caring as I was given privacy to say my final prayers with him. I knew his spirit was there as I spoke from my heart, again repeating words I had shared many times. My love and admiration for him, my gratitude, and the knowing we would always be connected no matter how his grand energy might manifest in new ways.
I want to share the prayer from MariAnne Williamson, from her book "Illuminata: A Return to Prayer" that I was guided to the morning of his passing . I modified it slightly so it resonated with the highest possibilities beyond that which I can imagine.
Please take the soul and spirit of this dear
departed one into the sweetest corner of Your mind,
the most tender place in Your heart,
that he, and I might be comforted.
For now he has gone, and I pray, dear God
for the strength to remember he has not gone far.
For He is with You, and shall remain so forever.
He remains within me, for we are all in You together.
The cord that binds us one to the other
cannot be cut, surely not by death.
For You, dear God, have brought us together,
and we remain in eternal connection.
There is no power greater than You.
Death is not Your master, nor mine.
These things I believe and ask my heart to register.
I surrender to You my grief.
I surrender to You my pain.
Please take care of Your servant, my dear one who has passed.
And please, dear Lord, take care of me.
I am grateful to have the opportunity, thru the "magic" of the internet to share this experience with you. I hope it will stimulate your connection to your own divine nature and divine aspects of your relationships.