20 December, 2011

Accompanying A Loved One To The Afterlife

accompanying a loved one to the afterlife
Today's post is on a similar theme to yesterday's The Dead And Dying Are Trying To Contact Us but what happened to Hannah from Newcastle-upon-Tyne is something I hadn't thought about before.

To set the scene, Hannah's father had lung cancer. Here's her story:

"Dad and I were very close and I was devastated when he was diagnosed with cancer. He was given a year to live and for the last few days was hospitalised.

I was an only child and Mum had died several years earlier, so our relationship was quite intense.  I barely left his side.

I knew he didn't have long. He was drifting in and out of consciousness and I don't think he even knew I was there.

I felt like I was having my own out-of-body experience. I felt like I was watching everything from above, my dad's body, the nurses. And I could see myself too.  And in the distance I saw light and my mum smiling."


The next thing Hannah remembers is, "I felt myself pulled back, as it were, and I was just in my chair with the nurses saying, 'I'm sorry he's gone.' It was an extraordinary feeling and one that, at the time, I had no real comprehension of.."

This is the part I hadn't thought about before. Hannah believes that she accompanied her father along the first part of his journey to the afterlife.  This all coincided with her father's final breaths.

I have to add that she wasn't a believer prior to her experience. Hannah says, "I was never one for believing anything like that, but this has changed me. I had never heard of shared death experiences. I only know how I felt and what I saw."

For me this is quite a remarkable story.

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7 comments:

  1. I had not heard of this phenomena until I read Lizzy Miles little Kindle book,
    "Somewhere In Between: The Hokey Pokey, Chocolate Cake and The Shared Death Experience"
    (which you can download for a poultry 99c at Amazon along with the free kindle ap,so you can read it on your own personal computer without having to buy a kindle).
    Lizzy's book is certainly worth a read.
    And you can read her blog
    "Follow the Signs" by copying this link into your browser;

    http://followthesigns.blogspot.com/

    Cheers.

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  2. Fascinating! I think we humans are capable of almost anything.

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  3. Thanks for sharing Hannah's story. I believe she was truly present in the energy of her father's transition.

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  4. Interesting Mike. I waver at times about an afterlife so it's good to read something like this.

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  5. Mike, do you know how to get in touch with Hannah? I am working on an academic article about shared death experiences and I need to talk about SDEs other than my own. If you do have her info, I would love to talk to her. Can you point her in my direction?

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  6. Lizzy: Unfortunately I am unable to pass on any details about Hannah. Sorry.

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