One evening I attended a sound meditation at a place I have written about previously. This evening was special because the meditation was dedicated to honor the memory of a member of the group who had recently passed on. I never met this woman, and so it was with hesitation that I attended the meditation, not wanting to intrude on an intimate experience for those that knew her.
What I experienced was the love and light of this person whose spirit filled the room. I was given the opportunity to get to know her through the experiences of other people. It was a beautiful gift to hear the stories and reflections about her. This was a person filled with light and joy. Her eyes sparkled like crystals, she was known for wearing flowing white dresses and looked like an angel with her white hair. She had a gift for helping people to see their own beauty. She was able to see past what was on the outside and see deep into a person’s soul. She loved to dance. She loved the physical and spiritual act of dancing, and lived her life as a dance.
Even as her life, in this physical body, was nearing its end, she talked about the possibility of something even better lying ahead for her. This helped those close to her to see the beauty of her journey. I heard people recognize that the grief they were feeling was not so much for her, but for themselves.
I was in a room full of people, with this incredible light radiating through everyone that this woman touched and filling the room and beyond. It was a light that grew so big that it could not be contained, even in the death of the physical body. To me, this is a beautiful legacy to leave.
Even though there is a feeling of loss when someone passes on, I often find the celebration of someone’s life to be such a gift. It is beautiful to hear stories of how a person touched the lives of others. It inspires me.
I know there may be people reading this that are grieving the loss of someone in their life, or that have someone in their life that is coming near to the end of their physical life. Sometimes it can be hard to come to terms with that. We all walk our own journey both when we face that time of our lives and when we walk with someone else who is making that transition.
It is my belief that the more we understand and feel our connection to all things and through all time and space, the less separation and loss we will experience when someone passes away. I find peace in having the understanding, even when it may not seem to make sense that a person’s life has come to an end, we are here to fulfill some purpose or experience some life lesson and when our life is done, maybe we are finished what we came here to do in this experience. Whether it is a child, someone killed, whether by accident or not, or from illness – whatever the reason, there can be a gift to be found in what they brought to our lives while they were here or in connecting people or a community or the world, as a result of their death.
I know there will be questions asked of me – “What about this situation or what about that?”, but for now, I will just release those stories, and allow the light of a woman, that I never had the opportunity to get to know, flow through me and through this page, to you. Experiencing her light and love through the gift she brought to other people has filled me with joy. I am deeply grateful for this.
In honor of a woman named Jessie. Namaste.
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Leah Schroeder is a Reiki Practitioner and Certified ThetaHealer® www.lifeforcehealingservices.ca and a Financial Representative. “I was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. For most of my 47 years this has been and currently is the place I call home. I have been working in Financial Services for the past 16 years educating people about their finances, helping them restructure and reduce debt, invest for the future and properly protect their families. A strong sense that there is something more I am supposed to do in the world, a fascination with energy and a series of intuitive nudges has led me to begin practising Reiki and now ThetaHealing®. I have a desire to learn and practise other healing modalities, as well as serve children and empower young women around the world. I am grateful for the opportunity to share my thoughts and stories with you.”