Re: Topic - What can we learn from the dead?
- Just wanted to mention before I got back to the topic that the
Samhain "Wisdom of the Ancients" ritual was great! I had such
powerfully positive feedback from attendees afterward, especially the
two people who said they made contact with an ancestor. The volunteers
went above and beyoung the call with amazing ritual robes appropriate
to the Egyptian theme. I'm still comin' down off that one.
Anyway, I think one important thing that the dead do for us is to teach
us not to fear the experience. This goes beyond the knowing that there
is another side, a life beyond this life (although that is important,
too), it also guides me daily to try my best to suck the marrow out of
th precious time I have here, to enjoy the physical side of my nature
and be conscious of the interplay and intertwining of my manifest being
and my spiritual being and the ways they support and enrich each other.
Just some thoughts,
- I wanted to add my own comments on the topic for this past week,
I think there are two main things I've learned from my contact with the
dead. The first is that I don't fear death. I can say that rather
definitely, since I was in a car accident at high speed and saw the
other car coming. My last thought before I was thrown out of the car
and lost consciousness was, "Well, I guess my number is on this one",
and felt completely calm. I was fortunate to survive, the car was hit
broadside and crumpled like a soda can.
I really don't think I would feel this way if I hadn't had visits from
my brother who had died a few years prior to the accident. He seemed
so happy where he was, and just he wanted to comfort me and reassure me
he was fine. Whatever fear I had melted away from his visits.
The other thing thing I've learned is that -love does not die-. It
persists and can be felt through time and space. This has been a
deeply comforting wisdom, given to me by people I hold dear. I am
grateful for that wisdom.
--- In Ethical_Witches@yahoogroups.com, "Stephanie"
> In and amongst the usual pop culture programs on TV for Hallowe'en,
> there are a goodly number of shows on ghost hunting, hauntings,
> paranormal investigations, etc. I would expect that there are folks
> this list who have tried to deliberately contact ancestors or loved
> ones, along with those who have had spontaneous experiences.
> What have you learned from this? What are the most valuable messages
> you have received from the other side?