My father died physically just a few years ago. He wasn’t an easy man in life and had many demons on his back. Although not religious, he grew up with the fear of heaven or hell and a big fear of death. I know he believed he didn’t deserve his idea of heaven but he couldn’t face the other alternative.
I spoke with him many times over the years before his death about all I had learned but I could look into his eyes and know that as much as he wanted to believe me, he just couldn’t. He was a man very much in fear of what was ahead.
One year after my father’s physical death, my mother, sisters and I decided to take a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate my dad. He had loved Las Vegas in life. It was his kind of town!
We rented a suite so we could all stay together and, late one night as I turned out the lights in the living room part of the suite, I had a strong intuitive feeling that I should take a few pictures. I just got a kind of “knowing” to leave the lights off and let in the lights of Vegas through the large windows. I had no idea that “knowing” came from my father at the time but he was right there with me and he wanted me to take his picture. There is no doubt of that. To make sure I knew immediately that it was indeed my father, he showed up right there in our suite in Las Vegas in full military fatigues but so much younger in his body and stance. He was leaning against the bar and typical of my dad, he likely had a cold beer in his hand. Below is the picture I took of my father in Las Vegas.
My father has continued to come around me. He makes his presence known in subtle ways. Dad knew how interested I was in consciousness. I’ve studied it all my life in different forms. I had spoken with him so many times about death. I knew he was afraid and I had learned that the death transition is an easy and familiar process that we’ve all been through many times. Now my father is back and it’s his turn to do the teaching.
One evening I was sitting in front of my laptop typing up some notes. I wasn’t thinking about automatic writing and had only tried it one other time with not much success. I cleared my laptop and opened a new document just to see what would happen. I decided to just place my fingers lightly on the keys and think of something else. This keeps the brain busy so it won’t interfere with the subconscious. It’s kind of like walking across a room with a cup full of coffee. If you concentrate on not spilling the coffee while you’re walking, that coffee will slosh right over the side. If you make the intention to walk and not spill the coffee, which you usually do without ever knowing it, then walk and think about other things, you never spill a drop. Automatic writing is just like the coffee analogy. If you concentrate very hard on automatic writing, you will only end up writing your own thoughts.
I’m not a bad typist but not the fastest on my keyboard either. On this night, my fingers began to quickly fly over the keys. If I looked at the writing my thoughts would be interrupted so I just kept my eyes on my fingers as they typed. After a time, I stopped and read the words. It was my daddy and he had come back to tell me about his physical death and what he is experiencing now. He gave me the knowing that it was time now to help others through the death process so they would have no fear. Instead of telling people what I had learned, he was going to tell me the real story.
This post is a small part of the information my dad has been giving me. I am going to put this all together one day and publish it in a book but that will take some time. This portion is about the actual death process and the feelings, emotions, and exactly what happens right after physical death.
In my dad’s words:
Our real bodies are energy; live, conscience energy. The physical body we inhabit on earth is a wrapper for our energy body. To be able to live on earth we must be able to live in what, only on earth, is thought of as, the third dimension. The third dimension is a physical one so in order to experience life here we must take on physicality. At the time of our physical death we simply drop our bodies. The energy body stays fully conscience during the process.
Sometimes there’s a little confusion but it only lasts a minute and then your full knowing floods back into your conscience being and, “you get it”. You understand fully where you came from and where you’re now going – Home.
When the energy body first leaves the physical body in the death process, it naturally begins to rise as if it knows the drill. Sometimes one is compelled to look back at their body and the people around them, but I felt compelled to let myself go. I felt light and free and like there was a calling inside me to follow the way Home now. I knew the way.
As my body died my brain was firing random thoughts. These life thoughts come into your mind while your body dies so there is no fear. You are looking at thoughts from your own life but with no emotion. Your death process is completely planned, and it feels like a wonderful trip Home. Science will tell you that the thoughts you experience during the death process are random firings from the brain as it shuts down, but this is not so. You are programmed for the physical death process and you are a pro! You have experienced many lives both physical and as energy bodies. You have gone through the death process hundreds, maybe thousands of times and when you experience it again, in this life on earth, you have nothing to fear. It all comes as an easy process after your last breath is taken. The body is designed to protect the energy body from as much trauma as possible so the physical body can experience death in many ways, but you have already decided on your death experience before you came to earth.
My physical death on earth was not an NDE (near death experience), it was my time to leave earth. When we come into these bodies, we have chosen the body and life we want to experience. We choose all of our lives and we have plenty of help from guides to help us before we enter a new lifetime.
Although an NDE is similar to a physical death there are many differences. An NDE is when the physical body dies but it’s not the time one had planned for leaving earth, or perhaps there is too much unfinished business on earth left that would keep one from being able to let go of their earth life. When an NDE occurs, one comes back into their physical body to continue their life on earth.
My death came exactly as I had planned it and it was not an NDE. My energy body (soul) rose out of my body and it felt wonderful and euphoric. My knowing of myself flooded back into me and I knew I was going Home, and I wanted to go.
It is true that when you drop your body and travel on in your spirit form you see glorious lights, other people and loved ones that have previously passed. They appear just when you need them to guide you across the veil. I chose to go Home.
Many experience traumas in their lives on earth so when they arrive Home, they need rest and healing. Some need much healing that can last as long as needed until they are ready to join with others at Home. We can request guidance while we rest and heal. The healing experience at Home is up to each of us. We decide when we are ready to move forward. Some of us don’t feel the need to heal so we just get back to living at Home or choose another lifetime on earth or somewhere else.
When we are ready, we review our previous life. The life review is where we can begin deciding what kind of life is needed next to move in spirit because that’s what life is about. We see and feel every experience we had and decide if the lessons we had come into that life for, have been learned. If there are lessons that didn’t get addressed or experiences one isn’t proud of where we might have hurt another, we work on them in our next lifetime. Although one sees and feels each experience during the life review, we see and feel it without the dense emotions we have when we experience a life in the physical realm. Our life experiences give us knowledge so we can grow in spirit with each lifetime.
Have you ever asked yourself the meaning of life? Well, life is about experience and growth. It’s about trying, through all your lives, to get to the very most important lesson of all and that’s love. To overcome the obstacles, you put in your way, just to see if you could get through, (kind of like a challenge) and find love in this lifetime. It’s really that simple – love yourselves and love everybody and everything. That’s really why you came here but sometimes it can take hundreds of lives to get to that bliss.
Vickie’s notes and observations
I continue to feel my father’s presence and he continues to guide me by telling me what he is experiencing. A lot of material has accumulated and when reading it back, I see that I was correct in my own knowledge, but sorely lacking in anything beyond the very basics. There is so much to learn and truthfully, I’m excited about what’s ahead after physical death. A very good friend encouraged me to write about this. I wasn’t sure I could separate the material because there is so much of it now but that intuition thing said my friend is correct. It is the time to start telling my dad’s story.