By Bob Olson
Sometimes it’s very difficult for surviving family members and friends to understand why their loved ones died while they were out of the room for only a brief period of time or died only minutes or hours before they arrived to be with them.
Our soul-self (higher self), which is that part of us that remains in the spirit world while our spirit inhabits a physical body, ultimately decides our time of death. So, for instance, if a person’s soul-self knows that she is more likely to hang on to life and resist crossing over into the afterlife while loved ones are in the room with her, the soul-self will influence death while those loved ones have temporarily left the room (perhaps to go eat or talk to the doctor) or before those loved ones arrive in the first place.
Alternatively, if one’s soul-self knows that a family member is not emotionally equipped to manage being present at the time of their death, the soul-self will influence death when that family member has left the room or before that family member arrives—possibly in cooperation with that family member’s guides.
This is often a confusing and sometimes frustrating occurrence to people who are in grief. I’ve heard many ask, “Why did she die when I was only out of the room for five minutes?” While the answer to that question has infinite possibilities, it’s important to simply trust that there is a reason. It’s important to keep in mind that the reason might have been for the benefit of the surviving loved ones or the person dying. So we must trust that it happened for good reason, and we must not feel hurt or cheated by this decision.
Soul-self decisions aside, dying alone can also be an intentional act of free will on the part of the dying person. There are many people who, for the sake of pride and dignity, prefer to die alone. There are all sorts of involuntary bodily functions that can occur at death and might seem embarrassing to a dying person. Or the dying person might think it’s best for their loved ones even if the loved ones wouldn’t agree. In these cases, the dying exercise their own free will to determine their time of death. And it’s important that we respect this final choice of the dying, as it might have been their last act of free will.
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