By Bob Olson
It’s common that dying people are welcomed by their loved ones in spirit days or hours before their death. These experiences are known as “deathbed visions.”
In most deathbed visions, the dying person will see or hear (often both) their deceased loved ones on the other side. Some describe this experience as their loved ones in spirit welcoming them to the spirit world and letting them know that they won’t be alone when the time comes to make the transition.
It’s common that these conversations can last for several minutes at a time and several times a day. Sometimes the people in spirit aren’t talking, but the dying person might refer to them being present in the room. Usually, however, the communication from spirit to human happens telepathically (by thought)—from spirit to human AND human to spirit—so no words need to be spoken out loud.
To visitors who are in the room when this takes place, it can seem like their dying loved one is hallucinating. And, of course, some doctors and nurses erroneously believe that’s what’s happening. To witnesses, the messages the dying person is getting might appear lucid and cohesive while, at other times, they might seem disjointed and erratic. This often creates confusion among family members as to whether or not their dying loved one is experiencing dementia or true spirit contact.
Regardless of how it might seem to witnesses in the room, the communication from spirit always comes through clearly to the person receiving it. And it is such a wonderful gift to the dying that eases fears and reduces anxiety around death that it should always be welcomed and accepted.
I should note, too, that family or friends who are visiting and are in the room when a deathbed vision takes place sometimes share the experience. So don’t be surprised if you are visiting a dying loved one in the hospital, for instance, and all of a sudden you sort of go into an altered state and share the experience that your dying loved one is experiencing.
Some people have even had shared-death experiences where they witness their loved one leaving their body and going to the spirit world. How cool is that? This is a dream-like experience that only lasts a brief moment. But it can be quite comforting and reassuring to loved ones left behind because they get a glimpse of where their loved one has gone.
Now don’t worry that shared-deathbed visions or shared-death experiences are going to happen to you if you are fearful of it and don’t want to have these types of experiences. Your soul-self knows what you want and what you can handle, so nobody is going to have any of these experiences unless it’s something they are open to having and want to experience.
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