Like so many of us, I have recently lost some special friends quite unexpectedly, which has caused me a great deal of consideration and contemplation on the question of, are we more prepared for our transition if we have prior knowledge of our imminent death, or are we just as prepared if it happens suddenly? I don’t know why, but it always troubles me more when someone dies unexpectedly. I find a constant thought going through my head, “If they knew today would be the last day of their life, would they have done anything different”? As a Police Officer who carried a gun to work for 29 years, I accepted the fact that on any given day or shift, it might be my last day and I may not make it back home. Therefore, I feel I had an advantage over many because “the last day of my life” was contemplated perhaps much more than others. However, I believe this caused me to always strive to live my best life, to love thy neighbors as thyself, to do unto others as you would like done to you. With so many people passing this past year, I know many of you have had these same thoughts and questions. It is in the actions we take with these thoughts that make all the difference.
My dear friend who recently passed stated “we are not human beings with souls, but spiritual beings with temporary human bodies”. We as spiritualist believe our spiritual progression is eternal and infinite. Therefore, whether we pass suddenly or with prior knowledge, make no mistake that it was all in divine time as it was meant to be and with all our flaws, accomplishments and unfinished business, our spirits will seamlessly flow into our next beautiful perpetual being.