A few weeks ago, I was accompanying my son during the agony of losing his wife. It is not easy to see a young woman dying with dreams yet to come true. When I live these experiences my faith in an eternal life is strengthened. At the moment of her departure, I remembered the end of the verse of the Prophet Gibran Jalil Gibran “And when the earth reclaimed your limbs, only then will you truly dance.”
Thinking about the death of loved ones from the spiritual perspective is the only way I have been able to survive so many physical losses. The premise that loved ones does not die and only pass into the spiritual field is my philosophy to move forward. I have learned to see death as the birth of a new experience.
That is why I celebrate the date of each experience lived with my husband and my parents on this earthly plane. I never forget their birthdays, anniversaries and those moments that will remain meaningful as we celebrate them. People who leave this existence do not die. Their body stops working, but their spirit and essence live eternally in those who are in charge of keeping them current.
Remembering those moments and sharing them with the family is the best tribute that we can offer to those who on this plane filled our lives with beautiful experiences. Remembering them we live again. Let’s visualize that they are free and in an eternal dance.
María M. García, BA, MA