Discovering how to deal wth the death of a loved one can made our recovery faster and more complete. It doesn’t matter if this is the death of a human or a much loved pet. New grief always re-visits past grief and can add to it without our understanding.
Death happens to everyone sooner or later. Birth would be impossible without death as we don’t live on an infinite planet.
Western societies have a very distorted view of death. Mostly it is feared beyond reason. Certainly, the life force within us all very much wants to keep us alive. But there comes a point in everyone’s life when they are ready, even willing, to move on.
The pending death of a loved one tends to create fear of death in ourselves. It seems the fear mostly comes from a lack of understanding. People fear that with the end of this life, it is the end of them. This can’t possibly be true when you look at physics.
Physics tells us that it is impossible to destroy energy, only transform it. Since we are energy beings, then our energy part, our soul or spirit or whatever you want to call it, is transformed. And all living beings have a soul or spirit.
Our physical body is created from the earth, so that is returned to the earth at the end of life. It is recycled, just as it should be. But our energetic side is never lost.
When you listen to those multitudes of people who have had near death experiences, then you also discover that the process of passing on is loving, gentle and welcoming. Most of them did not want to return to the harsh reality of physical life, although they knew they had to, as they hadn’t finished what they came to do.
And this is an important point to consider.
Our lives tend to become more purposeful when we have goals to aim for. Once one goal is reached, another inevitably pops up. This is what drives us. It could be learning a new skill, creating a business, creating a family, getting to the top of a career, achieving an aim, anything.
It’s all very personal.
When we no longer have personal goals, then we begin the process of dying. Our life work is done. There is no need to be here any more. There becomes a desire to move on to the next great adventure.
In people, goals are often work related. When some retire, their goals retire too.
With our pets, their life goal is often to either support us through a difficult time or to lead us (often by the nose) to better things. In my case, a cat lead me to homeopathy, for which I will be eternally grateful.
The dying are generally considerate of the loved ones they leave behind. They may have a long drawn out ‘disease’ to allow their family to get used to the idea.
Or they may choose to depart suddenly, so that their loved ones can move on more swiftly.
Pets often prefer to pass on when we are not present as our loaded emotions can hinder their process.
Medicine can say someone died of a particular disease. But the reality is very different.
The hole that the departed one leaves can be the hardest part of the process. The process of grief is important. But it shouldn’t take an extended period of time.
While we have very different medical ways of dealing with death and dying between people and animals, there really shouldn’t be. And there isn’t when you use homeopathy with the help of an experienced homeopath.
Good homeopathic treatment can help with fear and pain at the end of life, negating the need for opiates. Or euthanasia.
Good homeopathic treatment can help when people get stuck in grief and just can’t manage to emerge.
And of course, good homeopathic treatment can help fully heal those degenerative diseases that medicine has no ability to help except with palliation. But only if the individual is not ready to move on.
Learning how to deal with the death of a loved one means appreciating it will happen, that when it happens it is a benevolent experience for the departed and that there is always help (homeopathic) available for any part of the process.
An additional suggestion is to aim for the passing to occur within the loving home, rather than a cold, impersonal and frightening hospital/veterinary clinic, where strangers surround them at their most vulnerable.