Do You Fear Death?
This is probably a loaded question for a Monday morning, but on the heels of Easter, I thought I’d ask. For you see, I’ve been thinking a lot about death these days since I’ve been taking care of a few family members who are older and plagued with dementia and I have recently had another one pass away.
Honestly, I do not fear death. But, let me explain myself. More than 20 years ago, I had a dream that I died. As the old saying goes, ‘if you dream that you died, you will die’, but let me allay your fears as I am still here. However, the dream is still as vivid as it was the morning I awoke from it, even after 15 surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation etc. The peace I felt in the place I believe was Heaven stays within my heart, soul and mind.
The beauty that surrounded me was astounding in my dream. I was in Heaven, with fields of colorful tulips as far as my eye could see, standing on the puffiest, softest white clouds imaginable. In my dream, I knew I had passed away and had arrived in Heaven. It was ethereal as you can imagine. There was not a cloud in the sky, but a beautiful bright light emanated everywhere, surrounding me with such an incredible loving embrace and a true sense of peace. I felt love deep within my soul like I have never felt before nor since in my life. A innate sense of serenity and tranquility filled my being like never before and I remember smiling in wonder at the feeling. I was standing still, taking in the entire scene and the beauty filled my soul. I saw no one. I just felt innately that I was where I belonged. There was no regret in being there. I felt no loss for having left Earth nor my family. I simply felt that I was where I was supposed to be at that moment. It was special. It was life-altering. The experience gave me such an utter peace in my soul that I continue to carry to this day and I feel blessed, honored and grateful to have experienced what I believe was a heavenly dream.
Why did I dream this? I have no earthly idea as to the reason. There was nothing wrong with me or any of my family so I don’t believe that it was a processing of a fear-based emotion. Many years down the road, I was fighting for my life against breast cancer, but I’ve since healed and even though I’m never quite out of the woods per se, I am still here, cancer free for which I am grateful.
I would love to know how you feel about death. Do you fear death? Have you ever had a dream that you passed away? Have you ever experienced anything similar? Please share your stories and connect with me.