7 WAYS TO HELP YOUR LOVED ONE IN THE FINAL STAGES OF LIFE

Witnessing a loved one battling cancer can be extremely difficult. To watch as someone who was once so strong become so physically small and weak can be nothing short of heart breaking. It’s no secret that cancer is a beast. Yet we seem to be unable to find all of the causes and tend to question the reasons why some fall victim to the deadly disease. You may struggle with knowing the best ways to help your loved one transition peacefully.

Although, the transition of a loved one is never an easy experience, here are 9 Ways to help your loved in the final stages of life. may struggle with knowing the best ways to help your loved one transition peacefully. Although, transition of a loved one is never an easy experience, here are 9 Ways to help your loved in the final stages of life.

According to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated that over 589,000 (approx. 1,600 per day) deaths as a result of cancer in 2015. Currently, Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death in the United States (and it’s expected to rise to number one within the next few years). These are some startling facts.

There are many who “beat” cancer. For them, this is an accomplishment that truly deserves bragging rights because they endured so much to become cancer free. However, for those who have succumbed to cancer, it does not mean they are any less deserving of a cure, or that they didn’t fight enough. It is sometimes just the life path of soul. As hard as it may be for us to understand, there are just some experiences that are beyond our comprehension, yet it’s never too late to express your love.

When you see someone in the last days of his or her life, you are looking at the face of death. However, you are also looking at the face of life. Their spirit journey is beginning. Here are 9 Ways to express your love when one is transitioning to the spirit world.

Although, there is never a guarantee, it is with great love these tip are offered to you.

 

  1. TOUCH Them. By touching your loved one, you are sending them energetic vibrations that they can feel. Yes, they may be fragile, but sharing your touch with them will reach senses beyond their hearing, and seeing. Feeling is one of our most intuitive senses. Our “gut” is always on and signaling to our heart and brain. By touching a loved one, you are reminding them that they are loved to the deepest core. They may not be able to process thoughts as quickly and easily in these final days so the touch is something they don’t have to absorb. They can just “feel” your love.
  1. LOOK at them. If your loved one is still in an awake state, make eye contact. Look at them with love and without pity and sorrow. Tell them telepathically that they are loved. Show them in your eyes, how their spirit has touched your life. Reminding them of how they impacted others will help show them that they had purpose. Their existence in the physical realm made a difference.
  1. TALK to them. Let them hear your voice. You may think your loved one cannot hear you if they’ve fallen into a coma or are in the final moments of transition. Trust that they can still hear you. In the coma state, your loved one may be experiencing both realms. The physical realm and the spiritual realm. Even if they are spending time in the spirit realm, their spirit can still absorb your words. So speak them freely. Allow yourself to express the love you have. Again, having a person know they are loved will help them transition with a sense of peace.
  1. LISTEN to them. Give them an opportunity to make a statement, an apology or a declaration of love. Sometimes, our loved ones want to make amends, and we may simply brush it off as "no need to apologize". However, they may need to experience this atonement to purge and purify their own emotions. If you can, allow them the opportunity so that they may transition with a clear conscientiousness as it may offer them closure and healing.
  1. LAUGH with them. We may feel it awkward to laugh with a loved one in the final stages of life, but laughter is an emotion that is proven to raise vibration. Laughter will not only raise your loved ones’ vibration, but it will also raise yours as well! So lighten up and laugh! If they want to share a memory or story, let them. Allow yourself to feel comfortable enough with your loved one to share a good giggle.
  1. GIVE them permission. Let them know that it’s OK for them transition. Give your permission. Many times a loved one is holding on for those left behind in the physical realm. Let them know that you are OK. Thank them for caring and always being there for you, but now it’s time for them to take the next step of their journey. To see their other loved ones (and pets) in spirit. To return to the universal love of spirit.
  1. ENCOURAGE the light. In the final moments, tell them how beautiful the light is, Tell them to see the light and that it’s home for them. To feel the warmth and love of the light. This will gently guide them to the direction of the spirit realm and release the physical.
  1. BE PRESENT. Be present in their presence. It’s hard to see a loved in any discomfort, but try not to pull away emotionally to numb the feelings. By staying present, your soul will be connecting with their soul. It’s just reassuring to one in transition that they are not alone. So share your soul with them.
  1. Remain CALM. During the last moments of a your loved ones physical existence, you may see them experiencing difficulty in breathing. They may be making noise or unusual facial expressions. Try to remain calm. This is the moment you can give them the most love possible because you can be gentle, guiding and peaceful. Think of it as the birth of a newborn emerging from the womb or a baby waking from a nap. In which they we want to make the transition from the one stage to the next as calm as possible without jarring their energy field. This may be the most challenging moment for you personally, but it will also be the one in which you can give the most love because you are celebrating their “graduation” with them.

If you are not present when your loved one transitions, please trust that it wasn’t supposed to be a part of either of your paths. Release any regret or guilt that you may be holding on to as it all within divine timing and experience.

Watching a loved one transition is not easy, but remembering that they are returning home may bring you some comfort. We are born from spirit and enter into the physical realm. Upon completion of our physical experience we return to our spiritual home. Your loved ones live on. They release their physical body, but the true essence of everything they encompass will stay with them and with you.

 

Colby is a master spiritual teacher of the LWISSD and a certified and tested member of  Best American Psychics by Shay Parker. Colby serves as a professional psychic, medium, teacher author and public speaker. She currently hosts REBELations on iOM radio on Shay Parker's BEST of the BEST every 2nd Tuesday of the month. Learn more at www.psychicrebel.com

 

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Comment by Colby Psychic Rebel on February 17, 2016 at 4:59pm

Thanks Regina! Ok, would LOVE to submit more original work. IF you have any topics you prefer, let me know, but I'll keep writing :) Thanks again!

Comment by Regina Chouza on February 17, 2016 at 3:56pm

Hi Colby,  No worries =)

We don't send out notifications when articles are accepted, the easiest thing is just to check the website periodically to see if its been posted. I'm still new to the editing team, but from my experience as a writer, selected articles are usually published within 2 months or so.

If I receive any comments from the publishers, I'll let you know. If you would like to submit another article in the meantime, I'd suggest submitting a piece that hasn't been published elsewhere as original content is usually preferred (I did highlight the fact that you made substantial revisions to differentiate this from the one on your website).


Blessings!

Regina

Comment by Colby Psychic Rebel on February 17, 2016 at 12:49pm

Hi Regina, I sent a note yesterday, but doesn't look like it went through, so my apologies if you get it twice, but just wanted to see if I will get another notification if/when if formally publishes? 

Comment by Regina Chouza on February 16, 2016 at 6:06pm

Thanks Colby, Its great, I'll send it onto the publishers. FYI - the article is slightly over the word limit so we might remove one of the bullet points. No need to adapt here, I have it on Word.

Blessings!

Regina

Comment by Colby Psychic Rebel on February 16, 2016 at 3:12pm

Hi Regina, Totally agree! I kept wrestling with that Villian line myself so I went ahead and removed it! The reorganization works much better as well! Thank you!

Comment by Barry Hammer on February 16, 2016 at 3:04pm

 Colby Psychic Rebel, Thank you for posting this very valuable, poignant, article. I agree with almost everything that you say in this article.

Comment by Regina Chouza on February 16, 2016 at 2:51pm

Hi Colby, 

Thank you so much for the revision. I'm having one last look, especially at the opening paragraph as this is what many of our readers see before deciding to click on the link. What would you think of leading with the following (same sentences, in slightly different order):

"Witnessing a loved one battling cancer can be extremely difficult. To watch as someone who was once so strong become so physically small and weak can be nothing short of heart breaking. It’s no secret that cancer is a beast. Yet we seem to be unable to find all of the causes and tend to question the reasons why some fall victim to the deadly disease. You may struggle with knowing the best ways to help your loved one transition peacefully. Although, the transition of a loved one is never an easy experience, here are 9 Ways to help your loved in the final stages of life.

According to the American Cancer Society ..."

I would suggest removing the line about cancer being a merciless villain just to stay on the same reassuring and comforting tone of voice, but if you'd like to keep it we can add it back in.


Let me know if you think this is OK?

Thanks again!



Regina

Comment by Colby Psychic Rebel on February 15, 2016 at 10:05pm

Hi Regina,

Thank you so much for the comments and feedback! I went ahead and edited the article as directed below. I added two more ways to help a loved one, thus, increasing it to 9. The bio was edited, which should be 58 words now. And removed any references to "I". Please let me know if this is sufficient. If the content does not seem changed enough, I can always delete the blog post on my website if that helps. Again, thank you so much for taking the time to write to me.

Really appreciate it!

Colby

Comment by Regina Chouza on February 15, 2016 at 7:54pm

Hi Colby,

My name is Regina, I'm one of the editors here at OM Times. This is really useful information, thank you for sharing. I thought I'd drop you a note with some of our submission criteria.

Please let me know if you have any questions

- We typically look for original content and I see that this article was posted last month on your blog, I can flag that when I send it to the publishers, but if we can submit one that's not exactly the same it would help (Google "punishes" content that is shared identically on several sites)

- We are aiming for a professional tone of voice, using "we" rather than "I" to make the articles more inclusive, and to avoid sounding like a blog post. There is just one paragraph in first person, but if you would like to start by adapting this, it will distinguish it from your blog post.

- Author Bio: Up to 60 words or 400 characters, including links (yours is 74 words)

- Word Count: 700 to 1200 words (check!)

Let me know if you'd be willing to revise, and please shout if you have any questions.

Blessings!

Regina

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