The Only Solace
My son Danny passed on July 1, 2008 from an overdose of alcohol and prescription drugs. He was 22 years old, a beautiful mountain of a kid with his whole life ahead of him, gone in an instant due to an error in judgment.
In the last two and a half years since that harrowing day in July when his father and I discovered him, I have been on a mission to find Danny through any means available to me. These experiences will be outlined for you in the following chapters, however, suffice it to say that I have had vast and varied experiences all that have led me to one conclusion: Danny exists! Minus his physical body, everything that I know to be true about Danny from his inner strength to his humorous personality exists. Although he is no longer here with me in physical reality, he has by no means been erased from the universe. He has made his presence known in so many ways, through so many different means that I would be in denial not to accept the validity of Danny’s continued existence.
The implications of what I have just said are huge for if Danny has survived death, then so has your loved one and for that matter, so will we all. I know that’s quite a statement to make, but my own experiences with the realm of spirit date back to 1971, prior to which time I was a total non-believer myself. Truth be told, had I not lived through an amazing healing experience in 1971, no one could have convinced me of the spiritual realities that I will present in this book. But the fact remains that after four years of debilitating illness, invisible spiritual forces had such an impact on my health that I came to realize that what I could see with my eyes was merely a fraction of what actually existed! I was all of 20 years old when I embarked on an odyssey to learn everything that I could about those invisible realities that had turned my life around. At the time I was simply fascinated and wanted to know. Thirty-seven years later, after Danny passed, it was that knowledge that helped me to cope because I could turn to those inner channels that exist between this world and the next.
As far as I am concerned there are no words of comfort that can ease the pain of loss like a good connect up and by that I mean some form of communication between yourself and your loved one in spirit. Connecting up can take many different forms and is not limited to sitting with mediums, although I do find great comfort in the “Interstellar Telephone” my pet name for connecting up through a sincere and competent medium. But, in whatever way you do this, be it through direct communication, (which is possible for all of us) or through another’s abilities, connecting up is the only real solace that feeds your soul because it helps you to stop dwelling in memories of the past and to cultivate something which is better; an ongoing present time relationship with your loved one.
I admit it. It’s not the same. You can’t see them and you can’t hug them, but you can be connected to that part of them that has gone on and is essentially the essence of who they really are.
In the following pages you will read about the experiences that have convinced me that human experience does not end at the grave and that relationships between those here and those on the other side, are indeed possible and healing to all concerned. I ask only that you keep an open mind while reading this book, for just as opening a window can allow some fresh air to enter the room, opening your mind to the ideas in this book can allow a fresh perspective to take hold in your mind. In the chance that it leads to connection with your loved one, I’m sure it will have been worth it.
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