“Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed, that is“. Yoda.
Yoda – the little green ET in Star Wars, who is as wise and compassionate as the Universe itself – delivered this quote in “Revenge of the Sith” (2005), and it rings a bell with me for two reasons:
Soon after my husband had passed, in 2009, I was one day guided to pick out a book on the book shelf in my office in our home. As I flipped open the book, the first sentence that caught my eye, spoke of The Force (as in the Life Force permeating, binding and surrounding everything in the Universe, as per the Star Wars movies) – Luke was told by someone who had passed (I cant remember who now, but I’m guessing it was his father Anakin), that he (the father) was still with him – and I instantly knew, without a doubt, that this was a message from my husband! He was telling me that this is how it is!
I have always believed in reincarnation, and that we transform back into what they call ‘the Force’ when we leave this physical plane – and this is what he was telling me from beyond the veil. Our oldest son was at the time very into Star Wars, and I felt that this message was also meant as a comfort to him.
The message did not NOT make me mourn my husband and miss him – the void will always be there. The sense that we are not sharing our life on this physical plane any longer is a fact – BUT.. the strong intuitive feeling I have (always had) that we are still in touch with loved ones after they have passed on, is to me very comforting, and, I feel, was validated through this strong experience of contact.
The other reason why the above quote by Yoda rings a bell with me, is because of these words that came to me a little bit later: “Be grateful for those who are still with you (in this physical plane)“.
While we mourn and feel sad for the fact that our loved one is not near us in the physical world anymore, we can turn our attention to the ones who still are. We are all still here together.
While we miss our loved one terribly – longing for their voice, their hug, their laugh, their comments, their support – we still have their love, and we still have access to their comments in our mind. They are still speaking with us – so we can rejoice for them, because they have transformed into the Force, and we too will, one day, join them.
Meanwhile, we still have our life to live on this physical earth plane – and keeping the connection and the belief alive, serves as a great comfort and solace, as well as a great help in building and supporting our internal strength, as we move forward.
Marianne Johansen, February 2019
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