The process of crossing over to the other side.
Death of the physical body and the transitioning process – “where do we go?” – is something we all think about from time to time. I have witnessed the process as a Seer/psychic, and I wish to share my observations, in the hope of mitigating the fear, and often dread, that is associated with death and dying.
I have experienced my own death and transitioning process in past life regressions, and I have more recently witnessed my father going through the process during the last days of his earthly life. He went through a gradual transition that lasted two-three days, as life, breath, and soul, slowly left his body.
Below are my observations on what happens to our soul, as our body dies:
The process of passing over is individual, and peaceful
From my observation, the process of passing over is a very peaceful and a very individual/personal experience. By personal I mean that the transition experience itself, and the time it takes to leave the body, is fitted to the circumstances and needs of each person. During my fathers process of passing over, I got the insight that there is no way, or no need, to ‘rush’ this. Time is of no relevance. You have to be ready to let go – and you are helped along the way.
I witnessed that there are several stages to go through, before finally letting go and stepping into what I can only describe as vast open fields (Elysian Fields?) – not with a sky and clouds as we know it here on Earth, but with a bright, soft light. My father’s process of getting there, was long and filled with surprising observations, seen from this side of the veil.
We are watched, and taken care of
All throughout the transitioning period, we do get the help we need as we prepare to let go. I saw my father’s active role in the process – he was the one who had to surrender and let go, but there were people, angels, guides there, to help him along.
He was in between worlds. Not quite here, yet still not quite ‘there’. He slipped into a state of unconsciousness, through his shallow breathing, but in between – very briefly – he would ‘come back’, and register our presence, before he – unconsciously – breathed himself into the ‘in-between-land’ again.
Visiting key points of our life
His ‘in-between-state’ allowed him to attend to whatever ‘unfinished business’ he seemed to need to revisit, or whatever he needed to understand, before he could let go.
I was allowed to ‘tag along’ and view his internal travels.
My father was visiting his childhood home. I saw images of my dad as a child there, like I was watching brief clips of TV. I then saw him as a young engineer on a big container ship. I felt the places – and ‘heard’ sounds, but I was not ‘allowed’ to ‘hear’ or know what he was going through internally. That was his own, personal experience. I could, however, feel his fear and his resistance to letting go. I got the feeling that he needed to see, understand, or forgive, certain topics in preparation for his departure – and he went to the places and points in his life that related to these (his) topics.
The other side appearing – Family members emerging
At some point along the process, I saw two blue light pillars appear, forming a gateway above my father’s head. Looking into the other side of the threshold, I saw my father’s closest family members, who had already passed, standing there. I saw them as figures of light, but I knew who they were, they were somehow oscillating between being light figures and ‘regular people’, and that allowed me to discern who they were. I also felt, and just knew, who they were. I felt that my dad was aware of their presence, but he was not going to go to them just yet. I felt that they were communicating. They were just standing there calmly.
This image stayed for a long while – as if they were waiting for him to go through. I could not ‘hear’ or make out any words or what they were communicating about, but I felt that they were waiting for him to join them, but not in an urgent or forced way at all. It was very calm and beautiful actually.
Then I saw stepping stones of blue light appearing, and they were leading into the gateway between the pillars. I felt my dad’s resistance, as if he knew that if he went now, there would be no turning back.
In control of when to step in to “the other side”
At this point, he definitely knew that his time to go was coming, but still he was “given time” – or he took time – to be as prepared as he needed to be. I felt that although he was not ‘here’ consciously, he was still conscious and aware of where he was – eventhough from this side of the ‘veil’, he was in-between places. But he knew where he was, he knew he was going one way, but he was still ‘in control’ of WHEN he wanted to take the full step into the other side. He had to be ready to surrender. I felt that very strongly.
So we do get a say in whether we are ready to let go or not. That is what I sensed. We are in control of when we want to cross over.
If we need some time ‘in-between’ worlds, we are able to ‘call’ upon other beings, guides, angels, in order to make us feel more comfortable and accepting of going away. This is what I was shown.
Assistance from Higher beings, Angels
At one point, I felt that my dad was very close to slipping away, we could hear that he stopped breathing – we all thought this was it, but he gasped and then continued his shallow breathing/pause process. He obviously wasn’t ready yet to let go of this lifetime.
At one point, after his fearful ‘gasp’, I felt that I should call upon some powerful Archangels to come to my dad’s side. This was the only time I felt that it would be fine to call on assistance, and I saw/’heard’ the energies of Archangel Michael come in and stand by the foot of my dad’s bed, and I saw the energies of Archangel Raphael stand at the side of my dad’s bed. I could feel my dad relaxing and taking in the gentle power and the soothing, reassuring energies.
I am mentioning this, to help others understand, that it felt like there was really no rush, there was no forcing of him to go. We have a say in when we slip away – we have to be ready to leave this side of our reality, before we move back to our ‘other reality’ – our ‘real’ reality.
And we can call on help in the process.
Assistance from Guides, other key indidividuals from our life
After the higher beings disappeared, there was a succession of light beings, guides and ‘mentors’ arriving, and surrounding the bed – to further reassure and prepare my dad.
I felt at this stage that we had no role any longer, he was not coming out of his unconscious state, and not reacting to any noise. We were being quiet and did not try to take his hand or anything. It was as if he needed this time alone.
I saw a group of light beings encircling my dad. (the same light beings that I have witnessed when doing energy healing sessions with clients. Benevolent, light beings, like a band of healing angels, assisting with energy healing).
After the light beings ‘dissolved’/disappeared, I saw and felt a personal guardian/guide of my dad’s appearing. She seemed like she came from a different time. Perhaps she was a very distant relative.
This guardian lady/guide was followed by a nun. (surprisingly, as my dad was not religious. Maybe she was someone from this life, that my dad had had a special bond with as a child, perhaps through his school).
After these guides/mentors all disappeared again, I felt that my dad was very relaxed. It felt as if he had received the reassurance and comfort he needed. It felt as if there was now only one thing left, and he had accepted that it was time to go.
The final stage
The final process of passing over was something that I had never witnessed before.
I have had many visions over time, of Angels, Archangels, Guides, Light beings and many other sightings in other circumstances, but I had never witnessed the crossing over process, so I really did not know what to expect.
Seeing and feeling the images of the last and final stage before he passed over, put me in awe of the powers and energies that we are surrounded by, and are part of. We receive so much help and guidance – and not only in our dying hour.
But I felt an enormous sense of benevolence, gentleness and power, all at the same time and it touched me to my core. I felt very comforted – and also very humble.
Pillar/column of light:
The final stage of his passing – which I only realised afterwards was the final stage – started with a column of light appearing, around the heart chakra area of my dad. It rose up from his heart chakra area like a pillar of light, a square pillar, which later shifted into a spinning, circular, ‘rising whirlwind’. But for now, the square pillar went up into what I perceived as ‘the other side’, another ‘dimension’ or ‘realm’, ‘space’. I could not ‘see’ the end of it.
It was as if ‘something beyond’ was manifesting this pillar. Or maybe it was my dad manifesting it, due to his readiness now.
I ‘knew’/’felt’ that this pillar was the direct connection to the other side. It felt “other-worldly”.
I then saw what I can only describe as my dad’s ‘essence’/’soul’/’fire’/’light’ starting to creep up this pillar, like when creeping plants grow upwards. I felt that ‘he’ was now starting to really leave.
His soul/essence/life force was slowly starting to leave his body, and his essence/’light’ was crawling upwards, turning slowly as it went up. This process took hours, and as I tuned in from time to time, I could see that more and more ‘light’/soul/essence of my dad’s was going up the pillar.
I could see him physically lying on the bed of course, but I could also see his essence being ‘sucked’ or ‘climbing’ up the pillar. I felt that this was definitely a stage where we would not be able to reach him anymore. And shouldn’t try to either.
But it was absolutely beautiful to witness, in its sadness as well, this pillar of light, and my dad’s essence/soul leaving his body through this pillar.
Seeing this, was yet another ‘proof’ to me, that our soul is eternal. We transition from one world into another. And we are our essence, our life force. We do not just disappear into nothingness when we die. Our essence lives on. Our energy transforms. Our physical body expires, but our essence lives on – and it moves on.
I was about to witness this as well, over the next hours, as I tuned in to the process regularly.
Spinning column – window to the ‘other side’:
When my dad’s ‘soul’/essence/light body was around halfway up the pillar something else started happening. I could ‘see’ that the pillar started to spin. I could see it from the ‘inside’ of the pillar, like I was watching through my father’s ‘eyes’/experience, and there was like a window in the pillar, and every time the pillar had made one turn you could see through the window. And through the window I saw a field.
I did not feel that my dad had any fear at all. The experience was very calm, and almost ‘hypnotic’ – sacred and beautiful.
This ‘window’ in this spinning round see-through light pillar was at first small. And the pillar was spinning at a steady pace, not fast, not slow. As it progressed, and rose upwards like a slow moving ‘glass’ elevator, towards the end of my father’s journey – the life force/essence with it – the window got bigger and bigger, and I could see more and more of these ‘fields’. It was like the ‘window’ was at the same time turning into a ‘doorway’ that was opening. It opened up more and more, for soul/essence to get through and on to the other side.
After a while, the doorway was almost filling out the whole side of the pillar, so as the pillar spun, it was like the door was open almost all the way around and the fields were visible. I felt that these fields was the destination. This was where my father was going. This was the ‘entry point’ to the other side.
Stepping into ‘the other side’:
All of a sudden, the ‘elevator’/pillar stopped spinning, the doorway was open, and there was the fields, I could see fields as far as the eye could see, and a bright but warm sky.
I felt that my dad was going to step over the threshold and into the fields – I was not in contact with him, but I was with him – I felt him watching the doorway, and taking the step, I felt no fear from his side, he was like in a different world and state of ‘consciousness’ or being already.
From when the ‘pillar’ doorway stopped at the fields and my dad went through, it was only a matter of seconds. There was no going back, and there was no fear, it was all as it should be. And as soon as I had felt him take the step, the vision stopped. His breathing stopped. I could only see the fields, and I knew that he was there.
Our physical process of saying goodbye could then begin… I felt my dad was at peace, I felt he was in a good place. He was not in his body any longer, with us, but ‘he’ was still existing, in bodyless, energetic form, as soul – and I felt that he was off to go exploring, and wondering, and learning.
As a medium, I am still in contact with my father – I tune in from time to time. He is giving me information, letting me know that he is okay, giving me signs, and so on. There is no doubt in my mind or being, that he is still living, albeit in a different form. I don’t doubt that we live on in our, eternal, energy form of being.
It is my hope that my sharing of this very personal experience, may enlighten, and comfort you, if you are also going through/have gone through the process of losing a loved one.
I will continue to write about my experiences as a Medium and my own experiences of dying in past life regressions. If you resonate with this topic, I urge you to keep visitng my website/blog for new entries.
In peace and love!
© Marianne Johansen, 2020
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