The Crossing Over Window: What Is It? How Much Time Do You Have? And, Can You Go To Your Own Funeral?
When your Loved One crosses over and leaves their physical body, they don’t always go the lingering Earth area immediately.
In most cases, your Loved One goes into the Light and crosses-over at the same time they leave their physical body. But this is not always the case.
When your Loved One dies, there are generally three options for what happens and the timeline of when their Spirit and their Body separate:
Option 1: The Spirit leaves the body and crosses-over into the Light before the physical body ceases to function adequately. This can occur in cases of:
Mental illness at the end of life
In some coma situations
In the case of severe traumatic injury where they start to leave their body and go into an erethic state of mind before any pain is experienced.
Option 2: The Spirit leaves their body and crosses-over at the exact time the physical body loses function. This is the case in most death experiences. Imagine a finger-snapping or a glowstick breaking and illuminating - a bit like that.
Option 3: The Spirit leaves the body and crosses-over after the physical body loses function. This is often the case in the passing of a Loved One who:
Hasn’t had a chance to say goodbye to everyone
Wishes to attend their own funeral (yes, you can go!)
Needs to comfort loved ones (often in the case of a husband/wife crossing)
Has some family/estate issues that need to be solved in the days following death.
If you or your Loved One chooses Option 3 - the option to not cross-over right away - don’t worry -there is no right way to die. They all have some time built in before they lose their option to go 'into the Light' which is the most critical part.
The Light is the gateway tunnel that appears to guide a Loved One before during or after passing and will stay open for between 1 hour -10 days as a Loved One transitions into spirit. This is what is known as the Crossing Over Window.
The Crossing Over Window is the timeframe the Light stays open and it seems to changes from person to person, circumstance to circumstance, but is typically not more than one week after physical body death.
During this time window, your Loved One can:
Say goodbye to those who were unable to be present before or during their physical death
Comfort those who are grieving and go to their own funeral, if they so wish they can and many do
Make any necessary and uniquely strong after-death visitations, to get their point across, usually
Sensed your grandmother, saw her at the foot of your bed, or swear you felt your husband touch your neck in the days after his death? It's pretty likely you did - as visitations in the days immediately following the death can be some of the strongest -
Concerned someone may be lingering a bit too long?
What's normal? It all depends. The crossing over window can appear more than once and these are called 'outs' or 'near-death experiences,' which can also be euphoric experiences), can they last anywhere from an hour to ten days, though it all depends.
For example, when someone has a terminal illness situation (more than "life"), this window may appear more than once, which is why a caretaker, may some days feel it's time and other times that feeling goes away. Frequently caretakers are very intuitive and can sense when the Light is near; some have even seen it. It can be scary or startling and cause an eruption of intense emotion the first time you sense it, however, once you realize when it's happening, it gets easier to handle (for more on managing your gifts, see this ebook). It's like getting close to the sun, and it can be very overwhelming - causing some totally to freak out. So try not to force death on someone, because if someone is already sensitive, you don’t know what might happen. This is doubly why it’s important to let everyone grieve in their own way even if that way takes twenty years.
If you know someone not comfortable with death and to get squirrely when someone is about to die, it is often because this person can sense the Light near and they aren’t comfortable with it yet.
Anyway, moving on -
After the crossing over window is up, the loved one is greeted and met with any Angels, family members or friends to help escort them safely if that’s what they choose. Usually, these escorts are people they already know in spirit; and you may or may not also know them, as sometimes it's an old friend(s) from college or something like that.
Overall, the Light is a bit like a red carpet the spirit world role outs, and it doesn't abandon anyone willing to take its hand. It's designed to make your loved ones crossing the most comfortable experience possible, will appear more than once, and for an extended period, to make sure whoever has wanted to get on board has.
Amanda Linette Meder
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Last Updated 20 Dec 18