Does your spirit attend your funeral?
amanda linette meder
A few months ago, I went to a funeral for a friend’s father.
Knowing how funerals usually go, I went fully expecting to see a few Spirits, especially since the funeral was taking place in a church.
In many church services, depending on the church and how the service is held, there is often at least several Archangels and several Ascended Masters present.
Sometimes I will see Haniel or Gabriel, and sometimes, energies of the Virgin Mary and Jesus are very present.
So I expected that. I also expected the Spirit of my friend’s father to be present.
In the Buddhist tradition, the spirit leaves the body immediately but may linger in an in-between state near the body after death.
I had seen him just a few days before her passing in the hospice room. The Light was already present and glowing in front of his bed. He talked about it and referenced to it to others in the room.
He was indeed seeing a giant glowing light with Spirit people and Angels glowing in the center of it.
This is normal. It is also normal for a deceased person to attend their own funeral service after they leave their physical body in death.
It’s an excellent opportunity for them to see the people who they didn’t get to see before they crossed and to say their final goodbyes.
It's also an excellent time for them to comfort the grieving.
The Crossing Over Window
People have a window of time surrounding their death where their Spirit can leave their physical body and cross into the Light.
Some people leave their bodies in the moments before their physical death, before they feel any pain at all. Rather than experiencing first-hand the trauma of dying - they watch what happens as an observer on the sidelines.
Some people leave their bodies the instant their physical body ceases to operate. Meaning, at the exact time of physical death, the spirit leaves the body and crosses-over.
Most people leave their body and depart Earth for the Light, somewhere between 24-hours and 10-days after their physical body has ceased to operate.
When they're ready, the person simply walks into the Light that hovers nearby them.
Almost like a train door that remains open at the station for some time before the train actually departs, this light window then closes once the soul enters it.
Generally, the Light, the train door, closes for the final time after the last rites ceremony happens after this person’s death.
The Final Ceremonies
Some spirits will linger around on earth until after the last rites ceremony. Depending on the person and what they believe is essential, what qualifies as the last rites ceremony will change.
The last concluding event of their life, where after which their Light door closes, will ultimately be different for everyone.
Depending on their perspective on what is and what is not essential, the Last Rite could be:
A traditional funeral service
The burial after the funeral
When a loved one gives permission to the deceased that it’s okay for them to go
Once the processing of the physical estate commences, and it’s smooth sailing for estate handouts
As soon as the deceased Spirit finishes visiting and saying goodbye to everyone
Once this Last Right is complete, generally, the Spirit of the person who has passed gets on the train, goes into the Light and leaves peacefully on their own.
With that said, many people do choose to go to their own funeral while the final ties of the soul's life are being wrapped op.
What Happens at a Funeral
The deceased person will be present, and they generally shift to and from several locations throughout the service.
Here’s what you can expect from Spirit attending a funeral
As guests are in procession to the funeral, the deceased person generally arrives with the person or group of persons who were most affected by the death.
These people are usually in the head car of the funeral procession, but not always.
Sometimes the person who feels the most pain or who is most affected is someone who is not even recognized by the principal, immediate family members.
The person with the most sadness, who is in the most pain, is generally escorted by the deceased person to the event.
If you come early and this person(s) isn’t there yet - wait - the deceased person is yet to arrive.
Once this person(s) and the deceased have arrived, as guests are arriving at the funeral, the deceased person generally stands in an inconspicuous place in the lobby.
This is so they can effectively ‘greet’ everyone, while also avoiding being accidentally stepped on or walked through by an unsuspecting guest.
Walking through a Spirit does have a feeling, and most people can sense it. Recently deceased people are generally not comfortable with someone passing through them, so they tend to step out of the way.
I have seen the deceased stand next to or behind the picture boards commemorating their life. Some even stan right behind or next to the guestbook stand.
During the service
During and towards the end of the service, the deceased person often stands at the foot of the coffin or near their body.
They are usually wearing whatever clothing and makeup they are wearing in the coffin itself, so many deceased people look pretty fabulous at their funerals.
If you can see those in Spirit, you may be able to even see a wavy, glowy light, or a static in the air in this space. This would be the Spirit.
Following the service
Following the service, where the deceased person goes, varies.
Some cross over into the Light at the close of the service or after everyone leaves.
Some follow other family members to help with comforting them and tying up any loose ends, which may require their input.
Some hang around with their own body for a while, seemingly reflecting on and coming to terms with their own death.
The Next Time You Are at a Funeral
Act how you would have acted if the deceased were actually present.
In the case of my friend’s father, he was present in the lobby and then once people were seated, he moved up to the front of the church floor for the service and the goodbyes.
While alive, he was part of the church choir, so there was a brief change in the regular affairs during his service. When the choir began to sing, he changed outfits and joined right in.
So to recap:
The deceased often go to their funerals to connect and provide comfort
They move around throughout the service depending on where the people who need support are
They may cross over after the service, but don't worry, often come back for visitations as a soul-body
If your loved one has crossed, look out for the signs of them at the funeral service, such as tingles, waves of light or watch for children looking or gazing in a particular area.
After that, keep an eye out for signs from them, as they will typically become abundant for those watching and aware.
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Amanda Linette Meder
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Last Updated: 2019.09.03