Death is only an illusion, a transition.
Life, is eternal.
The spirit, survives.
In the mediumship and afterlife community, these words spoken are frequently, and they can minimize the experience of someone who is suffering if spoken too soon.
Even in our community, there is a list of things not to say after the loss of a loved one.
As a psychic medium and as someone who has lost those that I love, I can acknowledge there is something dramatic that changes in death, something that no mediumship reading can fix.
A relationship, while it can continue in a new way after death, is never the same, after someone in it, dies.
There is something about the presence of an actual physical bodied individual - the touch, their being, the way they feel in a room - that can't be brought back, and attempting to speak to otherwise, would be doing death, a big injustice.
In the days following the death of a loved one, many people experience visitations.
They'll sense their presence in the room, receive mysterious phone calls, and return home from outings with the pictures on their walls, now in weird places.
Ask about these experiences. It's likely they'll have had them, but been unsure of whom they could tell, without sounding crazy. In addition to this, here are a few other articles that can help you provide support to grieving person, without being too overbearing:
how to help
7 Ways You Can Support Someone Who Has Lost a Baby *helpful for all loss types
Ways to support someone who has lost a spouse *helpful for all loss types
What to say
3 Things You SHOULD Say To Someone Who Has Lost A Child *helpful for all loss types
What To Know
If a person is open and ready, they may start to sense or hear from their loved ones, and these occurrences are not to be disregarded as illness, a longing or a want.
It's important to know that many times, latent mediumistic gifts will open up after the loss of a loved one, as traumatic experiences often act as catalysts for a spiritual awakening.
The person you may be assisting, may indeed, be experiencing genuine communication with the otherworld and they're going to need support.
To help, simply direct them to this website -it's filled with tons of free information and comforting stories on reconnecting with a loved one after loss.
Amanda Linette Meder