Death, awakening of the butterfly

There is no such thing as "Death". Everything in creation is energy.
Energy cannot die. It simply transforms.

We grieve because we miss the company of the one we loved.
We miss touching them and sharing the journey together.
Letting go is painful. It is difficult to see that 'death' is in fact a new beginning.

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.
~ Richard Bach

To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven;
A time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck that which is planted.
~ Bible, Ecclesiastes 3:1

Life after earth:
Yes, there is life after death.
Heaven is a name for the place our spirits go to.
It is a place of peace and love beyond imagination.
And yes, we become reunited with all those we loved so deeply on the earth plane.

Unable are the Loved to die
For Love is Immortality.
~ Emily Dickinson

There is no death!
What seems so is transition;
This life of mortal breath
Is but a suburb of the life elysian,
Whose portal we call death.
~ Henry W. Longfellow

The call of death is a call of love. Death can be sweet if we answer it in the affirmative,
if we accept it as one of the great eternal forms of life and transformation.
~ Hermann Hesse

Death is one of two things. Either it is annihilation, and the dead have no consciousness of anything;
or, as we are told, it is really a change: a migration of the soul from one place to another.
~ Socrates

Death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness.
~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Living is death; dying is life. We are not what we appear to be.
On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that citizens;
on this side orphans, on that children.
~ Henry Ward Beecher

Death the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.
~ Walter Scott

Messages to those left behind:
Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die.
~ Anonymous

There is nothing more painful on eath than 'losing' a child.
We are never prepared for the sudden departing of any young life.
Time heals the hearts left behind, very slowly, if ever.

Understand, as difficult as it may seem, that it is planned in advance
for the young person to stay here only a short time.
Often, little children and some young people, know this...they have not yet
forgotten the heavenly realms and understand they will return home very quickly.

We, on the other hand, have forgotten completely.
We have no memory of life before birth and become overwhelmed with earthly
emotion and attachment. In some cases we believe that some of these deaths
could have been prevented and cause ourselves extreme grief asking, "what if..."

"I went to a party, Mum"
 I went to a party, and remembered what you said.
 You told me not to drink  Mum, so I had a sprite instead.
 I felt proud of myself, the way you said I would,
 that I didn't drink and drive, though some friends said I should.
 I made a healthy choice, and your advice to me was right
 as the party finally ended, and the kids drove out of sight.
 I got into my car, sure to get home in one piece,
 I never knew what was coming, Mum something I expected least.
Now I'm lying on the pavement, and I hear the policeman say,
"The kid that caused this wreck was drunk", Mum, His voice seems far away.
My own blood's all around me, as I try hard not to cry,
I can hear the paramedic say,"This girl is going to die."
 I'm sure the guy had no idea, while he was flying high,
 because he chose to drink and drive, now I would have to die.
 So why do people do it Mum, Knowing that it ruins lives?
and now the pain is cutting me, like a hundred stabbing knives.
Tell sister not to be afraid Mum, tell Daddy to be brave,
and when I go to heaven, put "Daddy's Girl" on my grave.
 Someone should have taught him, that it's wrong to drink and drive.
maybe if his parents had, I'd still be alive.
My breath is getting shorter Mum, I'm getting really scared,
these are my final moments, and I'm so unprepared.
I wish that you could hold me Mum, as I lie here and die.
I wish that I could say I love you Mum,
So I love you and good-bye.
~ Source unknown


There are lessons to be learnt from the departing of someone so new to the world.
There are great gifts in the 'loss'. Look for the gifts beyond the personal grief.

O Sarah! if the dead can come back to this earth and flit unseen around those they loved,
I shall always be near you; In the gladdest days and in the darkest nights...always, always,
and if there be a soft breeze upon your cheek, it shall be my breath,
as the cool air fans your throbbing temple, it shall be my spirit passing by.
Sarah do not mourn me dead; think I am gone and wait for thee, for we shall meet again.
~ Major Sullivan Ballou, to his wife, a week before his death in 1861

"Danny Boy"
And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
And I am dead - as dead I well may be
You'll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say a prayer there for me
And I shall hear, though soft you tread above me
And all my dreams will warm and sweeter be
If you will whisper softly you still love me
I will sleep in peace until you come to me
~ Traditional Irish Song

"Seasons in the Sun"
Goodbye Papa, it's hard to die
When all the bird's are singing in the sky
Now that the spring is in the air
Little kids are everywhere
Think of me and I'll be there
We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun
But the wine and the song like the seasons have all gone
~ Terry Jacks

Reflections of those left behind:
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
~ Harriet Beecher Stowe

On a day of burial there is no perspective, for space itself is annihilated.
Your dead friend is still a fragmentary being.
The day you bury him is a day of chores and crowds, of hands false or true to be shaken,
of the immediate cares of mourning.
The dead friend will not really die until tomorrow, when silence is round you again.
Then he will show himself complete,
as he was to tear himself away, as he was, from the substantial you.
Only then will you cry out because of him who is leaving and whom you cannot detain.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

A man's dying is more the survivors' affair than his own.
~ Thomas Mann

When God calls little children to dwell with Him above,
We mortals sometimes question  the wisdom of His love.
For no heartache compares with  the death of one small child
Who does so much to make our world seem wonderful and mild.
Perhaps God tires of calling  the aged to his fold,
So He picks a rosebud before it can grow old.
God knows how much we need them, and so He takes but few
To make the land of Heaven more beautiful to view.
Believing this is difficult  still somehow we must try,
The saddest word mankind knows  will always be "Goodbye".
So when a little child departs, we who are left behind
Must realize God loves children, Angels are hard to find.
~ Source unknown


We weep over the graves of infants and the little ones taken from us by death;
but an early grave may be the shortest way to heaven.
~ Tryon Edwards

I pretend I do not know you yet you are always by my side,
warning me to tell the children not to run into the street
or go too close to the edge of the river, urging me to drive carefully.
You govern my life, yet you have no name for I have not given you one.
But when I meet you face-to-face you are not always so terrifying
for you make me aware of how much I can love.
~ A Mum somewhere

Celibrate and Let Go:
Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death.
When a life has been lived completely honestly,
completely successfully, or just completely,
the correct response to death's perfect punctuation mark is a smile.
~ Julie Burchill

Why do you mourn death? It is a celebration, a liberation of spirit!
It is a graduation from physical, mental and emotional challenge.
Learn from the traditional Irish wake. Throw a huge party and celibrate.
There is a lifetime ahead of you to grieve, to cry, to reflect, to remember.
For one day, hold a party of love and laughter
in honor of the soul who has returned home.

Grief and mourning is negative energy which holds back the soul from continuing on.
You were not taught from birth, that death is a joyous ocassion.
What if you were! Oh, how different your life would be.
So many people have life backwards. Instead, from now on, see letting go as the
greatest gift you can give to yourself and others. Holding on is selfish, negative and futile.

Be immensly thankful for the time you shared with the soul who decides to leave.
Help and guide them on their way if you can.
And, before they go, make every moment together count.
Six weeks, six months, six years, sixteen or sixty...WHO KNOWS!
Once they leave it is too late. There is no turning back the hand of time.
Love each other and create wonderful magical moments together, TODAY

Speak what is in your heart and on your mind.
DO all the things you wish to do,
or your pain will run deep and your regrets may haunt you, for the rest of your life!
YOU are the one that determines the joy of letting go or not.
~ TC

Live the dream before it's time to go:
Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
~ Helen Keller

If man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
~ Martin Luther King, June 23, 1963

"The Rose"
It's the heart afraid of dying, that never learns to dance;
It's the dream afraid of waking, that never takes the chance;
It's the one who won't be taken, who cannot seem to give;
And the soul afraid of dying, that never learns to live.
~ Bette Midler

"The Lacon"
Suicide sometimes proceeds from cowardice, but not always; for cowardice sometimes prevents it;
since as many live because they are afraid to die, as die because they are afraid to live.
~ Charles Caleb Colton, 1829

Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself,
the most comforting words of all;  This, too, shall pass.
~ Ann Landers

I have in my hands two boxes which God gave me to hold.
He said, "Put all your sorrows in the black, and all your joys in the gold."
I heeded his words, and in the two boxes both my joys and sorrows I stored.
But though the gold became heavier each day the black was as light as before.
With curiosity, I opened the black I wanted to find out why.
And I saw, in the base of the box, a hole which my sorrows had fallen out by.
I showed the hole to God, and mused aloud, "I wonder where my sorrows could be."
He smiled a gentle smile at me. "My child, they're all here with me."
I asked, "God, why give me the boxes, Why the gold, and the black with the hole?"
"My child, the gold is for you to count your blessings, the black is for you to let go."
~ Source unknown


Why hurry the journey's end?
Life is a precious gift.
It involves lesson upon lesson...
strength, love and total inner honesty.
Some of us have much to learn. Most of us will have to come back!

Suicide is about life, being in fact the sincerest form of criticism life gets.
~ Wilfrid Sheed

Man's destructive hand spares nothing that lives;
he kills to feed himself, he kills to clothe himself,
he kills to adorn himself, he kills to attack,
he kills to defend himself, he kills to instruct himself,
he kills to amuse himself, he kills for the sake of killing.
~ Josef de Maistre

Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.
~ Herbert Hoover

If the anti-abortion movement took a tenth of the energy they put into protesting
and devoted it to improving the lives of children who have been born into lives
of poverty, violence, and neglect, many lives would be saved.

To bring into the world an unwanted human being is as antisocial an act as murder.
~ Gore Vidal 1968

Sweet Dreams:
Parting IS such sweet sorrow.
Life is a huge, grand illusion.
REAL life is that which follows, in 'The Dreamtime'.

"Starry, Starry Night"
Starry, starry night
Flaming flowers that brightly blaze
Swirling clouds in violet haze
Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue
Colors changing hue
Morning fields of amber grain
Weathered faces lined in pain
Are soothed beneath
the artist's loving hand.

For they could not love you
But still, your love was true
And when no hope was left inside
On that starry, starry night
You took your life as lovers often do
But I could've told you, Vincent
This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you...
~ Don McLean

'Death' is a natural cycle of life, the transformation of
consciousness and states of energy and information from which
we move into higher and more refined vibratory frequencies.

'Death' is a natural cycle of life.
Nature is perfect and in divine order and timing.
The rainbow reflects the seven colours of the human aura.
The lifecycle of the simple caterpillar reflects human life.
Let the butterfly, awakened from sleep, go free.

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