To begin, let’s understand how we got here. Your consciousness, your spirit, your soul, made a choice to incarnate into a human body to have a human experience here in this reality. Some agree and choose to take physical form to work on ancestral issues, karmic issues, personal growth, or even assist with the evolution of humanity.
Before incarnating, you chose your family of origin (yes, you chose them 😉) any key players in your life, soul lessons or major events for you to experience, any soul contracts with other souls you would meet on your path. Sort of a blueprint for your incarnation. I have met souls who are in what I refer to as a “resting” incarnation. They are here to enjoy life, as more of a support role for their family of origin or soul mates. I’m sure you’ve met people like this – nothing really gets them down and it doesn’t take much to make them happy. They are happy with being in physical form supporting those they love.
Into the Physical
Now, with a game plan, it’s time to leave the non-physical. There is a veil that is placed over your memory of who you are in totality (an eternal soul) so that you come into this incarnation as a blank slate, following the guidance of your soul and your team, fulfilling your mission if you will. This allows you to create a life based on your preferences and desires while filling in the blanks as you grow and connect with those around you.
So, you’re here in the physical, living and experiencing life, drinking lattes, making babies, learning soul lessons, making an impact in the world, crossing paths with souls you’re meant to, etc. You are living your life.
Sometimes, what can happen is we start to feel what I call “soul urges”. Those little whispers. We start to wonder if there’s more to life. We know we should feel grateful and love the life we have, yet, there is a longing for more. At this point, we start to become aware of our higher, divine self, the part of us that is not in the physical, the part of us that knows what our blueprint is, why we chose this life. It’s at this point that our higher self will guide us to the experiences we planned for our life. If, by chance, we are not in touch with our higher self just yet, our lives can seem a little topsy-turvy and we can find ourselves jumping from one thing to the next looking for more. Something to keep in mind is that we have free will, so you get to answer the soul urges or not. It’s all up to you.
Deciding to go Home
Now, what most people don’t understand is that we choose to leave the physical, we decide when to die. Yes, you read that right. You decide. It’s not random. On a soul level, you make the decision as to when you’re going to go home. Often, once you’ve fulfilled the blueprint you outlined for your life, you are ready to go home. For some, the list is complete, you came, you saw, you conquered and you’re ready to go home. For others, sometimes life can be too much, and you decide to end it early and go home. Most people go home when it’s time, when the time is right for them. There are what I have experienced, “exit points” we have planned throughout our lives and it is at these times when an opportunity to go home presents. With free will, we decide when we would like to go.
Making the Transition
One of the greatest fears people have is dying because they don’t know what’s going to happen or how it will feel to leave the physical. I’ve met several people who have died and then come back to life and they have all shared that it was the most beautiful experience. One gentleman said it was like he woke up in a different place with his crossed over loved ones were there and he could see himself lying in the hospital bed. For him, he chose to come back into his physical body to be with his family as there were grandbabies that were coming in, so he wanted to be with his family a little while longer.
When death takes place, you leave your physical body behind. A beautiful light appears along with angels, crossed over loved ones, a barista holding a latte. You get the picture. Someone from spirit will come to guide you to the “other side”. Now, if you choose to not go to the light, for whatever reason, you will become “earthbound” and from my perspective, this is not a place that would bring your soul great joy. So, look for the light when it’s time.
Life in Spirit
You’ve gone to the light, you are with your crossed over loved ones, latte in hand, you will adjust to life in the hereafter. For some souls, there is time required to adjust and accept that they are no longer in physical form. Someone who took their own life or who were on drugs when they died, may require a bit of time to adjust energetically and on all levels. From this point, there is a life review where you will have the opportunity to review your life and watch it unfold before you. You will have the opportunity to see the impact of your behaviour and decisions on those around us. Oftentimes abusers will have witnessed first hand the impact of their actions and will desperately want to make amends with their loved ones. It is a beautiful reminder to live consciously and with kind, loving intentions.
After your life review you’ll get to decide what you’d like to do next on a soul level. Some souls choose to incarnate again pretty quickly, while others take time to assess what they’ve accomplished on a soul level and what they would like to do next. Some become spirit guides to their loved ones, some like to mess with the family dog and play with the radio. From this place, there is so much we can do on a soul level. We can tour the universe or other dimensions or watch over this planet while our loved ones are still here. Some souls wait to incarnate to meet their family members when it’s their time to cross. Basically, there are things to do and experience and new plans to make. You’ll see when you get there. 😉
The BIG question
“WHEN DO I GET TO MEET GOD?”
After all that, you’re probably wondering when you get to meet the Big Guy, or Girl, the King Poobah, the Cat’s Meow, yes? What we often forget is that we are a projection of God, God is within you, God is you, you are God. Once we remember our Divine Spark, just look into your eyes next time you pass a mirror, we can save ourselves years of feeling lost and disconnected. Our true essence is interwoven with God energies and he/she drinks lattes just like us (sorry that was my reality popping in). The point is, we can experience Heaven on Earth while we are here and have a meet-and-greet when we leave the physical.
The Bottom Line
Death is going home. It’s something your soul yearns for and deep inside we know we are still connected to home while we are here in the physical. Now, until it’s your time to go, grab a latte, or glass of wine, and live your life to the fullest. Remember, that we each carry the essence of God inside us and can choose to fully and completely live each and every moment we are here.
Shauna Chandler is a Spiritual Medium, Teacher and Guide, a mind-body science enthusiast, an avid women’s empowerment advocate, and a loyal coffee and chocolate lover. Her passion is sharing insights and inspiration, assisting clients with clearing anything holding them back, creating room for magical possibilities to take root and grow. Shauna lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with her husband and daughter. Visit www.shaunachandler.com for more information.
Shauna Marie Chandler
Reiki Master/Teacher, Angel Readings, Sacred Geometry