Birth and Death

   Hathor: Egyptian Goddess of Birth, Life and Death

In the last couple of months, I have had close encounters with both birth and death and I have found myself thinking more and more about the felt energetic consequences of these profound events.

Firstly, was the happy addition to our family of our latest granddaughter. She was born at our house (planned!). As I babysat her young brother and sister, waiting for her to be born, we all felt the exciting anticipation of a new soul about to start a new life journey. There was an air of expectancy, of fullness, of electrifying energy around the house. When we met her for the first time, there was a sense of addition (energetically as well as literally) and our hearts seemed to expand as we welcomed her in our family. (Maybe that is the origin of the phrase ‘to heartily welcome’ someone?)

The first encounter with death in the last couple of months was when I had to take our old and very sick dog to the vets to be ‘put to sleep’. So, the death was planned. There was a sense of loss, a flattening of energetic vibration in the days beforehand as our family each said their goodbyes to her.  As I held her, seeing the light extinguish from her eyes, there was a sense of calmness, loss and sadness, despite being able to be there as a loving presence for her and the vet’s reassurance that this was ‘the last kindness’.

The second death was sudden and unexpected. A man in the prime of life drowned, trying to help children in the sea, whilst out for the day with his family. Despite frantic and prolonged attempts to resuscitate him, he did not recover and died. For all involved there was a sense of shock; despair and loss for the family and friends and deflation, deficiency and failure for those who attempted the CPR resuscitation. Later there was reflection as to what more could have been done to change the outcome.

I feel that it helps to understand that births and deaths are not random events, although they may sometimes appear to be. Our souls choose these entrances and exits on the stage of life. (1, 2)  My view is that our role as healers in these profound events is to bathe the situations in the unconditional love of our Source as this will help all – the incoming and departing souls and those involved.


1. Michael Newton PhD (2003) Journey of Souls – Case Studies of Life between Lives. Llewellyn Publications, USA

2. Brian L. Weiss MD (2005) Same Soul, Many Bodies – Discover the Healing Power of Future Lives through Progression Therapy. Free Press, USA

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