Q: I’ve always heard that dying is a lonely business, that no matter how many people are in the room with you, you die alone. Why must it be that way?
A: Dying is not a solitary experience despite what most people think. Even someone who dies lost in the woods, trapped in a cave, or alone in a room is not truly alone. Always there are those with them to help them and guide them. Some who heed the call are still physical, but will leave the body, and act as spiritual guides or companions to those crossing between life and death or death and life. Those who act as guides appear as whoever it is they need to to make the journey peaceful, non-stressful, and joyous for those who called them. You may appear as guide, guardian, angel, mother, brother, father, sister, grandmother, or friend. It matters not what guise you wear as long as it satisfies those who called you.
Dying is less lonely than most people think. Birth and death are always attended by those of both worlds. For never does a soul leave or enter the transitional plane without someone waiting with or for them.
Smooth transitions result from having all centers aligned. Once the emotional/spiritual/physical/mental/sexual/psychical/communicational centers are aligned and harmonious can the body be sloughed off and the soul then freed to move forward. This may take moments or years—each person is different. However, some [deaths] are not harmonious and the leaving is then rough and full of pain or discord. This is usually when guides or companions are called so that the transitioning can be made more peaceful and less traumatic. If the person is aware enough, though, then can they bring these centers into alignment [on their own] and transcend in a clear and fluid manner—no pain, no disquiet, just peace and harmony.
For more information on death, dying, and the astral plane, check out the book “Escorting the Dead: My life as a psychopomp.”