‘If you feel lost in the dark, remember you are the light.’
I spent last weekend attending a conference on consciousness studies – top scientists exploring the many ways that we can verify how human consciousness transcends physical death. To say that I was blown away would be an understatement. The conference was phenomenal, but the part that truly blew me away is likely not the obvious part. I have been a student of the afterlife sciences for most of my life and I have a landscape of personal life experiences that fortify a deep and abiding belief that death is nothing more than a doorway. What blew me away were the stories of those around me at the conference- not the researchers, but the families whose grief had brought them to this threshold.
On Saturday I sat next to a mother whose two young children were murdered by their father in 2012. Her entire world was irrevocable changed in a moment in the most traumatic way imaginable. She told us her story and how her despair took her to the darkest place that she had ever known. I cried as I listened to this mother share not just the darkness that had brought her to this conference, but also the light she had found and was now sharing with others.