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Our Coming Death...

Discussion in 'General Afterlife Discussions' started by innerperson, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. innerperson

    innerperson Member

    I remember reading we may subconsciously be aware of our upcoming death.

    How long before our actual death will this happen?

    I'm wondering how much time would we have to take care of everything prior to leaving.
  2. bluebird

    bluebird Regular Contributor

    I don't think there's any way that anyone could really tell you that, at least not with any accuracy. If it's true that we may be subconsciously aware, then perhaps only that individual is aware? Perhaps sometimes her/his loved ones are as well, I don't know. But in terms of each individual, anyway, maybe the "awareness" time frame varies from person to person.

    While it's not always possible to do so, I suppose the best course of action would be to always have one's affairs arranged as well as possible, so that if/when death does arrive, the practical matters have already been taken care of, which I should think would take a weight off one's mind in any case, knowing that it's done.
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  3. mac

    mac Staff Member

    Subconsciously we may well be aware that 'our end is nigh' but that won't necessarily translate to a conscious awareness, especially of an upcoming date, enabling us to put our affairs in order in readiness. blubird's suggestions are very sensible but I wonder how many of us are so organised that most of our affairs are well prepared for our deaths.

    I suppose if anyone gets the feeling they should be making preparations then it would be best to act on the feeling and just hope you're being unduly pessimistic! If you're not then you'll enjoy feeling smug after you've passed. If you are then you'll have stuff prepared for whenever your death does come about.

    That's a win-win situation! :D
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  4. innerperson

    innerperson Member

    That is what got me thinking about this topic. I agree with bluebird's post as well. It wouldn't be too difficult to take care of things like funeral arrangements and wills.

    Other things would require a lot more time and effort. I run my own business and am the only employee. I never really wanted employees or to build a big company. I do want to make sure my customers are taken care of which would require time to put measures in place for my business to continue without me. I probably should be doing that sooner rather than later. haha

    I would also be interested how this awareness would present itself. Is it a feeling you get? Is it "dreams" that happen in order to prepare you?

    I know our passed loved ones have been known to visit when our deaths are close. Carol and Mikey's book talked about that. I remember my grandmother speaking to her brother before her death. She would sit there and giggle which was a lot of fun to watch. Since she had dementia, I didn't think much of it until I started learning about the afterlife. Now I understand that it was probably her brother helping her to prepare. A week or two later she passed on.
  5. mac

    mac Staff Member

    Incarnate life is a rich tapestry of experiences that are unique to this physical dimension, this world.

    For some individuals I expect there will be an awareness of their upcoming passing but the only ones who could tell you how it came about for them personally are the ones it's happened to - and they ain't here! :D Maybe you'd like to put your question in the C&M thread to hear how Mikey saw things as his passing was approaching, whether or how he felt moved to make his own preparations?

    It's admirable you care about trying to look after others and the best you can do is to start making preparations right here, right now. Maybe your asking these very questions is a sign of your own, changed awareness? If not you can breathe easy a few months down the line and if you've made preparations for that still-uncertain time of your passing you may enjoy feeling smug while you're still alive here! :)

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