This is a piece I wrote about an amazing spiritual experience my direct family had the privilege to go through recently with the passing of my brother in hospital. I was humbled by the large number of people from our group that responded and decided to put the event on the website. I do this to share how being aware of situations from a spiritual perspective can bring wonder and awe into a sad situation.
Last week my younger brother, Philip, died of a new and rare illness called Vexas syndrome.
What I would like to convey in this message is the incredible events leading up to his passing.
He had been in intensive care for six weeks and we, alongside the medical team, decided that it was appropriate not to resuscitate. He was moved out of the ICU ward on to another ward. It was a very busy ward.
The family comprises of myself, my sister and, would you believe, our mother who is 95. Two out of three of us were visiting every day, with Saturday being my sister’s day off.
The Saturday that Phil died, Jill (our sister) had an intuition that she would like to attend with us but when the three of us arrived, we saw for the first time the busy ward he had been moved on to.
It was very, very busy and noisy as we had entered at visiting time. We managed to squeeze around his bed and close the cubicle curtains. As usual, I connected by putting my hand on his heart. The energy was enormous! I suggested that Jill did the same. She could really feel the energy. Our mother then joined in and also felt the enormous energy.
At the point where the three of us were connected to Phil, the ward became silent, and I mean silent, not just quiet. We experienced that total silence for at least ten minutes, and there was an incredible feeling of love and peace.
Phil died peacefully within an hour. We were there and able to be part of the process.
Looking back, I realise that what happened was that time stood still for us and Philip. We had connected into that Divine passing.