Keeping the departed company

Last night in a funeral parlour, I did somethng for the first time. I had not been very close to the departed person, a relative, and there were few people to talk with. After a while, my mind began to wander. Then, I had an idea. I said in my mind to the departed: “You’ll be going to another world which I know little about. In the next 15 minutes, let me keep your soul company.” Then I cleared my mind of all clutter and filled my mind with only one picture for the next 15 minutes: we were sitting quietly on a bench in a park together, enjoying the breeze. Afterwards, I found it a sanctifying experience, and I slept very well last night.

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One thought on “Keeping the departed company

  1. In some cultures, they call it “journeying”, sometimes they do it accompanied by drumbeats or rattles. Seems like u have the gift to be a shaman? Like Angaangaq. 🙂
    – Jimmy Pong

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