Sense of peace when someone dies


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I think I can lay claim to a certain number of spiritual experiences of various sorts.

One of them is what might be called a sense of peace when someone dies, and who has some relationship to me, particularly if they’re Christian. For example when my old Protestant pastor died, I had this phenomenal peace which lasted for about half an hour in the early morning. A few hours later a phone call informed me of his death at around that time.

Just this last Saturday I had a sense of peace around mid-afternoon. I almost said to my wife, “I think someone has died”, but I didn’t which is bad luck as it would have been proof of a sort. But this evening I received a phone call to say my last remaining uncle died on Saturday afternoon at about that time.

He was an obedient Catholic, if not an outstanding one. and I haven’t got much doubt the “sense of peace” was a sort of communication from him.

Does anybody else here get these sorts of spirtiual occurrences?


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Bob, I have never had the experience you describe, but when my mom died I had a similar experience. My sister and I were with her and just minutes afer she took her last breath, not only did we feel a very strong sense of peace, but we sensed that there was a presence of some sort in the room. Nothing scary, but something there. We can only imagine things like Angels, or even Jesus coming to escort my mom’s soul. At least that’s what we like to think! Either way, it was very peaceful and over all, a huge blessing to be with her.


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[quote="Bob_Crowley, post:1, topic:177278"]
I think I can lay claim to a certain number of spiritual experiences of various sorts.

One of them is what might be called a sense of peace when someone dies, and who has some relationship to me, particularly if they're Christian. For example when my old Protestant pastor died, I had this phenomenal peace which lasted for about half an hour in the early morning. A few hours later a phone call informed me of his death at around that time.

Just this last Saturday I had a sense of peace around mid-afternoon. I almost said to my wife, "I think someone has died", but I didn't which is bad luck as it would have been proof of a sort. But this evening I received a phone call to say my last remaining uncle died on Saturday afternoon at about that time.

He was an obedient Catholic, if not an outstanding one. and I haven't got much doubt the "sense of peace" was a sort of communication from him.

Does anybody else here get these sorts of spirtiual occurrences?

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Hello,

I believe the "sense of peace" you experienced was communication from God. He is the great healer. The more we believe the more we see and experience. When someone passes away, I tell their loved ones to pay attention. Amazing things often happen during our periods of deep grief. I believe the Holy Spirit knows when we are in need of His comfort. I would encourage you to share your experiences with others. Ask for the gift of discernment. Perhaps God provides you with these experiences (blessings) so you can trust in Him, therefore helping others to trust in Him too.

May the Lord bless and keep you. May His face shine upon you. May His graciousness be like an endless stream. May the Lord show His favour, on your house and your neighbor , till the last remaining strife on earth has ceased. May He grant you peace.


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[quote="Chochy, post:3, topic:177278"]
Hello,

I believe the "sense of peace" you experienced was communication from God. He is the great healer. The more we believe the more we see and experience. When someone passes away, I tell their loved ones to pay attention. Amazing things often happen during our periods of deep grief. I believe the Holy Spirit knows when we are in need of His comfort. I would encourage you to share your experiences with others. Ask for the gift of discernment. Perhaps God provides you with these experiences (blessings) so you can trust in Him, therefore helping others to trust in Him too.

May the Lord bless and keep you. May His face shine upon you. May His graciousness be like an endless stream. May the Lord show His favour, on your house and your neighbor , till the last remaining strife on earth has ceased. May He grant you peace.

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Thanks for your thoughts, but these people sometimes are not particularly close to me, nor do I feel grief. In fact in my own family's case, I didn't get this sense of peace, I certainly didn't get it when my father died, for reasons I've mentioned elsewhere, although I did feel something when my sister died. I suppose you'd call it a spiritual nudge.

I remember when we were casting some of her ashes into the sea about a year later. Just as I did my bit, a wave broke over the rocks and half saturated me. I couldn't help but think it was almost like her sometimes sarcastic sense of humour in action.

For example I'm pretty sure I had a similar sense of peace when a strongly Catholic chap I used to work with died. I didn't find out technically he'd died until I saw an obituary in the local Catholic newspaper. But casting my mind back I remember a particular day around that date, that I had a sense of his being surprised about a few things, and at the same tmie I felt this "sense of peace". But I didn't feel grief, and still don't. We weren't that close, and he's probably in heaven anyway, or pretty close to it.


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