Recently, I was talking with a hospice nurse about her experiences. She confirmed what I’ve found in my own experience. To the surprise of many people, it is not unusual in the final moments of life for the dying to begin talking with individuals that no one can see. Often these encounters are written off as hallucinations even though they are quite different from hallucinatory experiences.
I am convinced we must learn how to honor these moments and learn from them. Anyone out there have similar stories and experiences they can share? I’d love to hear them.
One response to “Stories about Crossing over….”
Robert, I just finished reading Crossing the Threshold of Eternity and was quite moved as it brought back memories of the final days in my husband’s life. He died at the relatively young age of 59 on January 2, 2012 just 79 days after being diagnosed with stage IV cholangiocarcinoma. He was lucid up to the end and I took notes of the things he talked about during his final hours and realize there are quite a few similarities between what you wrote in the book and what he said. I would like the opportunity to share them if you care to contact me. He was adopted at birth and raised in a conservative Protestant parsonage and these factors were played out quite dramatically at the end.