When a loved one passes on

Our completeness is always intact, because our relation to God is never severed, divorced, lost, or taken away.

When my wife passed on after decades of a loving marriage, I became very lonely and sad. I prayed to understand that there is no death, and that both of us are complete, spiritual expressions of God, having every divine quality and attribute, right now and forever—to know that life is really immortal.

Then God spoke to me and said, “My grace is sufficient for thee” (II Corinthians 12:9). I understood grace to be the disposition of the Christ, God’s healing message. Grace is what I have and embody because I reflect God’s nature. It is the divine or spiritual temperament, the consciousness that does not respond to, react to, or even see that which is mortal, but recognizes only God’s creation.

The next day the Christ again spoke to me: “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you” (John 14:18). I knew that this applied to my wife as well. I learned that the support we gave each other and the spiritual qualities my wife expressed were not in a material form or character. They were actually God expressing Himself. Therefore, they could never be absent. Hence, I did not need to seek satisfaction, companionship, or compassion in or from a human presence. All good is in ever-present God, divine Love.

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