“Life is eternal and love is immortal; and death is only a horizon, and a horizon is
nothing save the limit of our sight.” Rossiter W. Raymond
In 2002 I lost my brother to suicide. It was a very sad and tragic time in my family and really the first time I had lost a family member other than aging grandparents. He lived in Arizona, so we were really far away from where his physical body actually existed.
During this sad and tragic time I went to visit a friend to have some healing done to help me through my grief. While in her home having this healing done, the fire alarms on three floors began to beep for what appeared to be no apparent reason. We went from floor to floor in her home and could not find anything burning, hot or smoking. As a precaution we decided to call the fire department just in case there was something burning we could not see. They also could find nothing. We finally had to unplug the circuit breaker in the electrical box as these alarms were hard wired! After leaving her home I began to wonder, what was that all about? Suddenly I remembered that my brother had been an electrical engineer and he had also worked on smoke detectors during his engineering career. I knew then that he was letting me know he was OK.
A few weeks later I was sharing this story with some close college friends when, out of nowhere, the electricity in their home went off in the whole house. We all became eerily silent, wondering what was going on as there was no explanation for this sudden blackout. Once the electricity came back on, my friend’s husband came into the room wanting to know if we had turned on the vibrating chair in the family room. We all looked at him kind of funny, like why would we do that? The chair had somehow turned itself on, and there it was in the room by itself vibrating! The only way we were able to turn it off was to unplug it. I believe this was my brother’s second “unseen” appearance which left no doubt in my mind or of the minds of my dear friends that he was most certainly still around in a form other than physical! My friends have known about some of my unusual experiences throughout the years, but now they too experienced “seeing the unseen.”
As I got ready to write this today, the lamp light next to me began to flicker. Whenever that happens during normal weather I know my brother’s spirit is with me and I am seeing the unseen.
I think we all wonder when we lose someone close to us if we will ever see them again. I may not have seen my brother in a physical sense, but I certainly was able to see his unseen spirit again.
Prayer: God, we are grateful to experience our loved ones both in life and death. Keep them alive in our hearts always and forever. Amen.