I went with my friend Julio to visit his mother Maria in a convalescent home. Maria had been catatonic for at least seven years or more. The only way she seemed to be communicating with others was through her eye movement and scrunching her face. On the first of what would be many visits with Maria I sat down beside her to massage her hands while her son Julio spoke to her. Within a short time I began to hear Maria speaking within herself. I honestly do not remember what she was saying now, but I clearly remember her reaction when I spoke back to her on a spirit level and let her know that I could hear her. Maria was shocked that I could hear her. “Can you really hear me? No one has heard me in years!” Her excitement was that of someone who was locked in a room and the door was finally opened by a helpful stranger. Her excitement was mine also. To be the person on the other side of the door to greet her was and still is one of pure ecstasy and divine bliss. This was the inception of many conversations that brought peace, solace, healing, laughter and closure for her, her children and husband.
When speaking to Julio about his mother Maria and the experience of being able to communicate with her again after so many years, he told me many things. Julio said that he always knew his mother was present and could hear what he was saying to her on their visits. To start having such flowing communication with his mother through me helped to take him out of the perception and thoughts of the unrecognizable physical persona he was witnessing his mother to be. The communication with her brought back to him the true self of his mother. Julio could see Maria once again as the beautiful woman and mother he remembered her to be. There was such joy in sharing memories with her, hearing how she felt and a sense of relief was brought about to have closure and come to terms with her making her transition, along with letting her know he was ok with her leaving. Julio expressed that the communication he could have with her again was extremely emotionally healing, a true blessing and assisted him to find the happiness of what death brings.
When Maria decided to pass on from this world she did so in peace and contentment, something she had been waiting for. Bless her soul!