After-Death Pacts and the Soul
Like many couples, we had solemn after-death pacts. She promised she would visit me if she passed first.
Aha, but she included a qualifier I hated. She would visit me, she said, “if I can.”
I asked her “What's with the 'if I can'?”
Then I pompously proceeded to explain that she was a sovereign, eternal soul, and that her body and brain were only temporary physical “equipment.” As an immortal, eternal soul, she would have the right, the power, the freedom to visit me after she passed. “You are a soul, and as such, you're the boss.”
But it hasn't worked out that way.
Whenever we talked about spiritual “stuff,” she would remind me that we don't really know what's on the other side of the curtain. She was correct, of course.
I imagine she knows what's on the other side now, but won't, or can't, tell me.
Or, there simply is no other side. Oh boy--wouldn't that be something!
Lori's Death “Alert,” and Other Paranormal Incidents
She was highly psychic, with remarkably warm, soothing hands.
One day, Lori told me that her “people” (guardian angels, I guess) had informed her that she would pass soon. I hated to hear that, and didn't appreciate her "people" telling her that.
And so I rushed to remind her again that she was an eternal soul with the power to be the “boss.”
But, two or three weeks later, it was all over for us. I might as well have been invisible. I was a zero in that equation. I didn't matter.
“The book is writ,” she would often say, correctly brushing away the nonsense of free will.