When a loved one comes down with a severe illness or has a serious accident, many of us rush to give aid. We want to offer healing energy, prayers, emotional support, love, and advice on how to get healthy again. Sometimes these gifts are welcomed with open arms. Sometimes, however, we are turned away.
The stress and dismay we experience at these times can be immense. We Love this person. We want them to stay with us and Not Die. Part of the circle of life, whether we like it or not, is death. Occasionally, whether we want it or not, our loved one is simply ready to go. At times like these, it's best to take a higher view. Everyone deserves the right to leave when they are complete. Recognize that a door closing here is merely opening somewhere else.