What’s Next?

A member of my family passed recently. He was warm, kind, very much loved and will be missed. Currently I am in my hometown for the services.

At funerals there are always such assurances as to the whereabouts of the deceased. I find myself wondering where they hoped they’d be- I don’t mean in a heaven vs hell way. And I’m not necessarily talking about their religion. More a curiosity as to what they hoped would be next for them. Will it be what they hoped for? What you hope for and what you actually believe are often not the same thing.

When I think about these things, the idea of my body returning to the earth, my mind and soul simply being released and gone- I’m ok with this. I guess you could even say that I believe that; that we return to where we’re from. The earth. It’s cyclic, like so much of the natural world is, and that makes sense to me. But what do I hope for?

I like the idea of reincarnation. Still cyclic and my brain likes that. More than that, I love this thought of all the things we could become, the things we may become part of. So while I can’t yet in my journey bring myself to believe in it, I hope for reincarnation; to be (even part of) something lovely and uplifting.

I think my Uncle T would most definitely come back as something generous, loving, and bright, as he was all of those things.

What do you think is next?

What do you hope is next?

Author: katieperov

I'm a cat-scratching, story-writing Mama of 2. My dreams include a pet savannah cat, an old (and hopefully haunted) house, and a lovely, giant garden.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Damon Ashworth Psychology

Clinical Psychologist

Pointless Overthinking

Understanding ourselves and the world we live in.

Indian Creek Farm

Pick your own fruits & veggies on a small family farm in Finger Lakes (NY) wine country

Recovering the Crafty Way

Dealing with Mental Health -- the Crafty Way

consciouslycoached.wordpress.com/

Healing Comes in Waves

Welcome!

What's good, what's bad ... and what does it all mean?

Uncustomary Housewife

To boldly go where no housewife has gone before.

Plodding through the Presidents

Historical and humorous podcast and blog about the early American presidents.

Jo Hart - Author

A writing blog

Discerning Kate

Insightful ramblings about life, society and the general state of the world.

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

READER - WRITER - CURATED RESOURCES - & MORE

Keep Women Healthy

Making the World a Better Place One Woman at a Time

Witches Of The Craft®

"Witchcraft for the 21st Century"

Journey2Psychology

Follow me as I journey across the world to converse with influential Psychologists

InTune Life

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT & WISDOM FOR A BALANCED LIFE

peplumandprosecco.wordpress.com/

The chronicles of a fashion and beauty obsessed 20 something year old with an unhealthy shopping addiction and love of donuts.

%d bloggers like this: