Something which has really helped me in my grief and my quest for answers is mediums, energy reading and taonism. It teaches about life, death, afterlife, spirits, love, hate and energy. I was interested in this type of new age religion when I was younger, growing up with a friend who's Mother… experienced odd things. I also meditated for a while and thought I made contact with someone. Specially today after all I learned, Im confident I did made contact. And then when my Mother, my best friend, my everything died, the fact was clear. I could not survive without answers of what happen, why and what would happened next. Would I ever see her again? I needed a belief that could comfort me and give me strength to understand that the race isn't lost. And happily I found one. A few days after my mother passed, I met up with a woman who gave me a reading, and then said there was a person in the room. After describing this persons energy, the way her soul looked and what she said, it was clear it was my Mother. The medium said she called me "Lilla hjärtat" and told me to buy a chocolate cake for the funeral, cuz I hate classic cakes. And that probably saved my life. If you look at it, its not stranger than believing in any other religion, you simply can't prove any of it. You can only feel it in your heart what is right for yourself and your way in life. Belief, just like love, can give you an unbelievable strength and make you find inner powers. And your true self.
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