Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
View your shopping cart Shopping Cart | My Account | Help | Become a Fan on Facebook Become a Fan | Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us | Watch Us on YouTube Watch Us | Subscribe to our RSS Feeds Subscribe
Browse ProductsAuthorsArticlesBlogsEncyclopediaNewslettersAffiliate ProgramContact UsBooksellers
LLEWELLYN JOURNAL
Article Topics
List of Articles
RSS Data Feeds
Mission Statement
Use of Our Articles
Writers' Guidelines

Email Exclusives
Sign up to receive special offers and promotions from Llewellyn.

Get the Latest Issue of New Worlds

January/February 2017 Issue

New Worlds Catalog

Get the FREE app for your tablet and mobile device. Now available in the iTunes Store and the Google Play Store

Also available as a PDF File.

Click for more information about New Worlds or to receive issues via mail.


The Llewellyn Journal
Print this Article Print this Article

Never Say Goodbye to Your Loved Ones in Spirit

This article was written by Patrick Mathews
posted under Spirit Communication

Being a medium and connecting people with their loved ones in spirit, I am often asked if those in Heaven are truly aware of what goes on here. Be it a birthday, a wedding, the birth of a baby, or a holiday, people want to know if spirits are conscious of events that take place in their everyday lives. The answer is most definitely yes.

Though most people do believe in an afterlife, they feel Heaven is far away. And why shouldn’t they? Throughout history, Heaven has been depicted as being in the sky, above the clouds, beyond the stars, or somewhere in the distance. And as it is perceived as such, people are naturally going to feel as if it is out of reach and that their passed loved ones are off in some distant place. Even the term “passed away” mentally gives the picture of a soul leaving to go to an isolated location.

The one thing I help people understand is that Heaven, and their loved ones in spirit, are much closer than they could ever imagine.

My work has also shown me that one of the biggest misconceptions out there is the belief that someone has to let go of a loved one after a passing. They feel, or are told, the spirit needs to move on. Move on? Move on where? News flash: once a person passes they’re already there! Besides, think about it. How wonderful would Heaven—the Other Side, or however you wish to refer to it—be if a soul couldn’t continue to have contact and a connection with those whom they love here? An example of this would be if someone were to offer a person a trip to paradise. They would be able to go to the most beautiful place imaginable and never have to worry about everyday things, such as bills or car troubles. They would also enjoy being in a perfect state of health. But not so fast…there’s one stipulation. They would not be allowed to be in contact with their loved ones ever again.

Doesn’t sound much like paradise now, does it?

The Best of Both Worlds
Plain and simply, loved ones in spirit have the best of both worlds. They enjoy all that Heaven has to offer, along with being able to continue to partake in their loved ones’ lives here as well.

When someone has a reading with me, often loved ones in spirit will bring up many different ways they have helped this person. They may also tell of the various signs they give of their continuous presence, which are usually confirmed by this individual during the session. Once confirmed and recognized, people find that these signs become more abundant and easier to notice.

This is why it seems extremely strange to me when I hear other mediums and psychics tell the public that they need to say “a last goodbye,” and they will help them to have “a final connection” with a loved one in spirit. Not only is this untrue, it is absolutely ridiculous. This is why I had to write Never Say Goodbye. Not only do I want to help everyone understand that those in spirit do have a continuing relationship with them, but I want to show people how they too can learn to understand and appreciate the many connections that exist.

While growing up, I never would have imagined in my wildest dreams that this is what I would be doing for a living. I have to tell you, I had my life set on one course but found out Heaven had it set for another—thank God! It is really exciting and rewarding for me when I am able to help others discover that there really is an afterlife and that everyone can depend on their loved ones’ continuing love.

Patrick Mathews
As a medium, lecturer, teacher and author, Patrick Mathews has helped countless people around the world with his gift of communicating with those in spirit. Mathews has appeared on numerous national television and radio shows, including the Ryan Seacrest...  Read more

RELATED PRODUCTS

Never Say Goodbye
Never Say Goodbye
A Medium's Stories of Connecting With Your Loved Ones
Patrick Mathews
$15.95 US,  $18.50 CAN | Add to Cart

Please note that the use of Llewellyn Journal articles
is subject to certain Terms and Conditions

I have spent over a decade researching the reality and the impact surrounding the movie phenomenon The Exorcist and the actual paranormal case that inspired it. My research and investigation have uncovered many aspects of the case that have never before been shared. Here are ten facts about the film and the actual possession case that inspired... read this article
Magical Tree Oracle: What Do the Trees Have to Tell You?
A Checklist to Discern Your Empathic Abilities
Being Physically Active: Plan for Success by Planning for Failure
The Witch's Crown: Sovereignty, Power, and the Faery Tradition
The 7 Habits You Must Adopt in 2017

Most recent posts:
Not just for tarot beginners
Tarot Fundamentals is the first in the three part series. This first volume provides over 600 pages of everything you need to develop a strong...

Into the Realm of Enchantment: Pop Culture and Magical Consciousness
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Storm Faerywolf, author of the new Betwixt & Between. Magic is the heart of witchcraft. The...

When Mindless is Better Than Mindful
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Sharon Lipinski, author of the new 365 Ways to Live Generously. Some things you have to think about...





Impressionists Tarot Kit Impressionists Tarot Kit
By: Corrine Kenner, Arturo Picca
Price: $29.95 US,  $34.95 CAN
Llewellyn's 2017 Moon Sign Book Llewellyn's 2017 Moon Sign Book
Conscious Living by the Cycles of the Moon

By: Llewellyn
Price: $11.99 US,  $14.99 CAN
$9.59 US,  $11.99 CAN On Sale!
Llewellyn's 2017 Magical Almanac Llewellyn's 2017 Magical Almanac
Practical Magic for Everyday Living

By: Llewellyn
Price: $11.99 US,  $14.99 CAN
$9.59 US,  $11.99 CAN On Sale!
Wheels of Life Wheels of Life
A User's Guide to the Chakra System

By: Anodea Judith
Price: $21.95 US,  $25.50 CAN
Llewellyn's 2017 Witches' Spell-A-Day Almanac Llewellyn's 2017 Witches' Spell-A-Day Almanac
Holidays & Lore, Spells, Rituals & Meditations

By: Llewellyn
Price: $11.99 US,  $14.99 CAN
$9.59 US,  $11.99 CAN On Sale!