Suicide is sometimes perceived as the only way out by people who are very depressed or coping with extreme illness or pain. Family and friends may be left with unanswered questions – why did this person commit suicide? Are they in a good place now? What happens to suicidal souls? Can their spirit find peace?
Most major religions see suicide as a sin. But what is left of the soul afterward? Does it wander the earth plane forever lost? Does it work out its issues in purgatory before being allowed to move on? How is the soul affected by suicide?
Is it like Albert Brooks’ movie Defending Your Life where you get a life review before getting your judgment? While I don’t have all the answers, I can tell you about the spirits I have connected with from my own experience as a Medium.
About five years ago, a girlfriend of mine took her own life. She was bipolar, struggling with recent memories that had surfaced regarding sexual abuse, and had chosen to isolate herself from her family.
She lived in an apartment that overlooked the bus stop where I caught the bus to work. It was shortly after her death – a few weeks maybe. I remember looking up at her place and wondered to myself where her spirit was. It started me wondering what happens to suicidal souls.
Then, suddenly, I heard very clearly in my one ear – “I’m right here”. But of course, no one was standing there. It was her spirit speaking to me.
Later I tried to connect with her to see if she needed help. She hadn’t crossed into the light yet. In fact, she was in this weird in-between place. I say weird because it was like she was between two walls of energy.
I could see her. I could talk to her. And at the same time, she was in a different type of energy or in a different dimension of some sort. She told me that there were some things she had to finish before she could move on.
There were people she needed to visit and have some sort of closure with. One was her father, the other was her brother. When she was alive, she felt they didn’t believe her. Whatever it was she needed to do was not shared with me.
I didn’t connect with her again for a few months. And then, she came by briefly. She was no longer in the “in-between” place. She had crossed fully into the light. Her energy had shifted as well and she felt lighter. So after this experience, I believe that souls who have committed suicide can certainly find peace in the afterlife.
When I connect to those spirits of people who committed suicide, it doesn’t seem to matter what religious background they came from. The spirit comes through, sometimes saying they are sorry, sometimes saying they are much happier now.
Some of them tell us about how they still had to work on themselves. It seems that our spiritual progression does not stop when we are no longer incarnate. That goes for everyone, not just suicides.
Some of them cross into the light right away. Some of them linger for a while. But none of them are condemned or damned. Pure love knows no judgment. There is only acceptance.
NOTE: My intention for writing this blog article is to help those who have lost someone to suicide to better understand what the spirit may have experienced in crossing over. This is not a forum for those having suicidal thoughts. If you are suicidal, please contact your nearest emergency department or mental health professional immediately.