2016 marked the loss of many talented and influential people. Legends like David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Prince, George Michael, Carrie Fisher and her mother, iconic star of Singin’ in the Rain, Debbie Reynolds, are but a few of those gone too soon. Although most have never met nor had personal interactions with any of these celebrities, hearts were no less broken at their passing. In April of last year, the world was awash in purple lights to mourn the death of legendary singer, Prince. Why do hearts ache for the loss of those in the spotlight, and how can strangers evoke such emotion with their passing?
Film, music, literature and art spark the collective consciousness and provide the framework upon which our most personal and precious memories rest. Artists profoundly affect the world and their deaths leave it somehow less bright.
Death is inescapable, yet love and the soul are eternal. Passing from this life to the next is as effortless and natural as breathing. The soul continues its evolution long after the Earth journey ends, and the dead continue their spiritual work, guiding and assisting those left behind. People in Spirit are a mere thought away and continue to communicate from the other side to those like mediums, who are receptive to their presence.
The average person will never create the next chart-topping album, nor win an Academy Award or Grammy, yet each soul has a meaningful destiny. We should periodically take moments to ask: What is our purpose? How do our daily lives impact those around us?
When caught in life’s rut, it is helpful to remember that with each passing day, our legacy is being constructed. Build memories of joy, patience and understanding. Give time generously. Be willing to forgive. Smile, hug, laugh and love; these are the gifts of eternity.
Kimara is a psychic medium and reiki master. For more information about her and her upcoming events, or to book a reading, visit TheBlessedSelf.com. Services available in-person or virtually.