The recent suicide death of Chris Cornell is a grim reminder once again, that we never truly know what is happening within another person. When you cut yourself, you can see the damage. Even a stomachache or headache is a “tangible” pain. Suicide is an invisible pain that is difficult to diagnose or treat. Even those closest to them have no idea the pain within a person who is contemplating suicide. And so the recipe for isolation and despair begins.
Guilt is the one universal emotion that seems to attach to the family and friends of suicide victims. Those left behind wrongly believe that there is something that they could have done to stop the person’s actions. Guilt becomes a constant shadow, a chilling emotional enemy. And it is an enemy, because guilt will always seek some form of punishment. It is wise to remember, that family and friends are not responsible for their loved one’s suicide. We all have free will, including the person who committed suicide. What makes this concept difficult is that it is hard to fully appreciate how much emotional pain the person experienced prior to his or her drastic decision. Tina and I have assisted many ghostly souls who committed suicide to reach the Heaven world. In each case, the person who killed himself or herself, felt a torture that was unexplainable: they felt that death would help them escape their own private hell. But the pain and darkness that haunted them in life, does not leave them in death.
When someone commits suicide, we can give still help them by offering the healing and compassion they could not feel in life, by assisting them in death. This is why it is critical that the living help the dead. We can assist them to finding the light of the Heaven World by the use of The Crossing Over Prayer designed for Suicide. The Compassion Prayer for Suicide is specifically designed to help those tortured souls. Only when a soul crosses over into the Heaven World can their soul become restored. Helping the dead, no matter their manner of death, is one of the highest spiritual services anyone can provide.