I know the secrets of the afterlife
Psychic GORDON SMITH says 20 years communicating with the spirit world has given him a unique insight into what happens when we die
PSYCHIC medium Gordon Smith is used to talking about death. Over the past 20 years he has given readings to the bereaved, trying to connect them with loved ones whom they have lost.
His gift has led to him being dubbed “Britain’s best psychic” and in 2004 the BBC even conducted a study into his abilities as part of a documentary.
Gordon first connected with the supernatural world as a child when he says spirits would visit him and pass on information.
He spent his 20s working as a hairdresser, developing his gift by giving free readings to clients, earning the name The Psychic Barber.
He has helped thousands of people since and says the one question he always gets asked is: What happens to us when we die?
“The one thing I kept coming across again and again was a crippling fear of death,” says Gordon, 53, who gives talks all over the world and has fans in Australia, Japan and America.
He tackles this question and many more in his 15th book One Hundred Answers From Spirit.
The answers in the book came out of sessions that involved several mediums asking each other questions while in a psychic trance.
“I started to record our channelling sessions and kept the manuscripts,” says Gordon, who lives in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland.
“I had no idea what questions would be asked during our meetings so my answers were always spontaneous and from the spirit.
“Once I was asked a question in German, a language I don’t speak, yet I understood and answered straight away.
“I have dedicated my life to try to take the fear of death away from people. It seems that we are so scared of what happens after death that we forget to live. Yet I have no fear of death and I live a happy life because of it.”
Below, Gordon gives his insight into what happens when we die.
IS THERE AN AFTERLIFE?
Since my early 20s I have been developing my gift of mediumship. Through this practice I have had so many experiences with the spirit world that I have formed more than a belief in the afterlife. I know it exists.
There were many times in my young life when spirits visited me, either in dreams or actual appearances, where they told me something that was about to happen or in some cases things that had already happened.
It was this information, which always turned out to be true, that made me certain that the dead were still in existence somewhere and that they had a better understanding of life than we did.
My view of the afterlife is that it is real and we will live on. However I feel that each individual will experience their own idea or perception of the spirit world in their own way, depending on how advanced their mind is at the point of crossing over.
It has taken so much fear out of my life to know that death is not the end. More than taking away my fear of dying it has helped take away my fear of living.
DO WE TRAVEL THROUGH A TUNNEL WHEN WE DIE?
Often after near-death experiences people talk about the feeling of speeding through a tunnel, travelling towards a light.
It might seem to the human mind that it is in a state of high-speed travel when it first leaves the body.
However it is more to do with the body changing from physical to spiritual which causes the sense of acceleration.
The spirit body and the physical body vibrate at very different frequencies and the transition from physical to spirit can produce a rushing sensation.
It will be different for different people and it will depend on what happens when the person dies.
If the person has gone through the dying process slowly, the spirit body will adjust and there will be less of a sensation of travel.
But in cases when the spirit body leaves the physical body abruptly, then there might be the sense of heightened speed.
No matter how the spirit leaves the body there will be a moment of light and serenity that will follow and a state of grace will ensue thereafter.
ARE THERE ALWAYS SPIRIT LOVED ONES WAITING TO HELP US ON THE OTHER SIDE?
Yes, every spirit who returns to the spirit world will be greeted by a familiar face. This familiar spirit will help adjust the vibration of the returning spirit until they are completely comfortable with their surroundings.
The guide is always there and knows at exactly which moment the spirit will return to the afterlife so the spirit is never alone.
Even as you walk through the world you are never alone, your guide is always present in the spirit world watching over you, even if you do not know it.
It is important for those who are coming back to the spirit world to know that their physical existence is at an end.
The simplest way to make this a gentle transition is for those they know in the spirit world to be waiting for them, to bring them to a higher state of being.
DOES EVERYBODY HAVE A SPIRIT GUIDE?
All of life is guided by a higher force, a spiritual force that runs parallel with what is happening on Earth. Many people never make a connection with their spirit guide in their physical lifetime but the guide will not leave them.
Part of the role of the guide is to monitor the decisions and actions carried out by the person in their human life and to note how many lessons are truly being learned.
The best way to get to know your spirit guide is first to get to know yourself.
When you learn to see yourself on a deeper level, you will be ready to open up and accept there is a higher part of you that is connected to another spirit.
Be clear and truthful with yourself when it comes to your actions and your thoughts.
When you have reached a point when you can control, from a higher perspective, how you think and act, then you are taking control of your life.
When you start doing this, your spirit guide will become more apparent to you and its presence will be felt in your life.
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ANGELIC REALM: Gordon Smith says his belief in life after death means that he is no longer afraid of dying