Hi, I’m Sue and I am interested in deathbed visions, especially those involving End Friends. I believe that no one dies alone.
No One Dies Alone is a volunteer organization that puts a living breathing human at the bedside of a dying person, but I’m talking at this site about End Friends, psychopomps, beings who help with the transition of death.
I became aware of End Friends when my father was in critical care and I was in a nearby hotel room struggling with a thorny problem. The problem suddenly righted itself, and just as suddenly a curtain of blackness came over me. I fell onto my bed into an instant deep sleep, awakened by the hospital calling to say that my father had died. I remember nothing, yet I strongly believe that I somehow accompanied my father as he left this realm. (My one paranormal experience and I slept through it!)
As I explored this idea, I discovered three groups of people willing to talk about death: hospice workers, paranormal believers, and those following a shamanic path. All three groups discussed the same phenomenon: people close to death seeing and talking with dead people, and being comforted by them.
Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, in her book On Life After Death, was adamant that no one dies alone no matter the form of death, stating
But at the time of transition, your guides, your guardian angels, people whom you have loved and who have passed on before you, will be there to help you. We have verified this beyond a shadow of a doubt, and I say this as a scientist. There will always be someone to help you with this transition. (p.27)
I call these beings End Friends.