The Wand Position

The Wand Position
Often Used for Magic

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

"Oh I Wish I Had..."

I decided to write a tribute to a gentle man who was also an artist, a teacher, a goodhearted person who passed away unexpectedly recently. His name was Steve Panella and someone I met as a fellow blogger.

He was always so very enthusiastic about things. If he was doing something, he was completely doing it. There wasn't any - oh yeah, maybe so. That's one of the things I used to really like about Steve.

I'm bringing it to your attention now because I only recently heard about his passing and I know that many people in the blogging community, especially people I know in that community, were shocked to hear about it.

I'm talking about this today because I want to accentuate how much I appreciate Steve having visited here on Earth for the time that he did - for I feel that we're all actually visiting and we have things to learn - yes, and we have things to teach - absolutely, and after we visit we go on.

This is what I believe and I have experienced a great deal of evidence to support that. I haven't told you this before but sometimes I can hear something briefly from people after they've passed over. I don't do this with everybody, of course, because sometimes it is not appropriate - of course. Usually I do it when I'm trying to help souls who have died suddenly and are a little confused. This sometimes happens at the scene of an accident or something where the person dies essentially instantaneously.

I've been taught how to help them to move on in a gentle and benevolent way. This of course was not the case with Steve but it's how I began to learn that brief encounters with someone who has passed away, almost always with their Guide present, are possible in some cases.

I had this experience with Steve simply because I was checking to see if he was alright. He was with his Guide and they were conversing about his life and I was able to tell that he is, of course, okay.

This probably comes under the heading of - don't put off till tomorrow what you can say to someone today. So - if I had to do it all over would I write to Steve and say, "Hey buddy. I sure did appreciate you while you were here." No, because I could say that to him after he passed over plus our last emails were friendly. He was upbeat and I had no reason to expect that anything would be changed in the future.

Still - it does give one pause to think does it not. How many times have you said, "Oh I wish I had..." or "Oh I could have..." So here's my suggestion, don't beat yourself up about these things.

Rather I'm going to recommend that you do this. First ask for all those most benevolent energies, Guides, Angels and others who support you on a regular basis to be all around and about you energetically and then have a picture or a remembrance in a benevolent way of that person that you wished you had had a chance to say something kind and friendly to and then say this, "I am asking that..." (then fill in the name here) "...know how much I love and appreciate them and that that love goes beyond life here into their soul and immortal spirit in the most benevolent way for them."

Then relax and just let it be. This will help you to feel better. Many of you will have a sense of energy after this that will feel good and I have every reason to believe that this energy will move on to them benevolently, gently and nurturingly. Goodlife my friends.


Margie said...

Thank you so very much for this post, Robert.
I'm feeling so much better after reading it.

Steve was a gifted artist and gentle man!

May he rest in peace!


Robert Shapiro said...

Hi Margie, Thanks for letting me know and for your goodhearted and kind comments as always.

Yes, he was a gentle man and I feel his spirit is that still.

Goodlife my friend.

Anonymous said...

Dear Robert,
Thank you!
It is Good to find this virtual place to unite from this side of the Veil to say to our friend Steve how much we love him.

He used to visit our blogs, I hope he will continue to visit us regularly to share the Joy of being part of the Whole.

Thank you again Robert.
You are always welcome Steve, forever alive in our hearts,
enjoy your trip
we wait for your news.


Robert Shapiro said...

Greetings Patrice. Thank you for your comments and good will towards Steve and all beings.

Goodlife my friend.

Margie said...

I still think about Steve, quite often and hope he's at peace!

Robert Shapiro said...

Hi Margie,

I just checked with Steve. He's okay. He waved and looked cheerful.

Goodlife my friend,