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Do We Know When Someone Is Dying?

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posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 04:54 PM
idk if i posted this in the right place mods feel free to move it as needed :]

The other night (tuesday) i was feeling quite restless and sad for some reason..
the whole day it felt like someone was bugging me or annyoing me.
i didnt really want to talk to anyone or do anything with the female i was with
i just felt depressed for some odd reason..

well the girl came over and such we were just chillin..
i took her to the bank to deposit her check
then we went for some milkshakes and french fries (yummm)
but i still didnt feel right, even as i was driving her car around my city i felt withdrawn from the rest of the world
so i told her we should go to venice beach..
so we take the 35 minute drive to venice..
all the while i am just driving and watching the cars as they pass blah blah blh
but i still cant help the fact that i felt some kind of sorrow within myself..

well it gets to be about 2AM and were chillin at the beach listening to the waves and whatnot..
then i see a shooting star.. i made a wish and after that i felt so much better.. it was kind of weird
so i was just like okay thats cool.. we chilled for a little while then came back home..

during all of this my cousin who i was REALLY REALLY good friends with when i was a wee little lad
was in texas dying of stomach cancer, an infection and pneumonia..
i had no idea of this until yesterday morning (thursday) that he had passed away at 2:17 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING!
that had to have been the exact time or close to the time i had seen the shooting star..
idk if its a coincidence but the female brought these things to light lastnight after i had told her what happened.

pretty crazy right? yeah i know.. well if you have ever experienced anyhing of this sort id like to hear your story.. so shoot

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 05:42 PM
Your question "Do we know when someone is dying"
Somtitmes we get feelings and signs we don't always recognise as to do with a particular person
Sometimes it is only later we learn what our feelings and signs were showing us.
You say you were very close to this freind - It is hard to think you may never see that person again but that is not so - or rather that is what I believe.
I have had dreams which showed me someone I know had passed on later to find it was so.
Yet take heart for I know death is not the end of what a person truly is.
The world is a noisy place and there are so many distractions that we fail to always note our finer feelings and intuition. I am sorry for you loss but also it is not the end.

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 06:25 PM
Check out The Secret Life of Plants, you can find parts of it on youtube. Consciousness is interconnected, we can, to an extent, know when something is dying.

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 06:25 PM
Several years ago, my grandmother died. She had been in a nursing home for several years prior to her death because she was rather senile. I hadn't seen her nor heard from her in years. The last time I saw her she asked me who I was a dozen times. I had small children at the time and live half way around the planet. There was no reason to visit after that.

But at about 2pm on Boxing Day, I was at the stove cooking the evening meal when I literally had the breath knocked out of me. I stood there holding onto the stove so I wouldn't fall over. Probably two minutes passed and a part of me was hoping the food wouldn't burn. lol The rest of me was only thinking "Grandmother". I felt something "deposit" in me (that's the only way to describe it, really) and then I could virtually see a light fly right out the window next to me. It was quite large and very fast.

I went to the bedroom and said to my husband "I think my grandmother died". He said that if she had, the phone would ring. It never did. But on the 23rd of March that following spring, a letter dropped through the mail slot. It was from my aunt, telling me that she didn't know if anyone had informed me but my grandmother had died on the 26th of December and included some photos. I found out later what time she had died. It was between 2 and 4am. It had taken her just a couple of hours to find me, as there is a nine hour time difference from there to here.

Incidentally, that letter arrived on my grandmother's birthday.

Yes, we know, if we're paying attention.

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 06:40 PM
reply to post by artistpoet

see when i heard the news i felt alright with it.. like it didnt make me sad.
i know he moved on and stuff.. it just seemed like i got over it before i even knew it happened.

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 06:42 PM
My son met a little girl named Becky in 4th grade and the two of them were inseparable. They had their entire life planned out together. Flash forward seven years and we were out shopping for clothes and I asked my son if he had found everything he wanted , Forest replied yes unless you think I might be needing some dress clothes. Not something he usually concerns himself about and we just looked at each other and I say no...I can't think of any reason why. That was Saturday Nov. 27 at 6:30 . Becky was with a mutual school mate and had allowed the boy to drive the car her parents had bought her three weeks earlier for her 17th birthday @ 7:15 Steven took a left turn in foront of a semi doing 70 mph.

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 06:43 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. I do think their is some sort of connection.

This story really sealed it for me. It is just beautiful. I really think somehow the other knew their love had passed.

"A devoted Iowa couple married for 72 years died holding hands in the hospital last week, exactly one hour apart."

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 06:47 PM
reply to post by CosmicEgg

whoa thats intense..
i appreciate your story it gave me goosebumps
its funny that you mention that wind being knocked out of you..
tuesday morning after i brushed my teeth i felt like the wind was knocked out of me
and i couldnt figure out why :X

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 06:50 PM
reply to post by Lawlz0rz

It was the same with me. I knew my grandmother was finally free. I could feel her joy as she left. She came to leave me with some of her precious knowledge that hadn't been imparted before her disease took her. I still think about her but never with sadness. Never once. She and my children are the most precious people in my life. But that release from the strictures and encumbrance of the physical form and the society we live in has to be liberating. It has to feel marvelous to be free.

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 06:51 PM
reply to post by Elisha03011972

holy smokes..
i guess it is for-real real then..
kinda crazy that it adds to the theory that we are all connected subconsciously to some extent O.O

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 06:56 PM

Originally posted by Lawlz0rz
reply to post by artistpoet

see when i heard the news i felt alright with it.. like it didnt make me sad.
i know he moved on and stuff.. it just seemed like i got over it before i even knew it happened.

Happy to hear that.
I once nursed afriend who was terminally ill - I sat with her as she passed away - It was kinda amazing almost like when I watched my daughter being born.
When my friend died it was almost telapathic for want of a better description.
I was not sad though others were - I remember my first thoughts as she passed were "Well done Jean"
My friend had no fear of death which made caring for her an easier task.

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 10:23 PM
Almost like you felt better the moment when he died. Hopefully (if it's not a coincidence) that means your cousin was not feeling pain anymore and was moving to a better place.

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 08:00 AM
Wow. What a great story! You hear this a lot.....that people "feel" it when something isn't right.

On the flip side of this, I have lost people and have been totally clueless, just going about my day. And when the phone rings, I'm totally unaware and caught off guard.

My cousin died a few weeks ago. He was pretty young so no one had a clue that he was even remotely close to having a heart attack. Anyway, he lived alone and no one found him for a few days. During that two day period, I didn't sense he was gone at all. But something strange happened: I was looking for pictures for a project and came across a whole bunch of pictures of him and me. I sat and looked at them for a long while, remembering old memories of time we'd spent together over the years. Meanwhile, of course, he had died and was still undiscovered at his home.

Some of us? Our brains are always going a mile a minute. Sometimes I think I have NO chance of knowing things precognitively because nothing can get through!

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 11:39 AM
reply to post by MRuss

Doesn't that tell you something then? You need to slow down. You need to be able to sense the world around you. You need to be available to the *important* people in your life. When you're going at that speed, you miss everything of value. You will lie there on your death bed and you will see it then. Too late. Stop now. Learn to meditate. It maybe the hardest thing you'll ever have to do, but it will be the most beneficial to you. Not just in the long run either. For the whole run.

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 11:51 AM
I had just got home from visiting my Father in hospital (about 40 minutes drive away) when I got a really bad feeling turned round and went straight back. He died a short time later.

posted on Jan, 28 2012 @ 12:43 PM
reply to post by starchild10

I wish I could do the usual obligatory condolences, but he's free! He's still with you too but I'm sure you know that. And he'll be back soon enough.

Why do we celebrate birth and mourn death? Why not let all of life's cycle be a celebration! Wouldn't that make things a lot nicer? You loved him. Love his "graduation".

posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 11:53 PM
My father was dying of cancer and was having some really rough nights, so I would never phone him before midday.

One mornings I felt like someone was standing to my left as I was drying my hair at 9am. I got the urge to phone my parents....just as my father was taking his very last breath.

I could help my mum through the next few minutes.

It was odd.

posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 02:42 PM
You know, I've heard a lot of people that has had this happen to them. It's pretty mind blowing huh?

posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 04:48 PM
reply to post by Mysteryofthemindful

heck yeah man. its crazy.. i still think about it everyday lol

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