I Thought I Might Be Dying
Okay, I wasn’t actually dying, but in the middle of the night, I couldn’t sleep. I felt warm, and
then I felt cold. I would cough, just once. During this time of the worldwide pandemic, we have
all wondered if we are sick with the coronavirus. Or when we do have any physical signs of
illness, we worry about what we might be facing. I thought maybe I had caught coronavirus, too.
I thought of all the people suffering from COVID-19. Finally, I got out of bed to go downstairs
and have a cup of hot tea.
A Flash of Gratitude
As I was walking to the bedroom door, I asked myself, “What if this was the last night of my life?
How would you feel if this was it?” As I turned and looked at my sleeping husband, and as I
considered my life, a feeling of gratitude filled my whole body. It was a shockingly, thorough,
and quick sensation. Profound gratitude rushed through my body like a green flash.
The Green Flash
We vacation in Mazatlan, Mexico, each year. The horizon in front of the Inn Beach Resort has a
gorgeous ocean view. At sunset, if you stop to watch and are especially lucky, you can see a
green flash as the sun goes behind an island hill in the distance. The split-second green flash is
Back in Bed
As I climbed back into bed, I thought of all the people in the hospital throughout the world who
were fighting for their life. I said a prayer, hoping that they would feel a flash of gratitude for their
lives and their loved ones. The Spirit of Love is close to everyone, especially in times of
The Next Morning
The next morning I did some research. I learned the green flash occurs at sunrise and sunset. It
is an optical phenomenon that you can see shortly after sunset or before sunrise. It happens
when the sun is almost entirely below the horizon, with the barest edge of the sun – the upper
edge – still visible. For a second or two, that upper rim of the sun will appear green in color. It’s
said that once you’ve seen a green flash, you’ll never again go wrong in matters of the heart.
Living Within This Reality
The flash of gratitude I experienced came from within me and, at the exact same time, was
activated beyond me. For as long as I live, I will always remember every cell of my body filled
with gratitude. Gratitude is no longer just a concept or something I will try to remember to do.
Now I know what complete gratitude feels like. My prayer is that I will live within this reality every
day, and when I someday take my last breath.
As I imagine the green flash of the sunrise, I awaken in the morning am grateful for my life. As I
lay my head down at night, I am grateful for the day.
Our Dying Are Not Alone
If your loved family member or friend has passed away, I hope you find comfort in knowing that
the Creator of Life is intimately present and lovingly carried him or her to a place of Light and
Peace. In their last breath, we can trust their bodies were filled with love and gratitude, and they
knew they were not alone.
If you want to talk, please reach out to me at danigreen.today.
Dani Green is the Creator of The Soul Power Experience using motivational speaking, education and hypnotherapy. Dani also helps clients reduce stress, smoking cessation and weight release. As an Ordained Minister, Dani writes and officiates Weddings and Funerals. Dani and her husband, Kevin have three adult children and have hosted 15 international students.
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