What happens to the spirit after suicide is not an easy topic to write about. It is a very tragic event, especially for the family where it happened and close friends who left struggling with grief, loss, and a tremendous amount of guilt thinking they could have prevented the tragedy.
No matter what was the reason behind the act of suicide, be it due to the unhappy love, zombie apocalypse, or wrong religious beliefs, everyone knows it is a big mistake to do.
The act of suicide is classified as an “unnatural” and “spiritually unlawful” form of death in physical and spiritual realms. It doesn’t mean that someone invisible is going to put the lost soul into an isolated place called “hell” as a way of punishment. When people choose to willingly terminate their life, they will be responsible for whatever consequences they have to face afterward. Where their souls will go depends on their conscious choice or free will.
Some assume that after killing their body, all the physical and emotional pain they experience will end. However, they will be surprised to discover that their soul remains fully conscious after a suicide or any other form of death. Their souls will be fully aware of what is going on around them on a physical plane. They will see, feel and experience everything that is happening to them.
Types of Suicide
The suicides fall into the three basic categories:
1. Those who have killed themselves to hurt someone or to get revenge. Usually, they do it while they are in some sort of emotional crisis such as anger, rapid mood shift, impulsivity, or hostility. This emotional baggage will keep these people earthbound for eternity.
2. Others may kill themselves as a result of mental illness, confusion, or an adverse reaction to prescription drugs. I remember reading a story about a happy and healthy young man who was suffering from excessive acne. He was prescribed a common medication to clear up his complexion that wasn’t suitable for his system. He committed suicide months later after taking his medication. His doctor most likely failed to warn him about possible side effects that can trigger psychiatric disorders. The young man would get better results just by completely changing his diet and switching to organic, GMO-free food eliminating the need of taking chemicals.
3. The third category includes accidental deaths due to drug overdose, alcohol, or other types of addiction. These people may stay earthbound trying to satisfy the addiction they had while being alive.
Very often, a big desire to commit suicide is one of the main indicators of clinical depression and anxiety. Coping and overcoming it may be the biggest life lessons to learn. Luckily, there are many ways to do it including properly prescribed therapy.
From the spiritual perspective, every person is predestined or “assigned” to live a certain amount of time, days, hours, and minutes. Think of it as a certain contract that all souls agree to accept before reincarnating on Earth. If a soul agreed to live for 90 years but decided to terminate its life at the age of 20, for example, it is going to stay on the Earthly plane for the remaining 70 years and cannot move forward until this time expires.
Some psychics claim they are in contact with the spirits of the deceased people and these spirits tell them their “happy” stories and how they successfully crossed over to the other side. In reality, these spirits can be false spirits taking any desired human form or shape and present themselves whoever they want to be, such as deceased relatives or angelic beings.
Most of the time, the earthbound spirits are unable to move forward because they are stuck at the moment of their death and trapped in their negative emotions of pain, anger, despair, fear, shock, etc that hold them down.
A person who has committed suicide typically is unable to cross over right away and remains stuck between earthly dimensions for some time. Those who have experienced this type of NDE can confirm their earthbound status in a physical dimension. In general, the earthbound spirits are not visible to regular people except for the authentic mediums.
The earthbound spirits go through the most horrible experience imagined. They feel as if they are still alive but stuck in the exact moment of their death. Such souls are still attached to their home place and often seeing around hovering next to the living family members or friends trying to communicate or crying for help.
There are many stories when people see or feel the presence of these spirits in their house or they were haunted by some unknown ghostly presence who turned out to be a suicide victim hundreds of years ago. Other people describe seeing the suicide victims in a grayish fog and shuffling around slowly with their heads down.
To understand this whole experience better, think about experiencing a nightmare. This is such a horrible experience that many wish to escape it as soon as they see it. Or recall the moment of sleep paralysis by feeling stuck and unable to move or get back to the body.
Suicide experience is pretty much the same experience, feeling like the worst nightmare, only a hundred times worse. Every minute spent in this “paralysis” state equals eternity since there is no physical time between dimensions as it is on Earth.
Sometimes NDE survivors reveal that at the moment of death, they were given two choices by their Spirit Guides. The first one was to return to their body and continue their life on the Earth. The other option they had was to reincarnate again and re-experience everything that led them to commit suicide in the first place.
It may take more than one reincarnation to clear their negative karmic depths, personal intentions, and negative emotions. As some NDE survivors pointing out, people born into this world experience and overcome many problems. If we don’t overcome them, we may have to reincarnate again numerous times until we eventually do.
How to Help Your Loved Ones
NDE stories provide a good example that everybody has the destiny to fulfill and a mission to complete. The fact that some survivors were able to come back and recover from suicide often indicates that their time has not yet come. It can also mean that our time of death is predetermined.
Suicide is an act of rejecting God’s gift of life that destroys an opportunity for spiritual advancement. Suffering and pain experiences are part of our life journey to learn important lessons and grow spiritually.
Even those who are still thinking about committing suicide can find peace and balance through counseling, support, planning, and practicing prayers. Interacting with other people who had a similar experience or writing a journal about your pain and suffering can also help.
You may want to search for psychology advisors or spiritual advisors who can help you to find a solution to the problem (find a good professional one). Even a typical DJ playing dance music on a radio station can save your life (research indicates that music stimulates emotions through specific brain circuits). Just avoid listening to depressing music, no matter how good it sounds.
If you are the one who is missing your departed loved one, you can help them greatly to cross over into the light with the help of prayers and by visualizing streams of love and light pouring on them. It can free the person from the pain and attachment they may experience.
No matter what circumstances happen in life, there is usually more than one solution to the problem. Many don’t think about what happens to the spirit after suicide, it certainly will not solve any problem and only make things worse. Every person has their destiny to fulfill and every problem has a solution. No matter how traumatized our life experience may be, it always depends on how we view this specific situation and react to it.