I have noticed a lot of conjecture on the forum regarding spirits and the spiritual realms. I think it is important, especially when trying to understanding the soul/spirit and what happens after death, to share stories that validate consciousness, or if you prefer the soul/spirit does not end. That there is awareness and movement and messages between loved ones. Here is an example that helped me. August 2003 The Spirit at the Wedding I went to a wedding -one of my artist friends from graduate school tied the knot. She had just turned 50 years old -a beautiful woman -inside and out. As I sat listening to the band on the back porch of a huge Victorian house where the reception was, a very elderly man sat down across from me. I didn't know who he was, but his energy caught my attention. A few minutes later, I glanced back at him, and he was not alone. Behind him stood a very beautiful woman, short light brown hair, but she was in spirit form. She wore a bone colored dress suit, and had one hand on his shoulder. At that moment I noticed the far away look in his eyes, as if he was remembering something. I knew the woman's name started with a "M" but I couldn't hear the rest of it. It had a southern twang to the pronunciation and I couldn't get it! She had a very "proud" and elegant presence. Later that evening I asked about the older gentleman and who he was. I was told he was my friends father. He was the father of the bride. I asked Yvonne (The bride) where her mother was - she said she passed away many years ago. It was not the time or the place to ask more questions. I felt DUMB! So a few weeks went by and I e-mailed her. She was gone on her honeymoon until then anyway. I asked her moms maiden name and married last name. She replied Ruth and the last name did not fit. She asked my why? I told her she was going to think I was crazy - but that I had seen a woman in spirit form standing behind her father whose name started with a "M." I said the name sounded very southern the way it was said but I couldn't understand it. I told her the woman I saw had light brown short hair and wore a bone colored dress suit. She shot an e-mail right back at me stating.... I had no idea she even had a sister, let alone one that had died. I cannot help but feel that life continues. That death and rebirth are just part of a process and the time between lives - is a choice. Perhaps Maxine was waiting for her father before moving on. Perhaps she wanted me to tell her sister that she was at her wedding. In a strange way.: angel Do any members have spirit communications that have helped them validate their belief in life after death - and the process of reincarnation? Experiences like this validate for me - the fact that there is life after death. To me, life is like a circle, never ending.