Each and every suicide in the world diminishes you and me. No matter if you don't know the person, their family, or even if they live on the other side of the world from you -- their decision to end this life prematurely affects you. It silently shatters a part of you -- even if you are not conscious of it.
Each and every one of us has a unique role to play in this world -- no one else can play this part. No one is supposed to end their own life, when they do, it's as if a link in a chain is broken and it slows down the progress of humanity. We all need each other. When someone commits suicide it's as if everyone around the world shrinks a little.
We are shrinking a lot! The World Health Organization estimates that each year approximately one million people die from suicide 1. Based on these figures someone somewhere in the world, commits suicide every 40 seconds. The WHO predict that by 2020 the rate of death will increase to one every 20 seconds.
I have been seeing angels since I was a baby. I see them physically as I would see someone standing in front of me and I see them all the time. I see a guardian angel behind each and every person regardless of religion.
Most of the time I see the guardian angel three steps behind the person they are guarding, looking down on them and looking ahead as if helping to guide the person forward into their future. However when someone is thinking of ending their own life their guardian angel looks very different. It is no longer three steps behind but has moved forward and into the person. It's as if the person and his or her guardian angel have become intertwined.
When this happens the guardian angel is doing its best to try and kindle a light there; to show the person that there is some hope. The guardian angel, aided by other angels, family , friends and strangers, will do its best to stop this person committing suicide. They will try and bring the light of love into the pit of darkness that this person is experiencing. Sometimes I will see a different angel, other than a guardian angel, in front of the person holding a light. These angels are trying to encourage the person to have self confidence and self belief in themselves, to see the hope that is there for them.
Sometimes, even with all the help and love they are given by family and friends, by professionals and by the angels, the person may still feel unable to climb out of that darkness. The pain is just too much - they cannot help themselves and take their own lives.
No one is supposed to take their own life.
If however someone does commit suicide the angels have told me that they are wrapped in a blanket of God's love and are taken straight to Heaven.
© 2014 Lorna Byrne http://www.lornabyrne.com