Death is a Miracle: A Channeled Message

May 15, 2018

Excerpted from
Embracing Death: A New Look at Grief, Gratitude and God
 by Terri Daniel 


Death is a miracle. People often say that birth is a miracle, and certainly it is, because the system through which we come to earth through each other’s bodies is miraculous.

But death is an equivalent miracle.

In order for the cycle of birth/reincarnation/death to continue, there must be a revolving door; a system of ingress and egress.It is a brilliantly designed system.

There is great labor in death, as there is in birth, for it is not easy to die or to be born. It’s a very long journey that cannot be measured in space or time, because it is a journey between dimensions. Before birth, the soul does not occupy the body, but is attached remotely, similar to the way in which your guides are attached to you across dimensions. The soul knows that it has chosen that body, and so it is very much involved in the growth and nurturing of the fetus. Plans are made for that body before conception about how it will be formed, whether or not it will be born at all, if it will be healthy or sick, whether the mother will survive childbirth, and limitless other possibilities.

The soul is in a supervisory role, working in concert with the souls of the mother, father, siblings and others affected by the life of the soul about to be born. The body itself is on autopilot, focusing only on being formed, supported by the intention of the souls around it. During gestation, the soul is inside and outside at the same time, moving freely between dimensions, though this can’t really be explained or measured in physical terms like “inside” or “outside.” The body is operated by remote control in a sense, until it is born, at which time it is required that the soul be completely integrated with it.

Once the body takes its first breath, the soul becomes integrated, and cannot separate completely again until death. It can separate in a limited way, journeying away from the body through dreams, meditation, out-of-body or near-death experiences, but it is always connected by something that could best be described as a luminous fiber.

Dying is a mirror image of the remote relationship between the soul and the body during the conception, gestation and birth process. When a person is dying, the soul begins to separate, and sort of rewinds in the opposite direction of what it did during the birth phase. The soul starts moving toward the supervisory position again, toward remote control, peeling away from the indelible connection it had to the body during physical life. The soul starts to move back to the remote location, which is of course not a physical location in space, but a different dimension of vibration. When a person dies slowly, this process of gradual separation is very observable.

When a person dies instantly, the same thing happens, but it is not usually observable. This is a good illustration of the meaning of “metaphysical,” in the sense that activity can be happening on more than one plane simultaneously, and there is a bridge that connects the physical and non-physical worlds. When somebody dies instantly, the intention for that death has already been put into motion. The soul begins to separate from the body, hours, days or weeks before the event, because the soul knows its own intention and is already in the process of manifesting that intention. The body — or the personality/ego — is usually not aware of this, but that is not always the case. Sometimes there is awareness of an impending death.

You have heard stories about people who’ve died violently for example, who had premonitions of that death, or people who just happened to get all their bills paid or put their affairs in order a few weeks before dying in a plane crash. It is a subtle knowing… most of the time the person is not consciously aware of this. If you could talk to people on the Other Side who died suddenly, many would tell you of a subtle shift in their awareness or their behaviors in the hours, days or weeks prior to the death. All deaths, as with all births, are by agreement.

For example, let’s say a soldier dies in a war. The person who killed him, the people who witnessed his death, his family members and even the leaders of the governments sponsoring the war, are part of an alignment of persons, places and events that contribute to that death, in a sort of ripple effect. All these energies are aligning their intention for that moment, for a specific purpose… the expansion and growth of the souls involved in that particular event. All these intentions, energies and manifestations are necessary for a balanced universe.

Copyright 2010
by Terri Daniel


Terri Daniel


  1. Terri Daniel on May 31, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    This is one of my favorite articles. I hope many of you will read it!

  2. Gail on June 2, 2018 at 7:27 am

    Thank you for this information! for me it is confirmation! I really appreciate your research. As a Nurse it helps me help the people I know who are in that dyeing phase which as you stated could be a journey.

    • Rev. Terri Daniel, MA, CT on June 2, 2018 at 9:42 am

      Thanks Gail! I hope you see you at the Afterlife Conference some day!

  3. Neal Bracken on June 2, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Terri, I am still having difficulties understanding how quickly the soul leaves the body and enters that new dimension. In addition, I am curious how the surroundings in the afterlife differ from the present life.

    • Rev. Terri Daniel, MA, CT on June 2, 2018 at 9:42 am

      There are lots of good books on this topic Neal. I suggest reading William Buhlman’s books. He does a great job of describing this.
      In terms of how quickly the soul leaves, from what I’ve learned, it leaves immediately because the body is no longer a viable host for it. But some religious traditions — Japanese Buddhism for example — say that it takes three days, and that the body should not be touched during that time because it will disturb the soul.

      Every culture and spiritual tradition has their own take on it. Another great book… “A Guided Tour of the Afterlife” by Mark Mirabello.

  4. millie mcswain on June 2, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    always been told that if i do not accept Jesus as my saviour I will die and go to hell.after years of meditation my mind has shifted to believe in reincarnation. it definately makkes me feel better. I no longer believe there is a hell. [ meditation] . inlightens my thinking. .my soul energy will go back to the universe. am I way off

    • Rev. Terri Daniel, MA, CT on June 2, 2018 at 5:50 pm

      I don’t think you’re “off” at all Millie. In my opinion, it’s the church that’s off.

      This is why it’s so important to study theologies from a variety of cultures and traditions. We should’n’t just blindly accept what we’re told by family, church and community without doing our own investigation and embarking on our own spiritual journey to discover a truth that resonates with us. Maybe some people are comfortable with the idea that all non-Christians go to hell, but if you scratch the surface of that idea, it’s easy to see how unreasonable and un-spiritual it is.

      • Albert Kelchner on June 7, 2018 at 4:09 pm

        In 553 A.D. the church (Christian) under the reign of the emperor Justinian, officially declared reincanation heretical after the belief had been accepted dogma for years.

  5. Robyn Kelly on June 2, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Thank you Terri,

    I just love the way you have put all this down for people to understand.

    Many Blessings


    • Rev. Terri Daniel, MA, CT on June 2, 2018 at 5:58 pm

      Thank you Robyn!

  6. Nancy on June 3, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    I loved this. It is comforting to read when I think about my son’s passing. Thank you!

  7. iris on January 18, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    wow! I just lost my cousin and had a conscious awareness of the profoundness and intimacy of his dying process. As I sat in the room, I was somehow separated and became witness to all the pain and resistance surrounding him. I just somehow knew, that his spirit was detaching from his body. I went to his bedside and broke down crying. Not because I was suffering, but rather I was surrendering to his process. Accepting it. As if my spirit knew his. I kissed him and said to him. its time to go. get rest. I went home, about 2 miles away, and ran to the bathroom. Oddly enough, there was a box of alcohol pads with his name on it. I had never seen it but my daughter said he had given it to her. I said his name. and a few minutes later, mom called he passed on. We went back to the hospital to be with the family. Two other family members had fallen asleep in the waiting room. I believe that it was intentional for only his family and my mom to be there when his spirit completed the process. It took me 5 days to write my experience because i was not understanding it, that separation of myself and the rest in the room can seem insane. It was just so strange. As I wrote, I realized that in the intimacy of death, there must be a miracle, just as in birth. I then googled, is death a miracle? and there it was. your article. It just blew my mind. I understand so much more including the fact that spirit has been guiding me and showing me many signs. Your article confirms, the reality that Spirit is alive and well. God is so good. I am grateful.

  8. Piotr A. Klepinowski on April 9, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    Absolutely amazing article. Thank you so much.

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