I know a lot of people have written about Robin Williams since his death. He was such an icon for all of us and brought us to so much laughter. Each of his roles touched us deeply because he had a profound way of tapping into truth through humor. Yet despite his ability to make his audiences laugh, we have learned that he suffered from deep depression. His humor and his gift for making others laugh apparently was not enough for him to choose life over death.
I feel called to write about his transition because laughter is one of the tools I use to uplift my spirits. I use it as teaching tool to get in touch with the joy and happiness that is our natural state. It is one way that I connect to Heaven on Earth.
It brings home for me a tough lesson that sometimes we have issues that even our icons have trouble overcoming. Someone who made us laugh so hard could not laugh at his own plight – however he saw it and whatever he perceived as the issues. Certainly laughter is not enough in itself, even though it is a valid tool under the right circumstances.
I hold the family and friends of Robin in my heart and visualize them surrounded by love and light in this time. I thank Robin for all of the gifts he gave while being the unique individual he was in his human body. I know that his soul goes on and we will hear more from him. That is just a sense I have. He gave so much love through his humor, I know we will hear more from his current location.
It is my hope that each of us will take our feelings of loss as a result of Robin’s leaving us to remind us what is important while we are still in human bodies. We each have an opportunity to share our gifts during the time we live on this planet. Let’s do our best to bring as much heaven on this side of the veil.
I also know that those who make their transition out of life in a human body are still available to us. We may not be able to reach out and hug them or relate to them as we did before, but we can send love to them and feel their love for us. It is my firm belief that life goes on. The more we acknowledge that and understand that, the more we can make the most of the time we have here on earth.
So, Robin, I know you are witnessing all of the tributes to you, and you are probably surprised by all the love being expressed for you. Did you know how many hearts you had touched? You are now allowing us to express that love and to learn from what we know of your experience to help others who are experiencing depression and the other challenges you faced. Thank you for being such a bright light on this planet and for continuing to radiate your bright light from beyond.