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Someone who is facing their final stage, the death stage, experience two dynamics which are closely independent and interrelated. When viewing the physical aspects of the final stage, the body of the subject commences system shutdown. This physical shutdown process will only end when the entire system ceases to function. In most cases, the system shutdown is a progressive and orderly progressive physical changes series that do not entail medical emergencies in demand of invasive interventions. The physical changes of the system happen to just be normal and natural paths that the body follows so that it can prepare to stop. Most appropriate response kinds are those which involve measures that are comfort enhancing (Limketkai, 2012).
The next dying process dynamic which will be put into play would be the spiritual-emotional-mental plane. This process is a different kind of process. The dying person’s spirit begins to get out of his or her body. It also gets out of the body’s immediate environment and all the other attachments that it had developed during the person’s lifetime. The releases of the spirits more often than not follow their own priorities. Their priorities might include a resolution of that which is unfinished of reception and practical nature so as to let go of the family members. These events showcase a normal and natural ways that the spirits use in order to prepare to shift into the next life dimension from their current dimension. In terms of the responses that relate to emotional-mental-spiritual plane that are the most appropriate should promote and enhance this transition and release. The process should be complicated. Every step must be followed to enhance a peaceful transition. Unless the process is enhanced and the transition and release followed to the latter, the body of the spirit will continue to wander around as they try to interact with their family and friends (Dalrymple, 2011).
The spirit of the people might also linger around and not move into the next world even if the transition process has taken place to completion if the people have unfinished business with the living (Choi, 2005). Most of these reasons might be for the purpose of revenge amongst the living who had wronged them during their lifetime or if they want to ensure that their loved ones who were left behind are taken care of.
In some cases the emotional-mental-spiritual plane might have been carried out to completion and yet the body of this individual might have not completed the process of shutting down. During such a scenario, the individual will still continue to exist as a living person till that point when the transition process will have been carried out to completion. The experience which humans call death takes place when a person’s body completes the process of shutting down and also after the spirit of the body has completed a natural process of finishing and reconciliation. These two processes must take place in a manner which is unique to values and also appropriate, lifestyle and beliefs of the person who is dying (Wedd, 2014).
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