The Only Thing that Dies is Fear

Posted March 28, 2016 in The Other Side & Past Lives

We all need stories. Stories are what connect us to each other and to all of humanity. Parables, in particular, are important stories which reveal depth and universal meaning. The parable that I share with you today is one of my favorite and addresses the discomfort, insecurity and short-sightedness we feel as humans trapped in a limited and material-based reality.

As a medium, I speak daily to people overcome with grief about losing a recently departed loved one. I also speak daily to the Souls who have crossed over to the other side, experienced their life reviews and are now connected to the palpable presence of Love that exists beyond this physical world. We come from Love and we return to Love.

I recently spoke with a group of seniors close in time to this inevitable spiritual transition. It broke my heart to hear all the fear, misinformation and terror that they felt about death: “I fear I will disappear.” “What if I was not a good enough person and don’t get into heaven?” “I’ll never see my family again.”

Death is not an end but a sacred transition of spiritual homecoming. Death is remarkably similar to birth in that the Soul undertakes a mystical journey from one dimension to another.

If you are deep in grieving, know that your loved ones are still in existence and want to comfort and connect with you. They feel your prayers and send signs and messages from the other side.

If you are concerned about your own crossing, know that you will be going back to your true Self, other loved ones and spirit helpers that have always loved you long before this dream of physical reality.

The only thing that actually dies is fear. Love is the True Nature of our Souls and what remains.

I hope you enjoy this parable as much as I do.

Lots of Love,


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In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?” The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”

“Nonsense” said the first. “There is no life after delivery. What kind of life would that be?”

The second said, “I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths. Maybe we will have other senses that we can’t understand now.”

The first replied, “That is absurd. Walking is impossible. And eating with our mouths? Ridiculous! The umbilical cord supplies nutrition and everything we need. But the umbilical cord is so short. Life after delivery is to be logically excluded.”

The second insisted, “Well I think there is something and maybe it’s different than it is here. Maybe we won’t need this physical cord anymore.”

The first replied, “Nonsense. And moreover if there is life, then why has no one has ever come back from there? Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery there is nothing but darkness and silence and oblivion. It takes us nowhere.”

“Well, I don’t know,” said the second, “but certainly we will meet Mother and she will take care of us.”

The first replied “Mother? You actually believe in Mother? That’s laughable. If Mother exists then where is She now?”

The second said, “She is all around us. We are surrounded by her. We are of Her. It is in Her that we live. Without Her this world would not and could not exist.”

Said the first: “Well I don’t see Her, so it is only logical that She doesn’t exist.”

To which the second replied, “Sometimes, when you’re in silence and you focus and you really listen, you can perceive Her presence, and you can hear Her loving voice, calling down from above.”

– Parable by the Hungarian writer Útmutató a Léleknek


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  1. Sophie
    Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
    I love this. It describes perfectly the relationship between being human and spiritual and how the logical brain tries to work out what happens after death versus what the heart and soul already feels and knows.
    • Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
      Thanks for joining in Sophie! I love this parable as well. It is the perfect metaphor to help us feel the greater comfort that surrounds us. Scary for the head to trust but easy for the heart to Know. XOXO
    • Laura
      Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
      Hi, this comforts me greatly. I lost my dear mom 13 months ago and miss her terribly. But I truly believe she is with me, I have had signs and I feel it. I like Sophie, love this.
    • Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
      I'm so glad that this got to you Laura. My intention was for this post to reach everyone who it would help remind of these Sacred truths. Thanks for being here. XO
  2. Johnny Campbell
    Thursday, May 12th, 2016
    This is so beautiful.
    I lost my one true love in a car crash and have never gotten over it!
    I believe there must be something , but I'm scared of dying in case it's darkness and they are not there.
    Thank u though this really made me
  3. Makenzie
    Friday, May 13th, 2016
    So beautiful. My whole being smiles to read this. Thank you.
  4. Stefani Lindsey
    Thursday, February 15th, 2018
    This made me tear up with a feeling of unconditional love. To realize the whole world is like that womb, and the mother surrounds us and is actually the stuff of which we are made. So beautiful. I sit here and nurse my newborn and feelbsuch love, awe and adoraration for her. This parable makes me believe that God really does love me that much.
  5. Meg
    Friday, December 14th, 2018
    Powerful. I had not heard this parable before this moment and am forever grateful to have read it. So spot on!
  6. Tammie Parrish Miller
    Thursday, December 27th, 2018
    The conversation in the womb is so profoundly eye opening! What a wonderful way to get the concept across in a way that is actually relatable to those who might not be there yet. I pinned this on Pinterest. Maybe it will get to just the right person at just the right time. Who am I kidding? It will definitely get to the exact people who need it, exactly when they need it most!
  7. Robin
    Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
    That is an amazing parable. Thank you Elisa for sharing it! Elke would love it too❤️ My sweet daughter who went before me. I will read it to her tonight and hope she hears.
  8. Friday, June 19th, 2020
    That is an awesome story. Thank you for sharing it Elisa. I lost my mother just 9 days ago. I miss her so much! She was very spiritual. I feel her around me still.