All speakers from the life after this life say there is no pain during the transition. People who transition because of illness have no experience of the body’s pain at the end, even though the people gathered around the deathbed see struggles or signs of pain.
People who transition because of a horrendous accident are spared the pain of the trauma that results in their transition, although they may experience the fear and trauma leading up to the accident. But they describe being taken out just before the actual trauma.
A man communicating through South African trance medium Nina Merrington explained that he was spared the pain of a fatal auto accident and actually observed the event from outside of it.
Mike Swain, who died in an auto accident, told his father Jasper Swain, a Pietermaritzburg, South Africa lawyer, that he left his body an instant before the cars actually impacted. Heather, his fiancée’s young sister, was also killed in the accident. Mike told of being blinded by the glare of the sun reflecting off of the windscreen of the oncoming car.
All of a sudden, the radiance changes from silver to gold. I am being lifted up in the air, out through the top of the car. I grabbed little Heather’s hand. She too is being lifted up out of the car.
When they were about 30 feet above the car, they witnessed the collision below them and heard a noise like the snapping of steel banjo strings. They had suffered no pain. (Tymn, The Afterlife Revealed [Guildford, UK: White Crow Books, 2011], 68)
The talented medium Suzanne Giesemann tells of receiving messages from the Soul of a man named Jim who was currently in hospice dying of cancer. He explained that although his body was in hospice apparently struggling and in pain, his Soul was already at peace. He said to Suzanne, “The body may appear to be suffering, but my soul is fine.” When the transition is inevitable and the person seems to not be present, the Soul has gone on and is being spared the pain. You can hear Suzanne telling the story at www.earthschoolanswers.com/suzanne/.
Medium Alice Gilbert presents the explanation she received from a man in the afterlife about his painless transition:
“There was a crash and a blackness. It was not really pain as most people think of pain-a rending crash and then gone…I lay quiet and pictures came before me of myself as a little boy…Then I saw a car coming. I saw it brake and push something along the road. I looked, and it was my body. I looked at myself and saw my own body [double] seeming quite real and solid…Suddenly I saw Grandpapa, standing smiling all lit up, and knew I was killed. I said at once, ‘Then mother was right-I have got an etheric body!’ I felt terribly muddled and confused. Then came the thought of you…so I began to walk along the road…You opened the window and called, but did not see me. Yet I could see what you were thinking-how frightened you were! Suddenly I remembered what you said-that spirits can go through matter. I said, ‘Here goes! and ran at the door-and passed right through it. I tried it two or three times…I shall be at the funeral tomorrow…I am still mixed up with the earth.” (Alice Gilbert, Philip in Two Worlds, 1948, pg 89)
We have no accounts from people living in the next life of suffering the pain of a sudden, accidental transition. People who transition from linger illness are gone from the body in the last moments or in the event of a coma. The body may be active, but the person is already on the other side. The person goes on to the next life before the body dies.