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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

In other words (I.e.). La "manifestación"

 I. e. La "manifestación" de la vida se impone a la muerte.

Si muero,
dejad el balcón abierto.

El niño come naranjas.
(Desde mi balcón lo veo).

El segador siega el trigo.
(Desde mi balcón lo siento).

¡Si muero,
dejad el balcón abierto!

(poema Despedida de Federico García Lorca)

Una enfermera de un hospicio revela sus experiencias sobre un fenómeno que ocurre poco antes de que las personas mueran. Ella lo llama "the rally", en español me gustaría traducirlo como "la manifestación". Resulta que aproximadamente el 84% de las personas que mueren experimentan antes de morir, puede ser un mes antes o días antes, una inusitada recuperación, una renovada energía y un regreso a su identidad individual, a su ser más genuino. Los sicólogos, que se han dedicado a investigar este fenómeno lo han llamado como "el ultimo adiós" o "lucidez final". También se relata una segunda "manifestación" antes de morir. Esta consiste en que las personas  confiesan que experimentan la visión de familiares fallecidos hace tiempo o incluso mascotas que fueron muy queridas. Esa experiencia los reconforta en ese proceso final pues se sienten acompañados y guiados a transitar hacia la muerte con la ayuda de quienes  partieron antes y los van a recibir. 

Pienso que la muerte sigue siendo un misterio para el hombre, pero es también parte de la vida que trata de imponerse. Al final se presenta su lado mágico, es como un sueño en el momento de la"manifestación". Calderón de la Barca lo poetizó cuando dijo:"la vida es un sueño, y los sueños, sueños son". La muerte es parte de ese sueño.


muerte y vida de Gustav Klimt



Sueño y su hermanastro Muerte, de John William Waterhouse





(Aquí debajo el artículo completo original en inglés)


Hospice nurse reveals the unexplained phenomena that happen before you die

Kate Fowler

November 16, 2021

(publicado por Newsweek )


A hospice nurse has shared the unexplained phenomena that occur before we die, with one being dubbed "the rally."

Hospice nurse Julie McFadden, has been a nurse in a hospice for five years after working for over a decade as an ICU nurse, and now regularly shares little-known information about the last leg of life online, in a bid to raise awareness and ease fear surrounding the taboo of death. This time, she amassed millions of views after revealing the mystifying things that happen to us that simply can't be explained.

The first was a phenomenon, named "the rally" by hospice workers, which sees dying patients suddenly become their better, old selves just before dying. "This is when someone is really sick and almost towards actively dying, meaning dying within a few days, and then suddenly they look like they are 'better,'" she explained.


"This can manifest in a lot of ways, but a lot of times they suddenly eat, they'll suddenly talk, maybe even walk, they act like their old self, they have a little more personality, kind of laughing, talking, joking, but they usually they die within a few days after this," she added.

McFadden further explained that in her experience it happens to around a third of patients at her hospice, making it necessary for them to prepare family and loved ones for the bizarre change, "so it doesn't devastate them when they suddenly pass after doing so well for a few days."

According to Psychology Today, little research has been done into the "the rally," but it's sometimes known as "the last hurrah" or "the final goodbye." German researcher Michael Nahm named it "terminal lucidity" and has been attempting to discover more about it in recent years.

Nahm reported that around 84 percent of people who experience "the rally" die within a week, with 42 percent dying that very day.

The second phenomenon doesn't have a name like "the rally" does but is still extremely common according to McFadden. Often, dying patients will see their lost loved ones, including pets, who have passed away, in the lead-up to their own death.

"It usually happens a month or so before the patient dies, they start seeing dead relatives, dead friends, old pets that have passed on, spirits, angels, that are visiting them and only they can see them. Sometimes it's through a dream, sometimes they physically see them, and they'll actually ask us 'do you see what i'm seeing,'" said McFadden.

"They're usually not afraid, it's usually very comforting to them and they usually say they're sending a message like 'we're coming to get you soon' or 'don't worry, we'll help you.' Most people love this, they're very comforted by it, it's not scary to them."

McFadden's shared information on her TikTok account aims to provide comfort for the inevitable.

"Educating people on what it really looks like to die, what the phases you are most likely going to see, the 'abnormal' things that are normal in death and dying, and just broaching that topic, makes people feel better," she told cremation company Solace's blog.

McFadden said that because of reluctance to discuss death, and processes like "the rally," families were often ill-prepared for losing their loved one in real time.

"To watch the body take care of this person and allow them to naturally, peacefully pass, just seeing that time and time again, it was just 'wow.' It feels magical, that we even biologically and chemically have a body that can do that for us, to me is just like, 'wow.'"

Newsweek has contacted Julie McFadden for comment.


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In other words (I.e.). La "manifestación"

 I. e.  La "manifestación" de la vida se impone a la muerte. Si muero, dejad el balcón abierto. El niño come naranjas. (Desde mi b...