We were inspired by this article in People Magazine.
Elton John is mourning the death of his mother, Sheila Farebrother, at age 92 on Monday. It’s a loss made extra poignant considering that the rock legend had recently resumed contact after a fierce feud kept them apart for over seven years.
There were many “shades of grey” to that feud between Elton John and his mother, Sheila Farebrother. After Elton fired his longtime assistant, he asked his mother to also sever her ties but she refused to do so. Elton felt she was being disloyal to him, but she deeply cared about this man, who had been very kind to her, and she did not want to turn him out of her life. Didn’t she have a right to her own relationships with people?
On the other hand, it appears that Sheila did not trust Elton’s husband David Furnish, accusing him of turning Elton against her. Had she been less judgmental and more accepting of David, might she have enjoyed a fuller role in Elton’s life and the lives of her new grandsons?
I have been a witness to the deceased coming through a medium to a loved one, apologizing for those last hurtful, harsh words between them before the deceased unexpectedly died. That apology and acknowledgment from the Other Side brings great resolution and peace, but most people are unfortunately not open to this form of healing.
Remain conscious in your relationships by being mindful regarding what is said in the heat of an argument because those could be the last words you will ever speak to a loved one or ever hear from the one you dearly love. You will avoid filling your life with regrets and will also avoid the karma left between you that will have to be dealt with in future lives!
I applaud Elton John for finding his way back to a peaceful relationship with his mother before she died. He is an incredible, awesomely talented man, and he is also very conscious and wise.