The Bishop of London spoke eloquently, and in his statement, in the context of her death, that a beginning is an end and an ending is a new beginning, he came close to acknowledging that after death life goes on. He talked of her "remains" and how in dying she had done what comes to us all regardless of rank or achievement, and it is true that while the memory of her will endure, the body and personality that were the vehicles for her soul, this time around, are nothing: we come into life with nothing and leave it the same way whoever we are - except for a soul with vastly more experience.
For all of us including Margaret Thatcher, the new beginning which comes from our death has a pattern of similarity but also its own individuality: there is the joyful return of the soul to the planes of spiritual existence and learning and a review of all that has been achieved in that wonderful life on Earth; there is a time of healing before the preparations for the next incarnation begin; and there are decisions about the future path which will differ for every soul. Where you are, who is with you and what you do will depend upon you, uniquely, and it will be both constructive and balm for the soul.
It is likely that the soul of Lady Thatcher, as often happens, has stayed close to her family and friends as they mourned in the days after her death, and that she watched the funeral from her place in the world of Spirit: I believe she would have been pleased by the honouring of her memory and the grace with which it was done. Now it is over she can focus on what lies ahead, forgetting what has gone before - one good soul among many, no better nor worse than you but, like you, with much to look forward to and, certainly, more work to do. Wherever she chooses to go, I wish her soul very well on its steady onward journey.
Claire Montanaro is a spiritual teacher, channel and blogger with special interest in esoteric philosophy and the world in transition. Loves nature and wildlife. She is the author of “Spiritual Wisdom”, in which dying, the afterlife and the soul journey are discussed extensively.