In my work as a bereavement facilitator trainer, I have the opportunity to meet a lot of interesting and loving people who have a real passion for working with the bereaved. Many times, their passion comes from having been deeply bereaved themselves. Somehow they came out of the darkness and into the light. Many times, they were successful in finding hope again because someone kindly and thoughtfully walked the grief journey with them. Other times, they found peace in the idea of death from a spiritual or paranormal episode such as a near-death experience.