Some evenings after prayer I can be in meditative state. During those times I can have small chats with souls in purgatory. This is allowed by Jesus and a gift he has given me.
While praying for souls in purgatory I ask them to join me in prayer. I even prompt them to do a sign of the cross. I know a priest who I pray for who quietly says ‘thank you’.
My cousin Brendan died in 2013 suddenly of a heart attack. He was a kind jovial person and once things opened up for my wife and I in 2019 I began to include him in my prayer.
Anyway the other night I had a small talk with him. My wife revealed that he is in mid purgatory which is not too bad. He appeared in my mind to be inside a dimly lit Church. He sat calmly. Then he mentioned that during earth time within our family I wasn’t respected or understood but that family member souls in purgatory and heaven think differently from this now.
There are allocated souls who are selected to pray for siblings cousins parents aunts uncles who are placed in purgatory and my guess is that they can be the smallest poorest and least admired within their families while on earth. This makes sense. I don’t know if their is a word for such souls.
Brendan mentioned my brothers passing in 2019 which was also very sudden. In my mind I was shown two different ways souls can exit their bodies:
1: With peaceful acceptance and straight out of he body…. then through the ceiling easily.
2: In a state of shock even denial where the soul finds itself floating around in circles floundering.
My brothers experience was the second.
I think in the second experience the soul would be very attached to the earth and body and material things and ideas. It would then have to accept that it has lost the physical body.