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What does godspeed mean?
when said to someone who has passed?


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#1 sophie222

Posted 02 January 2011 - 09:49 PM

When my mother passed away 9 months ago alot of people where leaving messages to her saying "Godspeed, Jenene? can someone please tell me what this means?

Can anyone sense any messages from my mum? I miss her so so much!

Edited by sophie222, 02 January 2011 - 10:20 PM.


#2 Doppelgänger

Posted 02 January 2011 - 10:05 PM

NO idea, but its in unchained melody Tounge1.gif
http://www.theromantic.com/lovesongs/unchainedmelody.htm

#3 *Lib*

Posted 02 January 2011 - 10:06 PM

My interpretation it means travel safely....

#4 Doppelgänger

Posted 02 January 2011 - 10:07 PM

Ok, you got me curious, and I googled:

God speed is actually one word, Godspeed. It means good luck. It is a wish for good fortune or success, and is often used when a person is beginning a journey or a new venture.

#5 Guest_Tulku_*

Posted 02 January 2011 - 10:09 PM

Did your mum have a connection to India by any chance? I am so sorry for your loss, and so recent too sad.gif

Peace
Tulku
~*~

#6 sophie222

Posted 02 January 2011 - 10:18 PM

Thankyou everyone

Tulku- No not India ...


Edited by sophie222, 02 January 2011 - 10:19 PM.


#7 *Lib*

Posted 02 January 2011 - 10:18 PM

Yep I googled too, I got:
QUOTE
To wish someone Godspeed is to ask for God's blessings on his or her endeavor, most notably a long journey or a risky but potentially rewarding venture. Some view godspeed as a more reverent alternative to "good luck," which arguably introduces chance and randomness into the mix, not divine providence. One might wish Godspeed on a relative embarking on a long business trip overseas, for example.


#8 Guest_Tulku_*

Posted 02 January 2011 - 10:21 PM

I think it's a connection to an Elton John song??  Perhaps one was played at your mum's funeral??  Don't ask me how I go from India to Elton John unsure.gif  Sorry if this isn't the case....

Peace
Tulku
~*~

#9 sophie222

Posted 02 January 2011 - 10:40 PM

QUOTE (Tulku @ 02/01/2011, 10:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think it's a connection to an Elton John song??  Perhaps one was played at your mum's funeral??  Don't ask me how I go from India to Elton John unsure.gif  Sorry if this isn't the case....

Peace
Tulku
~*~



No.... sad.gif

#10 jayz~mel

Posted 03 January 2011 - 06:37 AM

There's a dixie chicks song called "Godspeed, Sweet Dreams" as well. It's one of my favourite songs.

She's around hunni, but I'm getting that she's not ready to communicate yet because she's still adjusting to this new stage of life after life.

xx Mel.

#11 LittleListen

Posted 03 January 2011 - 06:47 AM

When someone has passed, Godspeed is said to refer to a safe a quick journey to heaven. Its a figure of speech, has no Biblical background or anything, it's more of a traditional English saying.

PP's are correct in its reference to safe travel. The songs source the word from the idiom, not the other way around.



#12 Guest_Tulku_*

Posted 03 January 2011 - 07:01 AM

Sorry honey, I agree with Jayz~Mel. I felt something there, but just can't put my finger on it. I'm still learning myself.  I do think you will get a big sign from your mom when the time is ready for you both, it's probably still so raw for you sad.gif

Big hugs mate  ((((hugs)))) sad.gif

Peace
Tulku
~*~




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