You Live But In Eternity

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To live in eternity. Eternity!  Beyond time and space.  Immortal.  Without death.  Think about it!Never did you or will you cease to exist.  Your spirit and soul are everlasting. 

There was a “time” when I would have thought that these ideas were childish or ignorant, even laughable, but no more!  Now I believe that, as stated in A Course in Miracles ,

Death is the central dream from which all illusions stem.

Why would I change my thinking on a subject so controversial and central to living?  It is simple — I have experienced irrevocable evidence of this truth.  Just to clarify, it is not my purpose or goal to alter the beliefs of others, it is only to share what I know and have experienced. To present it for consideration. 

It is often acknowledged that fear is the force that cripples most of us as we move about  our daily lives.  Most of us fear the opinions of others, losing whatever modicum of control we think we have, losing love and respect of others, and on and on. But surely there is no fear greater than that of annihilation, death, the end of life. Couple with that looming fears of judgment and being cast into hell.  No wonder death is feared to such an extent that it may be the most taboo topic of all.  If we don’t talk about it, maybe, then, it will go away and not come to us.

 But what if death is no more than a parting of the veil and moving into another dimension of existence? One that is filled with love and light, kindness and illumination?  What if we cease breathing and depart from our physical bodies and find that we are truly free, unencumbered, truly awake at last?  Those who have “died” then returned to be alive and have “near death experiences” report experiencing the most profound states of joy, peace, love, and light when they are released from their physical bodies.  Anita Moorjani speaks of her of own near death experience and the profound changes that occurred to her in her book, Dying to be Me.”  She writes “I had the choice to come back…or not. I chose to return when I realized that “‘heaven’ is a state, not a place…” 

In my life, I watched my own mother, as her worldly life drew to a close at age ninety-eight,  speak of  “home soon,” of repeating the words, “the light”, as she pointed to the ceiling in her bedroom in our home.  She pondered out loud if it was time to go and then spoke words to family members long deceased.  Those of us witnessed this and other indications of her understandings about departing the world.  As she drew closer to breathing her last breath, she and all of us around her, experienced an unfathomable sense of peace and surrender.  She was “going home.”  But what if we are always home, we just don’t recognize it.

You dwell not here but in eternity.

You travel but in dreams while safe at home.

A Course in Miracles    T.13 VII: 17: 6-7

It would behoove all of us to open our minds and hearts to the truths surrounding what we deem as death.  Perhaps we could demystify the subject enough to talk and read about it and ultimately recognize death as that which is inescapable and yet not to be feared.  It is “going home.” As one devout Christian friend said to me at the time of my mother’s passing, “She has gone to her glory.”  To which I say “Amen!”

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About deannemincer

Deanne Mincer has been a long time student of religious and spiritual studies. For many years, she was a practitioner of yoga and in the late 1980's she was drawn to share her enthusiasm by becoming a yoga teacher. Her certification, from the Himalayan Institute, was a comprehensive two year program including the study of anatomy, diet, nutrition, Ayurvedic medical practices, the methods of teaching hatha yoga, the science of breath and the study of raja (the royal path of yoga) philosophy. She has taught yoga, meditation, and spiritual classes for more than twenty years. In the mid 1990's she became a follower of Siddha Yoga where she experienced a spiritual awakening called shaktipat and her teachings took on a new and freshly informed understanding. As Deanne continued her studies, she learned level one in Reiki and also sutdied with Henry Grayson, Ph.D. where she refined her work with muscle testing and the complex of energy healing methods Dr. Grayson has developed for use with his patients. Dr. Grayson's work is illuminated in his books, Mindful Loving and Use Your Body to Heal Your Mind. Deanne teaches group and private classes in yoga as well as stress reduction programs and meditation in many forms (sitting, walking, whirling, meditation in action, and "sleeping" meditation called yoga nidra). She has developed methods of using yoga in treating those with life threatening diseases as in the programs she designed for Gilda's Club and Friends in Deed in New York City. She was a consulting producer on an alternative health program for CNBC's Alive and Wellness, and she has demonstrated yoga on network television. Deanne created the audio DC, Inner Light Yoga with Deanne Mincer and she has spoken widely and demonstrated meditation in many venues. Deanne is an enthusiastic and joyful teacher. She is known for the keen interest she takes in her students' physical and spiritual development. She stresses that each student should work at their own pace in a non-competitive and caring environment. You can read some of the comments her students have shared in the Tesimonials Section of this site. Her teaching is grounded in her own steadfast spiritual awareness - that each of us is a being of eternal light and love and that we can all come to knowing this truth for ourselves. She is eager to help guide you on this joyful path of body, mind, breath and spirit.

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  1. My mother also spoke of unseen entitites of which I tried to dissuade her thinking knowing full well that I professed to believe in the unkown. My reasoning was to quell my own fear of her loss, of it not being my time to say goodbye to her-as it was she chose to go home (to her house outside of Boston) 36 hours before she died. Go home…where she wanted to be despite me-despite my fear and hers-she went home.

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