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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