At the root of all fear. Not at the root of life or wisdom or joy.
I’d like to suggest that the knowledge that we do exist – forever – goes deeper than fear. So I’m not saying that fear is the deepest state. In fact we find that we can shake off fear, drop it, let it go, and that there are many states much deeper than it.
Some mothers may find this when their children are threatened. Some soldiers may find this when they must save a comrade. Some rescuers may find it when they face a life-threatening situation.
And all of this could only be so if our continued existence was assured.
In the literature of life after “death,” the first and easily the biggest surprise of those who “die” is that they continue to live. Here are some of the exclamations of joy that people make after discovering their own immortality.
“Death has been made such a bogey that it is only through suffering and great discomfort that we are persuaded to let go and co-operate with death. The body fights to retain life on any terms: it is inborn instinct of the body brain, so we have to re-educate this body brain to the point when it will accept and relinquish its power without waiting for the spirit to be wrenched away through pain and disease.” (2)
Sigwart: “My death was beautiful. Everything became still. It changed to a quiet, calm sea after a blustering storm. The final experiences as a man were part of this storm. Then came the smooth waters of liberation. … It was a blessing to have been freed without illness, without extended pining away.” (3)
Barbara: “[Dying] was infinite peace. No more efforts to keep back my tears, no more agonizing planning for my children and no more having to face their disappointment when I ceased to play my part in the family. No, the cards had all been played and I was outside the game, and so happy. It was worth it all to have that wonderful feeling, that I had finished.” (4)
Our fear of death, I think, is what keeps us from actually and fully living. It’s what the cabal depends on to keep us from standing up to them. They threaten us with death and, for one reason or another, we draw back.
But once we lose that fear, then we can begin to create, to say how it will be for us.
How do we lose that fear? An out-of-body experience is a great help. Once see your body and know your Self as separate, the fear of death departs as quickly as water down your back.
Contact with the “dead” helps. See that they live on and you quickly accept that you yourself will persist as well.
I am told that experiences of enlightenment also cause the fear of death to depart.
And the study of the literature of life after “death” also calms and reassures the mind.
Until Ascension, we will all die. It is a given. As Braveheart said, it is only a question of when and how. (5)
Last post I quoted SaLuSa on life in the Summerlands. Let me reproduce that quote.
“Once in the Astral regions much attention and caring is given, to ensure a prompt return to normality. Illnesses, disabilities or injuries will no longer exist, and if they do it is only in the person’s mind. In other words, you have the power of thought to overcome them.
“There are different astral levels, but most souls will find themselves in what is known to some as the Summerland. It is, Dear Ones, a matter of where your vibrations fit in, and if they are very low there are levels that are almost devoid of Light. You would automatically be drawn to the one that resonated to your vibrations.” (6)
I chuckle when I read it because we are listening to an embodied galactic, and not a terrestrial spirit, describe what life in the spirit domains is like – evidently it is the same for a Sirian.
But if our continued existence in the portion of the Astral Planes known as the “Summerlands” is known to an embodied Sirian, then surely we must accept the continuation of life past physical death as real.
Not fearing death is not something that can be faked, any more than love can be or compassion. It’s either there or it’s not and the truth will be known. Fearing death is also not something to be ashamed of, just something to realize as existing and as coming with a cost in circumscribed activity.
Side-by-side with this, it’s useful to have the knowledge that the natural law governs all life, including life on this third-density physical plane and life on the fourth-density astral planes, fifth-density mental planes, and so on.
Those who take lives don’t escape the lessons they’ll have to learn. As Jesus said, “till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” (7) That same Bible says that the patience of the saint lies in knowing that the law will repay and that we do not need to. No one escapes the law.
If we realize that the law repays and that we are not required to, then we have grounds for forgiveness of the cabal. If we know that we live forever, then we have grounds for standing up to the cabal even at the cost of our physical lives.
I personally am not holding onto life because I’ve known myself as separate from my body, have glimpsed the other side, have been shown in a vision that life goes on forever, and have studied what life on the other side is really like.
I don’t court death but I also don’t run from it. I’m not silly about the whole affair but I’m also not cowed by it. It will be inconvenient. Events prior to it may be painful. I don’t want to leave a mess. But it is not final, and it in itself (as opposed to dying) is not painful, as we commonly believe.
If we want to take back this planet from the hands of the New World Order, always the real enemy we face, I think, is our fear of death. I would like to suggest that that fear is a luxury and a very expensive one.
If we really knew how expensive, we’d probably drop it like a hot potato. I’d like to invite us to consider that expense and I’d like to invite us to consider dropping the fear as well. As strange as that sounds to most ears, I’d like to make that request.
(1) Winifred Combe Tenant in Geraldine Cummins, Swan on a Black Sea. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1965, 49.
(2) Sir Alvary Gascoigne in Cynthia Sandys and Rosamund Lehmann, The Awakening Letters. Jersey: Neville Spearman, 1978, 99.
(3) Sigwart in Jospeh Wetzl, trans., The Bridge Over the River. Communications from the Life After Death of a Young Artist [Sigwart] Who Died in World War One. Spring Valley: Anthroposophic Press, 1974, 29.
(4) Barbara in Awakening Letters, ibid., 32.
(5) A reader has suggested that Ascension ends the process of death. I’m not entirely sure about that. Here is one passage from SaLuSa that seems to support that point of view: “No more shall you go through the experience of death and ill health will be a thing of the past.” (SaLuSa, Apr. 9, 2010 .)
Here is another from Ag-Agria: “It is a unique time in this cycle that offers a release from duality, and death such as you understand it. Your future Self will when the necessity arises take a new body without the need to experience dying again.” (Ag-Agria, Oct. 31, 2008.)
So Ascension ends “death such as you understand it” but we still shed one body and take another.
Neither SaLuSa nor Ag-Agria says that we live perpetually in a spirit realm so we are still subject to life in a physical body. My understanding remains that what is physically born must at some point die.
But even if we remained in a spirit realm, a form of “death” still occurs even there. When a spirit moves from one astral plane to another, as you can see from consulting New Maps of Heaven, that spirit still sheds the body of one plane and finds itself in another. Spirits regard this as a form of death.
Nothing physical, even the refined forms of angels, is permanent, as far as I’m aware. Only the Formless is permanent. If it were not so, there would be a second to God. However, I stand to be corrected on this understanding as on any other.
(6) SaLuSa, June 16, 2010. http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm.
(7) Matthew 5:18. Perhaps Ascension is when heaven and Earth pass because we know we shall be forgiven much karma according to the Law of Grace, in order to ascend. Without that forgiveness, we would probably be unable to ascend.
“Through the Law of Grace you can be allowed to forego karma, providing you have turned to the Light. God is not unreasonable and fully understands your intent, and it is by evolving and proving that your progress has taken place in living your truth. The soul that has transgressed and found the path of Light and Love is greeted back as a long lost son. So do not be too concerned about your earlier life style, as it the now that is important and whether you have truly set your sights on evolving to a higher level of consciousness.” (SaLuSa, Dec. 11, 2009.)
“However, with the closing of the cycle the Law of Grace comes into operation, and the Creator has decreed that those who are of the Light shall be released from their remaining karma. Many a life at this time has been planned as a final thrust to clear karma and that is why they have been full of challenges. However, as hard and trying that they may be, you would not be expected to take on more than you were capable of handling.” (Atmos, Jan. 28, 2009.)