Imagine how much our society will suddenly have to take in in a very short time once disclosure happens? We are not alone in the universe. Spirits are real. Angels are real. Invisible things still exist. There are many dimensions to reality. You are immortal.
It’s enough to make your head spin.
The more solid we are in our appreciation of some of these facts, the more we can help society to remain stable while a conceptual earthquake occurs. That’s one of the definite advantages of discussing so many of these topics together now.
Here I want to discuss the notion that death does not exist. I’d like to bring in some of the voices from New Maps of Heaven along with our usual spirit and galactic friends so you may see some new names and faces here.
The spirit Saul says that we immerse ourselves in “a meaningless struggle against death.”
“You cannot die — you are immortal beings of infinite perfection, and yet you continue to hide this knowledge from yourselves.” (1)
Immortal? Isn’t “immortality” something we achieve once we are enlightened? No, that is freedom from needing to reincarnate physically. Even if we must continue to reincarnate physically, we are still immortal; we never die though our bodies do.
The galactic Kryon makes a cryptic comment that reflects this when he says:
Welcome home? Well, yes. What is death to the loved ones we leave behind on Earth is a homecoming to our loved ones in spirit. To make this point, let me now switch over to sources in New Maps of Heaven. These are spirits communicating after the death of their physical bodies. Again, I have eliminated from this account any communicators I deem to be not credible. What remains are, in my opinion, very credible sources.
South African spirit communicator Mike Swain tells his father, Jasper: “We on this side rejoice when the soul of an old friend comes here.” (3) The atmosphere is like a homecoming.
Canadian Grace Rosher’s mother tells her: “When anyone from the old world joins the family circle we get a great thrill.” (4)
When Philip Gilbert, who reminds me very much of Matthew Ward, was asked to intervene to help cure an illness, he responded: “Do remember that, to us, your coming over here is no cause for grief – why should we interfere [with the course of an illness], in normal circumstances?” (5)
American journalist Julia Ames, who was very well known in her pre-WWI day for her Letters from Julia, reminds us that “death only exists for the living, not for us.” (6) “What you call death … is really the entrance into life.” (7)
The entrance into life? Yes, and a life more abundant, as we shall see when we enter the Fourth Dimension, which I think will be similar to the Astral Planes.
Gordon Burdick, Grace Rosher’s sweetheart, tells her that “death, as [you] call it, is nothing more than a new birth. … We are even more alive than before.” (8)
Grace Rosher’s grandmother tells her that “we do not die and there is nothing to fear when the change comes. If I had known what I know now, I should have had no fear.” (10)
“The death of the body is but a gentle passing to a much freer life,” Frances Banks tells us in Testimony of Light. (11)
Mike Swain tells his dad that birth is far more dangerous than death:
“Believe me, Dad, it is ten times more dangerous and unpleasant to be born into your world than it is to leave it! Being born is a painful, risky process and none of us contemplate it with any degree of pleasure. And yet all of you people on the earth fear death.” (12)
Given what they know, it seems a natural thing for spirits to want to return and tell anyone who will listen the glad news. Says Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson:
“It is but natural that, with the opportunity presenting itself, we should visit the earth and, by bringing with us a little of the light of knowledge, we should be able to dispel the fears of death of the physical body that haunt so many people and, in place of those fears, give some knowledge and information of the superb lands of the spirit world wherein we now live and wherein you yourself will one day come to join us.
“In place of fears of a speculative ‘hereafter’ we try to show you something of the brilliant prospect that lies before you when that happy moment arrives for you to take up your true and undoubted heritage in the spirit world.” (13)
The “superb lands of the spirit world” relieve of us hunger, thirst, worry, fatigue, want … well, many of the things we look to Ascension to relieve us of, really.
In order to give us a sense of what to expect after Ascension – at least to the Fourth Dimension if not to the Fifth, which will happen a short while after entering the Fourth – I’ll try to give some glimpses of life on the Astral Planes in a series of future articles.
The problem with giving some glimpses into the Mental Planes or Fifth Dimension lies with what occurs for the departed spirit. Just as a new immigrant from a foreign country spends a lot of time writing those he (or she) left behind, so a new arrival on the Astral Planes spends a lot of time thinking about and perhaps trying to contact those he left behind on Earth.
He wants them to know that he is happy and that life for him is far more abundant and enjoyable than it was. But after a certain time, as with the new immigrant, his life becomes centered, not among his physical family, but among his spiritual family and his loyalties gradually shift.
Many spiritual travellers lose their desire to communicate with Earth and become wrapped up in the wonders and satisfactions of spirit life. By the time they reach the Fifth Dimension or Mental Planes, they may not be communicating with those they left behind at all.
What this means in practical terms is that we have far more accounts of life in the Astral Planes (4D) than we do of life in the Mental (5D). And the accounts we have of life in 5D lack the detail of the daily round or comparisons with Earth life. They are more about the service the spirit performs or the spirit’s colleagues and learnings.
So it isn’t as easy for the researcher to share details of life on the spirit Fifth Dimension as it is on the Fourth.
So, if we want to know what life will be like during the time we spend in the Fourth Dimension while ascending, which Matthew has said will be a short but necessary time, we can know that by looking at accounts of the Astral Planes. Life in the Fifth Dimension will be … well, a lot better.
In summary, what we may want to take away from this article is that death is nothing to be feared. On the contrary, death will relieve us of much suffering and release us into a world that is beneficient and enjoyable probably past our imagining.
(1) Saul, March 14, 2010, at http://johnsmallman.wordpress.com.
(2) Kryon, “The Shift is Here,” Oct. 20, 2008, at http://www.kryon.com/k_channel08_Chile.html.
(3) Mike Swain to his father, Jasper, in From My World to Yours: A Young Man’s Account of the Afterlife. New York: Walker, 1977, 56. (Hereafter FMW.)
(4) Grace Rosher’s mother in Grace Rosher, medium. The Travellers’ Return. London: Psychic Press, 1968, 87. (Hereafter TR.)
(5) Alice Gilbert, medium, Philip in Two Worlds. London: Andrew Dakers, 1948, 235. Here Philip speaks through his mother Alice just as Matthew speaks through his mother, Suzy.
(6) Julia [Julia T. Ames] through W.T. Stead, medium, After Death. A Personal Narrative. New York: George H. Doran, n.d.; c. 1914, 84.
(7) Ibid., 64.
(8) Gordon Burdick to Grace Rosher in TR, 66.
(9) Spirit Control Mary Bosworth to Charlotte E. Dresser in Fred Rafferty, ed., Charlotte E. Dresser, medium, Life Here and Hereafter. Author’s edition. Downloaded from http://www.harvestfields.ca/ebook/02/001/00.htm, 2 Feb. 2008, 91.
(10) Grace Rosher’s grandmother in TR, 93.
(11) Frances Banks in Helen Graves, Testimony of Light. London: Churches Fellowship for Psychical & Spiritual Studies, 1975; c1969, 121.
(12) Mike Swain to his father, Jasper, in FMW, 51.
(13) Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson through Anthony Borgia, medium, Here and Hereafter. San Francisco: H.G. White, 1968 (dictated in 1957), 128.