Let’s see if we can disconnect from our installed idea of Death
and take a look at some other possibilities.
In many parts of the world there are two main forbidden subjects –
Sex and Death.
In some parts it is one or the other, and in most parts – both.
(I cannot really understand the taboo about not wearing clothes.
In some American TV programmes nipples are blurred out –
even when under clothing! Sexual temptation I suppose.)
Some of the ways I see the subject of Death:
Some Atheists, and many conventional scientists see us as just physical.
We are just a physical/emotional/mental body, and when it dies
we die and are gone. Finished. Forever.
Most religions have a different take on it.
Many Western religions tell us that if we are good, and follow the rules
laid down by God, then we will go to Heaven and live close to God.
If we do not believe in God, and/or do not follow the rules then we go
to eternal damnation in an everlasting fire. Hell. Forever.
(Strange don’t you think – from a God that says to love your neighbour
and forgive your enemies?)
There used to be a third alternative – Purgatory – an in-between stage
where you were held until you had repented enough to go to heaven –
but that was abolished by a recent Pope. Now it is one or the other.
One religion says that everyone has to follow their particular religion –
convert or die. Those of the religion who die in the cause go to heaven
and are rewarded with seventy-two virgins.
(I wonder why seventy-two, and what happens for the women when
they die in the cause.)
Then we have the principle of many lives – we have to keep coming back
into a body until we have learnt what we are to learn.
One religion says that the average person is reborn eighty thousand times –
approximately – before they can stay in – wherever they go.
Then there are the other *other siders*.
This now has a strong following – especially with the television series
such as John Edward – who talks to entities who are no longer in their
And the amazing experiences of people who have clinically died
and come back. Most of the near death experiences have similar
experiences – float out of the body; greeted by friends and family who
have died; bright light; tunnel; compassionate being; life passes before them;
told to return.
Just very few have a different experience – melting into the Source.
(One Eastern religion says that while still in the body, at the Fifth Level
there is the realisation that all is One; at the Sixth they enter into the
One and still retain their unique individuality; at the Seventh
they become one with The One.)
Change of tempo. Let’s disconnect from all of that – and not know.
To most, death is a wall – and we are this side of it.
What if that is not so – there is no barrier, and we float in and out.
What if some of our dreams – are not dreams.
What it what we call *the other side* is not on another side,
but just in a different form.
What if The Other Side is our permanent address and we are just on
(Here you can insert your own unique interpretation of what is reality.)
How about we extend the idea that we all connect when sitting
at the same time – and be so present, in and to each moment,
that we feel connected – all the time – to everybody, and everything.
Ameya sent this today:
Oprah Interview with Dr Brian Weiss on past lives: