What we are calling Death is a vast subject. Vast.
Every time I go to write more about death I feel it is almost impossible to share a
perspective that is so different from our conditioned indoctrination.
As with most such subjects (like sex and religion) we are so conditioned to see things
in a certain way that our brains cannot/will not consider an alternative that is so
radically different from the way we have been programmed. Our brains do not even realise
that it is so conditioned, and thus an alternative is even possible.
To even start to share an alternative view of death, the mind has to consider that the
way it sees most things may not be the way they are. As with the email sent recently:
“What you see is not what you get.”
Please ask your mind to consider: Life and death may not be separate states –
just separate ways of seeing and experiencing – the indescribable.
I seem to have been born without a fear of death.
In addition to that born-with perspective, to me, either death Is oblivion, and then it
does not matter , or a new level of the adventure.
One of the main fears of death (apart from pain) is regret.
Please consider this possibility:
Once you have lived your truth: done everything you want to do, been everywhere you want
to go, met everyone you want to meet, have had every experience that you want have, shared
everything you feel to share – you feel fully fulfilled. Once you feel fully fulfilled,
no regret – so no fear of death. Not only that, you are open for any possible next stage
of the adventure.
Death is not what you think it is. And it is not what you don’t think it is.
The state we call death cannot be thought.
As I said, I have not/am not finding it easy to share about this subject.
Life and death are so intertwined.
As I was writing, many perspectives popped up, but most of them did not seem to fit in
appropriately. So instead of me trying to fit them in smoothly, just consider these as
additional notes. Thanks.
After Bankei Yotaku had his realisation, his main message was:
“You are not born; you do not die.”
When a great friend of mine visited his father’s grave, he saw/felt his father standing
there. My friend asked his father what he was doing here. His father replied something
to the effect that there is only here.
Another great friend, who had passed over, appeared to a friend ‘as a vision’ and told
them: “Don’t take it seriously – it is all a game.”
There are thousands of instances of people who have clinically died and returned
(often reluctantly) knowing that death is an illusion.
There are many studies of children who have proved beyond any doubt that they remember
very clearly their previous life.
Some psychics chat away to ‘those on the other side’ as freely as they do to people who
are in bodies. I have spent time with many such people.
It is said that how you die is how you re-enter. In other words, regret of the unfinished
creates your re-entry circumstances in your next life. (And it is rare that anyone knows
exactly when they are going to die.)
Many years ago I used to hold weekly talks in New York with people who had been diagnosed
with H.I.V. Hundreds came. AIDS had just been ‘discovered.’ Anyone who tested positive to
H.I.V. were told by their doctor that they had only six months to live. (So most did die
in under six months. Suggestion – be careful of what you believe.)bThose meetings were the
most alive of any. The participants were very, very present.
‘I have only six months to live – so how is the best way…?’
On grief of the dead:
The main sadnesses of those left behind when someone dies, is, imagined empathy – fear
of their own dying; regret that they did not share fully their truth with them; and
going to miss them.
To miss them may be a natural feeling – but not healthy if you were living part of your
life through them.