Episode 36 – Beyond Death

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Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and by people of Mexican heritage. It is similar to observances in other societies of a time to celebrate the life of a deceased loved one. Believing that the dead would be insulted by mourning or sadness, people celebrate the lives of the deceased with food, drink, parties, and activities that the deceased enjoyed in life. But what is death? What is beyond death?

NOTES:

Anita Moojani on her Near Death Experience:

“I felt myself completely enveloped in a sea of unconditional love and acceptance. I was able to look at myself with fresh eyes, and I saw that I was a beautiful being of the Universe…I deserved to be loved simply because I existed, nothing more and nothing less. The unconditional love and acceptance was incredible, and I wanted to cross the threshold in order to continue to experience it for eternity.  It was as though I was enveloped in the oneness, the pure essence of every living being and creature, without their aches, pains, dramas, and egos, At the same time, I understood that our essence is made of pure love we are pure love – every single one of us. How can we not be if we come from the Whole and return to it?”

Jesus: “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe….even though they die, will live.” John 11:25

Thich Nhat Hanh: “When I woke up it was about two in the morning, and I felt very strongly that I had never lost my mother. The impression that my mother was still with me was very clear. I understood then that the idea of having lost my mother was just an idea. It was obvious in that moment that my mother is always alive in me.”

Gandhi: “Birth and death are not two different states, but they are different aspects of the same state.”

Oscar Wilde:

We shall be notes in that great Symphony

Whose cadence circles through the rhythmic spheres,

And all the live World’s throbbing heart shall be
One with our heart, the stealthy creeping years

Have lost their terror now, we shall not die,

The Universe itself shall be our Immortality!” 

Charles Fillmore: “The goal of man is eternal life, and in each incarnation that goal is brought nearer if Spirit is given an opportunity to express itself. When this is done, the true spiritual body will replace the physical body and all men will become like Jesus Christ.”

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross: “But at the time of transition, your guides, your guardian angels, people whom you have loved and who have passed on before you, will be there to help you. We have verified this beyond a shadow of a doubt, and I say this as a scientist. There will always be someone to help you with this transition.” 

Dialogue Questions:

What are your thoughts/beliefs on death and what is beyond it?

What is your personal experience of what is beyond death?

How does this inform the life you are living today?  What does it matter?

Whose life are you celebrating and why?

Affirmation

There is no separation in Spirit. Death is not an ending. Love never ends; its nature is everlasting. I am one with God; one with Love. My Divine nature is eternal and transcends anything in the physical plane including my circumstances and my physical body. When someone dear to me goes through the change called death, there is no separation in Spirit. I am one with those whom I love, whether they are on the other side of the world or on the other side of life.

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