To die is not tragic. To live
in ignorance on earth is tragic.
To physically die is to enjoy freedom of the spirit, which has been imprisoned behind the bars of the material body.
Is it tragic to be released from suffering, for the soul to come into its
own? Is it tragic to see wonders of colour, to hear music that does not
belong to material expression? Do you call it tragic to express yourself
in a body that has no pain, to be able to roam all over the world of matter
in a flash and to taste the beauties of the spirit life too?
Death is an integral part
of evolution in our present earthly phase. Do not be afraid of it !
There have been some comments
that death will be "no walk in the park". Please disregard these
comments. DO NOT be afraid.
Many accounts of 'having died' have been given by persons
still living, those who have undergone certified clinical death, then returned
to life. These are known as 'near-death
experiences' and thousands upon
thousands have been documented in recent years. The
experiences recounted show a remarkable consistency in certain fundamental
respects: i.e., the sense of passing
through a very bright tunnel, the presence of a great light at the end of
it, and the emergence into the 'Light' with strong feelings of being greeted
with great spiritual warmth and love. Many also report experiencing 'panoramic
memory', a remarkable clarity of thought, and seeing a moving recollection
of their entire life story.
Those who are already mentally prepared for the 'after
life', and therefore 'die in peace', are likely to leave the dead physical
body in full consciousness, able to observe the soul-self's departure as
it rises gently above the now discarded physical 'casing'. It is usual for a Spiritual Guide to be on hand
to greet the arriving soul, leading him or her to the
Higher Spheres. Alternatively, the departing soul may travel alone rapidly through a bright tunnel towards an
'intense light', to emerge in a world full of brilliant
colours and scenes of great beauty.
The time and place of death is always
known well beforehand by the Spiritual Hierarchy, as well as by the incarnated
soul's own Higher Self. This is part
of the agreement made with one's spiritual self and one's Guides and the
Spiritual Hierarchy before incarnation. Relatives and former friends who
have already passed over to the Spiritual world are alerted to an impending
'transition', and will be on hand to greet the arrival on the new plane.
The vibratory level on which we first arrive after 'death' depends on the spiritual
progress and attainment made whilst on Earth. Most Earth incarnates of moderate
spiritual development arrive on the Astral/Emotional plane, the next vibrational
level above the physical. Though this largely reproduces conditions as they
appeared on Earth, there are some differences, reflecting the higher vibratory
rate. The colours of nature are more brilliant, the scents of flowers stronger,
while the senses of the soul in its now higher manifestation are sharper
and more alert to the surrounding beauty. The body feels lighter, for there
is not the heavy gravitational pull of Earth, and with experience one will
soon be able to transport oneself through the air or eventually mold matter
to any desired shape by the power of thought
The newly arriving soul may be surprised to be conducted
to his or her personal 'dream home'. By constantly imagining an ideal whilst
on Earth, we are unconsciously creating a 'counterpart' of thought material
on higher Mental or Astral levels, where it registers as a concrete thought-form.
Using this thought-form as a guide, spiritual assistants on the higher plane
can shape the less dense and more malleable matter on that plane by mental
power, reconstructing the ideal home in time for the newly arriving soul's
Those who were not aware of, or did
not believe in an afterlife whilst on Earth, may need some convincing that
they are in fact 'dead'; after all, they do not appear to feel so very different.
It can take quite some time for them to accept that they are really 'dead'
in Earth terms, despite the slightly strange difference in the qualities
of light and colour in their new surroundings. Because such people are slow
to accept change, they usually choose, upon death, to move into a vibrational
level nearest to that of Earth. Here they can pursue a life in surroundings
related as closely as possible to their previous environment. Eventually,
through the help of Guides from higher spheres, they will come to recognise
their new 'reality' and free themselves to move up to higher planes.
Those who have considerably lowered their vibrational
rates whilst living on Earth, such
as through uncaring or damaging behaviour towards others, or abuse of their
own bodies through lack of bodily care and drug-use, may find themselves
descending to the lower Astral regions. There they will encounter a gloomy
world of bleak surroundings, the result of a collective creation by others
of a similar nature. The soul, on higher levels, may
decide that its lower personality needs to dwell in these conditions for
some time, until it has fully assimilated the relevant lessons through a
constant repetition of former 'bad' deeds and is finally forced to see the
errant path it has taken. Eventually the errant soul will begin to 'see
the Light' and feel the need to rise up again to higher vibrational planes.
Once the soul has made this commitment,
Spiritual Guides will immediately be on hand to gently assist it to the
The lower Astral plane also contains many other less
dense but nonetheless low-level areas, where people of little spiritual
development or aspiration live in their own subjectively re-created conditions,
similar to the less inspiring urban areas of Earth. Many of these souls
continue to remain unaware or unwilling to believe they are dead. They re-live
life as on Earth in relatively grim conditions, going through the same motions
as before, eating food which they no longer need, going to 'work' every
day, and using 'money' which is now no longer necessary. They also find
that everything around them seems to decay rather rapidly and constantly
needs replacement. This experience is to teach them to eventually relinquish
their attachment to material possessions and encourage them to seek an upward
move to more spiritual spheres. Eventually they too seek help from above
and are subsequently taken up to the higher Mental and Spiritual planes
You do not climb from one sphere into
another; you grow, you evolve. The lower gives way to the higher. You 'die'
and are born again and again. You do not lose the astral body in quite the
same way that you lose the material body. It becomes rarefied, it becomes
refined, as the lower drops away. That is its death, for death really means
transformation, resurrection, the rising of the higher out of the lower.
When the fact of death has been thoroughly
assimilated, the newly arrived soul is then given access to the Akashic
Records, a form of universal memory-bank which records all events that have
ever taken place anywhere in the universe as well as every thought and action
of every individual. Through this medium the soul can then review, in multi-dimensional
sight and sound, significant episodes of the Earth incarnation recently
completed. By reviewing the mistakes, personality faults and unkindnesses
to others made whilst still on Earth, the various lessons still remaining
unlearnt can be identified.
Having reviewed our past life and seen
all our faults with the clearer and more objective spiritual vision available
on higher dimensions, we are now able, with the help of our Spiritual Guides,
to assess which failed lessons need to be re-learnt, and to review those
further lessons remaining to be learnt.
But unless Karma requires an immediate return to Earth,
as after a life prematurely interrupted by suicide, most souls spend a considerable
time residing on the Spiritual levels. This is usually up to two hundred
years or more, and can sometimes be over a thousand years or more of Earth
During this period of spiritual refurbishment we can
explore the vast Spiritual Worlds or attend the numerous Halls of Learning
to acquire new knowledge and skills. There is also ample opportunity, for
those of us ready to do so, to serve others such as by helping those who
have recently arrived from the Earth plane to adjust to their new dimension,
or by passing down spiritual strength to those on Earth who are lonely or
Following this period of spiritual refreshment,
learning and service on higher planes, it may well be that the soul, recognising
that further basic lessons have still to be mastered or learnt, feels the
need to reincarnate yet once again on the dense physical Earth level. Here,
through the hard and demanding lessons of physical Earth life, further useful
evolutionary progress can be made at a much faster rate than possible on
the Spiritual Plane. This then initiates a process of detailed planning
with one's Guides for the new incarnation ahead.
There are no newspapers in your earthly sense, because
there is no necessity to chronicle happenings, as we do on Earth. Information
is constantly being dispensed to those who should have it by the ones whose
occupation it is to spread these facts. There are people engaged on the
task of disseminating these thoughts. They are specially trained for it.
There is no 'parliament' in the spirit world because there is not need to
make laws to regulate the lives of the people who dwell there.
Telepathy is the common
method of communicating with another. But it is possible for those who know
how, to address vast numbers and to reach them, even when they are not themselves
Gifts, talents and faculties
which people had on Earth do not end with death. Death brings them greater
freedom and the extended opportunities to express those talents.
Remember - you visit the spirit
world every night during your sleep time. That
is your preparation. Otherwise, the
shock of transition would be too much for you.