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The Human Family Crash Course Series {8} ~ Death {10} ~ Being Afraid To Die

Welcome fellow souls to « The Human Family Crash Course Series, » a new project collaborated together by empress2inspire.blog and dios-raw.com. Together we will be working on a different topic for each crash course; our eighth topic is focused on «Death». Each topic will have ten posts with posts on Mondays and Thursdays. We hope you enjoy our series and we look forward to knowing how our posts have inspired you!

The award-winning British novelist, Jonathan Trigell, notably said, “Dying alone is a deep fear for most people. I’m not scared of death but I’m scared of dying scared. Maybe everything else in life comes from those two points: the separation anxiety of childhood and the ultimate fear of dying alone.”

It is not the intent of this post to even begin to scratch the surface of this infinitely complex ongoing discussion of why our fall began or what happens after it ends. I will focus on two facts that as far as I know, are universally agreed to by all who think about these things:
~We are going to die.
~We have some level of fear, trepidation, dread, anxiety, distress, unease, apprehension, concern and/or worry about #1.
For the rest of the article I will use the word fear, knowing that one of the synonyms listed previously could be substituted by a given person for a given situation.
Being fearful can have two distinct components:
~We are afraid of being dead.
~We are afraid of the dying process.
If we fear being dead, Michael Kearney suggests, “We have an ego which is happiest when in control of a world that is familiar and predictable. We feel threatened by the approach of utter chaos and the ultimate unknown.”
Or, we might be afraid of an eternity of suffering if we don’t quite get it “right”. Or maybe we are just having such a good time here, we don’t want it to end.

So the goal isn’t to wrestle with the fear of death until you feel calm about it. The goal is to find the place where fear of death is irrelevant. As long as we identify ourselves with the cycle of birth and death, we will be gripped by fear that nothing exists beyond the grave. For most people, terms like “the cycle of birth and death” sound esoteric and alien. But there’s no need for any terminology or indeed any thinking about death.

The simple fact is that when you get to the place where fear of death doesn’t exist, you notice that you no longer have the fear, just as when you find your car keys, you have no fear that you lost them anymore. Now that meditation is quite familiar to almost everyone, it should be fairly easy to accept that meditation takes you to the place you want to reach, a deep sense of self that is untouched by fear. The experience is what counts. Along with the absence of fear, meditation sharpens one’s ability to stay in the present moment. This is another great help, because what makes death so frightening is the anticipation of it.

~Garima {Empress2Inspire}

The Human Family Crash Course Series {8} ~ Death {9} ~ Samsara & Transcending This Existence

Welcome fellow souls to « The Human Family Crash Course Series, » a new project collaborated together by empress2inspire.blog and dios-raw.com. Together we will be working on a different topic for each crash course; our eighth topic is focused on «Death». Each topic will have eight posts with posts on Mondays and Thursdays. We hope you enjoy our series and we look forward to knowing how our posts have inspired you!

“Searching outside of you is Samsara (the world). Searching within you leads to Nirvana.” ~ Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

“Samsara is one flower. Nirvana is another flower. Enlightenment happens when both the flowers blooms.” ~ Amit Ray, Peace Bliss Beauty and Truth: Living with Positivity

In Buddhism, samsara is often defined as the endless cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. Or, you may understand it as the world of suffering and dissatisfaction (dukkha), the opposite of nirvana, which is the condition of being free from suffering and the cycle of rebirth. 

In literal terms, the Sanskrit word samsara means “flowing on” or “passing through.” It might be understood as the state of being bound by greed, hate, and ignorance, or as a veil of illusion that hides true reality. In traditional Buddhist philosophy, we are trapped in samsara through one life after another until we find awakening through enlightenment.

However, the best definition of samsara, and one with more modern applicability may be from the Theravada monk and teacher Thanissaro Bhikkhu ~ 

“Instead of a place, it’s a process: the tendency to keep creating worlds and then moving into them.” And note that this creating and moving in doesn’t just happen once, at birth. We’re doing it all the time.”

Samsara is contrasted with nirvana. Nirvana is not a place but a state that is neither being nor non-being.

Theravada Buddhism understands samsara and nirvana to be opposites. In Mahayana Buddhism, however, with its focus on inherent Buddha Nature, both samsara and nirvana are seen as natural manifestations of the empty clarity of the mind. When we cease to create samsara, nirvana naturally appears; nirvana, then, can be seen as the purified true nature of samsara. 

However you understand it, the message is that although the unhappiness of samsara is our lot in life, it is possible to understand the reasons for it and the methods for escaping it.

This brings us to the Four Noble Truths. Very basically, the Truths tell us that ~

~We are creating our samsara;

~How we are creating samsara;

~That we can stop creating samsara;

~The way to stop is by following the Eightfold Path. 

The Buddha discouraged speculation about the nature of nirvana and emphasized instead the need to strive for its attainment. Those who asked speculative questions about nirvana he compared to a man wounded by poisoned arrow who, rather than pulling the arrow out, persists in asking for irrelevant information about the man who fired it, such as his name and clan, how far away he was standing, and so forth.

In keeping with this reluctance on the part of the Buddha to elaborate on the question, the early sources describe nirvana ranging from “the absence of desire” and “the extinction of thirst” to “blowing out” and “cessation.” A smaller number of positive epithets are also found, including “the auspicious,” the good,” “purity,” peace,” “truth,” and “the further shore.”

Certain passages suggest that nirvana is a transcendent reality which is unborn, unoriginated, uncreated and unformed. It’s difficult to know what interpretation to place upon such formulations. In the last analysis the nature of final nirvana remains an enigma other than to those who experience it. What we can be sure of, however, is that it means the end of suffering and rebirth.

Let us know your thoughts on samsara and nirvana below…

~Amber {DiosRaw}

The Human Family Crash Course Series {8} ~ Death {8} ~ Prolonged Life

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There is nothing more certain than death! Even so, there are still many people who are unwilling to face this reality and will choose to avoid any discussion on this topic. It is illogical for us to fear death, considering the multiple lifetimes we have had before. Facing death, for most of us, won’t be the first time,and neither will it be the last! In reality, death heralds a new beginning for a spirit and not an end! When a Spirit arrives at the moment of death, it will face three probable paths:
(1) the spirit is bestowed divinity as an enlightened entity,
(2) the spirit returns to the source deity (spiritual angel), or
(3) the spirit gets another chance to reincarnate!

Spiritual longevity is decided by the Divine: it is defined as the period of time from conception (when a mother conceives) to the point of death. In other words, a spirit is only allowed to remain in this mortal world based on its spiritual longevity. The difference in spiritual longevity decides the age at which we will die. For example, some people may live up to 30 years old, while some may live up to 90. The fact that spiritual longevity is decided by the Divine means that it can shorten or prolong the spiritual longevity of a spirit. And unless there are extraordinary factors, the decrease or increase in spiritual longevity is always within 5 years. In other words, if the spiritual longevity is 80 years, then the person may live to be 75 or 85years old, depending on his or her spiritual realisations and contributions during his or her time in this mortal world!

Part of our spiritual journey is to learn the truth about living and dying. Every life is an opportunity for us to rekindle relationships and to practise the noble act of letting go when it’s time to do so. It’s never an easy feat but being able to do so with neutralised emotions is, without a doubt, very liberating to the Spirit, both for the giver and receiver.

It is understandable that a spirit may be reluctant to leave this mortal world when the time comes for it to go due to mortal attachments. But the rules of reincarnation are impartial and applied fairly to all. Hence, divinity has no other choice but to devise some incurable diseases to end life, so that the spirit will be forced to return to the cycles of birth and rebirth. There are, of course, cases of seemingly healthy people who pass away peacefully in their sleep because their spiritual longevity is due! Perhaps if more spirit is willing, then many spirits may get to leave this mortal world without pain and suffering!

~Garima {Empress2Inspire}

The Human Family Crash Course Series ~ Death {8} ~ {7} ~ Life As A School

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“Every problem is a teacher from the University of Life.” ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Anything that you learn becomes your wealth, a wealth that cannot be taken away from you; whether you learn it in a building called school or in the school of life. To learn something new is a timeless pleasure and a valuable treasure. And not all things that you learn are taught to you, but many things that you learn you realize you have taught yourself.” ~ C. JoyBell C.

“Man makes plans . . . and God laughs.” ~ Michael Chabon

When our souls leave the Great All to become human, we contract with the universe to experience certain painful things on Earth that are not “spiritual” so we can learn what is spiritual (love, kindness, compassion, charity, etc.). At the macro level, the meaning of life is to learn — for the soul to learn how to make a human act like a better human. 

One fundamentally important concept that I have learned on my journey here on earth is that we are in soul school, people’s souls are not all on the same level. Imagine children growing up, who are in different grade levels, so, too, are our souls, in fact our current life is like the grade level of our soul. As we ascend up in grade levels, we start getting tested, well and truly. We have things to learn and to practice, remember and teach. Those initiations become increasingly challenging as we continue progressing in grade levels; but we are always prepared for it because of what we learned in the previous grade. It is a steady progression with no third dimensional time frame, everything exists in the now simultaneously, therefore progression is beyond our concepts here on earth. And at the end of each year we have our final exams where we demonstrate what we’ve learned and nailed. These are big tests, but if we did our homework and paid attention, they are not as difficult to pass, even though they are not fun to take. We are never given tests that we cannot pass since our soul chose our pre-birth plan; the universe is working in our favour eternally. While we might look back at kids in kindergarten and think how much easier it would be to just play all day, we know that at the level we’ve achieved it would be agonizingly painfully  boring, and we would choose to continue forward, even if it is really crucial to learn physics or calculus or Mongolian or to read literature and write book reports and essays. We choose to move forward, to pay attention, to learn, and to know that when the finals come, we will pass the tests. When we pass those final tests at every stage, we get to move on to a higher grade level, eventually reaching a point where we choose what to study, where to study and what our challenges will be. We may even decide to teach and play a multiplex of roles.

At points in our lives we wonder why life wasn’t as easy as someone else’s, or why someone else’s life seemed so difficult. From the meta-perspective of students of the universe, we can look at the person whose life is all fun and games, and see their soul level. Or we can look at the person whose life is filled with difficult challenges and see their soul level with a much greater compassionate respect than we might have had without this perspective. And we can also look at our own lives and realize that the challenges we are faced with are tests that we can surely continue to pass, and that the reason we have been given these tests is to demonstrate that we have learned, and then move on to a higher level. 

Being in kindergarten is no “better” or “worse” than being in college or university, it is just a different learning experience. This perspective does not provide a justification for superiority or inferiority, it only serves to encourage the acceptance of the challenges we are faced with, the confidence to know that we shall overcome these, and the knowing that the challenge itself is a sign of progression.  The “school” of our soul has many many grades and many many teachers. The teachers are all around you, you are the teacher; the learning is definitely worth the results. May you triumph in all of your tests soul friends and ascend home to Source.

Let us know below your views on the school of life… 

~Amber {DiosRaw}

The Human Family Crash Course Series {8} ~ Death {6} ~ Reincarnation

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Reincarnation – How much control do you think we have?

I know many many people have views on this. I believe in reincarnation simply because we are energy and energy never dies. The universe is still an unknown construct for us to understand with our limiting beliefs. I believe we do reincarnate as something in another universe, on another planet and a different person but still as a conscious living being, similar to the conscious being we are now or maybe we reincarnate as something else entirely or maybe what happens to us when we die is dependent upon what we choose to believe when we are still alive. I also believe that we have a lot more control over our lives than we actually think.

In most religions, the death of a human being is related with the ascent of the spirit to a heavenly realm, a process often facilitated by clergy, whose role includes providing support for the bereaved. Dying and religion are inextricably entwined in human experience. Theological doctrines of the world’s religions prescribe and contextualize the meaning, rituals, and aftermath of human dying, and religious coping with death has been documented in the scientific literature.

In the Bhagavad-gita, the jewel of India’s spiritual wisdom, Lord Krishna explains reincarnation by an analogy. He says: “As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, the soul similarly accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones.” The body is like a garment for the spirit soul, which is eternal and spiritual. Some of us wear the clothes of a male body, others a female body, and yet others may wear the clothing of an animal. Although reincarnation may seem like a difficult and foreign concept, the Bhagavad-gita reminds us that we are all in fact changing bodies, even now. We once had the body of a baby, and then the body of a small child. These bodies are now dead and gone. The molecules that composed them have vanished, and we now have a new, adult’s body. This process continues until death, when the change happens all of a sudden.

What determines our next body? Who decides where we go after death? The body of Hindu texts called the Vedas tell us that our future birth depends on the kind of life we live now. If we develop the mentality of an animal — living only for the purpose of eating, sleeping, mating, and defense — we will get the body of an animal. But if we live a humane life, we will receive a human body. If we give pain to others in this life, we will suffer in the next. But if we do good, we will receive happiness. This law of action and reaction is called karma.

Ultimately, the goal of reincarnation is not to keep coming back again and again, but to stop reincarnating once and for all, and attain eternal life. The way of doing this is called yoga. By dedicating all our thoughts, words, and actions to the service of God, we can obtain his grace, and thus transcend the cycle of birth and death.

Whatever progress we make on this path to liberation is never lost. It stays with us throughout our journey of many lives, so that step by step we can make our way back home. Indeed, for Hindus, the doctrine of rebirth embodies a great sense of hope — a hope for the future, a hope for constant improvement, a hope for eternal happiness. It embodies the conviction that no matter how late it is, it is never too late to change.

~Garima {Empress2Inspire}

The Human Family Crash Course Series {8} ~ Death {5} ~ Suicide

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“I didn’t want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that’s really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you’re so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.” ~ Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story

“Did you really want to die?”

“No one commits suicide because they want to die.”

“Then why do they do it?”

“Because they want to stop the pain.” ~ Tiffanie DeBartolo, How to Kill a Rock Star

“Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.” ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“The thought of suicide is a great consolation: by means of it one gets through many a dark night.” ~ Nietzsche

Many of us have been to a dark place in our lives, sometimes one describes it as the depths of hell or the abyss. Maybe you’ve contemplated suicide before. Now you’ve read these quotes, what is suicide? 

Suicide is the act of intentionally taking your own life. Suicidal feelings can mean having abstract ideational thoughts about ending your life or feeling that people would be better off without you. Or it can mean thinking about methods of suicide or making clear plans to take your own life.

Thinking about suicide is scary for many. You may have strong feelings that are hard to deal with. You may feel like things will never be better, but you are not alone. Many people think about suicide. Thinking about suicide does not mean that you will do it. It does not mean that you are “going crazy.” Thinking about suicide is often a sign that you want to escape from pain or suffering or both.

A Spiritual View On Suicide 

I came across a Channelling by Rob Schwartz which I hope will enlighten you on this topic.

“It is an event planned by the soul.

In the Suicide chapter in Your Soul’s Gift, I share the story of Carolyn, whose only child Cameron committed suicide shortly after he graduated from high school. Carolyn and I had a channeling session in which we spoke with Jeshua (Jesus).

Jeshua began by telling us that suicide is never planned prior to birth as a certainty, but it is often planned as a possibility and sometimes as a high probability, as was the case with Cameron.

In other words, Cameron knew that he was taking on so much in this lifetime that a suicide was likely.

One of the difficulties Cameron had while in his body was that chronic depression blocked his capacity to feel love for his family.

Jeshua tells us:

“While physically alive he could not feel his love for them anymore. When dead he realized the full extent of his love, and from the soul’s perspective this was a great breakthrough. The suicide forced change upon Cameron, and in his case it worked out well. It was a turning point for his soul.”

This is a radical yet powerfully healing perspective. Our society views suicide as perhaps the ultimate failure, and yet Jeshua tells us that from the soul’s perspective it can be a blessing.

As souls our highest intention is to give and receive love. While in body Cameron was unable to feel, and therefore unable to express, the great love he held in his heart for his family.

Now, in the nonphysical realm, he feels that love intensely, and for his soul that feeling is a triumph.

Suicide is not a sin, but an outlet. In addition to viewing suicide as a failure, we also tend to see it as a sin.

Yet in the conversation with Carolyn, Jeshua tells us:

“From a spiritual perspective, there are no acts that are absolutely wrong or sinful. The deepest act of self-betrayal can lead someone into a state of inner clarity that may help forever. The darkest point may become the starting point for a new direction toward light. You see, spiritual evolution does not proceed in a linear fashion. It uses the polarities of light and dark to create dynamics and change.

“In saying this I wish to take away the traditional judgment about suicide, that it is the gravest sin. God or Spirit does not feel that way. God has the greatest compassion for people who take their lives in despair. There is always help available for them on the other side. They are never abandoned.”

Through the medium, we also spoke directly with Cameron, who confirmed that indeed he was not abandoned.

Upon returning to spirit, he was greeted by loving guides, who nurtured and supported him through a process of emotional healing and through some very difficult conversations with Carolyn which occurred in her sleep state.

Importantly, and contrary to what some religions teach, Cameron told us that he was never punished in any way for having taken his life. He did not go to some sort of “Hell,” nor did he wander endlessly in a limbo state.

Instead, he briefly experienced some confusion and disorientation when he first crossed over (as he had been confused and disoriented when he committed suicided), but he quickly saw his guides, who escorted him “Home.”

You cannot blame yourself. And what of Carolyn’s healing? Since Carolyn has no memory of her pre-birth plan – just as most of us don’t – she quite naturally felt that she had failed Cameron.

She was filled with guilt and self-blame, wondering what she could have done to prevent her son’s suicide.

In response to those feelings, Jeshua shares with us one of the most important, startling, and powerful pieces of information I’ve come across in my research.

He tells us, “Every suicide preventable by outside forces was indeed prevented.”

What he meant is that if the suicidal person has the slightest openness to changing their mind, the Universe will stage an intervention.

It could be something as simple as a bird flying by and distracting the person, or something as dramatic as an angel assuming human form and physically interceding.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide, know this: There was literally nothing you could have done to save them. You are not to blame. You are not at fault. You did not fail them. Therein rests your healing. Therein lays your peace.”

There are many spiritual texts suggesting that suicide will indicate that the soul will only have to come back and repeat the lessons the soul needed to learn to ascend in it’s evolution. Many spiritual writings talk of the soul wandering in limbo after the shock of the suicide and eventually that soul will be guided home to the light by their guides or angels. Whatever the case, from the Eagle-eyed view of God, from a higher perspective, all is a blessing for soul growth and expansion, even though it may be hard to see. Ultimately we don’t know what will happen after death, however we can take these messages as we shall.

How To Aid A Suicidal Soul

Many people feel like they are all alone with their painful feelings. Listening shows them that they are not alone. You do not have to say much at all. You just have to be there for them. Here are some important things to remember ~

~Take the other person seriously. They are in pain and they need help.

~Show the other person that you are a good person to talk to. Do not judge them or make fun of them.

~Trust is very important. Do not make promises that you cannot keep.

~Show that you understand they have a serious problem. Do not give advice like, “cheer up” or “pull yourself together.”

~Say things like, “You are really important to me” or, “I don’t want you to die.” You can also say, “It makes sense that you feel like you do, but I can help you find other solutions.”

If you’re having suicidal thoughts please contact a helpline in your country who can offer you a listening ear or talk to your friends and family. You’re never alone, remember that. Sometimes extending your hand for help will save your life. 

Feel free to leave your thoughts on suicide below.. 

Source ~ https://blog.sivanaspirit.com/souls-plan-spiritual-meaning-suicide/

~Amber {DiosRaw}

The Human Family Crash Course Series {8} ~ Death {4} ~ Choosing When We Die

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When your soul chooses to finish this chapter in it’s journey with a natural cause of death, how much input does your body and personality have?

Samadhi, to die with a balanced, detached mind is accepted in all religions of India. Hinduism also welcomes such death. The word Samadhi has been derived from sam+ dhaa both are prefixes. Dha is a root verb. (Samadhan) means balanced where both the sides are equal, a measure of balance, it is Samadhan contentment. Samadhi is such a state where the power of Atman is manifested. Hence it will be pure mind, intellect and therefore our conduct. There is no ‘I’ in sleep, there is only the experience of bliss, thus we say that the nature of Atman is bliss. Thus the consciousness which is beyond material-sheath, (annamaya kosha), vital-sheath (Pranamaya Kosha) and mental-sheath (Manomaya-kosha) and which is engrossed in self-knowledge is Samadhi.

Samadhi is a state of inner equilibrium and tranquility of mind. This state is described as
the state of Sthitaprajna (man of steadfast wisdom) in the last 18 verses of the second chapter of the Bhagavad Gita. To die with such a state of mind is considered as Marana Samadhi in Hindu tradition. Samadhi which is mentioned in yoga-sutra is Dhyana- Samadhi. It is also a kind of modification(Vrtti).

People on the spiritual path choose the time, date and place of their death. It can often appear that people choose the moment to die. The yogi always wants to know the time and date of death ahead of time. He fixes it. Many years ahead he says, “On this date, at this time I will leave,” and he leaves, because he has created the necessary awareness within himself to leave consciously. Leaving this body consciously without damaging this body, like you take off your clothes and walk away, you take off your body and walk away, if you can do that, that is the ultimate possibility in your life. If your awareness has grown to such a point that you know where you as a being and this physical body which you gathered are connected, then you can disentangle yourself whenever the moment is right for you.

~Garima {Empress2Inspire}

The Human Family Crash Course Series {8} ~ Death {3} ~ Out Of Body & Near-Death Experiences

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“The Universe is constantly speaking to us, and as soon as we learn to understand that language, life blossoms like the most exquisite flower.” ~ Katherine Plant, The Place Between Here and There: A True and Beautiful Near Death Experience

“Beyond that time {NDE}, that innate fear of death we all seem to be born with just vanished.” ~ Craig Darling 

Out Of Body Experience

Have you ever felt as though your sense of awareness was outside of your physical body? That you were looking back at yourself from another place in the same room? If so, you’ve probably had an out-of-body experience (OBE). But not all OBEs are the same.

An out-of-body experience (OBE or sometimes OOBE) is a phenomenon in which a person perceives the world from a location outside their physical body.

Research suggests OBEs are more common than we might think, with around 10% of the population having reported at least one such experience in their lifetime. Some people experience their usual physical surroundings from a different spatial perspective; others report travelling out of their body to dream realms and different dimensions via their astral body.

According to accounts from people who’ve experienced them, they generally involve ~

~A feeling of floating outside your body

~An altered perception of the world, such as looking down from a height

~The feeling that you’re looking down at yourself from above

~A sense that what’s happening is very real

~OBEs typically happen without warning and usually don’t last for very long

If you have a neurological condition, such as epilepsy, you may be more likely to experience OBEs, and they may happen more frequently. But for many people, an OBE will happen very rarely, maybe only once in a lifetime.

Experts have linked several medical and mental health conditions to OBEs, including ~

~Epilepsy

~Migraine

~Cardiac arrest

~Brain injuries

~Depression

~Anxiety

~Guillain-Barré syndrome

~Dissociative disorders, particularly depersonalization-derealization disorder, can involve frequent feelings or episodes where you seem to be observing yourself from outside your body.

Sleep paralysis, a temporary state of waking paralysis that occurs during REM sleep and often involves hallucinations, has also been noted as a possible cause of OBEs. Research suggests many people who have OBEs with a near-death experience also experience sleep paralysis. Some people report having an OBE while under the influence of anesthesia. Other substances, including marijuana, ketamine, or hallucinogenic drugs, such as LSD, can also be a factor in generating the out or body state.

OBEs might also be induced, intentionally or accidentally, by ~

~Hypnosis or meditative trance

~Brain stimulation

~Dehydration or extreme physical activity

~Electric shock

~Sensory deprivation

Near-Death Experience {NDE}

Near-Death Experiences are intensely vivid and often life-transforming experiences, many of which occur under extreme physiological conditions such as trauma, ceasing of brain activity, deep general anesthesia or cardiac arrest in which no awareness or sensory experiences of any kind should be possible according to the prevailing views in neuroscience. A near-death experience, or NDE, is a common pattern of events that many people experience when they are experiencing intense threat, are seriously ill or come close to death.

Although NDEs vary from one person to another, they often include such features as the following ~ 

~Feeling very comfortable and free of pain

~A sensation of leaving the body, sometimes

~Being able to see the physical body while floating above it

~The mind functioning more clearly and more rapidly than us

~A sensation of being drawn into a tunnel or darkness

~A brilliant light, sometimes at the end of the tunnel

~A sense of overwhelming peace, well-being, or absolute, unconditional love

~A sense of having access to unlimited knowledge

~A “life review,” or recall of important events in the past

~A preview of future events yet to come

~Encounters with deceased loved ones, or with other beings that may be identified as

~Religious figures

While these features are commonly reported, many NDEs differ from this pattern and include other elements. For example, some near-death experiences may be frightening or distressing rather than peaceful. 

Out of body and near-death experiences can be profoundly enlightening for the individual, many have spiritual experiences which change their horizon of perceptions, lose their fear of death and have deep transformations in their belief systems based on what is experienced.

Let us know below if you’ve had an out of body or near-death experience.

~Amber {DiosRaw}

The Human Family Crash Course Series {8} ~ Death {2} ~ Who Will Meet Us When We Die?

Welcome fellow souls to « The Human Family Crash Course Series, » a new project collaborated together by empress2inspire.blog and dios-raw.com. Together we will be working on a different topic for each crash course; our eighth topic is focused on «Death». Each topic will have ten posts with posts on Mondays and Thursdays. We hope you enjoy our series and we look forward to knowing how our posts have inspired you!

What happens exactly when we die? Who meets us? How does this whole thing work? These are the questions that different schools of thoughts have tried to answer over the years. Many books have been written on it. Many researchers have tried to answer it through their evidence based papers. Here’s my two cents on what happens. Hope you enjoy this version.

When we get to the other side, when we cross through the proverbial tunnel, who is there to meet us? I think people die, whoever they expect to be there for them, appear before them. Simple. Like if you are a devout Christian and you love God, then Jesus may meet you, as mentioned in the Bible again and again. If you are a BUddhist, Buddhya will be there as you merge in his consciousness and become one with energy. If you want to see a loved one who passed over before you, then that is who will meet you on the other side. They are there to welcome you home and share their energy and excitement that you are there.

Why does this happen? That period of time which we spend with our loved ones, as they are greeting us after death is not of course earth time. So the amount of time it takes to meet them is as long as we want it to take. We get to be with each of our loved ones for as long as we want. Just like soaking it all up. Part of this infinite reasoning is that we have been in our earth form, have forgotten who we truly are, forgotten that we are nothing but pure love. So our family and loved ones help us remember that, we spent this time with them acclimating with life over there and remembering who we are and that instant connection with them helps us settle back in there and remember.

Now a little bit of conflict comes in because we after death are still a little bit tied to our earth bodies. Obviously physically we are not tethered to them but people who we love that we left on the earth are mourning and grieving and we are feeling and hearing their deep emotions, their prayers so that they can hear of that side. We feel more after death because of the infinite nature of things and us remembering that we are full of love. In other words, the people on earth have to stop grieving and let the passed loved ones move on. So for people on earth, once your loved one has moved on, honour the dead and grieve quickly. Remember the good stuff, remember the love and the laughter. You are not doing a dis-service to the dead if you stop grieving.

Once the dead have severed all their ties with their earth family, that is when the life review starts. This is the judgment period. Were your sins lighter than a feather? Who makes that judgment. Well the dead do their own judgement on their own lives. This happens because we are being reminded of who we are and we have settled in our own reality of pure love. So the dead see their whole lives but more than seeing, they feel it. What were their feelings in that given situation which they are reviewing. They pause and reflect on situations where they did not share the love that they should have. So when they are surrounded by true love and then see the choices they made as humans, that’s where the judgment comes in and remorse and they critique themselves. This is where having loved ones around once one passes help. The loved ones will support the dead as they pass through their life journey in reflection . They help in making them happy and telling them that it is okay.

Once the dead are done with their judgement, they then help the others with their loved ones with their grieving process. How many times have you heard of instances where people see spirits or dream of their loved ones who have passed away telling them that they are okay and urging them to move on. Please trust when that happens. That is your loved ones reaching out to you and telling you that everything is going to be alright. They are trying to communicate with you that they are still with you. They are right next to you, the only thing they are missing is their physical body and hence they can’t touch you and let you know that they will always be overseeing you. They are trying to give you input. They will never leave you. They come from a place of pure love and pure intention.

Hope this helps you not only with making peace with death but also with grieving if you still think of a loved one who has passed on.

~Garima {Empress2Inspire}

The Human Family Crash Course Series {8} ~ Death {1} ~ What Is Death?

Welcome fellow souls to « The Human Family Crash Course Series, » a new project collaborated together by empress2inspire.blog and dios-raw.com. Together we will be working on a different topic for each crash course; our eighth topic is focused on «Death». Each topic will have eight posts with posts on Mondays and Thursdays. We hope you enjoy our series and we look forward to knowing how our posts have inspired you!

At some station in our lives most people question what will happen when they die. Death can feel frightening and mysterious, and perspectives on what happens and what it means vary significantly.

Here are some quotes to get your mind pondering on the theme of death ~ 

“Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity.” ~ Mother Theresa 

“Birth in the physical is death in the spiritual. Death in the physical is the birth in the spiritual.” ~ Edgar Cayce 

“It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.” ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

All of us are going to die, so there is no use in being afraid of death. You don’t feel miserable at the prospect of losing consciousness of your body in sleep; you accept sleep as a state of freedom to look forward to. So is death; it is a state of rest, a pension from this life. There is nothing to fear. When death comes, laugh at it. Death is only an experience through which you are meant to learn a great lesson: you cannot die.

Our real self, the soul, is immortal, everlasting and infinite. We may sleep so to say for a little while in that change called death, but we can never be destroyed. We exist, and that existence is eternal. The wave comes to the shore, and then goes back to the sea; it is not lost. It becomes one with the ocean, or returns again in the form of another wave. This body has come, and it will vanish; but the soul essence within it will never cease to exist, nothing can terminate that eternal consciousness.

Hinduism includes a large variety of beliefs and practices and is both a religion and a culture. The core Hindu belief about what happens after death focuses on reincarnation. Most Hindus believe in an eternal, immortal soul that is reincarnated at death based on its actions in life, known as its karma. The consequences of karma are an automatic process and cannot be avoided.

A person may suffer in one life due to karmic reverse roles to understand the other from the current life or a previous life. The ultimate goal in Hinduism is to achieve moksha, or freedom from reincarnation. This is achieved by eliminating bad karma through good actions, meditation, spiritual devotion or freedom from ignorance and desire.

Once moksha is achieved, the soul becomes one with, or acknowledges that it and everything else is already one with Brahman, the ultimate reality or universal God.

Scientifically a particle of matter or a wave of energy is indestructible, as science has proved and so the spiritual essence of you is also indestructible. Matter undergoes change; the soul undergoes changing experiences. Radical changes are termed death, but death or a change in form does not change or destroy the spiritual essence, it continues in realms overlapping this one. 

The body is only a piece of clothing, you have changed your clothes in this lifetime many times, when you give up this bodily dress at death you do not change. You are just the same, an immortal soul, a child of God that transitions to another plane of existence to continue on your path home to Source. We are all walking eachother home and all paths lead home.

Your soul chose the divine plan of your life, death comes when the spirit is ready to detach the silver cord connecting the physical and spiritual astral body after the life experiences have been completed.

Feel free to leave your thoughts below on what death means to you.. 

~Amber {DiosRaw}