I am in the middle of preparing a new seven-session course on how to feel and think about end-of-life, dying and the transfer of consciousness.
My office-studio-lounge is littered with books on the subject – from worthy tomes on compassionate nursing by hospice medics, through practical self-help books on wills and funerals, to wonderful stories and visions about the other side.
And I am feeling frustrated.
Why? Because in all these books, almost without exception, death itself is coloured with an aura of doom and gloom. There are clouds of depressed attitude around death throughout our culture and society.
My own personal experience is 100% different.
I had a life-threatening illness in my twenties and had a series of out-of-the-body near-death experiences, which introduced me to the absolute beauty and loving-kindness of the cosmos. Yes indeed there are pockets of negativity, but the cosmic ocean we all experience after death is benevolent, friendly and spacious. That is my experience – and also the experience of thousands and thousands of others.
You do not have anyone who comes back from those expanded dimensions then groaning and complaining about the experience. Grumble, grumble, the Clear Light was horrible. Paradise! Heaven! Yikes. Dreadful.
It is incarnating that is challenging — Parents! Families! Biological instincts and compulsions!
Dying is like going to bed after a long, tiring long day. It is wonderful to sink down into the bed and then shift dimensions.
In my opinion and my experience, once we have experienced how wonderful it is on the other side, then our lives here and now are so much easier and more present.
We are reassured because we know that we are situated in this wonderful spiritual context.
Our lives are not just biological and psychological in this three-dimensional solid world. We exist in a much greater narrative, expanding consciousness, growing love and compassion.
I want to magic away death’s gloom and doom. I want everyone at every age understanding the cosmic context.
Please do not misunderstand me. There is still suffering, grief, pain, loss and poignancy that we must carefully and compassionately hold and heal. But the cosmic context is benevolent and extraordinary.
Knowing the true context enables us to live a happier life, to prepare for our own graceful passing, and also to support others as they approach their own transition.
This coming Saturday 30th April there is a free video event. It is a conversation that I have with Stephen Dinan, founder of the Shift Network. I talk more fully with him about everything that I have written above. And then Stephen segues into telling everyone about the seven-session course. https://shiftnetwork.isrefer.com/go/adwWB/a21385/