“Love is the emblem of eternity: it confounds all notion of time: effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end”.
~Germaine De Stael (1766 – 1817)
Our Western culture has certain topics that are taboo or at best, rarely spoken about. One of these is death. We are part of a culture that is based upon the promotion of youth, beauty, money and sex. Death is rarely mentioned, except in terms of buying life insurance so that family left behind are taken care of financially. Yet, death is a certainty for every one of us.
In general, if a person considers their own death, there is a feeling of anxiety or fear. In fact, there is so much fear around death that we barely mention it at all. We all consent to pretend that we are unaffected by the inevitability of death and distract or console ourselves with illusory beliefs about how it is going to be, without considering the matter deeply at all.
The only way out of the fear of death is to transcend the identification with the personality-self and identify with the unified field of consciousness or Source. Thus, the consideration of death can be a great motivator in the quest for wholeness.
An unconscious death can be a painful, fearful, disorienting experience to one who has not understood that everything except consciousness is impermanent and who hasn’t taken steps to become established in subtle-dimensional experience.
At the point of death, the momentum of your life’s journey and focus determines your experience. If you have spent your life developing wholeness and thus, subtle dimensional actualization, death will hold little or no fear for you. Your being will progressively relax into the process and the transition will be smooth, no matter how it occurs.
Death is relaxation into subtler awareness and the degree to which you can experience this is determined by your focus and commitment to your own holistic journey.
Ideas, beliefs and concepts do not hold up against the power of consciousness at death. If you cannot expand gracefully into holistic awareness by the progressive surrendering of the ego-self in the death process, you will experience fear.
This fear can be transcended by consciously orienting your life to make evolutionary transformation your primary focus and by following the guidance of a master spiritual teacher, such as Master Charles Cannon, who is already anchored in holistic reality and can lead you to wholeness.
Wholeness, or unified consciousness is the transcendence of death itself. Consider your choices – now is the only time there is. To transcend death, one must awaken to the truth of holistic reality while alive.