Think about Death More
Morley in his book, shared that if we spend more time thinking about death, we will wake up from this illusory world to our eternal life1. Thinking about death allows us to become more aware of our limited time on this beautiful planet. Contemplating death urges us to not waste anymore time worrying and being pessimistic.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, 2 and Morley,1 lead us to exercises where we take a few minutes to ask ourselves: if we were to die in one week from now, would we be at peace with the world? If we do not feel peaceful, we should endeavaor to make peace with this world now and not later.
Relationship with the Dead, the Afterlife or Eternal Life
On Valentine’s Day 2004. I was up in the RedWood Mountain in California with one of my ex-boyfriends. It was such a beautiful day. Simply magical!
Unconditional love was permeating every cell of my body and the air around us. These trees are thousands of years old. They seem eternal. I was so happy. Touching a few of them with love felt exhilarating. ( Oops… We were not supposed to touch them). I could live up there forever.
On the way down this beautiful mountain, I experienced for the first time in my life a panic attack. I felt nauseated to the point that we had to pull off the road. I got out of the car so I could breathe and relax.
As soon as we were in the range of the cell towers, my phone had many waiting voice messages: my sister and the police found my father dead at the same time I was experiencing that panic attack.
I was in tears. Papa called me about 9 days earlier. My ex got the message, and reminded me to call Papa back and I did not. The guilt…
Then in a flash, I realized that I was feeling, Papa’s Spirit up in the mountains and he was happy, free and eternal. In a flash of happiness, I sensed his jovial nature telling me not to grieve over his corpse.
Papa also reminded me that he could not stand to be in hospitals. He would say: ‘Rosie, I know that you are a doctor but I don’t like going to doctors or to hospitals’. So he died at home which is what he wanted all along.
For the following two months after Papa’s transition, I became aware of his Spirit, whenever I was optimistic, meditating, (similar experience by Nouk Sanchez, 3) and in my dreams. He was always happy just as when he was alive. I got to know him better after his death. That was incredible.
When I tried to apologize for not calling him back, he laughed,’you are returning my call now’. One of his requests during one dream was that I help to finalize his parents’ estate as soon as possible.
He wished that he could have done it while he was alive and that he urged me to do it before his older brother died. He reminded me to make sure to include a cousin who lives in France as per his mother’s will. We had a great time!
Once he shared that I needed to acknowledge and make peace with his Mother. It was odd for I thought that I only had access to him. As soon as I agreed I could sense my grandmother’s love and a beautiful closure to our beings. It felt like we made peace with each other.
In another meditative dream, Papa told me that my grandfather wanted to connect with me. Within a second, I said: ‘he is not my biological grandfather’. This gentle and loving Spirit, who was my step grandfather said ‘I am your grandfather, ask your Mom’.
We connected and made peace. Great Spirit! The next day, I was happy when Mom shared that her stepfather was so loving and so protective of her. When her father’s family did not want her to go to school, it was her stepfather who carried my grandmother’s wishes to take Mom into their home and send her to school.
During my last memorable dreams with Papa, he was a bit more serious. I sensed a finality to our encounters.
His message was : ‘I want you to assess these meetings that we have been enjoying. Even though I am no longer part of your world, you trust me, you love me, you know that I am more real now then when I was with you on earth. I need for you to rekindle your relationship to your higher self just as we did. Trust and love the higher self. Know that your real self is eternal. It is your purpose to become more aware of your true nature while on Mother Earth’.