I was chatting with one of my psychic friends recently.
And somehow we got onto a rather spirited (pardon the pun) discussion on the nature of death. I’m not sure how the topic came up but it dominated our discussion and left me quite satisfied when it was over. Ever since our chat, I’ve been reflecting on the nature of death, its purpose, and our earthly notions of death.
I’d like to share some of these thoughts and snippets of our discussion.
First off, there is an agreed consensus among psychic mediums with a deep understanding and comfort with death that the aura and colloquial image of the ‘grim reaper’ and fearful, ominous end to life has skewed our notions of and created false myths about death.
Let’s examine some of those in greater detail.
Myth #1 – Death is the end.
My friend was quite adamant in agreeing that death is “an” ending but not “the” end. For example, I can pick up a good book and read it and finish it right to the end. But I can always pick up a new book, re-read the same book, write my own book or sequel, or just sit and think about how the story could continue after the last page of text. And then each of those actions can “end” as well and spawn further books, writings, musings, discussions etc. So what does that all mean? Well, if your arm is amputated, you would say that part of your body is dead. But why is it that you can still think the same and experience the same feelings and emotions as before your arm was removed? The death of the whole human body isn’t the same as the death of your ‘life’ — just as the death of your arm doesn’t mean your whole body is dead. Death is thus a process of change or a marker in the road of life.
There are numerous concepts that can back this up. We all know that there are no such things as absolutes. What we accept as an “absolute” today will become a statistical probability tomorrow. In science, the widely accepted view of quantum theory confirms that our reality is determined not by possibilities vs. impossibilities, but by chance and probability of occurrences. This notion immediately accepts that life after death is all but certain depending on the variables, definition, and theoretical construction.
Further, even the laws of thermodynamics have some relevance here. Matter can neither be created nor destroyed. It simply “is”. Famed astro-physicist Stephen Hawking proved that even black holes which destroy and gobble up matter releases it’s ‘information’ or essence in the form of Hawking Radiation. So if I take a vase and smash it, and then smash the pieces, and then crush and grind it into powder, I will never be able to fully destroy the vase. All I can do is convert it to dust, but nothing is ever lost or gone. Einstein proved that matter and energy are converted forms of the same ‘thing’ or ‘force’. I can convert a banana into an awesome amount of pure energy if I were able, and in theory reanimate a banana from the correct pure energy. But 1 will always equal1. If you think about it, you could see we each – as human beings – emerged from death to have life and when we go back to death, who is to say we won’t have life again and again and again? It’s a conversion of 1 to 1.
Everyone who has ever lived will always live and HAS always lived even before we slapped a label and package (ie. a “body” in “time”) on them. That’s why this is a myth: Death is an end, not the end. Therefore, the ultimate definition of death is transition.
Myth #2 – Death is a mystery.
Death isn’t a mystery any more than how I can speak on a little black box held to my ear and hear a friend replying back from thousands of miles away through the same box is a mystery. Of course, I’m referring to a cell phone. If I transported a medieval peasant to this day and let him speak to and hear responses on the cell phone, he would have no clue how it was possible. But he would accept it as true. Just like when the first telescopes were pointed to the stars and early astronomers feverishly recorded details of their observations. Indeed, Galileo sought answers but was met with greater mysteries of the heavens, the more he peered. Of course, today, we know how cell phones work or can Google it to learn how, and we know a lot about why the moon isn’t a perfect smooth orb in the sky, and why Saturn has rings, and how stars are formed etc.
Mysteries are temporary definitions of a state of being, not static fact. I could say I’m tired from my workout. But tomorrow, I won’t be tired as my body will recover and assume a different state of being. What is a mystery today is a theory tomorrow and a fact on Saturday. Death isn’t a mystery. Death and what happens after death is factually understood by mediums communicating spirits and other impulses and forces in nature.
Einstein revealed a facet of our reality that most people are completely oblivious to: the notion that time is relative. Time moves faster for a person flying in an airplane than a person on the ground. This is proven fact, not fiction. Time moves slower, the stronger the pull of gravity is. If I’m on earth, gravity pulls harder on me than if I’m flying on an airplane which slows MY time relative to airplane guy’s time/reality. So reality IS different depending on who and where you are. Of course the difference is negligible in the tiny micro second realm, but it’s still a measured, proven fact. And if relativity and further theories that include multiple dimensions are ultimately proven to be true, how can we so quickly dismiss the notion of a spiritual realm that may be just as valid and “real” as our relative reality?
Myth #3 – We can’t communicate with the after-life.
The big question underlying this myth is: Are Mediums Real? Do you believe that psychic mediums have the ability, talent, and gift to straddle multiple realms of existence at the same time? I’ve said before that I believe psychic ability is inherent in all of us, much like how we all can ride a bike or swim. However, while we all have the ability to ride or swim, not every human being is a super-athlete like Lance Armstrong or Michael Phelps. In fact, many of us do not even know how to swim or cycle. Yet we’re willing to accept that Michael Phelps exists and his accomplishments are real. I either choose to believe… or not.
So now let’s say I live in the desert. Everywhere I look I see sand. I could claim that giant bodies of water are fiction, and even if they were real the idea of “swimming” in them would be impossible. To carry it one step further, let’s say I leave the desert and find a giant lake or ocean. I surely wouldn’t be able to swim and if I tried I’d probably thrash about and quickly go back to shore. It’s likely I’d conclude that not only is swimming impossible, but I surely cannot ever swim myself. Of course, that would be foolish on all counts, but that’s often the attitude of a lot of skeptics.
Communicating with the after-life, like anything else, is a well-honed skill and ability based on talent and potential. Some are better at it than others. If the after-life exists, we have the ability to communicate with it. Just like the moon exists, and we developed the ability to land there and walk on it. It took time and only a few have done it, but it’s certainly impossible – even if it once seemed like it was.
So like the desert dweller, learning to swim is not impossible either.