In today’s world, there is a crying need for spirituality. With all the worries, fears and stresses associated with our modern society, there must be a way to find peace and order in our everyday existence. This is equally true for victims of terminal illnesses.
There seems to be an explosion of suffering and illness worldwide. Cancer has reached epidemic proportions. Despite all the marvelous advances of medical science, many of us feel lost and helpless in the wake of all this.
How does one cope and make sense of issues of today’s times? If one is sick, even terminal, these concerns become greatly compounded. Reality sets in and fears pervade the mind causing additional stress and worry. The fear of dying can haunt many people; it can torment a troubled soul.
Life as a Journey
When one embraces spirituality these fears and worries are dispelled. Suddenly you look upon life as an amazing journey and know that dying and death are merely the gateways to a better existence. It is a transformation or transition. Rather than fearing death and uncertainty, there is a realization that there is no death.
“Yea, I am one with all I see, With wind and wave, with pine and palm; Their very elements in me Are fused to make me what I am. Through me their common life-stream flows, And when I yield this human breath, In leaf and blossom, bud and rose, Live on I will…There is no death.” —Robert Service (poet 1874-1958)
The human soul is eternal and linked to God, The Creator, or Great Spirit.
A person on a spiritual path knows this and understands that they are a soul with a body and not a body with a soul.
Astral Travel, Sleep & Death
From this point, the next concept can be discussed.
Astral travel, sleep, and death are all closely associated with one another; there is very little difference between these states. In all of them, your eternal soul slips out of the physical form and begins to travel about the bedroom and finally the higher levels or heavenly fields.
There is a vital life force, chi or Universal Energy existing everywhere. It is in the air, the water, trees and nature. This same energy is contained within the body. The life force or Universal Energy works like a magnet, keeping the human soul connected to the physical form.
As a person is dying, this force or energy starts to leave the body and returns to the universe. When all or most of the vital life force leaves, the immortal soul cannot keep itself within the body, and journeys back to the heavenly fields accompanied by angels and departed loved ones, shortly afterwards. Death has now occurred.
When you embrace spirituality in life, you embrace it in death. Peace of mind and serenity can be attained.
The Change to Freedom
The following poem written by my wife, Carol, says it all in such a beautiful way:
The Song of Silence
I hear the song of Silence, The call is “Come to Me.” My child you are not dying, But changing to be free.
Your soul will be unfettered From the physical chains that bind, Your body will return to the elements of time.
Your soul becomes an Angel, with a new song to be sung.
Come up to me my Light One, Come join me in the Sun.
The life you have is ended A new one has begun.
Don’t leave the earth in sorrow New joys are here with me.
Come join with all the “Light Ones,” Back to your beginnings, you will see.
Be not afraid of dying, Your soul is filled with glee,
For deep within your heart my dear, This is where you wish to be.