Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Don't Fear the Reaper

"Don't Fear the Reaper" and "Stairway to Heaven" are two songs that electric guitar player wanna-be's usually get to enjoy at some point.  Seth's message today is a very pragmatic approach to the idea of life and death.

I don't think it's death so much that we fear but rather it's the idea of nonexistence that we dread.  It's only when we really get that we're souls having a (playful) physical experience that the dread of nonexistence goes away in large measure. 

The remaining problem is that the logical system that we're trying to use to understand the afterlife always forces us to think in terms of beginnings, endings and places ... unfortunately, none of these concepts are suitable for understanding the afterlife - and very fortunately, none of these concepts are suitable for understanding the afterlife.

We are BEINGS of the infinite BE-ER ... like songs of an infinite singer.  Unfortunately, in our culture, we've lost the hyphen in "BE-ER"!

"Man's nature is to live and to die.  Death is not an affront to life, but means its continuation - not only inside the framework of nature as you understand it, but in terms of nature's source.  It is, of course, natural then to die."
(The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events, Session 821)

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