Dying and letting go

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Alex Grey

IIn this global crisis, where people stop living out of fear for dying, no theme is more accurate. Why are we so afraid for this great journey? 

"You would know the secret of death.
But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?
The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light.
If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.

In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;
And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring.
Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd when he stands before the king whose hand is to be laid upon him in honour.
Is the shepherd not joyful beneath his trembling, that he shall wear the mark of the king?
Yet is he not more mindful of his trembling?

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?
And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance."

The prophet - Kahlil Gibran

 

In these 3 days we will:

- approach death and dying from different perspectives: Western occultism (H.P. Blavatsky and Alice A. Bailey), Egyptian mythology, Tibetan buddhism...

- prepare ourselves to die and let go and go through the process of saying farewell and dying, which may cause deep healing, forgiveness, acceptance en more love for life
- make our own death mask en be a spectator of our own death and funeral

- meditate on death and dying

- read excerpts from the Tibetan Book of the Dead

- read excerpts from the Egyptian Book of the Dead

-  study sleep as the "little death"

The words "earth to earth and dust to dust," so familiar in the burial rituals of the Occident ... connote the return of the physical body elements to the original reservoir of matter, and of the substance of the vital form to the general etheric reservoir; the words "the spirit shall return unto God who gave it" are a distorted reference to the absorption of the soul by the universal soul.  The ordinary rituals, however, fail to emphasise that it is that individualised soul, in process of reabsorption, which institutes and orders, by an act of the spiritual will, that restitution. 

Alice A. Bailey - Esoteric Healing

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You say there are as yet only beliefs as to immortality, and no sure evidences.  In the accumulation of testimony, in the inner assurances of the human heart, in the fact of belief in eternal persistence as an idea in the minds of men, lie sure indication."

Alice A. Bailey - A treatise on White Magic

 

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