There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true. — Kierkegaard
The majority of my life I have had experiences that have indicated to me that we are much more than our physical bodies and until my son, Micah, returned to me in spirit with messages he was learning about healing addiction and the workings of the invisible realm I have kept my mouth shut. But, no more!
As a young girl I questioned what my religion told me – that I am promised life everlasting – but when I asked the authorities just how that happens no one could satisfactorily answer me. As my curiosity grew, I learned of similar concepts in other religions referred to as reincarnation or afterlife. To me it appeared this phenomenon after death is something that exists for all humans and like our belief that the world was flat, the Truth was ultimately revealed. We have a tendency to fear what we don’t know or understand but in Truth there is so much more we don’t know we don’t know than we know.
Admittedly, I was freaked out the first time I was contacted by someone who had passed away! It was my Aunt Kathryn. She scared me so I asked her to leave and she did. Later I learned from her she wanted to be one of my teachers in this space. But over time as these occurrences continued and grew in frequency, my fears lessened. I become aware of the ‘feeling’ or ‘essence’ of the individual as I knew them in physical form. Usually they show up for a reason just as my son did. They don’t show up just to hang out with me unless they are lost. Today, I confidently bridge these worlds for myself and others. If the being is someone I did not know, I simply ask who they are and how can I be of service. While I do not know nor need to know all of the scientific details I remain open to the possibilities and to allowing my consciousness to continue growing.
Week before last I attended the Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies 40th Annual Conference – Aspects of Consciousness in Chapel Hill, NC where I was surrounded by top university-based researchers, psychiatrists, psychologists, spiritual teachers and religious scholars who presented their works in the field of afterlife, survival of consciousness, spiritual mysticism, spiritually transformative experiences (STEs), out of body experiences (OBEs) and near death experience (NDEs). Given my personal experiences I consider myself more open to the cutting edges of this work than many but even I almost fell off my chair when one of the presenters discussed spirit attachment and spirit releasement almost verbatim to what my son shared with me from the other side! Micah clearly has purpose in getting the messages of help and healing to us on this side.
As if that weren’t enough, last Tuesday mainstream television broadcast the premier of Proof a fascinating series that addresses what happens when we die. (Tuesdays TNT 10pm EST/9pm CST)
For me, death does not mean the end. I believe we simply transform and our consciousness continues. Feel free to share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you.