Someone who recently lost a loved one has asked me to talk about death. For now, what I say may be only a notion. However, as the cobwebs in consciousness clear, leaving you free of any programmed way of thinking, what I have to say becomes self-evident. Knowledge is not outside of you; nor is it far away.

Death is only of the physical body. ‘You’ will never die. Only the physical body dies. The physical body is, of course, very important. It is a precious vehicle that carries you through this life and with which you can evolve most rapidly.

The sadness around death is usually about the pain of missing the one who has died. You may wonder, “When will I see them again?’ and ‘Will I ever see them again?’ ‘Are they still ‘alive’ somewhere else?’

The answer to these questions is most assuredly ‘yes.’ However, missing them is very real and acute, and compounded by the uncertainly of these ‘whats’ and ‘whens.’  The knowing of what I am saying comes from within you, not from outside of you.  And though that knowing offers some comfort, your missing of them remains.

It is important to know it is best to let them go.  They are now on a new and different journey and holding on only holds them back. The bittersweet nature of life is sublime. Understanding the spiritual truths regarding life and death does not blunt your emotions around its nature, but can somehow unite the range of emotions you may feel, thereby heightening your wisdom about what you are feeling.

Wisdom is understanding. Understanding is humble. Humility is the gateway to true love. Love holds everything, the full range of human emotions, in a most gentle embrace.

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