Consciousness Beyond Death Part 11
What many have desired to know is what happens when one is dead. When one’s consciousness is directed away from physical reality, what image does it wear? Where does it go to and much more? From esoteric point of view, there is no one answer to the above in view of the fact that each of us is an individual.
Though there is an answer that will serve to cover main issues of this experience, but the kinds of death have much to do with the experience that consciousness undergoes. Also involved is the development of the consciousness itself, and its overall characteristic method of handling experience.
The ideas that you have involving the nature of reality will strongly colour your experiences, for you will interpret it in the light of your beliefs, even as now we mortals interpret daily life according to ideas of what is possible. At this point a belief in hell fire (I am not against this as a religious man) can cause you to hallucinate Hades conditions. At the same time, a belief in a stereotyped heaven can result in a hallucination of heavenly conditions. Man however forms his own reality according to his/her own ideas and expectations. This is the true nature of consciousness in whatever reality it finds itself.
At death, you may or may not realize immediately that you are dead in the physical terms. Though I have not died before, but through research, I am aware of the common fact that one will find himself in another form, an image that will appear physical to a large degree, as long as one do not try to manipulate within the physical system. The differences between it and the physical body will become obvious.
If you firmly believe that your consciousness is a product of your physical body, then you may attempt to cling to it. There is an order of personalities, an honorary guard, so to speak, who are ready to lend assistance and aid however. Now be informed that the honorary guard is made up of people who are both living and dead. People who are living in the physical world perform this activities in an “Out of the body” (Astral or inter-planetary projection respectively) experience while their physical bodies lie on bed. These people are familiar with the projection of consciousness, with the sensations of returning to the physical body. They are helpful because they are still involved with physical reality and do however has more immediate understanding of the feelings and emotions involved in the world of matter, energy, space and time.
After death of the physical body a soul personality will begin to learn how to operate in a new environment in which different laws apply, and the laws are for less limiting than the physical ones with which we now operate. Though this experience will vary and the state is still a process of becoming. Those who are lazy, some angels can offer no hope as a result your death will not bring you an eternal rest. Though you may rest if this is your wish, for a while. Not only must you use your abilities after death, however, but you must face up to yourself for those that you did not use during your previous existence.
Those who have faith in life after death will certainly find it much easier to accustom themselves to the new conditions. And those who do not have such faith may as well gain it in a different way by following good spiritual exercises for it will help them to extend their perceptions to these other layers of reality if you are persistent, expectant and determined. Now consciousness as you know it is used to these brief gaps of physical nonexistence mentioned earlier.
Longer gaps disorient it to varying degrees, but these are not unusual. When the physical body sleeps consciousness often leaves the physical system for fairly long periods, in physical terms. But because the consciousness is not in the normally physically awake state, it is not aware of these gaps and is relatively unconcerned.
If consciousness vacated the body for the same amount of time from a normally physically awake state, it would consider itself dead, for it could not rationalize the gap of dimension and experience. Therefore, in the sleep state, each of us has undergone to some degree the same kind of absence of consciousness from physical reality that we experience during death. In these cases, you return to the body, but you have passed over the threshold into other existences many times, so it will not be as unfamiliar to you as you may now suppose.
Now, you may or may not be greeted by friends or relatives immediately following death. This is a personal matter, as always. Overall, you may be far more interested in people that you have known in past lives than those close to you in the present one. Your true feeling toward relatives who are also dead will be known to you and to them. There is no hypocrisy. You do not pretend to love a person who did little to earn your respect or love. Telepathy operates without distortion in this after-death period, so you must deal with the true relationships that exist between yourself and all relatives and friends who await you.
You may find that someone you considered merely an enemy actually deserved your love and respect, for example, and you will then treat him accordingly. Your own motives will be crystal clear. You will react to this clearness, however, in your own way. You will not be automatically wise if you were not so before, but neither will there be a way to hide from your own feelings, emotions, or motives.
You examine the fabric of the existence you have left and you learn to understand how your experience was the result of your own thoughts and emotions and how these affected others. Until this examination is through, you are not yet aware of the larger portions of your own identity. When you realize the significance and meaning of the life you have left, then you are ready for conscious knowledge of your other existences.
An individual can be so certain that death is the end of all, that oblivion, though temporary results. In many cases, immediately on leaving the body there is, of course amazement and recognition of the situation. The body itself may be viewed, for example, and many funerals have a guest of honour amidst the company. At this point many variations in behavior emerge, each the result of individual background, knowledge, and habit. The surroundings in which the dead find themselves will often vary. Vivid hallucinations may form experience quite as real as any in mortal life.
The living does not know how to read the information beyond that is why they are sometimes presented in symbols. Christianity has a strong belief in hell, a purgatory, and a day of reckoning, and so, at death to those who so believe in these symbols, another mental ceremony is enacted and some angels (guides) take on the guises of those beloved figures of Christian saints and heroes.
Then with this as framework, and in terms that they can understand, such individuals are told the true situation. Mass religious movements have for centuries fulfilled that purpose, in giving man some plan to be followed. In the term that my reader can understand, I have discovered that one man’s Moses may not be another man’s Moses. This is acted to bring conviction to the consciousness already gathered and implemented on like faith.