Saturday, September 04, 2010

The Table of Immortality

"The Fairies' Banquet" by John Anster Fitzgerald (1859)

Even though it must have been fairly evident from the Coast-To-Coast broadcast that the book, The Risen, presents exceptional and supportive emphasis on what's to be gained through increased understanding of the transition experience, most of us are still focused — indeed, overly focused — on the idea of loss. One of the most profound examples for me, August, as a mental health professional, is when I continually see how the profession, labeled as "helping," also focuses on the idea of loss, and introduces, underscores, and promotes the "help" under the nomenclature of "grief and bereavement." This idea is a common thread, interwoven into the greater fabric of the lives of those who are experiencing the miraculous phenomenon of transition from one state to a higher vibrating one of continual, continuous life.

The Risen, (meaning those like Tim) who could also said to be of a helping profession, have got it right, for they weave a thread of a much different color in terms of the overall tapestry of one's experience as an immortal being — and remember, we are all immortal now, in this very moment. We do not have to "die" in order to become immortal — because we simply do not "die" at all. The Risen want us to know, as the book says right from the start,

There is only Life—infinite varieties, forms, qualities, and expressions of it. What the majority of still-embodied people fear as 'death' is simply a transitional phase from one quality of life to another. Transition literally means 'passage from one form, state, style or place to another.' Any state of consciousness is a state of transition toward another state of consciousness, which means this is a never-ending process of our irrevocable immortality.

“ 'Death' is not an ending, but a transition of consciousness, just like falling asleep and then waking up. From hereon, then, we will use the concept of transition for the great and wondrous event formerly known as 'death.'

One wonders what a Risen Healer, who assists another Risen person in their next transition to yet another higher state, might label that task instead of "grief and bereavement"? Bereavement means a state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one. Grief means sorrow, heartache, anguish, misery, unhappiness, angst, woe, pain. There are none of these things where Tim is, and he has transitioned already, several times, from one geography to the next one of higher vibration, beauty, and service. He's never mentioned any of these negative qualities regarding those experience. Let's invite him to join us in comment here, then.

"There is no woe, anguish, pain when there is no ego-mind. My ego-mind no longer exists, as it transitioned as part of the Risen evolutionary process into something finer, more peaceful, more serene as a mental-emotional component that assists the never-ending process of change from one form to another. When this happens here, we party like there's no tomorrow, because we have forgotten what 'tomorrow' is; and so there's no worry — which is future oriented — either. Only joy. So perhaps your earthly helping profession might consider relabeling itself as one of 'joy and support'. Celebration would, of course, be part of that support. And you know, August, that there are many, many, many here who can barely keep from spilling the beans in anticipation of the look on your face when you see the party we are planning for you!"
Tim, I can only look forward with joy and anticipation to such a welcome! And in that statement, there appears yet another way of restating the wondrous event of transition — rather than "grief and bereavement" — but as "joy and anticipation."

Know that Tim and I do not ever mean, by our talk of joy, to belittle or minimize others' transitional experiences on this terrestrial plane. Rather, we acknowledge that your pain has its own reality in the minds and bodies of your loved ones, and in your own minds and bodies, and that your suffering is tangible, exhausting, scary. However, our talk of joy is to introduce the first of many new ideas and thoughts for your tired spirit to begin to find much-needed nourishment. When Tim says things like "party," he is also introducing the idea of a spiritual banquet, where the nourishment of joy is the main course at the Table of Immortality.