I believe NDEs or ADEs (Apparent or After Death Experiences) are the most important things happening in the world today. If they are real everything else going on in the world pales into the insignificance of a dream because that is what NDEs report, compared to the world awaiting us after physical death, the world we live in now is tantamount to a dream.
If you are open to the possibility that NDEs or ADEs are real, consider the two body dilemma. The experience of Howard Storm and many others suggests that we have an extra-physical body similar to the physical body we inhabit during our life of Earth that separates from it at death and continues in another dimension.
The faculties of life, like thought and sensation, seem more acute in the separated body – the normal one seems to dull them down – so it appears that life resides in the extra-physical body. For this reason I call it the Life body and suggest the physical body is a mantle covering and deadening it, so to speak. If this is so the expressions ‘life-after-death’ or ‘afterlife’ would be inaccurate. It could be we don’t die at all but shed a physical mantle.
The body we live in on Earth could be likened to a space suit we occupy to visit a hostile planet. Death appears to be the equivalent of stepping out of the space suit when we go home. People returning from death say the experience is like going home. It could be we are not the physical body we see but are in a Life body we don’t see.
Extracted from Continuous Living in a Living Universe by David Ash. Look inside the book here.
An attitude of gratitude brings more joy to Life than grumbling and complaining. Living with love brings joy into living. Living with love replaces guilt, blame and shame with happiness. There is no need for concern about the future life if we live the life we have now with love in our hearts. If we live with love, happiness can unfold like a flower.
Try living with belief in continuous living. Imagine living in love and light forever, with infinite joy without worry or suffering, and with freedom of the Universe. Does that make you happy? It is not being loved but loving others that brings happiness. Love for money and material things and being in love may bring happiness for a while but it doesn’t last. Lasting happiness comes not from possessions or possessing people but from living in love with Life; the life that is always in us.
Love and joy can flow out from the Life within us, toward people, places and things, if we allow it. The objects of our affections continually change and sadness can come with the changes until we learn that happiness comes not from anything outside of us, happiness resides within us. That is why we need to know ourselves.
When we love whoever we are with a fountain of happiness opens within. For me recently it was a hornet that wanted to share a caravan with me. She was gorgeous and I was much happier when I welcomed her and let her fly in and out as she wanted than when I was in fear I might have to live in a hornet’s nest!
My son Sam’s partner, Sonia, said that the best way to find happiness is to serve others. It matters not if we are rich or poor. Greed or envy will not make us happy but compassion, gratitude and service, even to a hornet, can release the flow of happiness. Howard Storm was taught that the best way to grow spiritually is through service. Many great spiritual teachers, including the late Saytha Sai Baba taught that. My experience is that this is true. Read more here.