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the wholeness of life
481. The words wholeness, wholesomeness, health, healing, holy and
holiness are closely related in the language these words are written in.
We could add words like oneness and all-ness, as also reflecting what
they try to convey. Yet in the fifth name of the One Who is life's totality,
I AM, two monumental features are standing out.
482. One feature is that the name 'Healing' acknowledges the situation in
which we humans, with all of the negative state find ourselves. For us on
earth, the word healing is primarily understood as restoration of what is
broken or sick. The fifth name, indeed, carries this in its banner.
All that is broken, for whatever reason, will be healed.
483. Of the seven names it is the only one directly referring to the
completely novel situation that what was grand and healthy became
challenged, taken out of context, fractured, and offered as an alternative
to life as it truly is. For this to happen, a special cycle of time was
introduced, the era of the pseudo-world, formed by the human species.
484. The name Healing for I AM includes the outcome of this one-time-
only occurrence which touches all of the universe to its core. Even those
not directly affected by it sense the crucial significance of having the
authenticity of their source and center put to the test. They see a part of
their one world descending into darkness. Above all, it changed I AM.
485. The human race was asked to find out whether freedom had any
limits, and whether acting and reacting with love was indeed a free
choice for each existing particle and unit. They were promised that
whatever the result of their explorations, they wouldn't be deserted and
would be offered a return to the world they came from, if they wished.
486. The power to make whole again and heal alludes specifically to the
human pursuit and its negative outcome. But the rest of the universe is also
covered by the fifth aspect of I AM. It represents the way life proceeds.
This is the second feature that stands out majestically. It says that literally
everything in and of the universe is on the move toward more perfection.
487. In other words, healing doesn't start with brokenness; it starts in the
realm of perfection. It is the force behind the movements that produce
ever more new and exciting additions, in every possible direction.
The universe is forever unfolding. The process by which this happens is
what the fifth name is all about. It shows the ever active 'mind' of I AM.
488. In its broadest sense, healing means 'making whole again' - our
situation - and 'making more whole' - the universal position. A catchy
way of saying this is that healing is all about perfecting the perfection.
This is the mind-set of the totality of life, I AM. It is solely dedicated to
unfolding to more splendor everything that emanates into a form of life.
489. In operational terms, the process by which all of reality unfolds is
the materialization of goodness and wisdom. Both are the constituents of
the spirit core of I AM. What transpires there does not stay hidden. It
instantly creates thought patterns and desires, intentions and directions.
The mingling of life's three layers, initiated within, is life occurring.
490. This all is an ongoing process. Nothing is ever stagnant in the real
reality. The 'busy-ness' of life has nothing to do with restlessness or
with a need to progress in order not to regress or to be left behind.
On earth, we operate by those dynamics. 'More' is taken as a must,
and it in many ways creates more dependency and disquietude.
491. When our ancestors – the fifth human generation – shaped our type
of humans, they deliberately manipulated our brains, senses, metabolism,
nerve systems, etc., by hooking them up to outside sources of survival.
They made us dependent on air and food, other people and the structures
of society. We have little freedom left to substantially control our lives.
492. We are always busy. Our bodies are. Many processes go on outside
of our awareness. We have no control over them. Even if we would stop
our bodies by committing suicide, their components just change course
and join other configurations. Our minds never sleep, even if our bodies
do. Some call it frantic, the way our systems run all of the time.
493. It is no wonder that we seek pockets of rest, peacefulness, quietness
and calm. We find them on vacation, by sleeping, goofing off, meditating
or by avoiding life's 'rat race'. Yet most of these methods still need the
cooperation of external sources: money, time, a place, or tolerant people.
The only spot where life loses its 'hectic-ness' is within our inner sanctuary.
494. Being dependent on external sources is the way life works, we think.
This booklet says that it is not. As the name Proper revealed, everywhere
in the universe occurs a spontaneous joining, interacting and sharing.
And this is not based on neediness or dependency. It originates in the
desire, joy and pride to enrich each other as well as life in general.
495. Our ancestors 'glued' the attention of their offspring to the external
world as they saw no other way to substitute I AM's personal presence.
It is up to us to prove their efforts futile, if we want to. This booklet can
facilitate that process. It tells us that our dependency on externals is not
just bothersome in general but that it violates our innate freedom.
496. Healing, or becoming more whole, is a process. It's ongoing. As it is
a name of I AM, it means that it pertains to all of reality. The name invites
us to look at any part of ourselves or our environment and see it not just
in its proper function now, but also in a state of progression. In the true
reality only one direction is chosen. It's the move toward more perfection.
497. On earth, it seems of little importance that we can view all parts and
particles in life as being on their own journeys. Yet, it is the radiance of the
fifth name that illuminates the whole happening of life, in its details and its
totality. It is a liberating realization that traveling and arriving are basically
the same. Everything is already whole. Thus, 'healing' defines existing.
498. This does not make sense to us on earth. Yet, it can be said more
specifically. Everything is already whole in the eyes of I AM. Nothing is
present in the mind and person of One Holy – and therefore also not in
the universe – that is not whole and moving as currents of I AM's spirit
towards more splendor. It is the reality of being in life, so it is our reality.
499. The implications of being already whole as far as I AM is concerned
are fundamental. One is that the most existential question for each person
in the negative state is placed before us: Do we continue to observe our
situation with our human eyes and minds or are we so close to reality that
we can see things through the eyes of the One Holy?
500. Using the expression 'seeing through whose eyes' isn't just a manner
of speaking. On our mental level is processed, not only what comes from
outside, but also what comes from within – from our spirit and its direct
connection with the source of life itself. Our mind can 'see', intuit, select,
judge and picture. But, like our body's eyes, we can close our mind's-eye.
501. Merging on the spiritual level with the one life force is not 'just'
something spiritual. It is reconnecting with an actual force that will cause
changes, if we want. One of them is the healing of our inner eyesight,
so that we can discern more clearly the movements and direction of our
own minds, besides perceiving the presence of Healing Him-/Herself.
502. Why does not everyone opt for having their inner eyesight restored?
For one, it does not seem a necessity. The reason being that we are
conditioned to ignore our closeness to, and journey with, the One Who is
Healing as not relevant to surviving. But secondly, even if it does become
a personal experience, sharing it with others may create problems.
503. Our journey through life is, to a point, a lonely one; in our negative
state, that is. We are all unique and therefore different. In that sense it is
all but impossible to speak each other's spiritual language, especially when
trying to explain our inner lives. There is not much tolerance for belief
systems different than our own anyway, as human history shows.
504. It is only when we see our traveling companion, Healing, as also the
friend of other people and other 'things', that we create a vision of happy
wholeness in all regions of our minds. It is not just us, heading to more
fulfillment but we journey that path with all participants of life. Through
the wisdom in our spirit we can sense this and feel close to all of them.
505. This booklet recognizes the resistance to opening our spiritual eyes,
and the reason for it. Yet its message culminates in telling the awesome
ultimate result of our blindness, which is that the nature of I AM includes
now its exposure to corruption and rejection. Using our time idea, I AM
was different before this cycle of time, marked by the human blindness.
506. It seems paradoxical that the fullness of life, because of being
challenged and denied by the fifth human generation, continues to grow
despite the efforts to eliminate and replace it. We are still in the midst of
moves that show that Healing is not all of life; nor is Proper, or Love, or
Truth. Yet they are. And there is a way to prove it.
507. The most convincing proof of the grand wholesomeness of life is our
deep longing for it. Probing this can lead straight into meeting the One
Who is Healing. His/Her presence teaches the liveliness of our traveling,
with its component of already having arrived and being home. Full insight
now includes knowing that all things here progress toward healing.
508. We cannot perceive this vision with our earthly eyes. In many ways,
in spite of technical advances and other 'improvements', the family of and
on our planet seems to face a bleak future. But bleak or not, we have the
chance to travel on, from day to day, as responsibly as we can; treasuring
in our spirit and processing in our mind our friendship with Healing.
509. It's just as with Love and Truth. One Holy is them both. They are
always together: joined, wedded. So are Proper and Healing. They each
represent life's fullness, as beautiful structure and as ongoing unfolding.
Together, they reveal the mind of I AM; a mind we can mirror.
We can celebrate, internally, the marriage of rightness and unfurling.
510. The image of a marriage is intended to evoke a sphere of happiness,
enrichment and above all, one of adventure. Existing is full of surprises –
pleasant ones. Life's versatility means that anything can happen.
As all life comes from love, there is no end to celebrating its freshness
and creativity. There is no dull moment anywhere in the universe.
511. There is a youthfulness to the appearance of I AM as Healing.
Unfolding to more wholeness shows an open-ended-ness that stimulates
healthy risks. To many people, the road towards the future looks arduous.
And, ultimately, we all have to surrender to dying. So youthful bravura
and risk-taking are not commonly seen as appropriate or wise.
512. In the positive state, what may happen with this part or with that, is of
little concern. For one, nothing 'has' to happen or is supposed to grow
or expand. Changing, or unfolding, is like anything else a matter of freely
choosing to do it. The opportunity to change is treasured as everything
is of one mind about One Holy. It reflects the all-out liveliness in I AM.
513. The other thing to remember is the fact that everything in its own
right is a world unto itself. Each subatomic and smaller particle in our
tissue is. Comparing, let alone worrying, or being jealous, is completely
absent in the real world of the positive state. Each part can take care of
itself. This creates a lightheartedness, equally shared by all segments.
514. Will there ever be an end to expanding? How more whole can things
become? Somewhere there must be a limit, we think. Expanding can't go
on forever. Otherwise things get in each other's way. Overpopulation or
traffic problems here show it. This gets exacerbated by the fact that in the
real world no regression whatsoever occurs. So, how long can it go on?
515. It is ironic that during our short life on earth, most of us, admitting it
or not, crave for more: more health, possessions, longevity, security, status,
etc. Yet we have difficulty accepting that we are already part of an eternal
blessedness in which happiness only increases. We dismiss this, or treat it
as a fantasy. Yet, the positive state is happening, here and now.
516. Reality has no boundaries. Everything is part of its unfolding towards
more wholeness and wholesomeness. There is no end to this. Any part can
change when it desires to have a different experience. Nothing is set in
stone. Nothing is stagnant. All is vibrantly alive, perfecting the perfection
and honoring the glorious fifth name of I AM.
517. Most of the time, feeling whole for us is indeed that, a feeling. It
may occur at moments that circumstances not even seem to warrant this
immensely gratifying sense of completeness, harmony and inner peace.
No one else can give us this feeling. It comes from within. It also is
unpredictable. We cannot force ourselves to feel at ease and fulfilled.
518. Throughout human history, reaching an advanced state of well-being
has been linked to the use of certain substances, like drugs that create a
sense of euphoria. We also can set up a sphere conducive to lofty feelings,
or let waves of hysteria from crowds or loved ones sweep us away. But
just feeling whole inside can lift up our spirits, producing an inner smile.
519. These words do not criticize any pleasure derived from outside
sources. We all seek our own roads toward having the best time possible.
What this booklet does is to simply point to the fifth name as the source
of wholesomeness. Not that the One Who is Healing will give us the
sensation that everything is well. The name says, we are already whole.
20. The strength of our wholesomeness is that it's not dependent on any
stimulant from outside. Traveling by the light of the fifth name makes life
as complete as it will ever get on earth. That light is not a substitute or
correspondence. It is 'it'. The joyously sparkling eyes of our companion
Healing can always brighten our day. Nothing is lacking in our spirit.
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521. Everything is caught up in movements. Even an 'inanimate' object
has forces working in it that enable it to stay a unit. Changes go on,
including in the physical parts of what we call dead. Life is on the move
all the time with all its components, in and around us. The issue here
is whether this all has meaning. We cannot stop the process.
522. As we do so often, we accept much of what goes on in life as a given.
We shrug off as 'one of those things' that nothing ever stops changing
and moving, in case we do consider for a moment the strangeness of it.
Yet, this element of progression in all of existence defines life's scope.
It defines the start of life, how long it will go on, and in which direction.
523. The answer to questions about life's first movement, or its last, is
relatively easy. The answer to both is the same: There never was a first
step and there never will be a last one. After all, it is what eternity is all
about: no beginning and no end. Can we understand this? Intellectually,
No. Existentially, Yes. We can relate to it. And why not? We are eternal!
524. We can experience some of life's infinite expansion when we are
in close contact with the one life force of all existence, time, space and
density. It is not that we then get a clear picture. Yet some of eternity is
tangible. We originate in life's eternal source, so we could say it is in our
blood to feel at home in an existence that has no need for time or distance.
525. As pointed out before, certain types of ecstasy, exposure to nature,
during sex, when being in love, or having success can give a foretaste of
a world without confining boundaries. Yet mirroring Healing's character
of unfolding to 'more' is not tied to certain circumstances or emotions.
It can be in our hearts all the time, the knowing that we are arriving.
526. Right now, another pertinent question can be raised. In many ways
we observe that life moves on, changes its appearance and is never the
same. Laws, like those of physics or biology can explain some of this.
But how do we interpret it? Is this good or bad? Or a mixture of the two?
Do the moves and changes everywhere signal progression or regression?
527. Logically, we react with: It all depends. For instance eating. Food
renews our vitality, yet at the cost of labor and the sacrifice of plants or
animals. What for one is bread means having to be dead for another.
We may pay lip service to the dilemma, good or bad, deterioration or
progress, but we usually follow our personal or cultural habits anyway.
528. The mind-boggling information the fifth name contains is that the
movement toward more wholeness pertains to all elements in the universe
without exception. Life is a festive procession in which literally all is
participating. The air is music and the road a red carpet. Anticipation
as well as pride in achievements make every step feel light and inspired.
529. We've to be careful not to paint rosy pictures of what can or should
be our reality. Yet, regularly lifting up the fifth name as banner of also
our personal trajectory makes our steps lighter and our mood brighter.
Deep down, we can know that in spite of whatever obstacles our journey
connects with 'home'. This just is the process of, and in, all that exists.
530. All of this is to say that everything is progressing. There is no such
thing as regression, even if, for all practical purposes, the negative state
seems to present the unflattering picture of just that. There can't be real
regression, as it would suggest a diminishing of fullness within the totality
of life's I AM. Our ancestors were asked to explore this anyway.
531. It has to be said bluntly: What qualifies in our world as regression,
or as lacking positive progress is an offense to the harmonious order
by which I AM proceeds. Sadly enough, 'everything' on earth qualifies.
And yet, there's no room for any permanent decay, despite destructive,
pathetic and unnatural things that occur. They do serve a purpose.
532. Life flows from within to without, so all inner and outer activities
carry traits of splendor, constituting the central force of all existence.
Everything in our world seems to contradict it. And, indeed, it portrays
what, theoretically, can't occur, and yet it still does. It accounts for the
aberration of lies, distortion, insanity and the illusion of a true reality.
533. We may argue that the potential of having a world emerge other than
the one of total wholeness could have remained buried deep in the inner
recesses of life's I AM. But it did not. I AM is life's perpetual motion.
What can be conceived within, emerges as potential. Therefore, also this
unimaginable 'impossibility' had to be publicly addressed.
534. It took a multitude of 'eons' – in human linear time – to implement
the thought of no progression. Not just because of the unnaturalness of
questioning the ever-perfecting nature of I AM. But also to protect the
integrity of the universe as a whole, without jeopardizing the freedom to
join the human pursuit. It causes this 'cycle of time' to surely stand out.
535. The pursuits of the latter human generations could be considered a
regression from life's fullness. In that sense, they are pseudo-realities or
delusions. Yet, ultimately, they do not qualify as regression. Nothing does.
If the idea of a possible alternative world would have been suppressed,
that would have been stagnation. It would have caused life to self-destruct.
536. When in human systems growth and change are interrupted, it is
called a mental, social or personality disorder. We can live with most of
these. We do not expect ourselves or others to be perfect or to live to
the fullest all the time. But this is not so for those living in the realm of
the positive state. We are, indeed, trapped in an exceptional situation.
537. The way to truly 'succeed' on earth is to accept our role in the key
occurrence of all existence. The stage is provided for acting out the
denial, obscuring and possible replacement of I AM as life's totality.
We act on that stage, conditioned by the perpetrators of this act of
'rebellion'. Yet, there are opportunities to resist following their script.
538. More than resisting what is negative and untrue, we also can see
through much of it. What we observe and suffer as regression can be
taken as instrumental in exhausting the big lie that joy and success in life
can be found outside of the all-ness of Healing. To its own frustration
the negative state finds itself enmeshed in the opposites of happiness.
539. In case we struggle with mental or physical defects that prevent us
from blossoming, we may know that in I AM's appearance as Healing
we have a powerful 'builder of bridges' to everywhere: as both our friend
and companion. No obstacle can stop life from moving toward more
wholesomeness. We all are welcome to join that adventure.
540. Words will not convince anyone on earth to change their outlook.
First, there has to be an honest desire to question the road we walk on.
And what about spiritual or religious leaders, guru's, clergy or shamans?
Can they be instrumental in putting us on a path that liberates us from
falsities and energizes our enthusiasm for our 'true self' taking charge?
541. Our learning from and trusting others should be critically looked at.
Belonging to whichever community means that we are exposed to
countless - mostly biased - influences and expectations. In addition to it,
we carry a full load of teachings from our past. So, awareness of which
message we listen to, is crucial for finding and establishing our identity.
542. We learn, not when we are flooded with information but when we
honestly desire to know. Therefore, these words shouldn't be pushed on
anybody. We can happily reject what they say, anyway. It would be wise,
though, to eschew any movement or group that pretends to know 'the'
answers and urges us to join their beliefs or organization.
543. In matters of spiritual relevance, only an honest analysis within
our innermost self gives insight. However, even on our spirit level we
encounter voices, hunches, images, sensations or signs that mimic the
presence of I AM. Those imposters can be extremely clever.
Actually, our spiritual path is cluttered with them and with other debris.
544. We have to keep impostors in mind when we allow ourselves to get
close to a 'spiritual' leader. Even a slight pressure to believe or follow
him or her or their particular ideas disqualifies them as genuine. Only
when they deeply respect our honesty, it can indicate that they, too, may
walk with Healing. Then, We can have a productive meeting of the minds.
545. When we know in our hearts the joy of traveling with the One Who
always opens our eyes for new and unexpected sights; our life is so rich.
Dependency on others decreases; the sense of being on the right track
prevails. Worthwhile learning comes from sharing our journey with our
companion, beautifully named: One Holy, Love, Truth, Proper, Healing.
546. Unfolding to more wholeness comes with changes and flexibility.
It reflects the nature of I AM. It has us marching to the beat of true life.
It is a color of our seven-fold reflection of reality. Each of the names
represents fullness and perfection, so moving within their sphere is a
completely natural phenomenon. Dwelling on the past is abnormal.
547. We may feel gratitude when we remember good times, but longing
for 'then' has no meaning. It points to the fact that in the positive state
no unpleasant memories exist. Even more so, 'daily' activities there are
always satisfying, surprising and increasingly joyful. What we call past
and present blends there into an ever-more tasty elixir.
548. In this context we can easily see the significance of forgiveness.
It's highly unnatural to hold on to an event in our past and its emotional
content, letting that influence us. Not that we must forget - we cannot -
or condone the bad that happened - we shouldn't - but we can move on.
Not forgiving is not letting go. It keeps the wrong alive in our mind.
549. People fall victim to hideous crimes, as an individual or as part of a
group. Wherever possible, we can distance ourselves from violence and
evil. We can protest and resist it. Forgiving is not a gesture of largess; it
simply shows that traveling with One Holy is our preference. It can
become our second nature to keep our minds clean by focusing on healing.
550. Forgiving ourselves is a conscious act also. It means admitting our
failure to act out of wisdom and love. It seeks a way toward restitution. It
wants to learn from our mistakes. With it, comes an honest wish to avoid
repeating them. Without this kind of forgiveness we remain chained to
the past, which is offensive to the One Healing. It prevents moving on.
551. It is easy to dismiss as unanswerable questions about the type of
forces involved in the genesis, sustenance and unfolding of the universe.
'They do what they do', we figure - if we wonder about them at all.
We guess there must be some source of power beyond human reach.
That source could be completely indifferent to the outcome of things.
552. This booklet says it's the opposite. For certain, the spirit core within
I AM and all that is emanated seems to 'do its own thing', regardless of us.
But actually, nothing is 'just there', stuck with what life hands out.
It is precisely our inner spirit connection with life's source that allows us
to participate in unfolding toward more likeness of the I AM.
553. As everything originates in love, which includes the possibility to
change appearances, the joyful liveliness is everywhere. Love is the apex
of mobility as it always augments joy and newness. To summarize:
Nothing is stagnant, boring or automatic during the journey true life is.
Nor is anything hectic or relentless. Living can be an happy adventure.
554. The great comfort for us on earth is not just that wounds heal over
time, or that nice surprises may be around the corner but that we are
already a part of the new nature of I AM. That new nature incorporates
the parts that still deny or defy the altered situation. They show up in
us also. But those parts can change their mind. Nothing is final.
555. There is no ground for any fear of how I AM as Healing will react,
once we invite Him/Her to travel with us as our best friend. Ideas of
I AM being involved in wrath, punishment, judgment, condemnation,
sacrifices, or what have you, are all pure human projections. If they were
true, then that would signal decay! But no, fear and guilt are unnatural.
556. Yesterday's doings differ from today's or tomorrow's. Identifying
with the fifth name eliminates what may be uncomfortable about this.
Any time we think of it, we can treasure being engulfed by the spirited
currents of love on all levels. Earth time allows us to compare the
different stages we go through on our journey towards the true reality.
557. It is hard for us to consciously turn our upside-down situation on
earth around. It isn't easy to start from the beginning, from truth, the
real reality and hold on to the purpose of our being alive as the person
we are. But our days are not measured by what we here call progress.
The One Who is Healing marvels when feeling our hands in His/Hers.
558. We can use our time to be productive. We can be very aware of the
clock ticking. We may live full lives till our last day on earth. We also can
stay on the side lines, or join destructive forces. Perhaps we will do some
of all of the above. Yet nobody needs to wonder about what really goes
on. Life is the elegant, agile and absorbing dance of making more love.
559. When illness or disasters hit us, we are almost forced to reevaluate
our position in life. Thinking and meditating may lead to deeper insight.
But it is not wise to wait until we are shocked into facing Reality.
Taking out the map now and see where we stand in life and eternity is
more effective. This booklet offers reliable guidelines for doing that.
560. We are moving on. Like our planet keeps circling around the sun,
we are caught up in the movement of the eternally unfolding reality.
Our external world lives by its rhythms, seasons, stages and cadences.
They can serve as correspondences to life's most magnificent flow:
The spreading of more fullness by helping I AM's splendor unfold.
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561. Many efforts go into trying to make some sense of our dying after
a certain number of years on earth. Dying in infancy, or before being
'officially' born, adds to the puzzle of how to interpret this phenomenon.
Reactions vary from a stoic 'who knows, such is life', to high hopes of
entering some paradise. Yet, what we say we don't necessarily feel.
562. Each individual has somehow to come to terms with her or his
demise. It will happen. Yet most of us have in common that, to a more or
lesser degree, we dislike thinking about it. We use all kinds of excuses
or reasons for avoiding to deal with dying. Many people count on what
relevant words, rites, symbols, teachings and support religion offers.
563. Underneath any approach to death and dying, whether it is clinical,
emotional or traditional, lies the unpleasantness of having to go through
this unavoidable and overwhelming transition. Two questions arise here.
Does something like dying exist in the positive state? And, does it make
a difference whether we die a 'natural' or a sudden, forced, death?
564. The answer to question one is both a categorical and resounding
'No', and at the same time a categorical and resounding 'Yes'.
This is less confusing than it sounds. The problem is in human words
for death: dying, life coming to a halt, cessation and others that stress
the finality of what we observe. They say that a particular life is over.
565. This aspect is worth facing squarely. Not in order to cater to the
morbid thought that everything we see is on its way out. But, knowing the
fifth name, we should ask where the parts that will be separated by death
move to. What happens to our bodies is clear. The external parts change
their composition. They join other elements for different uses.
566. While alive, we are conscious of our outer, internal and spiritual
layers. But each physical particle of our body also has its own spirit core.
We're unaware that it's the connection of our eternal spirit with the spirit
core of our body parts that makes us feel and function as a whole person.
This, in general, keeps our life going. It applies to every unit in existence.
567. When we die, experiences of the spirit of our physical and mental
parts stay integrated in our eternal spirit core. So, even if external and
internal parts of our person detach when we die, spiritually remains
our former body a constituent of our eternal volume. Because of it, we
will retain awareness of our earthly identity, for as long as we want.
568. We often try to soften the harshness of 'over is over', or 'dead is
dead'. Words are used like transition, passing on, leaving for a better
world, eternal sleep, etc. Those believing in reincarnation add their own
set of descriptions to what they think happens after being dead on earth.
The irony is that death takes place every second true life is compromised.
569. For humans on earth, dying signifies the end of our mission here.
Regardless of what words are used, what doctrine believed in, or what
images float through our minds, dying remains an individual happening.
Answering the first question: In the positive state, the equivalence of
dying is simply a change, when desired; without negative connotations.
570. 'Having' to die is a gross perversion of the freedom to change.
Moving on towards new things is one of true life's favorite modes.
It always occurs from free will, openly, and never takes away from,
but always enriches everything one was involved in until that point.
So in this sense, death, moving on, or changing, is always exciting.
571. A direct implication of this is that instead of holding on to the
past, we can absorb the nature of our travel companion. Healing's
closeness comes with new vistas. What was good yesterday or before
represents eternity. We can remember it fondly. Yet the principles of
love, truth, proper and healing call for a fresh and enriching 'today'.
572. It's the ever-unfolding nature of I AM marking the process of what
goes on in life, and where it leads to. We wouldn't mind knowing where
our journey brings us. This booklet tells us. It says that life offers us
continually, on a daily basis so to speak, the beautiful freedom that we
can choose what kind of person we want to be. Nothing is set in stone.
573. Many details of life's theater are too complicated for us to oversee.
But we do have a role to play on its stage - even if we would do nothing.
And, we are given some cues. For us, the seven names can serve as those
cues. They contain the whole majestic story of a universe that, for all in
it, continues to increase in fullness, variety and joy.
574. The other question was about whether there's a distinction between
a 'natural' death and a forced one, as through accidents, crime, war, etc.
Actually, we could call all deaths on earth involuntary, forced on us by
aging or some other malfunction. Death here is never an happy
occurrence. It is the negative state's pitiful trump card.
575. The principal difference between an abrupt and forced death and a
fading away after a fulfilling life is in what the two represent. A forced
death always represents an ultimate 'triumph' of our pseudo-creation, in
which everything is upside down, unnatural. 'Sweet' death corresponds
with progressing through continually rewarding and intriguing stages.
576. Yet we have to be careful in making distinctions. What do we know
about the purpose of each other's missions or personal agendas?
The time and manner of our death may be less arbitrarily than we think.
'Unconsciously', we all may participate more in our dying process than
we care to know. Ultimately, the purpose of our mission is the key here.
577. One thing should be very clear. We can have an unshakable trust in
the 'mind' of I AM, also as it relates to how long we live and to what
happens to us during our stay here. But it is incorrect to say that I AM is
responsible for how our life ends. Millions of factors shape the way of
our dying, but I AM stepping in and taking over is not one of them.
578. However, our childlike trust in One Holy can mature into a secure
relationship. When on our journey here, we can choose to be connected
with the companion that Healing is. This does not only sharpen our
insights but also enlarges greatly our confidence in His/Her might
and all-ness. And what a comfort that is! Especially when facing death.
579. Many factors determine our entrance in life, its trajectory and exit.
These factors include technical aspects as well. Some mysteries are
being pierced by science. Discovering the workings of evolution, social
dynamics, chemistry, viruses and so much more lifts some of the veil of
life's processes. Many more of life's complexities wait to be unraveled.
580. These words offer free admission to the great reservoir of life's facts.
By saying and treasuring the seven names we can overcome much of our
spiritual and mental illiteracy. We may not be able to comprehend life's
cosmic and micro-cosmic intricacies intellectually, but if we did it would
confirm what our hearts already know: I AM unfolds through 'everything'.
581. When we are engaged in something pleasant, we say that time flies.
Actually, it seems we are outside of time and place and have to go back
into our cage when we are done. This is a bit of how 'walking close to
Healing' may feel. Walking without Him/Her, or outside of love, amounts
to being stuck on earth, hampered by the negative state's confinements.
582. At times, as in a flash or by some mental gymnastics, we can relive
some earlier situations. It is more than just remembering; it can feel as if
things are actually happening again; we seem to move back in time.
A sensation like that points at the fact that even time is flexible. Whether
it is time, distance, or 'death', in the real world they are always relative.
583. What is constant in life is the radiation of I AM's presence. It always
sparkles with the passion of multi colored and creative love. To this, every
particle and unit in existence is relative. Everything reflects it. As I AM is
life happening, all things in life vibrate on the rhythm and energy of this
center. This is life's only unchanging, yet ever vibrant, constant.
584. The impact of I AM as Healing and as always 'expanding to more'
has many consequences. One is, as said, the naturalness of forgiving as
'letting go' and moving on. Another is the unmasking of death on earth
as a caricature. It also validates freedom: things unable to change do
mock free choice. So the name supports our uphill battle for liberation.
585. There is quite some speculation about the future of our planet.
Especially now humans have the potential to destroy it, or at least life on
it as we know it. In view of the message of this booklet it is interesting
to note that our world came about as our human ancestors' fabrication.
As they disregarded the spirit of love and truth, their products can't last.
586. What about the future of our planet? Will it, at some time, explode,
implode? How long will humans be able to live on it? Ideas about it are
fertilized by the imagery of science fiction and by space exploration that
may lead to interstellar or intergalactic contacts. Telecommunications
rapidly intensify and provide a sense of dramatic changes in the making.
587. Predictions are made about the course our planet will take towards
its demise. Visionaries as well as charlatans mention time and method.
Scientific data, if they hold up, do not indicate anything catastrophic in
the near future – which may sound comforting. But this booklet doesn't
endorse any scenario for what might happen. It presents harder data.
588. The fifth name says that everything is involved in bringing life to
more perfection and happiness. The strange and paradoxical role the
negative state plays in this will be over one day. We can choose today,
to step into the positive state. Information about what evil 'achieved'
- our non-love too - remains available, but just as a matter of record.
589. Those from the negative state who identified with its style will be
exposed to the full range of reality, especially with what they denied
or resisted. Theoretically, they can continue rejecting life's facts. They
may be so frozen into the lies that they refuse to change. In that case,
they can - for the time being - hold on to their illusion of being right.
590. The point is that the direction our journey through life takes is
our responsibility. Not so much its form and shape - our mission may
require specific features - as what we do with them. Every moment we
choose the negative, we interfere with the unfolding of true life and we
dull our reflection of I AM. True life will go on anyway, but without us.
591. We can approach the future of our planet, of each of us personally,
and of the universe as such, with a sense of urgency. After all, knowing
where we're heading would help to squeeze the most out of the present.
This sounds logical, yet it rarely is the driving force in us. We avoid
giving priority to pondering the implications of our and earth's demise.
592. One surprising reason that most of us have a hard time calmly
evaluating the impact of their or earth's death, is the prodding that
comes from our 'intuition'. Something seemingly irrational tells us that
life is not a fluke of fate. However garbled or weak, that information is
correct. Our fabricators couldn't destroy all connections with eternity.
593 As mentioned before, they had to leave some space for eternity's
energy in their offspring. If only because, without it, they cannot exist.
It is through that so insulated and weakened current - mainly on our
spirit level - that we can pick up inklings of a different life. It's a reason
for our uneasiness with death. What we see and what we sense collide.
594. So what kind of future is in store for us and for our world?
The wonderful message of also this booklet is, there is no such thing
as a future. I AM is now, was, and will ever be, the All of existence.
Being Healing, Builder of Bridges in all directions or unfolding to more
wholeness says that life expands to the past as much as to the future.
595. It means, if we are truly interested in our future or past, we can
consult the One Who is both. Our only knowing linear time limits our
grasping this fully. For us, time comes with worries and wondering. It
separates us from eternity. Yet, by walking with Healing, we sense the
universal situation of being safely underway, while being home also.
596. Having arrived home spiritually does not guarantee that our mental
or physical workings visibly improve. And yet, we now know that in those
areas, too, resurrection and adjustment to the full reality is underway.
By savoring the fifth name we know we are not stuck in life. It means
that we, in the negative state, live for a while with a dual citizenship.
597. Many, if not all, who read this will be skeptical whether these words
will have any impact, especially in areas where traditions, beliefs and
customs are deeply ingrained in us. This certainly is the case with dying
and death. As it is such an unsettling occurrence, most of us probably
want the familiarity and comfort of particular rites, words or customs.
598. This booklet is not written in order to take away any comfort we may
derive from established or newly-developed ways of dealing with losses.
Yet any ceremony has the trappings of tightening dependency on external
forms that block the comfort which comes from Healing's direct presence.
Rituals, etc. also obscure that any time non-love occurs, death takes place.
599. We are fabricated with a dependency on outer forces and tissues. So
we are very vulnerable and confused when those deteriorate or are taken
away. This is in contrast to the Real Reality in which no dependency but
only pleasant cooperation exists. For us, it can't be stressed enough that,
however feebly, we can connect with the ways of life in the positive state.
600. We are learning to see our journey not as just horizontal, from birth
to old age, but also as vertical, moving closer to the 'normal' reality of love
and completeness. It is by entering the innermost sanctuary of our spirit
that we access the wideness of the universe, lose what inhibits our growth
and, above all, restore our full love relationship with the Totality of life.