This message came to me by way of my dear friends,
Atma Kaur and Shakta Kaur, both from Virginia.
It is so striking, that I am making it available for you.
Please enjoy any and all Truth that you feel in it!
THROUGH THE LIGHT
Mellen-Thomas Benedict is an artist who survived a near-death
experience in1982. He was dead for over an hour and a half and during that time, he "rose up out of his body and went into
the Light." Curious about the universe, he was taken far into the remote depths of existence, and even beyond, into the energetic
Void of Nothingness behind the Big Bang. Dr. Kenneth Ring has said, "His story is one of the most remarkable I have
encountered in my extensive research on near-death experiences."
THE ROAD TO DEATH
1982 I died from terminal cancer. My condition was non-operable. I chose not to have chemotherapy. I was given six to eight
months to live. Before this time, I had become increasingly despondent over the nuclear crisis, the ecology crisis, and so
forth. I came to believe that nature had made a mistake - that we were probably a cancerous organism on the planet. And that
is what eventually killed me. Before my death, I tried all sorts ofalternative healing methods. None helped.
So I determined
that this was between me and God. I had never really considered God. Neither was I into any kind of spirituality, but myapproaching
death sent me on a quest for more information about spirituality and alternative healing. I read various religions and philosophies.
They gave hope that there was something on the other side.
I had no medical insurance, so my life savings went overnight
on tests. Unwilling to drag my family into this, I determined to handle this myself. I ended up in hospice care
and was blessed with an angel for my hospice caretaker, whom I will call "Anne." She stayed with me through all that
was to follow. It lasted about eighteen months.
THE LIGHT OF GOD
I woke up about 4:30
am and I knew that this was it. I was going to die. I called a few friends and said good-bye. I woke up Anne and made her
promise that my dead body would remain undisturbed for six hours, since I had read that all kinds of interesting things happen
when you die. I went back to sleep.
The next thing I remember, I was fully aware and standing up. Yet my body was lying
in the bed. I seemed to be surrounded by darkness, yet I could see every room in the house, and the roof, and even under the
A Light shone; I turned toward it, and was aware of its similarity to what others have described in near-death
experiences. It was magnificent and tangible, alluring. I wanted to go towards that Light like I might want to go into my
ideal mother's or father's arms. As I moved towards the Light, I knew that if I went into the Light, I would be dead. So I
said/felt, "Please wait. I would like to talk to you before I go." The entire experience halted. I discovered that I was in
control of the entire experience. My request was honoured. I had conversations with the Light. That's the best way I can describe
it. The Light changed into different figures, like Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, mandalas, archetypal images and signs. I asked in a kind of telepathy, "What is
going on here?"
The information transmitted was that our beliefs shape the kind of feedback we receive: If you are
a Buddhist or Catholic or Fundamentalist, you get a feedback loop of your own images. I became aware of a Higher Self matrix,
a conduit to the Source. We all have a Higher Self, or an oversoul part of our being, a conduit. All Higher Selves are connected
as one being, all humans are connected as one being. We are literally the same being. It was the most beautiful thing I have
ever seen. It was like all the love you've every wanted, and it was the kind of love that cures, heals, regenerates.
was ready to go at that time. I said "I am ready, take me." Then the Light turned into the most beautiful thing that I have
ever seen: a mandala of human souls on this planet. I saw that we are the most beautiful creations - elegant, exotic... everything.
I just cannot say enough about how it changed my opinion of human beings in an instant.
I said/thought/felt, "Oh, God,
I didn't realize." I was astonished to find that there was no evil in any soul. People may do terrible things out of ignorance
and lack, but no soul is evil. What all people seek, what sustains them, is Love, the Light told me. What distorts people
is a LACK of LOVE.
The revelations went on and on. I asked, "Does this mean that humankind will be saved?" Like a trumpet
blast with a shower of spiraling lights, the Light "spoke," saying, "You save, redeem and heal yourself. You always have and
always will. You were created with the power to do so from before the beginning of the world."
In that instant I realized
that WE HAVE ALREADY BEEN SAVED; this is what the "Second Coming" is about. I thanked the Light of God with all my heart.
The best thing I could come up with was: "Oh dear God, dear Universe, dear Great Self, I love my Life."
The Light seemed
to breathe me in even more deeply, absorbing me. I entered into another realm more profound than the last, and was aware of
an enormous stream of Light, vast and full, deep. I asked what it was. The Light answered, "This is the RIVER OF LIFE. Drink of this manna water to
your heart's content." I drank deeply, in ecstasy.
THE VOID OF NOTHINGNESS
I seemed to be rocketing away from the planet on this stream of Life. I saw the earth fly away. The solar system, whizzed
by and disappeared. I flew through the center of the galaxy, absorbing more knowledge as I went. I learned that this galaxy,
and all of the Universe, is bursting with many different varieties of life. I saw many worlds We are not alone in this Universe.
seemed as if all the creations in the Universe soared past me and vanished in a speck of Light. Almost immediately, a second
Light appeared. As I passed into the second Light, I could perceive forever, beyond Infinity. I was in the Void, pre-Creation,
the beginning of time, the first Word or vibration. I rested in the Eye of Creation and it seemed that I touched the Face
of God. It was not a religious feeling. I was simply at One with Absolute Life and Consciousness.
It would take me
years to assimilate the Void experience. It was less than nothing yet greater than anything. Creation is God exploring God's
Self through every way imaginable. Through every piece of hair on your head, through every leaf on every tree, through every
atom, God is exploring God's Self. I saw everything as the Self of all. God is here. That's what it is all about. Everything
is made of light; everything is alive. THE LIGHT OF LOVE
I rode the stream directly into the center of the Light. I
felt embraced by the Light as it took me in with its breath again. And the truth was obvious that there is no death; that
nothing is born and nothing dies; that we are immortal beings, part of a natural living system that recycles itself endlessly.
I was never told that I had to come back. I just knew that I would. It was only natural, from what I had seen.
began my return to the life cycle, it never crossed my mind, nor was I told, that I would return to the same body. It did
not matter. I had complete trust in the Light and the Life process. As the stream merged with the great Light, I asked never
to forget the revelations and the feelings of what I had learned on the other side. I thought of myself as a human again
and I was happy to be that. From what I have seen, I would be happy to be an atom in this universe. An atom. So to be the
human part of God ... this is the most fantastic blessing. It is a blessing beyond our wildest estimation of what blessing
can be. For each and every one of us to be the human part of this experience is awesome, and magnificent. Each and every one
of us, no matter where we are, screwed up or not, is a blessing to the planet, right where we are.
So I went through the reincarnation process expecting to be a baby
somewhere. But I reincarnated back into this body. I was so surprised when I opened my eyes, to be back in this body, back
in my room with someone looking over me, crying her eyes out. It was "Anne," my hospice caretaker. She had found me dead thirty
We do not know how long I was dead, only that she found me thirty minutes before. She had honoured
my wish to have my newly-dead body left alone. She can verify that I really was dead. It was not a near-death experience.
I believe I probably experienced death itself for at least an hour and a half. When I awakened I saw the light outside.
Confused, I tried to get up to go to it, but I fell out of the bed. She heard a loud "clunk", ran in and
found me on the
When I recovered, I was surprised and awed about what had happened,
I had no memory at first of the experience. I kept slipping out of this world and kept asking, "Am I alive?" This world seemed
more like a dream than that one. Within three days, I was feeling normal again, clearer, yet different than ever before. My
memories of the journey came back later. But from my return I could find nothing wrong with any human being I had ever seen.
Previous to my death I was judgmental, believing that people were really screwed up. Everyone but me.
About three months later a friend said I should get tested for the
cancer, so I got the scans and so forth. I felt healthy. I still remember the doctor at the clinic looking at the "before"
and "after" scans. He said, "I can find no sign of cancer now." "A miracle?" I asked. "No," he answered. These things happen
. . . spontaneous remission." He seemed unimpressed. But I was impressed and KNEW it was a miracle.
The Great Mystery of life has little to do with intelligence. The universe is not an intellectual
process. The intellect is helpful; but our HEARTS are the wiser part of ourselves. Since my return I have experienced
the Light spontaneously, and I have learned how to get to that space almost any time in my meditation. You can also do this.
You do not have to die first. You are wired for it already.
The body is the most magnificent Light being there is.
The body is a universe of incredible Light. Spirit is not pushing us to dissolve this body. We don't need to commune with
God; God is communing with us in every moment. I asked God: "What is the best religion on the planet? Which one is right?"
God said with great love: "I don't care." What an incredible grace. It does not matter what religion we are. Religions come
and they go, they change. Buddhism has not been here forever, Catholicism has not been here forever, and they are all about
to become more enlightened. More light is coming into all systems now.
Many will resist and fight about it, one religion
against the next, believing that only they are right. When Godhead said, "I don't care," I understood that it is for us to
care about, because we are the caring beings. The Source does not care if you are Protestant, Buddhist, Moslem or Jew. Each
is a reflection, a facet of the whole. I wish that all religions would realize it and let each other be. It is not the end
of separate religions, but live and let live. Each has a different view. And it all adds up to the big picture.
over to the other side with a lot of fears about toxic waste, nuclear missiles, the population explosion, the rain forest.
I came back loving every single problem. I love nuclear waste. I love the mushroom cloud; this is the holiest mandala that
we have manifested to date, as an archetype. More than any religion or philosophy on earth, that terrible, wonderful cloud
brought us together all of a sudden, to a new level of consciousness.
Knowing that maybe we can blow up the planet
fifty times, or 500 times, we finally realize that maybe we are all here together now. For a period they had to keep setting
off more bombs to get it IN to us. Then we started saying, "we do not need this any more." Now we are actually in a safer
world than we have ever been in, and it is going to get safer. So I came back loving toxic waste, because it brought
us together. These things are so big.
Clearing of the rain forest will slow down, and in fifty years there will be
more trees on the planet than in a long time. If you are into ecology, go for it; you are that part of the system that is
becoming aware. Go for it with all your might, but do not be depressed or disheartened. Earth is in the process of domesticating
itself and we are cells on that Body.
Population increase is getting very close to the optimal range of energy to cause
a shift in consciousness. That shift in consciousness will change politics, money, energy.
What happens when we dream?
We are multi-dimensional beings. We can access that through lucid dreaming. In fact, this universe is God's dream. One of
the things that I saw is that we humans are a speck on a planet that is a speck in a galaxy that is a speck. Those are giant
systems out there, and we are in sort of an average system. But human beings are already legendary throughout the cosmos of
The little bitty human being of Earth is legendary. One of the things that we are legendary for is dreaming.
We are legendary dreamers. In fact, the whole cosmos has been looking for the meaning of life, the meaning of it all. And
it was the little dreamer who came up with the best answer ever. We dreamed it up. So dreams are important.
and coming back, I really respect life and death. In our DNA experiments we may have opened the door to a great secret. Soon
we will be able to live as long as we want to live in this body. After living 150 years or so, there will be an intuitive
soul sense that you will want to change channels. Living forever in one body is not as creative as reincarnation, as transferring
energy in this fantastic vortex of energy that we are in. We are actually going to see the wisdom of life and death, and enjoy
it. As it is now, we have already been alive forever. Here's to life! Here's to death! Here's to it all!
Don't go to your grave with your music still inside you
Love Prevails. Be the change you want to see. I AM an emissary of Love, now. Only Love is real. Choose Love, not fear.
to All, Life to All, Love to All
Paz a Todos, Vida para Todos, Amor para Todos
HEAVEN AND HELL
A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said:
I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like.
The Lord led the holy man to two doors.
He opened one of
the doors and the holy man looked in. In the middle of the room was a large round table. In the middle of the table was a
large pot of stew, which smelled delicious and made the holy man's mouth water.
The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly. They
appeared to be famished. They were holding spoons with very long handles that
were strapped to their arms and each found
it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful.
But because the handle was longer than their arms,
they could not get the spoons back into their mouths.
The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering.
Lord said, "You have seen Hell. They went to the next room and
opened the door. It was exactly the same as the first one.
There was the
large round table with the large pot of stew which made the holy man's mouth water. The people were equipped
with the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking. The holy man said,
"I don't understand.
It is simple," said the Lord.
"It requires but one skill. You see they have learned to
feed each other, while the greedy think only of themselves."
Remember that I will always share my spoon with you.
was written By Regina Brett of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio..... Some real insight to life here!
To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the
45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolls over
to 70 in August, so here goes:
1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take
9. Save for retirement starting with your first
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11 . Make peace with your past so it won't screw
up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others'. You
have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you
shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an
eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful,
beautiful, or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But
the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love
in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the
fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age
to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words:
'In five years, will this matter?'
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29 What other people think of you is none of
30. Time heals almost everything. Give
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Your job won't take care of you when you
are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because
of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most
of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying
37. Your children get only one childhood. Make
38. All that truly matters in the end is that
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and
saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have
all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up,
and show up.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.
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