Perhaps, this concept is absurd to some folks. But what if death was a graduation from the Earth plane? What if it wasn’t a failure to overcome a disease, to heal oneself, or to be in the wrong place at the wrong time?
I woke up this morning with the epiphany that death comes when we completed our life journey. We passed the lessons as if they were classes, we probably even took some master classes and then we get to leave a world filled with chaos, suffering, and drama. The reason this thought popped in my head was because many spiritual teachers and icons succumbed to cancer or just died peacefully in their sleep.
I’m thinking Debbie Ford, Wayne Dyer, Ted Andrews, Masaru Emoto and Don Campbell who all were spiritually gifted and yet, died from cancer. However, shortly after Wayne Dyer passed from a heart attack, I ended up in one of his master classes that was taught to me in a dream. Then the next day I turned on the computer and when I headed to YouTube, Dyer’s movie “The Shift” appeared in my feed. What was all that about? Obviously, this man was going to keep teaching even in another realm!
I was considering Louise Hay’s recent death which yes, came as a shock to me. And that’s when I saw master classes that involved earthly suffering followed by death seen as a graduation. In the Japanese Shinto religion, Japanese wear white for funerals which is a celebration and black for birth because they have it the other way around.
And if you believe in the karmic wheel and multiple lifetimes then returning to this realm of suffering, chaos, and pain might bring on a sigh and a shake of the head as we say, “Not again.” And if we happen to return with the same soul tribe and with the same lessons, but at a higher and more intense level, we shake our heads a lot in dismay or question when we’ll finally learn the lessons. It could feel like repeating a grade in the regular school system.
And I’ve encountered folks who say that they want to get it right this time because they have no desire to return to the Earth plane. And yet, there are other blissed out spiritual teachers (they usually have money and comfort) who call Earth paradise. And I question, “Paradise for who?” My life has not been paradise although there have been times when I have drunk in the beauty of Mother Nature, especially during sunset over the ocean or a bay. Sure, there are those moments where I wonder if I have in fact ascended to a higher plane.
But then reality hits and I realize that I still don’t have a job and I’m sleeping on a borrowed bed while my bed languishes in a storage unit near cow pastures. And it’s all these material trappings too that are part of the physical realm that weigh me down. I often ask, “What are you going to do with all this stuff when you die?” No one knows when they will die. Sometimes the person with the year death prognosis outlives a spouse who is instantly killed by a drunk driver. You just never know when you’ll check out.
So, if death is graduation from the Earth plane then don’t we want to spend more time learning and less time entertaining distractions? My soul knows of better galaxies and my soul knows about touching the hem of God’s robe, so to speak. I don’t want to return over again. I hope to get it right this time. To forgive and learn the true meaning of compassion and all that stuff that fits neatly on greeting cards. And I know that I’ll keep teaching and sending messages from other realms. I’ll still do that because it’s who I’ve always been. It is what this soul does besides playing harp and singing in a high angelic voice…
Not all of us will leave a legacy behind like the spiritual teachers I mentioned or celebrated people. But that doesn’t mean we can’t leave a smaller legacy behind as the people nearest and dearest to us remember us in a good way. I mean, I would rather die fulfilled than bitter and unforgiving. And so, there is much work to do before now and graduation day.