Don’t Think About Your Mortality — There’s No Truth To It
Immediately following the funeral of a loved one – even during the funeral – most people start thinking about their own mortality. Has that happened to you? Did the service trigger thoughts like “One day that’ll be my body in a coffin? After all, everybody’s got to die someday.” Maybe you didn’t think you would live forever, but right after a funeral you can see “the end” like you’re looking at it through a telescope. It seems so close.
Have you noticed at funerals – usually during the repast, people make promises to spend more time with family, do the things they’ve always wanted to do, and take a deeper plunge into life? Sometimes these death-driven promises are kept. Most times they merely serve to cushion a hard and rocky moment.
What Are You Going To Do After The Funeral?
Has a loved one died? What are you going to do? If you start thinking about your own mortality, you’ll drag yourself into a casket before your heart stops beating. Don’t do it!
Reader, is it clear to you that GOD IS LIFE? Is it clear to you this GOD LIFE is YOUR LIFE – now? That this Life is birthless, deathless, ageless and timeless? If so, don’t go anywhere near the mortality model of life (the one that starts with birth and ends with death). It’s a false concept about your Immortal Life. I’m taking the liberty right now to offer you a joy and power-filled way to respond to funerals and memorial services, and it all boils down to one thing – a celebration of your Eternal, Immortal Life.
The Party Of Your Life And How To Have It
When you believed in birth (the mortal model of Life), you celebrated with birthdays. Now that you’ve matured in your understanding of Life, why not celebrate with an occasional Eternal Life Party. What I mean here is to make an occasion out of the seeming death of a loved one, or the surprising death of an acquaintance. Here’s how:
- The only “friends” that will attend your Eternal Life Party are your favorite Absolute or spiritual authors such as Marie Watts, Lillian DeWaters, Joel Goldsmith, Mary Baker Eddy, Vivian May Williams, Alfred Aiken, Paul Gorman, Doris Henty and Dorothy Rieke*.
- All parties require a little planning and your Eternal Life Party is no exception. Look through your books for all the chapters and/or citations on Eternal Life. Earmark them for easy reference.
- Before I go on, your Eternal Life Party can be anywhere from fifteen minutes to an hour. There’s no need to overdo it.
- Start your “Party” by picking up one of your books and start reading the earmarked sections. Read until you come upon a phrase, sentence or paragraph that grabs your soul. Stop there!
- These are the words you will take into the silence. You may want to read them a few times. In your silent prayer ask Consciousness to fully reveal the meaning of these words.
- Listen! (for a minute or what is comfortable for you).
Once you are done listening, the party is over. Reader, this is a suggested way to respond to seeming death. It will get you out of the rut of mortality thinking and reward you with the true knowledge and joy of Eternal Life.
* One of the best books for an Eternal Life Party is Immortality Brought to Light by Dorothy Rieke.