Jul/Aug 2012, Pg 8
Death as a Part of Life – The Ultimate Healing
By Kent Smith
An event that touches us all is dealing with the death of either someone we’ve loved, or the impending experience of our own mortal being. And there is no greater need for healing of the heart, mind, and soul than facing this event and how we make it through—all the stages of grief—till we are at peace or acceptance. Possibly, it was a child who didn’t quite make it to the age of 5, or a middle-aged gentleman who still had their health. Possibly, it was an addict who escaped a fatal car accident where a valedictorian was found dead. Plain and simple, the mysteries surrounding death can leave us despondent, angry, depressed and withdrawn. Not only do we have to deal with our loss, but we must also deal with the unknown, and all the whys that surrounds it. Needless to say, “accepting” the unknowns is not easy to achieve. However, these experiences don’t need to leave us baffled any longer.
These events that have happened throughout the evolution of mankind and which have touched us all so deeply; we can finally begin to understand. Though the answers may not take away all the heartache, knowing the larger picture helps to dispel the sense of hopelessness and despair that accompanies the loss. In the latter part of the twentieth century, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross did a wonderful job of helping us through the grieving process that we must go through when facing death. But now in this new millennium, the human’s consciousness is evolving to possibly accept even higher truths. And what’s surreal is that intellectually the overall higher truth is a thought that has been around for centuries. Aside from the fact that we’ve always been told, “we don’t die,” much more is becoming known about this transition we call death through the metaphysical community and also theoretical science, whether or not they use the same terminology, or admit that, just possibly, subatomic particles encompass this other side.
As an example, the Christian Bible tells us:
Isn’t it interesting that science tells us energy can never be created or destroyed, it only changes form? Those who are aware of their out-of-body experiences (OBEs), an experience we all have each night, and near-death experiences, we are keenly aware of having more than one body. Science tells us there is nothing but energy. And, when you feel your immortal body, subtly but intensely, vibrate while in a very relaxed state, then we are also aware that this other body is vibrating at an energy level much higher than the denser physical body we use as a vehicle while in this dimension. Have you ever watched the propeller of an airplane move to a speed where you can no longer see it with your physical eyes? Yet, it is still there. Our spiritual body vibrates at a speed that most cannot see with their physical eyes but, just like the propeller, it is there.
While existing in this dimension, we also stay connected to this other body via an etheric silver cord much like a fetus is physically attached in the mother’s womb. When we shed this denser body, the etheric cord is severed and the spiritual body continues to exist on another level of being. Like the energy that it is, it just changes form. Subsequently, it’s comforting to know that we, nor our loved ones, will ever really be 6 feet under. Furthermore, there is a new age of inquiring minds that want to know more about this life after, or the afterlife. And, possibly it’s time we embrace the theory that has long held its roots in many other major religions of the world—reincarnation. Having multiple chapters in our own book of life can possibly explain why the 5-year old, the middle-aged man, and the valedictorian left this dimension of duality when they did. And, why the addict is still here. As the unknown becomes known, our fears will dissipate and the knowledge that’s achieved will help us during our challenges on Earth, as well as being more prepared for the hereafter.
"Our fault is not that we fear death, but that we don’t respect it as a miracle."
Kent Smith Adams is the author of Love Promised: A Future Life Revealed, and founder of Universal Life Strings LLC. ULS is an organization that promotes the understanding of death as a part of life, and brings a higher level of awareness where life and the afterlife meet. Kent is a medium and grief counselor; her passions have led her on a lifelong study of metaphysics and more recently, theoretical science. A NASA contractor for 24 years, Kent now works as an Operational Psychology Coordinator in the human spaceflight operations program, supporting astronauts and their families. She currently lives in Houston, TX. Website: www.universallifestrings.com