Thursday, July 30, 2015

From the Archives: Out of Chaos, Order: A Liberation Drama

[First Posted 5 May 2010]


Tim and I recently teamed up together on a spirit rescue — or "liberation drama" as we say in our book, The Risen. This one had a twist that was a new one — to me, anyway. As always, being with Tim in this aspect as colleague, friend and companion is thrilling in ways that are far beyond written or spoken language, and I'm sure I'll continue to feel "high" (as in vibrations) from last night's experience for the rest of the day.

[As a kind of aside, but still an integral part of the experience, it's significant to note that Tim often does and says interesting — well, really the word is "weird" — things while we're together in these astral dimensions that impress and sometimes even shock me a bit. Not because he's being mean or playing with my mind, but for the purpose of overriding the usual psychospiritual amnesia effects that set in quite quickly after numinous spiritual events, so that I'll retain as many details as possible upon returning to my physical body. So they're very "zen-like" things brilliantly designed to catch me off-guard and make me think in different ways. It's these little quirks that stick with me for later and help me build and retain a kind of mental and emotional structure to which I can return for further review, such as the retelling of it here — in essence an "infosphere".]

Liberation dramas are multi-layered, complex, challenging, often baffling, and sometimes frustrating and exhausting. The overall deterrent to becoming healthily Risen and remaining bound to the earth or other non-Risen geographies is the fear of death and the ignorance of survival. But also, as noted in The Risen, "all unhealed and unresolved biopsychosocial disturbances, including addictions and ego-mind controlled mental conditions, will immediately transport a newly-disembodied person to less-than-positive geographies that reflect the existing state of mind." (p. 196)

These disturbance most certainly can include self-beliefs, as in this particular case, where a young woman, while on the earth, had become absolutely convinced that she was a "space alien" and not a native of Planet Earth. This was not at all true - she was a normal human being, but desperately needed to believe otherwise that she was special in some way, to compensate for childhood traumas that made it too difficult to accept being human. So deeply embedded did this ego-mind belief of simulate self become entrenched in her psyche that it continued to stay with her after her transition from the earth to the next plane of existence, and hindered any ability to move into the higher Risen vibrations of existence. In a fascinating series of linked events, and driven by the Principle of Affinity, she transitioned to a geography we've referred to as "diakka" (see The Risen for more details about this; a search on this blog will also give some good explanatory material).

There, she was overtaken and "captured" by residents who had once been scientists on the earth, and whose careers had hinged on seeking and finding "tangible proof of extraterrestrials". They still believed that they were scientists on Earth, having been unable to accept that they had transitioned, which went against their scientific beliefs and "knowledge" of how the Universe works. Now, through the Principle of Affinity, an actual "specimen" had been delivered right into their hands! Actually, into their own drama - one can, perhaps, begin to comprehend the idea of a "drama" that many people mistake for life, and how different ones will intersect and interplay. She was being held for "scientific study and observation" against her will, and it was her cry of help which was intercepted by Higher Risen, who sent Tim and me to help her.

We found her - alone - in a laboratory-like room, placed into a semi-conscious, almost comatose state, unable to move. She was also further mentally paralyzed by these circumstances, unable to decide how to respond to the situation, because these circumstances only strengthened and supported her delusion of being a space alien. She'd been captured and identified as "an alien" so therefore, she must be one. So while we initially said she was being held "against her will," she was also being held because of her will to believe that she was an extraterrestrial. If she let go of these beliefs, she would be freed; but then who would she be free to be? Either choice seemed threatening and frightening. She must have had a moment of clarity and was able to shift her mental position enough to send out a "distress call."

Interestingly, the other people there at this facility, the scientists, were preoccupied with something else in another room, and had no awareness of our presence, so we were able to work quickly and without interference. In retrospect, I see this had all been orchestrated for our benefit by Higher Powers.

Tim and I were able to show her a kind of visual representation of a potential "before and after" scenario of her being, in order to give her a contrasting viewpoint outside of her mind, so to speak. In turn, this gave her the chance to gain a more objective viewpoint of her life, and to begin to separate from the subjective aspects that were imprisoning her. She was then able to physically move from her position, and we escorted her to a "back door" where higher vibrating advocates awaited to transport her to new and safe surroundings.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

From The Archives: Everything There Is to be Known.

[First posted May 2006]
[Reposted June 4, 2014 - It's synchronistic that I happened upon this posting which mentions that two of my family members have begun their transition at that time in 2006, and have since crossed over. Now, in 2014, two more family members have begun their transition. The line continues to get shorter. Re-reading this has helped to bring me back to center.]
[Re-Reposted July 26, 2015 - Yet another synchronistic happening, coming across this since those two individuals plus a third family member made their crossing. The thoughts here continue to help me stay centered.]


"Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.”
— Winnie the Pooh


Upon experience of Acceptance-of-Self-Acceptance-of-Source, experiential knowledge arises that the two are not two but one; ad infinitum, experiential knowledge arises that there is only one. Consummatum est contra mundum — it is completed against the world — of the ten thousand things. The world no longer stands alone, in contrast against one's Self.

There is then the experience that there are no true wars or battles, no conflicts of good against evil, for there is only one Source, one Power. The wars and battles are untrue, and therefore insane, for they are the result of a mind in conflict with itself, dependant upon its freely-chosen, freely-accepting beliefs in anything other than itself — thus a Self seemingly divided. Beliefs are, by their very nature, untrue. Unacceptance of Self/Source is a belief in division. The games begin.

Giving to the Creator Source so that the Creator Source may give back to the Self for the sake of consistent, never-ending pleasure seems circular — and so it will seem until something different takes place. The difference is the introduction and acceptance of the idea — or belief— of other. Then the Self experiences a sense of leaving the Source for some "time" and then returning to the Source — over and over, yet another sphere of experience circumscribed around the original circle. Worlds within worlds, cycles within cycles thus turn.

The Ouroborus of cyclicality, the serpent devouring itself by its tail, the constant re-manifesting of self (not Self), is the seemingly eternal return, and perceived as cycles that begin as soon as they end — nascentes morimur — "from the moment we are born, we die." Ouroborous is an archetype — an idealized model — a belief — of patterns, copies, emulations. That is, we return to the familiar, known and assumed, while attempting to resist or flee the unknown and the unassumed.

Observing the conceptualized rendering of the serpent devouring its own tail, one may notice that the serpent is going against the direction the scales are naturally designed to flow — the action is forced and against the natural flow of design. This anti-flow, this swimming upstream to return to one's Source, continually manifests as self-imposed suffering and becomes a chain of linked lifetimes of self-imposed slavery.

Krishnamurti once commented to me —

"Those of us who are still circling in the slave’s walk of hope and are desperate enough to long for something better, a simpler life with less demands and more rewards, are often more aware of ourselves through the medium of our suffering. Those who are, for whatever reasons, more intuitive than the average human being might drift in and out of self awareness through their feelings and dreams. A very small child might be astutely self-aware, but that is quickly and tragically overshadowed and eventually extinguished by the hopes, dreams, and sufferings that are its parents’ legacy, perhaps handed down over many generations, even many centuries, constantly being embellished with a peculiar type of refinement that is both alluring and addicting. If one could be totally and completely aware, totally free of unawareness, there would be nothing to be lost or gained, neither from the past nor from the future."

(Please see Chapter 21 of The Risen for further comments of K. that relate to this present discussion.)

So — what if one ceased this cyclical action against the design — the Design — what would be?

At this point, the fact of time — briefly, however, unfortunately, a bit densely — must be brought in to impress this discussion in such a way that the two-dimensional aspect is carried through the third and into the fourth dimension. Brought into relief like a repoussé design, it will still be deficient as only an impression.

P.D. Ouspensky is an ideal source upon which to draw, from his discussion on the various illusions of dimensional being in Tertium Organum. I see no other way to present this except with the original material and illustration. But because of the complexity of any conversation about dimensions and time, and self-imposed limitations of my own space and time, see the original chapter VI, page 59, in Tertium Organum.

To simplify this and to incorporate the idea of Ouroboros, keep foremost in mind the image of a coiled serpent — which is a spiral — and which is also a key symbol by which the collective Risen authors intended to codify their book, The Risen. To the right is an illustration used by Ouspensky to show the motion of a being, living a two-dimensional, cyclical (circular) existence, through time, while the dimensions of three and four continue on around the being, who is in total unawareness of the other dimensions in which it moves and has its being. The being is actually a point on the line of its existence, and this line is generated as it moves through space. The drawing shows how the line becomes a spiral as the point moves through time.

To return to our sheep — what if one ceased this cyclical action against the design — the Design — what would be?

There would be the serpent — the great symbol of regeneration (generations remanifesting generations) and (mistakenly) immortality — no longer feeding upon itself, no longer existing as a link in the great chain of self-imposed karma. Rather it would be a being living a free existence, swimming at leisure and with pleasure in the great Ocean of Self/Source.

It is obvious to many that what we are witnessing now, in this collective 21st century, is some kind of change in time — a speeding up. Some of us are speeding up the self-swallowing process as a defensive measure brought on by the ego's agenda through its fear of death. Others have managed to extricate their asses from their heads but are instead attempting to swallow their head with their own head — insanity or mental dis-ease and mental illnesses now increasingly abound and also motivated by fear. Either experience is a spiraling into a smaller and smaller point, driven by the non-conscious dreaming that all is pointless.

This entire discussion is actually for the sake of leading to some brief mention of current circumstances in my life — namely, transitional circumstances. Two intimate family members have begun their transition — one slowly with a prognosis of a few years, and the other not slowly, with a prognosis of several months. Another has begun transition in the form of severe mental illness at a very young age. My family, as I've known it, has always been incalculably enormous. Every grandparent, aunt and uncle, with the exception of one aunt, has had anywhere from no less than 7 to as much as 14 children — including my own parents. And so my childhood was a veritable Disneyland of never-ending stories and adventures, worlds within worlds, never lacking for companionship, dreams, crimes and drama.

Suddenly, everyone is gone or going. More are there; less are here. Somehow the family has shrunk to a very few individuals. Young and old have transitioned quickly in the past few years, through age, illness, substance abuse, suicide — yet there has always seemed to be such a large community of people that it was fairly easy to adapt to the changes in natural ways, probably because of a collective understanding of transition as informed by spiritualism. Each family group has had its medium or two every generation or so, as well as many highly sensitive psychics, some acknowledged, some not. Many of those there are making efforts to travel here, with messages of love and support. The smell of my grandmother's face powder continues to follow me around and clings to me like lilacs on a spring night.

What I'm experiencing is a new edge for me, the realization that I am the older generation now. I'm excited, four years old again, waiting for Santa to come, just for me.

Each person who leaves shortens the line in which I stand as I near the crossing over of my own transition. Rather like a strange cosmic game of chess where one move affects the entire game, inexorably bringing the game to some kind of end. I can feel this movement, and I can feel some part of me wanting to respond by swallowing my tail, and then my head. This feeling become more available to my awareness by selfless observation — that is, observation of the ego-self by Self, which is the felt presence of I AM, or Source. This feeling seems to be attempting to lead me into responses/reactions which would manifest in many seemingly divergent ways, depending on which belief system to which I'm currently enslaved, if any. But ultimately this feeling would lead me back into the cycle of birth and death. And here, I will present these assumed events as defined by quotes: "birth" and "death." The feeling is attempting to divide the primal Oneness into twoness. It wants to divide the self and then pit the results against one another, to begin a new game when the old one is over. But the new game will just be the same game.

The serpent uncoupled from itself and released into the cosmos can also take on another form — that of an eternal river. This river flows with uncountable rhythms of living yet to be experienced. It is upon the banks of this river we all potentially will stand, each waiting for our turn to perhaps quietly launch our little boat, or to jump in, with cries of delight into its life-giving waters, forever floating, laughing, resting and playing as we journey to new geographies, new worlds, new relationships — to everything that there is to be known.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

From The Archives: Whence wetness?

[First Posted 1/22/06]


"The activity of Ultimate Reality, the Supreme Power, resembles most closely the human experience which we call imagining. When God imagines, He creates. Nothing can exist outside the Divine Imagining . . . Reasoning is a useful creation of human imagining, but on the Divine level it is inconceivable and would be a defect. It is in any case 'about' reality: it can only attend to abstracted aspects and concepts. But the higher Imagining is essentially concrete."*
—Raynor C. Johnson, in Nurslings of Immortality 1

The first sentence of the above quote was also used in The Risen to introduce the main thread, the imaginal, or the sum of who we are—all our activity, individual and collective, including desire, intention and will—which originates and emanates from the I AM. Individually and collectively, we are the I AM.

I AM is the feeling of the realization of who we are, and this is, quite, quite literally, imagination. It is then easily observed— also, quite, quite literally— that to imagine is to live. To be aware of this feeling of life and of living is the beginning of realizing the fact of one's immortality. Quietly sitting with the feeling of I AM —nameless, wordless, timeless — and fearless — allows the ego mind and its many personality disguises to fall away, back into the nothingness from which they came. What remains?

"Pooh!" (or pshaw, or even tcha!) — "You're imagining things!" one may retort.

"Excellent! Exactly!" say we, and "By jove, you've got it!"

As much as I like to assume that the above should be sufficient for anyone to not only grasp but to resonate with fully and immediately, my Risen friends are quietly shaking their heads back and forth, which, in Risen parlance means, "slow down, pardner."

In order for that which is "higher" to be able to reside in that which is "lower," (higher and lower being conceptual states) the lower must be sufficiently prepared to receive it. This takes time—at least, time as experienced within the manifested material world. There is an experience of delay. Some view this process, within the mix of time and space, as "evolution"—which it is in a certain sense—but only within the greater context of the Design. Evolution is a certain type of stitch designed and used to help weave the Great Weaving of our particular universe, as designed by certain Designers.

You are being teased, now, and jarred slightly from the subject. This is not about Intelligent Design—not yet, perhaps—but rather about imagination. Few readers will have in their possession, as do I, the rare copies of R.C. Johnson's works, and even fewer, those of writer-philosopher E. Douglas Fawcett.2 The Risen have utilized both authors as reference sources that best come near an earthly elucidation of the grasp of their collective experience. This is because the Risen had been the inspiration for their work. There are others who received this kind of inspiration and wrote about it as well, to which I hope they will refer at some point. My Risen team members were able to achieve resonance with me through these works (by jove, he's got it!) and they feel that here, we could share some more of mainly Johnson's work to also catalyze beginning resonance. I also hope that Johnson and Fawcett might feel inspired to communicate with us here at some point.

To achieve this resonance is to stimulate a higher—that is, faster, finer, and more sensitive—vibration of focused light—this focus of light is an individual—in order to give way to an expansion that is a receptive quality that will allow more light to be received. This expansion is one's immortality. As one might already intuit here, this is not evolution, but recalibration, transmutation, metamorphosis—which fits much more neatly into a quantum mechanic idea of the nature of how it all works—although quantum mechanics is really what's being pieced into the picture by Divine Imagination.

At one moment, one is here. In the next moment—which is the same moment—one is also there. And now (literally, now) there contains here. When one is consciously aware of this sense of beingness, the result is expansion. New qualities arise—or novelty—and rather than being renewed, one is now anewed. Although there is no such word as the past tense of anew, we are making it here for our purposes. "Anew" itself has two definitions, which both mesh together perfectly to deliver the intent of the meaning of "anewed":

1. Once more; again.
2. In a new and different way, form, or manner.

Put them together and we have "anewed" or novelty.

Transmutation, or anewed, is what happens when one element within the lower field of earthly manifestation is brought into the presence of another such element or elements. Note that anewed is not equal to renewed.

Consider salt. Hmmm. Salty. Or is it really?

By combining two completely separate elements, an atom of sodium and an atom of chloride, (chlorine) the novelty molecule, sodium chloride (NaCl) manifests. Individually, each substance is toxic to the human body. Neither sodium nor choloride are "salty" when on their own. Neither are they salty when together. They still remain intact, to separated by various means. But when together, something new and miraculous occurs. Suddenly there is a new quality that did not exist before. There is now the quality, the experience of "saltiness." Further, the new substance is no longer toxic to the human body, but an actual source of nourishment.

What accounts for "saltiness"? Where does it come from? Is it there if nobody is also there to experience it? Science not only doesn't know this answer, it doesn't ask this kind of question. It's satisfied enough with the "discovery" of NaCl and how this is useful to them. Quantity, not quality.

Consider water— H2O. Neither hydrogen nor oxygen exhibit "wetness" when apart. When brought together, at once there is "wetness." Whence wetness?

"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am there in the midst of them."3 This verse is often used to indicate to contemporary Christians that when two or more believers get together, Jesus is somehow more present in that situation than he is when a Christian is alone.

Perhaps so. However, there are many layers in the Bible that are evident to those who "have eyes and ears," depending on their level of awareness of I AM.

At the metaphysical level, this verse reads something like this: "For when one experience of I AM is with at least one other experience of I AM, the two remain two and simultaneously share the additional, new, and expanded experience of the oneness of I AM."

So when two "lower" are brought together, something "higher" is able to "descend" and manifest something entirely unrelated but still connected to the two. Novelty!

It is as Alfred North Whitehead insisted:

"Nature is a dull affair, soundless, scentless, colourless; merely the hurrying of material, endlessly, meaninglessly."

Sodium and choloride have no saltiness; oxygen and hydrogen have no wetness. When brought together, unless YOU are there to do the tasting, there will never be saltiness or wetness. The imagination brings them together; not just the imagination heretofore thought of as an aspect of unreality, a person's "flight of fancy"-- but our imagination as the Creator Source, the I AM, and which is who we each and collectively are. We bring all things into manifestation. Just by being who we are.

Raynor's statement that the essence of Higher Imagining is "concrete" (at the beginning of this post) is intriguing. There are several definitions in the dictionary for "concrete," and two of them mesh together to render his meaning:

1. Existing in reality or in real experience; perceptible by the senses; real: concrete objects such as trees.
2. Formed by the coalescence of separate particles or parts into one mass; solid.

This may sound quite alien and even unreasonable to many people for the first or 99th time. Raynor suggests this is because reasoning doesn't work past a certain point. He refers to reasoning as a "defect" — were it even possible for reason to happen on the higher levels. Here, "defect" is meant as a deficiency — the lack of something necessary or desirable for completion or perfection. It's not enough.

There is no observable reason for sodium and chloride to make salt. Reason can only go so far. There is a sort of "rhyme" to this, if one understands rhyme as vibration (sound/light) placed next to another sound/light vibration, and the combined resonance gives something new to the experience and understanding. Another word for this is poetry, or music, or even painting. In essence "art." Life, then, on the level of worldly manifestation, is art.


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1 R. C. Johnson, Nurslings of Immortality. London: Hodder and Stoughton, Ltd., 1957.
2 Fawcett, Douglas. The Zermatt Dialogues. London: Macmillan & Co., 1931.
Fawcett, Douglas. The Oberland Dialogues. London: Macmillan & Co., 1939.
3 Matthew, Chapter 18, verse 20. (italics mine)
* italics ours.



From The Archives: Because It Is ... Pardner.

[First posted March 2012]


Friend and reader, Dani - commented on the post "Whence Wetness?":
"This is a wonderful essay to help me sit in my I am ness. I love the thought that our imagination contributes to combining what seemingly ordinary elements into inconceivable phenomenon.
" 'Slow down, pardner' and the reminder that it takes time....."

Thank you, Dani, for the reminder of the reminder that it takes time. About time, The Risen offers the following:
In spite of this simplistic speech about past, present, and future, time is more than just a concept—it appears to be a fact for those of us living on the earth. If we want to live as a human being on this planet we have to be able to experience the appearances of time, as informed by our physical and spiritual senses. The physical senses tell us about the present as it emerges from our experience of physical being, while the spiritual senses infiltrate, enrich, and extend this sense of being even further beyond the body. Our physical senses can tell us nothing about the past or future, so what we might believe to be sensations of the past or the future are really thoughts informed by memory—and memory is only of the past.
    Our spiritual senses operate on non-visible, non-tangible levels, in non-physical circumstances. Because the appearances of time have different qualities on non-physical levels, we have senses that can experience non-physical time, which is also spiritual time. These “extra” senses are similar enough to those of the Risen that we can sometimes share sensations and experiences with them.
    Those who have left the earth via the transitional process and are now Risen also experience time as informed by their senses. Like us, they are in the present but are also exquisitely aware that they are in an eternal state of being, an existence outside of the appearance and effects of our earthly time—or timelessness. Time exists in a certain way for those on the Earth and in a different way for the Risen, who can experience time as ever present and everlasting.
    It is possible for a Risen sense of time to be experienced by those who are still on the earth. We ourselves can assist this process by finding our own sense of calm presence and then directing this heightened, expanded, and receptive sense toward the Risen. Like a child waiting for fireflies to appear in the twilight, the naturally heightened state of a Risen mind can perceive our mind reaching out—and then move forward and reach out to touch us, while stepping into our space of expanded receptivity. Depending upon our openness and persistence, we may be able to feel their thoughts and their presence. We might even connect and touch, remaining together for a few brief but unforgettable timeless moments.
    Feelings of suffering and grief begin with and are fed by thoughts, which are a function and result of something this book will refer to as the ego-mind. The thoughts may be so deep, so subtle, or even wordless that they are hidden from our conscious awareness. The combined presences of the earth-embodied and the Risen can become timeless, and thus powerful enough to dissolve thoughts and thereby release feelings of suffering, which is healing. There is much assistance awaiting us from the Risen, who have ways to help us find this place of timeless power. They can show us that consciously becoming aware of our sense of internal presence is a way out of suffering, and they can help us stop expending energy trying to flee to the past or to the future. With Risen assistance we can become enabled to discover firsthand that the idea of being alone with nobody to help us is but a slight misunderstanding.
    As we continue to progress together with our Risen loved ones, it becomes possible to discover that both worlds, and indeed, many worlds, interact together with the greatest of ongoing intimacies. These interactions have been happening all along, ever since the day we entered this particular material realm, and will continue to do so when we finally leave and move beyond it. This all may sound paradoxical, mysterious, and even mystical—because it is.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Contact and Certified Mediums at Forever Family Foundation


Many thanks to those who read the Zammits' Report, and then reached out to us as a result of reading our blog post "The Glorying: A Spirit Rescue" with hopes of contacting their own Risen Loved Ones in some way.

More than a few have asked us to recommend mediums who can assist them in contacting their loved ones, and to this we can highly recommend the Forever Family Foundation, which can provide referrals to mental mediums who have been evaluated and certified by the Foundation.

It is my experience and tested belief that all of us, regardless of which side of life we are on -- can achieve some kind of contact -- emotional, psychological, and sometimes, physical. Each of us has some ability in some way.  Our book contains some very simple exercises to awaken such latent abilities and stimulate them into growth and action. From there, we must rely on our own innate knowing, or intuition, to faithfully guide us in our own particular and even peculiar, creative ways of achieving contact. This is also the case for those who are now on the Risen side of life, for they are no less or more the person they have always been, and also must strive to learn how to achieve for what most seems impossible, or at best, improbable. It would seem that contact between here and there is not easy, or much more of it would be happening -- or is it?

Actually a great deal may be happening, but especially in the beginning, much of it is so soft and subtle that it's barely noticed, or quickly dismissed hardly before it's finished, especially if the transition has been recent. Here is an excerpt from our book that may help explain it in more detail:

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Intermingled with our physical body’s senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch are other senses sometimes called extra senses, but which are not really extra at all. These are our spiritual senses, which belong to our spiritual or astral-etheric bodies and interpenetrate the same space as our physical body. For many people the spiritual senses are barely detectable and are often undernourished from lack of education, awareness, and attention. You may have been drawn to this book by your spiritual senses, like a bloodhound that detects the most subtle and invisible of scents.

      Your spiritual body can recognize things that usually evade the physical senses, including very particular somethings interpenetrating the space of this book you are holding in your hand. This is true as well if you are reading it in electronic form, which is still a manifestation of material physicality, although it seems that certain spirit energies are not as resonant with such technology as they are with those things that share physical nature with the human body—this is why reading this in a physical book will bring an entirely different and more energetic experience. As the physical senses communicate messages from the physical world about us to our brains, our spiritual senses bring us messages from the spiritual worlds to our minds and hearts.

Our spiritual senses bring us messages from the spiritual worlds
to our minds and hearts.
      Whether or not you have ever shared about it, I’m certain that you have very likely received communications in some way from those who no longer have a physical body. Your spiritual senses informed you of being touched, seen, or spoken to in certain ways by a Risen person; you may have even smelled surprising but familiar odors. These experiences are normal and common for many people, regardless of their beliefs. The Risen can contact us through countless means. Later on you may find yourself joining with them in devising your own unique and brilliant techniques to connect and communicate.

      Following are just a few of the many ways you might have spiritually sensed Risen contact or their messages but were never quite sure if you could believe them—at least in the way you feel you can believe your physical senses. Some may be quite familiar to you already, many which can be best categorized under the curious concept of “orchestration.” Note that the word “feeling” is used quite a bit.

  •  Finding yourself spontaneously having a conversation with someone you know is “dead” but not realizing it until a few moments have gone by, and then you dismiss it as “talking to yourself.” Here’s a hint—you were responding to a conversation they started.
  •  Feeling a sudden and overwhelming emotion—sadness, joy, calmness—when thinking about someone who has “died.” This indicates they are right next to you or very near in some way.
  •  Feeling breezes, tickling sensations or “cobwebs,” or pressure about your face, especially near the eyes and on the sides of the head near the temple, when thinking about the “dead” person. Sometimes the pressure manifests as discomfort or even headaches. A glass of water will help relieve this, as will a nice long nap—you might then even meet them in the dream state!
  •  Feeling the tickling sensations after you get into bed at night and turning out the light, whether or not you are thinking of anything in particular.
  •  Seeing tiny points of white or blue “sparks” after the lights have been turned out, or while sitting quietly in the dark or in low lighting.
  •  Feeling sensations on your hands such as breezes, tickling, or pressure of some kind, especially when writing or thinking about writing.
  •  Hearing your name called as you’re falling asleep or waking up, or when you’re alone.
  •  Hearing little taps, clicks or raps coming from the ceiling, wall, floor, or even furniture after the lights are turned out.
  •  Awakening from a dream and firmly convinced it was no ordinary event, and perhaps even more real than waking life.
  •  Hearing music or nature sounds, like distant choirs singing, bells ringing, or birds chirping just as you’re falling asleep or while daydreaming.
  •  Feeling as if someone is watching over and guiding you.
  •  Feeling someone placing their hands on your shoulders or embracing you from behind.
  •  Finding strange and often undecipherable messages on your voice mail that sound like a mixture of voices, music, static, and other noises and yet feeling reluctant to erase them.
  •  Briefly but repeatedly seeing total strangers who look like your loved one in breathtaking ways, but often in ways only you can see.
  •  Coming upon a book that seems to contain messages that were written directly from your loved one to you.
  •  Hearing music at a specific time that seems as if your loved one ordered it especially for you.
  •  Feeling compelled to turn on the television and the program or movie seems to be about something related to you and your loved one in some very particular way.
  •  Timepieces stopping when they shouldn’t.
  •  Light bulbs dimming or burning out around the same time you’re having thoughts and feelings about your loved one.



      If you’ve experienced any of these things ask yourself, “Is it possible it could actually have been real?”—and—“Do I want more?” If you feel a rising excitement somewhere inside you when you ponder these two questions, know that your spiritual senses are beginning to vibrate faster, and that this raising of vibration brings you closer to the place where your Risen loved ones are now. Most likely some of them are right here with you, reading along and encouraging you.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Michael Tymn reviews The Risen


(Originally published 2010 at Amazon and also in The Searchlight, newsletter of The a\Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies, Inc.)

Michael Tymn, globally esteemed paranormal journalist,  author of The Articulate DeadResurrecting Leonora Piper: How Science Discovered the Afterlifeand many other outstanding books on the afterlife and survival, provided this review of our book, The Risen.

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Had I started reading this book 20 or so years ago (assuming it had been written and published then), when I was just beginning my serious metaphysical studies, I probably would not have gone beyond the first few chapters, as the material would have far exceeded my boggle threshold. I likely would have tossed the book aside as just so much fantasy.

However, with those 20 years of metaphysical study behind me, I quickly became engrossed in the book. Not only were the "dialogues of love, grief, and survival" (the sub-title of the book) consistent with the most credible testimony relative to life after death that I have encountered elsewhere but the dialogues helped me make sense out of a number of things which I had previously struggled to grasp.

Outside of the actual evidence suggesting that consciousness survives physical death, the most important teaching coming through modern revelation is that we do not cross over into some humdrum heaven or horrific hell, as orthodox preachers would have us believe. We pretty much cross over as we are when we depart the material world. As Professor Robert Hare put it many years ago, we build up a moral specific gravity by our actions and deeds in this world and find a starting place on the Other Side that is in accord with that moral specific gravity. From that point we continue to evolve spiritually.

That is the primary message conveyed by August Goforth and Timothy Gray in this intriguing 315-page book. August Goforth is a pseudonym for a New York psychotherapist who for obvious professional reasons is reluctant to use his actual name. He is also an intuitive-mental and psychophysical spirit medium. Timothy Gray was a New York City writer, editor, and photographer who transitioned to the spirit world during the early 1990s and then, about two years after his physical death, began communicating with "Goforth," his former partner in earth life, providing his own experiences in the afterlife as well as information given to him by "The Risen Collective," a group of more advanced spirit entities who use Timothy Gray to relay information to Goforth. The "Risen" is the authors' term for those who have transitioned to the spirit world and seen the light, i.e., excluding earthbound spirits.

"Tim and I passionately want to share that there is no such thing as death," Goforth writes. "There is only Life - infinite varieties, forms, qualities, and expressions of it. What the majority of still-embodied people fear as `death' is simply a transitional phase from one quality of life to another."

The subject matter includes everything from the initial experiences after death to dwelling places in the afterlife, the nature of the afterlife, and advancement in the afterlife. The authors discuss the nature of self, obstacles in communicating, materializations, the rescue of earthbound souls, dreams, out-of-body travel, mediumship, skeptical attitudes, dealing with grief, and misinterpretations relative to reincarnation, to name just some of the subject matter. To quote a few passages:

Tim on when he was dying: "I thought I was hallucinating. I perceived the environment of a hospital because there were so many people coming and going, but most of the people I saw were not embodied. I could see them because I was nearing separation from my physical body. They were transparent and glowing with light and became easier to see the deeper I sank, the closer I neared my transition."

August on the decline of ectoplasmic phenomena: "Tim shared that he heard of a study that certain Risen Ones are conducting to determine how all the chemicals we take in through our food and water may affect various mediumship abilities. As my own experiences illustrate, ectoplasm, or something like it, can still manifest. The intense headache that I developed became one of the main side effects of these kinds of experimental experiences with Tim."

Tim on materializing before August: "When I had materialized, I wasn't fully conscious of it simply because I wasn't conscious that I was experiencing anything other than a very realistic dream."

August on skepticism in the afterlife: "Tim and others have told me that there are Risen who believe that their earth experience was all a dream - or a nightmare - from which they simply woke up. There are groups of Risen, including those who were once scientists on the earth, who maintain adamant skepticism that such a place as earth ever existed. When compared with their present reality, it simply doesn't make sense to them and so they challenge others there to prove the existence of such a crazy-sounding place as `Earth'."

August on the problem with getting names: "Why can't the Risen just simply say their names, for pete's sake? Because light and sound move at a highly faster, finer rate in the Risen environment, so a medium may catch the sound as it zips past his spiritual ear - and not much more beyond that first sound. `Mandy' might sound like `M-ee' to the medium. It could be Mikey, Mindy, or Murphy...The Risen One might present the symbol of candy, which rhymes with Mandy. But maybe showing a piece of candy further complicates matters..."

Tim on remembering past lives: "The experience of remembering past lives may also be from the projection of character elements of an earthbound spirit onto the ego-mind of a receptive embodied person. Those who are convinced they have lived a previous life are actually recalling memories of those who have gone before them."

August on the problem of modern psychology: "Unfortunately, most modern people, having lived in denial and disbelief about survival, are paralyzed by their ignorance and fear into further states of confusion or silence. The attempts of the transitioning person to tell others about what they are experiencing will be misinterpreted as some kind of delusional or hallucinatory symptom of their illness or medication."

Tim on conveying higher realities: "I partially materialized because there was only so much atomic substance that could be used at the time, although in truth this substance goes far beyond so-called `quantum' levels - but there is no way to convey these finer, higher vibrating realities in human mental concepts."

There is much more like this to ponder in this book. As with me 20 years ago, the boggle threshold of most people is probably too low to fully understand and appreciate what August, Tim, and the advanced Risen Ones have to say about the greater reality, but to the serious student of metaphysics this book has much to offer. And as the authors point out, there are things which may not make conscious sense at this time, but the spiritual senses comprehend them and retain this knowledge for the Authentic Self.

Italian Congress of Mediums 2015: Segni (Signs of Contact)


# 4 in the Series.  The following excerpt has been translated into Italian for the participants of the Italian Congress of Mediums this coming October. (English version further below).

IL CONTATTO COI RISORTI: SEGNI
Insieme ai nostri sensi fisici della vista, dell’udito, del gusto e dell’odorato, convivono altri sensi, talvolta definiti come extra-sensoriali, ma che in realtà non sono extra affatto. Questi sono infatti i nostri sensi spirituali, che appartengono al nostro corpo spirituale, altrimenti detto astrale-eterico e compenetrano lo stesso spazio dei nostro corpo fisico. Per molte persone i sensi spirituali sono a malapena riconoscibili, e vengono spesso misconosciuti per carenza di educazione, di consapevolezza, ed attenzione. Tu puoi essere stato accompagnato a questo libro dai tuoi sensi spirituali, come un segugio che riconosce le tracce odorose più sottili ed invisibili. 
Il tuo corpo spirituale è in grado di riconoscere cose che normalmente evadono dai sensi spirituali, ivi incluso delle cose molto particolari che comprenetrano lo spazio di questo libro, che tu stai ora tenendo fra le tue mani. Questo vale anche quando si legge qualcosa in formato elettronico, che è comunque una manifestazione fisica materiale, anche se talvolta pare che determinate energie spiritiche non risuonino con queste tecnologie tanto quanto con quelle cose che condividono la natura fisica con il corpo umano- ecco perché leggere questo in un libro fisico determinerà una esperienza energetica completamente diversa ed accresciuta. Così come i sensi fisici comunicano messaggi dal mondo fisico al nostro cervello, altrettanto i nostri sensi spirituali consegnano messaggi -dal mondo spirituale- alle nostre menti ed ai nostri cuori.
I nostri sensi spirituali consegnano messaggi dal mondo spirituale,
alle nostre menti ed ai nostri cuori.
Sono certo che ognuno di voi abbia già – in qualche modo- ricevuto comunicazioni da coloro che non risiedono più all’interno di un corpo fisico, anche se non ne siete consapevoli. I vostri sensi fisici vi hanno comunque informati circa l’essere stati toccati, visti o contattati,  in un modo o nell’altro, da una persona Risorta; potreste anche aver annusato odori e profumi sorprendentemente familiari. Queste esperienze sono normali e comuni per molte persone, a prescindere dai loro credo personali. I Risorti possono entrare in contatto con noi attraverso molteplici mezzi. Più  tardi potrete ritrovarvi a collegarvi con loro per il tramite di tecniche assolutamente uniche e brillanti per connettersi e comunicare.
Qui a seguito sono indicate alcune tra le tante modalità attraverso le quali voi potreste aver percepito il contatto con un Risorto, od aver ricevuto un suo messaggio, senza tuttavia essere certi di  potervi fidare della vostra percezione- perlomeno non nel modo in cui normalmente fate affidamento sui vostri sensi fisici. Alcune di esse potranno già risuonarvi come familiari, e molte possono meglio esser catalogate sotto il curioso termine di “orchestrazione”. Noterete che la parola “sentire, percepire” verrà utilizzata spesso.
Trovarsi nella situazione di aver avuto una conversazione spontanea con qualcuno che voi sapete “essere morto”, è spesso accompagnata dalla dismissione della succitata conversazione con un “ stavo parlando fra me e me”. Ecco quindi alcuni indizi che vi permetteranno di capire quando voi avete invece corriposto all’interno di una conversazione che loro hanno avviato:
  •  Percepire una improvvisa ed incontenibile emozione: tristezza, gioia, serenità- allorchè si sta pensando a qualcuno che è “morto”. Questo indica che loro sono proprio affianco a noi e comunque molto vicini.
  •  Percepire una brezza, oppure una sensazione di solletico provocata come da “ragnatele”, oppure una sensazione di pressione sul viso, in particolare vicino agli occhi ed a lato della testa in prossimità delle tempie allorchè si sta pensando ad una persona “ morta”. Talvolta la pressione può diventare fastidiosa e trasformarsi addirittura in mal di testa. Un bel bicchiere d’acqua ci aiuterà ad alleviarlo, oppure un sonnellino- potreste allora addirittura incontrarli durante il sonno!
  •  Percepire una sensazione di solletico dopo che siete andati a letto ed aver spento la luce, anche se non state pensando a nessuno in particolare.
  •  Vedere piccole scintille blu o bianche dopo che la luce è stata spenta, oppure quando vi state rilassando al buio od alla luce flebile di una lampada. 
  •  Percepire sulla mano una sensazione come di brezza leggera, oppure di solletico, o pressioni di qualsiasi tipo, specialmente quando state scrivendo oppure state semplicemente pensando di mettervi a scrivere.
  •  Sentire chiamare il vostro nome quando state per addormentarvi o quando state per svegliarvi, o quando siete soli.
  •  Udire piccoli rumori, picchiettii, click o colpi che vengono dal soffitto, dai muri, dal pavimento o anche dai mobili, dopo che la luce è stata spenta.
  •  Svegliarsi dal sonno, fermamente convinti che il sogno che si è sognato non era un sogno normale, ed addirittura sentire che è stato più reale della vita stessa.
  •  Udire musiche o suoni della natura, come un coro che canta in lontananza, oppure campanelli che tintinnano, od uccelli che cinguettano, allorchè state per addomentarvi la notte oppure prima di un  sonnellino diurno.
  •  Percepire che qualcuno vi sta osservando , scrutando o guidando.
  •  Percepire qualcuno che sta ponendo le proprie mani sulle vostre spalle, oppure vi sta abbracciando da dietro.
  •  Trovare messaggi strani od indecifrabili sulla vostra segreteria telefonica, che suonano come un miscuglio di voci, musiche, rumori statici ed altri rumori, e provare una certa riluttanza a cancellarli.
  •  Vedere ripetutamente persone assolutamente sconosciute che somigliano in maniera sorprendente a vostri cari e familiari, la cui somiglianza può essere tuttavia vista ed apprezzata solo da voi.
  • Trovare un libro che sembra contenere messaggi scritti direttamente dai vostri cari solo ed espressamente per voi.
  •  Sentire una canzone od una musica, in un determinato momento, come se i vostri cari in spirito l’avessero commissionata proprio per voi.
  •  Sentire l’irrefrenabile desiderio di accendere la televisione, e sintonizzarsi su di un programma o film che vi sembra essere perfettamente riferito a voi in maniera speciale.
  •  Orologi che si fermano quando non dovrebbero.
  •  Lampadine la cui luce si affievolisce oppure che si fulminano proprio quando state pensando ai vostri cari.

Se vi è mai capitato di vivere alcune delle esperienze su elencate ponetevi queste domande: “E’ possibile che sia stato reale?” -e- “vorrei che succedesse di nuovo?”. Se sentite dentro di voi una eccitazione crescente mentre vi rivolgete queste due domande, sappiate allora che i vostri sensi spirituali stanno cominciando a vibrare più velocemente, e che questa accelerazione di vibrazione vi conduce più vicino al luogo nel quale i vostri cari Risorti si trovano ora. Ed ancora più verosimilmente alcuni di loro sono proprio qui con voi, e stanno leggendo con coi queste righe, incoraggiandovi.

(Estratto da The Risen: Dialogues of Love, Grief, & Survival Beyond Death, Traduzione di Serenella Massacci)

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SIGNS OF RISEN CONTACT

Intermingled with our physical body’s senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch are other senses sometimes called extra senses, but which are not really extra at all. These are our spiritual senses, which belong to our spiritual or astral-etheric bodies and interpenetrate the same space as our physical body. For many people the spiritual senses are barely detectable and are often undernourished from lack of education, awareness, and attention. You may have been drawn to this book by your spiritual senses, like a bloodhound that detects the most subtle and invisible of scents.

      Your spiritual body can recognize things that usually evade the physical senses, including very particular somethings interpenetrating the space of this book you are holding in your hand. This is true as well if you are reading it in electronic form, which is still a manifestation of material physicality, although it seems that certain spirit energies are not as resonant with such technology as they are with those things that share physical nature with the human body—this is why reading this in a physical book will bring an entirely different and more energetic experience. As the physical senses communicate messages from the physical world about us to our brains, our spiritual senses bring us messages from the spiritual worlds to our minds and hearts.

Our spiritual senses bring us messages from the spiritual worlds
to our minds and hearts.
      Whether or not you have ever shared about it, I’m certain that you have very likely received communications in some way from those who no longer have a physical body. Your spiritual senses informed you of being touched, seen, or spoken to in certain ways by a Risen person; you may have even smelled surprising but familiar odors. These experiences are normal and common for many people, regardless of their beliefs. The Risen can contact us through countless means. Later on you may find yourself joining with them in devising your own unique and brilliant techniques to connect and communicate.

      Following are just a few of the many ways you might have spiritually sensed Risen contact or their messages but were never quite sure if you could believe them—at least in the way you feel you can believe your physical senses. Some may be quite familiar to you already, many which can be best categorized under the curious concept of “orchestration.” Note that the word “feeling” is used quite a bit.

  •  Finding yourself spontaneously having a conversation with someone you know is “dead” but not realizing it until a few moments have gone by, and then you dismiss it as “talking to yourself.” Here’s a hint—you were responding to a conversation they started.
  •  Feeling a sudden and overwhelming emotion—sadness, joy, calmness—when thinking about someone who has “died.” This indicates they are right next to you or very near in some way.
  •  Feeling breezes, tickling sensations or “cobwebs,” or pressure about your face, especially near the eyes and on the sides of the head near the temple, when thinking about the “dead” person. Sometimes the pressure manifests as discomfort or even headaches. A glass of water will help relieve this, as will a nice long nap—you might then even meet them in the dream state!
  •  Feeling the tickling sensations after you get into bed at night and turning out the light, whether or not you are thinking of anything in particular.
  •  Seeing tiny points of white or blue “sparks” after the lights have been turned out, or while sitting quietly in the dark or in low lighting.
  •  Feeling sensations on your hands such as breezes, tickling, or pressure of some kind, especially when writing or thinking about writing.
  •  Hearing your name called as you’re falling asleep or waking up, or when you’re alone.
  •  Hearing little taps, clicks or raps coming from the ceiling, wall, floor, or even furniture after the lights are turned out.
  •  Awakening from a dream and firmly convinced it was no ordinary event, and perhaps even more real than waking life.
  •  Hearing music or nature sounds, like distant choirs singing, bells ringing, or birds chirping just as you’re falling asleep or while daydreaming.
  •  Feeling as if someone is watching over and guiding you.
  •  Feeling someone placing their hands on your shoulders or embracing you from behind.
  •  Finding strange and often undecipherable messages on your voice mail that sound like a mixture of voices, music, static, and other noises and yet feeling reluctant to erase them.
  •  Briefly but repeatedly seeing total strangers who look like your loved one in breathtaking ways, but often in ways only you can see.
  •  Coming upon a book that seems to contain messages that were written directly from your loved one to you.
  •  Hearing music at a specific time that seems as if your loved one ordered it especially for you.
  •  Feeling compelled to turn on the television and the program or movie seems to be about something related to you and your loved one in some very particular way.
  •  Timepieces stopping when they shouldn’t.
  •  Light bulbs dimming or burning out around the same time you’re having thoughts and feelings about your loved one.


      If you’ve experienced any of these things ask yourself, “Is it possible it could actually have been real?”—and—“Do I want more?” If you feel a rising excitement somewhere inside you when you ponder these two questions, know that your spiritual senses are beginning to vibrate faster, and that this raising of vibration brings you closer to the place where your Risen loved ones are now. Most likely some of them are right here with you, reading along and encouraging you.


(Excerpt translated from The Risen: Dialogues of Love, Grief, & Survival Beyond Death, by Serenella Massacci)

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Italian Congress of Mediums: Il Risorto


# 3 in the Series.  The following excerpt has been translated into Italian for the participants of the Italian Congress of Mediums this coming October. (English version further below).

Il Risorto
      Più volte mi son trovato a parlare dei Risorti offrendo pochi dettagli esplicativi su chi o cosa essi siano. Sono certo che molti di voi lettori già conoscano i Risorti in qualche modo, oppure anche abbiano avuto occasione di intuire qualcosa su di loro senza bisogno di molte spiegazioni. Tutti noi sappiamo molto più di quanto non pensiamo di sapere. Ma per coloro che avessero  incertezze, ecco a seguito alcuni ragguagli.

“Il mio spirito sa molto più di quanto la mia mente non pensi di sapere”

Alcuni di noi già sanno che ben presto verrà il momento in cui non avremo più bisogno della nostra struttura fisica, il più denso dei nostri corpi -si noti il plurale- che verrà dismesso come un cappotto invernale. Il vecchio indumento verrà riassorbito nella Terra e quindi rilasciato nel cosmo per esser di nuovo utilizzato in altri modi . Si dissolverà e verrà reintegrato nell’elemento di base che costituisce la luce stellare. Gli altri corpi- costituiti da energie vibrazionali elevate che possiamo definire “astrali-eteriche” e che compenetrano la struttura fisica- sono quindi libere di progredire oltre. (1)  La nostra coscienza, spirito immortale ed individuale procederà oltre, in uno stato che può essere sempre definito “ incarnato”, ma in una forma eterica ed astrale estramemente sottile , dotata di vibrazioni molto più alte. Traslocheremo quindi in una nuova stagione della vita, in un luogo od in una geografia, per meglio dire,  che i Vittoriani definivano curiosamente “La Terra dell’Estate” e che alcuni nativi Americani definiscono come “L’Anelato Campo della Buona Caccia”. Quasi ogni cultura esistente sulla Terra possiede un suo modo unico e specifico per descrivere il “dove”  ci troveremo  allorchè lasceremo il nostro corpo fisico.  Ho detto “quasi”  in quanto la nostra società altamente tecnologica e materialistica basata sul modernismo non ha lasciato più spazio per questo genere di concetti. Ciononostante sembra stia avendo luogo un rapido risveglio spirituale alle più antiche conoscenze.

Visualizzate con il vostro occhio interiore,  un mondo dove la povertà sia sconosciuta e l’abbondanza sia la regola. E poiché lì non esiste alcun tipo di bisogni, lavorare si rivela superfluo.  Ogni cosa che si desideri è disponibile: nutrimento, rifugi, indumenti. Questo vale per chiunque, in quel luogo, perché tutto è liberamente fruibile per tutti.  Conseguentemente  in questo tipo di mondo, non è necessario neppure un sistema economico, il quale implica automaticamente la scarsita’ e la mancanza di qualcosa. A meno che, ovviamente,  qualcuno non desideri proprio ciò. Il medesimo principio è valido per qualsiasi sistema, sia esso sociale, psicologico, politico, scientifico o religioso, in quanto, di qualunque tipo essi siano- ognuno di essi presuppone la scarsità ed il bisogno indotto.

      L’ambiente circostante- il clima, la luce, i mezzi di trasporto, e le vostre stesse case- rifletteranno costantemente la vostra propria e personale consapevolezza. In questo mondo, ognuno è libero di fare qualunque cosa gli piaccia, nella quantità che gli piace.

      Il lavoro od il giuoco si confondono l’uno nell’altro. Voi giocherete e lavorerete, ed amerete ,e vivrete, con coloro che sono simili a voi, perché in questo regno, Il Principio di Affinità è la forza che regola e guida le relazioni interpersonali. E coloro che non sono simili a voi frequenteranno altri, che sono invece simili a loro.

      Ciò che è ancora più importante, in questo mondo, non esiste  alcun giudizio o  critica, e poco importa anche se noi ritenessimo di meritarla. In tal caso, noi potremmo giudicare solo noi stessi . Più che di giudizio, si tratterebbe allora di un auspicato intervento migliorativo. Il Principio di Affinità ci dirotterebbe allora in un ambiente capace di riflettere il nostro auto-giudizio. Nessuno tenterà di interferire con le nostra volontà di auto-giudicarci, ma nonostante ciò avremo sempre al nostro fianco degli Aiutanti compassionevoli e rispettosi che aspetteranno solo di esaudire nel dettaglio le nostre richieste di aiuto, perfino dirette ad alleviare tali intenzioni.

      In questo mondo, saremo in grado di percepire che l’amore è liberamente accessibile a tutti. Pertanto, le usuali distorsioni derivanti dalla carenza o dal bisogno, non esisteranno, ed ogni ipocrisia svanirà rapidamente allorchè accetteremo di abbandonarci nelle braccia dell’amore.

      Abbandonarsi all’amore sarà facile come respirare, poiché siamo strutturati per auto-correggerci attraverso il cambiamento - ovvero, attraverso la transizione intelligente. Anche la “Morte” subisce una correzione attraverso un amorevole processo di transizione, dal quale riemergeremo rinnovati e risorti.

      Ma cosa è mai questo mondo, paragonato a quello nel quale viviamo ora? Che cosa faremmo in un mondo siffatto?  “Ah, se davvero un mondo così esistesse davvero!”, è quanto molti di noi esclamerebbero, sospirando.  Bene,  un  mondo così esiste davvero!

      Questo altro mondo esiste proprio ora e ci aspetta, in qualsiasi momento. Noi la conosciamo molto intimamente,  questa Casa, perché quando il nostro corpo dorme e talvolta anche quando sogniamo ad occhi aperti, noi lo visitiamo , ivi inclusi coloro che amiamo e che lì risiedono.

      Ognuno di noi , fin dal primo giorno in cui siamo sorti  qui sulla Terra, ha lasciato il proprio corpo terrestre – oppure si è staccato da esso- per viaggiare con il corpo spirituale in questo altro mondo, in questa Casa. Pochissimi di noi hanno memoria di questi viaggi quando rientrano nel corpo terrestre, tanto è il  peso che la vita terrestre  abbatte su di noi. L’imponente densità del nostro corpo fisico è impermeabile alle vibrazioni sottilissime di queste memorie. Se solo potessimo ricordarne anche solo un’ inezia , la nostra gravosa  vita sarebbe immensamente illuminata dalla meraviglia di tali esperienze, e decisamente consolata dalla certezza del giorno in cui faremo l’ultimo passo fuori.

Non doverci mai più tornare
      Questa idea di non dover più ritornare puo’ suscitare paura, cosicchè per millenni e millenni l’uomo ha strutturato credenze, motivazioni e regole per tornare a tutti i costi. Tutto ciò si è rivelato essere niente altro che una strutturazione di risposte basate sulla paura.

      Ma anche queste persone non torneranno qui, allorchè si saranno risvegliate nella loro vera Casa. Anche l’idea del ritorno è puramente illusoria, in quanto “tornare indietro” contrastando in tal modo l’infinito -e continuamente in espansione- flusso della Vita, non è possibile. Coloro che apparentemente riuscissero a tornare indietro starebbero realizzando solo una apparenza od una illusione-che non è mai un successo né una realtà , ma una sorta di drammatica fantasia. Tali drammi possono apparire eccitanti, ma in definitiva si rivelano solo noiosi quando non addirittura dolorosi.

      Viene qui proposto un altro punto di vista, circa l’idea di ritorno. Possiamo pensare che stiamo visitando di nuovo lo stesso prato di fiori selvatici nel quale ci trovavamo anche ieri. La nostra mente-ego giudica immediatamente la presente esperienza, rifiutando e respingendo enne cose in un millisecondo, e nel contempo istruendoci, “Non ti annoiare a guardarlo: è sempre lo stesso prato” . E fintanto che non rifiutiamo questa suggestione  - perché tale è -  non ci renderemo probabilmente conto che ci troviamo invece in un luogo del tutto nuovo,  un luogo che si sviluppa e si disvela difronte a noi mano a mano che andiamo in avanti. Questo è il modo in cui dobbiamo vivere la nostra esperienza di Risorti, per quanto essi la esprimano senza alcuna paura ed in assoluta consapevolezza cosciente . Ma anche qui sulla Terra, tutto ciò che dobbiamo fare, è sederci in quel prato, stare immobili, assumere il ruolo che ci compete per  Autorità Divina, ed osservare. Ed accettare con  totale apertura che ogni fiore ed ogni stelo di erba sono anch’essi cambiati. Il clima, la luce, i suoni, persino le stelle invisibili ai nostri occhi lassù, e tutto, si è mosso in qualche modo. Il che significa che anche noi siamo cambiati- una presa d’atto che spaventa ed addirittura fa infuriare le menti egotiche, che odiano i cambiamenti. Questo odio non è naturale. La Natura è naturale; la natura è cambiamento. Il cambiamento è amore,  pertanto l’amore è naturale, ed anche l’amore è eterno-  un evidente paradosso che costituisce il più grande mistero  ancora irrisolto.

      Gli autori dei volumi “I Risorti” rivolgono a tutti noi un semplice ma grande augurio- ossia che smettiamo di usare in maniera scorretta le nostre menti , pensando che dobbiamo temere ciò che molti immaginano come “il silenzio finale”. Ogni cosa ha vita ed è vita. E siccome non esiste niente che non sia vita, non esiste silenzio da nessuna parte. La stessa struttura dell’Universo Intelligente è composta da luce e musica- cantare, parlare, ridere. La vita è reale e la morte non lo è, quindi non c’è niente da temere a meno che non temiamo la musica piena di luce. La morte non è la fine della vita, ma un altro inizio, un’altra nascita. E’ una porta, è un passaggio,  è “più” vita- più di quanto non possiamo davvero immaginare. E per quanto noi siamo irreversibilmente immortali, non saremo mai in grado neppure  di immaginare tutto questo.

      Allorchè avrà inizio la nostra transizione, ognuno di noi entrerà in uno stato di sonno terrestre. Per poi risvegliarci, risorti, in una nuova vita- non più difronte ad un’ alba terrestre, ma in un  nuovo mondo pieno di luce – la nostra vera Casa- dove la gioia, e non la paura- costituisce il suolo sul quale ci muoveremo ed esisteremo. In definitiva avremo traslocato in un nuovo prato di bellissimi fiori selvatici ed esperienze uniche. Avremo compiuto la nostra transizione di Risorti.

      Certamente ci faremo delle grandi risate, nel meravigliarci di come abbiamo mai potuto temere il sonno finale sulla Terra, al quale è stato assegnato il terrificante epiteto di “MORTE

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(1)    Molte antiche culture e tradizioni riconoscono l’esistenza di altri “corpi”, che  condividono lo stesso spazio con la nostra struttura fisica, talvolta definiti astrali, eterici, ki, anima, dolore, piacere, etc. Allorchè il corpo fisico perde la sua forma, gli altri , con varie modalità ,mantengono la propria forma e funzione in determinati spazi temporali. Per semplificazione, il termine“astrale-eterico” viene qui utilizzato come concetto generale.

(Estratto da The Risen: Dialogues of Love, Grief, & Survival Beyond Death, Traduzione di Serenella Massacci)
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The Risen
I have been speaking about the Risen with little clarification of whom or what they are. I am certain that many readers already know about the Risen in some way, or have been able to intuit something about them without the need for much explanation. We all know much more than we might think we do. But for those who are unsure, some illumination is now offered.
“My spirit knows much more than my mind thinks it does.”
Some of us already understand that the day will come when we’ll no longer need our physical form, the densest of our bodies—note the plural—and it will be shed like an old winter coat. The old garment will be reabsorbed into the Earth as well as released into the cosmos to be used again in other ways. It will dissolve and reintegrate back into the basic elements that constitute starlight. The other bodies—higher vibrational energies which can be referred to as “astral-etheric” and which interpenetrate the physical form—are then free to move on. (1) As an individualized, immortal spirit our consciousness will continue on in a state that can still be called “embodied” but in far more subtle and highly-vibrating astral-etheric forms. We will move on and into a new season of life, a place or geography the Victorians quaintly called The Summerland and some Native Americans might call “The Yearned-For Good-Hunting-Ground.” Almost every culture on the Earth has its way of describing where we find ourselves after we leave the physical body. I say “almost” because the culture of our highly technological and materialistic society of modernism has left barely any room for such a concept anymore. Yet a spiritual reawakening of ancient understandings appears to be rapidly occurring. 
Envision with your mind's eye a world where poverty is impossible and abundance unavoidable. Because there are no needs there is no necessity to work. There is instant access to infinite sustenance, clothing, shelter, and anything else you might desire. This will be so for everyone there, for these elements will be freely available to all. Hence an economic system of any kind—which implies lack—will not be needed in this world, unless you might want it for yourself. The same will hold true for any social, psychological, political, scientific, and religious systems, which all inherently embrace presumptions of lack and need. Your environment—the weather, the light, the mode of transport, and your homes—will continuously reflect your personal consciousness.
Everyone in this world is free to do whatever they like and as much or as little of it. Work and play are indistinguishable from one another. You will work and play, and live and love with those who are most like you, for in this realm The Principle of Affinity is the guiding force of relationships. Those who are not like you will be with others who are most like them.
Most relieving of all, there is no judgment or criticism of any kind in this world, no matter how much we may think we deserve it. If that should be the case, we would be judging only our self and not prevented from such a desire. Rather than judgment, we can expect adjustment. The Principle of Affinity will convey us into an environment that reflects our self-judgments. Although nobody will attempt to interfere with our self-judgmental intentions there will always be observant, compassionate Aides waiting to respond to the slightest request to help release such intentions.
Because we will be able to perceive that there is love freely available to all in this new world the usual distortions from lack of it will not exist, and any falsehoods will vanish quickly when we allow ourselves to fall into love’s awaiting arms. This falling into love will be as easy as breathing, for we are designed to self-correct through change—that is, through intelligent transition. “Death” is also corrected through this loving process of transition, from which we will emerge and arise anew.
What would such a world be like compared to where you live now? What would you do in such a world? “If only such a place existed,” many will sigh with dim weariness. Such a world does exist. 
This other world exists right now and awaits us at every moment. We already know this Home with great intimacy, for whenever our body sleeps and sometimes when we daydream we visit it and all those there whom we love. Each of us has been leaving our terrestrial body—or rising from it—to travel in our spiritual body to this other world, this home, since the day we first arose upon the Earth. Very few of us remember these travels upon returning to our terrestrial body, so heavily does earthly life weigh us down. The sheer density of our physical body filters out the greatly finer vibrations of such memories. If we could remember even just a little bit, our burdensome life would be tremendously lightened by the awe of such experiences, and further comforted by the sureness that the day will come when we will take our last step away from this Earth, never having to return.
We will never have to return.
This idea of never returning may be frightening, and so over countless millennia people have made up beliefs, reasons, and rules to come back in some way—all of which are eventually revealed to be fear-based responses. But even these individuals never do come back, once they wake up in their true Home. Even the idea of returning is illusory, for going backwards against the infinite, expansive onward flow of Life is not possible. Those who appear to succeed in going back are accomplishing just that—an appearance or illusion—which is neither success nor reality, but a kind of dramatic fantasy. Such dramas can be exciting but will ultimately get boring and then painful.
Here’s another way to look at the idea of return. We may think that we are revisiting the same field of wildflowers that we were in just yesterday. Our ego-mind immediately judges our present experience, dismissing many things in a millisecond while instructing us, “Don’t bother looking, it’s the same old field.” Unless we disregard this suggestion—which is all it is—we will probably not realize that we have actually moved forward into a totally new place, one that unfolded before us as we moved forward. This is how the Risen experience living, although they do so with complete and fearless conscious awareness. But even while still on the Earth, all we have to do is sit down in the field, get still, assume the attitude of our Divine Authority and look and accept with complete openness at how each flower and every blade of grass has also changed. The weather, the light, the sounds, even the unseen stars overhead—all have moved in some way. So that must mean we also have changed—a realization that frightens and even infuriates the ego-mind, which hates change. This hatred is not natural. Nature is natural; nature is change. Change is love and so love is natural, and yet love is also eternal—another seeming paradox of deepest mystery, which is ever unfolding.
The authors of the Risen books have a simple yet grand wish for us—that we will no longer use our minds incorrectly by thinking we must fear what so many imagine as “the final silence.” Each and every thing has life and is life. And because there is nothing but life there is no silence anywhere. The very structure of the Intelligent Universe is light and music—singing, talking, and laughing. Life is real and death is not, so there is nothing to fear unless we fear life’s light-filled music. Death is not the end to life but another beginning, another birth. It is a door, a passage to more life—more than we could possibly imagine. And even though we are irreversibly immortal, we will never be able to imagine it all.
We will each enter a final terrestrial sleep of some kind as we begin our transition. Upon awakening we will have arisen into a new life—not beneath another earthly sunrise but into a new, light-filled world—our True Home—where joy, not fear, will be the ground upon which we will move and have our being. We will have moved forward into a new field of beautiful wildflowers and unique experiences. We will have transitioned into a Risen One.
Undoubtedly there will also be much astonished laughter, as we wonder how we could have possibly feared the final earthly sleep that was given the terrifying epithet of “DEATH.”
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(1) Many older cultures and traditions have discerned that there are other “bodies” that interpenetrate and share the same space with our physical form, sometimes called astral, etheric, chi, soul, pain, pleasure, and so on. After the physical body loses its form, the others will continue on in form and function in various ways along certain timelines. For simplicity’s sake, “astral-etheric” is used here as a generalized idea.

(Excerpt translated from The Risen: Dialogues of Love, Grief, & Survival Beyond Death, by Serenella Massacci)