The following is a brief excerpt from a new Risen book in progress about grief.
The Risen themselves once lived on the Earth, and
their collective experiences have contributed to this book in your hands. The
words in it arise from the feelings they experienced when they were on the
Earth, and from insights they now find in their present state of existence. It is
a Risen gift to assist in navigating the mysterious, stormy waters of grief. It
will not reveal any secret answers to the mysteries of grief. Grief is not
meant to last long enough to stay mysterious, because we are not meant to stay
on this Earth forever.
Grief is a doorway; an opening that is meant to be passed
course we seek answers. But answers typically give rise to more questions—and
who needs more questions? When we achieve a way of living where we no longer
feel the need to ask any more questions, we also realize that answers were
never needed. This way of behavior is sometimes called “surrender.” The
ultimate result of surrendering is a way of living and feeling called serenity.
means “I am consciously
my weapons and getting off the battlefield.” Surrender means we are finally
willing to hand our weapons over to Creator Source, which will transform them
into musical instruments and other tools of positive communication.
words—and the way in which we use them—can be seen to be tools or weapons. Are
we using them positively or otherwise? As the light of conscious awareness is
turned upon the alleged darkness, eventually it will be seen that so-called
negative things are actually positive, waiting in the shadows to be revealed. This
essentially means that there is really no such thing as a “bad negative.”
Rather, it means there is only one power in the Universe, which we can experience
in an infinite number of ways. This power is Life, for that is all there is—there
is no “death”—only and simply transition from one form of life to another form.
Death is transition from one form of life to another
negativities are always in the process of developing into something else—they
are unfolding. When something positive is not yet fully formed we may feel it as
something less-than-positive, or negative. In spite of appearances we must believe
that there is something happening that is on its way to become positive, and
then let the previously perceived negative experience transform into its true
manifestation, or truth
. This has
sometimes been expressed as “Let go and let God.” Faith is the act of asserting
and affirming a belief. Even if we don’t believe the belief, repeating it over
and over will eventually change into a feeling of acceptance, which is faith.
Fear is faith trying to unfold.
idea that the negative is really an unfinished positive might not make sense,
even though it’s true. It may be easy to think
it’s true, but we really must come to feel
that it’s true. If it doesn’t feel right, this is evidence that one has not yet
surrendered to allowing oneself to fully
feel. It is evidence that the positive has not yet finished forming. So
surrender and let it finish.
example, take the feeling of regret
feeling that arises from thinking about failed expectations in the future that
have departed into the past. Choosing to remain focused on thoughts and
feelings of regret will exclude your awareness from the present, causing a
downward kind of feeling. However, choosing to forget about the regret—to let
go of it—is to release it. This act of release will then give rise to the
higher-vibrating, positive feeling of acceptance
Allowing oneself to feel the acceptance then gives rise to relief
, one of the most powerful and positive feelings a human can
have. This “giving rise” is actually an aspect of a Risen experience while
still on the planet. The feeling acceptance is also another transformation—that
of fear into faith.
does one forget something once it’s happened? Isn’t that denial? Yes, it is—but
it is an affirmative
use of denial.
It is using denial instead of letting it use you. It is using denial as a way
of effectively saying, “I let it go back into the nothingness from which it
arose.” Untying yourself from something will set you free, like an astronaut freed
to float in space. The significance of this kind of personal power—of being
able to say “no” and have it unconditionally accepted by the universe—is
staggering. But as long as it frightens you, you will never be a fully functioning
and happy astronaut in your universe.
can forget something hurtful a child once did to you, then you can forgive. This also includes your inner child. Very
likely the child has already forgotten all about it and is no less the happier
for it. Are you disappointed that it sounds too easy? Untie your attachment to
disappointment and see what happens. If you can say “it was nothing” and
believe it, then it is done.
of your life as an immense tapestry, unrolling itself before you. You can’t see
it all at once, nor will you ever be able to see it all, because it is never-ending.
This is why the Risen ask us to accept that
All Life—which includes my life—is unfolding perfectly,
no matter what.