Looking at a Larger Reality:

I had the honor of being the master of ceremonies on Saturday at a Celebration of Life event in honor of my father-in-law. The room was packed with family and friends of my wife’s Dad, and I had the chance to share with this standing room only audience some thoughts arising from the final book in the CWG cosmology, titled HOME WITH GOD in a Life That Never Ends.

The response from those present was so positive that I feel moved to share those words with you here as well, as some of you may have experienced in recent weeks or months the death of a loved one.

What I have been told by God is this:

Death does not exist — not in the way that most of us think of it, which is as the end of life. In fact, there is no such thing as the “end of life.”

In truth, what we call death is another beginning. And those are not just hollow words. Those are words of insight into life’s largest truth: That there is more going on here than meets the eye.

So grieve when a person dies if grief is what you feel — and who does not, when we have lost a loved one?

But let yourself know that even the expression of grief in your loss is a living demonstration of the most beautiful part of life, which is love.

Then, even in our grief, we can feel ourselves honoring what is most important in life. In this life and in the Life Eternal.

From this place of love expressed, let us endeavor to see a death in our family even as we would welcome a birth in our family — for death IS but “birth in another form.”

Embrace, as best you can, the death of another, therefore, with soft celebration, even as our loved ones who have departed celebrate their Continuation Day.

And let us know and trust this truth as well: No one dies at a time or in a way that is not of their choosing.

The passage of the Soul is ended only when the agenda of that passage is complete, and not one moment before. There is no such thing as being “incomplete” on the Journey of the Soul.

Finally, tell everyone this: It is impossible to die without God. The Divine is there to greet everyone.

God will embrace you, comfort you, welcome you, and assure you that you are perfect, just the way you are.

Then you will be welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven, where you will be celebrated for Who You Are, and who you have always been. For who we all are.

I am told, this is who you are. This is who we all are…

You are goodness and mercy and compassion and under-standing. You are peace and joy and light.

You are forgiveness and patience, strength and courage…

…a helper in time of need, a comforter in time of sorrow, a healer in time of injury, a teacher in times of confusion.

You are the deepest wisdom and the highest truth; the greatest peace and the grandest love.

You are these things. And in moments of your life you have known yourself as these things.

Life invites you to know yourself as these things always.

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