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The cycle of life

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knightofalbion Mon 14-Nov-11 10:36:25

When you walk through a forest that has not been tamed and interfefed with by man, you will see not only abundant life all around you, but you will also encounter fallen trees and decaying trunks, rotting leaves and decomposing matter at every step. Wherever you look, you will find death as well as life.

Upon closer scrutiny, however, you will discover that the decomposing tree trunk and rotting leaves not only give birth to new life, but are full of life themselves. Microorganisms are at work. Molecules are rearranging themselves. So death isn't to be found anywhere. Thnere is only the metamorphosis of life forms. What can you learn from this?

Death is not the opposite of life. Life has no opposite. The opposite of death is birth. Life is eternal

- Eckhart Tolle (From 'Stillness Speaks')

Life is a school. We incarnate on earth to learn and to advance the soul.
Death is, quite simply, 'going home'.

Do not be afraid of death. There is nothing to fear.

For anyone in need of comfort and reassurance, or those in search of knowledge on the topic of survival of the spirit, I recommend the following books:

On Death and Dying by Dr Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Glimpses of Eternity by Dr Raymond Moody
The Art of Dying by Dr Peter Fenwick and Elizabeth Fenwick

For the more enquiring mind, I would also highly recommend a classic of British spiritualist literature 'The Golden Key' by Percy Welsford.

"Why have most of those who went through a near-death experience lost their fear of death? Reflect upon this"
- Eckhart Tolle

knightofalbion Fri 05-Apr-13 13:35:55

Dying is as natural as birth
- Dr Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

knightofalbion Tue 24-Sep-13 20:36:06

An atheist underwent a NDE and returned a changed person...

YouTube 'Atheist reunites with her dead Grandmother - NDE'

knightofalbion Mon 14-Apr-14 23:45:12

Marie-Clare Hubert, a nurse who had a NDE was she was hospitalised with meningitis, went through a 'tunnel' and emerged to find dead family members, former patients and even long-dead pets.
Now she says, "I know for certain that we meet our loved ones again eventually. Its made me a better person and I try to do at least five kind things a a day for other people"
-From 'The Wisdom of Near-Death Experiences' by Dr Penny Sartori

knightofalbion Mon 21-Apr-14 21:03:56

What is it like to have a NDE? This will explain ...

knightofalbion Fri 22-Aug-14 18:43:44

Having a NDE awakened and changed me in so many ways. It also brought me to full understanding that nobody is here on earth 'by accident', that we each have a purpose, something we came here to do in this lifetime, before we return 'home'.
When I look at the world, it seems that more and more humans are living out their lives as if their sole purpose is to 'get', rather than concentrating on their soul purpose .... which is to give
- Jules Lyons

ssd Fri 22-Aug-14 21:34:49

I believe this too

since my mum died I've just known she is still there, with my dad.

knightofalbion Thu 20-Nov-14 14:28:09

My brother was in hospital dying of emphysema. His breathing was very laboured, when all of a sudden he stopped and his breathing suddenly appeared normal. He looked at about 45 degrees upwards and smiled broadly, as if at something or someone; he turned to me and died suddenly in my arms. I am positive to this day that he wanted to tell me what he had seen.
Those few seconds before he died will live with me for ever, it was so powerful.
(From 'The Art of Dying' by Dr Peter Fenwick with Elizabeth Fenwick)

knightofalbion Sun 04-Jan-15 17:17:15

Woman's heart stops beating for 45 minutes, but she returns to life again completely uninjured and reports encountering her late father's spirit, on the Other Side.
You know you're on to something profound and significant when even the hospital spokesman can only put it down to "Divine Providence" ...
Wonderful stuff.

knightofalbion Sat 28-Feb-15 21:52:00

This is lovely.

'What Happens When You Die'

knightofalbion Tue 19-May-15 16:15:31

The following is the full account of the NDE experienced by Jules Lyons (Quoted earlier.)
I think it's the most beautiful, uplifting and comforting NDE I've ever come across.

The account first appeared in Dr Penny Sartori's 'The Wisdom of Near-Death Experiences.' An excellent book and one I would highly recommend.

UncertainSmile Tue 19-May-15 23:05:01

My father died today. I find this thread comforting.

knightofalbion Fri 04-Dec-15 17:44:58

Resetting the 'Atheist Reunites With Her Dead Grandmother' video

Numerous other lovely NDE videos there to view and find comfort in ...

knightofalbion Fri 04-Dec-15 17:58:02

My child died. I don't need advice. All I need is for you to gently close your mouth, open wide your heart, and walk with me until I can see in colour again
- Angela Miller

{ Great wisdom here. Often when someone is grieving people keep away, not because they don't care, but because they don't know what to do or say.
Whilst a tasteful 'Sympathy' card or flowers are always welcome, you don't specifically need to do or say anything for someone who is grieving, you just need to be there for them.}

Angela runs the website 'A Bed For My Heart' which seeks to help mothers/families who have suffered the loss of a child.

knightofalbion Thu 14-Jan-16 14:57:49

Death is not extinguishing the light, it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come
- Rabindranath Tagore

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