1. Foreknowledge of one’s inevitable demise can seem to make all of our actions in this world meaningless.
2. The greatest test of merit of any spiritual tradition is that it assuages a person’s fear of death.
3. Death is naturally both terrifying and inevitable, and all the more terrifying because it is inevitable. The fact that we cannot escape it casts a shadow over every single action – and inaction – we take in this realm.
4. The inevitability of death means that nothing we achieve or acquire here can ever be permanent.
5. It means that no matter how many billions we collect, or how many children we produce, or how many awards and honours we attain, all is rendered null upon the expiration of our physical bodies. Death will separate us from all.
6. The Elementalist doesn’t take this fact as cause for despair, but rather as cause for quiet rejoicing.
7. Socrates said that the purpose of philosophy was to prepare oneself for death, and, to this end, Elementalism has specific, defined teachings about death and the nature of death.
8. Central to Elementalism is the knowledge that consciousness is the prima materia, and the physical world merely a set of sensory impressions within that consciousness, in the same way that dream worlds are.
9. The physical bodies of each of us are also merely sets of impressions within consciousness, and these perceptions will come and go like any other.
10. Consciousness is more fundamental than space and time, and therefore is not affected by whatever part of the Great Fractal it happens to be perceiving.
11. To the contrary – the Great Fractal comes alive when it is perceived by consciousness.
12. This means that our physical bodies can never really die, because consciousness will always dream them up again.
13. The Elementalist conception of death accords with the line in the Bhagavad Gita which states: “Never have you existed not.”
14. The true self is the consciousness that endures through all the changing perceptions; the false self is the physical body currently ensouled by that consciousness and the identity that goes with that body.
15. Understanding that consciousness is the prima materia, the Elementalist’s faith in reincarnation is absolute.
16. As such, the death of one’s current physical form is not to be feared.
17. It may even be something to look forward to – the death of one’s physical body in this realm might allow one to attain a higher form in another realm.
18. In any case, the Elementalist knows that they will get what they deserve, in accordance with the Law of Associative Reincarnation.
19. Elementalists know that all things existing in this realm are just shadows of eternal forms that exist elsewhere in the Great Fractal.
20. There are countless dimensions of existence both above and below the one in which we find ourselves now.
21. One’s physical death in this realm might cause one’s consciousness to ascend to a higher realm, in which case it will incarnate into a less flawed form of the same body.
22. Elementalists, therefore, have a different conception of grief.
23. Our friends and family members, when they die, are only gone from us in the most immediate and most physical sense. Their consciousness, their vibration and their frequency still exist in the Great Fractal – and always will.
24. All possible aspects of every possible life are being experienced in every moment by God. As such, all of the consciousnesses, vibrations and frequencies that we engaged with in this life will reunite with us after death, as we reunite with God.
25. In the same way that white light contains all other frequencies of light, God contains all frequencies of consciousness.
26. Even if a friend or family member should die young, their consciousness, their vibration and their frequency still exists within God – and even in forms which did not die young.
27. A person might lose their attachment to a particular physical form when that form dies, but then, being freed from that form and reunited with God, that person will also become reunited with all the other consciousnesses, vibrations and frequencies that were encountered during that person’s previous life – or lives.
28. The easiest way to conceptualise the Elementalist understanding of death is to imagine climbing an arduous mountain trail and, after several decades, coming to the top, whereupon one reunites with all the friends and family that one ever had, in every previous life.
29. Death is much like arriving at this rest space on top of this mountain. From this vantage point, it’s possible to see, stretching off into the distance, all of your previous lives, represented as other mountains and valleys.
30. Every time the trail descends and then rises again represents another life. With the right vision, it’s possible to see previous lives stretching off into infinity.
31. After an unknown length of time on this mountaintop (in reality a higher dimension serving as a rest space) another descent into a valley is made, and that will be experienced as another life, wherein the true nature of reality will again be forgotten – and then again be remembered.
32. The cycle of existence is to be one with God, and one with all the frequencies that resonate in harmony with your own, and then to separate from this state of congregated bliss and to enter into an illusionary world of suffering, only to awaken and return to God again.
33. Elementalists call this pattern the Cosmic Dance, and we all dance it, even if we’re not very good at it, and even if we’re unwilling.
34. The purpose of the Cosmic Dance is to entertain the gods.
35. The correct approach to death is to live with the highest possible frequency of consciousness: one that values life, but at the same time does not forego rectitude on account of the inevitability of physical death.
36. Such an approach will lead to reincarnation among the highest possible frequency of beings.
This chapter is an excerpt from Elemental Elementalism, the foundational scripture of the new religion of the Age of Aquarius.
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