We talk about, read about, and some who have had NED’s have actually experienced it. They have seen the Light. They say we go to the Light when we die. Steve Job’s is said to have said, “Wow! Wow!” right before he passed on. He was looking at something. I saw my own mother-in-law do it. She was pushing away an imaginary curtain and looking beyond. What was it? Anita Moorjoni, who said she went passed the veil said it was unconditional love and learned that we can experience it now.
I have never had an NED, but I think there is more to this than waiting until I die to have this experience of Light. I agree with Ms. Moorjoni. I think we can be in the Light right now.
To me that out-pictures as experiencing life from an intentional place rather than a reactionary place. As I sit here, I am looking out at the sun rising over the ocean. I am feeling a sense of wholeness. That is a reactionary experience. However, what if I didn’t need the sunrise to make me feel that? What if I came from that place of wholeness all the time no matter what I was looking at.
There is a way and, for me, it is by realizing and practicing the idea that I have everything within me at all times to meet anything in life not from a reactionary place, but from a deep intuitive knowing. I believe this deep knowing is what we call Light. It is the Light within and it is our true selves. It is our deepest self, our anchor to Source.
A long time ago, there was something called the Gnostic gospels. They were the teachings that were lost to the present Christian world. Those gospels said that our Power and connection to God came from within.
Since that time, we have lost that knowing. We’ve become too attached to living life from experience and attachment to the opinion of others. We’ve looked for authority from outside ourselves. For the past two centuries, we have begun to return to coming from within. We are beginning to use our Light again. It never went away. We just covered it up.
A simple example of coming from her Light was shared with me by a student. She was having a confrontational experience with someone when she took the moment to breathe and say to herself, “what if I were to let Spirit guide me in this moment.” She quickly treated (affirmatively prayed and focused), and then went into the experience. She found herself guided and directed from within.
It is that simple. Many great mystics and practitioners of this philosophy have said that life doesn’t happen to us, it happens for us. It does. We have many experiences in life. It is not what happens to us, it is how we experience it. We are either being reactionary or acting from a deeper knowing.
The only way we can truly find the gift of life is to look out from within. Our perspective changes and then our whole experience changes. I will call this coming from the Light. It just takes a deep breath, a centering, and a trust and a faith.
I’ve been thinking a lot about Merlin lately, our cat that disappeared and more than likely is gone. It is a helpless feeling to know I cannot bring her back. I have had to surrender my pain. However, what I’ve learned is that I can come from a higher place as I think of her. I can come from the Light. Light is wisdom. It is here within me. Darkness cannot abide where there is Light. We cannot stuff our feelings where there is Light. It just brings everything to a higher knowing. It sheds Light on everything.
Love and Light,