An Impatient Gesture of the Soul

In the midst of the sorrow and pain of losing Nora, our dear friends’ daughter, and witnessing the pain evident all around, I was comforted by these words of Ernest Holmes, mystic and teacher, “Death has nothing to do with life everlasting, and is but an impatient gesture of the soul, wishing to rid itself of a body no longer uselful.”

Of course, this is easy to understand coming from the standpoint of a body riddled with disease or age, but what of a young and vibrant body, such as Nora’s with a future of unlimited possibilities? I am pondering this today and deepening my understanding of what Dr. Holmes made with this one simple, yet complex statement.

What is coming up in me is the fact that I am looking at things in temporal form. IF I doubt this statement or cannot apply it to a young person such as Nora, I am not understanding what an unuseful body might mean on an eternal scale. Our bodies are beautiful and amazing and we get to experience so much in this form. How could they become unuseful?

The only thing I can come up with (and I do look for what my teacher Dr. Mellon would call Spiritual logic in everything) is perhaps, just perhaps, there are experiences that we must have that are impossible to have in this body.  Perhaps, as Jesus said, there are many mansions or states of consciousness or houses of life that we move through. One no better than the last or next, but different and necessary to our spiritual evolution. Our Spirit at some time, individual to each of us, cannot be contained by this earthly form.

This is me doing my best to make sense of this experience of Nora’s passing. I find comfort in it. As I wrote in my blog yesterday, I want to sit in the awe of this mystery, as it unfolds itself to me. I expect to be a more grounded spiritual being in every moment, as I move through this experience and the many more that are sure to come. I am a student of Life and being a student keeps me in awe of life and the unknown, eager to learn.

Life IS. There is no doubt in my mind or heart about this. Do I understand all its facets? No. However, I do know that as I open up to understanding, the Law of my being will move through me and provide the answers in the perfect time. I am patient because “Patience is knowing.” I know and trust this process for all of us. I understand it is individual, and that we all receive and give exactly what is ours to receive and give as we evolve. Yes, I believe we are evolving.

Does it ease the pain and loss? Perhaps not now, but I do know that when we are ready, the intense pain and suffering will turn to understanding. Love does infuse us and Love is the only healing force there is. We are Love because we are God. God is Love. I rely on this knowing now.

Lovve and Aloha,

Rev. Rita

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