Body and Soul
What I'm going to talk about now is something so involved and deep that I can't
translate it from the Hebrew. Luckily, I won't have to because You'll know it's
true from your own Life experience. Once someone articulates this clearly to
You, You won't require further proof than Your own experience.
There are all kinds of
"gurus" and "coaches" and whatever else they call
themselves, usually selling books and courses in "wisdom", that
encourage people to be more "spiritual" and describe knowledge of God
as something arcane and "up there", wherever the hell that is.
They tell you that one day You'll die and You'll jettison Your Body and find YourSelf a purely
"spiritual" being in body of light.
The true Teachings are not
going to remove You from Yourself. Neither are they going to denigrate the
Temple within which Your Soul lives. They will return You to YourSelf, make You
aware of the Holiness of your Being in This World and bring you to sacred
reverence of the Body in which You were born and which, if You live Your Life
properly, with God's Help, will be
assumed together with Your Soul, nonetheless than Your Soul, into Heaven, which
is right here, right now, and You will come to know that you are The Infinite in
a Body – which is far greater than being The Infinite without a Body.
Bruthas and Sistas, the plain Truth up and down is: You are already dead. We
all are. So, get over the fear of death and ditch all the weird ideas of what
will happen after You die. You're already there. You, and I and everyone else
around You, are as dead as a doornail right now. So, you know that there is
consciousness in death. You know there is Self-consciousness in Death. You know that there are others to be with in
Death. You know there is Heaven and there is Hell in Death. You know there is
Hell to pay for being mean and stupid in Death and Heavenly enjoyment for
loving to give. And You know that there is ample opportunity for either
improving oneself or demoting oneself in Death. You know that Death is just like Life,
because, well, they are one and the same.
We are always in a state of being both alive and dead in all kinds of ways on
all kinds of levels.
You already know that in death the Body is always undergoing assumption into a
realm that is beyond your knowing and is always regenerating.
That's the way it's going to be for Eternity. There will be no pleasant or
unpleasant surprises. You do not have to wait to enter Eternity. You are in the
midst of it. There is no prep course for the Absolute. This is it.
You will undergo a gradual unfolding of Knowledge and Awareness that will
continue forever just as you have been.
You will grow in your awareness of how great the Soul is, what can be learned
and You will grow continuously into a deeper appreciation for the Body in which
You dwell, its Holiness, how great a Legacy it is and You will bless it for
serving you. Your Body will continue to undergo all kinds of wonderful and
perplexing changes, just as it has until now.
What I am trying to say is: You are not going to ever find Knowledge that is
"up there" somewhere. You will grow into a more and more profound
Knowledge of who You are, who EveryOne else is and existence will always be as
miraculous and as banal as it is now. This is Eternity. This is the way it is.
There are no other worlds. There is only the deepening appreciation of this
world. Get used to it. You don't need to buy a Self-help book to know what you
already know and certainly not one that is going to conjure up all sorts of
fantasies in Your mind, thus delaying Your appreciation of real Holiness.
Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel