Missing our Momma

Let’s not try to hide it. As Sri Aurobindo himself made it quite clear from the start of his text quoted in my previous post, Life on the Earth Plane isn’t an easy task, and to the Truth-Seeker it can turn out to be quite a Battle. Even the best of us may sometimes – or often – get doubtful, discouraged, exhausted. Even Dannion Brinkley in his first book, ‘Saved by the LIght’, towards the end, when he is told he is going to need again one more  operation for again surviving one more time , even Dannion, this towering tough fellow who has already gone victoriously through so much, finally finds it too much, and wants to call it quits. To Dr Raymond Moody, urgently called to the hospital, at that time still a friend he thought he could count on for ever, Dannion replies the truest, most touching simple words I know of to describe what life here actually feels like:

“It’s just like when you are forced to go to summer camp. You hate everybody and you miss your Momma…”

I had to laugh, although simultaneously I teared up briefly at the inner recognition of what he described. What a riot, this Dannion, as one of my friends says of him! He still found a funny way to express those kid-like feelings hidden in the secret depths of the outwardly bravest of us. Granted, Dannion is actually a Crab, a Cancerian by birth, with all the inner tenderness that this Solar Sign means under its outer hard shell, and the special need – even in the adult – to keep close to his or her Momma, the living symbol of Home and Family. Raymond, a few years older but born under the very same Birth Sign, must have understood perfectly what his friend meant, and so do I, having myself my Moon in Cancer as well… While reading this, all my visitors with a strong Cancerian influence in their own Chart know exactly what I am talking about too…

Alas, the boisterous and hilarious aspect also present in Dannion, caused by the super Jupiter ruling everything else from on high in his birth Chart, giving him also those loud characteristics of a Sagittarius, couldn’t go well for long with the rest of the nature in Raymond: the latter not only lacked this Jupiter/Sagittarius fun and vastness, but had instead the Scorpio’s unforgiving intransigence and tendency to see dark motivations in other people’s actions.

This must be what caused Raymond to later on repudiate their friendship and accuse Dannion of having invented or exaggerated portions of his NDE, which then in his eyes was no longer valid. Raymond went so far as publicly dismissing Dannion as a mere “entertainer”, I recently discovered with astonishment. But he was using the same derogative appellation, in the same breath, also about another NDEr I have a lot of respect for, Betty Eady of ‘Embraced by the Light’ fame, even ridiculing her for wearing a Native Indian dress…  when she is of quite authentic Sioux parentage, and only claiming it finally, thanks to her NDE, but obviously Moody had no idea of that!!! This particularly stupid remark of his reveals only the appalling hollowness of his own comments on those two persons he has not really taken the trouble to know in any depth.

At least for Dannion, such a blow below the belt must have been quite hard to take, coming from a supposed close friend of many years who had even prefaced his book in 1995, written twenty years after his first NDE; in that preface Raymond had validated already  Dannion’s new ESP gift of mind-reading, and also some of the predictions for the Earth’s future, given to him during his NDE as warnings to humanity at large that it had urgently to change its ways if it wanted to avoid such a future. And still Dannion, in the video interviews when he is challenged to answer Raymond’s accusations, keeps his cool and inner peace, and does re-establish the facts that show his innocence and truthfulness, but without covering Raymond’s in mud nevertheless. As Dannion himself says, the way he has become able to take peacefully all this in his stride, when before his NDE he was one to always give a blow back with a vengeance, is the very proof of his NDE: it is what changed him so completely.

To my eye as an astrologer (not of any Fate Astrology but of our very diverse human personalities), the Jupiter all alone at the top of Dannion’s Chart looks exactly like the Roman god of that name or his Greek origin, Zeus, the one sending thunder and lightning from the top of Mt Olympus… and in the case of poor Dannion, this Jupiter did strike him with lightning, quite literally, and on two different occasions!…: Only,  it was as the saving action from the Divine Grace represented by this Pisces Sign in which Jupiter is in Dannion’s Chart!!! And it is that Divine Compassion from this Pisces Sign that the lightning has activated in him to such an extent that nowadays it is only benevolence and compassion he can feel when in a position of power where he could on the contrary strike those who attack him…

Why am I bringing Astrology into this post directly inspired by Dannion’s candid admission of his Inner Child’s utter distress while going through terrestrial Life?

Because part of the problem here is that each of us gets usually so much trouble from our fellow human beings, especially when they have strong judgemental tendencies given by the Scorpio Sign, the 2nd Water Sign, locked in its own deep and negative emotions, that no sense of the Divine Grace come yet to alleviate and dissolve.

Both Raymond and Dannion have their Sun in the 1st Water Sign, Cancer the Crab, with emotions still very child-like and open to the tenderness of sweetness of Life, at least on the scale of family life.

But where Raymond stops later at the 2nd Water Sign, Scorpio, whose negative feelings are useful only in that they may push a human being to ask questions about the meaning and purpose of Life, Dannion somehow skips that phase and is pulled up by this magnificent and cheerful Jupiter, all the way up straight to the 3rd and last Water Sign, where the hard and painful questions of the Scorpio are answered and healed: the Pisces Sign which is also the last in the whole Zodiac, giving us full access again to the Ocean of Divine Love where we truly belong when we are not at work to change things in this dimension. This is Unconditional Love ever ready to forgive  our errors and heal us with its Saving Grace. It is the vastest of all the Twelve Signs, and the only one which can understand all the others because of its capacity of total Empathy. The Divine Love accessed through this Sign is actually that of our Divine Mother, for God is also that, yes,   the Divine Momma we actually miss the most: it is the Higher Octave of the tenderness and motherly love that our physical mother probably tried her best to give us, in spite of her own hurts and other human limitations which may have made her fail utterly.

But short of that potentially so beneficial influence of the Pisces Sign (although, like all the Signs, it also can be detrimental: if one doesn’t manage to find the Divine inwardly, and then replaces That by alcohol or drugs just to escape from this too hard terrestrial life, experienced as a prison), Astrology can at least help people to understand each other better, instead of each one judging the others through the filter of one’s own personality, spontaneously perceived as the only true way of being…!

It seems to me such a pity that someone as valuable as Raymond Moody has turned his back on Dannion Brinkley and Betty Eady, simply because of misinterpretations of their own different personalities. Also, both Dannion and Betty, like a number of other NDERs, have received during their NDE the specific mission to make it known and spread the information it contains, important for all humankind at this point in its Evolution, so it is only normal that they.do their best to fulfill that mission, each one in their own way, which always, to someone else, may seem inappropriate…

I really wish researchers like Raymond Moody who are by inclination and formation more on the intellectual side of things, and have NOT themselves had an NDE, would try not to limit and judge the stories told by the Experiencers according to their own mental criteria and categories, which do not actually exist in the true Reality. In that Realm just like here, Unity is realized through Diversity, and not uniformity as our mind would make us believe.

The situation in this field of research is only symptomatic of the situation everywhere in all human endeavors.

Instead of criticizing and dividing, let’s all help each other in our growth towards our recovered Divine Nature we all miss not only our Momma, but also some true friends!

If this post can bring about among us all any progress towards this future collective  Victory of Love, with its Joy of Reunion, this blog of mine will not have existed in vain.

Now I am very curious to read the third book by Dannion, after his third NDE. titled ‘Secrets of the Light’ and written this time with his wife Kathryn. I am getting very good reviews of it from a friend who was quite simply transformed by it, and the following interview (done at the time of the publication of their latest book, ‘Ten Things to Know Before You Go’) is indeed wonderfully intriguing:

Thank you so much for all this, dear NostraDannion!…

Sri Aurobindo, August 15th and “The Power That Conquers”

‘I maintain that the human mystery is incredibly demeaned by scientific reductionism, with its claim in promissory materialism to account eventually for all of the spiritual world in terms of patterns of neuronal activity. This belief must be classed as a superstition. . . . we have to recognize that we are spiritual beings with souls existing in a spiritual world as well as material beings with bodies and brains existing in the material world.’
– Sir John C. Eccles (1903-1997, neurophysiologist, 1963 Nobel Prize)

As more and more top-class scientists, like Sir John Eccles already in his time (or also Max Planck, for example), have been publicly acknowledging the scientific reductionism that I was mentioning in my recent post (https://labofevolution.wordpress.com/2016/05/21/material-reductionism-vs-spiritual-reductionism-and-the-solution/) and have been speaking out fearlessly for the spiritual side that is also there, still the so-called ‘Mainstream Science’ remains slow to follow them in this daring direction, on this supposedly forbidden ground that Spirituality is for them.

In the same way in Traditional Spirituality too, the Shift is still quite slow, from its many divergent interpretations of the Divine Reality to the much enlarged, actually all inclusive perspective that Sri Aurobindo and the Mother introduced a century ago. Since then it has been spreading though, steadily gaining ground in our human Collective Mind as well as through the gradual physical results this tremendous new perspective implied, foreseen and announced by Sri Aurobindo already while World War I was starting, seemingly a stark denial to any such beautiful future for Humanity.

Even after World War II showed us later some even greater horrors, it must be understood first of all that there is no real Duality in the sense of two separate origins, one for the so-called ‘Good’ and one for the so-called ‘Evil’. For even those Forces/Beings from some other dimensions who are hostile to the Divine Plan are part of the One too: only, they are the part of the Divine who plays the role of the Adversaries in this immense Adventure of Evolution, so that by the very Power of Resistance we will meet at every step from them, we will grow stronger and stronger… and finally win over them as was always planned.

For those Adversaries must not have their way, and we must not any more simply try to go back as soon as possible to the happier dimensions where the Spirit reigns for ever in full glory; if we were to keep using our reclaimed Spiritual Self only to escape from this Physical World, we would abandon it to those ‘Evil’ Forces, giving them.an easy victory instead of at least putting up a good fight against them – especially as that is becoming more and more possible now, thanks to the bold and monumental task accomplished for the Earth by those two great Pioneers of Conscious Evolution who also gave us the Integral Yoga to help us follow them in the new tracks they opened for all other human beings interested in the same huge endeavor:

‘The universe is certainly or has been up to now in appearance a rough and wasteful game with the dice of chance loaded in favour of the Powers of darkness, the Lords of obscurity, falsehood, death and suffering. But we have to take it as it is and find out – if we reject the way out of the old sages – the way to conquer. Spiritual experience shows that there is behind it all a wide terrain of equality, peace, calm, freedom, and it is only by getting into it that we can have the eye that sees and hope to gain the power that conquers.‘ (Sri Aurobindo, ‘Letters on Yoga’)

Both he and the French lady – another spiritual giant – who had come to join him, and in whom he had recognized the full incarnation of the Divine Mother also necessary at this crucial evolutive juncture, both knew already separately by direct inner experience the existence of this extra world beyond the ones discovered by Traditional Spirituality, and knew it was precisely in this “Supramental” world, as they called it, that could be found that power they were looking for: “the power that conquers”…

Supreme active Power of the Divine, the last one before the unmanifest Satchitananda,  this Supramental Consciousness-Force, being the power that had actually created this Evolutive Manifestation at its beginning and had been sustaining it all along from afar, was the only one that would be capable of doing what the previously reached spiritual powers had been unable to do:

1/stabilizing and making finally permanent the psychic and spiritual transformations accomplished without it at the mental and vital-emotional level of a human being, and

2/ freeing the physical level from its usual inertia and other limitations, so that the body too could at last undergo the psychic and spiritual transformations, and like the two other outer parts of the being, undergo that final Supramental Transformation as well.

Obviously, such a Supramental Action would help tremendously for the required full transformation of those individuals willing to submit to that whole process in order to be part of the more evolved Humanity to come.

But the entire Terrestrial Life would also benefit tremendously from the advent of this Supramental Era upon Earth: the Supramental, through the Power of Harmony inherent to the total, all-inclusive Truth it manifests, will gradually but irresistibly bring among the various still warring peoples everywhere the needed sense of Unity in Diversity that will make at last a real Peace not only possible, but some day realized.

Because they were foreseeing all that, Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, besides guiding patiently and lovingly those who had come to them as disciples, kept nevertheless as much emphasis as possible at all times on the most important goal: to bring into direct contact with the Earth’s atmosphere and very matter the specific vibration of the Supramental Power, so that this direct contact would activate the same Supramental Power  waiting there dormant since the beginning of the evolutive process on Earth.

In order to accelerate this crucial new step, the Supramental one, in time to avoid the threatening World War III that would have been  even more difficult to win than the two first ones, Sri Aurobindo in 1950 left his physical body and from the other dimensions made sure that the required contact happened soon enough, on February 29th 1956.

On this last 15th of August just past, Anniversary of his Birth, I suddenly remembered the question a disciple had asked him, and Sri Aurobindo’s so illuminating reply:

Was there any special reason why he had been born on that date, August 15th, which in the Catholic religion is celebrated as the Virgin Mary’s Assumption, that is, her being taken into the higher dimensions, together with her very physical body?

Sri Aurobindo replied that there was indeed a deep relation between his birth on that day and that specific celebration, as the Assumption symbolized the future Divinization of Matter itself, and this was the very aim of his own birth in the present so important evolutive times.

Of course, I hasten to add, this has nothing to do with any specific religion, as religions are only our temporary and very limited way of perceiving and understanding spiritual realities based on the actual Oneness of everything there is.

This awakening of the Divine Consciousness right here in Matter is precisely what, by the way, Sri Aurobindo’s symbol represents:

The two triangles upward and downward like in the Solomon Seal, also called Star of David, when in perfect balance form at their inner junction a square, symbol of Matter, with floating on its waters a lotus: the Divine Consciousness  manifesting  Itself at last here in this very realm of Matter, and transforming the physical body into its divinized form to come.

The symbol expresses the exact work Sri Aurobindo had come to do, and sacrificing in the end his own physical life, has indeed done for the Earth.

Scary Predictions Are Only Warnings: Edgar Cayce and Dannion Brinkley

Among many others, Edgar Cayce and Dannion Brinkley, for example, are people who have made or received predictions, some of them rather scary, about the near future of the Earth. Now they are criticized and called unreliable prophets just because some of the really dire events never came to pass. Are they truly to be blamed for that, or on the contrary, profusely thanked?…

I’ll start with a few Nostradamus-like (!) verses of my own to summarize the very important point I am trying to make through this post, for this point really needs to be more widely understood:

After all, what are Predictions?

They are merely Impressions

– Among all Probabilities

That could become Realities –

Of the one to be our Future

IF the course of our Adventure,

Otherwise due infallibly,

Is not changed rather rapidly

By our own choice. They are warnings

For us to make new beginnings

In quite another direction

So that, by this simple action,

We void the future predicted

For the better one selected!

 

What to make then of those many negative predictions that might scare the hell out of us, individually or collectively, but which nevertheless most of us seem to dutifully expect?

Well, such predictions not only are not infallible, but they are actually meant not to come true!… :

As the Future, contrary to what most of us believe, is not carved in stone, in reality such dire predictions are mere warnings of what our Future will be if we don’t change the course of our life, by modifying for example our inner attitude towards it, or the beliefs we presently hold, or the plans we have made, or the decisions we intend to make.

The predictions I am speaking of aren’t those calculated statistically through computers, but those made by someone’s consciousness going up high enough to see, of the Vast Eternal Present visible from up there, more than just one moment at a time like we do usually from down here. From that higher perspective, seeing the trajectory you are on since some time, one can see easily, beyond the present moment, where you will land later on, if nothing happens that changes your trajectory or modifies your speed.

If for example you yourself are in a plane flying above a road crossing, you will be able to see in advance that two cars, coming from different directions but not visible to each other, will collide soon at that crossroad if neither of the drivers slows down or changes his/her current direction.

Alarmed, for the sake of their safety you may quickly contact the drivers if you can, and tell them of the impending danger

If then at least one of them takes heed of the warning and makes in time the needed change, that car will slow down or stop, or take a different route, and the two cars will actually never meet: the accident will be avoided, and so the prediction will not come true. But then be ready for the drivers to tell you later on that your warning was pure nonsense and imagination, as they never saw any other car at that crossing, and now think you invented the whole thing just for a bad joke!…

This is, again, what has happened to many who predicted events, like the world-famous American trance-seer from last century, Edgar Cayce, or simply reported events that others predicted to them would happen, like well-known NDEr Dannion Brinkley.

Edgar Cayce did explain, and so did the thirteen Beings of Light who showed visions to Dannion, that the Future depends also on our own choices in the meantime, and dire predictions can very much be changed – actually, are meant to be voided:

“Through telepathy, I could hear a Being say, “If you follow what you have been taught & keep living the same way you have lived the last 30 years, all of this will surely be upon you. If you change, you can avoid the coming war.” Scenes from a horrible world war accompanied this message. As the visions appeared on the screen, the Being told me that the years 1994 through 1996 were critical ones in determining whether this war would break out. “If you follow this dogma, the world by the year 2004 will not be the same one you now know,” said the Being. “But it (this future) can still be changed & you can help change it.”

What, in the vast realm of Probabilities, is highly probable today, still isn’t bound at all to really happen in the Future, which just changes all the time according to the decisions taken by all at each moment. As Yoda would say in his own so particular way of speaking:

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Still, caught in everyone else’s usual expectation that a prediction must come true otherwise the author of the prediction is discredited, both the followers of Edgar Cayce and Dannion Brinkley himself have been separately keeping a record of the predictions that have already come true, from the overall list they made; and they seem to be almost eager that the predictions not yet realized, even if they are terrible disasters, do come true some day, so that it adds to the credibility of the whole list they have been given!…

Surprising as it seems, I haven’t seen or heard yet any instance when the Edgar Cayce Foundation people, or Dannion, simply explained clearly to others that, luckily for all of us, the Future isn’t cast in stone. In the case of the previously foreseen disasters, not only we should all be rather happy that such events didn’t come to pass yet, but we should also hope/pray that they never come to pass at all… which would simply indicate the excellent news that, by our intervening better choices and decisions, we have voided those dire predictions and they aren’t hanging over our heads like ‘swords of Damocles’ any longer!

Even the 2012 so-called ‘End of the World’ predictions, although that date is now long past, are still troubling a lot of people, who in their fixation on such a dire prospect, simply postpone and postpone again endlessly the date of the supposed End of the World, keeping themselves in the constant anxiety of that so dreaded supposed Future.

But why don’t they see at last that its not coming to pass on the predicted date(s) might well mean that instead, this dreaded Future has been in the meantime averted because we human beings – or at least, as Dannion does say, a sufficient proportion of us – have managed to take a new, better direction, and so Humanity as a whole is now on that new road as well… Perhaps this fantastic change was all the result that the predictions themselves were meant to have!…

Gregg Braden in one of his great books, ‘The Isaie Effect’, explains exactly the same thing, taking his title from the ancient Biblical prophet Isaie, to whom it all happened already long ago: after Isaie finally obeyed the Lord and reluctantly did warn the people in Niniveh that the Lord was going to punish them for their terrible sins, the Niniveh people repented, and changed their ways, and so were saved: the Lord withdrew his punishment. But then, when nothing actually happened, the people turned against Isaie and ridiculed him for being a false prophet!!! Poor Isaie and other messengers of the Future, caught in this ‘Catch 22’ kind of situation!…

Gregg Braden underlines also the absolutely fascinating fact that, in this ‘Bible Code’ discovered only some years ago, which has revealed incredibly precise predictions hidden in the Bible, often for the main disastrous events foretold one can read also, along with them, the question “Will you change that?…”, as if we were actually invited to void those very predictions by our wiser actions…

How much solicitude in such an invitation, how much hope on the part of those who try to warn us… How much hope that we will indeed change, mend our ways, and so reach a completely different, happier Future! What is happening on Earth is being watched in its gradual unfolding with so much hopeful expectation from all those other beings, in this dimension and many others, who are lovingly playing their roles as Helpers at our every step…

Even many NDEs turn out to have been very precious warnings for the individuals to whom they happened, who often, like in the case of Dannion Brinkley himself, truly needed urgently to take stock of their life till then, and thanks to their NDE decided to make the real inner changes necessary, and put their life on an altogether better course.

So whatever mistakes we may have already done in our past, it is possible for all of us, at any moment of our existence here, to wake up and start changing our ways. Each of us has free will, and inner guidance from the Divine Presence within each of us.

Indeed, we are dearly loved…

Eternal ‘Satchitananda’ & the Other Side of the Divine Coin

To anyone even in the West who has studied a little of Indian Spirituality, ‘Satchitananda’ has become probably by now almost as much of a household word as ‘Yoga’ too has become even before.

‘Satchitananda’ is a rather central spiritual word indeed: it is quite simply the description of the Eternal Nature of the Divine, the eternal Divine Way of Being so to say, as composed of three aspects indissolubly one:

  • SAT is eternal and total  Existence or ‘Beingness’, the eternal TRUTH, the eternal Reality: what is truly real, what truly IS;
  • CHIT is that same eternal Reality, but in its aspect of total CONSCIOUSNESS-FORCE;
  • ANANDA is still the very same Reality, but as the total BLISS that characterizes its eternal Beingness: its pure Delight of Being.

So, this is what God/the Divine is, in its Supreme, Absolute, Eternal Way of Being:

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Wow, would you say, this ‘Satchitananda’ is simply stupendous!

True, stupendous indeed. Yet it so happens that this is somehow only one side of the Divine Coin…!

For, as stupendous as this Absolute State of Being may be, still it would limit the Divine to experiencing only that Satchitananda Which It Is eternally!…

But the Divine, besides being and remaining eternally Satchitananda, wants also to be able to become, at will, whatever else S/He/It may wish to become at the same time, out of all the numberless eternal other Possibilities of Being potentially contained in that eternal Satchitananda.

And this is where we and everything else come – literally – into play!

We and everything else are those very Potentialities innumerably and eternally present within the One Divine Being.

So, here is what Sri Aurobindo tells us is happening:

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What is God after all ? An eternal child playing an eternal game in an eternal garden.
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The meeting of man and God must always mean a penetration and entry of the divine into the human and a self-immergence of man in the Divinity.
But that immergence is not in the nature of an annihilation. Extinction is not the fulfilment of all this search and passion, suffering and rapture. The game would never have been begun if that were to be its ending.
Delight is the secret. Learn of pure delight and thou shalt learn of God.
What then was the commencement of the whole matter ? Existence that multiplied itself for sheer delight of being and plunged into numberless trillions of forms so that it might find itself innumerably.
And what is the middle ? Division that strives towards a multiple unity, ignorance that labours towards a flood of varied light, pain that travails towards the touch of an unimaginable ecstasy. For all these things are dark figures and perverse vibrations.
And what is the end of the whole matter ? As if honey could taste itself and all its drops together and all its drops could taste each other and each the whole honeycomb as itself, so should the end be with God and the soul of man and the universe.

 

Isn’t this wonderful?…This is the other side of the Divine Coin, the other aspect of Divine Nature, in which the Divine can be and experience as well all the possible other ways of Being that may exist beside that absolute and eternal Satchitananda.

Now we know why we find ourselves here, exploring and experiencing Life on this Plane of Physical Matter, and slowly changing this Life into the Divine Life it can become, and is meant to become, here too. Now we know why we may find ourselves going through yet  again another version of the same Adventure later on, on some other Earth, just as we have done it already, like Sri Aurobindo was saying in the text quoted in my previous post, ‘a million times before’ on yet other earths  elsewhere…

And because the eternal Satchitananda deep in each of us is the secret but constant reminder of what we truly are, it is also what must grow again more and more within us right here…  In that mantra from Sri Aurobindo that recently (see my older post, https://labofevolution.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/in-the-night-as-in-the-day/) I was so delighted and grateful to find again, this is exactly why the ending says, speaking of the inner feeling of the Divine Reality:

Let is sustain and make grow in me the Truth, the Consciousness and the Bliss, constantly and at all times.

Yes, you have recognized it: here is again Satchitananda, our own Absolute Divine Nature, in the three aspects of It described above: they must grow again to their full power within us to slowly transform us back into our fully conscious Divine Selves, including divine conscious bodies, right here upon this Earth.

The two sides of the eternal Divine Coin, enjoyed consciously together in all our Beings…

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On Other Earths Too, in the Past or in the Future!

If you have watched the amazing video of Dannion Brinkley which is the centerpiece of my previous post, you have heard him reveal a particularly important thing for us all to know – or remember: that in the truth of our being, we all are “great, mighty spiritual beings having dignity, direction and purpose”, deliberately come into the challenge of this world of oblivion and limitation, to see if even in the midst of such conditions we can still make each of our every moment decisions out of Compassion and Caring instead of our temporary ego’s wish to dominate and impress. This is what has been told to Dannion repeatedly, in various ways, by the beings of Light he encountered during his NDEs, and they added it took  a lot of courage to come in this world and go through such difficult adventures here.

All this was astonishing news for Dannion… and possibly also for those of you reading this, who are new to my blog and have not seen the older posts I already dedicated to spreading exactly these kind of momentous news about us human beings, which I had myself been so astonished about when reading them first long ago from Sri Aurobindo.

I had hardly familiarized my mind with such an unusual viewpoint, and accepted it for all my own numerous lifetimes on earth, when I found yet another piece by Sri Aurobindo, that one not only echoing this view but actually going even further: in ‘Essays Divine and Human’, the essay titled ‘Beginning and End’ sees Sri Aurobindo  drawing once again, as so often, such a huge vista of the really Big Picture as to be just staggering for our present feeble mentality and cowardly heart. Here is but a short passage of that essay, that so many years after reading it for the first time, only now I am able to dare read again in spite of what had been for me the horrendous new revelation it contained:

‘The experiment of human life on an earth is not now for the first time enacted. It has been conducted a million times before and the long drama will again a million times be repeated. In all that we do now, our dreams, our discoveries, our swift or difficult attainments we profit subconsciously by the experience of innumerable precursors and our labour will be fecund in planets unknown to us and in worlds yet uncreated. The plan, the peripeties, the denouement differ continually, yet are always governed by the conventions of an eternal Art. God, Man, Nature are the three perpetual symbols.

The idea of eternal recurrence affects with a shudder of alarm the mind entrenched in the minute, the hour, the years, the centuries, all the finite’s unreal defences. But the strong soul conscious of its own immortal stuff and the inexhaustible ocean of its ever-flowing energies is seized by it with the thrill of an inconceivable rapture. It hears behind the thought the childlike laughter and ecstasy of the Infinite.’

Well, friends, as you can see it would seem we aren’t necessarily into this for just a few aeons of lifetimes here on this Earth: some of us still don’t find it to be enough!…

Also in some  recently channeled books (from Lee Carroll’s Kryon, for example) – and I seem to remember Jane Robert’s Seth was saying somehow the same thing – one can read indeed that most of us here are spirits cheerful and adventurous enough to have found all these crazy challenges interesting and even amusing, to the point of our having been actually at it since further eons elsewhere, and of our rejoicing gleefully already at the perspective of yet another round and endless other rounds of similarly huge challenges still elsewhere in other corners of the Universe!!! We spirits bold and courageous enough to incarnate again and again on difficult worlds like this Earth, are like the Elite Battalion among spirits, and looked at with awe by others!…

That should give us a measure – if that is at all possible – of what our divine Nature is about: secretly but solidly based on our core Being consisting in eternal and indestructible Satchidananda (another post about that soon), we can truly try out again and again, if we wish, the boldest of adventures, as no real death or damage can effectively destroy us, but only affect us temporarily…! It is just sheer FUN!…

To some of us at least…

I for one don’t seem to be quite like that. I am only starting to glimpse timidly and from the corner of my eye at this truly gigantic perspective on things which Sri Aurobindo brings in with this stunning passage, and which only decades of conscious inner development have finally enabled me to read again calmly, and even pause to consider, without my poor mind going nuts. But I must admit I  for one seem to be a particularly unadventurous spirit: some sort of ‘Hobbity’ kind of spirit, as Tolkien would put it… Or is it perhaps only my outer personality in this lifetime which is that way, as one more challenge for my spirit to deal with?… I can’t even stand roller coasters, or merely imagine myself riding one, so you see what I mean!!!

I hope many of my visitors here are spontaneously bolder spirits and will appreciate to its full magnificence the prospect of willingly and joyfully taking on yet any number of other earths after this one is won to the foreseen and promised Life Divine!…

As for myself, I am likely to rather luxuriate first of all for a very long time here on this Earth, enjoying the said Life Divine, precisely once we have at last won that Victory already for this Earth; and then I may chose to just tiptoe out of it all, my laurels well won… But after such a nice and long and enjoyable rest in Divine Living here, who knows after all?. I may find myself crazy enough a spirit to be tempted yet again – along with some eternal dear buddies of mine like some of you, my readers, might well be – by some new challenge to take on,  on some other Earth somewhere, far, far away in some other solar system…

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A Multi-NDEr, Hugely Funny and Moving: Dannion Brinkley

Dannion Brinkley is a supersized human being, inwardly as well as outwardly.

I read with amazement Dannion’s first book, ‘Saved by the Light’, at the time when it came out and instantly was added to our ever growing collection of NDE books in our Research Library at the Laboratory of Evolution, Auroville.

In spite of the extreme severity of the physical ordeals he had to endure, before and after  his several NDEs,  Dannion’s terrific sense of humor shined through the whole book even during the description of the most difficult physical moments. And the rather radical inner transformation that resulted from it all, manifesting through a complete change of behavior in life, is the very best proof that his remarkable story is totally genuine, and all the more precious.

I had watched already a few years ago this wonderful interview with Lisa Harrison, but for some forgotten reason failed to put it up immediately on this blog of mine at the time.

Well, having luckily found it again and watched it all over again with bated breath – or great laughter – just yesterday, this time I am not going to make the same mistake as before: I’m posting it right away, simply so happy that such a gem of an interview is still around on YouTube. Now I finally present it here as well, and I really hope many others too will enjoy it and grow inwardly by it just as I did:

Feeling our Heart Self

After writing and then also translating this post advising to start a relationship with the Divine, I felt the urge to write more about that, and especially about what Sri Aurobindo calls so wonderfully the Rainbow of Divine Love… How could it be that I had never posted anything about THAT?!… And I just found out that indeed of course I already did!…

Here is that much older post, now joyfully re-blogged to complement the one written recently…

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I’ll keep this focus on the most important realities Olga Kharitidi was given access to – her own Heart Self, and humanity’s – to describe in this new post more precisely how this Heart Self feels within us, not especially in the Ancient Altai cultural context, but taken out of all cultural contexts, as It manifests in its Essence, recognizable by any human being anywhere, for it is the very Core of us.

Anytime you feel love in you – not passion or sexual desire, which in themselves are altogether different things than true love – know that you are feeling what comes from your Heart Self, the central You. Every time you feel tenderness, compassion, gratitude, it is your Heart Self in you that emanates those feelings you experience and that you then in turn radiate too; every time you admire somebody or something you are genuinely awed and…

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