Passing Beyond

What if Death Were Not the End?

Part I: Near Death Experience and Dreams

Written by LLS

A friend of mine recently died – unexpectedly and much too early. His death left a deep void for many of his friends. It left an empty space in my life as well, and like so many times before I hoped he would in any way contact me, or leave me a sign. But like all other times, nothing happened, and again I thought about what may happen after death. As someone who studied psychology and neurology but also loves to go beyond scholarship, I have investigated the subject in its different aspects and had long planned to write an article about this. The death of my friend finally made me sit down and do it.

I’ll present three different approaches to the subject which come to different conclusions. At the end, there will be a more likely and a less likely outcome for the readers. I leave the conclusion to each of them.

Quo vadis?

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NDE experience: the tunnel of light

The questions are probably as old as mankind itself: what happens after we’re biologically dead? Is there life after death? Is there an Otherworld? Will we be reborn? Or is there just nothing after we close our eyes forever?

The different cultures have found different solutions for this question. For some cultures that have still shamanic background, the dead continue to exist in a world that continuously touches ours, is as real as our world and can be accessed by breaking through the thin membrane between the two realities.

In antiquity, the dead often had to undertake a long journey to another world far away and needed therefore supplies to have a safe trip and a good status in the Otherworld.

Today’s world religions don’t agree with each other concerning this question, either. In Hinduism and Buddhism exists the concept of reincarnation; Judaism, Christianity and Islam divide the souls in good and bad ones and the Otherworld in Heaven and hell.

Modern science doesn’t conceive any further existence after death at all. Western societies educate their members with the idea of life that happens by chance, with no hope for another reality. Dead is dead and there’s no doubt that everything is over for the one who passes through that doorway. This happens majorly because modern science refuses the idea of a god, of a reality beyond matter. Only what we can experience is real – all the rest is fantasy. For those who die, the world ceases to exist. Innumerable people have therefore tried to find the sense of life and got lost in the desperation of not finding a deeper meaning to their existence.

However, in the last decades, scientists have started to ponder the question whether an existence after death might be actually a possibility. As quantum physics naturally trespassed the rigid frontiers of positivism – the type of science that denies anything we have no proof for – also the concept of existence started shifting. The fact that people who had been clinically dead and were reanimated all reported the same experiences of leaving their physical bodies, entering tunnels of light and feeling extreme happiness and freedom, triggered a whole bunch of investigations that would try to scientifically explain what was actually happening.

Perception and the brain: a doorway to the explanation of near death experience?

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Enhanced brain activity

A recently published study focuses on the aspect of perception. The scientists think that the near death experiences are based on neurological processes that provoke particular pseudo-experiences when we die. When we’re about to die, we reach a state that doctors call “clinical death”. That is when the heart stops beating. Scientists observed that in the first  30 seconds after clinical death, there was strongly synchronized brain gamma-wave brain activity, similar to the moment when the brain is highly stimulated. They concluded that the reduction of sugar and oxygen supply can enhance the brain’s activity. This, so the scientists, is the reason why many people have the feeling to pass through a tunnel of light. However, they say, after that light it’s really over. The clinical death is followed by the biological death. All functions of organs and cells are finally terminated.

So far the commonly accepted scientific theory concerning near death experiences.

However, inevitably the question arises: if so, and if all near death experiences are based on mere brain stimulation given by the lack of sugar and oxygen, how come all NDE reports are the same?

Let’s compare the described situation to our dreams. Basically, we’re in front of a similar phenomenon, only that it’s not based on the lack of any vital substances. So let’s have a look at the brain.

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Depiction of the human brain

Our brain consists of several parts. Much of the size of the human brain comes from the cerebral cortex, especially the frontal lobes, which are associated with executive functions such as self-controlplanningreasoning, and abstract thought. The human cerebral cortex is a layer of neural tissue that covers the two cerebral hemispheres that make up most of the brain. (Wikipedia) The two hemispheres which have different tasks are interconnected by a small organ called pons (lat. “bridge”).  The pons is part of the brainstem, and in humans and other bipeds lies between the midbrain (above) and the medulla oblongata (below) and in front of the cerebellum. This region of the brainstem includes neural pathways or tracts that conduct signals from the brain down to the cerebellum and medulla, and tracts that carry the sensory signals up into the thalamus. In the research about dreams, scientists have observed that during sleep electric impulses are being fired on the cortex, coming from the area of the pons. They came to the conclusion that the pictures of our dreams are being triggered by the area of the cortex where the impulses arrive. However, the discussion between behaviorists and depth psychologists has never stopped as the depth psychologists sustain that the pictures aren’t created by chance but have something to do with the psychological situation of the dreaming individual. However it is, one thing is for sure: when we sleep, impulses reach the cortex where entire movies are being created, and whether they have a deeper psychological meaning or not, we all know that our all dreams are far from being only slightly similar. Our dreams are as individual as we are. So why should our all brains create the almost identical pictures in a situation when again our brains experience stimulation – in the moments after our clinical death? This seems illogical. A group of doctors has therefore performed an in-depth research on people who were clinically dead and could be reanimated. They came to very different conclusions.

(To be continued: NDE and Afterlife experiments)

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The Universal Law of Harmony: A Scientific Reality

The first, foremost and most important of all of the 20 Universal Laws is the Law of Harmony.

(Message To Eagle). This is also similar to one of the 7 Cosmic Laws of Hermes Trismegistos, called “The Principle of Harmony and Balance”, which states,

‘Harmony is the flow of life. Everything strives for harmony, for balance. The stronger determines the weaker and makes it equal to itself.’

Energy and Vibration

Everything around you is energy, including your thoughts and feelings. For example, empaths can intuitively feel and perceive other people’s emotions and feelings without the other person saying a word. These energies create vibrations that are either harmonious or disharmonious with the Universe and can not only affect you, but the people you come in contact with.

Perhaps this explains why the mainstream media and most governments try to keep us living in a perpetual state of fear? When we live in fear, we can be easily controlled.

Negative Emotions

Negative emotions, such as fear, jealousy and envy, will keep you living in a state of disharmony and create blockages which in turn, will bring repetitive cycles of negative emotions and experiences until you can finally release whatever disharmonious emotion or experience that is attached to you.

For example, when we get angry at someone, it usually isn’t something we personally dislike within that person, but more likely, it is something that we fear within ourselves.

This provides us an OPPORTUNITY to overcome this fear or negative emotion through self-reflection while helping us on our spiritual progressions.

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The full article about this is available on Message To Eagle

Harmonics And The Law Of Harmony and Attraction

written by The Mystica Research Team

April 13, 2014

All 20 Universal Laws are linked to the first law. And for those to which these ideas seem just mere “esoteric stuff” utterly unscientific, we will try to explain how much they’re actually linked to scientific facts and show that maybe the ancients had better knowledge about the construction of this universe because their approach was different and more humble than the approach of modern science.

Most people do not actually understand what “harmony” really is.

It is true that sending love and light into the world around you will bring positive energy back to you and that negative energy will ultimately turn your personal universe towards negativity. This will influence everybody around you and finally build a chain of positive or negative realities of which you are a basic part. But this sounds very much like the Law of Attraction, which is the last of all laws. It seems that the first and the last law are linked in a particular way, as if a circle were closing at this point. Why is this?
There’s in fact a physical law behind what’s called harmony. It is a simple fact and is being used in scientific reality every day. The law refers to any kind of vibration, as harmony actually is something that comes with frequency.

Frequency is the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit time:

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The period is the duration of one cycle in a repeating event, so the period is the reciprocal of the frequency. For example, if a newborn baby’s heart beats at a frequency of 120 times a minute, its period (the interval between beats) is half a second. (Wikipedia).

For periodic waves in nondispersive media (that is, media in which the wave speed is independent of frequency), frequency has an inverse relationship to the wavelength, λ (lambda). Even in dispersive media, the frequency f of a sinusoidal wave is equal to the phase velocity v of the wave divided by the wavelength λ of the wave.

Frequency of waves
In the special case of electromagnetic waves moving through a vacuum, then v = c, where c is the speed of light in a vacuum.

When waves from a monochrome source travel from one medium to another, their frequency remains the same—only their wavelength and speed change.

EXAMPLES

Light
Visible light is an electromagnetic wave, consisting of oscillating electric and magnetic fields traveling through space. The frequency of the wave determines its color: 4×1014 Hz is red light, 8×1014 Hz is violet light, and between these (in the range 4-8×1014 Hz) are all the other colors of the rainbow. An electromagnetic wave can have a frequency less than 4×1014 Hz, but it will be invisible to the human eye; such waves are called infrared (IR) radiation. At even lower frequency, the wave is called a microwave, and at still lower frequencies it is called a radio wave. Likewise, an electromagnetic wave can have a frequency higher than 8×1014 Hz, but it will be invisible to the human eye; such waves are called ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Even higher-frequency waves are called X-rays, and higher still are gamma rays.

All of these waves, from the lowest-frequency radio waves to the highest-frequency gamma rays, are fundamentally the same, and they are all called electromagnetic radiation. They all travel through a vacuum at the same speed (the speed of light), giving them wavelengths inversely proportional to their frequencies. In dispersive media, such as glass, the speed depends somewhat on frequency, so the wavelength is not quite inversely proportional to frequency.

Sound
Sound propagates as mechanical vibration waves of pressure and displacement, in air or other substances. Frequency is the property of sound that most determines pitch.[3]

The frequencies an ear can hear are limited to a specific range of frequencies. The audible frequency range for humans is typically given as being between about 20 Hz and 20,000 Hz (20 kHz), though the high frequency limit usually reduces with age. Other species have different hearing ranges. For example, some dog breeds can perceive vibrations up to 60,000 Hz.[4]

In many media, such as air, the speed of sound is approximately independent of frequency, so the wavelength of the sound waves (distance between repetitions) is approximately inversely proportional to frequency.

Now imagine that what generates the frequency is the chord of a violin.
The frequency of this chord will depend on its length. When you pass the bow on the chord, it will vibrate with the given frequency, let’s say 440 Hertz. This corresponds to the tone A (LA). When you know put your finger on the chord dividing it in two exact halves, it will still give you an A, but now with the double number of events per seconds – 880 Hertz. In musics, the difference between the two tones is called an “octave”: the eigth step of the 8-step-tone-scale. We have now basically created a mathematical relation, the relation of 1:2.
If we change the position of our finger on the chord in a special way, we will get other tones of the same scale. These tones have unavoidably to vibrate in a harmonic relation to our basic tone, otherwise we will produce a concert that everybody runs away from!
This happens because every tone, or every vibration in nature, comes with its proper harmonics. We do not hear these harmonics, but their presence defines our feeling and hearing. We’re unable to listen with pleasure to a piece of music that uses all frequencies, without caring about their harmonics.
The mathematical reality behind these harmonics looks like this: a frequency comes with its harmonics that vibrate in the relation of 1:2 (ocatve), 1:3 (fifth), 1:4 (third)… etc.

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This is true for every single frequency in this universe. From this law depends also what we call “resonance”: only what vibrates in a harmonic way with a given frequency, will resonate with it.

Resonance occurs when a system is able to store and easily transfer energy between two or more different storage modes (such as kinetic energy and potential energy in the case of a pendulum). However, there are some losses from cycle to cycle, called damping. When damping is small, the resonant frequency is approximately equal to the natural frequency of the system, which is a frequency of unforced vibrations. Some systems have multiple, distinct, resonant frequencies. (Wikipedia)

If now we apply this law to every single vibration in the universe, assuming that everything in the universe is bascially vibration, we get a slight understanding of why it could be that our personal attitude, feelings, thoughts and actions actually create the universe around us. The Law of Harmony is probably part of the Law of Creation. It is the perceibavble effect of an underlying logic on which the universe was created.

The Law of Attraction is nothing but the Law of Resonance, which is basically the consequence of the harmony we create.

These are the bases. We have been able to use these facts in science. But until now, we’ve not been able to use them in our real life. We’re still being loaded with negative inputs, and this is where manipulation starts. Consciousness is not dreaming ourselves away after having personally evolved. Consciousness means also understanding the very bases of what creates the world around us. We consider it therefore indispensable to try to make people aware of these basics to show them how important and real their proper attitudes, thoughts and actions are – and how important it is not to get trapped in the web of negative information they’ve been feeding is with for ages.

The 20 Universal Laws

The 20 universal laws cover Karma, reincarnation, vibration, attraction, Soul Evolution and much more. All these laws are covered in Dick Sutphen’s book Lighting the Light Within which was published in 1987.

1. The Universal Law of Harmony
This law supersedes even the fundamental law of Karma, for harmony is the supreme potential of balance. The purpose of Karma is to attain harmony. If you through a rock into a pond you disturb the harmony of the pond, you are the cause, the effect is the splash and the ripples that flows out and back until harmony is restored. Similarly, your disharmonious actions flow out into the Universe and back upon you, lifetime after life time, until eventually your own harmony is restored.

2.The Law of Reincarnation and Karma
Until you have resolved your Karma and fulfilled your Dharma, which are the deeds you must do, you will continue to reincarnate into sequential lifetime upon the earth. Neither God nor the Lords of Karma bestow suffering upon you during these lives, you and you alone decide what you most need to learn and in your earthly sojourns, and for each life experience you seek out other souls, often with shared histories, and always with Karmic configurations matching your needs. Whenever you act with intention you create Karma. Actions are considered to be thoughts, emotions, words and deeds, and the motive, desire and intent behind each. Disharmonious acts must be balanced in the future in this life or in a future lifetime, to have Soul growth.

3. The Universal Law of Wisdom, wisdom erases Karma
If you have the wisdom to learn your lessons through love and wisdom you can mitigate your suffering. Sadly, we seem to learn the fastest through pain, through directly experiencing the consequences of our actions. As an example, you greedily take from others, and instead of learning through wisdom and love that this is wrong, you have to experience from others someone greedily taking from you, whether later in this life or in a future lifetime.
Example: In your last life you were married to a Soul who is your mate today, and whom you cruelly left far another in that previous lifetime. Before you were born into your current life, you agreed to be left by your mate, under similar circumstancesÑthis will allow you to balance your KarmaÑand directly experience the pain of abandonment. If through the wisdom of Master-Life-Awareness it is easier to detach consciously from the relationship with love, you will ease the pain of parting while also passing your own test, and thus absolving Karma and evolving from within.

4.The Universal Law of Grace
Karma can be experienced to the letter of the law or in mercy and grace. In other words if you give love, mercy and grace to others, you will receive the same in return.

5. The Universal Law of Soul Evolution
Everyone on Earth shares the goal of Soul evolution whether they realize it or not. We have reincarnated because we desire to evolve spiritually. By rising above all of our fear based emotions and in so doing learning how to express unconditional love we raise our vibrational rate, and move closer to a state of harmony. Even where it appears that we are not evolving we are in reality making progress. We learn through the pain of our disharmonious acts, which can be viewed as our mistakes or failures. This is the law of Soul evolution.

6. The Universal Law of Bodhisattva
Bodhisattva is a Sanskrit term commonly accepted by most Metaphysical adepts today. It means one who has transcended the need of Earthly incarnations but who has chosen to return to the earth to support others in achieving enlightenment. A Bodhisattva knows he will never really be free until all souls are free. Most serious students of metaphysics have entered the Bodhisattva Development Stage of their evolution.

7.The Universal Law of Vibrational Attainment
The entire Universe operates on the same principle of vibrational energy. When Einstein discovered that “matter is energy” he opened the door to merging science and metaphysics. The scientists have proved that energy cannot die, it can only transform (reincarnate), and, by its very nature, energy must go forward or backwards, it cannot stand still, for to do so is stagnation, resulting in transformation. You are energy. Your skin, which appears solid, is actually trillions of swiftly moving molecules orbiting each other at a specific vibrational rate; a physical life rate you have earned in the past as a result of how harmoniouslyÑor disharmoniously you have lived your past lives and your current life up until this moment in time. When you are harmonious for a lifetime, you will have attained the highest vibrational rateÑthe God level.

8. The Universal Law of Free Will
The law of free will operates in three ways.

1.Although many of the major events in your life are Astrologically predestined, you always have free will to mitigate the impact of the event, or to transcend it entirely. This will result from how you live your life up to the situation you have destined for yourself to experience. If you give grace and mercy to others, are positive, loving, compassionate, and demonstrate by your action that you have learned past lessons, you can minimize disharmonious experiences!

2.As you obtain Master of life awareness and develop conscious detachment, you will be far less affected by worldly events than in the past. A Master of Life enjoys all the warmth and joy that life has to offer, but detaches from the negativity by allowing it to flow through him without affecting him.

3.You always have free will in how you respond to any situation. If you respond with positive emotions, compassion and integrity, you have probably learned your karmic lessons and will not have to experience a similar situation in the future.

9. The Law of One
Every Soul, living and discarnate, is connected at the level of the collective unconscious, deep within the Higher-Self. We are all part of a great energy gestalt called God, and because we are part of God, we are God. It is the goal of the gestalt to move the energy forward, creating more energy. So, in living harmoniously, we each increase our vibrational rate and intensify the vibration of the entire gestalt. When we are disharmonious, we decrease the vibration of the entire gestalt, because we are one, everything you think, say and do, affects every other Soul.

10. The Universal Law of Manifestation
Everything manifest begins as a thought, an idea. Ideas and experiences create beliefs which in turn, create your reality. If you are unhappy with your current reality, you must change your beliefs and your behavior. Beliefs can be changed when you recognize those that are not working for you, and begin programming what will create success and harmony in your life. The unlimited creative power of your mind, through dedication, awareness and training, can be the wisdom to rise above your Karma. Within physical and spiritual laws, you can manifest any reality you desire to experience. In regard to changing your behavior, you must decide which disharmonious behavior you want to eliminate. Then be aware that you don’t have to change how you feel about something to affect it, if you are willing to change what you are doing.

11.The Universal Law of Conscious Detachment
Buddha’s earthly teachings are best summarized with one of his statements, “It is your resistance to what is that causes your suffering.” and by suffering, he meant everything that doesn’t work in your life; relationship problems, loss of loved ones, loneliness, sickness, accidents, guilt, monetary hardship, unfulfilled desires, and so on. When you accept what is, you accept the unalterable realities in your life without resisting them. Some things are facts. They exist, and no matter how much you resist them, there is nothing you are going to be able to do about them. Change what you can change, but have the wisdom to accept unalterable situations as they are, without wasting mental or physical energy attempting to change what you cannot change. Out of acceptance comes involved detachment. The ability to enjoy all the positive aspects of life, but to allow the negative to flow through you with out resistance and without affecting you.

12. The Universal Law of Gratitude
From the perspective of Karma and the Law of One, the more you give, the more you will receive. The more you assist others, the more you will assist yourself. The power of this Law also works in your day-to-day life.

13. The Universal Law of Fellowship
When two or more people of similar vibration are gathered for a shared purpose, their combined energy directed to the attainment of that purpose is doubled, tripled, quadrupled or more. This esoteric awareness has been used by covens, esoteric religions, healing groups, and recently, worldwide meditations for world peace.

14. The Universal Law of Resistance
That which you resist you draw to you, and you will perpetuate its influence upon your life. Resistance is fear, so it is something you need to Karmically resolve. The Law of Resistance assures that you let go of the fear by encountering it until you are forced to deal with it by learning conscious detachment.

15. The Law of Attraction
“Where your attention goes, your energy flows.” You attract what you are and that which you concentrate upon. If you are negative, you draw in and experience negativity. If you are loving, you draw in and experience love. You can attract to you only those qualities you possess. So, if you want peace and harmony in your life, you must become peaceful and harmonious.

16. The Universal Law of Reflection
This Law says that the traits you respond to in others, you recognize in yourself, both positive and negative. It has four primary manifestations:

1.That which you admire in others, you recognize as existing within yourself;
2.That which you resist and react to strongly in others is sure to be found within yourself;
3.That which you resist and react to in others is something which you are afraid exists within you; and,
4.That which you resist in yourself, you will dislike in others.

In other words, you have chosen to incarnate upon the manifest plane to learn to rise above the effect of fear. Those fears will always be reflected in your reactions to others, Thus your goals are very obvious once you recognize how to perceive them. As you let go of the fear, you automatically open to expressing more unconditional love.

17. The Universal Law of Unconditional Love
The expression of unconditional love will eventually result in harmony. Unconditional love is not romantic love. It is the acceptance of others as they are without judgment or expectations. It is total acceptance of others without attempting to change them, except by our own positive example. The law of unconditional love says, “If you go out of your way to express unconditional love, you automatically rise above fear, and, as you transcend your fears, you automatically open to the expression of unconditional love.

18. The Universal Law of Magnetic Affinities
By Astrologically choosing the time and place of your birth, you determine the nature or the effects you will experience in your life. On the other side, before we are born, we make decisions about the lifetime we will be entering into. You chose your parents, other souls to interact with you, and the Astrological configurations of your birth which determine your character, personality, abilities, restrictions, and timing for strengths and weaknesses. If all of this seems too complicated to be real, be aware that you are only using five to ten percent of the capacity of your brain. And the brain-mind researchers say the human brain has 200,000 times the capacity of the greatest computer ever built. Such calculations as I’ve just described would be no problem for such a computer.

19. The Universal Law of Abundance
You have within yourself everything required to make your earthly incarnation a paradise if you choose to accept that which is your divine birth-right. We live in a Universe of abundance, although the majority of those populating our planet appear to view it as a Universe of scarcity.

20. The Universal Law of Divine Order
If you seek to understand the Law of Divine Order, study the natural balance of nature, for it works very much the same way. Everything is as it should be, although mankind (our energy gestalt) is far from experiencing its potential of total harmony. There are no accidents. Your energy, translated into thoughts, words, emotions, and deeds, causes all your experiences. This assures that you always have the learning opportunities you require to resolve your Karma, and, as with you, the collective thoughts, words, emotions, and deeds of mankind create the environment for us all. If enough souls focus their energy upon peace, we will have peace. If the majority of souls are filled with anger, we may all have to experience war. We are all one, and like the many sub-personalities within you, the dominant traits of mankind (the entire gestalt) will emerge to resolve our group Karma.

Source: one mind one energy