posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 09:46 AM
(My first attempt to post this didn't seem to take. Please excuse if this turns out to be redundant.)
I'm not a fan of Strieber and I believe that the stories that people whom have Near Death Experiences are basically correct as far as typical human
reasoning and reality allows.
We can sort of turn this argument around if we assume that the "light" is a return of our soul, being, consciousness, etc. to some former state that
is, for want of a more definite term and descriptor, Heaven. It is a good place to be, where we come from and where we will be again. But as those
that return from NDE experiences report, it is not to be directly sought, but more or less earned by continuing to live. Incarnated as humans, we
should not be taking the easy way out. And when the enviable time comes to expire, one with some knowledge of this reward system can help pave the
way toward easy access to the light and not get hung up along the way as ghost themselves or hassled by lost, unsettled entities.
Demons and nasty spirits are part of most religions yet their existence and purpose are not really fully addressed as an aspect of this world or some
other place. As religions fall away in these times, we have better insights into these entities thanks to some of the early spiritualists, the works
of Robert Monroe and a growing multitude of people experiment with Ayahuasca, etc. (If you want to argue that these entities positively do not exist,
you have to sufficiently explain why, on the other hand, angels do exist. You can't allow the one without the other.)
Meditation is the answer for us all, but few will heed its call. It's free and quite simple in process but requires some diligence and acceptance of
what presents itself none of which is fiercesome and most of which is insightful to personal character and development. It requires a certain degree
of self-awareness to know that one should get involved in doing it and that self-awareness will blossom such as no other type of self-help book or
procedure can ever provide.
Basically, the situation is simple. We all live in a physical environment with our bodies. If we develop higher states of consciousness or simply
die, we pass into another phase of existence outside the physical realm. If you acknowledge that there is some form of afterlife, then you should not
confine it merely to Heaven and Hell. (At this stage in this discussion perhaps a light [pun not intended] should be dawning in your mind that, "Oh,
the religious concepts taught about Heaven and Hell are nothing more than generalizations about what lays beyond but altered and embellished by
I will add a further point that will not be well received but it comes more readily to the fore each passing day as we stand confused and wondering of
where in the physical world in terms of all aspects of it are we heading and what it means to us personally. In various ways, the comforts of the
materialistic world are being taken away from us based upon the argument that inequalities across the human race are unjust and to bring the unequal
up to par, the wealth of the better off must be shared. But that is just a sham, something that can be understood in physical terms. The real goal
is not and cannot even be considered at this time. It is too unimaginable to the average human at the current state of its perceived reality in this
What is really at play is that we are being driven from our hunger for sating only our physical, materialistic, appetites to a place of refuge within
the mind, to an individual, intensely personal, state of being, in a word, bliss. Forced by physical and psychological pressures, we can connect to
that pinnacle of the meditational experience, the universal consciousness that is available to us one and all, the Oneness. But if I were a betting
man, I would say that 99.9 per cent of humans would chose death (even as it is seen in most cultures today) rather than chose that journey. I think
it not unimaginable for most of humanity as the fate chosen by blind obedience to materialism.
Most readers of this will assume I'm talking about transforming into an extreme of lifestyle that contains nothing more than a bowl for alms/rice
(for someone else to fill), a loincloth and a shady tree. Not exactly. There are many people in the world today that have found a haven in the
ultimate bliss but yet remain with one foot in fairly typical human actions and interactions, surviving, and the better for it. View such a situation
as current religions are viewed. You may go to a place of conventional worship on a designated day of the week to reaffirm you faith but move within
the mainstream of society and culture in other days, carrying your understanding into that world that is alien to pure thought.