Lesson 1 Page 4 Continued

I speak from experience that separation is an illusion. When death occurs in your plane, in that very moment you still have the power to choose to recognize that something has changed, and to shift your attention to a different faculty that the body could never possibly contain. One in which you perceive and hear and communicate with that spark of divine light, the soul, that seems to have given up the idea of trying to keep a physical form animated.

My experience of this lesson
This quote slammed into me with the force of an asteroid slamming home. It was like my whole way of thinking shifted in the moment I read it. The first thing I noticed is that I really believed in death. I thought I had given up the idea of death, but I see I had not. As long as I believed in death I had to believe in separation. Now all of that was being questioned because Jeshua is telling me that there is no death, just a shift in thinking. I thought about being a body and then I gave up that thought. This is all that death is. In death, I don’t change at all, I just think of something besides animating a body.

Then I realized that when someone else ceases to animate the body, there is no reason I should lose communication with them. We both exist on a level which is not in form so why should I “lose” them because they changed the focus of their attention. Of course to remain in communication with them I would have to shift my attention also. Evidently I do not have to shift it fully. I can still keep this body animated and shift my attention in a way that does not depend on the body for communication.

I would be interested to know how this passage affected others. Does anyone see this differently? What does it mean to you, not just intellectually, but what does it mean in your life? How does it change things for you? It was just such a powerful passage for me that I am interested in your take on it.


All quotes are used by kind permission of the Shanti Christo Foundation. To buy a copy of this profound book visit their website at www.shantichristo.com. I invite your thoughts and comments.

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