After death – 4 of 5

Sit with this one a while. I am not completely certain it has been 100% correctly translated into English, so it might be a bit confusing. However, if you sit with it, read and re-read it, I think the message becomes clear. In the meantime, as I continue to heal, my studies with Dr. Moody progresses and I feel in time, a beautiful synthesis of these two great minds will constellate into something even finer. In addition to the world of Steiner, be prepared to journey back to the time of the great Greek philosophers as we build our bridge between the so-called dead and the so-called living.

The great Rudolf Steiner Quotes Site

In short, man lives through his experiences once more, but in a spiritual way, going backwards from death to birth.

As I said yesterday, it is a part of this experience to feel that beings whom, for the present, we may call ‘superhuman’, are participating in it. Pressing onwards through these spiritual counterparts of our experiences, we feel as if these spiritual beings were showering down their sympathies and antipathies upon our deeds and thoughts, as we experience them backwards. Thereby we feel what each deed done by us on earth, each thought, feeling, or impulse of will, is worth for purely spiritual existence. In bitter pain we experience the harmfulness of some deed we have done. In burning thirst we experience the passions we have harboured in our soul; and this continues until we have sufficiently realised the worthlessness, for the spiritual world, of harbouring passions and have outgrown…

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OMTimes Radio Interview

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Here is a link to the radio show I did with Allaya Frisch this past Sunday. I really enjoyed talking with her and the time did, as she promised, fly by. However, she is a great supporter of my work and I think it is very likely we’ll get together again to talk more about the Community of Spirits and my work with Dr. Raymond Moody. Be sure to scroll to the bottom where the comments section is. That is where all my contact info is placed. I hope you will share.

Newsflash!

newsboyAs I continue to undergo tests and therapies to bring my health back up to par, I wanted to tell you about two things. First, this Sunday, April 17th at 2pm EST, I will be interviewed by Linda Frisch for OMTimes Radio. We will be talking about the art of death midwifery, the founding of this community, the Community of Spirits and one more very exciting and for me, monumental, occurrence. If the time is not convenient, the show will be taped and archived so you can listen at a time that better suits you. I will provide a link to that when it becomes available.

Now for the second piece of news. I have said many times that I am stepping forward into this place of building a bridge between the so-called living and the so-called dead without having a clear picture of exactly where this is all heading or how it will unfold. Previously I mentioned that by following the nudges from my inner guides and teachers, I was led to take an online course with Dr. Raymond Moody. For those who are not familiar with him, Dr. Moody, with nearly 50 years of experience in the field, is regarded as the grandfather of the modern day near death experience, coining the very term “near death experience.” He is an MD, psychiatrist and has a Ph.D. in Philosophy with a special interest in ancient Greek philosophy, a brilliant teacher and scholar.

I am in the midst of taking his course and know this will become part of the foundation, along with Rudolf Steiner’s work, of the Community of Spirit’s work to come. I am enjoying his course tremendously and have been telling my inner guides that I need to make a connection with this man. I need to make a connection with this man.

And here is the amazement. As my spiritual teacher promises, if one will step forward to be used in service to the Light that one will be provided for sustained and nourished from the inner planes. A few days ago, an opportunity to have a Skype session with Dr. Moody appeared out of virtually nowhere. I jumped at the chance, sending my email with a bit of background on myself and how I felt Dr. Moody’s tutelage would be of inestimable value.

Well…Dr. Moody has agreed to mentor me privately. He will not only take me through this course I am currently taking but far beyond that over the months ahead. His generosity of spirit and passion for teaching overwhelms me and I am still pinching my cheeks to convince myself this is really happening. Our first session together was more than I could ever hope for and that is only the beginning.

What I will learn from Dr. Moody will be a catalyst of discovery for our growing community. I will share with you, as I learn and we will all grow together.

His knowledge of the ancient Greeks, who up until Aristotle knew the Gods, talked with the Gods, will dove tail with Steiner’s belief that consciousness changed during the Greco-Roman period, and our ready access to the spiritual world changed. There is a portal there, one that both Dr. Moody and Steiner will help me find and cross through, bringing back some of the wisdom from the inner planes we so desperately need today.

I am beyond humbled and honored that Dr. Moody as accepted me as his mentee and will strive to be a worthy student. Definitely more to come…

After death – 3 of 5

Really let this sink in, the enormity of what Steiner tells us. Every act, every thought affects the All. Waking or sleeping, it affects the All. Everything we think, feel and do matters to the Universe. Everything matters. Truly though, if you allow yourself to sink down deeply, deep into the most quiet place in your soul, you know this. You already know this. You…remember this. If we would only embrace that understanding, that everything matters, and choose to think, feel and act more consciously, how the worlds might change. This is part of the mission of the Community of Spirits.

The great Rudolf Steiner Quotes Site

Between birth and death we have experienced this or that with this or that person or plant or mountain spring, with all we have approached during life. There is no single experience whose spiritual counterpart is not engraved into the spiritual world in which we are ever present, even while on earth. Every hand-shake we have exchanged has its spiritual counterpart; it is there, inscribed into the spiritual world. Only while we are surveying our life in the first days after death do we have these pictures of our life before us. These conceal, to a certain extent, what we have inscribed into the world through our deeds, thoughts and feelings.

The moment we pass through the gate of death to this other ‘life’, we are at once filled with the content of our life-tableau, i.e. with pictures which extend, in perspective, back to birth and even beyond. But all…

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What’s Happening Now

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I wanted to let you know why the pace of my blog posts may slow for a time. I am dealing with some health issues that require my attention and care. Quite frankly, right now, it makes it difficult for me to write. Things will get better and the pace will pick up but I wanted you to know. What I will do in the meantime is post thoughts of Rudolf Steiner that are meaningful to our exploration of death, life between death and rebirth, our communion with the dead, destiny, karma, etc. I may also post things by others that will inform our work.

From the beginning I stated that I did not have a precise and complete idea of what the foundation of Community of Spirits will be comprised of but certainly Rudolf Steiner’s work is a major part. However, as I continue forward, it also becomes clearer to me that, as in all things, his work must continue to evolve and grow. So I will be following the nudges I get from my inner teachers, seeing where that leads. It also becomes clearer that, although I belong to the Anthroposophical Society, the bulk of the members of the Community of Spirits, both incarnate and discarnate, will not be anthroposophists. It seems that I am to reach out more to those who might never have encountered Rudolf Steiner’s work.

In my blog post titled “The Mission of the Community of Spirits (or What’s it All About Alfie?)” I offered a link to The Raymond Moody Institute. I read Dr. Moody’s books on the near death experience back in the 70s and have always deeply respected his work. Well….I got a nudge to go back and actually explore his site, which I did. He offers a certification course, “Life After Life Studies.” After looking it over, I knew I needed to take it which I am doing now. It is a stunning course and the synchronicity of it is quite beautiful. I will tell you more about it in the future but I believe it will synthesize with Steiner’s work becoming part of the foundation upon which the Community of Spirits is building.

This was surprising to me as I had no idea Dr. Moody’s work would become an essential piece of the Community of Spirits. But then again, I didn’t know any of this was coming, that any of this would be the work of the last part of my life. But as my spiritual teacher continues to assure me, if one is willing to be of service, if one will step forward in the way one can to serve the Light, then that one will be supported on the inner planes, will receive guidance and direction. I choose to step forward, to act as a conduit, and to listen in and up for direction. It is miraculous how it comes, surprisingly and often quite delightfully. Now I must make myself healthy enough to be a vessel for this work.

So with your patience and support, I will post original thoughts as I can but lean heavily for a time on laying out the thoughts of others pertinent to our work together. Thank you for your understanding. Until next time…