I noticed fear arising recently in anticipation of an upcoming dental visit. Fear always gets my attention, so I immediately inquired into what the source of the fear was. What I discovered was that under this normal, everyday kind of fear (who doesn’t dread going to the dentist?) was something larger. As I moved into it with curiosity and openness, it revealed itself to be the fear of death. There was a clear intuition that ultimately all fear has it's roots in the fear of death.
I inquired into how to heal this underlying fear and my inner guidance clearly said, “Face it directly”. The invitation was to actually go through the experience of my own death and see where it took me. Suddenly, it was as if I were watching a movie of my own moment of death, followed by a funeral service. I could hear the eulogy and see people mourning. I felt emotions through my being. I can’t fully express how real it felt. There was the sense of the spirit lifting out of the body at death and the body becoming inert and cold. There was also the sorrow of knowing this earthly walk had ended. Yet through it all, there I was, watching. And after the death, I still existed.
This wasn’t a conceptual exercise. I lived the experience, and a deep knowing arose that there really is no death. The body becomes lifeless but the spirit, that which I am, continues. The spirit never was limited to the body so it felt like not much changed in the reality of "me". What I am is deathless, timeless, ageless.
We can access this deathless part of us at any time. It’s always present and aware, in every moment. One way to have a tangible experience of this is through accessing our spiritual body. Here is a guided meditation to assist you with expanding into this greater self: Expanding into Spirit.