Death makes me very angry. Premature death makes me angrier still….Death has never made any sense to me. How can a person be there and then just vanish, just not be there? ~ Larry Ellison, Oracle founder

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I found Larry Ellison’s words (above) intriguing, to say the least. But when you think about it, isn’t he just echoing what so many other people say? I know most of you reading this most likely have a different perspective on death. But many side with Ellison.

As far as I know, we’re all going to die some day. Some sooner, some later.

A couple weeks ago, a 9-year-old boy was accidentally shot and killed in Montana, not far from where I live. To all appearances, it was certainly a tragically sad and premature death.

On the other end of the spectrum, Mbah Gotho from Indonesia, is supposedly the oldest person on the planet. He has official documents showing he was born in 1870. That makes him 145 years old. He was recently quoted as saying “What I want is to die.”

Larry Ellison and other wealthy entrepreneurs like him are donating millions of dollars to research on solving the “problem” of death. Among other things, they’re focused on delaying aging, extending the “normal” human lifespan, and even achieving immortality.

Other wealthy folks, like Bill and Melinda Gates, are more focused on improving the quality of life, not extending it forever. Bill once said of the billionaires concentrating on anti-aging and immortality, “It seems pretty egocentric while we still have malaria and TB for rich people to fund things so they can live longer.”

As you might imagine, there are some pretty passionate folks, wealthy or not, on both sides of the issue. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Perhaps neither.

Here are some thoughts from Spirit.

Death is an illusion. It is not real. Only life is real. You are all immortal, eternal.

None of you—not one—came into any of your physical incarnations intending to stay physical forever. That is neither possible nor desirable.

You came here to play, first of all. Those of you reading this—at least many of you—know that. You came to have fun, to be happy, to live joyfully.

Secondly, you came as a “lightworker,” to use a term many of you prefer. What is a lightworker? Obviously, one who brings light. But, more than that, you came at this particular time in human history on your planet to help the “younger” souls among you. These souls are  not, if you will, as evolved as you are.

But at this time in the evolution of you all, it is critical that all of you return to the full awareness of who you are. Which is God. You and God are one. God is immortal. So too are you.

You, the lightworkers, are here primarily to be of service to those souls still struggling to understand what life—human existence—and death—are all about.

Again, none of you came into the physical to stay in the physical forever. Your bodies are illusions anyway. They appear to be real. They appear to have form. But that form must ultimately dissolve and disappear.

When that happens, what do you think remains?

You  remain. Forever.

You cannot die. To defy death is to defy illusion. There is  no death. There is only life.

Take comfort in knowing that. When you do, the peace you’ve been seeking all your life will return. You will know a deep, indescribable joy. You will know the peace that surpasses all understanding.

Go in peace. Be at peace. Be peace.


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In this beautifully touching video, narrated by Eckhart Tolle, he argues that nothing real dies. We truly are immortal.


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