The Joy of Life (and Death)

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On the one hand you take life too seriously, and on the other, you do not take playful existence seriously enough. ~ Seth, channeled by Jane Roberts

the joy of life (and death)

Photo copyright © 2016 by Carl and Lorraine Aveni

My spirit guides have often said life should be joyful, every part of it—even the end part, which we call death.

I come from a large Sicilian immigrant family. So we’ve had many funerals over the years. There was one funeral I’ll never forget—my mother’s. There was a funny, joyful side even to her funeral. We all enjoyed a good laugh from that story.

My thoughts about death have evolved over the years. They’ve become more light-hearted, and far less deadly serious (pun intended).

Much of this shift is thanks to our editor and dear friend, Berna Copray. A while back, Berna introduced me to the book series, Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East by Baird T. Spalding.

We’d highly recommend these books if you’re interested in a radically, refreshingly different view of life (and death). Various aspects of this “different view” will, almost certainly, seem beyond belief for some of you reading this.

Among the books’ many teachings and inspiring examples of what life and death were surely meant to be are the following. (These are all exact quotations.)

  • There is no natural law of death or decay for man, except through accident.
  • No inevitable old age process exists within (a human’s) body…
  • Death is then, an avoidable accident.
  • Disease is, above all, dis-ease
  • Senile decay, which is the common experience of man, is but an expression that covers his ignorance of cause, certain disease conditions of mind and body.
  • Even accidents are preventable by appropriate mental attitude.
  • Truly divine Love in demonstration is eternal youth.

P.S. We’ve had personal experiences with these teachings. For us, they have added more joy and fun to our lives, and to our now-outdated ideas about death.


In this beautiful 1-minute video we find some of Baird Spalding’s beautiful and uplifting thoughts and words.

Copyright © 2019 by John Cali and Berna Copray
Edited by Berna Copray

Most of us can find the joy in life, at least occasionally. But have you ever considered what we call disease and death from The Masters’ perspective?

Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below.


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2 Responses

  1. jerry pottle

    Hi John, I can also attest to The Life and Teachings of the Masters of the Far East. It blew me away by showing me how we can manifest in this physical world. I’ve loaned out my books to several people and they all loved them.

    Thanks, John, for sharing your thoughts and love!
    Love to all!

    • John Cali

      Hi Jerry,
      Thanks very much! The Masters are incredible. They show us so clearly the wondrous power we all have when we know we are God.

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