When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty. ~ John Muir




Many years ago I was a commercial pilot. I’ve always loved flying, and still do.

One of the things I love most about it is that exhilaration I always feel as the plane is rising above the clouds and up into the sky. It’s a thrill like none other I’ve ever experienced.

The initial exhilaration is nearly always followed by a deep sense of peace, with a spectacular view of the clouds and the earth below. Everything looks and feels different. It’s all so beautiful from that high perspective. You never want to go back to earth again. Up there you can see everything with crystal clarity.


What Johnny just described is similar to what many people experience when they make that transition you call death.

When you move out of your apparently  solid physical bodies, you see everything differently.

For one thing, you are no longer seeing with your physical eyes. Your physical eyes are adept at seeing, obviously,  physical reality. The thing is physical reality is not reality. It’s only something you have created through your perceptions. And your perceptions carry the same limitations your physical bodies do.

When you decide to leave your bodies (and you all do make that decision), you see with “new eyes.” You see with the eyes of Spirit. You see as God sees.

Your new “eyes” have a far greater range of “vision” than your physical eyes ever had.

You are rising above the clouds, the clouds of so-called physical reality. In physical reality you see, to borrow some words from your Saint Paul, “through a glass darkly.”

But when you’re rising above the clouds, above the density of physical life, you see clearly. You see the “real” reality that lies beyond your physical reality. It’s a reality many humans only rarely, if at all, can glimpse while in the physical.

But you do not have to wait till you leave your bodies to achieve that glorious, unlimited reality that lies beyond the veil of your earthly vision.

Note:                                                                                                                                                                                               Spirit said they will continue this discussion in another post.


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