Life Beyond Death
“Death is much simpler than birth. Earth is the borning
place for the purpose of individualization.”
-‘The Life Beyond Death’
by Arthur Ford, as told to Jerome Ellison
Angels are present at both our birth and our death. They try to make sure
that we are delivered safely and they are there again at the end, to deliver
us to the next step in our great cosmic adventure.
Igor Tcharchovsky, the Russian midwife and originator of underwater birthing
as it is now practised, has announced that he can feel an angel working
through his fingers as he catches the baby with his hands. Other midwives
that I have spoken to have also confirmed that part of the magic of birth,
from their point of view, is the exquisite sense of the nearness of angels.
Countless, of course, are the anecdotes of the angels’ presence at
the point of death. Many people who have had Near Death Experiences have
returned with accounts of their encounters with angels. Indeed, the first
time that I ever saw them was when I was in the middle of an NDE, and the
event was so powerful that it started me on my life’s interest in
the angelic realms.
If we stop and think for a moment about the vital importance afforded us
by our companion angels, it serves us to realize just how tenderly we are
regarded by our invisible mentors. Realizing this with a full and open heart
aslo goes a long way towards dissolving the perfectly natural fears we all
entertain about the nature of death. Holding firmly to the belief in the
existence of angels can move us away from the isolating terror of extinction.
A life lived with an awareness of the angelic realms will gradually erode
our fears of the unknown and will almost always allow us a joyful death.
A joyful death? Isn’t that going a bit far? And yet if, as Plato suggests,
we are merely sojourners here, surely a life well-lived is the cause of
great celebration. Knowing that the one who has died has passed on to an
even more wonderful adventure can comfort the sense of loss felt by the
Allowing ourselves to be convinced by the prevailing materialistic thinking
about death, which permits no possibility of survival, not only can make
life a thoroughly dismal affair, but has certainly contributed to making
death and dying into the modern nightmare they can so often become. Fear
of the unknown and its ultimate dismissal, has produced a sad dilemma in
the medical community at large. Doctors not only encourage patients to fight
death(as opposed to making friends with it and thus losing the fear), but
they end up by projecting their own fears onto the patients by trying to
keep them alive far beyond the point of natural death. As if life as a vegitable
is in some way preferrable to the release of that soul into a magnificent
All this confusion stems directly from fear. Death is indeed the last taboo.
Lose the fear of death and we are able to move out from under corporate
and nationalistic propaganda. We become free beings again, uninfluenced
by the manipulations of those who seek to control through fear.
Many of those who have had NDEs and other direct confrontations with death
have returned maintaining that their terror of extinction has vanished in
the realization that death holds no finality. These are the extremes of
human experience, however, but there is a perfectly natural way that we
human beings can drop our fears without having to journey quite that far
into the unknown; by acknowledging and believing in angels.
It is the angels, and their insistance that we see ourselves as the citizens
of the Universe that we truly are; it is these sweet spirits who can, by
their mere presence alone, hold promise of the soul’s continuity and
the wonders of a life after death.
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