The Amiable Reaper 2
DEATH doesn’t appear to be the ‘Grim Reaper’ that we have been indoctrinated to believe, but rather an ‘Amiable Reaper’. A synopsis of the authors I have researched seem to point to the premise that when we die, if we are greeted by anyone at all, it will be by a loving and affectionate spirit more akin to a guardian angel than some malevolent old entity.
It is possible that it could be one of our loved ones who have previously passed or even our true spiritual self that is waiting there to guide us, but we can be reassured that a skeletal figure carrying a large scythe and clothed in a black cloak with a hood is waiting to escort us to some spiritual halfway house to await judgment is nothing but the work of folklore.
When the myth of the Grim Reaper first appeared, mankind was still lost in the dark ages. We have come a long way since then and yet we continue to hang on to this ancient notion. This belief is perpetuated mainly by religious institutions as a scaremongering tool. “Be good and follow our particular creed or the Grim Reaper will come and damn you to a life in hell” is a mantra sure to ‘keep the flocks in order’ so to speak.
It seems to be only our physical self, not our awareness of self that ceases to exist. When death occurs our spiritual or true self awakens from the dream of the physical world to the reality of an eternal spiritual existence.
Believing we are our ego (habitual mind, body and name) is the cause of our fear of death… for our ego does indeed cease to exist at the end of physical life, but that isn’t who we really are.
Over the next few chapters I will relate to you what other authors have written on the subject of death. We won’t know the truth until we die of course so this is all hypothetical and as such should not be believed, but it is interesting to ponder the question, “What will happen to me after I die?”…
Dan’s Quote: “Death is not the end of your life…
_____________It’s only a doorway to the next level.”