Facebook Question from Oct. 19
The clinging to the familiar like a well worn blanket, causes a rut which limits resources and causes bodily aging. It leaves the body behind. Transcending the limitation of mortality, rejuvenates.
Does that mean we have to “die” to transcend? Or is it just a ‘spiritual’ death so that we may be reborn?
Whether a physical death or a spiritual death, both pertain to transformation not transcendence. In transformation one sheds the old, whether it be your body or a complete set of belief systems.
In transmutation one leverages something from a lower state to higher state through specifically combining certain elements in an alchemical way. For instance, to alchemically change to a higher consciousness certain specific characteristics need to be combined together within your life for this to occur. The November class, “Beyond Mortality, the Alchemy of Eternal Life,” deals very specifically with how to alchemically change.
Transfiguration is a mystical experience in which light is accumulated to the extent that the present form cannot hold it any longer. It then has to move to the next level to accommodate the light that has been amassed.
These previous three stages have been the anatomy of change (as described in my book, Journey to the Heart of God). They move in a spiral ever upwards, but at the same time they follow one another in a very specific order.
Transcendence is something that occurs in the middle of the spiral, the place where movement and linear change stops. Transcendence is change without changing. It comes from the deep power within called, the Inner Sanctum. The Inner Sanctum is accessed by completely relinquishing ourselves to the complete knowingness that we are writing the script.
In simply staying in that awareness that we are the One Life expressing as The Many, we are able, through slight intention to rewrite the play of life. In other words, we can affect the quality of the dream through intention and surrender.
Although intention and surrender seem opposed to one another, they really are not. Surrender accepts the events of life; intention turns them into a beautiful art form. In other words we are not trying to change the steps of the dance, but to help them fly. This is what is meant by transcending.