“We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness”-Thich Nhat Hanh
I wake this morning- 2 things ringing clear in my head
An unfamiliar word: Zahara
And a complete phrase: ‘Aiming for the one true light’
Googling the first leads me to this beautiful singer from Africa, and her soothing video,’Loliwe’ on You Tube (which has been on replay since my first cup of coffee)
I look up a translation of the lyrics to find an interview with the artist: “the train is pushing/wipe your tears/no matter who your father is/you are not a mistake”
What a lovely surprise, and appropriate beyond belief.
As for the phrase-I also feel it is a message from my friend Roy, telling me he has made his way to a better place. This would not be the first time we have communicated telepathically. Just would be the first time since one of us has passed. But let’s say I am not surprised.
Roy had a death experience once before. 2 1/2 years ago a seizure dropped him like a stone and left him flat lining in a diner. Weeks later he woke in the hospital, with no memory for a while, except that he had died and returned.
He called me later to describe this experience. It was not the tunnely thing they depict on TV. From what I could gather (and words are inadequate) it was like being in outer space, without having a body, but at the same time being connected to the entire universe, and being bathed in unconditional love. It was, of course, beyond my capacity to understand fully-but I tried.
It transformed him noticeably on many levels-he became instantly sober for 2 years straight. Simple things filled him with joy, but he found it difficult to deal with routine tasks after that. He said what he experienced was so profound, that everyday reality was hard to comprehend on some levels.
I had forgotten, till just this moment, what a beautiful a sensation he told me it was. And I need to remember, and to take comfort in it. Because death for me has been the great unknown, the dark scary place from which people never return. And I used to joke with Roy-that he was one of the very few people in the world that actually knew what was waiting for him ‘on the other side’-I mean who is privy to this shit beforehand???NOBODY DUDE! & what amazing fucking knowledge it was to have.
I guess he is just passing some of it along to me this morning.