Art of Dying Volume One | Page 11

“ This complete lack of selfknowledge is why there is so much fear in our world today. WILLIAM BUHLMAN Death is not the end. I know this from over 40 years of out-of-body experiences. We are actually at the beginning stages of awakening to our true identity. Evolution has nothing to do with biological change; it is better described as an inner process of awakening consciousness. Because we are immortal, it doesn't matter how long the process of evolution may take. It might take an individual hundreds of lifetimes to become a fully awakened, multi-dimensional being. No one dies! Ever! Death is simply a continuation of life because our entire state of consciousness survives when we die. When we look at the core of insightful religious texts; and the profound spiritual journeys recorded throughout the history of mankind, we discover the experience of transcending the biological body. Revered documents such as Revelations and the Koran offer direct accounts of repeated and extended experiences beyond the body. Why is movement beyond our biological identity so important? In my books I detail multiple benefits, the most important being self-knowledge. Our belief systems confine us in a box of flawed assumptions that distort the perception of who we really are. The average human has no concept where they come from before birth. They have no idea where they are going after death. They have no idea of our purpose for being here. This complete lack of self-knowledge is why there's so much fear in our world today. We keep identifying our biological existence with flags and religions; or with a piece of dirt we live on for a limited time. We're not biological beings. We're not men. Not women. Not fathers or mothers. These are temporary labels that we have given ourselves based on the roles we have chosen for this lifetime. Soul or consciousness has no form. The humanoid framework by which we define consciousness is false. I know from OBE experiences that, as I prolong my experiences, I lose my humanoid form. Keep in mind that people do not naturally aspire toward a more expansive self-concept. It's almost too much for some people to even consider. “Well, if I'm not a human, then what am I?” We do not intuitively suspect that, once we drop all the facades and their attaching limits, we can create our own VOLUME I | 11