Death could make us change our minds about a lot of things. – Unknown
This quote came from Map4Life this morning and it gets me thinking!
I have always thought that most of us are going to be very surprised at what happens when our flesh dies.
Dying really is just a transition into another world, a releasing from this state. And that might even be not quite how it is – our spirits will continue on in much the same way- we will just be more aware of another realm.
I think that’s what ‘dying to self’ is too. i.e. in a very real sense we don’t have to die to experience the other realm, we just have to die to self, subdue the ego, subdue the flesh, lay down limiting beliefs. I have always struggled to understand the need to die to self. But I am now starting to realize that it’s so that we can be more aware, so that we can ‘move/operate’ in spiritual (heavenly) places.
What if our eyes being opened after “the eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil” incident, is what we experience as a person, as a biological being. What we experience with the 5 senses. So the fruit is eaten, the eyes are open, we now see and focus on the 5 sense experience – we struggle to see that we are spiritual beings.
But Jesus died on the cross to restore what went wrong in the garden. So the place, that place, that we are getting back to, here on earth, is before we had to plow the ground, before we had toil in the garden with the sweat of our brow. It’s before we where limited (in most of our understanding) to the 5 senses.
So let’s get back there! The deed is redeemed, we are redeemed, let’s get back to eating from the tree of life!
Which is in essence being spiritual beings here on earth!