“The only dead people in the Universe are the spiritually dead, those “dead in trespasses and sins” who have not as yet learned to forget or rather to refuse to live in and depend on the relatively dead or inert element of earth instead of that drawn from a higher source. Still the few in the vanguard pressing onward are crying out: “Why, here under our noses is the greatest of all motive powers! Why, human thought is a real element, a real force, darting out like electricity from every man’s or woman’s mind , injuring or relieving, killing or curing, building fortunes or tearing them down, working for good or ill, every moment, night or day, asleep or awake, carving, molding and shaping people’s faces and making them ugly or agreeable.” ~Prentice Mulford
I See Dead People
Whether or not people can actually die depends on how you define life. Mr. Mulford is saying that the apparent death of the physical body is not truly death at all. He says this for two reasons. One, while your overall body may be declared dead by a doctor, there is actually life still in it on the level of molecules and atoms. Those atoms will stay alive and form new life forms after the human body they were part of is gone. Secondly, even if the physical body is completely dead, the spirit and soul are still alive.
Mulford says the secret to eternal life is to refuse to accept that we are nothing more than the elements of the earth. In other words, if we think we are only physical beings, then we will die. If only it were that simple.
What Mulford says is only half of it. We need to not only accept that there is more to us than the physical and mental, we have to awaken and grow our spiritual faculties while we are still alive in physical form. If we wait until the physical body is dead, it will be too late. Continue reading “Eternal Self and Physical Self”