THERE IS NO DEATH, AND I WILL NEVER DIE, FOR I AM SPIRIT
How excellent is thy loving kindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. Psalm 36:7
One of the greatest, if not the greatest delusions that pursue the human mind is the idea of death. Yet, this idea is contrary to all nature and to all reason and logic. It is inconceivable that a just God would create a temporary man to flourish and then wither. If God is an eternal, Creative Presence and Mind, the His creation must be equally eternal. We should constantly deny the possibility of extinction or of a supernatural heaven and hell. God is the life of man, and His idea of life can only include progression, unfoldment and evolution. If the universe is evolving, then we must be evolving also. We are consciousness living in Mind, and our bodies are secondary. At the right time we release our bodies and move on into larger realms of mental experience. All mourning is self-pity, and all belief in death is contrary to God and God’s idea of man.
Mind is an eternal function of the One Mind, God. It never started and it will never stop. I am a spiritual being, born of the Spirit, living as the Spirit, and moving on to larger activities of the Spirit. There is no belief of death in my consciousness. I know that I shall always be an individualized expression of God, forever expanding in wisdom and love. I give thanks for my present world and its vital activities, but I know that I shall always have a similar world with equally similar activities. I have no fear of change, I trust in God, the Good, to move me forward at the right time and in the right way. I greet the future with confidence, and I work this day with joy and freedom.
Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker