Benedict's near-death experience
Mellen-Thomas Benedict is an artist who survived a near-death experience
in 1982. He was dead for over an hour and a half and during that
time, he rose up out of his body and went into the Light. Curious about
the universe, he was taken far into the remote depths of existence, and
even beyond, into the energetic Void of Nothingness behind the Big Bang.
Concerning his nde, Dr. Kenneth Ring has said, "His story is one of
the most remarkable I have encountered in my extensive research on
road to death
I died from terminal cancer. The condition I had was inoperable,
and any kind of chemotherapy they could give me would just have made me
more of a vegetable. I was given six to eight months to live.
I had been an information freak in the 1970's, and I had become
increasingly despondent over the nuclear crisis, the ecology crisis, and
so forth. So, since I did not have a spiritual basis, I
began to believe that nature had made a mistake, and that we were
probably a cancerous organism on the planet. I saw no way that we
could get out from all the problems we had created for ourselves and the
planet. I perceived all humans as cancer, and that is what I got.
That is what killed me. Be careful what your world view is.
It can feed back on you, especially if it is a negative world view.
I had a seriously negative one. That is what led me into my
death. I tried all sorts of alternative healing methods, but
determined that this was really just between me and God. I had
never really faced God before, or even dealt with God. I was not
into any kind of spirituality at the time, but I began a journey into
learning about spirituality and alternative healing. I set out to do all
the reading I could and bone up on the subject, because I did not want
to be surprised on the other side. So I started reading on various
religions and philosophies. They were all very interesting, and
gave hope that there was something on the other side.
On the other
hand, as a self-employed stained-glass artist at the time, I had no
medical insurance whatsoever. So my life savings went overnight in
testing. Then I was facing the medical profession without
any kind of insurance. I did not want to have my family dragged
down financially, so I determined to handle this myself. There was
not constant pain, but there were black-outs. I got so that I
would not dare to drive, and eventually I ended up in hospice care.
I had my own personal hospice caretaker. I was very blessed by
this angel who went through the last part of this with me. I
lasted about eighteen months. I did not want to take a lot of
drugs, since I wanted to be as conscious as possible. Then I
experienced such pain that I had nothing but pain in my consciousness,
luckily only for a few days at a time.
light of God
remember waking up one morning at home about 4:30 am, and I just knew
that this was it. This was the day I was going to die. So I
called a few friends and said goodbye. I woke up my hospice
caretaker and told her. I had a private agreement with her that
she would leave my dead body alone for six hours, since I had read that
all kinds of interesting things happen when you die. I went back
to sleep. The next thing I remember is the beginning of a typical
near-death experience. Suddenly I was fully aware and I was
standing up, but my body was in the bed. There was this darkness
around me. Being out of my body was even more vivid than
ordinary experience. It was so vivid that I could see every room
in the house, I could see the top of the house, I could see around the
house, I could see under the house.
There was this Light shining. I turned toward the Light.
The Light was very similar to what many other people have described in
their near-death experiences. It was so magnificent.
It is tangible; you can feel it. It is alluring; you want to go to
it like you would want to go to your ideal mother's or father's arms.
As I began to move toward the Light, I knew intuitively that if I went
to the Light, I would be dead. So as I was moving toward the
Light I said, "Please wait a minute, just hold on a second here.
I want to think about this; I would like to talk to you before I
go." To my surprise, the entire experience halted at that
point. You are indeed in control of your near-death
experience. You are not on a roller coaster ride. So my
request was honoured and I had some conversations with the Light.
The Light kept changing into different figures, like Jesus, Buddha,
Krishna, mandalas, archetypal images and signs. I asked the Light,
"What is going on here? Please, Light, clarify yourself for
me. I really want to know the reality of the situation."
I cannot really say the exact words, because it was sort of telepathy.
The Light responded. The information transferred to me was that
your beliefs shape the kind of feedback you are getting before the
Light. If you were a Buddhist or Catholic or Fundamentalist, you
get a feedback loop of your own stuff. You have a chance to look
at it and examine it, but most people do not. As the Light
revealed itself to me, I became aware that what I was really seeing was
our Higher Self matrix. The only thing I can tell you is that it
turned into a matrix, a mandala of human souls, and what I saw was that
what we call our Higher Self in each of us is a matrix. It's also
a conduit to the Source; each one of us comes directly, as a direct
experience from the Source. We all have a Higher Self, or an
oversoul part of our being. It revealed itself to me in its truest
energy form. The only way I can really describe it is that the
being of the Higher Self is more like a conduit. It did not look
like that, but it is a direct connection to the Source that each and
every one of us has. We are directly connected to the Source.
So the Light was showing me the Higher Self matrix. And it became
very clear to me that all the Higher Selves are connected as one being,
all humans are connected as one being, we are actually the same being,
different aspects of the same being. It was not committed to
one particular religion. So that is what was being fed back
to me. And I saw this mandala of human souls. It was the
most beautiful thing I have ever seen. I just went into it and, it
was just overwhelming. It was like all the love you've every
wanted, and it was the kind of love that cures, heals, regenerates.
asked the Light to keep explaining, I understood what the Higher Self
matrix is. We have a grid around the planet where all the Higher
Selves are connected. This is like a great company, a next subtle
level of energy around us, the spirit level, you might say. Then,
after a couple of minutes, I asked for more clarification. I
really wanted to know what the universe is about, and I was ready to go
at that time. I said "I am ready, take me." Then
the Light turned into the most beautiful thing that I have ever seen: a
mandala of human souls on this planet. Now I came to this with my
negative view of what has happen on the planet. So as I asked the
light to keep clarifying for me, I saw in this magnificent mandala how
beautiful we all are in our essence, our core. We are the most
beautiful creations. The human soul, the human matrix that we all
make together is absolutely fantastic, elegant, exotic, everything.
I just cannot say enough about how it changed my opinion of human beings
in that instant. I said, "Oh, God, I did not know how
beautiful we are." At any level, high or low, in
whatever shape you are in, you are the most beautiful creation, you are.
I was astonished to find that there was no evil in any soul.
I said "How can this be?" The answer was that no soul
was inherently evil. The terrible things that happened to people
might make them do evil things, but their souls were not evil.
What all people seek, what sustains them, is love, the Light told me.
What distorts people is a lack of love.
revelations coming from the Light seemed to go on and on, then I asked
the Light, "Does this mean that humankind will be saved?"
Then, like a trumpet blast with a shower of spiraling lights, the Great
Light spoke, saying, "Remember this and never forget; you save,
redeem and heal yourself. You always have. You always will.
You were created with the power to do so from before the beginning of
instant I realized even more. I realized that WE HAVE ALREADY BEEN
SAVED, and we saved ourselves because we were designed to self-correct
like the rest of God's universe. This is what the second coming is
about. I thanked the Light of God with all my heart. The
best thing I could come up with was these simple words of totally
appreciation: "Oh dear God, dear Universe, dear Great Self, I
love my Life." The Light seemed to breathe me in even more
deeply. It was as if the Light was completely absorbing me.
The Love Light is, to this day, indescribable. I entered into
another realm, more profound than the last, and became aware of
something more, much more. It was an enormous stream of Light,
vast and full, deep in the Heart of Life. I asked what this was.
Light responded, "This is the RIVER OF LIFE. Drink of this
manna water to your heart's content." So I did. I took
one big drink and then another. To drink of Life Itself! I
was in ecstasy.
the Light said, "You have a desire." The Light knew all
about me, everything past, present and future.
to see the rest of the Universe; beyond our solar system, beyond all
human illusion. The Light then told me that I could go with the
Stream. I did, and was carried through the Light at the end of the
tunnel. I felt and heard a series of very soft sonic booms.
What a rush!
void of nothingness
I seemed to be rocketing away from the planet on this stream of Life.
I saw the earth fly away. The solar system, in all its splendour,
whizzed by and disappeared. At faster than light speed, I flew
through the center of the galaxy, absorbing more knowledge as I went.
I learned that this galaxy, and all of the Universe, is bursting with
many different varieties of LIFE. I saw many worlds.
The good news is that we are not alone in this Universe! As I rode
this stream of consciousness through the center of the galaxy, the
stream was expanding in awesome fractal waves of energy. The super
clusters of galaxies with all their ancient wisdom flew by. At
first I thought I was going somewhere; actually travelling. But
then I realized that, as the stream was expanding, my own consciousness
was also expanding to take in everything in the Universe! All
creation passed by me. It was an unimaginable wonder! I
truly was a Wonder Child; a babe in Wonderland!
seemed as if all the creations in the Universe soared by me and vanished
in a speck of Light. Almost immediately, a second Light appeared.
It came from all sides, and was so different; a Light made up of more
than every frequency in the Universe. I felt and heard several
velvety sonic booms again. My consciousness, or being, was
expanding to interface with the entire Holographic Universe and more.
As I passed into the second Light, the awareness came to me that I had
just transcended the Truth. Those are the best words I have for
it, but I will try to explain. As I passed into the second Light,
I expanded beyond the First Light. I found myself in a profound
stillness, beyond all silence. I could see or perceive FOREVER,
in the Void.
in pre-creation, before the Big Bang. I had crossed over the
beginning of time - the First Word - the First vibration. I was in
the Eye of Creation. I felt as if I was touching the Face of God.
It was not a religious feeling. Simply I was at one with Absolute
Life and Consciousness.
say that I could see or perceive forever, I mean that I could experience
all of creation generating itself. It was without beginning
and without end. That's a mind-expanding thought, isn't it?
Scientists perceive the Big Bang as a single event which created the
Universe. I saw that the Big Bang is only one of an infinite
number of Big Bangs creating Universes endlessly and simultaneously.
The only images that even come close in human terms would be those
created by supercomputers using fractal geometry equations.
ancients knew of this. They said Godhead periodically
created new Universes by breathing out, and de-creating other Universes
by breathing in. These epochs were called Yugas.
Modern science called this the Big Bang. I was in absolute, pure
consciousness. I could see or perceive all the Big Bangs or Yugas
creating and de-creating themselves. Instantly I entered into them
all simultaneously. I saw that each and every little piece of
creation has the power to create. It is very difficult to try to
explain this. I am still speechless about this.
me years after I returned to assimilate any words at all for the Void
experience. I can tell you this now; the Void is less than
nothing, yet more than everything that is! The Void is absolute
zero; chaos forming all possibilities. It is Absolute
Consciousness; much more than even Universal Intelligence.
is the Void? I know. The Void is inside and outside everything.
You, right now even while you live, are always inside and outside the
Void simultaneously. You don't have to go anywhere or die to get
there. The Void is the vacuum or nothingness between all physical
manifestations. The SPACE between atoms and their components.
Modern science has begun to study this space between everything.
They call it Zero-point. Whenever they try to measure it, their
instruments go off the scale, or to infinity, so to speak. They
have no way, as of yet, to measure infinity accurately. There is
more of the zero space in your own body and the Universe than anything
mystics call the Void is not a void. It is so full of energy, a
different kind of energy that has created everything that we are.
Everything since the Big Bang is vibration, from the first Word, which
is the first vibration. The biblical "I am" really has a
question mark after it. "I am - What am I?" So
creation is God exploring God's Self through every way imaginable, in an
ongoing, infinite exploration through every one of us. Through
every piece of hair on your head, through every leaf on every tree,
through every atom, God is exploring God's Self, the great "I
am". I began to see that everything that is, is the Self,
literally, your Self, my Self. Everything is the great Self.
That is why God knows even when a leaf falls. That is possible
because wherever you are is the center of the universe.
Wherever any atom is, that is the center of the universe. There is
God in that, and God in the Void.
was exploring the Void and all the Yugas or creations, I was completely
out of time and space as we know it. In this expanded state, I
discovered that creation is about Absolute Pure Consciousness, or God,
coming into the Experience of Life as we know it. The Void itself
is devoid of experience. It is pre-life, before the first
vibration. Godhead is about more than Life and Death.
Therefore there is even more than Life and Death to experience in the
in the Void and I was aware of everything that had ever been created.
It was like I was looking out of God's eyes. I had become
God. Suddenly I wasn't me anymore. The only thing I can say,
I was looking out of God's eyes. And suddenly I knew why every
atom was, and I could see everything. The interesting point
was that I went into the Void, I came back with this understanding that
God is not there. God is here. That's what it is all about.
So this constant search of the human race to go out and find God ... God
gave everything to us, everything is here - this is where
it's at. And what we are into now is God's exploration of God
through us. People are so busy trying to become God that
they ought to realize that we are already God and God is becoming us.
That's what it is really about.
realized this, I was finished with the Void, and wanted to return to
this creation, or Yuga. It just seemed like the natural thing to
do. Then I suddenly came back through the second Light, or the Big
Bang, hearing several more velvet booms. I rode the stream of
consciousness back through all of creation, and what a ride it was!
The super clusters of galaxies came through me with even more insights.
I passed through the center of our galaxy, which is a black hole.
Black holes are the great processors or recyclers of the Universe.
Do you know what is on the other side of a Black Hole? We are; our
galaxy; which has been reprocessed from another Universe. In its
total energy configuration, the galaxy looked like a fantastic city of
lights. All energy this side of the Big Bang is light. Every
sub-atom, atom, star, planet, even consciousness itself is made of light
and has a frequency and/or particle. Light is living stuff.
Everything is made of light, even stones. So everything is alive.
Everything is made from the Light of God; everything is very
light of love
rode the stream on and on, I could eventually see a huge Light coming.
I knew it was the First Light; the Higher Self Light Matrix of our solar
system. Then the entire solar system appeared in the Light,
accompanied by one of those velvet booms.
that the solar system we live in is our larger, local body. This
is our local body and we are much bigger than we imagine. I saw
that the solar system is our body. I am a part of this, and the
earth is this great created being that we are, and we are the part of it
that knows that it is. But we are only that part of it. We
are not everything, but we are that part of it that knows that it is.
see all the energy that this solar system generates, and it is an
incredible light show! I could hear the Music of the Spheres.
Our solar system, as do all celestial bodies, generates a unique matrix
of light, sound and vibratory energies. Advanced civilizations
from other star systems can spot life as we know it in the universe by
the vibratory or energy matrix imprint. It is child's play.
The earth's Wonder Child (human beings) make an abundance of sound right
now, like children playing in the backyard of the universe.
the stream directly into the center of the Light. I felt embraced
by the Light as it took me in with its breath again, followed by another
soft sonic boom.
in this great Light of Love with the stream of life flowing through me.
I have to say again, it is the most loving, non-judgmental Light.
It is the ideal parent for this Wonder Child.
now?" I wondered.
Light explained to me that there is no death; we are immortal beings.
We have already been alive forever! I realized that we are part of
a natural living system that recycles itself endlessly. I
was never told that I had to come back. I just knew that I would.
It was only natural, from what I had seen.
know how long I was with the Light, in human time. But there came
a moment when I realized that all my questions had been answered and my
return was near. When I say that all my questions were answered on
the other side, I mean to say just that. All my questions have
been answered. Every human has a different life and set of
questions to explore. Some of our questions are Universal,
but each of us is exploring this thing we call Life in our own unique
way. So is every other form of life, from mountains to every leaf
on every tree.
that is very important to the rest of us in this Universe. Because
it all contributes to the Big Picture, the fullness of Life. We
are literally God exploring God's Self in an infinite Dance of Life.
Your uniqueness enhances all of Life.
return to earth
began my return to the life cycle, it never crossed my mind, nor was I
told, that I would return to the same body. It just did not
matter. I had complete trust in the Light and the Life process.
As the stream merged with the great Light, I asked never to forget the
revelations and the feelings of what I had learned on the other side.
was a "Yes". It felt like a kiss to my soul.
was taken back through the Light into the vibratory realm again.
The whole process reversed, with even more information being given to
me. I came back home, and I was given lessons on the mechanics of
reincarnation. I was given answers to all those little questions I
had: "How does this work? How does that
work?" I knew that I would be reincarnated. The earth
is a great processor of energy, and individual consciousness evolves out
of that into each one of us. I thought of myself as a human for
the first time, and I was happy to be that. From what I have seen,
I would be happy to be an atom in this universe. An atom. So
to be the human part of God ... this is the most fantastic blessing.
It is a blessing beyond our wildest estimation of what blessing can be.
For each and every one of us to be the human part of this experience is
awesome, and magnificent. Each and every one of us, no matter
where we are, screwed up or not, is a blessing to the planet, right
where we are.
went through the reincarnation process expecting to be a baby somewhere.
But I was given a lesson on how individual identity and consciousness
evolve. So I reincarnated back into this body. I was so
surprised when I opened my eyes. I do not know why, because I
understood it, but it was still such a surprise to be back in this body,
back in my room with someone looking over me crying her eyes out.
It was my hospice caretaker. She had given up an hour and a half
after finding me dead. She was sure I was dead; all the signs of death
were there - I was getting stiff. We do not know how long I was
dead, but we do know that it was an hour and a half since I was found.
She honoured my wish to have my newly dead body left alone for a few
hours as much as she could. We had an amplified stethoscope and
many ways of checking out the vital functions of the body to see what
was happening. She can verify that I really was dead. It was
not a near-death experience. I experienced death itself for at
least an hour and a half. She found me dead and checked the
stethoscope, blood pressure and heart rate monitor for an hour and a
half. Then I awakened and saw the light outside. I tried to
get up to go to it, but I fell out of the bed. She heard a loud
"clunk", ran in and found me on the floor.
recovered, I was very surprised and yet very awed about what had
happened to me. At first all the memory of the trip that I have
now was not there. I kept slipping out of this world and kept
asking, "Am I alive?" This world seemed more like a
dream than that one. Within three days, I was feeling normal
again, clearer, yet different than I had ever felt in my life. My
memory of the journey came back later. I could see nothing wrong
with any human being I had ever seen. Before that I was really
judgmental. I thought a lot of people were really screwed up, in
fact I thought that everybody was screwed up but me. But I got
clear on all that.
About three months later a friend said I should get tested, so I went
and got the scans and so forth. I really felt good, so I was
afraid of getting bad news. I remember the doctor at the clinic
looking at the before and after scans, saying, "Well, there is
nothing here now." I said, "Really, it must be a
miracle?" He said "No, these things happen, they are
called spontaneous remission." He acted very unimpressed.
But here was a miracle, and I was impressed, even if no one else was.
mystery of life has very little to do with intelligence. The
universe is not an intellectual process at all. The
intellect is helpful; it is brilliant, but right now that is all we
process with, instead of our hearts and the wiser part of ourselves.
center of the earth is this great transmuter of energy, just as you see
in pictures of our earth's magnetic field. That's our cycle,
pulling reincarnated souls back in and through it again. A
sign that you are reaching human level is that you are beginning to
evolve an individual consciousness. The animals have a group soul,
and they reincarnate in group souls. A deer is pretty much going
to be a deer forever. But just being born a human, whether
deformed or genius, shows that you are on the path to developing an
individual consciousness. That is in itself part of the group
consciousness called humanity. I saw that races are personality
clusters. Nations like France, Germany and China each have their
own personality. Cities have personalities, their local group
souls that attract certain people. Families have group souls.
Individual identity is evolving like branches of a fractal; the group
soul explores in our individuality. The different questions that
each of us has are very, very important. This is how Godhead is
exploring God's Self - through you. So ask your questions, do your
searching. You will find your Self and you will find God in that
Self, because it is only the Self.
than that, I began to see that each one of us humans are soul mates.
We are part of the same soul fractaling out in many creative directions,
but still the same. Now I look at every human being that I ever
see, and I see a soul mate, my soul mate, the one I have always been
looking for. Beyond that, the greatest soul mate that you
will ever have is yourself. We are each both male and female.
We experience this in the womb and we experience this in reincarnation
states. If you are looking for that ultimate soul mate outside of
yourself, you may never find it; it is not there. Just as
God is not "there". God is here. Don't look
"out there" for God. Look here for God. Look
through your Self. Start having the greatest love affair you ever
had ... with your Self. You will love everything out of that.
I had a
descent into what you might call Hell, and it was very surprising.
I did not see Satan or evil. My descent into Hell was a descent
into each person's customized human misery, ignorance, and darkness of
not-knowing. It seemed like a miserable eternity. But each
of the millions of souls around me had a little star of light always
available. But no one seemed to pay attention to it. They
were so consumed with their own grief, trauma and misery. But,
after what seemed an eternity, I started calling out to that Light, like
a child calling to a parent for help. Then the Light opened up and
formed a tunnel that came right to me an insulated me from all that fear
and pain. That is what Hell really is. So what we are doing
is learning to hold hands, to come together. The doors of Hell are
open now. We are going to link up, hold hands, and walk out of
Hell together. The Light came to me and turned into a huge golden
angel. I said, "Are you the angel of death?" It
expressed to me that it was my oversoul, my Higher Self matrix, a
super-ancient part of ourselves. Then I was taken to the Light.
our science will quantify spirit. Isn't that going to be
wonderful? We are coming up with devices now that are sensitive to
subtle energy or spirit energy. Physicists use these atomic
colliders to smash atoms to see what they are made of. They have
got it down to quarks and charm, and all that. Well, one day they
are going to come down to the little thing that holds it all together,
and they are going to have to call that ... God. With atomic
colliders they are not only seeing what is in here, but they are
creating particles. Thank God most of them are short-lived
milliseconds and nanoseconds. We are just beginning to understand
that we are creating too, as we go along. As I saw forever, I came
to a realm in which there is a point where we pass all knowledge and
begin creating the next fractal, the next level. We have that
power to create as we explore. And that is God expanding itself
my return I have experienced the Light spontaneously, and I have learned
how to get to that space almost any time in my meditation. Each
one of you can do this. You do not have to die to do this.
It is within your equipment; you are wired for it already. The
body is the most magnificent Light being there is. The body is a
universe of incredible Light. Spirit is not pushing us to
dissolve this body. That is not what is happening. Stop
trying to become God; God is becoming you. Here.
mind is like a child running around the universe, demanding this and
thinking it created the world. But I ask the mind:
"What did your mother have to do with this?" That is the
next level of spiritual awareness. Oh! my mother! All
of a sudden you give up the ego, because you are not the only soul in
my questions to the Light was "What is Heaven?" I was
given a tour of all the heavens that have been created: the
Nirvanas, the Happy Hunting Grounds, all of them. I went through
them. These are thought form creations that we have created.
We don't really go to heaven; we are reprocessed. But whatever we
created, we leave a part of ourselves there. It is real, but it is
not all of the soul.
the Christian Heaven. We expect it to be a beautiful place, and
you stand in front of the throne, worshipping forever. I tried it.
It is boring! This is all we are going to do? It is
childlike. I do not mean to offend anyone. Some heavens are
very interesting, and some are very boring. I found the ancient
ones to be more interesting, like the Native American ones, the Happy
Hunting Grounds. The Egyptians have fantastic ones. It goes
on and on. There are so many of them. In each of them
there is a fractal that is your particular interpretation, unless you
are part of the group soul that believes in only the God of a particular
religion. Then you are very close, in the same ball park
together. But even then, each is a little bit different.
That is a part of yourself that you leave there. Death is
about Life, not about Heaven.
God: "What is the best religion on the planet? Which one is
right?" And Godhead said, with great love: "I
don't care." That was incredible grace. What that meant
was that we are the caring beings here. The Ultimate Godhead of
all the stars tells us: "It does not matter what religion you
are." They come and they go, they change. Buddhism has
not been here forever, Catholicism has not been here forever, and they
are all about to become more enlightened. More light is coming
into all systems now. There is going to be a reformation in
spirituality that is going to be just as dramatic as the Protestant
Reformation. There will be lots of people fighting about it, one
religion against the next, believing that only they are right.
Everyone thinks they own God, the religions and philosophies, especially
the religions, because they form big organizations around the
philosophy. When Godhead said, "I don't care," I
immediately understood that it is for us to care about. It
is important, because we are the caring beings. It matters to us
and that is where it is important. What you have is the energy
equation in spirituality. Ultimate Godhead does not care if
you are Protestant, Buddhist, or whatever. It is all a
blooming facet of the whole. I wish that all religions would
realize it and let each other be. It is not the end of each
religion, but we are talking about the same God. Live and let
live. Each has a different view. And it all adds up to
the big picture; it is all important.
over to the other side with a lot of fears about toxic waste, nuclear
missiles, the population explosion, the rainforest. I came back
loving every single problem. I love nuclear waste. I
love the mushroom cloud; this is the holiest mandala that we have
manifested to date, as an archetype. It, more than any religion or
philosophy on earth, brought us together all of a sudden, to a new level
of consciousness. Knowing that maybe we can blow up the planet
fifty times, or 500 times, we finally realize that maybe we are all here
together now. For a period they had to keep setting off more bombs
to get it in to us. Then we started saying, "we do not need
this any more." Now we are actually in a safer world than we
have ever been in, and it is going to get safer. So I came
back loving toxic waste, because it brought us together. These
things are so big. As Peter Russell might say, these problems are
now "soul size." Do we have soul size answers?
clearing of the rain forest will slow down, and in fifty years there
will be more trees on the planet than in a long time. If you
are into ecology, go for it; you are that part of the system that is
becoming aware. Go for it with all your might, but do not be
depressed. It is part of a larger thing. Earth is in the
process of domesticating itself. It is never again going to be as
wild a place as it once was. There will be great wild places,
reserves where nature thrives. Gardening and reserves will be the
thing in the future. Population increase is getting very close to
the optimal range of energy to cause a shift in consciousness.
That shift in consciousness will change politics, money, energy.
happens when we dream? We are multi-dimensional beings. We
can access that through lucid dreaming. In fact, this universe is
God's dream. One of the things that I saw is that we humans are a
speck on a planet that is a speck in a galaxy that is a speck.
Those are giant systems out there, and we are in sort of an average
system. But human beings are already legendary throughout the
cosmos of consciousness. The little bitty human being of
Earth/Gaia is legendary. One of the things that we are legendary
for is dreaming. We are legendary dreamers. In fact, the
whole cosmos has been looking for the meaning of life, the meaning of it
all. And it was the little dreamer who came up with the best
answer ever. We dreamed it up. So dreams are important.
After dying and coming back, I really respect life and death. In
our DNA experiments we may have opened the door to a great secret.
Soon we will be able to live as long as we want to live in this body.
After living 150 years or so, there will be an intuitive soul sense that
you will want to change channels. Living forever in one body is
not as creative as reincarnation, as transferring energy in this
fantastic vortex of energy that we are in. We are actually
going to see the wisdom of life and death, and enjoy it. As it is
now, we have already been alive forever. This body that you are
in, has been alive forever. It comes from an unending stream of
life, going back to the Big Bang and beyond. This body gives life
to the next life, in dense and subtle energy. This body has
been alive forever already.
Written with Mellen Thomas Benedict
by Patsy Davis