My name I Ronnie Figueroa, and I have published a booklet titled LIFE AND DEATH, with the sub title, WE ARE ALL THAT.
It can help us get closer to ourselves and also help us better understand how to help change the world.
In our society we all have been much too conditioned and traumatized by the powers that be, and it is time to tape into
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Life and Death
We are All That
Due to the consistency of what I feel Spirit is directing me toward, I will be writing concepts such as my beliefs, and what I consider to be my knowings. My beliefs are much more open to correction than are my knowings. These are my concepts and feelings, and I, in no way want you to take them as your truth. When there are ideas or concepts I feel are better for all of us, I will attempt to make this as clear as possible.
My beliefs may be true…, or not. Please find yours from within yourself.
I believe that the truer truths will resonate within you individually, as well as all of us as a collective.
I hope that with the support of the words written within these pages you will find your truer answers and your truer selves.
We Must Live Now and Move Forward
From birth to life and maybe before, we are all what life and death comprise of.
As I write I will try to stay away from the mind motivated speculations on the aspects of life and death and instead try to fill these pages with the heart-felt concepts I feel are more real and relevant.
To start with, we are all conditioned to some degree or another to believe what we have been told to believe. Even the ones who consider themselves gurus or enlightened, are conditioned to some degree.
Spirit is all. You can call it God, Divinity, Love. The Universe, The One, Presence, Awareness…or whatever you want.
The name is not as important as the connection we have to IT. The connection to IT, is what we are all about. The connection to IT is what death and life combine into.
We all too often hold on to how much more important this life on earth is, than is death. Some of us out of the fear of death create religious systems to satiate the selfish part of our egos’ need to believe that a life after death is certain. This type of cover up leads to all sorts of false ideas and concepts to suppress the deeper fears we all possess. We rely on hours of chants or prayers, or the promise of Gurus that we will live forever, and it might be true. There may be an afterlife. There may be continuations of living on earth after death. Yet what is out truer motivation? Does it come from the reality we allow ourselves to see from the depth of our being, or are we being motivated by a need to feel safe while here on Earth.?
“Life is Beautiful, Equally as Death is Beautiful.”
Our minds create a gap that tells us, if we focus too much on death we may very well die, so it must be best is to avoid these kinds off thoughts like the plague, by shaking them off, or even more manipulatively we say to ourselves and sometimes others, that we need to practice thinking only positive thoughts and when anything negative enters your mind, return to the positive thoughts. And I believe that in essence this true, but it can also lead us to not letting all thoughts that come into us be looked at in order to process which thoughts are generated from the selfish ego and which thoughts we need to become aware of.
I believe we must learn how to think about and even feel what the experience of death is in order to l truly live. In the book Advice on Dying: And Living a Better Life by The Dali Lama, he says: “It is crucial to be mindful of death -- to contemplate that you will not remain long in this life. If you are not aware of death, you will fail to take advantage of this special human life that you have already attained. It is meaningful since, based on it, important effects can be accomplished.
Analysis of death is not for the sake of becoming fearful but to appreciate this precious lifetime during which you can perform many important practices. Rather than being frightened, you need to reflect that when death comes, you will lose this good opportunity for practice. In this way contemplation of death will bring more energy to your practice.
You need to accept that death comes in the normal course of life.”
The Bible states in the Book of Ecclesiastes, NIV Chapters1-14: “ There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
9 What do workers gain from their toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it.”
And this from the Quran, Sher Ali Translation Chapter Name:Al-Inshiqaq Verse No:19
: “That you shall assuredly pass on from one stage to another,”
Pretty Heavy, Huh? None of it needs to be overwhelming or scary. As we learn to live in Awareness and Presence, with Loving Intention, we see that it all makes sense, and we walk in true acceptance and peace, and we become more and more in harmony with all that life has to offer. The practice is to let our deeper selves come up to the surface in order to accept the reality of our own and everyone else’s death, and not let the selfish ego unconsciously bury this reality within us. Acceptance and Peace will follow as we consistently practice Awareness, and use the simple tools of Looking Deeply Within, and letting ourselves allow ourselves to let all feelings and thoughts, whether what I call our (GOOD, BAD, AND UGLY), rise to the surface, and with the help of Spirit as well as other like-minded people, we can heal our past worldly conditioning and past trauma; which we all have to one degree or another. When more and more of us rise above the conditioned way of feeling and thinking, we will User in what I Call The Collective Shift.