Edgar begins our interview by projecting an image of his death where there were five thoroughly brilliant light Spirit Guides there to greet him as he easily slipped back into the state where breath no longer worries.
“We would realize there is life beyond the river,” he says. Not only is he referring to “beyond the river” as the crossing over at death, but also “the “river” as being the stream of consciousness that separates physical life from Spirit, yet joins the two.
“Life and death are each the trading of one existence for another, therefore there is no such thing as death being the end. There is only life on either side. When one exits the human life there is not a single thought for the emotions or desires that often rule the human. Nor are there thoughts for the possessions left behind, for once you are bathed again in Spirit, it trumps all.
Because it is shown that all five Light Guides welcomed him back into Spirit I ask if he will speak about the actual crossing. With seemingly great thoughtfulness he answers, “When the moment of death arrives, one is drawn back into one’s Spirit immediately, for the human ties to one’s Spirit are the ties that bind and cannot be broken. Every human life ever lived lives on in Spirit’s consciousness. Every life lived is part of one’s soul.
“The freedom one experiences upon death is difficult for many to imagine, but it is this same freedom from the human ties that people facing death often become acquainted with. When death gets close enough, the desire for that freedom helps one to accept their demise.”
Suddenly Edgar’s eyes fill with bright light as he says, “The presence of God in my life was strong and fueled the desire to retreat rather than to charge into life with gusto. I desired the quiet of God rather than the noise of a life of gain. Life is transient at best and what do we take with us at the end?”
He is silent for just a touch before speaking again, “Noise wore me down. Too many people make too much noise clamoring to fill their desires and when they manage to fill them, are they satisfied, or do they move on to more? And the noise of those clamoring for easier lives…is life ever easy?”
Edgars switches subjects and says, “The bonds of Earth are strong and not easily relinquished because the human often fears death, therefore rejects it, desiring to cling to life instead. But there is a God.” He smiles the most beautiful, ethereal smile that causes me to literally melt into it as he repeats, “There is a God. This is the message. There is a God,” he says again musingly.
“Do you wish to define God,” I ask?
“The essence and beauty of God resides in consciousness of love. The Consciousness of God that humans may know resides in love. Because of this love, there is no judgment by or from God as many believe. Neither is there judgment or punishment upon death. There is only love. The acceptance into this love when crossing over is another piece of the desired freedom when facing death. Struggles are left behind in the body because upon entering Spirit, the struggles no longer exist.
“Turning your life over to God is a fruitful way of life. Desire peace because the struggles of the human are numerous, many of them stemming from desires that wage war within. Desire peace. Do not war with the self because it simply creates too much tension. Think peace.
“Think about God, because in the act of thinking lies awareness. That is all you have to do-think about God. Think of God’s pure essence, for it can only bring peace founded in love. Know that each human is Spirit and has a rich life in consciousness. Acceptance, rather than warring, is the best recipe for life.
“Sharing and service were two of my favorite words and actions because they are the words of true Spirit,” Edgar adds. “Whatever I could share and whatever I could do to be of service were two things I learned from my mother.”
I mention all the different visions and versions of God that people have on this earth. He laughs and says, “Yes, and every one of them blessed. There is no right or wrong when it comes to God, for God is all encompassing. Human lives are given as puzzles and mazes. Once born, the quest begins to reach the center and then find the way back home. God gave all the versions of Himself to each for purposes too numerous to count.”
This reminds me that life here on Earth is a jungle and this is simply another piece of that jungle…trying to find our way either in or out of something/anything while always seeking. “There are so few who are truly happy and peaceful on Earth, yes?”
He says it is not a planet of peace; therefore, why expect it?
I laugh and say that is the cosmic joke about life on Earth, so many of us desiring peace, both inside and out.
He explains that goes back to acceptance, accepting the given life and finding peace within it. “Excising tension is the greatest recipe for health and life itself. The more bonds you have, the greater the tension. Acceptance equals fewer bonds (desires), which equals lesser tension, which equals greater health.”
“You were all about health, weren’t you?”
“I was about balance,” he says, “balance promotes peace, which allows the body to relax, which in turn promotes health. Peace and tension cannot live in the same house. Life should be about letting go of tension rather than adding. Those are the words I tried to live by.”
“May I ask you about hell and people’s perceived interpretations of it?”
Edgar’s eyes change, offering even greater depths as he says, “There is no hell. There is only consciousness of Spirit that one returns to. Within this consciousness is the hierarchy of Spirit that conducts each human’s crossing. There is only beauty of Spirit as one returns to the magnificence of one’s own spiritual wholeness. One would understand that a human life is just that, a human inhabited by Spirit. Upon death, the human component is discarded as one returns to only Spirit where wholeness is once again embraced. If we follow that line of thought we would question how someone crossing over might be thrown into a hell or for that matter chastised for the life lived as a human? Spirit understands that the human believes his life to be a foray into the unknown, but Spirit also knows the entire life beforehand and helps to direct it. Life is a play in progress with Spirit as its director. So who is going to be thrown into a hell for doing what they were directed to do? Spirit has complete understanding, while man on earth struggles with perceived ideas. Hell is simply a human ploy to control others through fear,” he adds.
“Could there be a version of hell for those who believe in it?”
He answers, “There is only love and higher Spiritual consciousness in crossing over. Therefore, the human’s Spirit when returned to the whole is not going to require a hell. The human’s childish beliefs are forgotten when returning to higher consciousness because Spirit is fully embraced. Never is the human punished. A return to God is a return to love.”