SPIRITUAL visions are usually the result of long and toilsome discipline, cleaning up one’s mental, emotional, psychological and physical defects.
Krishna urges on his disciple Arjuna to the task, assuring him that “he who conquers himself is greater than the conquerors of worlds.”
But everyone agrees its no easy job. Entrenched habits notoriously put up a fuss when challenged. “If one directs himself to eliminating all old Karma,” wrote Mme. Blavatsky’s colleague W. Q. Judge, “the struggle very often becomes tremendous.”
“The whole load of ancient sin rushes to the front on a man,” Judge warns in Letters That Have Helped Me (p. 20), “and the events succeed each other rapidly.”
Is getting to the bottom things always so difficult? After all, some people experience sudden ‘aha’ moments, intuitive flash awakenings that reveal to them instantly all their karmic threads, and even the future. An profound event like a near-death-experience, can result in immediate self-awakening, even physical healing.
During the natural dying process occult teachings describe a lengthy (twelve hours or more) internal review of the life last lived. Knowledge is also gained during natural sleep, and the ancient Brihad Aranyaka Upanishad warns that a person in a deep sleep state should not be violently disturbed. “Let none awake him that sleeps,” it says:
… for he is hard to heal if the
soul returns not to him.”
Judge confirms that with karmic cleansing “the strain is terrific, and the whole life fabric groans and rocks,” but added: “it is said in the East, you may go through the appointed course in 700 births, in seven years, or in seven minutes.” If so, could enlightenment also occur for a person in the blink of an eye? Many near-death experiencers report that it does.
Dying to Be Me
“In this truly inspirational memoir, Anita Moorjani relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four years, her body-overwhelmed by the malignant cells spreading throughout her system-began shutting down. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience.
“She realized her inherent worth, and the actual cause of her disease. Upon regaining consciousness, Anita found that her condition had improved so rapidly that she was able to be released from the hospital within weeks — without a trace of cancer in her body!”
“Past, present and future! Miserable concepts of the objective phases of the Subjective Whole,” wrote one of the Adept co-authors of Isis Unveiled, and The Secret Doctrine,
“they are about as ill adapted for the purpose as an axe for fine carving.”
Quantum leap hardly begins to adequately measure the inner life of spiritual beings having a human experience, a transcendence that advanced adepts directly understand, because they live it consciously.
Spiritual states of consciousness, quantum states, altered time and space were often hinted at in the writings of H. P. Blavatsky and her Adept Teachers, but few direct examples were offered. The illusion of time, and descriptions of elevated states of consciousness were the most powerful and interesting of these.
Such were confirmed in future years when near-death experiences would be finally acknowledged and studied.
Mme. Blavatsky had asserted (The Secret Doctrine (SD 1:37) that “Time is only an illusion produced by the succession of our states of consciousness as we travel through eternal duration — and it does not exist where no consciousness exists in which the illusion can be produced — but ‘lies asleep.'”
“The sensation we have of the actuality of the division of ‘time’ known as the present,” she explained, “comes from the blurring of that momentary glimpse, or succession of glimpses, of things that our senses give us.”
“Those things pass from the region of ideals which we call the future — to the region of memories that we name the past.”
“The present is only a mathematical line which divides that part of eternal duration which we call the future, from that part which we call the past. Nothing on earth has real duration, for nothing remains without change — or the same — for the billionth part of a second.” (SD 1:37 – TIME AND UNIVERSAL MIND)
Being and Be-ness
We can gain a sense of time and sense merging during ‘aha moments,’ as well at times we feel extreme stress or joy, or through ‘progressive awakenings’ from one state of consciousness, or reality, to another.
Many near-death experiencers attest to having interacted with spiritual beings of love and light on the other side of Earth time and space.
“You must not think that the gods are without employment, declared Synesius, the Greek bishop of Ptolemais.” (See the related post: The Watchers) The teaching is developed by theosophist W. Q. Judge in his article “Cycles,” explaining it was the duty of the ancient gods to watch over humanity.
“For this providence is divine and most ample,” he wrote, “which frequently, through one man, pays attention to and affects countless multitudes of men. For they descend according to orderly periods of time,” [Synesius wrote]
“… for the purpose of imparting a beneficent impulse in the republics of mankind.”
Describing these descending Gods, Synesius continued: “For there is indeed in the terrestrial abode the sacred tribe of heroes who pay attention to mankind, and who are able to give them assistance even in the smallest concerns.”
In her book, “Investigating The Blink Environment,” Natalie Sudman describes her near-death experience, and the spiritual beings she met, which occurred as result of her involvement in a roadside bomb explosion (IED) during the Iraq war.
“An archaeologist who accepted a position managing construction contracts in Iraq, Natalie Sudman tells the story of her encounter with a roadside bomb (IED) and what happened when she left her body and had a near-death experience. In the blink of an eye, Natalie found herself in another dimension, what she calls the Blink Environment.
“Surrounded by thousands of other-worldly beings, she instantly began downloading minutely detailed information to them about events, thoughts, concepts, judgments, projections and connections regarding her physical life so far. Thus begins this fascinating story of spiritual insight and experience that will have you mesmerized by this Defense Of Freedom Medal recipient. This is a video you don’t want to miss.” ~ Bob Olson, Afterlife TV
Natalie Sudman worked as an archeologist in the Great Basin states for sixteen years before accepting a position managing construction contracts in Iraq. After being injured by a roadside bomb (improvised explosive device–IED), Natalie has since retired from government service. She is now enjoying art, writing, and continuing explorations into the non-physical.
“Natalie has been a subject of studies performed by the University of Virginia’s Division of Perceptual Studies, and welcomes invitations to act as a lab rat for any scientific investigation. Describing herself as an open-minded skeptic, Natalie finds that the rigorous methodology of science appeals to her critical mind, while her artistic nature enjoys the expansive freedom of leaving behind the critical mind in frequent forays into the non-physical.
“She maintains that an irreverent sense of humor and a willingness to look foolish are the cornerstones of constructive exploration.
“Raised in Minnesota, Natlie Sudman has lived most of her adult life in eastern Oregon, Montana and South Dakota. She recently moved to southern Arizona. Her artwork is available through Davis & Cline Galleries in Ashland, Oregon, and her hand-made urns are available at Inyan Trace Art Studio.”
~ Bob Olson, Afterlife TV
Click To Purchase Natalie Sudman’s Book: “Application Of Impossible Things — A Near-Death Experience In Iraq”
“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
“Crop Circles? Think they sound bizarre, improbable, otherworldly? Think again, or think anew,” says Suzanne Taylor, a common sense cultural investigator, and thoughtful analyst — “a visionary who goes outside the box of conventional and superficial wisdom to suggest other worlds of possibility,” says a reviewer.