Monday, August 29, 2016

Heavenly Validation: Inspired by a Workshop With Dr. Eben Alexander and Karen Newell at Omega Institute

Dr. Eben Alexander. Photo courtesy of his website.
I read Proof of Heaven, Dr. Eben Alexander's  book about his N.D.E. (near death experience) a few years ago. Usually words come easily to me, but I find it difficult to describe the book's impact, except to say that its truths resonated and its life affirmations elucidating realms in the afterlife comforted me. It was a confirmation of my faith in God, the Spiritual realms of reality, Christ's unconditional love. If that doesn't work for you, then imagine feelings of intense relief and safety, warmth, love, joy and the sense that everything you thought might be good and true and positive, actually is.

Another way to relate it to you is imagine someone of great authority and wisdom comes to you, someone you trust. Imagine they look you in the eyes deeply and with all sincerity they say, "Hey. Everything is OK. All is well. Don't fear anything because ultimately, you are loved, love yourself. There are beautiful unseen forces around you which are holding you up and shepherding you to the next level in your growth spiral. Just because science cannot adequately explain what happens to consciousness, the soul/life cycle doesn't mean you, your being will end just because in materialism, physical bodies grow cold. There is much more to being and it is more incredible than you can possibly imagine."
Karen Newell of Sacred Acoustics. Photo from site.
You already know this. In fact, there have been glimpses of this eternity of infinite spirit throughout your entire life. If you stop to think about it, think about the strange coincidences, the weird happenings, the dreams or intuitions that came true, you will remember. There is something tugging at you. It is drawing you and letting you know...there's more to reality than what your 5 senses apprehend...there is much more and it's great.

So when I had the opportunity to take the workshop with Dr. Eben Alexander and Karen Newel of Sacred Acoustics (there are frequencies of sound that can facilitate your stepping past the veil of materialism) at Omega Institute in upstate NY, I jumped at the chance. This sonnet inspired by their work is something I started in the class and finished when I returned home.

                   Heavenly Validation

The pulsing flames of Light within soul life
Are solid waves of love, health and well being.
Consciousness sublime of pure insight,
Transforms with unconditional love and spiritual seeing.

The material world and all that it imbues
Its social trends, its values we obey,
Our belief in science, empiricism's views,
Occludes our inner sight, our soul, betrays.

The powerful spiritual realms can't be obtained
Through fleshly sight and fleshly ego's pride:
Material things pervert our thoughts and stain
The truth by misdirection's stately lies.

Eternity is real can be embraced,
Within our consciousness through love and grace.