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The Birth We Call Death

by Admir Serrano


Before we reincarnated into this physical body to experience life on the Earth plane, we lived in the Spirit World, a non-physical dimension permeating this universe. There we lived among other discarnate spirits—who are part of our spiritual family and friends on the other side of life. Many are still there, and many others followed us to earthly life and became our brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren or other relatives and friends in this life.

When it came time to leave the Spirit World to embark on this earthly journey, we departed that life; we passed away from that world, so to speak. We left our spiritual family and friends behind, as well as the mode of life we were then living. In a sense, we died to that world so that we could be born in this one. But we did not cease to exist! Our spiritual family and friends did not cry our loss because they knew we had only changed one mode of living for another—from the spirit life to the physical life, and that we would one day reunite again.

The spirit body we used to function in the Spirit World was—still is—immortal and imperishable. But the physical body we now have is perishable and mortal. However, we still have an immortal and imperishable spirit body, the same we had before we came to Earth. And this spirit body will survive our physical death and will continue living in the Spirit World afterwards.

And when physical death occurs we will take the journey back home, from whence we all came. Our physical remains will be buried or cremated and our image will disappear from the sight of our loved ones, but we in our spirit body will reappear, once again, to our loved ones who remained in- or returned before us to the Spirit World. People who love us here will be sad for a while, and those who love us on the other side will be happy to have us among them once again. What we must keep in mind is that death never do us part, and we will reunite, either in physical life or in the spiritual one.

We, as immortal spirit that we are, never stop living; we only change modes of living, a time incarnate other discarnate, according to the lessons we need to learn or to teach during physical life. What we call death is actually a birth in reverse. Our body dies and we, in our spirit body, rise out of it, unscathed and with all our mental faculties and identity intact. Our dead body is then laid to rest and our image disappears from the sight of our incarnate fellows; and we, in our spirit body, reappear to the sight of the discarnate ones waiting for us on the other side of life.

The late American author and clergyman Henry van Dyke summarized this rebirth process beautifully in a poem entitled Gone From my Sight,

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to

the morning breeze and starts for the ocean. She is an object of beauty and

strength. I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white

cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then someone at my side says: “There, she is gone!”

“Gone where?”

Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar

as she was when she left my side and she is just as able to bear the load of

living freight to her destined port.

Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when

someone at my side says: “There, she is gone!” There are other eyes watching

her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout: “Here she comes!”

And that is dying.

Admir Serrano is an author, researcher, and lecturer of paranormal phenomena such as out-of-body experiences, near-death experiences, deathbed visions, reincarnation, life after death, and mediumship. He is the author of three books on related topics in his native Portuguese language. He lives in Miami, Florida and is a frequent lecturer in English, Portuguese, and Spanish. His first book in English, The End of Death, will be released in August. Website: www.admirserrano.com


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