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Death is the fear of awakening

  • By Paul West
  • In Awakening, Death, Fear
  • 271 Words
  • 1 minute 21 seconds
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"All forms of sickness, even unto death, are physical expressions of the fear of awakening."
This really is inescapably clear. Jesus is literally saying that PHYSICAL death - of the body - is symptomatic of a FEAR that you have, of waking up.
That means every person who produces a dead body, ONLY does so because they are afraid of waking up. And that includes also all forms of physical sickness.
Which also MUST mean, in order to "approach" waking up, you MUST be moving AWAY from death and sickness, PHYSICALLY, and toward physical health. The physical "expression" HAS to be one of health.
This is a central teaching in the course. Even if the body is not real or is meaningless or whatever other level-confused argument crosses your mind, the fact is while you DO have the body, you cannot be expressing sickness and death through it, or making it sick or dead, otherwise clearly there is something unhealed in your mind. Without your mind using the body for attack, it cannot become sick or dead on its own.
"No one can die unless they choose to do so."
"No-one dies without their own consent."
"A broken body is proof the mind has not been healed."
"The mind, being sane, heals the body."
It's VERY clear. The logic is 100% bulletproof.
Healthy mind, healthy body. Sick mind, sick body.
There is no room in that equation for "I have a healthy mind but my body is sick" or "I have a sick mind but my body is healthy". No exceptions.
If there were an exception, the secret of salvation would not be true, and you'd have no way of leaving the dream.
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