©2012, Margot Krikhaar
(translated by Rogier Fentener van Vlissingen)
The world is not left by death but by truth,… (T-3.VII.6:11)
A Course in Miracles teaches that our physical existence is an illusion, and that we are not really in a body. Therefore, in reality nothing happens at all when the body dies. Within our dream existence, however, death is an unknown event that often engenders fear—something we very much like to repress, making it invisible. That is absolutely not warranted. Familiarity with the meaning of “physical death” could be particularly helpful in light of your own death or that of a loved one. In this article, I explore what happens—in a spiritual sense— during the body’s dying process and after its death.