When we die do we suddenly have an all-knowing?
Does our conscious and subconscious become so clear to us that suddenly we understand all and everything that happened to us in this life and it’s purpose?
People say that when you die, your whole life flashes before your eyes. That would be a pretty long ‘flash’ depending on how many years you lived but perhaps what they mean is that suddenly you just have an all encompassing knowing of everything that you did and learnt and felt.
There are just some things in this life that we will never know. Like how a missing bracelet just turns up unexpectedly, or where those socks just vanish to. Or even deeper than that, what is the grand purpose of all life’s encounters?
Perhaps when our physical bodies are no more and we move on to the next chapter, whatever or wherever that may be, we are given these answers?
Or, maybe there are no answers and all that we need to understand is presented to us in this physical life and this physical life only. Maybe we won’t ever receive clarity for our experiences except in this body, in this time.
Those who chose to live a spiritual and conscious life know that there is a ‘portal’ of energy around us all the time that we can tap into. (And no, it’s not the internet- although it does come in handy.) Some call it ‘gut feelings’ others intuition or clairvoyance.
Edgar Cayce was an American psychic who first bought attention to this ‘portal’. While Cayce died in 1945, evidence based records were kept of his ability to answer a variety of questions that helped heal people of medical conditions and guided them through life.
Cayce had the ability to answer a variety of questions by lying down, closing his eyes and folding his hands over his stomach. From this place of relaxation and meditation he said that the could place his mind in contact with all time and space.
He was so in-tune, he could lie down and be provided with the name and location of an individual whom he had not met. He was then able to answer questions about that person’s life with great accuracy.
Cayce also reportedly made journeys to different dimensions and into the afterlife. He stated that his subconscious mind or the soul, would leave his body and explore a dimension where all subconscious minds were connected. In this dimension, all things were possible and everything was known.
One personal encounter he recorded was a visit from the Angel of Death. Cayce recorded that the Angel said to him – “death is not what many seem to think. It’s not the horrible thing which is often pictured. Just a change- just a visit.”
At the Association for Research into Enlightenment you can read more than 14,000 records of Cayce’s readings as well as anecdotal reports from those who visited him for psychic guidance.
Regardless of what you believe when it comes to ‘knowing’ and Cayce’s work, there is something to be said for divine timing.
Perhaps, no matter whether you are ‘dead’ or alive, there is a divine timing and things will be revealed to us, all in good time.
“It might take a year, it might take a day, but what’s meant to be will aways find it’s way”- Unknown