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Death

Death is a function – a defined process and death is preprogrammed in us.  When it is your time to go – you go!

In one study for example it was found that mortality during or shortly after stay in hospital in patients who had a NDE was significantly higher than in patients who did not report a NDE (13/62 patients [21%] vs 24/282 [9%], p=0—008), and this difference was even more marked in patients who reported a deep experience (10/23 [43%] vs 24/282 [9%], p<0—0001).  So the doctors may bring you back, but if you are destined to die – you die.

At the stage where death is inevitable what is going on is a form of controlled shut down of functions. 

The function of the ‘Will’ very gradually transfers control almost entirely to the  Higher spirit and the person is actually perceiving as the Higher spirit from that point on.  The Perception function and the Perceptions go with the Higher Spirit, but all functions relating to the body are gradually shut down in a controlled way. 

The process of shutdown may be quite gradual with Reason and Memory going first, then the Nervous system and 5 senses and finally the Autonomic system. The last function to be extinguished is the Will itself and the Will does not extinguish itself until metaphorically speaking the Cord has been cut – the person has crossed the Bridge or the Stream or whatever is metaphorically shown as the divide between life and death.

Once the cord has been cut, the function of will shuts itself off.

Death can thus be defined as the  point where the Will ceases to function and thus no more activity of the body occurs.  With the Will goes the Personality.

Although the systems of the body have ceased, the Higher spirit and Perceptions continue to exist.  The Will has in effect transferred conscious control to the Higher spirit.

So although you as a Personality constructed for this life in the physical may go, you as the Higher spirit do not go, you continue.

As the Perceptions go with the Higher Spirit,  the software that controls 'seeing' and 'hearing' has no need to go with the composer because within the spiritual world perception is pure perception unfettered by the software needed to process the input from the 5 senses

Human Emotions stay behind, but the divine emotions suddenly become apparent to the person – they experience – perhaps for the first time what Divine love is.

If you would like to know what happens after death there is a subsection within the overall description 'Why are we here', which deals specifically with this. 

1836 Manual of Medical Jurisprudence and State Medicine pub London - M Ryan
Individuals who are apparently destroyed in a sudden manner, by certain wounds, diseases, or by decapitation, are not really dead, but are only in conditions incompatible with the persistence of life

...... physical life that is.

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