When a person makes their transition and passes over, we say they are no longer awake, alive or in being, that is. Depending upon the circumstances of each passing, however, some people commonly cry, “tragedy” or “senseless” or even “unbelievable” it seems. And this is quite understandable, indeed.

Some even think the timeliness of it all is sometimes unfounded. “Not his or her time,” they would remark. “He just reached his goals,” or “his prime” or “she had everything set so well,” or “he had so much to live for,” they proclaim, in earnest.

Some people, if not most, are stunned, or even surprised, unable to reason or to reconcile this apparent dilemma. And yet, they think that they, themselves, are awake, aware or knowing. We propose this discourse here as a suggestion that they are not, per se. For in their resolute place of comfort, they are somewhat awkwardly mistaken. And in their more comfortable clichés, there is an inherent misconception here, from a more metaphysical perspective, that is.

Yet they gather solemnly and display the individual in corpus, only, in a ritual called a “wake.” And during a “wake” they cry and pray in sorrow and reminisce as they search for an answer, an explanation, a reason for it all which would help to make it all make sense.

And all the while, the being is now in spirit, only, and about to awake – or awaken – to a new reality, in a new dimension of existence, unencumbered by the flesh and devoid of the ego mind. A place, or space, rather, where thought immediately becomes manifestation and where nothing in the mind can be masked. An environment where one realizes upon reaching there that it is the life continued, and not ended, yet separated only by density.

So why then do they call it a “wake”? And when they do so, who is it that is awake and who is not? And is it possible that they might awaken to the understanding that it is they who perhaps are not yet “awake”?  If one considers that the moment and the means and the process of the passing is not random, but rather designed and enacted with consent and deliberation, ordained and in perfection of the soul, at some other level, and that there should be a celebration for the life lived and not any mourning for the parting in the form of a “wake,” then the entire idea changes form and takes focus in a different light.

And we propose here that once delivered into the light of the otherside, an awakening occurs which is not contemplated conventionally while a being is “waked” as we know it. And moreover that this awakening, over there, is a universal experience and one which is veiled and not accessible to the conscious mind once the individual re-enters into being in its next incarnation to be.

Yet, while the passing is actually an awakening, itself, it is more a return home to that space between the lives, or lifetimes, where the life process continues in cyclical motion, in returning the spirit back to the physical form in the earth plane, once again.

So the transition, then, is part of a holistic process which is, in the context of a greater reality, the wonder of man’s existence. The awakening is but a moment in the whole, a spoke in the wheel, spinning eternally and with its own inertia and energy.  A perpetual motion.

This is the current of the passing, the trend yet to come in the ‘waking’ of our human counterparts and a new perception to be introduced within our culture in this process of celebrating the few last hours with the corpus before its interment or other means of reduction or disbursement.

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, yet the energy essence of the human consciousness cannot ever be extinguished.

It is for ever ‘awake’.