MKE Week 20 – Death and Pogo!

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Mandino’s Scroll V foreshadowed my reality. His quote, “I will live this day as if it is my last.”, has taken on new meaning this week.

We returned from our wonderful Getaway cruise on Jan 27th and got back on track with MKE Week 19 on Sunday. After class we went to visit a neighbor, whose husband was placed in hospice a week before.

We were greeted with news that he had passed away about 5 minutes before we got there. We spent time with his wife and another couple from the neighborhood. We took in the inevitable reality. Phil was an amazing man that lived life to the fullest through his 94 years. He had a life, well lived. And now there was a void where he once was.

Last week, on Wednesday at 11:45 p.m. I received a call from a close family friend and client, telling me that my husband’s longtime friend, Gary, had just died. Now Gary was the Best Man in our wedding, and he, like his daughter, was a client. He was my husband’s age. He had worked all day, went to take a brief nap, and never woke up. Now, I am grateful that he passed as he did, quickly, and in his sleep.

I have taken care of his properties here in Florida for over 30 years. He was part of our family. And so, we will be flying to the services next week, to say goodbye.

Traditional Judeo-Christian teaching tells us that when we die, we cross-over to a spiritual life, leaving the corporeal one here. I think we have envisioned it as the next step…a little closer to Divinity.

Throughout this week, Part Twenty introduces a new perspective on the Hereafter. We explore the concept of experiencing divinity proactively, and at will.

Weeks ago, I felt like a Who, the miniscule being that was desperately trying to be heard, by Horton. This week I embarked on connecting with Divinity as a member of the group.

There has always been a perceived separation between the ethereal Divine and us. That separation fostered feelings of inadequacy…and a gap that could not be bridged, until we died. The reality, and the science, tells a very different story.

Inspiration is the art of imbibing, the art of self-realization; the art of adjusting the individual mind to that of the Universal Mind; the art of attaching the proper mechanism to the source of all power; the art of differentiating the formless into form; the art of becoming a channel for the flow of Infinite Wisdom; the art of visualizing perfection; the art of realizing the omnipresence of Omnipotence.

Charles Haanel, The Master Key System, Part 20:15

Inspiration is the art of imbibing, and imbibing means to receive and accept information. Thousands of years of theological teaching have told us that our connection to Divinity occurs when we cross over, not within the confines of our corporeal life.

Most of us have received the information, but have never been taught how to accept, and self-realize the information. With homage to Pogo of the Okefenokee Swamp, “We have met the Divinity and he is us.”

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  • Hi Geri, Thank you for sharing your week. Sorry for your losses, praying for peace. I know your help has brought comfort to your dear friends.

  • So appreciate your heartfelt blog Geri. Our MKE community sends you and your family sincere thoughts of comfort and peace. I am sure your neighbor, along with your dear friend Gary, treasured your friendships. Another reminder for all of us to live in the present and be grateful for each day we are given. Thank you for sharing.

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