Let us not Cling to Mourning
Compiled by Bonnie Mckim 05/13/2002

Here are some positive thoughts for all who see the present world situation and their own as hopeless and chaotic. Let us not cling to mourning,
Do not stand on my grave and weep,
I am not there
I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on the snow,
I am the sunlight opened grain,
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand on my grave and cry
I am not there
I did not die.        Anonymous

It is as clear to me as daylight that life and death are but phases of the same thing,
the reverse and obverse of the same coin. In fact tribulation and death seem to me
to present a phase far richer than happiness or life….Death is as necessary for a
man’s growth as life itself.        Mahatma Gandhi

There are many levels of life which we cannot see and know, yet which certainly
exist. There is a larger world, vast enough to include immortality. Our spiritual
natures belong to the larger world…. If death is apparently an outward fact,
immortality is an inner certainty.        Manly P. Hall

Birth is not the beginning. Death is not the end.         Chuang-tsu

The thought of death leaves me in perfect peace, for I have a firm conviction that our
spirit is a being of indestructible nature; it works on from eternity to eternity; it is like
the sun, which though it seems to set to our mortal eyes, does not really set, but
shines on perpetually.        Goethe

We are not only given the body but we are given the ability to see beyond the body
and to realize that we are not tied to it forever.         Anonymous

Thou causest the wind to blow and the rain to fall. Thou sustainest the living with
loving kindness, and in great mercy callest the departed to everlasting life.
                                                                   Jewish Prayer

The more we know, the more fully we trust, for we shall feel with utter certainty that
we and our dead are alike in the hands of perfect Power and perfect Wisdom
directed by perfect Love.         C.W.Leadbeater

I often think that people we have loved and who have loved us….become a part of
us and we carry them around all the time---whether we see them or not. And in some
ways we are a sum total of those who have loved us and those we have given
ourselves to.        Anonymous

There are only two faces to existence----birth and death----and life survives them.
Just so sunrise and sunset are essentially different; it all depends on whether one is
facing the east or west.        Joy Mills

Remember, then, some of earth, that terrestrial things are of short duration and that
the highest powers are reaped as the grass of the field. If Arcanum XIII should
appear in the prophetic signs of thy horoscope, the dissolution of thy organs will
come sooner than thou expectest. But do not dread it; for death is but the parturition
of another life. The universe reabsorbs without ceasing all which springs from her
bosom that has not spiritualized itself. But the releasing of ourselves from material
instincts by a free and voluntary adhesion of our souls to the laws of universal
movement constitutes in us the creation of a second man, a celestial man, and
begins our immortality.

Hermetic Author Anonymous, From C. C. Zain Sacred Tarot.