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Death Liberates the Gifts of Grace

Series: 
Gifts for Living
Week: 
4

The Gift of Life: Death & Dying, Life & Living DVD set offers a vision of hope and a view of reality that counter the cultural norms that view death as a tragedy, or the end of living, or an entry into harsh judgment and retribution.  These videos are out-takes from the video series and presented here for your enrichment. A new video will be presented every Monday.

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English Transcript: 

Death is understood as the continuation of the process of purification and the liberating of the gifts of grace rooted in the Divine Indwelling that are constantly available to us but not used because we are in a kind of straight jacket under the influence of our homemade self whose idea of happiness is still highly influenced and stuck in the three emotional programs for happiness that develop as soon as we are born – and perhaps before – namely, the desperate need for survival and security that enables the infant to get through the difficulties of infancy, and the need for affection and respect and esteem, and a certain permission or freedom to experiment and to explore that later develops into issues of power and control.


 

Spanish Transcript: 

La Muerte Libera los Dones de la Gracia

Entendemos la muerte como la continuación del proceso de purificación y la liberación de los dones de la gracia arraigados en la divina morada interior, que están constantemente disponibles, pero que no utilizamos porque estamos en una especie de camisa de fuerza bajo la influencia del yo que nos hemos construido y cuya idea de la felicidad aún se halla muy influida e incluso aprisionada por los tres programas emocionales para la felicidad, que se desarrollan tan pronto nacemos – y tal vez antes- a saber, la necesidad desesperada por la supervivencia y la seguridad que le permite al niño superar las dificultades de la infancia, así como la necesidad de afecto, respeto y estima, y un cierto permiso o libertad para experimentar y explorar lo que más tarde se convertirá en problemas de poder y control.

Category: 
Gift of Life