Cremation vs. Burial
Why would we be talking about such a morbid topic as to whether you should have your body interned in a box upon death, or burned to ash? Because it absolutely matters how we enter this physical plane, how we live while we’re here, and even how we make our exodus into the next realm. Some might be of the opinion that either it doesn’t matter what happens to the body after death because they’re gone anyways. Maybe you feel it’s up to the family to make those decisions and you’re fine either way. Or perhaps, it’s a religious belief that says it’ll make resurrection more complicated if you destroy your physical container. I guess that parts a little confusing to me since complete deterioration and decay of the gross matter is unavoidable even with the most expensive coffin. Anyways…….
Today we’re going to talk about why this is a very big deal esoterically, spiritually, financially, environmentally, and geographically. We’ll be clearing up some misinformation regarding what happens to the spirit upon its transition into the next realm and why it’s crucial to crossover in accordance with the objectives of your infinite consciousness.
If you look back through history, we can see how different cultures throughout the various time periods, would shift from cremation to burial, then back again. Many ancient cultures, including the indigenous, were of the belief that cremation through cleansing by the fire element, was essential for severing ties with the gross matter, thereby freeing the spirit to pass untethered into the next phase, as was taught to them by the “Star People.” This practice was interrupted via Catholic influence after the Romans and has continued to have a strong hold on its followers ever since.
In the days of Egypt, cremation was the day to day practice for the layperson for they had no influence on the continuation of the ruling dynasty. This, however, was absolutely not the practice for pharaohs, priests, and anyone of royal consideration.
Painstaking efforts were made to prepare the bodies for proper burial. The Egyptians spent 70 days preparing the royal corps for burial because the idea was to preserve the body as closely as they could, to resemble the person in his or her alive state. They knew the spirit was attached to the body and their objective was to transfer the consciousness from the dead container, into a new one, whereby continuing the line of secession uninterrupted.
Thoth Hermes Trismegistus, “the trice-greatest” was said to be the God that incarnated 3 times in order to grow in consciousness and pass on His wisdom to those initiates ready for The Secret Teachings of All Ages. An impossible task for just one lifetime.
The ancients not only knew but practiced consciousness transfer or complete freeing of the spirit via burial or cremation. So, let’s get into what happens with each option and why.
Let’s start with the most common practice, especially in the south & amongst certain religious sects: Burial.
Every one of us has a silver life cord that attaches our light body, or spirit, to our gross material body. We are in essence, tethered to our physical body unless otherwise separated.
When our spirit leaves the body via death, the spirit body will remain attached to the gross body and thus required to go through a very slow process of deterioration, just like the physical body, before the spirit can free itself and move on. The deterioration of the life cord can be a much slower process than the decay of the gross body and can take more than a century to complete, even longer. This has more to do with the personality of the individual, the circumstances of the death, and even the family’s relationship to the departed than it does the light body’s ability to eventually severe its own ties from the body. Essentially, this individual becomes a fragmented soul that’s not only tethered to its body but chained to the Earth as well.
How many times have you gone to a funeral and there’s talk about how you can feel the presence of the departed individual? Some people have seen the spirit of the departed at their own funeral. Many people don’t necessarily like going to cemeteries because they can sense the spirits of the departed still hanging around the bodies. Times that feeling by hundreds or even thousands of spirits and it can be unsettling. This is due to the life cord still being intact & holding the spirit to the remains.
The average cost of a burial funeral is now between $7,000.00 & $10,000.00. That’s astronomical and completely ridiculous. I’ve seen so many people suffer financial setbacks due to family members that have passed away without any funeral coverage, leaving that burden to their loved ones. Obviously, you want your loved one to have a peaceful resting place, so they over-extend themselves to provide a beautiful casket, service, and headstone to commemorate the life and death.
Black is the typical grieving color for mourning attire dating back to the Roman Empire. Some may see it as a social faux pas or sign of disrespect to the family if you’re not wearing black.
Believe it or not, this actually makes the grieving process way more labored and heavy on the heart, making an already emotional situation, even harder. Black does not allow for an influx of light and leaving the mood heavier. During these emotional times, try wearing colors such as white, silver, pink, or gold. Even green which is the color of the heart. These lighter colors will encourage a faster frequency of light, thereby aiding in the healing process. (For more information on color therapy, read the post, “Hu(e)Man.” Dating back to the 1500s in France and in Spain, mourners, including the queen, wore white even during their deepest mourning periods.
Remains that are buried, not only tie the spirit to the corps but chains family members to the cemeteries. Families have burial plots dating back generations that keep them tied to the geographic area. There can be a reticence to move because the living “don’t want to leave” their loved ones. (Notice how on some level, we know the spirit is still chained to the body and the essence of the person lingers. Otherwise, people wouldn’t do or say such things.) The living curtails or amends their plans to accommodate the dead. This should not be so.
When the body is encapsulated within the casket, a slow deterioration process begins. The body will release gases and emits a putrid smell. It’s been said, that once you smell death, you can never forget it. This smell might be a repellent to you and me, but to ghost, demons, and other negative entities such as the Djinn, it’s irresistible. In fact, the scent calls to them like an invitation to come and partake of the flesh. They will take advantage of any opportunity to feed off the subtle energies & tissue, even if it’s dead, it’s still more than what they have. This is also one reason why people can feel very uneasy at cemeteries. All manner of ghosts and demons are attempting to feed off the remains.
The decaying corpse is sending a gassy beckon to all those entities who revel in the death process and will use this as a way to hunt for a possible physical host, disguised as a mourner, that just might unknowingly allow the said entity to come within the magnetic field while your defenses are down. They are persistent and opportunistic so beware.
Cremation: The cleansing by fire, what a much simpler process. Until the interference of the Roman Catholic Church, it was the belief that cremation was the means by which the passing was released from not only the physical body but from the Earth itself.
Fire is the destroyer element as well as the cleanser. When the remains are burned, everything, including the DNA is destroyed, thereby eliminating the gross matter from the Earth as well as severing the life cord (spirit) from the body. The process of cremation transmutes the subtle energies from gross matter into that of light. Instead of the life cord going through a slow disintegration process, the life cord is immediately severed, freeing the spirit to go wherever it needs to go. In essence, you are released from temporal bondage since all cords are no more.
The average cost of cremation is roughly $1,500.00 to $4,000.00 so there’s a significant difference in cost.
Although there is a temporary odor to burning flesh, the average burn time for a body is 2 hrs. Ghosts, demons, and other entities may initially be attracted to the scent, but they have nothing to attach themselves to. Since the gross matter is being destroyed, they quickly find out there is nothing there for them and will move on to other more viable host options.
Some may choose to hold onto the ashes, while others will take the remains out to nature & scatter them to the winds or sprinkle them in a body of water. These are all viable options and completely sanitary. In esoteric terms, the balancing of the fire element with the wind, earth, and water is an ancient Hindu practice you can read about in the Vedas.
Action Steps: This is a highly personal decision but a vitally important one. In extenuating circumstances where preservation of forensic material is required, those matters are A typical and should be considered on a case by case basis. For everyday situations, do your own research on how you feel it’s best for your soul’s transition into its next phase. Don’t leave more than what’s necessary for those you leave behind. (And that includes a fragmented soul.)